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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 86 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Margherita2012-08 Milan, Italy
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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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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the first two nights of our honeymoon at Havelock. What a great decision. It's a calm and beautiful little oasis that combines luxury with great authentic character. The staff couldn't have been more lovely, and the food was just terrific - we even came back for dinner on our way back to the airport two weeks later. Strongly... More 

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

Thank you for taking your time to write this lovely review! We are elated that we were able to help make the first stop of your honeymoon a memorable one. The team is pleased to know that the service, ambiance and dining experience are so well appreciated. We, the staff at The Havelock Place Bungalow, try to give our guests... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a one night stay here after a late arrival in Colombo, before setting off for Galle and I actually wish we could have stayed for longer! This historical "bungalow" has beautiful interiors, super heritage furnishings (including a lovely high and very comfy bed ta reminded me of my grandparents' old bed!), attentive and polite staff and a lovely... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are very happy to know that your stay at The Havelock Bungalow ticked all the right boxes and that you liked the design and concept of our hotel. We are also thrilled that you enjoyed the breakfast experience. The team tries to make every guest feel as relaxed and pampered as possible and they truly appreciate your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Havelock Bungalow for 2 nights in early March. I would recommend it - good value for money (especially given the amazing breakfast menu). The surrounds including the sitting room, attached cafe/restaurant, garden and pool give the place a lovely atmosphere. The room and bathroom were relatively spacious and extremely keen. The staff were warm and helpful... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this great review of your stay at The Havelock Place Bungalow! The staff are extremely happy to know that they were able to make your stay a memorable one. The team tries to make every guest feel as relaxed and pampered as possible and they truly appreciate your kind praise of their efforts! We are... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had night here on arriving in Colombo, welcomed. Great room! Nothing was too difficult. Highly Recommend. I had morning in Colombo and was given great advice as to what to do. pool was lovely too. will be back

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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 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a frequent traveler to bustling Colombo, I have found this little boutique hotel a quiet oasis. The owner operators are a friendly, accommodating pair of sisters who cater to your requests. Although only a few rooms, each is meticulousy clean and cozy with comfortable beds. The pool is more small but you can enjoy a swim to cool down... 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! I hope we have done enough to tempt you back and to keep us as your place to stay. Please let me know when you book next, we will make it a special point of ensuring you are well looked after. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Lovely rooms with antique furniture and an open area at the back of every room for some fresh air and light. The staff is extremely helpful and the owner is very friendly and a great guide. Not to forget the lovely breakfast, especially the Sri Lankan option. Last but not the least, the hotel restaurant serves some very interesting ice... More 

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

Dear Nina, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent stay with us at The Havelock Bungalow! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the service you received. Whilst we have a truly beautiful hotel to look after the most important aspect is the service we provide to our guests. Please do come and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My husband and I spent three nights here at the end of our two weeks trip. The perfect treat after travelling on a budget. This lovely intimate boutique hotel is calm, clean, friendly and charming. An oasis of peace in a nice neighborhood of Colombo. I loved everything about it, the spacious rooms tastefully decorated, the leafy garden, the refreshing... More 

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

Dear Elisabetta, Thank you very much for taking time to write such a glowing review; it truly is a pleasure to receive such feedback. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of you. We hope to welcome you back! Best wishes, Shakeela More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I stayed at Havelock Place on my first night in Sri Lanka, and after a very long journey from the UK, what a delightful place to arrive. The manager was so helpful, showing us to get breakfast before our room was made up ready. The cafe / restaurant has a beautiful, secluded and shaded garden full of colourful flowers and... More 

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

Dear Kate, We are glad to know that the start of your trip to Sri Lanka began with 'Exceptional' service in our Bungalow! We do hope the rest of your trip was also well enjoyed and memorable. We are glad that you were able to experience a bit of what Sri Lanka has to offer, and hopefully this was the... More 

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