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Glendower Hotel

5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Nuwara Eliya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my most memorable stays in Nuwara Eliya. Glendower is a small seven room hotel, but with a homely feeling. Amazing colonial building and furniture, superb services by always attentive staff. The food they serve in the King Prawn restaurant is a delight. To have a cup of ceylon tea in there beautiful garden is a cup to cherish.... More 

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Guna, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is at very good location . Old British colonial bungalow converted into a very good hotel .Staff are friendly and cheerful . Only problem I found was with bathrooms.Taps were leaking and is very old and out dated.There is too much scope of improvement in it.Garden facing rooms are very good.I had breakfast there which was simply great.Liked... More 

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Great Northwest
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166 reviews 166 reviews
107 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 1 night in March 2015. Pluses: Great old colonial building. It used to be a Britisher's lodge. Dark wood and Tudor styling Proper dark whiskey bar Snooker & billiards upstairs Lovely garden with topiaries Next door to the Grand Hotel Walkable from bus station Free wifi Free breakfast Spacious rooms with sitting areas Minuses: It's a bit run... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice colonial hotel conveniently located in the middle of this town, within walking distance to the market place and Victoria Park. They do have a Chinese restaurant on premise. Grand Indian restaurant is also nearby. Nuwara Eliya being a small place, food options are very few. I found this hotel is very convenient in terms of location and food options.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The outside of the hotel is very pretty with a classic look and beautiful flowers and garden. The rooms on the other hand need some refurbishing. The rooms are a bit small and you can hear people talking or walking by outside of your room. The good thing was that there was not... More 

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Norwich, Norfolk
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25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old colonial hotel , a bit worn around the edges but nice all the same, there's a couple of nice lounges where they lit a log fire in the evenings. There's a bar which opens at six, populated by locals. A great soundtrack but a bit loud . Nice staff, the dining room served all types of food which... More 

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Sospel, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The only good thing to say about this hotel is that it is too small for groups. Rooms are poorly furnished, with a pervasive smell of damp. Bathroom window curtains have mould growing inside their seams. - need I say more? The overall ambiance is of decay and dilapidation. A miserable little manager's table sits on a chewed up rug... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed 2 nights here which we enjoyed. The location is very good with a nice walk alongside the golf course into town. The rooms were comfortable but need refurbishing - a bit shabby - would have given an excellent review if it were not for this. The food was good and we really enjoyed the bar and lounge. A... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

As a local I would rate this hotel and restaurant as zero. I am both an Australian/ Sri Lankan citizen and I have experienced restaurants in many parts of the world. Many foreigners do not know that they are being ripped off in style. I dined at this place recently and was served with chicken fried rice which didn’t have... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It was one of the most expensive at the same time amongst the best meals ! The lady customer next to us was rude and the staff were very polite in replying to her. Good patience. Ambiance was good. I dont mind paying since quality was good.

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