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Glendower Hotel

5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo
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268 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited for dinner as we wanted to try out a new option for a meal. The tables are in the natural shape of a tree trunk which is not symetrical and tad bit uncomfortable. The dining room is quite small. The price for each dish was not worth it. A portion of soup is Rs. 600! The chinese lunch... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did I expect too much? First room we were given had dirty stains on toilet seat. Moved to a room that was just a little grubby, but was cleaned next day. Linen and bed all clean though. Breakfast basic but ok. Staff helpful. Busy area, so expect noisy within and outside hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not actually stay in this hotel as they messed up our booking and left us stranded at 10pm! The staffs are not helpful and very reluctant to contact hotels.com to resolve the issue on the spot. As they were fully booked (or double booked..) we were forced to look for another hotel on our own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Classic Srilankan colonial experience With Beautiful colonial architecture, Hotel Glendower is situated at a very prominent location at NuwaraEliya as the property was probably bought by the current owner from a prominent British resident. Surprisingly this hotel is not as old as it looks... With its botanical gardens, its carefully architectural exteriors, colonial style interiors, English and Welsh artefacts, olden... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had lunch here. Chinese menu with some Thai. Service, staff and food very average. No prawns despite extensive prawn dishes. Pestered by flies around table. Price reasonable but food mediocre. Would not go again.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had visited along with family. Hired car from Colombo. Stayed Kandy 2 days and then went to Nuwara. Compare to Kandy, Nuwara is the best area to spend the time. Here all hotels will not have Fans or Ac ( Even any five star). In the may, the max tem goes to 23 Degc in the morning and night 18... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stayed for two days- both were good, Rooms are tidy and clean with Cable TVs facility . staff were friendly and had a good meals...Overall experience was good.(blanket, Cupboard, Mirror and Table, Reading Table, Bed Side Tables, soap, bath tub). No tea in the room (tea bags with water heater and clean Towels is suggested)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you want to try a colonial hotel without overpaying for it, this is the place to go to. The rooms are big, and the staff is extremely friendly. We had take-away breakfast, so cannot comment on the restaurant.

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Alice Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This was perfect for our overnight stay in 'little England'. Big rooms and a building oozing colonial charm. The gardens are beautiful and the bar and log fire perfect touches. Lots of hot water in the evening but none in the morning but that was the only issue. I would recommend this place for sure.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We booked two rooms (No 1 & 2) - both were good. We didn't try their food. I would not hesitate to visit this place. Overall experience was good.This hotel was certainly better than the other mid range hotels that I've visited in Nuwara Eliya. PROS: Rooms were kept neat, the washrooms were clean. Cable TVs had good selection of... More 

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