The Grand Hotel

Nuwara Eliya | First Class

Once the residence of the former Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes, the Grand Hotel is Nuwara Eliya's oldest hotel and exudes old world grandeur (if a little faded these days). There’s a general ‘Country Club’ vibe about the property: expect waiters in white livery, roaring fires, chandeliers and polished dark wood furniture.

The accommodation is split between the Governor’s Wing and the Golf Wing. Rooms in the Governor’s Wing are colonial in décor and furnishings; whereas Golf Wing rooms are more contemporary in style and, as the name suggests, overlook the adjacent Nuwara Eliya golf course.

The Grand offers a choice of drinking and dining options. The afternoon High Tea of triangular, crust-free sandwiches and dainty cakes is legendary and not to be missed!

We Say
Conveniently located just a short walk from the centre of Nuwara Eliya.


Grand Hotel Rd, central Nuwara Eliya.

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 161 Rooms & suites
    • First Class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Main buffet restaurant
    • Grand Indian restaurant
    • Tea Terrace
    • Piano Lounge
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Billiards room
    • Small gym
    • Adjoins Nuwara Eliya golf course

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