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Grand Hotel Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#10 of 146 hotels in Nuwara Eliya
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.1
Value
3.8
Travelers' Choice
Grand Hotel, an Iconic Landmark of Sri Lanka situated in the high elms of Nuwara Eliya (known as "Little England" or "Switzerland of the East"), counts on a heritage exceeding 131 years. Enchanted with the tranquility and beauty of the salubrious climes of Nuwara Eliya, Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Ceylon during the era from 1830 to 1850 built the Barnes Hall at his own expense, which now stands as the legendary "Grand Hotel" Whilst maintaining the British Colonial architecture, the Hotel has evolved to resonate palatial grandeur blended with exceptional hospitality that has surpassed the expectations of many a visitor.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Parking
Public wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Bicycles available
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian and 3 more

Location

Full view
80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
3603Reviews23Q+A100Room tips
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Chammi wrote a review Today
20 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I spent Three enchanting nights on September in the Grand Hotel and this is a surprise birthday gift to him. Thank you so much for the beautiful cake which you given at your Main restaurant to my husband. What a beautiful hotel in Nuwara Eliya. Management and the staff very welcome all the Guests. Well maintained place. Enough space for parking. Everything about the hotel was extraordinary! Everyone, from Top Managers to the wait staff, were ultra professional, attentive, kind and friendly. The place was superb and the rooms are maintained well and the buffet’s are included with a wide vatiety of delicious foods. Really enjoyed and recommended to everyone. We enjoyed all days live music presentation while having dinner. Many thanks for organization. One of the best experiences we had in Nuwara Eliya and it was super great.. A Special Thanks to you Mr. Chandana Udayasiri, Senior Chef who gave us delicious meals and to everyones who served everything in Barnes Restaurant. Thank you for your excellent service and until we meet again! . Love you all TEAM GRAND.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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F Kadeeja Hasaan wrote a review Yesterday
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The grand hotel in Nuwaraeliya , one of the best hotels in the island to spend your holidays. The service offered by the staff members are absolutely amazing, everyone takes responsible for their own job role. The food is OMG.. every bite of all the dishes were Divine.. the hotel is so beautiful and clean.. on a special note I would like to add that, they went beyond their duties to make the food for my little 7 month old. I could not ask for more. Thank you so much for everyone at the Grand hotel.. your service is undoubtedly the best I have experienced… all the very best.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Shanita Weerasinghe wrote a review Yesterday
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I have been to Grand Hotel twice and both time I had awesome experience! The rooms are well maintained, comfortable and the garden views are eye catching The food was also amazing, the variety was unmatched and everything tasted great! Most importantly the staff and service is something that I must really mention, we felt really welcomed the whole time. Special thanks to Eranda, Anupama and Sasanka attending our needs very efficiently.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Natalie N wrote a review Sep 25
1 contribution
Enjoyed the stay very much. Service was excellent and food was really good too. Everyone enjoyed them selves. They had something for the kids as well. The rooms had the olden touch with modern amenities as well. Good value for what we spent.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Shalindra d wrote a review Sep 24
Chilaw, Sri Lanka1 contribution
Hey Grand, I am an Evonsian and this was the second time at Grand. One of the great places I visited. All facilities I had were awesome. Definitely I will be back for having this royal themed feeling. Great hospitality. Keep it up. Cheers
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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ROCHAND AGRO PHARMA PVT LTD wrote a review Sep 24
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Service was extraordinary and remarkable. They are well organized. Room and it's arrangements are perfect. Garden and Swimming pool are well maintained. Grand Support team are always helpful and understanding about requirements of visitors.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Linda P wrote a review Sep 20
5 contributions
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Having wonderful cocktails made by Amila De Silva at Grand Hotel, Nuwaraeliya. The service and helpful staff make a visit here so enjoyable it's a must to visit. The gardens are a delight and the decor of the hotel is beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brecht P wrote a review Sep 19
5 contributions
Me and my friend went for dinner twice, and stayed for one night. We were charmed, by the kindness, and quality of service by EVERYONE in the staff, even the gardeners and cleaning staff was very professional and they all spoke english. The Service and the food in the restaurants was perfect, the hotel has 4-5 different restaurants so there is plenty of variation for everyone. The hotel has plenty of activities during daytime for all the guests aswell. The rooms had all the luxury we couldve wished for. The hotel had the traditional colonial style, and has lots of history. We have been to the “best hotel in sri lanka” a few days before in habarana and i can honestly say, this hotel is much better in every single way. When we return to sri lanka, we will return to this place for sure. I highly recommend this hotel to everyone. Yeah...its not the cheapest hotel out there, but its worth every dime!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Del wrote a review Sep 18
Sri Lanka4 contributions
Hand down one of the best places we have stayed. Spotlessly kept well maintained exterior and interior with the old charm of the british era and the best of Sri lankan Hospitality. The staff go out of the way to make you comfortable. Constantly good food and drinks at all there restaurants with super attentive service. The kids loved the space and the beautifully kept gardens.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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James H wrote a review Sep 16
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We were greeted by a welcoming staff member by the name of Hashan. Who immediately took us to a table and made us feel very welcome. Hashan went above and beyond and was extremely helpful. We enjoyed a beautiful Sri Lanka tea while sitting in the amazing garden.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$104 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceNuwara Eliya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Post Office Nuwara Eliya (0.3 miles), 19th Hole Pub (0.1 miles), and Visit Nuwara Eliya (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Grand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grand Indian, Barnes Hall, and Coffee Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Grand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Is The Grand Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nuwara Eliya.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Grand Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Grand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Grand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Arabic, Indonesian, Tamil, Sinhala, and Nepali.