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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to find this 7 room hotel only 20 minutes drive from the city centre yet in a very quiet dead end residential street, surrounded by a typical tropical garden. The water temperature of the pool is ideal to get refreshed after a long day. We slept very well and didn't hear a single noise despite being in... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is freshly made - nice garden to sit in and amazingly quiet when you're in the middle of Colombo. I prefer the crab risotto but the ice cream is delicious. So save a little space for this. Only thing is that when you have lunch and little time the wait in the food can be a bit long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice quiet and cool place away from the hustle and bustle. Great pool for afternoon swims. Helful and accommodating staff. The dinners served in restaurant were very pleasant and breakfasts were great.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in Sri Lanka and what a treat. Such a comfortable oasis of charm. The rooms are large and comfortable and the food amazing, the best we experienced on our two week trip around Sri Lanka. The manager and staff most helpful.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and have to say I loved it. Exactly what I was looking for having overdosed on 5* hotel rooms. It was old colonial with cute rooms, great staff, a funny incident involving a staff member climbing in through a window, after we got locked out, had me laughing hysterically. Oh and yes the crab... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome bungalow in the middle of a perfectly residential layout, away from the hustle&bustle, while easily accessible to everything. True holiday home. Garden & food were the salient spots in this british bungalow

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friend went last Friday to celebrate his b'dy. We had the best time there.. food was piping hot and eye catching ...and taste was like heaven. service was spot on. I highly recommend this place. Tip.: If you on date night or need some calm and privacy in busy area this is a good one.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The place is a bit away from the city, but not that far... and very quiet. Only a few rooms there, nicely furnished, with good taste. Food is good. A pool is available - did not try it. Very relaxing - I enjoyed every second of my stay there.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We liked everything about the place. It is small but feels like real oasis in Colombo. The service is personal and very nice. The restaurant serves excellent both modern and traditional dishes and you will like the menu. The lady manager (probably owner) is very warm and professional. Fully recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in early August. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, the garden and pool are beautiful and the house has a wonderful colonial era decor. The place is full of charm and character. Our room was definitely 'shabby chic' - possibly a coat of paint and easier to manage curtains would be good and the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Governor, Hand-written Deed and Peppercorn The year was 1892 and what was known as "Ceylon" was under British rule. Governor Havelock transferred the title to the land (on which the bungalows are built), by a hand-written deed to the Havelock Building Company on the payment of Rs. 1307/- and a Peppercorn. The present owners purchased the properties in the mid 1980's and lived there. The Havelock Place Bungalow was first opened to guests in December 1999. In the city, yet miles away... If you've ever visited the Bungalow, you would have noticed how discreet we have been about our presence. To the casual passer-by, the Bungalow appears to be nothing more than an old colonial home. Only a plaque with the name 'Havelock Place Bungalow' engraved on it, indicates that we are open to guests. No wonder the Bungalow continues to be Colombo's best kept secret! We are conveniently located so if you are in the mood for a visit to the Museum, Independence Square, or Temples, or would like to go on a shopping spree, you can get to your destination in a matter of minutes. It's a jungle. But definitely not the concrete type... When you enter our gates and walk along the paved pathways, you realize you are in an oasis, away from the bustle of the city. Trees are an intrinsic part of the Havelock Place Bungalow experience. You can enjoy your breakfast while watching our garden come alive with a variety of birds and butterflies, or relax on a bench and gaze at the stars as night approaches. The surrounding foliage lends a quiet charm to every part of the Bungalow. Welcome to the Bungalow! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Havelock Place Bungalow

Address: 6, Havelock Place | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $97 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Havelock Place Bungalow 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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