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Tilburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bandarawela hotel has quite some colonial charm. Little courtyards, pictures and decoration in colonial style added to this. The rooms were fine. Again in colonial style, which was cosy, but not that practical. For example, my boyfriend didn't fit in the bed (by far). Breakfast and dinner was very good! A mix of western and traditional food and well... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That was a average stay with does not expect with that type of hotel. Blankets are old and not nice in the room. there is no tea or coffee making facility at room. Buffet is with lack of choices and they served colorized tap water while dining. We were at the garden having a chat around 9.30 pm. and security... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A step back in time to the colonial lifestyle of the 1900's. Stopped by on a tour for a lunch break. Tasty food in a charming setting. Staff were pleasant and efficient, lovely lunch break. Did not stay as a guest to be able to comment further

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff and we will convey the applause to them. Please be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful nest of grand old British style situated in the city center of Bandarawela. Walking distance to railway, shops n restaurants. The place is very neat, clean and tidy. Great food. Friendly staff. I found the access road bit broken off. Recommend to stay, go for breakfast buffet n tea. So enjoy.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback posted on TripAdvisor following your stay at Bandarawela Hotel and your time devoted to post same. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the overall experience during your stay with us and your comments are inspiring. We surely will convey the applause on our service... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

It is located in the center of town with a grocery market right across the street an easy walk to burs or trains. The hotel is warm and comforting and the grounds are really lovely. They do not have a hot water pot in the rooms so I you want to make tea you need to order room service. I... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed the hotel and thank you for the given suggestive comments on adding hot water to rooms. Please be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Definitely only 3 star facilities, but I hardly noticed as the atmosphere, charm and feeling of history is so overwhelming. Brass knobs on the bed, colonial pictures etc. PLEASE DO NOT MODERNISE! Comfortable bed and very quiet room. Food and bar was good, staff not evident, but no problems.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are pleased to see that you have liked the colonial atmosphere of the hotel and thank you for the given recommendations. Please be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We have stayed over for lunch and about ten years ago stayed overnight. It's an old style colonial hotel and has all the hallmarks of the imperial Ceylon. Service was great though the place seems to be aging. Lots of memorabilia and stories to ponder. Rooms were clean and comfortable but not luxurious. It's an old cottage style hotel in... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to learn that you liked the colonial concept of our hotel. We look forward seeing you at Bandarawela Hotel soon again and we expect you would come with your friends and family. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Timeless hotel with lovely Colonial atmosphere, next to the old English post office. Good room with well-functioning air conditioning. It's a place where you can hear distant Buddhist chanting at four o'clock on the morning: simply magic. Good good and lovely stad!

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review of Bandarawela Hotel. We are truly delighted to note that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us. Whilst we thank you for selecting Bandarawela Hotel as your holiday destination, we look forward to welcoming you soon. Best Wishes, Azmath Hamid, General Manager, Bandarawela Hotel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service.sepcialy manager was very helpfull. Recommend for family trips. Food is ok... Old hotel but maintained well If you want place to sleep well and relax..This is good place in bandaraweela

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff and we will convey the appreciations to them. Thank you for the recommendations given as a wonderful family destination. Please be sure to... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Our favourite wind down zone when travelling to the hills. Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Love the quaint old rooms. The weather is just perfect so there's no reason for heaters at night. One can always warm things up at the bar. Decent food and warm, friendly service. Don't forget to pick up a pack of tea!

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to learn that you liked our hotel. We look forward seeing you at Bandarawela Hotel soon again and we expect you would come with your friends and family. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General Manager, Bandarawela Hotel, Bandarawela. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Journey to the top of the world across a limitless mountain vista adorned by a green carpet of tea plants. Enter a long lost era through a portal of clouds and feel the kiss of mountain mist on your skin. Breathe the pristine mountain air and let your soul be rejuvenated. Gaze upon the dream scape of Bandarawela. Reside at the Bandarawela Hotel, and live for a while in a land of strawberries, pears and tea.The hotel has 33 colonial rooms with great views of tea plantations. All the bathrooms come with bathtubs and hot water. Each bathroom is supplied with all requirements. The rooms provide TVs with local channels and telephone with international direct dialing. Our rooms are wheel chair accessible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bandarawela Hotel

Address: No. 14 Welimada Road, Bandarawela 90100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Bandarawela
Price Range: $57 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bandarawela Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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