The Grand is a beautiful quaint old hotel (built in the late 1800s), which retains its old English charm - wooden floors, decor, beautifully laid out gardens, the typical English afternoon tea, et al. Since the hotel adjoins the golf course, the general area is very green and picture perfect. In fact, the charm was so old worldly that our teen/ tween daughters were convinced that it would also house an English ghost !! Thankfully we had connecting rooms and all such fears were found to be be baseless :)
The food and service at the main buffet were simply outstanding with both breakfast and dinner being spreads for royalty. We were delighted to make acquaintance with the Executive Chef - Arosha Jayasinghe, who made our stay that much more special. We were celebrating our younger daughter's eleventh birthday on the day of our departure and for breakfast, she was treated to a very cute "smiley face" pancake and chocolate cake accompanied by flowers - a truly special start to the day.
The only minus of our stay was - the extremely long queues at the Indian restaurant adjoining the main hotel; they definitely need to increase the capacity of the place and also improve the food a bit.
All in all, we had a wonderful stay and would love to return.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
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