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The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, located in the middle of hils close to Colombo. What a dissapointment when we found it closed, despite our earlier reservation (paid online) and nobody was around. Eventually local person who did not speak English informed my driver that the place was closed and the owner left in the morning. There are two contact numbers for the place... More 

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Thank Libuse S
natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you so much for booking our property. We are absolutely gutted that we couldnt host you and your family to stay with us at The Bungalow. We were on holiday in the UK to for my grand daughter's first birthday, and realised that you had made an automatic booking on Agoda the night before you arrived. We... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Natasha and Helmut were wonderful hosts! It was our first time to Sri Lanka, and although only a very short stay (extended layover actually), we chose to escape the hustle and bustle of Colombo and venture to the mountains. The property itself is gorgeous - sweeping views of the valleys, lush rainforest, many fruit trees, and animals galore.. several adorable... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We enjoyed this estate bungalow very much. The drive up to the bungalow needs a high vehicle ideally a 4-4 though we managed the drive in a saloon car. Natascha is a lovely host & went out of her way to make our stay comfortable & even perhaps overfed us during meal time & tea. The estate is in the... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was lovely having you'll here. It was so nice that you'll enjoyed the nature and environment of the bungalow, you are so knowledgable about it. You're welcome anytime when you're in SL again. Best regards to you both x More 

swanage united kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Having lived, worked and travelled abroad all our lives, we have never returned anywhere so happily and so frequently as we have to The Bungalow and we intend to return again next year. The basics of holiday comfort are all there waiting for us: a comfortable bed, functional bathroom and immaculate pool. Its the unquantifiable extras that draw us back:... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much once again for the lovely review 😍 We are so happy to have developed a warm friendship over the years. The bungalow is now as much your home as it is ours! More 

Alford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

From being given lovely flowers on our arrival to receiving bags of spices from the estate on our departure, our stay at the Pantiya Bungalow was a wonderful experience. A bumpy 20 minute ride up a roughly made road is rewarded by the sight of a secluded colonial house in the middle of a tea and rubber estate, with beautiful... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

We loved having you'll here with us too. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us, would love to welcome you'll back if you'll come to SL again. Many regards x More 

Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Our family (two adults and two girls aged 11 and 9) stayed here for three days just after Christmas. We enjoyed this experience so much - a wonderful setting in the middle of the jungle. After the journey up to the Estate - which we enjoyed - we were welcomed by lovely Natascha. She made us feel immediately at home.... More 

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Thank skerrysuzanne
natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely words SS! We enjoyed having you and specially with the girls! They are so sweet! Would love to see you'll again. Take care and best regards x More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Don't be fooled by the 'estate bungalow' concept promoted on their website. For starters, the place lacks the 'cook appu' (a chef of exceptional culinary skills that usually works on local estate bungalows). Not only was the food terrible, but it was obvious the management was trying to make 200% profit: a dinner menu of rice and curry entailed just... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Dear guest We are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was far from perfect. Thank you for your comments - we will work on rectifying our mistakes to avoid any of these from happening in future. We try to keep our rates competitive with the soaring costs in Sri Lanka, but can assure you that we are not... More 

Liberec, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We wanted to spend a few days away from tourists, among local people, somewhere with a clean swimming pool, beautiful garden and places great fot trips. But at the same time we wanted to have a good service a privacy. This accomodation was exactly what we were looking for, it met all our wishes!! The garden is amazing, quiet, with... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. It was so nice to go to the school, temple with you.. and the children loved the goodies you brought for them - so kind of you. Thanks for the photos too! Hope to see the family again xx More 

swanage united kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Having decided to return to Sri lanka to tackle the "Cultural Triangle" and the east coast we knew we wanted to begin and end our trip in relaxed and beautiful surroundings so returning to the Bungalow at Pantiya was an obvious choice. Although Iresha was travelling during our first stay, Helmut and Agit made us very welcome and comfortable. The... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely comments once again :) It is always a pleasure to have you all back staying with us...looking forward to seeing you again in Feb! Best regards Hendrichs family x More 

manchester
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

To stay at The Bungalow is like stepping back in time. We were made to feel like house guests in this lovely old bungalow on the top of a hill surrounded by nature. Don't expect fancy modern facilities. The poolside rooms are small and fairly basic but we slept well as the place is so tranquil. The pool itself is... More 

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natti_girl99, Owner at The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, responded to this review

Dear Catherine Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at The Bungalow. Best regards More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bungalow is a colonial building built in 1907. It nestles in the hills of Pantiya rubber estates.Originally built by an British planter, this bungalow has been fully refurbished, retaining its old world charm. Only one booking at a time is taken to ensure guests have the entire bungalow to themselves. Its comfortable and spacious bedrooms, extensive gardens with a swimming pool, magnificent views, interesting location near the south coast and the mild climate all combine to make The Bungalow an inviting property for families or friends.ONLY WELL BEHAVED PETS ALLOWED. STRICTLY NO PETS ALLOWED INTO THE POOL. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate

Address: Pantiya Estate | Welkandala Road, Kalutara SL25, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kalutara
Price Range: $74 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Pantiya Estate Holiday Bungalow Hotel Kalutara
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“No A/C in the pool view rooms but it wasnt needed as it cooled down nicely at night. Bring earplugs if you're not used to jungle noises!”
 of 5 bubbles michelleewart1, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“the 2 large family rooms in the main bungalow are air conditioned & would be much more comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles abey_12, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“if you must, try the two suites inside the main house”
 of 5 bubbles BestTravelBug, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for "5 star luxury" sanitised accommodation this is not for you. If you need a cooler room stay in the main house, I like the pool rooms but they are warmer and you will share them with ants.”
 of 5 bubbles reluctanttraveller53, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The pool rooms are adequate but you will find you can hear your neighbours in the bedrooms and the bathrooms - go with people you love! The suites are grander in an old world way and the air-conditioner do their job well enough to keep an English baby happy!”
 of 5 bubbles reluctanttraveller53, 7 Mar 2014 | Read review
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