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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service in this hotel which is more English than the English is truly amazing. The setting, building and immaculate gardens are all hugely impressive. The waiters are dressed perfectly and are ever so helpful. Not bad value either! A definite place tourists should visit to get a feel of old colonial 'Ceylon'.

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Wingfield, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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We stayed at the Hill Club for one night during our stay in Nuwara Eliya. We had read about it being an old colonial club and got exactly what we expected! Yes it is a bit old and a bit shabby in places but you really felt like you were being taken back in time. Staff were mostly friendly and...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel with sprawling lawns. All staff dressed in suits - very old school. In fact probably too old school for some... you need a coat and tie for dinner - if you don't have one they provide it. Staff were very nice and helpful at all times.

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Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful place to visit. You feel like you've been transported back in time. The dining room was from a bygone era. The waiters wore white gloves and the service and food was excellent. The nights are quite cool so it was perfect to find a hot water bottle had been placed in our beds with the turn down service.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed two nights and found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. The rooms themselves are big and spacious and the bathroom is clean with a good shower (we were in room 5). You can hear people walking along the corridor but we found that in most hotels in Sri Lanka - pack your ear plugs. The restaurant is...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night here and absolutely loved it. There are so many things you could say about the place - the strange traditions that have lasted until today, the not so amazing food. But the Hill Club is an experience rather than a place!! In particular I loved: the service, particularly a waiter called Benedict who just instinctively knew...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had formal dinner (jackets and ties required) at this very fine and quintessentially 19th century English establishment. If you are not staying at this hotel, make sure you request a tour of the premises and you will be treated to one of the cheapest ways to travel back in time. Visit the shop, billiard room, the bar and the...

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London, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its what bad english hotels used to be like way back when so not sure why the Hill Club has to try and emulate that ! The staff are friendly and efficient but the rooms are sooooo dated and the food was overcooked and poorly presented (UK 1950s!). With an update this hotel could be exceptional. Location is great ,...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You certainly feel a sense of England when pulling up the drive and seeing the grey stone building. The grounds were beautiful and I wish I had had more time to enjoy them. I loved the creaking, carpeted floor boards. The reading room was a place that one would love to curl up in, and they had plenty of books...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hill Club was originally a Planters Club and has its own tradition. It has the proud distinction of hosting Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Sri lanka and the cutlery which was used the royal banquet is displayed in the hotel. The formal dining room serves a 5 course dinner however one has to be dressed formally with a...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Hill Club Restaurant
Hill Club Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hill Club is an exclusive members only Club, established in 1876, by the British Planters and continues as a prestigious club in Nuwara Eliya, which is surrounded by Tea Estates. With the British Planters moving out, The Hill Club remained and still remains a Members ONLY club after having opened it doors to Srilankans. To sustain the Club and to maintain same, the Club was opened to temporary members ( Tourist) Traditions are still maintained where Gentleman is required to wear Suit for Dinner and a lady smartly dressed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hill Club

Address: 29 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $71 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hill Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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The Hill Club Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Hill Hotel Nuwara Eliya
The Hill Hotel
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“get a room overlooking the lawn”
 of 5 bubbles DakiniD, 1 week ago | Read review
“Front facing rooms at the end of each wing are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Voyeur-ger, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms facing the front garden are awesome”
 of 5 bubbles Aftabalam, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Try another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles TheGarageMan, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“Top, front section facing the entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles Baddrika123travel, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
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