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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Close to a busy and convenient road but you do not hear anything from the Havelock place. The colonial houses are gorgeous with antique details, the air is scented with cinnamon, the garden is dreamy, the food from breakfast to dinner is top notch. Above all, the staff are lovely, knowledgeable and baby friendly. We prefer to stay in small... More 

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Wiveliscombe, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Colombo has the usual assortment of standard hotels but this place stands out as an oasis of green and calm. It is just off a main road but feels a long way from the hustle of the city. Staff are friendly and welcoming. The a la carte dinner menu stood out: a small range of personalised main courses and mouth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop in Sri Lanka and it was a great way to start our holiday, how lucky we were to have stayed in such a lovely hotel. There is a very authentic feel throughout the hotel, with basic comfortable rooms and in a beautiful setting. The pool was a very relaxing way to cool down and relax... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the great things about this place is the setting. The natural greenery of the location combined with the traditional old home design gives an amazingly relaxed feeling. For dinner the tables outside are the best with a great ambiance and open environment (if you don't mind the occasional ehela flower petals falling on you that is 😊). The... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at the Havalock for one night before heading to our family trip. After a long flight, the Havalock was such a treat! Wonderful host and staff, beautiful swimming pool and old charm rooms. The girls loved it, they felt like little princes in a fairytale. The food was excellent too! Shakeela gave us some great tips! Thank you!

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Havelock Place Bungalow was our last stop on our journey around Sri Lanka. We booked it from back home and did not expect it to be so AMAZING!!! We arrived by tuk tuk from Galle fort train station (quite far away) to this hidden gem in the heart of the city! Staff were dressed so smartly, so friendly and owners... More 

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Dublin
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights here in late July 2015 and very much enjoyed it. The staff were friendly, the room was big and very clean and the small pool was very refreshing. Great food and very nice, quiet area. Only drawback was the cost of laundry but we didn't ask prices before we asked for it all to be washed... More 

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

Dear Mark, I am delighted to read your review of The Havelock Place Bungalow and to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. As a boutique hotel, we take great pride in our personal and warm service and we try to make every guest feel as relaxed and pampered as possible – your feedback is most appreciated. The priced charged... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent home-made ice creams, extensive food menu, friendly staff and nice ambiance. These are some of my memories of the Bungalow. The rooms still have feel from the past, old fashioned switches and at the same time all modern amenities.

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

Dear Farhat, Thank you for your lovely review of The Havelock Place Bungalow! We are so pleased to hear that we lived up to your expectations on this occasion and we hope we can exceed them next time! Our dedicated staff prides themselves on going above and beyond for our guests. We hope to welcome you back soon to Sri... More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming bungalow in a delightul lush green setting with 7 rooms and each one decorated differently. Due to my late reservation we had to move rooms twice and so experienced the room with an open to air bathroom ( Room 5 ) and one with a 4 poster bed ( Room 7 ). Each room is a delight. The... 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! It truly is a pleasure to receive such feedback. As a boutique hotel, we take great pride in our personal and warm service. I am sure many first time visitors to Colombo will find this more than helpful. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We appreciated the beautiful and spacious rooms, the pool and the garden with little squirrels and the delicious food. The breakfast is amazing! The host are very nice, friendly and helpful. A great place to stay in Colombo!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

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

Dear Olivier, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your feedback with the tripadvisor.com community. Hope you are enjoying your travels around Sri Lanka. We look forward to welcome you back to the Bungalow, shortly again! Best, Shakeela More 

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