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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two days after arriving at the airport. The bungalow is hidden away down a side street away from the traffic. Its peaceful and tranquil and a good place to recover after a long flight. There's a small mini mart just a few yards down the road in case you've forgotten anything. The room we stayed in was... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend two nights at Havelock Place Bungalow, when we first arrived at Colombo. It was a really nice place with nice rooms and a helpful staff. I was a little outside Colombo City center and it took about half an hour with a tree-wheeler (Tuk Tuk). It was close to a nice coffee house Hansa Coffee :-)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed 6 nights as part of a large family group (15 pax in 6 rooms) and wish we'd had another few days. Shakeela and the team couldn't have done more to make us feel at home. Any help you want just ask and they they will do their best. Yes the place is a bit tired and could do with... More 

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Thank Andrew W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Beautiful peaceful grounds and room - an overall sense of peace and tranquility . The swimming pool was lovely for a little dip. The low points are the food and food service ( waiter would disappear , no cutlery napkins etc) be aware that Colombo is in district 5 and any sights, places to eat require a tuk tuk and... More 

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Thank Leah D
guadalajara
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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Very nice small hotel in Colombo. The food is very nice too. Nice simple modern touches over old building. The staff is very nice. A great place to stay. The breakfast is quite nice. Colombo is not so nice. I recommend maximum one night in the city. This is a good place to be apart from all the new things.

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Thank unomasdelmonton
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I am a regular diner at the HPB and all my friends simply love going there. Yesterday night, I was accompanied by two friends, Maria and Kalpana, who are here for a three-day conference. The food, service and ambiance all proved great. I had taken off my rings, studded with precious Sri Lankan stones, to show my friends. They were... More 

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Thank Dilrukshi2
havelockplacebungalo, Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

What a wonderful review to read and thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.com! Your review has been shared with Achala, Mithun and the rest of the team here, all to their delight. Thank you, as well, for the continued patronage and support, which is immensely important to us. We are absolutely thrilled that you have found a place... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

An enchanting bungalow set in en enchanted garden all feeling as if you were transported back into the 1930's. Congenial host and staff and interesting architectural gem with period style furniture etc. Good food, comfortable room with doors opening onto garden and pools etc. Unfortunate timing by us as local park hosting some sort of festival with awfully loud music... More 

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Thank John B
London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Delightful pied de terre in central Columbo, friendly staff and good room with large bathroom. Ideal for a one night stay before heading inland or to the coast. They also packed us a breakfast to go which was thoughtful as we had to be up early to catch the train to Kandy.

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

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 visit us... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights in Havelock Place in a very comfortable twin room with a large en suite. The beds were lovely and the bathroom facilities were very good-hot water and a strong shower. Breakfast was delicious. We didn't eat dinner there though. On our last morning we had to catch a train at 7am and so requested breakfast packs... More 

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Thank Lucyliz89
havelockplacebungalo, General Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

I was both surprised and disappointed to read your review this morning following your recent stay with us. I can assure you that all of the above are not indicative of our service levels and I know that you will realize this from the previous reviews listed here. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will most certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful and incredibly helpful staff and beautiful location. A really great place to stay. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The food is great as well! The pool is also lovely, small but clean and beautifully maintained.

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Thank Sharika T
havelockplacebungalo, General Manager at The Havelock Place Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 star review. Guest feedback is paramount to ensure the team excels in guest satisfaction all of the time. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of you. We look forward to your return Sharika. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

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