Bandarawela Hotel

14 Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka  show map
 2 stars
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Bandarawela Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness centre

Overview

Located in a resort area of Bandarawela, the 2-star Bandarawela Hotel offers a sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a picnic area. Behind the luxurious facade of Bandarawela Hotel lies traditional interior.

The hotel is set in a tranquil location 10 km away from Little Adam's Peak. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Bandarawela city center.

A sanctuary and a monastery are set within walking distance.

Bandarawela Railway train station is 5 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. It will take around 25 minutes to get to Mawella Lagoon airport by car.

Rooms

The hotel offers 33 non-smoking rooms featuring individual climate control, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe and a mini-fridge as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a bidet. Guests can also use an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The on-site 24-hour restaurant tempts guests with international dishes. Offering various dining options, Kamuko are about 10-minute walk away.

Services

Guests will make use of a storage room, a safe deposit box and a garage as well as a business center and a meeting room.

Relax

Cribs, playpens and a special menu are provided for guests with children. Bandarawela Hotel offers sports activities including badminton, cycling and table tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   33.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Currency exchange
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Cycling
  • Billiard tables
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Playpen
  • Children's buffet
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Bandarawela Hotel Bandarawela location
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Hotel Address:

14 Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Centre
  • Bandarawela
    700 ft
Airports
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    9.8 mi
  • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
    38.3 mi
Train Stations
  • Bandarawela Railway Station
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    33

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Rooms and availability

Bandarawela Hotel photos Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Computer
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Child safety socket covers
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Telephone
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Washer/dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Wine or champagne
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Fruits
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room with TV, radio and hairdryer. Bathroom comes with bathtub.

Bandarawela Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center400 ft

Train stations

  • Bandarawela Railway Station1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Lipton’s Seat4.5 mi
    Dambetenna, Haputale
  • Ella Rock4.9 mi
    Ella Main Street
  • St Benedict\'s Monastery - Adisham5.3 mi
  • Ravana Ella Falls4.8 mi
    Ella-Wellawaya Road
  • Ravana\'s Cave5.1 mi
    Wellawaya road
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    33

Hotel Awards

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Bandarawela Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bandarawela Hotel

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 50 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 7.8

    Location and colonial history of the hotel are wonderful. Very attentive staff at the restaurant, bar and for room service. The rooms facing courtyard, especially at the second floor are good and had some upgrades. Buffet is very good (especially SL curries) and the chef deserves recognition.

    Don't stay at rooms 101 and 102. Both rooms should be closed for good as there is a bad chemical smell and mould on walls.

  • 9.2

    Great 'old fashioned hotel' charming, colonial, just fantastic. Very good value for money. Great lounge bar, food good. A truly unique experience.

  • 10.0

    loved everything. service,food,etc

    liked every bit of it

  • 8.2

    good location

    Booked.net charging extra without informing

  • 3.2

    -

    So I read in my guidebook, that Bandarawela isn't really worth a stay. I can say that that is very true. There is really nothing to do and other places like Ella or maybe Haputale are much nicer. BUT my guidebook also said that in Bandarawela there is this really nice old hotel in an old colonial style building from the year 1893, where for decades the owners of the surrounding tea plantations would gather for wine and cigars, exchange gossip and discuss the current market prices of their merchandise. That did sound good. So although the reviews I read here weren't very enthusiastic about the place I booked one night at the Bandarawela Hotel. Mainly because I have this thing for nostalgia and I imagined it to be a little like living in a museum. After all, tea is what the region is all about. For all of you who might have the same thought: Don't do it. This place is just old. And not really nice at all, no feeling of nostalgia whatsoever. Even felt a little cheap. The owners are milking the last drops out of this place, no investments will be made here anymore. There are these hotels here and there in the world, which had a reason to exist at some point in time - but that reason is gone and now they just hold on, cause what else should they do? The staff meet you with this expression of "Yes I know I'm working on a sinking ship". I never really felt welcome as a guest, no one really cared about whether I was there or not. I talked to two other single travelers and they both regretted their stay at the hotel just like me. The only other guests were two large parties probably from some organized tours, none of them younger than 65 I guess. In the end when I checked out there was just one more annoyance as the hotel charged me 26% extra for tax, service etc., which I thought wasn't adequately displayed during the booking process, but I guess you can argue about that. It was just the cherry on top of a grand waste of time and money.

  • 8.2

    Wonderful historical hotel centrally located in Bandarawela

  • 5.4

    location and staff

    The beds are old and uncomfortable

  • 9.2

    I love this hotel having stayed many times, its everything a heritage hotel should be..good service, old fashioned rooms but comfortable, a bath to enjoy.. good food.. lovely gardens, whats not to like..

  • 8.2

    The old world ambience. Good breakfasts.

  • 9.2

    Good staff good condition..friendly staff....

  • 7.4

    Toilet facilities was very poor. There was an unusual odour in the room and it was difficult to sleep. Mattress was too soft.

  • 9.6

    Everything. It looked like we were on the set of an old movie. Spotless clean. Maintenance is a constant concern that's why there's no sense of decadence. It looked like we were on a colonial era. Beautiful.

    Nothing to say. We liked everything!

  • 10.0

    I had a great stay at bandarawela hotel.no words to say it was amazing.everything was excellent.

  • 8.8

    Overall it's a nice place for a colonial style

    Dinner wasn't that impressive, I think there should be more choices.

  • 8.8

    Loved their sit-down dinner!!! Great presentation and it was very tasty as well!! Never expected such high class food!

    Can upgrade their rooms and the interior

How to reach hotel

hotel Bandarawela Hotel Bandarawela location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

14 Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Centre
  • Bandarawela
    700 ft
Airports
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    9.8 mi
  • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
    38.3 mi
Train Stations
  • Bandarawela Railway Station
    1400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    33

Hotel Awards

Sri LankanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBandarawelaBandarawela Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Sri Lanka

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