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Genuine Humbugs

Meena Ella Nursery Hakgala | opposite Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The care/restaurant here is idea for a stop for drinks or snacks on the way to or from Nuwara Eliya. It is right opposite the Hakgala botanic gardens and just a few kilometres from Gregory Lake and the main town. Humbugs serves a range of drinks including strawberry juice and an extensive menu of casual foods including pizzas, sandwiches, and... More 

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Pokhara, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

It's a small hidden jem in nuwaraeliya. Strawberry and pancakes dish was amazing... Freshly made. Looking forward to visiting there again for a overnight stay. Service was quick, and efficient. Decor needs refurbishment but I enjoyed the lay back nature of the whole place.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

No Hot water supply continously.we have inform several times about hot water problem. Mangement & the workers are trying to save the money (or the owner orded them).Overall good place. we have to think again again going there or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We love going to Nuwara Eliya whenever we can. Humbugs (the original bungalow) is nestled below the road and has a homely, friendly atmosphere, complete with comfortable furniture and a Grandfather Clock to boot in the spacious sitting area. Fire is lit in the evenings and the meals are on-order, fresh and especially my favourite potato chips (not fries) wow!.... More 

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Colombo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Humbugs Hakgala in April and loved the stay, The room ws clean n pleasant opening up to a lovely garden, The bungalow which is over a century old,is maintained very well and the bathrooms are recently renovated and are pretty roomy, Food here was quite tasty,Only order LOCAL cuisine,as the western options were not satisfactory, Also ask... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

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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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 

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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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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 

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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 

Additional Information about Genuine Humbugs

Address: Meena Ella Nursery Hakgala | opposite Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $26 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Genuine Humbugs Hotel Nuwara Eliya
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