COLONIAL DELUXE HOTEL | 156 STANDARD ROOMS | 65 DELUXE ROOMS | 6 SUITES
The Grand Hotel in the hill station Nuwara Eliya has a heritage exceeding a 100 years. The former residence of Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Sri Lanka from 1830 to 1850 and the Grand Hotel is an excellent example of a mansion from the Elizabethan era. It retains the stateliness and grandeur of a Colonial Mansion and rightfully claims its place as one of the best hill country hotels in Asia.
Like a misplaced bit of Europe set in the centre of a tropical island, the hill country resort town of Nuwara Eliya nestles in a cradle formed by three mountains at an elevation of 6,182 feet (1,884 meters) above sea level. Known as “Little England” or “Switzerland of the East,” it is situated 170 km. east of Colombo in the Central Province. Carpets of fragrant green velvet tea cover the hills, while majestic waterfalls tumble down from their source high in the mist-shrouded mountains.
Tudor style architecture and Victorian homes set amidst Boxwood and Firs overlook the calm waters of Lake Gregory, flowers bloom in parks and gardens, hunting and fishing trophies decorate the walls of old buildings transporting you back in time to the tranquillity of a bygone era….
When your eyes grow heavy with sleep, retire to your bedroom which presents an air of gracious elegance. As you lie beneath soft blankets and cocoon yourself in a circle of warmth, listen to the swish of the fir trees as they dance in time to the whistle of the winds outside your window.
The laid back, languid and luxurious lifestyle of yesteryear still prevails on the slopes of the island’s hill country, and is reflected in the furniture and fittings of the Grand Hotel.
156 Elegantly furnished rooms including 3 Presidential Suites and 3 Deluxe Suites overlook the magnificent, award-winning gardens of the Grand Hotel filled with beautifully laid out beds of flowers.
Rooms in the new wing of the hotel overlook the golf course and present a soothing view of the rolling greens and fairways.
The Deluxe and Standard rooms are equipped with piped music, heaters and well appointed bathrooms with both bath and shower.
Additional features in the 65 deluxe rooms include TV with national channels, Mini Bar and a range of guest amenities.
The Public Bar is probably the most popular meeting place. It is located right next to the Billiard Room which has 3 Billiard tables of international size and standards. The winds might howl outside, but guests are kept comfortably warm both inside and out, as they sip their drinks by a blazing log fire.
The Supper Club with its panoramic bar and lounge and elegantly furnished dining area serves a la carte meals in an intimate and romantic atmosphere.
The third bar at the Grand Hotel is a dispense bar which serves the Main Restaurant, Coffee Shop and lounge areas.
Products & Services: 3 Presidential suites, 3 deluxe suites, 65 deluxe rooms, 156 standard rooms with heaters, banquets & conference facilities, boardroom facility, billiards, tennis, gym, health centre, sauna facility
Check-in/Check-out Time: Check-in is 12.00 noon and Check-Out is 11.00 a.m. An earlier Check-in or later Check-out can be requested on a case by case basis and the resort may agree depending on availability.Address: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Airport: Bandaranaike – Colombo International