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Grand Hotel

Category Colonial Hotel
Location Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya
No of Rooms 152
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 09

Grand Hotel is located in the Nuwara Eliya city itself. This property was the residence of Sir Edward Barnes, the governor of Sri Lanka in the 1820s. Hotel is situated more than 6000 feet above sea level, in a beautifully landscaped, award winning 4 acre garden. Climate in Nuwara Eliya is similar to an English summer day. Victorian architecture is found in the hotel and many other heritage properties in Nuwara Eliya. Hotel still maintains its original charm and grandeur.

Hotel offers 145 Deluxe Rooms, 4 Junior Suites and 3 Presidential Suites which stretch along the Governor's Wing and the Golf Wing. Governor's Wing rooms are furnished with colonial period antiques and Golf wing rooms are furnished in slightly modern fashioned fittings. In-room facilities include en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, satellite TV, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea/coffee making facility, in-room safe, 24 hour room service and laundry service. Most of the rooms have fireplaces although these days an electric heater is lit in its place on a cold night. There are several suites and interconnecting bedrooms that are well suited for families.

The Grand Hotel offers many dining options for the guests; the main restaurant – "Barnes Hall" offers buffet style service with an array of international cuisine, "Grand Thai" offers exotic and Asian flavours, "Grand Indian" serves authentic Indian cuisine which is prepared by a celebrity chef who hails from North India, "Magnolia" - 24 hour restaurant offers a selection of Far-eastern and European cuisine including burgers and an assortment of sandwiches, "Tea Lounge" serves a range of Ceylon teas, "Piano Lounge" is a cozy enclave to unwind with friends & family, "The Public Bar" offers a wide selection of drinks, from Single Malts and Cognacs to Cocktails and Fresh fruit juices, in "the Wine Bar" Sommelier will recommend wines to complement any occasion and "The Coffee Bar" offers an array of specialty coffees including Cappuccinos.

Other facilities include banquet and conference facilities for up to 200 guests, business center, a health center and sauna, children's play area and a small shopping arcade.


St Andrew's Hotel

Category Colonial Hotel
Location No. 10, St. Andrew's Drive, Nuwara Eliya
No of Rooms 52
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 02

St Andrew's Hotel is located close proximity to Nuwara Eliya town, 6000 feet above the sea level. This is a former country house converted into a Hotel; life at Jetwing St. Andrews is reminiscent of the days of the British Rulers. This

Tudor-style colonial mansion was built in the latter part of the 19th century.

Hotel offers 40 Superior Rooms, 7 Deluxe Rooms, 4 Suites and 1 Superior Suite. Rooms are located in two wings, the Golf Wing and the Nuwara Eliya Wing. In room facilities include en-suite bathrooms with hot water, heaters on request, telephone, TV and mini bar.

Sri Lankan and International cuisine is served at the "Old Course" restaurant. Snacks and high tea is served at the garden café. "Road Hole Bar" Offers a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

Other facilities include a gift shop, TV lounge, snooker room – with an antique 117 year old table – one of the oldest in Sri Lanka, table tennis, play room for kids and laundry service.


Langdale by Amaya

Category Boutique Hotel / Luxury
Location Radella, Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
No of Rooms 13
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 02

Langdale by Amaya is a boutique hotel situated in the Somerset Tea Estate, Radalla, about 10 km away from Nuwara Eliya town. This is a century old colonial property which has been refurbished maintaining its old world charm. White picket fencing, green roof, bright and airy interiors, antique style furniture, hardwood floors and old fireplaces gives Langdale a warm, cozy and a welcoming feel.

There are 13 well-appointed bedrooms open on to spectacular views of the surrounding tea hills. Rooms are classified as Superior, Luxury and Deluxe and are furnished with antique-style king or queen-size beds. In-room facilities include electric heaters, Satellite LCD TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facility, digital safe, 24 room service, laundry service and baby crib on request. Apart from the above, Luxury rooms are equipped with a Jacuzzi.

Breakfast is served in the garden (weather permitting); lunch and dinner is served in the main restaurant. Sri Lankan and international cuisine is served prepared using fresh upcountry vegetables. There is also a range of alcoholic beverages on offer at the bar.

Other facilities include a temperature controlled infinity swimming pool set amidst landscaped gardens offering magnificent views, a tranquil Ayurveda spa offering relaxing massages, reading room with a library and fire place, a bar with a snooker table, satellite TV where international cricket and rugby matches are screened, grass tennis court, badminton, mini golf, indoor games and mountain bikes.


Heritance Tea Factory

Category Luxury hotel
Location Kandapola, Nuwara Eliya
No of Rooms 54
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 04

The Heritance Tea Factory is a luxury hotel located about 14 km away from Nuwara Eliya. As the name claims, the hotel is a tea factory built in the 1930s by British planters and later converted in to a hotel. Heritance Tea Factory follows a strict green philosophy and does much to conserve nature and develop the local village communities.

Hotel offers 54 rooms categorized as 3 Premium Rooms, 39 Superior Rooms, 10 Executive Floor Deluxe Rooms, 1 Junior Suite and 1 Flower Dew Suite. Rooms are located in the Heathersett Wing and the Randenigala Wing and offers facilities include en-suite bathrooms, heating, satellite TV, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, electronic safe, in-room dining and a fine selection of in-room teas.

The Kenmare Restaurant offers a wide range of Sri Lankan food and international dishes. Hotel's fine-dining restaurant is a restored railway carriage, where you can enjoy a five-course meal with an infusion of Western and Eastern influences.

Other facilities include two bars, TV and games room with pool tables and snooker, gymnasium, spa, sauna, mini-putting golf area (9 holes), mountain bikes, business center, conference facilities, library, doctor-on- call and baby-sitting service. Further, guests can pluck their own tea, process at the hotel's own miniature tea factory and take it home as a souvenir.


The Hill Club

Category Colonial
Location 9 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
No of Rooms 42
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 04

The Hill Club Nuwara Eliya was founded in 1876 by a group of British coffee planters as a private club and situated in 26 acre land adjoining the famous Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and the President's House in Nuwara Eliya. Club remains exclusively for members and their guests; however overseas visitors are welcomed as temporary visitors. Hill club maintains British colonial traditions and reflects exclusivity in style and class. The colonial architectural features such as wooden staircases, high roofs, hardwood floors and antique furniture are still maintained.

Certain club rules and regulations still persist such as attire after 7.00pm; guests should wear formal clothes (gentleman shall wear lounge suit/jacket with tie & shirt or Sri Lankan National Dress and ladies shall wear suitable equivalent attire) in the Mixed Bar, Reading Room, Main Dining room, Mixed lounge and the Billiards Room. However, Temporary members (tourists) who are unable to adhere to the dress code could dine at the Casual Dining Room known as the "Lilly Restaurant" and the casual Bar which has an informal ambience. However, Jackets and ties are freely available and could be borrowed from the Club Wardrobe, free of charge. Children under the age of five are not permitted within the clubhouse, but separate family holiday chalets with an adjoining play area is available within the extensive gardens for families travelling with young children

Hill Club offers 39 rooms within the main building including 2 suits on the upper floor and 3 family chalets are located in the garden. In-room facilities include hot & cold water, fireplaces (no longer lit but has an electric heater), satellite TV, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi, minibar, tea/coffee making facility and hair dryer.

Other facilities include a large reading room, mixed lounge, casual bar, mixed bar, casual dining room, billiard room equipped with 2 full sized tables, many board games, a dart room and a gymnasium. The main dining hall serves eastern and western cuisine and A'la Carte. Further 24 hour Room service, laundry service, car rental, Wi-Fi in public areas, a business center, separate venue for weddings and conferences are available. Also Hill Club boasts of four of the finest clay tennis courts in the Island and the Annual Ranking Tennis tournament is also conducted in the month of April at the Hill Club.


Anilana Craigbank Bungalow

Category Bungalow
Location No: 48, Waterfield Drive, Nuwara Eliya
No of Rooms 04
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 02

Anilana Craigbank is a beautiful 160 year old colonial bungalow situated in a 1 acre beautifully landscaped garden in Nuwara Eliya.

Interior of the hotel is warm and cozy with wooden floors, fabric-lined walls, antiques, plush sofas, and fireplaces that are lit at night. Anilana Craigbank has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate upto 8 adults and two children and rented exclusively to one party at a time.

Each bedroom has been furnished differently creating a unique personality for the North, South, East and West rooms.

Living room comprises of a fire place, plush sofas and a flat screen TV with satellite channels.

The dining room has a ten-seater dining table set by a fireplace. Guests can discuss meal preferences with the chef and Sri Lankan and western cuisine is prepared with locally grown fresh ingredients.


Glendower Hotel

Category Guest House / Standard
Location No 5, Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya
No of Rooms 10
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 02

Glendower Hotel is situated in the heart of Nuwara Eliya city adjoining the Golf Club and the Grand Hotel. Hotel has timber floors and fire places and gives the feeling of a Swiss chalet.

Glendower Hotel features 10 bright rooms equipped with a satellite flat-screen TV, private bathrooms with a bathtub, ironing facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Glendower Hotel features a restaurant and a bar. The restaurant serves Sri Lankan, Chinese, and western food. Snacks and tea is served in the gardens. Bar at Glendower is a popular venue in Nuwara Eliya and screens international cricket and football matches. The staff here has even been known to play western pop songs on guitar to help pass an enjoyable evening in the welcoming bar.

Other facilities include a Business Center, Meeting Rooms, Concierge, Dry Cleaning facilities, Currency Exchange, Safe-Deposit Box, , Laundry service, Luggage Storage and Self Laundry. A snooker room which has a century old snooker table is there in the hotel.


98 Acres Resort & Spa

Category Boutique Hotel /Eco Friendly hotel
Location Ella, Sri Lanka
No of Rooms 12
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 02

98 Acres Resort and Spa is a 12 room eco-friendly boutique hotel that stands on a scenic 98 acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape in Ella. The uniquely designed resort blends well with nature and mostly made of recyclable substance. Discarded railway sleepers were used to build walls, paving and even furniture and the chalets are adorned with thatched roofs of 'Illuk' straws. A 10 acre patch of land is left within the tea estate untouched and that attracts many species of hill country birds and is also ideal for trekking and nature trails.

The chalets open up to scenic views of the tea covered hills, Ella rock and Little Adam's Peak. Chalets are equipped with amenities such as a large balcony overlooking the Ella Gap and Mini Adams peak, TV / lounge area, private En-suite bathroom, 40 inch satellite LED TV, Mini Bar, in-room safe, free Wi–Fi and tea / coffee making facilities.

Hotel's Restaurant and the lounge are situated on a hillock and Sri Lankan and western cuisine is served. Specialty teas from the tea factory are served throughout the day.

Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool with a kids' pool, fully-equipped gym and a game room with Pool / Snooker table, Darts and a variety of board games. Mountain bikes are available for guests to explore the winding estate roads. Yoga lessons are available on request.

Apart from the above, a helipad is located in the premises and helicopter pick up and drop off to and from the international airport is available and must be booked in advance. Further, helicopter tours including full day itineraries to many well-known attractions all over the country can be arranged by booking in advance.

However hotel doesn't provide Driver / Guides Accommodation, instead they provide the contact numbers and information of guest houses / hotels in a very close proximity to the resort and drivers and guides should arrange their own accommodation.


Ella Jungle Resort

Category Eco Friendly Resort
Location Ella, Sri Lanka
No of Rooms 12
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 01

Ella Jungle Resort is situated in 150 acres of land and is an ideal place to spend time away from modern-day lifestyle. Resort is located on the banks of the "Kirindi Oya" River and is surrounded by wild jungles. There are many birds, mammals, dragon flies, butterflies, reptiles … and the list is endless. All the guests have access to adventure activities such as camping, rock climbing, nature treks, canoeing, descending through waterfalls and many more.

Guests can either enter the resort by vehicle from the main gate to the car park and then trek (10 minutes) to the resort or simply get into a cable car.

The resort offers 12 eco-friendly accommodation units built with locally available recyclable material. The chalets are categorized as "Super Deluxe", "Deluxe" and "Standard" and all the chalets have attached bathrooms, hot water showers and mosquito nets.

Resort offers yoga, music and meditation guidance if requested. The resort offers Ayurveda and organic herbal treatments. The restaurant in the resort offers vegetarian food.


Bandarawela Hotel

Category Colonial Hotel / Standard Category
Location No. 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela
No of Rooms 33
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges 03

Bandarawela Hotel, situated in the city of Bandarawela, is a more than century-old property built by British. The hotels origin dates back to 1893, when the railways were being extended from Nanu Oya to the southern highlands.

There are 32 standard rooms and 1 suite. In room facilities include en-suite bathrooms, fan, piped music, TV and tea / coffee making facility. Suite is equipped with a mini bar and an A/C, however the cool climate doesn't require A/C.

Sri Lankan and Western cuisine is served in the main restaurant and can seat up to 70 guests. Main restaurant is situated overlooking the beautifully landscapes garden. Resident Bar and the Pub are great places to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail or a drink around the clock.

Other facilities include conference facilities, room service, laundry service, shopping arcade, kids' play area, foreign currency exchange facility, library, billiard and indoor games.


Orient Hotel

Category Basic Hotel
Location 12, Dharmapala Mawatha, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
No of Rooms 50
Restaurants / Bars / Lounges

Orient Hotel is situated close proximity to Bandarawela Town and offers 48 Deluxe rooms and 2 Suite rooms. Hotel is surrounded by forests, tea plantations and waterfalls.

In-room facilities include IDD telephone, bathroom, satellite TV, Tea/coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and 24 hour room service.

There is a well-stocked bar in the hotel that offers light snacks and restaurant offers international and local cuisine. Other facilities include a gymnasium and a tennis court. Ayurvedic Center offers a variety of body treatments.