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Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 29 May 2013

On the way to Nuwara eliya from Ella I found this place near to the Hukgala Gardens. Nice place to chillout. we really enjoyed the food. Sri Lankan Food and Strawberry Deserts. Staff gave us the warmest welcome and the best service. If you are passing by this Hotel pay a visit. you wont be dissapointed

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for enjoying and appreciating our services, will keep up the standards . Palitha jayawardena

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We absolutely recommend this guesthouse, close to the Hakgala gardens....Rooms are very big and has a very nice furniture, the entire building is an colonia bungalow . A magic atmosphere....and a yummy strawberry and cream...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, and appreciating a 100 year old bungalow maintained for 4 generations, and the effort we put in to maintain to what it is today. Palitha Jayawardena

London
Reviewed 21 December 2012

I have to say at the start that this is NOT a gourmet restaurant, but it is a fabulous little shack along the road to Hakgala gardens in Nuwara Eliya, and it does the BEST strawberry pancakes with cream! It really does! (sorry I don't have a pictur eof it, but I do have one of the strawberry waffle with...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank You very much.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2012

The room charges were told to be paid in full in advance into the owner's Bank account and notified by telephone. When we arrived in torrential rain around 5 pm we had difficulty in finding the bungalow and had to be directed through several phone calls. Getting a family saloon car down the slope to the bungalow was a stiff...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments,I am sorry about the mix up of the location which was beyond my control, as Agoda had med a mistake and it took so long for them to correct.It has been now corrected,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Booked via agoda. Wrong address given on booking slip......its not in ambewella city but in hakgalla. Spent almost two good hours touring almost all of nuwara eliya trying to locate place. Way past lunchtime when we arrived. Its pretty much an old collonial british bungalow maintained as much as possible in the old style. We had to go up to...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your comments, and glad that you enjoyed our hospitality.Sorry for the mix up of the location done by Agoda, took a long time for them to correct same.Wi fi has been a problem till Sri Lanka Tele com corrects it. Sad you were carried away by the theft story,as I know what I feel if...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 30 September 2012

we stayed at this motel. When we left the luggage for 10 unobserved minutes, at 6 am, our personal valuables were stolen : our lap top, phone charger, perfume and more. The manager of the motel, was the only one present at the time, and will not take any responsibility. Keep away from this motel !!! also, there is no...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel this way about Humbugs(Meenaella Bungalow) since no luggage was handed over to the management at any time. The luggage was in the care of your Driver and the Guide from the time you left our premises for worlds end. The Driver & Guide (who had accommodation in the bungalow as well) left with your luggage...

London, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Nice place to relax and unwind. Very close to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Newly renovated so they have all the comforts but have maintained the old charm of the place. Its has the whole 'Estate Bungalow' things going for it. Long halways, fireplaces etc. I loved it. Recomended!

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, and happy that you all enjoyed the hospitality.

Reviewed 27 August 2012

There was Only 1 waiter for the service so it has a slow service but food is very very tasty.very close to haggala gardens.max 20m from humbugs.also has multiple strawberry dishes available.we stayed in the bunglow for 2 nights Rs 25000 per day.

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you very much, and we have now refurbished the whole bungalow

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed at the Genuine Humbugs Bungalow. The original structure was built in 1817. It has a British Raj feel to it... The lawn, veg garden, well and the pond enhance the beauty around. The sunrise and other views around the bungalow is breathtaking. A fully self sufficient bungalow will offer you cozy & comfortable stay. the meals can be...

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you very much .

South Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2012

very nice fresh strawberry drink and the shake looked even better. Meal was good as well. nice outlook and you can eat out the back on verandah or down in garden. We had the usual rice and curry. The only drawback is that you can hear the traffic as it struggles uphill when dining outside.

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Palitha J, Owner at Genuine Humbugs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opposite Hakgala botanical gardens 9 km from Nuwara Eliya on main highway, restaurant 50 covers well maintained colonial tea plantation bungalow built in 1912. Refurbished, indoor/outdoor sports with a breathtaking view of the Uva Valley and in the midst of the strict natural reserve, mountain climbing, 13 miles to Worlds End. Pioneers of strawberry dishes (strawberries with fresh cream and strawberry pancake) in Sri-Lanka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Genuine Humbugs

Address: Meena Ella Nursery Hakgala | opposite Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: ₹ 1,702 - ₹ 2,814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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“If you go with a family then get the family room. the other rooms are great as well though but smaller.”
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 of 5 bubbles cheynew2014, 19 May 2014 | Read review
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“Check the bathroom too and see if the hot water really works before deciding on a room.”
 of 5 bubbles agnostic, 20 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Request for deluxe room that has garden view. One room even has a door that opens out to garden.”
 of 5 bubbles 63cecilia, 13 Nov 2012 | Read review
“we stayed at the old bungalow that has 4 rooms only. we did not see other building.”
 of 5 bubbles yhirsch, 30 Sep 2012 | Read review
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