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Bandarawela Hotel

2.5 of 5 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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Fleet, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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150 reviews 150 reviews
54 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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334 reviews 334 reviews
8 hotel reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

When my girlfriend and I arrived to Bandarawela Hotel (after a crazy tuktuk ride from Hatton) it was raining heavily. The hotel did not give a great first impression with multiple leaks and many water pits inside. The staff tried to dry up the leakage, but there was no disguising that the hotel needs an upgrade. Another thing that disappointed... 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 your review of Bandarawela Hotel and your time spared to post same. It was disappointing to note of your tedious three wheeler journey from Haputale to Bandarawela amidst mist and heavy rains and your experiences encountered that have lead to displease you with your stay at our hotel.... More 

Mt Eliza, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice old hotel which has a lot of history and charm. We visited during the staff Christmas party and it was great to see the staff celebrating with their families. The local food was excellent yet the western food was average. The location is nice and close to the center of town. Would stay here again.

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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 glad that you have enjoyed our food & hospitality. We are also pleased to know that your arrival had coincided with our staff family get-together which our management hosts in appreciation of their hard work and commitment made during the year. Whilst... More 

Alicante, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We recently stayed in the hotel for two nights and it is great value for money. The hotel is an old colonial hotel so don’t go there expecting all the latest technology and gadgets. It is old fashioned and that is its charm. The bedroom had wonderful high ceilings with a ceiling fan which is more than enough in this... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We are pleased to read your appreciative review of Bandarawela Hotel and wish to convery are sincere thanks for your valuable time spend to post same. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Whilst we also thank you for your patronage of Bandarawela Hotel, we eagerly look forward... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What a great Hotel !! Built I think in 1893 or thereabouts. Absolutely full of charm. My bedroom (Room 204 ) had about 20ft (6mt) ceilings,a huge bed with mosquito net,a little room off to the side which might have originally been for servants, Bathroom had claw foot bath. But this is the real deal,not some hotel that has been... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We sincerely extend our fondest thanks for your review of Bandarawela Hotel and your precious time spared to post same. We appreciate with great gratitude for acknowledging our food and services and your comments have been inspiring. We will convey your sentiments to all our staff members who lived up to your... More 

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Address: No. 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Bandarawela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bandarawela Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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