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Genuine Humbugs

Meena Ella Nursery Hakgala | opposite Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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Genuine Humbugs
Ranked #33 of 94 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

Phitsanulok
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The room charges were told to be paid in full in advance into the owner's Bank account and notified by telephone. When we arrived in torrential rain around 5 pm we had difficulty in finding the bungalow and had to be directed through several phone calls. Getting a family saloon car down the slope to the bungalow was a stiff... More

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

Thank you for your comments,I am sorry about the mix up of the location which was beyond my control, as Agoda had med a mistake and it took so long for them to correct.It has been now corrected, More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Booked via agoda. Wrong address given on booking slip......its not in ambewella city but in hakgalla. Spent almost two good hours touring almost all of nuwara eliya trying to locate place. Way past lunchtime when we arrived. Its pretty much an old collonial british bungalow maintained as much as possible in the old style. We had to go up to... More

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

Thank You very much for your comments, and glad that you enjoyed our hospitality.Sorry for the mix up of the location done by Agoda, took a long time for them to correct same.Wi fi has been a problem till Sri Lanka Tele com corrects it. Sad you were carried away by the theft story,as I know what I feel if... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

we stayed at this motel. When we left the luggage for 10 unobserved minutes, at 6 am, our personal valuables were stolen : our lap top, phone charger, perfume and more. The manager of the motel, was the only one present at the time, and will not take any responsibility. Keep away from this motel !!! also, there is no... More

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

I am sorry you feel this way about Humbugs(Meenaella Bungalow) since no luggage was handed over to the management at any time. The luggage was in the care of your Driver and the Guide from the time you left our premises for worlds end. The Driver & Guide (who had accommodation in the bungalow as well) left with your luggage... More

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Genuine Humbugs Hotel
Genuine Humbugs Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Address: Meena Ella Nursery Hakgala | opposite Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya District > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opposite Hakgala botanical gardens 9 km from Nuwara Eliya on main highway, restaurant 50 covers well maintained colonial tea plantation bungalow built in 1912. Refurbished, indoor/outdoor sports with a breathtaking view of the Uva Valley and in the midst of the strict natural reserve, mountain climbing, 13 miles to Worlds End. Pioneers of strawberry dishes (strawberries with fresh cream and strawberry pancake) in Sri-Lanka. ... more   less 

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