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Grand Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Old grand British vibe, I visited several times room are very comfortable and well-furnished. Public rooms were interesting. Accommodation spacious and well equipped. It has many restaurants and cafes that serves the best tea you can have in Sri Lanka. The main restaurant serves as a buffet restaurant with a wide variety of food. The lunch buffet is around 3000 slopes (around 20us$)

Got a taste of the colonial past, of the English Governor General's summer retreat in the Srilankan mountains. A beautiful building with splendid interiors maintained in their antique glory. Affordable property right in the centre of the quaint little town. A must stay location in Srilanka.

Stopped here as I was staying In the hill club, the high tea here was value for money, Rs2500 for a stack of cakes, burgers and unlimited tea. Staff were nice & the hotel is modern and HUGE! You have to see this hotel if you are staying close by.. it's a sight in its self.

This was a wonderful hotel to stay at in our time in the tea plantation highlands of Sri Lanka. Set in a beautifully manicured garden, this comfortable hotel was a pleasure to stay at. The staff were always helpful and obliging and pleasant to deal with. Our meals were wonderfully varied, and suited all tastes and diets. Our room was comfortable and had all the conveniences we would expect of a Grand Hotel. It was a wonderful place to rest at the end of the travelling day.

we sat at the patio, the service is good and the portion of the pastry with a bit of o local fares is nice.. Its absolutely photogenic facing the famed manicured gardens in front..The decor and corridors inside the hotel is equally magnificent due to the fact much colonial history and old world charm associated with this fine establishment. Best of all, its not that expensive to enjoy high-tea for 2 less with that fraction cost compared with Hong Kong!

This hotel is certainly grand :-). On arrival we were met at the front door and escorted to the lobby where we were greeted with tea and they checked us in, after an early start with a long journey this was great as we didn't wait at the desk. The room was well equipped and of a traditional decor after going to our room we had a walk around and the grounds of this hotel are picturesque, we had lunch on the front lawn which was a very reasonable price. The service from all of the staff was amazing and cannot be faulted in any way. My only reason for not giving it a 5* rating was our room was located on the back on the hotel I believe where the road was and the garden has lights on all night. We had a 5am start the following morning and no black out blinds meant the room was light all night. Overall a lovely stay and would definitely recommend.

It was in April 2016 I was on a vacation in Nuwaraeliya with Family. The Grand Hotel had a Buffet in their Thai Restaurant during this summer period. They had thai Staff flown from Thailand. It was a super buffet. It was real thai and even in Colombo I have not tasted dishes like those. Arrangement was superb. Hope they will continue the good work. We were struggling to find a place to eat in Nuwaraeliya and finally found this place. Thanks Grand Hotel.

Had gone with my family .the hotel is superb . The rooms are quite spacious and clean. The staff at the hotel is very polite and sincere.the restaurant also serves some authentic local food. Overall an excellent experience

This hotel is simply perfect. Set among lush and carefully tended gardens, complete with sculptured trees, it is a relic of a bygone era of lavish hospitality. After dinner at the superb buffet, enjoy a game of snooker in the huge billiards room and then retire to your well appointed bedroom for a good night's rest. Most highly recommended.

This is really an old lady of grand hotels. The interior is a real experience of colonial times with beautiful furniture, a grand entrance and an elegant dining room. The rooms were very comfortable and the buffet breakfast was extensive. Perhaps the most surprising find were the gardens which were extensive, beautifully maintained and full of flowers. This hotel is a gem.

Grand Hotel Rd Nuwara Eliya

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Nuwara Eliya District within a short walk of Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, Grand Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Victoria Park. This 154-room, 4-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like free self parking and a fitness center. Also near this Nuwara Eliya hotel are Galway Forest Reserve and Pedro Tea Factory.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Grand Indian, which specializes in Indian cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 154 rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Safes and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Grand Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a library, and a terrace.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1966 reviews