I hated it, my partner loved it! I guess this explains the title.
-classy old traditional British-style building
-warm rooms (quite important as temperatures in Nuwara Eliya can drop quite drastically)
-no staff running behind you to get tips
-dvds rental (but do you really need it on holidays to Sri Lanka?)
-BEHAVIOUR OF THE STAFF - so patronising for all the locals!!! they try to behave like in the old times, they want to keep the British style but forgetting that slavery etc. is GONE in western world.
I hated every minute spent in this hotel, and if it wasn't for my partner, I would have changed it. our driver (local) could not enter the hotel because he was a local person despite me inviting him
-accommodation for drivers costs (usually in Sri Lanka it's complementary)
-expensive (including WIFI)
-you cannot eat diner in the restaurant unless man wears a tie and woman puts on a nice dress
-breakfast - served and small
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Hill Club Hotel Nuwara Eliya
- Hill Hotel Nuwara Eliya
- The Hill Hotel