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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 74 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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Gurgaon, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Cape Town
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Zurich, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

In January 2014 I stayed at this hotel with following the local friend's recommendation as my first stay in Colombo. Then, I've fallen love this hotel, it gave me strike into my taste as I have to admit that I am quite picky person what I can satisfy for my taste. So, I came back three months later with bringing... More

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

I am glad your husband enjoyed his stay as much as you did. looking forward to seeing both of you back someday. More

Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Just as my title says, the food's the best I had while in Colombo but the staff are very pretentious and think they're doing you a favor. Shame as it's a fine little property. The management should make an effort to train up these young men who are fine waiters but their people skills leave much to be desired.

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

Unfortunately we are unable to trace a record of this guest having stayed with us and therefore pin point a particular member of staff who would have dealt with her. I am surprised as our staff are known to be helpful but will definitely look into it. More

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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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