Grand Hotel

Rising beautifully through the pastoral greenery of Nuwara Eliya is the ‘Grand Hotel’, an epitome of old English countryside dwelling. Built on a pastoral backdrop 160-KM from Colombo, long winding roads that meander the hill country leads you to this palatial hotel.

Best Known For

A former governor’s home, the ‘Grand Hotel’ is imbued with colonial splendour. At this 18th century residence transformed into a sumptuous hotel, the furnishings from its heyday are still in style. Manicured lawns falling through the sweeping gardens create a ‘frozen in time’ appeal.

The Experience

Glorying in the old-world charm of the ‘Grand Hotel’ are 156 rooms equipped with electric fire places to banish the chill. The deluxe suites are furnished with luxury bathtubs and encapsulating scenes of the gardens and golf courses. The presidential suites consist of a living area, dining table, pantry and 2 bathrooms.

Voyaging the continents, the dining venues at the ‘Grand Hotel’ present favourites from the East and the West. Once the scene of extravagant regal gala dinners hosted by the governor, today, the ‘Barnes Hall’ serves as the main restaurant of the hotel. ‘The Magnolia’ presents a cheerful mix of salads, sandwiches, burgers and steaks. The ‘Grand Thai’ takes you on a sensational journey, letting you taste the sweet, sour and salty of Thailand’s culinary creatives. The ‘Grand Indian’ spoons out crème de crème of Indian cuisine including Naan, Parota and Tandoori Roti. ‘The Tea Lounge’ serves snacks, cakes and wood-fired pizzas, accompanied by the fabled Ceylon teas. ‘The Coffee Bar’ that basks in a colourful spot across the front lawn creates a Java dream, serving cappuccino, espresso and mocha along with freshly baked delights. The ‘Barnes Fusion Grill’ sizzles the sundown with Oriental, Arabic and Far Eastern cuisine with a sommelier to help you to the best wines. The ‘Piano Lounge’ is ideal for a twilight rendezvous; slowly nibble on scrumptious finger food as you bask in a magical tête-à-tête with your loved one, amidst dreamy piano music.

Around and About

The scenic patchwork of Nuwara Eliya is penned in by green, leafy mountains. Amble through its lavish tea gardens while taking in panoramas of the surrounding green. Delight in cool, balmy breezes and creeping mists that create the mood of an 18th century English village. Enjoy the informal, easy going ambiance of the Victoria Park and the Gregory’s Lake. Take in the spectacular bloom of the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. Spend time leisurely by the St Clair’s Falls and the Devon Falls. Trek in the Horton Plains National Park nestled 35-KM from Nuwara Eliya. Revel in the carnivals that take place throughout April, stirring the laid-back town to life with flower shows, music, horse races and golf and tennis tournaments.

As the afternoon chill starts to blow in your face, lazily, you walk down to the ‘Tea Lounge’. Wash down that delicious slice of wood fire pizza with a cup of tea and you are warm and content. It is time to feet up and read a book in the sequestration of your cosy room.

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Billiards / Snooker

Kids Play Area




Mini Bar

Safety Locker

Tea / Coffee Making Facility



Iron and Ironing Board

Room Heaters

Doctor on Call



Telephone with IDD

Shopping Arcade




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