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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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Alicante, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Dutch Alps
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what our grandparents must have experienced (or even their parents), a hotel entirely with the atmosphere of say 80 years ago. Everything here is old, but in the good sense of the word. The lounge and bar give you the impression the colonials must have had. An old fireplace, couches and comfy seats are the scene in the... More 

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alicante, spain
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place. The hotel is a hundred of meters or so from the very untouristy centre of Bandarawela, and about sixty years away. The exterior oozes colonial elegance, and inside is just the same- you step into another era. Room are old-fashioned, but very comfortable (the bathrooms are throwbacks to the 1950s, but none the worse for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It was a great pleasure to check in to Bandarawela hotel after staying few days in Nuwara Eliya. Walking distance from the heart of Bandarawela city makes its very convenient. Room environment is very pleasant and old style of bathroom and furniture make the stay more unique. Garden area is well maintained with lot of flowering plants which reminds typical... 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 heartiest thanks for sharing your experience of your stay at Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments have been inspiring. Whilst we are delighted to learn that you have enjoyed our food and hospitality we acknowledge with great gratitude for appreciating the hotel's unique aura that has been preserved since... More 

Colombo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Bandarawela is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday in Sri Lanka due to the pleasing climate not moving towards extremes of warmness or coldness. What better venue than Bandarawela Hotel to make your holiday even more worthwhile? The colonial touch adds to the artistry, charm and style that the hotel displays. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff... 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 heartiest thanks for your review and your experience of your stay at Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments have inspired us. We also acknowledge with great gratitude for have appreciated our services and the unique architecture of this colonial edifice that has been preserved since the early British days. We will... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Here I'm visiting this hotel for the second time after about 13 or 15 years.nothing has been changed. still the same colonial hotel. I like the concept. but need to improve the bathrooms in existing concept. staff is very friendly. food is ok. The location is very convenient coz it is in the middle of the town.They must replace the... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, Greeting from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for sharing your experience following your visit to Bandrawela Hotel. We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed our food and hospitality and acknowledge with great gratitude of your 2nd visit to our hotel. Your concerns with regard to our washrooms will be given our serious attention for rectification.... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To walk into this hotel is to take a step back in time. It still maintains its' colonial heritage, and proudly at that. It is conveniently located in the Bandarawela town, just two minutes walk from the town center. The hotel has been the same in quality of service and food each of the 4 times we stayed here. The... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Greeting from Bandarawela Hotel ! We wish to convey our sincere thanks to you for sharing your experience of your stay at our hotel and your valuable time spared to post your comments on the Trip Adviser. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our food and hospitality. We also acknowledge with great gratitude your appreciation... More 

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our stay at 'one of the oldest colonial hotels' was highly worth for what we spent. The staff was very friendly, kind and helpful. GM goes to each and every table during lunch/dinner and speaks to guests. Its a home away from home. Very clean rooms, toilet/washrooms are upgraded to higher standard. Food was so tasty & clean. An enjoyable... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, Greeting from Bandarawela Hotel ! We wish to convey our fondest thanks to you and your valuable time spared to post your comments following your stay at our hotel. We are inspired with it. We were indeed delighted to have welcomed you once again to our hotel and are truly happy to hear that you have enjoyed... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed at this Hotel on a tour and it was an enjoyable on the basis that it is a step back in time to the colonial error and should be appreciated for what it is. Therefore the rooms aren't that modern and there is a large old bath (with shower) while the washbasin is outside near the bed area. Have... More 

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Dear Valued Guest, Greeting from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for sharing your experience following your visit to Bandarawela Hotel. Whilst we are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed our food and hospitality we acknowledge with many thanks your appreciation of our hotel's Colonial ambiance that has been preserved since the early years of the previous century. We look... 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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