Having come from cranky Capital Colombo, then through busy and bustling Kandy, arriving in laid back Nuwara Eliya was like a dream come true. The Glendower reflected the towns colonial heritage to a tee (the golf course is also just over the road). The extensive use of dark timber, brass and leather throughout added a certain charm, as did the immaculate rose gardens and topiary. A welcoming and intimate bar was further enhanced by the most capable and friendly barman. Other staff were occasionally useful but mostly filled the category of "hallway haunters" that generally melted away on approach. Above the bar is a full sized billiard table that is 160 years old and could tell a few tales I'm sure. When the fire place was lit, the ambience really picked up and accelerated away. The room was fine but the bathroom odours made us head into town to buy some incense, following a lack of staff action. We also had tp pester them continually for a set of towels. Meals here were ok. Just up the road is an Indian place and shortly after, the Grand Hotel, that served immaculate meals and with service second to none. Overall, I would recommend the Glendower for its unique and fading charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Glendower has been in existence for the last two decades and has developed from a charm English country motel to one of the most sort after boutique hotels in Nuwara Eliya. They have been continuously awarded various titles for their picturesque mini botanical garden and have hosted significant and sort after figures over the years. Explore Glendower and you wont be disappointed. The facilities and services you get supersedes all your expectations. The friendly attitudes of staff derives from its owners warm hospitability and attitude to say its visitors are god. Hotel Glendower also uses "Spa Ceylon" Branded Toilet amenities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glendower Hotel Nuwara Eliya