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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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The Havelock Place Bungalow
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Ranked #9 of 86 Colombo B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small boutique hotel is in a quiet area in the south of Colombo, an easy TUKTUK ride away from the center, and it has a really nice feeling to it. Welcoming and hospitality are really warm, and the hotel gives you the sensation of being into your own house. Didn't try the restaurant but apparently italian risotto is amazing!;-)... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Havelock Place Bungalow for your Colombo stay! I am pleased that we more than met your expectations and it was a pleasure to welcome you and we look forward to seeing you again soon we hope. I do hope that you will return and when you do perhaps you will be able to dine in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at Havelock Place Bungalow and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is cosy and intimate. Our room was clean and the bed was very comfy. The hotel is very tastefully furnished. The pool was clean and a lovely place to cool down.The staff were fabulous, especially the lovely manager. She was so helpful, particularly on our... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review; it truly is a pleasure to read it. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of you. The staff at The Havelock Place Bungalow, try to give our guests the best and make them feel at home in every possible way.... More 

Oxted
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Havelock bungalow on our first and last night. It is a lovely, small hotel in a nice district of Colombo. It isnt "sleek" - the bath was slightly battered and stained (not dirty I should stress), there were marks on the wall but, to us, it truly made up for it in charm. There is lots... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased to hear that we lived up to your expectations on this occasion and we hope we can exceed them next time! Our dedicated staff prides themselves on going above and beyond for our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon to Sri Lanka. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just wrapped up 3 weeks in Sri Lanka and putting down our reviews, we come back to Havelock as one of the sweetest and intimate places we have stayed in. It is one of the few small boutique places we discovered in SL that were of a good standard and reflected the history in this place. The rooms were... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so pleased to hear that we lived up to your expectations on this occasion and we hope we can exceed them next time! Our dedicated staff prides themselves on going above and beyond for our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon to Sri Lanka. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I really enjoyed there is this warm at home feeling when you arrive! The house is amazing and fully furnished with an elegant vintage style. The owner is so sweet and helping and the rest of the staff is super efficient with a bright smile (our friend was sick and they did agree with our unusual requests). The location... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

I am delighted to read your review of The Havelock Place Bungalow and to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. As a boutique hotel, we take great pride in our personal and warm service and we try to make every guest feel as relaxed and pampered as possible – your feedback is most appreciated. Perrine, we hope to welcome... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here at the beginning and end of a fortnight in Sri Lanka. It is a real oasis, the food is excellent, and sitting in the garden eating dinner after a quick swim was a very pleasant way to end a day in Colombo. The staff were also very friendly and helpful arranging transport to/from the airport and elsewhere... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

I am delighted to read your review of The Havelock Place Bungalow and to hear how much you enjoyed the experience – your feedback is most appreciated. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of you. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best wishes, Shakeela More 

Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to book Room No.1, a suite with a big king size bed and a separate lounge/office space with door straight on to pool. Very relaxed, good location (although a little south of fort area), good for heading south and not too far from airport.. Shakeela and her team took good care of us. Not 5 star,... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review of your stay at The Havelock Place Bungalow! The team tries to make every guest feel as relaxed and pampered as possible and they truly appreciate your kind praise of their efforts! I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed in this hotel for one night only but as soon as we arrived we would have loved to spend more time there. The atmosfere is charming and elegant with a very chic colonial taste. The staff is super profetional and helpful and extremely kind.

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

I am delighted to read your review of The Havelock Place Bungalow and to hear how much you enjoyed the experience – your feedback is most appreciated. I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

Amman, Jordan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed in this place for two nights in April 2015 and immediately loved it. You won't be able to tell from the road but once you walk through the main gate you are in a peaceful oasis, perfect for relaxing and regenerating. The service was incredibly friendly, professional, and helpful. The food was outstanding and there is a charming... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a sensational review! It truly is a pleasure to receive such feedback. I am sure many first time visitors to Colombo will find this more than helpful. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of you. We are also happy to note that you enjoyed the breakfast experience in... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

One can be quite sceptical of reviews but I have to say that Havelock Place Bungalow lived up to all the wonderful reviews it has. We arrived at 6am in the morning and the manager was kind enough to let us rest in the homely drawing room until our room was ready. Luckily we got it at 9.30am despite check... More 

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havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor and we're delighted to note that our level of service did not disappoint you. We strive to offer the best service to our guests and it is reassuring to know that we are continuing to do so. We all look forward to having you back at the Bungalow again soon! Please do... More 

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