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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had Bed and Breakfast with a friend.reception was good. Rooms were vintage but clean and tidy. Food was average. Stay would be ideal for foreigners.Hotel is located in the heart of Bandarawela city.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased that you shared your sincere thoughts with you. We are glad that you have had a nice stay with us. We look forward seeing you at Bandarawela Hotel soon again and we assure you of superior services...

vavuniya
Reviewed 5 January 2017

No hippie junk food or lousy rooms as in nearby Ella for me.This indeed a very affordable classy hotel resembling Raj days which has improved beyond comprehension with a new Manager.The wooden floors were shinning; food without chief cook outstanding; service superlative.Best i have seen in my visit frequently over 42 years attendance. Much room for improvement in garden &...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to learn that you liked the colonial concept of our hotel. We look forward seeing you at Bandarawela Hotel soon again and we expect you would come with your friends and family. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped at Bandarawela resthouse on our way from Nuwara Eliya to Tissamaharama for a late lunch. The food was tasty but the service was not so great. The servers were not attentive although it was not a busy time at the restaurant for them. The place was average.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We have taken your constructive criticism very positively; we shall incorporate your suggestions wherever applicable and will strive to enhance the service offered to our valued guests. Please be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Hotel is nice. Very relaxing and located in prime spot. Maintenance could be better. The bathroom had a leak. The fittings are old. Overall stay was good. Service was good. Rooms are old and may need maintenance.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for visiting Bandarawela Hotel and for sharing your experience with us. We regret very much that you had to face some difficulties due to the accommodation facilities in the bathrooms. We surely will consider your sentiments and we have already taken measures to replace them at our earliest. Thank you very much for...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Bandarawela Hotel takes you back in time with its colonial charm. From its polished floors that shine like glass to its large rooms furnished with four poster beds, 'almirah' ( old Dutch wardrobe ) and " Toilet Table "( Dressing table). Bathrooms are fitted with Roll top baths and brass taps from a time long ago - though a...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are pleased to see that you have liked the colonial atmosphere of the hotel and thank you for the given recommendations. Please be sure to keep us informed when you're making your holiday plans again so that we...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a hotel that celebrates its past but at the same time, ensures its guests enjoy a comfortable stay. Kudos to its team of decorators for the wonderful Christmas lights that transported me into a magical world. Love the bed, which was very inviting amid the cool mountain air. The free WiFi was reliable too unlike that in some...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to learn that you liked the colonial concept of our hotel. We look forward seeing you at Bandarawela Hotel soon again and we expect you would come with your friends and family. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General...

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had a good stay at BH. Travelled by train and just a 5 min walk to BH. The hotel staff were extremely geared to provide memorable holiday for us. The GM Azmath, Shiran, Piyadasa, Gayan, Gerad were outstanding and are very willing to customize to needs of guests. The colonial ambience is a welcome change from the modern architectural designs...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to learn that you liked our hotel and the colonial style. We look forward seeing you at Bandarawela Hotel soon again and we expect you would come with your friends and family. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General...

Hamburg
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went for dinner while staying in another hotel in the city. The athmosphere is great: very colonial. The servers wore old colonial uniforms. The service was friendly and fast. I had the pasta (okay) and my friends a burger (tasty but small). The price is totally okay for the food you get. You cannot estimate western standart regarding the...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for visiting Bandarawela Hotel and for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the culinary experience offered at our hotel. We invite you to visit Bandarawela Hotel again and we assure you of superior services at all times. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General Manager, Bandarawela Hotel,...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Well maintained colonial style hotel with some lovely quirky "antique" pieces about the place. Rooms are basic but roomy, very much kept in their original style. Had the buffet here one evening and the food was good, the staff were very helpful and attentive.There is a lovely garden. The small town is very busy but not much to see apart...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for visiting Bandarawela Hotel and for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the colonial experience offered at our hotel. We invite you to visit Bandarawela Hotel again and we assure you of superior services at all times. Yours Sincerely, Azmath Hamid, General Manager, Bandarawela Hotel,...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The colonial style of this hotel is nice, however, I had to sleep on top of my bed sheets since the mattress was so dirty, which I could see through the thin bed sheets...I covered myself with a towel. They should put in a bit of work in their interior because the hotel would be nice with its lovely colonial...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for visiting Bandarawela Hotel and for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the colonial experience offered at our hotel. Thank you very much for the suggestive comments given on uplifting the room amenities and we understand that we can improve only through our valued guests'...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Journey to the top of the world across a limitless mountain vista adorned by a green carpet of tea plants. Enter a long lost era through a portal of clouds and feel the kiss of mountain mist on your skin. Breathe the pristine mountain air and let your soul be rejuvenated. Gaze upon the dream scape of Bandarawela. Reside at the Bandarawela Hotel, and live for a while in a land of strawberries, pears and tea.The hotel has 33 colonial rooms with great views of tea plantations. All the bathrooms come with bathtubs and hot water. Each bathroom is supplied with all requirements. The rooms provide TVs with local channels and telephone with international direct dialing. Our rooms are wheel chair accessible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bandarawela Hotel

Address: No. 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Bandarawela
Price Range: $75 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bandarawela Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Avoid upstairs facing the road if you like a dark room.”
PatBB_13, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most about equal, no views from indoors”
ainslieearlk, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wife very bad.needs games sets & games room for kids and teen agers”
ruvinivavuniya, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Wi Fi in room was a tad slow , so perhaps best to use your laptop / tablet in the very cosy lounge over a cup of excellent Ceylon Tea.”
christinec372, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you like an old style cottage experience then this is for you”
samona2016, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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