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The Havelock Place Bungalow

6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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The Havelock Place Bungalow
Ranked #14 of 75 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An oasis, literally, from the hectic pace of the Colombo streets. Rooms are quiet and cool; we had an outdoor bathroom with a view straight into the crown of a palm tree! All meals are taken in a shaded courtyard in the front garden - food quality is excellent and setting a suitable accompaniment. Pool is just big enough to... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for a total of 3 nights at Havelock Place. It is an oasis amongst the busyness of Colombo, a home away from home, not a hotel. We dined here on one occasion and the food was fantastic, whether you go for the Sri Lankan or 'western' fare. Same goes for breakfast. Wished we could have stayed longer. The... More

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Gurgaon, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Havelock Place Bungalow was suggested by a friend and I stayed there on a business trip recently. As with the typical high standard of Sri Lankan hospitality, the Bungalow does not disappoint at all. It is not a full service hotel and therefore, one should not expect too much in terms of room service or concierge. What you get is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one night in November 2013 as the hotel we initially booked was being utilised for the CHOGM. It was surprising to see this pretty little green space very close to a dusty and very busy main road. There wasn't much to see around the hotel if you fancy a walk, however, the hotel grounds are... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This charming hotel is a tranquil escape from the hubbub of Columbo city centre. The rooms are traditional and bathrooms modern and connected through wonderful courtyards and water pools. Friendly helpful staff and generous home-feel cooked breakfast complete the hospitality.

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I spent four nights on a business trip in April-May 2014 in this nice old house. Rooms are simple, but very charming and clean. The small hotel in a quite garden has everything you need and more: a good restaurant, a friendly and helpful staff and a fancy pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed in Colombo for a week in May 2014, and enjoyed our time at the Havelock Place Bungalow enormously. It's a small oasis in the bustling city: central yet quiet, green and calm. Clean rooms, good beds with firm mattresses, fantastic breakfasts (also true for lunch and dinner), reliable internet, lovely service. Much better than a large hotel!

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

Thank you for taking the time off to review our property It is always a pleasure to me and my staff to have a satisfied guest. Hope we see you back at The Bungalow someday. More

Brad, Romania
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
44 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Pros - Colonial bungalow, lots of green spaces, understated elegant décor. Cons - Shoddy service, my server could hardly comprehend English, very cantankerous Manager---the lady had oodles of attitude and very short on patience--needs to brush up on her people skills--had a go at her staff in our presence and was very rude --also short on patience while responding to... More

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

I am sorry you were unhappy with your visit to the restaurant.I will look into this.As for the reference to the panty liner this is the first time we have had a complaint of this nature and it is hard to believe as first I wonder how it got there and it would have been picked up as it is... More

jakarta
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A quite place to write and reflect on ones journey, plan and meet friends. In a central location, quite and reflective. A place where I can listen to the birds singing and write. I can sit in the pool to cool off, I don't have to put the air conditioning on if I open the window and watch the happening... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here after arriving in Sri Lanka, it was like a little oasis, so pretty and very quiet and relaxing. We stayed in room 5 with the outside bathroom, which was beautiful. Ate in the restraint in the evening, food was really good. Staff all very helpful, will be back next time we are in Colombo.

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Address: 6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Havelock Place Bungalow Hotel Colombo

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