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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
Ranked #14 of 80 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like beautiful peaceful surrounds, stepping back in time and being made to feel very special you will love staying at Havelock Place Bungalow. We stayed with our four daughters a few weeks ago and loved the beautiful old rooms full of lovely antique furniture and high ceilings and the smell of cinnamon all around. Lovely eating breakfast outside... More 

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Kington, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our Holiday tour of Sri Lanka began here, in its perfumed gardens and pools it gives a promise of what the island has to offer. We stayed at more august places but the warmth of the staff shines through together with good food we can recommend it after a long and tiring flight, not to mention the peace it affords... More 

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Beijing Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for those who want a cookie cutter chain hotel stay. If you appreciate a small boutique stay where a lot of thought and detail went into the rooms then you are going to be at the right place. Starting from hiding the TV in an antique cabinet to providing water in a nice carafe with glasses the rooms have... More 

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

What a wonderful review of our hotel, thank you! We are incredibly appreciative of your feedback and thank you for sharing your experience with others. Word of mouth is simply the truest form of referral, and to hear that your stay and food was beyond your expectations is fantastic to hear. We all hope to have the opportunity to welcome... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up to last minute in the car we were anxious : will the hotel be like the City ( busy and unorganized) how to find a charming place in the new district of Colombo 5 ? It was a great surprise when our driver turned left in the small street Havelock place after a gas station. The hotel is a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review following your recent visit and happy to note, that you had an extraordinary stay with us. I am very pleased to read how much the experience exceeded your expectations and how much you enjoyed the atmosphere, the setting and the food. We constantly endeavour to go beyond our guest’s expectations of service and it... More 

Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice accommodation but in my opinion not worth the price tag. It's not luxurious just nice. The house and surrounding garden felt a bit tight and claustrophobic. Breakfasts are excellent though!

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of The Havelock Bungalow. I was sorry to read that you felt our prices were not in line with the local offerings. We do conduct a quarterly price survey against our competitors of the same category and try to keep our prices competitive. I do hope this did not detract... More 

London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in December at the start of our Sri Lankan holiday. On arrival the 'good vibe' was immediately apparent. Welcoming staff got our room ready very quickly (we had arrived very early around 6am to check in after a night flight). Our room was superb - full of charm and atmosphere including an ingenious al-fresco... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your lovely review following your recent visit. It is delightful to know that you had a pleasant stay and that you found the decor to be tasteful and the food delicious, this feedback is most appreciated. It is always pleasing to receive such kind comments as yours. We constantly endeavour to go beyond our guest’s expectations... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had booked into this hotel for the last two nights of our Christmas break in Sri Lanka. We had had to pay in full for our stay in advance which we thought was a bit suspicious but went ahead in good faith despite the not inconsiderable cost for three rooms.. The bungalow was run down and not very clean.... More 

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

I am sorry you were disappointed with your stay at The Bungalow. Firstly, charging in full upfront is a standard practice in many hotels world wide. Since we have only seven rooms no shows and change of plans can result in us losing so we had to adopt this policy to minimise our loss. Most of our rooms have both... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had a wonderful time at havelock, the people are just amazing,from the owner to the waiters. The food is the best in colombo. A special thanks to Vanessa and shakeela,havelock bungalow is very lucky to have these two ladies.

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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, especially the service from our team here who were able to help with organizing your stay to be a memorable one. Our very best wishes to Vanessa and the kids. I very much looked forward to welcoming you here... More 

Twizel, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I loved this place! Nestled and quiet, just off a busy road it does feel like a little haven of greenery and tranquility. The decor is cool and unpretentious with a brilliant courtyard for breakfast or evening dining. Having a small number of rooms enables the whole experience to be personal and Vanessa was brilliant at recommending places to go... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your lovely review following your recent visit. It is delightful to know that you had a pleasant stay and that you found the decor to be tasteful and the food delicious, this feedback is most appreciated. It is always pleasing to receive such kind comments as yours. We constantly endeavour to go beyond our guest’s expectations... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In an unassuming location, as soon as you step inside the Havelock Place Bungalow you feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We only stayed 2 nights but would have happily stayed longer. The breakfast was delicious and the decor was simple and charming. There is a small pool which we sadly couldn't use as our... 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. I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

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Additional Information about The Havelock Place Bungalow

Address: 6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Havelock Place Bungalow Hotel Colombo

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