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The Havelock Place Bungalow

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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!
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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We stayed for three nights after arriving from Chennai. It is a small,friendly“ colonial style” bungalow. There are only six rooms so it is nice and quiet. We ate breakfast and dinner in the outside dining area which was very pleasant. We had dinner one evening and the food was
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An old 'esteemed' colonial home and even with my limited architectural experience, I found it blindingly obvious! It doesn't call itself a hotel (only has 6 rooms). Our room was large and equipped with (large) dark furniture of the period, thus is dark. Lighting is low and it
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Columbo can be quite chaotic, this wonderful oasis of calm is to be recommended. Kind hosts, lovely breakfast...if you HAVE to stay in Columbo then this is for you. Let us check in VERY early and relaxing with a beer and the pool finishes off the day beautifully.
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What a wonderful colonial building in a tranquil setting within Colombo. Seema and her staff catered for our every need. Breakfast taken in the beautiful gardens included fruit, fresh juice, a choice of main breakfast and tea / coffee. Evening meals are very good value and
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We stayed here for one night, on a week-long getaway to Colombo. We are just glad that we didn't stay here for the duration of our trip! The place was run-down, needing renovation and infested with mosquitoes. Our room was a major disappointment. The bed was smaller than
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Unusual double room with extended concrete bed base. Very rustic ; comfortable bed
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Airport pick up facility is there, it's advisable to book a car for the entire day instead of only airport pick up. U can get in touch with this guy. Had hired him as "airport to airport". U have to negotiate hard. Senanath - +9 47 73675584
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Dear PhyllPound, Please send us your name and check-in date to the email address on our website. We will check and respond to you. If you have not booked the room from Friday night, we will be unable to provide early check-in. Kind Regards, Dinuka
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O Laura, I don't work there but I can tell you that the beauty way to get there is by taxi, it should cost you no more than 4000 rupees. About the mosquito net I don't know if they have them, but the rooms have Ca and that's the best way to leave the mosquitos out of your room since they hate the cold... so do i Best Tiago
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What is the price for this place? K R Anjella
Standard Double Room: USD 100+Taxes Suite: USD 130+Taxes Extra Bed: USD 20+Taxes The above rates are inclusive of bed and breakfast and is based on double occupancy. Regards, Shakeela
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"pick one away from the kitchen and restaurant!"
"Ask for a room in front of the house. There are rooms at the back."
"Room near the pool is the best"
"The suite is the best and most spacious"
"A room near the pool is best. All rooms are on one level. The bathroom of the the Family suite is in poor condition."
US$80 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the havelock place bungalow hotel colombo
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