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Senani Bungalow Front View
Rose Garden Terrace
Lounge
Fireplace
Lounge
Dining Hall
Dinning Hall
Room 1
Room 2
Room 2
Bathroom 2
Family Room 3
Room 4
Breakfast Room
Putting Green
Putting Green
Lavender Field
Strawberry field
Alstroemerias
Part Of Herbal Garden
Fuchsias
Night Time At Senani
New Rose Garden Terrace
Herbal Garden
Gazebo
Gazebo
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4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province

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Diana W
Sri Lanka
1 review
“Homely, cosey, welcoming, informative good location for travel in this area to Hagala gardens and Worlds End.”
Reviewed 25 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Arriving through the late afternoon highland mist ,we came upon this haven within the city of Nuwara Eliya, or 'Little England', as it was known in it's hey day. Both the original style of the bungalow and the beautifully kept gardens provide a haven from the hustle and bustle of down town Nuwara Eliya. An excellent spot to base yourself for trips such as Horton plains and a visit to the local botanical gardens. Stepping inside we found a roaring fire and were welcomed by the charming local couple who cook and do, whatever it takes to make your stay both enjoyable and informative The glowing firelight set a wonderful atmosphere of warmth and homeliness. I really enjoyed the egg hoppers for breakfast and the array of fresh herbs used in the dinner preparations, all grown in the bungalow gardens was stunning. congratulations to the Senani Bungalow team especially for providing me with the finishing touch a hot water bottle at bed time! A marvellous contrast to, and a great escape from the humidity and heat of Colombo. Spent the morning with the most intriguing books in the bungalow library. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again soon.

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Liked best: The fireplace and the food
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Kavinda K
2 reviews
“No regrets of choosing Senani”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I stayed two days in Senani with my family members. The bungalow is located in a convenient place to reach prime tourists attractions in Nuwara Eliya. The stay in Senani made us feel almost “our home” as we had no restrictions over using the bungalow and its amenities. Same time it gives you different experience and a proud feeling of living in an old colonial set up. As you look around you can see a nice view that reminds you the beauty in Nuwar Eliya.
If you travel with young fellows this is an ideal place for them to move around and enjoy. They did cooking for us and the lady in charge did a good job preparing the meals for our taste and she helped us arranging food separately for our kids.
The rooms are spacey , beds are comfortable , heaters and hot water showers work well and cleanliness is superb. We had to reschedule our dates and the management was very flexible and made no complains over that.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Nov 2015
Hello Kavinda,
Thanks for your review and comments. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and in particular the excellent cooking of our cook and soul of the bungalow, Ms. Prema.
Please visit us again in spring 2016, when you will experience an upgraded bungalow.
Best regards
Dusica & Wolfgang
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Idlebante...
Singpore
1 review
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“Rustic Charm in Colonial Bungalow”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Situated close to the centre of Nuwara Eliya, this lovely bungalow ,to me as an Englishman , reminded me of my Aunts Bed n Breakfast house in the UK back in the 1970.s with a great garden where we had afternoon tea, its large fire place and high ceilings in the lounge, to the expansive bedrooms and chunky bathrooms ,which were beautifully adorned with large towels and soaps ..

Most of all , the house was immaculately clean, which as a Westerner living in South East Asia for 18 years , does lead to some surprises when travelling ... this house was as clean as the new 4 Star hotel my wife and I had stayed at in Colombo a week earlier ...

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Liked best: Clean
Liked least: Not easy to find
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
28 Oct 2015
Dear Paul,
thank you very much for your nice review, describing our cozy bungalow, the way we see it. We have put lots of efforts to make it our second home and love to share it with guests like you. Hoping you will visit Nuwara Eliya again and enjoy Prema's excellent cooking skills a few days longer.
Dusica & Wolfgang
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Asian-Oas...
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Friendly staff with superb local cuisine”
Reviewed 24 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I travelled with a group of friends. I would like to thank Marcus (the chief staff) for all his help during our 5 day stay. The house is about 140 years old but it's well maintained. It sits on top of a small hill surrounded by gardens and local farms. The food is impressive. Each night, we asked them to prepare local food for dinner and it never disappointed us.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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IngwarWoh...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
“A (small) castle in the sky”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

It is hard to believe you are on a tropical island as the rush of fresh chilly mountain air enters the car (windows open recommended) while the winding road takes you from Colombo towards Nuwara Eliya, passing Hatton, continuing uphill through wonderfully changing greenery patterns of lush tropical rain forests, meadows and intricately carved various shapes of tea plantations, hanging from the mountains above you.....

When we reached our destination, Senani Bungalow, at 1800 meters above the sea, it revealed itself as an oasis of peace and tranquility. We were welcomed by perfume of lavender and rosemary from it's terrace, before being served our first cup of excellent local tea, under the shade of a Gazebo in the rose garden.

Bungalow is an understatement, as it is in fact a carefully restored old colonial house, as the walk through the rooms revealed bits and pieces of it's history with ancient furniture in place, artifacts, old books and pictures on the wall.....
It was all so much more accentuated after dinner, while having a glass of wine next to the fireplace, giving just the right amount of warmth and coziness opposed to the star speckled chilly mountain night outside...

Only after the night of the most relaxing sleep, recovered by high dose of oxygenated crisp mountain fresh air, one notices that there is no need for AC, no mosquito repellent (no mosquitos!) as well as the welcome absence of other pest, prevalent in the lowland tropics..... A real treat!

Last but not least - our stay was made more enjoyable and memorable by the staff who have taken excellent care of us, guided by knowledgeable and always cheerful Marcus (thanks for the excellent barbecue!) plus a special greeting to Prema, who cooked superb Sri Lankan classics throughout, making us indulge beyond limit...

It was a September weekend we will remember and cherish for good in our memories!

Ayubowan,

Sandy and Igor

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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