We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Havelock Place Bungalow

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Havelock Place Bungalow
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

322 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 294: English reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 1 night before starting to travel around the country. The staff were all really helpful and friendly. The room was very spacious and good AC. No mosquito nets and did get a few bites, but they did provide a plug in repellant

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Frances R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Even though situated in the city area where it is highly crowded and full of traffic. This place turns out to be a miracle in vanishing all those noises. A beautiful setup. Well maintained. You get a feel of old style bungalows vintage mode. Welcomed by an Awesome and sweet host Seema. She is fun to talk with and provided...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank suhayil
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's like a little amazing green colonial architecture paradise in the busy and chaotic city of Colombo. The staff is immensely friendly and helpful The swimming pool very decent and the breakfast very honest, without great inventions and because of that, pretty good It's not in the city center but probably that's a good thing

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tiagomiguelmiranda
Streaky Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tranquil bungalows are tucked away off a busy street. The highlight of the bungalows are the fabulous staff. Seema in particular, with English as her first language was of so much help to us during our three night stay. The rooms are huge, some peeling paint and pretty basic amenities, but clean.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rebeccaonisland
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Bungalow with some friends and had a great time. It's a really lovely boutique hotel. We arrived late in the night and were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff. The room was a good size for a couple and the breakfast was delicious! I recommend trying the Sri Lankan breakfast with Daal- tasty and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank awayfromhome86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this beautiful little boutique hotel is fantastic but nothing compares to the mouthwatering food and the exceptional service that all the staff provide. Super friendly and helpful out every need was looked after!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sidie d
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice very small hotel with few rooms. Breakfast is great, stuff is ok, garden is nice. Hotel is in one small street without lights. We dont like pool at all, dont swim even once. I think that hotel have big rate for what you get..

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MarinelaSavic
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed November 3, 2016

It is a romantic colonial style mini hotel with high ceiling rooms and simple furnitures. You walk in through the front gate and you instantly love it. The two houses are divided by a little pool and spa. The restaurant serves delicious local cuisine. It is a warm and very personal place with very, very friendly staff. If you would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JoAigner
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 31, 2016

My friend and I chose this hotel as a tranquil alternative to the city centre on our last night in Sri Lanka. It's about 20 minutes (without traffic) from the train station on tuk tuk. Tuk tuks are metered in Sri Lanka (ask him to turn it on, it's just by his head, if he doesn't walk away to another)....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SolLoving
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Arriving at The Havelock Place Bungalow at 3am after a long haul flight from Australia was like arriving home. Our bags were whisked inside, our beautifully furnished cool room where a hot shower and comfortable bed were waiting for us. So easy! Colombo is a big, hot and dirty city and quite confronting for our young daughter. After a busy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank travellingtrio2016
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

140 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (140)
Viewed
Room/Suite (20)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (13)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (23)
Viewed
Other (59)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Colombo hotels
2.0 mi away
Cinnamon Red Colombo
Cinnamon Red Colombo
#6 of 45 in Colombo
1,336 reviews
2.8 mi away
Galle Face Hotel Colombo
3.2 mi away
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 mi away
Colombo Courtyard
Colombo Courtyard
#8 of 45 in Colombo
646 reviews
0.7 mi away
OZO Colombo
OZO Colombo
#10 of 45 in Colombo
1,009 reviews
0.6 mi away
Casa Colombo
Casa Colombo
#12 of 45 in Colombo
919 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast Available
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: $77 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Havelock Place Bungalow 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your The Havelock Place Bungalow reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Havelock Place Bungalow Hotel Colombo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from The Havelock Place Bungalow staff and other travelers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Adelaide, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Havelock Place Bungalow staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“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
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay