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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on the first night of our honeymoon. The room was very spacious with a door that lead out onto the patio. Nice big bed and seating area.There was a nice big open shower. A cute little plunge pool in a calm courtyard just outside the room. We had dinner here and sat outside. The menu was good,...

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San Fransisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a great place to escape from the Colombo rush and have a calm chat / meal. The place has good food, and a natural environment made with a lot of trees and shade. But i didn't stay in the hotel, so don't have any experience of staying there for a night. Also the rain may be a problem as...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting old bungalow in Colombo - rather a long way from the centre - but a little oasis with a lovely green garden and a little pool to cool your toes. The room was big, with a good sitting area, but the furnishings were a little tired. The hotel doesn't have a licence so you won't get...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night before heading to the hills. The staff are beyond helpful. The rooms are clean and spacious. Beautiful simple antiques and the courtyard is peaceful. The breakfast is delicious too and you are made to feel very welcome at all times. We were recommended Casa Colombo for the one night before returning to the UK...

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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Only 7 rooms. Feels like home. A great garden with lots of greens. A small pool to cool down in. Cosy rooms and a nice restaurant. The staff are very friendly and helpfull. I warmly recommend this place.

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Paint peeling off the ceiling, worn old furniture, shabby room. You do have a private porch area, but no one would want to sit out in that area. They may advertise wifi, but there is no wifi unless you are close to the office. Arrived early hours of the morning from airport (paid for the prior night because of this)...

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Me and my family were really glad to have experience these hotel. We were feeling at home the minut We arrived. Beautiful place in the middle of Colombo. All the staff were all very friendly and helpful. A huge thanks for a wonderful stay.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We arrived hot and tired from a long flight - but were soon calmed by this quiet, relaxing and very friendly hotel. A shaded, rooms are centred around a pleasant wooded garden centre with small fish filled pools and the rooms are clean, large, polished floor colonial style. The staff led by the wonderful Selir (sorry if I've misspelled this)...

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Shanghai
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for our last night in Sri Lanka. The bungalow is beautifully laid out with 6 quaintly furnished rooms, ours had an outdoor bathroom, and a lovely restaurant. Wonderfully calm and quiet, hard to believe you are in the heart of Colombo. Some small issues with electricity, perhaps they need to replace a fuse or rewire the room...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We are a family of four who have stayed at Havelock Bungalow at the beginning of our trip for 2 nights and another night at the end. Great way to ease into travel. We had an airport transfer organized which was great for arrival at 4am, and had a taxi organized to get back out to the airport. Our family...

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  • Pool
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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: $123 - $193 (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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“It has only 6 rooms and I think every room is special for itself.”
 of 5 bubbles JoAigner, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have character and are slightly different. From what I could see they all looked nice.”
 of 5 bubbles travellingtrio2016, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Pool side room”
 of 5 bubbles yescaybabs, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“The big room n°2 is a real appartment - although a bit more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles jdy752, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“The suite at the end of the pool was where we stayed - very quiet and not disturbed at all.”
 of 5 bubbles nic0laad, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
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