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Glendower Hotel

5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are the kind of tourist who appreciates the opportunity to do a bit of time-travelling going back to the era of the British when you visit Nuwara Eliya, then Glendower Hotel might be something for you. We absolutely loved our stay here. Sure there were some nails sticking up from the beautiful, polished floorboards and the wi-fi maybe... More 

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Janik J, Owner at Glendower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Erol T, Thank you so much for staying at Hotel Glendower, we greatly appreciate the lovely review that does justice to our historic / warm property and the friendly staff. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you again soon. I apologise about the Nails sticking out of the floorboard... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family always enjoy the full meal in this hotel because its always taste like our mams kitchen. Special with all kind soup and the noodles... enjoy my friends... Also we take more to home also with their take away facility. When we entering the hotel its says well come to little England.

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Janik J, Owner at Glendower Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us and dining at the King prawn restaurant we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I don't think there could be a better compliment than to be compared your mother's kitchen we as a team at Hotel Glendower are delighted to hear that. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Montreux, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I read some of the older posts thats said some negative things about this place, but i heard from some friends who had been there recently and they told me it was a fantastic place and that it had been upgraded to a great extent. They had all the necessary facilities, Lovely food, an amazing traditional english breakfast included in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I like to stay at this hotel because of the friendly stuff and the style of this hotel makes me feel good . I use to stay at this hotel for many time,and I recommend my friends to stay at Glendower hotel.

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Thank khalid a
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very nice with old english furniture. Very antique and beautiful. Has a beautifully maintained garden. The rooms are big and spacious. The toilet has hot water. We loved tha ambiance of the hotel. The staff were friendly and very welcoming and helpful. There is room for improvement but over all the hotel is a great choice. Plus... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

At arrival we got a free room upgrade. The room was smelly and the bathroom was very bad. Hotel is very outdated and since the opening many many years ago nothing has been done to the place. Staff was friendly, but clothing untidy. Diner was good, although no fresh ingredients (deep frozen). Garden was a bit disappointing. We will never... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Noisy construction site and road, insects on the dinner table..however nice staff. Thr bathroom isnt well equipped with shower gel... Overall a horrible night, not recommended. Didnt meet our expectations for the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch. The Glendower Hotel has a chinese restaurant. Both the prawns and beef black bean sauce was nice. Cold beer and wine. No wifi. Staff friendly but poor english speaking. The location of the hotel is good, nice walks around the place.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Nice enough, quiet hotel. Clean, spacious rooms and shower, but there was some sort of odd smell in the room at night. Views from the front are better than back side views of laundry and satellite dishes. Buffet style food is good, cutlery and glassware is clean, but don't try to move your placemat...it's stuck to the table. Staff is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

This place was so disappointing. It was tired, felt dirty and uncared for. Staff were fine and overcame issues but were not really friendly as I found elsewhere in cheaper and more expensive places. I am sure this was great 15 years ago but the glam has gone. No atmosphere in the bar despite great decor. Such a shame.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Glendower has been in existence for the last two decades and has developed from a charm English country motel to one of the most sort after boutique hotels in Nuwara Eliya. They have been continuously awarded various titles for their picturesque mini botanical garden and have hosted significant and sort after figures over the years. Explore Glendower and you wont be disappointed. The facilities and services you get supersedes all your expectations. The friendly attitudes of staff derives from its owners warm hospitability and attitude to say its visitors are god. Hotel Glendower also uses "Spa Ceylon" Branded Toilet amenities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glendower Hotel

Address: 5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $80 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Glendower Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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