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The Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel, an Iconic Landmark of Sri Lanka situated in the high elms of Nuwara Eliya (known as "Little England" or "Switzerland of the East"), counts on a heritage exceeding 127 years. Enchanted with the tranquility and beauty of the salubrious climes of Nuwara Eliya, Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Ceylon during the era from 1830 to 1850 built the Barnes Hall at his own expense, which now stands as the legendary "Grand Hotel" Whilst maintaining the British Colonial architecture, the Hotel has evolved to resonate palatial grandeur blended with exceptional hospitality that has surpassed the expectations of many a visitor.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Free Internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Park View
Centrally Located
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It is one of the oldest and biggest hotels in the area. Knowing that, we actually did not expect much but after staying here for three nights, I am sad to bid goodbye. It was a truly wonderful experience from beginning to end. The staff - all that we met were all passionate with
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A colonial style hotel. Good for the families with small kids since they have a play area, a children park with swings, a warm water pool and of course a beautiful garden to play. Nice spread of buffet with Scrumptious Food. But having the smart casual dress code for the main
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Stayed here for 1 night. The original building is very old and follows the colonial style. Very impressive with friendly and helpful staff. Nice indoor swimming pool where you can relax and chill. The gardens are extensive and beautifully maintained. The rooms are a good size
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Called in briefly over lunch time. Happy with what we had but less than impressed when leaving a tip of about 11% it was greeted with a scowl. The only time on our trip when we were not wholly impressed by the service.
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A really quirky interesting place to stay. Very comfortable and clean. Bedrooms on the small side but the bathrooms are big and luxurious with a bath too. The Thai restaurant was extremely good and very reasonably priced. The wine bar is fun and with the snooker room and log
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Response from Refhan R, General Manager at The Grand Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear 851gill, Thank you for sharing you beautiful review with us on TripAdvisor. It is truly encouraging for me and my team to receive such positive feedback from our valued guests and thank you for the recommendations given. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, and let us know of your plans to visit Nuwara Eliya again in the future. Yours Sincerely Refhan Razeen General Manager Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
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This is the dining area provide in room 151 also know as one of the three President Suites
Dear Guest Full board Triple Room will be 44000/- for one night. for more information please contact reservations +94522222881. Thank You
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Dear Anil Thank you very much for your inquire about The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya. Full double will be 36000/- LKR for one nights. for more information please contact resevations +94522222881 Thank you
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Dear Guest we do weddings and for more information please contact reservations@grandhotel.lk Thank you
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Hello, Apologize for the inconvenience, Could please forward the same e--mail to, fom@grandhotel.lk Many thanks!
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On our way to Grand went to labukalee plantation it's a good place to spend some time.
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"Rooms at the front have the nicest views of the gardens and town."
"If you're traveling as a group, as"
"Ask for a room facing the front and check room before accepting it."
"we only stopped one night so didnt have time to way that up"
"my room overlooked the gardens which was pleasent and very quiet"
US$91 - US$3,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
grand hotel nuwara eliya
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceNuwara Eliya
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