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154 rooms from £150 per night
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“The mock Tudor facade tells a tale of an historic and iconic stay. Retaining the feel of an English country club with its manicured lawns, crackling fires and much-used billiards room. Old-world charm and family friendly facilities in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. Rather good in our book. ”

“The mock Tudor facade tells a tale of an historic and iconic stay. Retaining the feel of an English country club with its manicured lawns, crackling fires and much-used billiards room. Old-world charm and family friendly facilities in the heart of Nuwara Eliya. Rather good in our book. ”

Hotel Review

Built in 1828 as Barnes Hall, the home of the fifth Governor of Ceylon, The Grand Hotel has welcomed guests from across the globe since the late 19th Century. Expect straightforward period rooms and suites — some with space for little ones — as well as more opulent shared spaces. Take a dip in the indoor pool, hit the gym, then explore Nuwara Eliya, all before tucking into high tea on the manicured lawn. Evenings are for savouring top-notch fare at Grand Indian, Grand Thai or the elegant Magnolia Restaurant, followed by drinks in the piano lounge and a game of billiards. A historic property offering superbly friendly service and delicious food, The Grand Hotel is an excellent choice for a couple’s or family stay in Sri Lanka’s quaint hill capital.

Recommended for
  • Families
  • An iconic family stay with plenty of on site activities
 

Written by Saskia Walker

Recommended For

  • Families
  • An iconic family stay with plenty of on site activities
  • Great walks
  • Hike through Horton Plains to dramatic World’s End or climb Single Tree Hill
  • Other Activities
  • • Visit Mackwoods Tea Factory or Pedro Tea Factory for a tour and tasting
  • Watersports
  • Lake Gregory offers jetskiing, paddle boating and boat tours
  • Golf
  • The property is adjacent to Nuwara Eliya Golf Course
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • There is an old fashioned billiards room
  • Cycling
  • Bikes are available for guests to use
  • Local markets
  • Child friendly
  • Including dedicated outdoor play area
  • Gym
  • Fitness centre
  • Colonial
  • Family Suites
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Romantic
  • Traditional
  • Disabled access
  • Antiques
  • Restaurant
  • Grand Hotel
  • Hills & mountains

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Including dedicated outdoor play area
  • Parking
  • Free of charge
  • Gym
  • Fitness centre
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor
  • Family Suites
  • Bicycles available
  • Fireplace
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Safe
  • Games room
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Hike through Horton Plains to dramatic World’s End or climb Single Tree Hill
  • Other Activities
  • • Visit Mackwoods Tea Factory or Pedro Tea Factory for a tour and tasting
  • Watersports
  • Lake Gregory offers jetskiing, paddle boating and boat tours
  • Golf
  • The property is adjacent to Nuwara Eliya Golf Course
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • There is an old fashioned billiards room
  • Cycling
  • Bikes are available for guests to use
  • Local markets

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