A please that like no other the best place to enjoy the English and admire the most colonial type treatment with more guest service with tea and cookies all very good and best place to stay in style like a English man
This is what we had booked for our 2 day stay based on the highly reccommeded reviews online and Blog Articles from fellow travellers . With an open mind we decided to judge after our stay . On day 1 With a drop in temperature we could see most of the late check in guests huddled in the parlour sipping on their welcom drink same as us . There was something very homely about the parlour room . A walk is highly recommended in the Garden within the hotel premesis . The guest coordinator in charge upgraded us to a family suite of 2 bed room instead of providing two separate suite rooms , which turned out to be even better . The view happened to be the front part of the hotel where you could see the guests walking in and also the wide garden which boasts of the Gigantic Bull Bay tree with Huge white flowers . Next day was pongal and every guest was welcomed with the hosts claid in traditional ethnic attire , The women in Beautiful sarees with sweet smelling flowers in their hair and vermillion on their forehead where as the men in a cotton Half sleeve shirt and a lungi . No complains about the breakfast . Every dish off the counter both multicuisine and the local cusine was excellent . The courteous waiters make frequent rounds asking "tea sir / tea madam" thus keeping you well caffinated for your day :) As for places to visit close by you can definitely go for the speed boat ride , shop for fresh fruits at a nearby fruit vendor hub and also pay a short visit to the age old post office . We lunched at a Thai restaurant (again within the hotel premesis) Authentic food . Must try the sticky rice and mango dessert . As for the main course most of the items are uniquely flavoured so your are bound to enjoy (I suggest you Lunch / dine atleast once here ) the spa section is decent (I would'nt say exceptional )any how the masseuse here are well experienced . The indoor pool is the highlight of this place. Soak in and relax while listening to live classical music played on the intrument flute and sitar . Again based on the online reviews we orderd indian food from the near by retaurant (which I believe belongs to the hotel ) called the The Grand - coffee bar . Bad experience :( the biryani was half cooked with semi boiled rice and the roti was too rubbery , Butter chicken was okay to eat . Make sure you dine within the hotel or at a different place . OVERALL love everything about this place . The aged furniture to the service and hospitality provided by the hotel staff . A warm and charming place at the right location . NOTE: They provide accomodation for your driver / staff /help . I have attached few pictures of the hotel premesis and also the room.…
i spent two nights at this hotel for a business function in Nuwara Eliya.as a repeat guest i was upgraded to a junior suite.stay was very remarkable and this hotel is a pure bliss. the rooms were outstanding.staff was very kind and helpful.
The staff are truly excellent and cannot do enough to ensure your stay is comfortable. We were greeted on the street by a delightful concierge who showed us through to reception. All a very pleasant experience despite the need to be careful. The staff were perfect as always. A weekend to remember
We came all the way from Colombo to spend the weekend after lockdown. Hotel was Soo keen about covid protocols. We love this hotel and we love to stay again and again. We hope to visit again on December for Christmas Eve.