As large, old, colonial hotels go, this is a fine one. There was some confusion in finding our reservation upon our arrival, but the issue was quickly resolved, and the staff was most apologetic for the inconvenience. Subsequent to this little slip up, R L Luckshalyan went out of his way to ensure that we felt welcome, which was much appreciated. Our room in the colonial wing was large and comfortable with a pleasant view. Other than breakfast, we chose not to dine in the large dining room, having had our fill of Sri Lankan buffets. The menu in the smaller restaurant was excellent, however, and it was open around the clock. The common spaces in this lovely old building are charming and welcoming. We particularly liked the the "tea room" with its wonderful display of decorative Dilmah tea tins. The selection of teas was broad, and the tea itself was made to perfection. The staff was helpful and charming, particularly the room attendants. The grounds of The Grand are lovely, and the location of the hotel is convenient to downtown, markets, the other stately, old hotels in Nuwara Eliya, and of course to the golf course. All in all, this is a great place to stay.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Expedia, Otel, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Hotwire, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Grand Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya