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Streaky Bay, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank rebeccaonisland
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 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... More 

Thank awayfromhome86
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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!

Thank sidie d
Belgrade, Serbia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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..

Thank MarinelaSavic
Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank JoAigner
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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).... More 

Thank SolLoving
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 October 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... More 

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Nice, France
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465 reviews
122 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a night in this hotel upon our arrival in Colombo. The hotel is located in a small street and surrounded by a beautiful garden. There is a swimming pool available in the garden. The room we had was fine and quiet. We had dinner at the hotel and the food was good and original ( try the risotto... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice, small bungalow away from the craziness of Colombo. Arrived very early hours of the morning and was met by staff who brought our suitcases to the room. Lovely little room that opened out onto the jacuzzi and pool - spent some time in there one night and loved the feeling of how tropical the surroundings were. The... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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97 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 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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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: £62 - £171 (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, 3 Nov 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, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pool side room”
 of 5 bubbles yescaybabs, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The big room n°2 is a real appartment - although a bit more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles jdy752, 18 Aug 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, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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