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Glendower Hotel

5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Kandy, Sri Lanka
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Lovely building. Large, comfortable and spotless rooms. Very helpful, friendly management and staff. Very colonial bar and lounge with Chesterfield leather seating. Beautifully polished wood floors. Breakfast (included) is perfectly adequate. Dinner menu is unnecessarily complicated by small (1 person) medium (2) and large (4) sizes for each dish. Portions are not generous, taste is bland and not great value... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked this hotel to stay for our honeymoon. It wasn't easy to find the best place. We both went through so many places. From hills to the beach. Finally this got picked. And we are sure it was the perfect choice we made. If your taking public transport, book the air conditioned train going from Col fort to Nanuoya.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Booked two rooms via the booking engine available in their website with FULL payment. And once we arrived at the hotel only a single room have been booked under our name and the entire hotel was fully booked. If the management wants to accept online bookings, at least verify whether the process works correctly first. Traveled during a long weekend... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed in this beautiful property in 2012, and back then they have charged a reasonable amount .But we have decided to go there again in last month (FEB 2014) the prices are almost doubled but not the service or any upgrading of the rooms. We got a twin room with two beds kept together to make one large bed... More

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

In the Glendower Hotel you feel you have traveled back in time. Here this isn't meant positively. The only thing they meticulously take care of is the wooden floor, all the rest of the hotel seems like it has not been renovated since the British ruled Ceylon. The bathrooms in both of our rooms had an unpleasant smell, plus one... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

we stayed here for 1 night.. the place has a colonial charm to it.. with wooden flooring, old style furniture and spacious rooms.. our room was on the ground floor facing the garden.. the bathroom was quite huge.. The breakfast was good with all the traditional dishes.. the manager was cooperative when we informed him that we were vegetarians... he... More

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Also Known As:
Glendower Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Address: 5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya District > Nuwara Eliya
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Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
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