Grand Hotel is an excellent architectural structure of the Elizabethan era and is also the former mansion of Sir Edward Barnes who was the Governor of Sri Lanka during 1830-1850. With luxury settings and an ambience of ancient times where royalty roamed, this hotel offers a range of facilities to make your holiday in the hill country a perfect one. From exotic buffets and a la carte dishes, the hotel caters for various occasions and events.
Located towards the central highlands of the country, the Grand Hotel is found tucked away in the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya. Famed as a popular holiday resort, the town is found at over 1800 meters above sea level and approximately 180km away from Colombo. The closest railway station is Nanu Oya which is 5 km away from the town while buses run to and from the city from major towns on a regular basis.
The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya offers you comfortable and charming guestrooms which resonates the ambience of a bygone era. There are a number of 154 deluxe rooms with beautiful views of the surroundings while luxury awaits you in the form of 4 junior suites and 3 presidential suites. Basic amenities include heating facilities, cable television, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, telephone and hot baths while the accommodation is divided in to the Governor's wing and the golf wing.
Overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens the main restaurant of the Grand Hotel offers a vast spread of buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner while there is a show kitchen offering guests more choices of fine food. The food is perfected to an inexplicable standard with Western and Eastern dishes offered as a choice. The bar is a popular place where you can enjoy local and international spirits while mingling with friends and maybe enjoying some billiards as well. The Coffee shop is located closer to the main restaurant and serves light meals and snacks. For authentic Indian dishes you can head towards the Grand Indian Restaurant. The Grand Hotel also offers business and banquet facilities while for recreational purposes there is a sauna and massages to let you relax. Hotel services also include parking, laundry, room service, safety deposit boxes, wake-up calls, a 24 hour reception and also 24 hour security.
Golf enthusiasts will find it very interesting, since the golf club is located adjoining the Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya. The season is during April when the town comes alive with hoards of tourists visiting the town to spend the holiday season with family and friends. From horse racing events to the motor cross and from flower shows to various tournaments, you can have a wonderful time in Nuwara Eliya. You can visit the nearby Haggala Botanical Gardens, the Galway Forest Nature Reserve, tea factories and estates and many scenic water falls.