The Grand Hotel is an icon of luxurious accommodation the highest Sri Lankan city of Nuwara Eliya and 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.
An elegant High Tea on a manicured lawn; sip a stiff brandy by the blazing fire after a round of golf in the chill air. Is it England in the Days of the Raj? It may be the 21st century, but colonial splendour still reigns in all its past glory at the Grand Hotel. Built in 1891, this was the palatial residence of the former Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes; today we offer the ultimate in comfort and the best of traditions from the ‘good old days’ to all who seek the charms of our famed hill country landmark.
the Grand Hotel bedrooms present an air of gracious elegance. The laid back, languid and luxurious lifestyle of yesteryear still prevails on the slopes of this islands 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 Grand 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 at The Grand Hotel 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.
The Grand Hotel’s 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.