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Bandarawela Hotel

No. 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Bandarawella Hotel last Noember and again this month. I was there 3 nights and the place amazes me. So relaxing !Being owned by one of the travel companies,it gets it's share of tour buses,but this does not detract from the individual attention given to all guests.The food choices are a bit limited,but the quality of food and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky that my GPS insisted that the hotel was very close as I would never have guess that said was up on a “private road”. And let me say that the room I had was very much below my normal standard and not worth the money paid. But it is a very old and very nice hotel. The... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for your review with regards to your stayed at Bandarawela Hotel and your time spent to post same. We also wish to acknowledge with great gratitude for appreciating our food and hospitality. We will convey your sentiments to our staff members who lived up to your expectations. Thankyou for staying... More 

Canton china
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice colonial style hotel, room with an old English style, beds and mattress quite old, service very efficient , and maybe the best in town !!!! Because Bandarawela is the door to go to Lipton's seat and to see the tea plantations, but if you are not really interested on the tea plantation , no need to pass by. The... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and pleased to learn that you liked our hotel. We have taken note of your concerns with regard to a few beds and mattresses in our room and this matter will very soon be addressed. We... More 

Jakarta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- The hotel is a very nice colonial setting - Rooms are quite spacious - One minute from the train station. . The train from Bandarawela to Badulla is spectacular. - Appreciated half board in the room rate Phone and Tv a bit old dated. Internet good.

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We thank you for your review of Bandarawela Hotel and of course sharing your experience of your train journey to Badulla. We also wish to thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Senani Perera More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming throwback to a more genteel age. How dare reviewers suggest it needs updating - they miss the point completely. The staff here are excellent and do the hotel great credit. Enjoyed the food and the general ambience of the dining room, and absolutely LOVED the bar! The hotel is clean and very well-preserved, and is a must-stay if... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We express our heartfelt thanks for your review and your time spared to post same. We are glad that you have enjoyed our food and hospitality. We also take note with great gratitude your appreciation of the hotel's ambience and recommending our hotel as a 'must stay' place to the travelers. We... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stayed here on Valentines night and were lucky enough to be upgraded to the Presidential Suite. This was very spacious with a lounge area (with fresh flowers), a very large bedroom and huge bathroom including a 6 foot long bath. The style of the hotel has been preserved with original features and memorabilia. It smells of beeswax, lovely! There... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We wish to express our fondest thanks for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and your time spent to post same. We are glad that you have enjoyed our hospitality and services. Many thanks for your special comments on our Presidential Suite which has left significant history behind. It... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
56 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I am writing this on the cool & peaceful veranda overlooking a small garden in this charming hotel. Full on colonial hotel with lovely mementos and photos from a bygone era- our two days here have been wonderful. Staff are unpretentious but charming and the hotel is spotlessly clean and everything you would expect from an old colonial hotel -... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We acknowledge with many thanks for sharing your experience of Bandarawela Hotel and your time spared to post same. Your comments are indeed inspiring. We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed our hospitality and services and wish to also thank you for appreciating the unique tranquility that our hotel has... More 

Hyderabad, India
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343 reviews 343 reviews
9 hotel reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Bandarawela Hotel is a Heritage Hotel and we enjoyed our stay to the maximum. Though our stay in the Hotel was for a night, we cherished our stay. This hotel exists since 1893 and continues to keep the Charm with the old design Cots, switches etc and we loved to see them all. It was fantastic to stay here An... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We thank you for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and your time spared to post same. We take special note of your concern to describe so much of Bandarawela Hotel and your emphasis to acknowledge the colonial artifacts which contribute to its aura that has been preserved since... More 

Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Bandarawela hotel has always been a favourite! I remember it from whenever I can remember! Probably from 55 years ago and it hasn't changed much! That is a huge compliment! It has kept its colonial charm and is a very special place to visit! If you're visiting Sri Lanka and touring, you should seriously consider a night here! Wonderful... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Our sincere thanks for your review and sharing your experience of Bandarawela Hotel and your time spared for same. It is truly inspiring. We are glad that you have enjoyed our hospitality and we acknowledge with great gratitude for appreciating the hotels Colonial tranquility that has been preserved since the early British... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

we stayed at this hotel for just one night in November 2014, arriving after a morning walk on Horton Plain where we were soaked to the skin, followed by a train journey to Banderawela. We were tired and cold when we arrived and the sight of a big roll top bath made our day. The room and decor are dated,... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We thank your for your review of Bandarawela Hotel and your time spared to post same. Whilst we are glad that you liked our food and comforts, we have taken note of your concerns on our breakfast. Our breakfast menu or the buffet covers a wide range of western and eastern food.... More 

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