Sri Lanka

Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

An elegant High Tea on a manicured lawn; sip a stiff brandy by the blazing live log fire after a round of golf in the chill air. Is it England in the Days of the Raj ? 
It may be the 21st century, but colonial splendour still reigns in all its past glory at the Grand Hotel. Once the palatial residence of Sir Edward Barnes, the governor of Sri Lanka, then Ceylon in the 1820s. Today, the Grand offers a myriad of experiences to travelers from all parts of the world, with style and finesse.


Undoubtedly the most celebrated of hotels in Nuwara Eliya, the Grand offers you the ultimate blend of Old world charm and elegant comfort with 145 rooms to choose from: all with peaceful views of misty hills.

Superior luxury also awaits in 3 Presidential Suites and 4 Junior Suites. From here, you can admire the beautifully laid out, award winning gardens where rare roses bloom. Hot baths and heating will keep you cosy in the cold nights, and with 24 hour room service at hand, a steaming frothy cocoa is yours, even past midnight.

Presidential Suites
Deluxe Rooms

Our colonial setting may take you back to the past, but our amenities are definitely 21st century – with cable TV, Mini Bar, high speed internet access and IDD phones including the standard hotel services from laundry, safety deposit boxes and currency exchange to concierge; 24 hour reception and room service. We offer banquet and conference facilities for up to 200 guests and a Business Centre for the corporate traveller. With the charming traditional atmosphere and the extensive gardens, we are also the popular choice for local weddings.

Sports: If you must keep yourself busy, there’s a health centre to keep yourself fit, and a small shopping arcade for some retail therapy and to find that perfect souvenir to take home. For the more active, there is Tennis; and of course the famed Golf club, right opposite the hotel.

  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Credit Cards accepted
  • Lobby
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Wake up call
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathroom with Bathtub / Shower
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Banqueting
  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Sauna
  • Shopping arcade
  • Massage
  • Billiards / Snooker

Offering the finest of dining in Nuwara Eliya, a truly extensive array of gourmet cuisine from the west and the east is yours to indulge in, at our many restaurants, bars and lounges.

Barnes Hall
Barnes Hall offers buffet style service with an array of international cuisine, as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palette. With live cooking stations and action counters, and exciting theme nights, this historic restaurant offers the ideal setting to top your day complete with live music for relaxation and dancing. A delicious range of tropical fruit & vegetable juices await you at the Barnes Hall, while our Sommelier is at hand to guide you through wide selection of wine from around the world. Wines to please any connoisseur.

Grand Thai
For those of you who seek something a little more exotic and asian, the Grand Thai, situated on the lower ground floor, offers you authentic regional delicacies of Thailand, prepared by a Chef flown in from the southern part of Thailand. This specialty restaurant offers pre-dinner drinks that, include a vast selection of wines from around the world, to sharpen your appetite.

Grand Indian
Just a short distance away from the main hotel building, is the Grand Indian. This popular venue offers a variety of authentic indian cuisine, which is prepared by a celebrity chef who hails from North India. The ala carte menu here consists of a variety of both southern and northern Indian cuisine. Especially, the most popular vegetarian dishes, the variety of Naan and the vast selection of Tandoori dishes all presented to you In a totally indian atmosphere. Authenticity assured.

Magnolia
Magnolia is our 24 hour restaurant situated at the Lobby level and offering you from it’s show kitchen a selection of Far-eastern and European cuisine, including burgers, an assortment of sandwiches. And for the dessert-lover, those among you blessed with the proverbial sweet-tooth, Magnolia offers a selection of mouth-watering sweets, from the dessert trolley.

Tea Lounge
Enjoy a collection of teas that celebrate the individuality and taste of tea from the estates around Sri Lanka, known only for their excellence. Teas that are so different that there is one for your every mood. The Tea Lounge at the Grand, with it’s own style of High Tea, complete with English Scones, Samosas and Sushi, will appeal to everyone who makes their way to this popular hotspot.

Piano Lounge
Your favorite drink, a flambe dessert, a Cognac or that creamy Cappuccino can all be enjoyed to the serenading sounds of the Grand Piano, every evening. Our Piano Lounge is a cozy enclave to unwind with friends & family.