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:: Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka ::

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The Grand Hotel in the hill station Nuwara Eliya has a heritage exceeding a 100 years. The former residence of Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Sri Lanka from 1830 to 1850, the Grand Hotel is an excellent example of a mansion from the Elizabethan era. It retains the stateliness and grandeur of a Colonial Mansion and rightfully claims its place as one of the best hill country hotels in Asia.

Like a misplaced bit of Europe set in the centre of a tropical island, the hill country resort town of Nuwara Eliya nestles in a cradle formed by three mountains at an elevation of 6,182 feet (1,884 meters) above sea level. Known as “Little England” or “Switzerland of the East,” it is situated 170 km. east of Colombo in the Central Province. Carpets of fragrant green velvet tea cover the hills, while majestic waterfalls tumble down from their source high in the mist-shrouded mountains.

Tudor style architecture and Victorian homes set amidst Boxwood and Firs overlook the calm waters of Lake Gregory, flowers bloom in parks and gardens, hunting and fishing trophies decorate the walls of old buildings transporting you back in time to the tranquility of a bygone era….


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When your eyes grow heavy with sleep, retire to your bedroom which presents an air of gracious elegance. As you lie beneath soft blankets and cocoon yourself in a circle of warmth, listen to the swish of the fir trees as they dance in time to the whistle of the winds outside your window.

The laid back, languid and luxurious lifestyle of yesteryear still prevails on the slopes of this island’s hill country, and is reflected in the furniture and fittings of the Grand Hotel.

156 Elegantly furnished rooms including 3 Presidential Suites and 3 Deluxe Suites overlook the magnificent, award-winning gardens of the Grand Hotel filled with beautifully laid out beds of flowers.

Rooms in the new wing of the hotel overlook the golf course and present a soothing view of the rolling greens to relax your eyes and calm your soul.

The Deluxe and Standard rooms are equipped with piped music, heaters and well appointed bathrooms with bath and shower.

Additional features in the 65 Deluxe rooms include TV with national channels, Mini Bar and a range of guest amenities.



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Take a brisk walk or a lazy stroll and explore this quaint little town, and when the exercise creates the need for solid sustenance or the chill winds become too hot to handle, head for the welcoming warmth of the Grand Hotel.

Try our main restaurant and wrap yourself around a succulent steak served with garden fresh greens, ripe red tomatoes and baby potatoes followed by a dessert of bread pudding stacked full of dried fruits. Chase away the chill with a cup of hot chocolate or something stronger, as you sink back in a comfortable armchair by a crackling log fire – this indeed is heaven on earth. The Main Restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel, overlooks the beautiful gardens, and offers a wide choice in both Western and Eastern cuisine.

The Coffee Shop is also on the ground floor, located close to the Main Restaurant and specializes in serving light meals and snacks.The Public Bar is probably the most popular meeting place where guests gather to share anecdotes over a glass of the stuff that sends spirits soaring. It is located right next to the Billiard Room which has 3 Billiard tables of international size and standards. The winds might howl outside, but guests are kept comfortably warm both inside and out, as they sip their drinks by a blazing log fire.



The Supper Club with its panoramic bar and lounge and elegantly furnished dining area serves a la carte meals in an intimate and romantic atmosphere. If the mood of the moment makes you want to move to the music played at the Supper Club, grab your dinner partner and cut a dash on the dance floor.

The third bar at the Grand Hotel is a dispense bar which serves the Main Restaurant, Coffee Shop and lounge areas.



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Established in 1889, the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course situated right next to the Grand Hotel, is one of the most picturesque 18-hole golf courses in Asia. At an elevation of 1859 meters, the course is challenging with narrow fairways that require straight driving.

Founded by golfers from the Gordon Highland Regiment, it is the only course in the world where 15 of the 18 holes can be followed by a car. The other three holes are carved in to the side of a mountain, an area known as “Switzerland” by regulars at this course.

Fir trees line the fairways, a trout stream gurgles through the course and a game in the bracing air of this mountain course is every golfer’s dream..

The Galways Bird Sanctuary is within the town limits, and a 27 acre park is best seen in the month of April – when the official Nuwara Eliya “Season” gets underway.

This is the time of year when the sport of kings – horse racing – happens at the Nuwara Eliya Race Course. Boat rides on Lake Gregory, Garden and Flower shows, motor racing, golf and tennis tournaments take place around this time of year.

Visit one of the many tea factories perched high in the hills surrounding Nuwara Eliya, and learn how Sri Lanka’s “Green Gold:” is manufactured. It is here that the crème de la crème of Sri Lanka’s teas – the fragrant and delicately flavoured “high growns” – flourish.

Join the colourfully attired tea leaf pluckers as they skillfully move between the tea bushes, deftly picking “two leaves and a bud,” tossing them over their shoulders into wicker baskets slung on their backs.

Visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens to view its beautiful rose garden, exotic orchid house and extensive collection of ferns. Well worth a visit, the awe-inspiring and isolated Horton Plains at an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) are a stark expanse of misty grassland dotted with scraggy trees and ice-cold rivulets. Almost uninhabited, they are lonely yet exhilarating.

“World’s End” is a terrifying escarpment which drops vertically for about 1,000 feet (328 meters) and falls away almost as steeply for another 4,000 feet (1,312 meters). Black Eagles, Blue Magpies and other rare birds are found here, along with the occasional leopard, deer and jackal.

A land of cascading waters, Sri Lanka’s hill country is dotted with picturesque waterfalls of varying sizes, tumbling down from their distant origins high in the surrounding mountains.

The Nuwara Eliya town is located at the foot of “Pidirutalagala,” the island’s highest mountain which stands 2524 meters above sea level.

Move a bit further and climb Adam’s Peak, the famed holy mountain which has been a place of pilgrimage for over 1,000 years.

If speed turns you on, you could choose to shoot over white waters and raft the “Bridge on the River Kwai” gorge, go rock climbing, mountaineering, trekking, hiking, rowing or simply amble through the Nuwara Eliya town, and examine the beautiful old Colonial buildings that still stand tall, testaments to an era when this town was established as a health resort.

Take a brisk walk and let the chill winds and swirling mists energize your batteries. Then return to the Grand Hotel, relax by a crackling log fire and immerse yourself in serenity as you experience the Healing Touch of our Hill Country Paradise….


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Seating arrangements and services as required, including the supply of available Audio - Visual needing and banquet equipments.

Seating arrangements can be done as class room style 100 pax or theatre style 200 pax and U shape arrangement 75 pax with the head table.





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