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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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We loved Havelock, our first night spent in Sri Lanka. Really comfortable beds (probably the most comfortable we slept in on our entire trip). Lovely bathroom. Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Serena2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only stayed one night I the suite but wished I could have stuck around longer. Lovely people, spotlessly clean room in a beautiful old historical building. Relaxing pool area and garden too. Highly recommend.

Thank crizzley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We staying in the family room at Havelock place bungalow and were very pleased with everything about the place. The room was much bigger than expected and had separate bedrooms for kids. Pools was great and the staff were amazing. Thank you so much. If we ever return we will stay again.

Thank Jane A
Nhulunbuy, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this accomodation. The staff were attentive and nothing was too much of a problem. We loved our room which was spacious with lovely ensuite and seperate sleeping room for our son. It opened out to the plunge pool which was delightful in the heat. The gardens were gorgeous. The common lounge area was very tastefully appointed and the...

Thank Kate G
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Havelock is not the glitziest, or flashiest, hotel in Colombo, but it is a great find and a perfect introduction to the country. We arrived from the airport in the middle of the night and were welcomed by a friendly member of staff. The room was immaculately clean, with an annex room for our daughter. The a/c was on...

Thank Crispin2013
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night here at the beginning of our holiday. The accommodation was simple but adequate and there was a small swimming pool. The staff were extremely charming and the food was very good. I can rember my first Sri Lankan breakfast, curry of course, which was absolutely deliscious. We enjoyed the time we spent here.

Thank BorisShrewsbury
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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,...

Thank Phinedtrip
San Fransisco
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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...

Thank jayasundarak
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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...

Thank DeborahGill
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 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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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: $90 - $240 (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.”
JoAigner, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have character and are slightly different. From what I could see they all looked nice.”
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“Pool side room”
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“The big room n°2 is a real appartment - although a bit more expensive.”
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.”
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