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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 87 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Hong Kong
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The brochure in your room says it clearly, "This is not a hotel." What this means is that it's the nearest you're going to get to staying in a real Sri Lankan home. It grows on you, the cool shade of the rooms, the quiet terrace for dining. True it's not swish; it's something much better - it's honest and... More 

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

Dear Madam, Many thanks for your fabulous review. I am delighted to learn that you really enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, Shakeela and Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Colombo being somewhat lacking in restful, stylish, small hotels it was a delight to find Havelock to explore the city from. Food excellent as were the helpful staff. We stayed with children (2 & 4) who were also well catered for.

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

Dear Guest, 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 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Although we completely muddled up our reservation dates, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us anyway which was a great relief. The hotel is in a small lane away from the main road traffic and very quiet. The rooms are spacious, full of old-charm furniture and everything is very clean. The terrace is great for al-fresco meals... More 

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

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

Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Service was great! Food was really good (Home made marmalade, home made ice-cream, great curries, chicken with peanut sauce mmmm) Room was good, bathroom was clean and everything worked.. including the wifi.. what more do you want?

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review; it truly is a pleasure to read it. We are very grateful and it is our pleasure to take care of you. Best wishes, Shakeela More 

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