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Genuine Humbugs

Meena Ella Nursery Hakgala | opposite Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

No Hot water supply continously.we have inform several times about hot water problem. Mangement & the workers are trying to save the money (or the owner orded them).Overall good place. we have to think again again going there or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We love going to Nuwara Eliya whenever we can. Humbugs (the original bungalow) is nestled below the road and has a homely, friendly atmosphere, complete with comfortable furniture and a Grandfather Clock to boot in the spacious sitting area. Fire is lit in the evenings and the meals are on-order, fresh and especially my favourite potato chips (not fries) wow!.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at Humbugs Hakgala in April and loved the stay, The room ws clean n pleasant opening up to a lovely garden, The bungalow which is over a century old,is maintained very well and the bathrooms are recently renovated and are pretty roomy, Food here was quite tasty,Only order LOCAL cuisine,as the western options were not satisfactory, Also ask... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I've been going here since 2009 and my recent visit made me regret all my previous visits. The strawberry juice had more sprite and a hint of strawberry. The ice cream was cheap and offered no value for money. The waffle was so bad mainly because of the spoilt cream. Worst part was that they tried to justify all that.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Walking distance from Hakgala gardens off Nuwara Eliya we found a astonishing place to spend are honeymoon.... When we arrived there they welcomed us warmly. The room was excellent & the bathroom was so clean & tidy. The garden was filled with beautiful flowers, words can't describe the beauty of the location, you have to see for yourself. We could... More 

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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on a recommendation to try their strawberry drinks. Two of us ordered the strawberry juice drinks and the other two ordered the strawberry milkshakes. From our table we could look into the kitchen and noted that it didnt look all that clean. Nevertheless we ordered and drank our beverages. They tasted fine however within a hour of... More 

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Palitha J, Manager at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your bad experience. We will look into this immediately. More 

Colombo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a gem for those who knows how to appreciate a cold and grey rainy day next to a fireplace. Book in advance and pre-order double the number of deserts than there are guests: the strawberry deserts are indeed lovely, and so is all of the other food come to speak of it. This place deserves four stars, be... More 

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Kalutara, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

On the way to Nuwara eliya from Ella I found this place near to the Hukgala Gardens. Nice place to chillout. we really enjoyed the food. Sri Lankan Food and Strawberry Deserts. Staff gave us the warmest welcome and the best service. If you are passing by this Hotel pay a visit. you wont be dissapointed

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for enjoying and appreciating our services, will keep up the standards . Palitha jayawardena More 

Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We absolutely recommend this guesthouse, close to the Hakgala gardens....Rooms are very big and has a very nice furniture, the entire building is an colonia bungalow . A magic atmosphere....and a yummy strawberry and cream...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, and appreciating a 100 year old bungalow maintained for 4 generations, and the effort we put in to maintain to what it is today. Palitha Jayawardena More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have to say at the start that this is NOT a gourmet restaurant, but it is a fabulous little shack along the road to Hakgala gardens in Nuwara Eliya, and it does the BEST strawberry pancakes with cream! It really does! (sorry I don't have a pictur eof it, but I do have one of the strawberry waffle with... More 

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank You very much. More 

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