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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 #15 of 80 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Twizel, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I recently spent 6 nights at Havelock and it's hard to say what impressed us most, we had the most wonderful time. The staff were so respectful of our privacy but still very personable and friendly. They couldn't have been more helpful, especially Vanessa who went out of her way to make things as easy as possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Tastefully decorated rooms, wonderful breakfeast fresh and homemade; a nice little pool to cool down after a hot day and before having dinner in the garden restaurant. Worth every Rupie, for us - and we travel a lot - a perfect place, Wehre you feel at home.

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Shanghai, China
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you like glitzy marble clad shiny international hotels then the Haverlock may not be the place for you. But - you if you want Authentic, sophisticated Colombo, a touch of colonial but no slavish pastiche - this could be the place for you. Oh and also the food is just wonderful. I really am hesitant to write this review... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Havelock place is a really great 'mid-range' option for Colombo. It's a charming guesthouse with clean and comfortable rooms. As the previous reviews it feels like a little oasis and the pool was lovely to swim in. The breakfast was lovely but you can probably do better to eat out for dinner. The location is a little random but we... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed in Havelock Place Bungalow for 1 night on our way back from Kandy, before we left to Hikkaduwa. The booking experience was v.nice, especially with Vanessa, who was accommodative about our changes in the plans. She gave excellent suggestions on travel options to Kandy by Expo Rail. Apart from that, the property itself is charming, with a lot... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had hoped I would not have to write this review but Havelock insisted in taking US $326 to honor their no refund policy. In February, my wife and I planned a trip to Sri Lanka and we booked 2 nights at Havelock upon arrival into Columbo. While transiting through Bangkok, my wife's insulin pump failed and we ended up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The hotel is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. The food is ambitious and the menu looks fantastic but the quality doesn't live up to the expectations (mediocre quality of ingredients and poor result). For this reason, it's absolutely overpriced for the quality it delivers, at the same price you can have great food in Colombo (they should either hire... More 

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

I am sorry you did not enjoy the meal and I am surprised as we have many people coming from out to our restaurant.We regret that as a matter of policy we do not offer the next days breakfast on the previous day to guests who arrive way before the check in time (which is made known to guests when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Having stayed at some larger hotels in Colombo city, this small home from home was far more pleasant and better value. A little off the beaten track but tuk tuk taxis are everywhere. Colonial style and grand rooms with friendly staff

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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): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Havelock Place Bungalow Hotel Colombo

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