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Glendower Hotel

5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 19 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed here just recently. Milano & staff could not do enough to please us & always with a smile. The service was fantastic & the atmosphere if the hotel definitely definitive of Little England. You could sense the history in the atmosphere of the hotel. Food was good & location was within easy walking distance to town. I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A splendid boutique hotel in a 150 years old Colonial Building with nice rooms, small but a beautiful garden, lovely breakfast and Fantastic service. Many thanks to the manager Mr. Chandana for complimentary upgrading our room from standard to suite. A must recommended for those who want a homely stay in Nuwara Eliya. Located just 5 minutes walk to The... More

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Hotel Glendower G, General Manager at Glendower Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Hotel Glendower Nuwara Eliya and for your encouraging review. We are delighted that you loved the experience and appreciated your compliments on our rooms, garden, dining options and the service. It is our great pleasure to hear that you feel home. We are glad you found the location just five minutes walk to the... More

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful location - breath-taking! Unfortunately the Glendower Hotel needs a fair bit of work to come close to that! The rooms are clean and neat, but old and in need of a revamp. The bed in our room was sooooooo bad we nearly slept on the floor! The other guests we were with didn't get that... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The place is near the Victoria Park. The entrance, garden is very beautiful and filled with flowers. Rooms are tidy and clean. The rooms were furnished with good facilities. (blanket, Cupboard, Mirror and Table, Reading Table, Couch, Bed Side Tables, Towels, soap, bath tub). No tea in the room (tea bags and a water heater is suggested) Room service is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We (family with two four-year old girls) visited Nuwara Eliya off-season in May and seemed to be the only guests. We were greeted warmly and had a nice and large room reserved for us. One has to understand that this is indeed an old house dating from the colonial days, so room layout, bathroom plumbing etc. might not be up... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Nuwara Eliya would live on forever in my mind for nothing but Glendower. The wooden structure, the dew swept lawn and the palate of colours the flowers had to offer in the misty garden. What a peaceful retreat !! During my stay one evening when it rained, the fireplace inside was enchanting. Atleast 20-25 different varieties of flower shrubs grow... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The best thing about this hotel is its location. Out the front door is the sprawling golf course, up the road to the left is the inviting garden and patio of the Grand Hotel and within a 10 minute walk is Nuwara Eliya's city center. Also, this is a convenient base to travel 45+ minutes to Horton Plains National Park... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Good value hotel. Very English style. Quite quaint inside and the rooms were a touch dark. Bathroom could do with updating but worked well enough. The manager was excellent and organised a trip to Horton plains for us. The restaurant was overpriced.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The staff at this hotel is very helpful, polite and friendly. Nice and beautiful hotel with decorated interiors which makes it feels like home. Price is a bit steep, but worth paying to get an old school colonial and cosy feel. Had a nice chinese/thai dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

High price ,even by european standards, rooms not ready by 5p.m.! pot of tea takes 40 mins to arrive! miserly breakfast, dirty bathroom,bad plumbing,this place is not colonial ,it just has old and tired furniture,sort of stuff available in some u.k. charity shops. They are trading on a past reputation ,the only thing colonial about the place is the plumbing,... More

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Address: 5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
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