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Glendower Hotel
Ranked #22 of 31 Hotels in Nuwara Eliya
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Cozy little hotel, very warm & nicely decorated. Norman, the manager is very polite & professional. Rest of the staff is also very friendly & helpful. Recommend this hotel to anyone looking for great value for the price. Good food with a nice spicy taste of Lanka.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

It's a very good hotel... With lost of English memories. Decent rooms... Food I haven't tried... But the hospitality given by Norman the general manager of the hotel was awesome... He made us feel homely... The nature look around the hotel is also good.... Especially the garden of the hotel which we were told that has won 1st prize for its beauty's and maintainence... Worth staying there.... Value for money

Stayed: May 2013
1  Thank vishalt1
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Very attractive hotel structure and rooms , a very nice garden and outer area..... 15 mins walking distance from the Nuwera Eliya Lake & 05 mins walk to bus station... Close to Grand Hotel... Price range around USD 65-75 for a Double Room for a night...

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
3  Thank Sam_PaulV
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I really liked this hotel for what it is - an old-style colonial guesthouse with a real British feel, a lot of old artifacts and it was really charming. Lovely garden as well, and location was nice close to the Grand hotel and the Hill Club. Service was also good, the management was nice and service minded.
I don't feel that the price stands in relation to the standard of the hotel though, it was after all old and scruffy, and the shower and bathroom including the amenities (a sample sale bag of shampoo and a small bar of soap) was not up to par in my opinion.
That said, I found that quite a lot of touristy things were heavily over priced in Sri Lanka in general, so maybe it is a general problem not just this hotel.

Room Tip: Family rooms were spacious, the others quite small.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank asiatravel2011
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Large bedrooms with nice aspect to garden. Gardens lovely especially for sitting in and having tea/coffee. Cosy indoor seating areas and bar. Staff extremely helpful- they arranged doctor's visit and a packed breakfast for a 5am start. Good pool room but why do all hotels charge for this? Food adequate; we wouldn't recommend the Chinese restaurant.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Christineplusfam
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We dropped by for lunch in the main (Chinese) restaurant. We ordered some sandwiches (egg sandwich and chicken sandwich) and some chicken nuggets with fries for our 4-year-old daughter. After 30 minutes, they brought one sandwich, soon followed by the other. Both were not very good. After a few more minutes we asked when the order for our daughter would come. The waiter said I didn't order any nuggets. I got upset because I had asked him for the child's menu and this was the first thing I ordered and repeated back to him. He still said it was my fault that I didn't order it. I then ordered it again. After 10 minutes he came back and said they ran out of chicken nuggets. We then ordered a cheese sandwich - I clearly repeated 5 times to add only cheese on the sandwich, nothing else. After 10 minutes he came back with a sandwich with lots of items on it except cheese. Maybe he just didn't understand English well. We left in a hurry.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Chose this hotel because it is very central. Colonial building stuffed with antiques. Very pretty, beautifully maintained garden. Rooms were spacious with comfortable beds, satellite TV and efficient hot showers but bring a plug if you want a bath. Friendly, helpful staff.

Room Tip: We had a suite with a pretty little sitting area. From what I could see from nosing around standard...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5 Grand Hotel Rd, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 31 Hotels in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $82 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Glendower Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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