Grand Hotel (Nuwara Eliya)

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Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
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General information
Location Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Reception, Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Bar, Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya

The Grand Hotel is a luxury hotel in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, that was built in the style of an Elizabethan-era manor house.[1] The hotel has 153 rooms, including three presidential suites, two junior suites, and a governor's suite that have been maintained to preserve the traditional design. The Grand Hotel has a public bar, a billiard room, and a wine bar.[citation needed]


The Grand Hotel became a hotel in 1891,[1] after serving as the residence of Sir Edward Barnes,[2] Governor of Sri Lanka from 1830 to 1850. The main restaurant, Barnes Hall, was named for the former governor.


In 2012, National Geographic Traveler listed Sri Lanka as one of six countries to visit that year. In the same article, the Grand Hotel was listed as one of six places in the country to visit (the others being Adam’s Peak, Sigiriya, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Dambulla cave temple, and Yala National Park).[3]


  • William Warren, Jill Gocher (2007). Asia's legendary hotels: the romance of travel. Singapore: Periplus Editions. ISBN 978-0-7946-0174-4. 

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  1. ^ a b Rajaratnam, P. (2012). "Grand Hotel - a tourist hot spot". Daily News Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Grand Hotel". Tangerine Hotels. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Best of the World 2012". National Geographic Traveler. Retrieved 2014-03-28.