The Grand Hotel in the hill station Nuwara Eliya has a heritage exceeding a 100 years. The former residence of Sir Edward Barnes, Governor of Sri Lanka from 1830 to 1850, the Grand Hotel is an excellent example of a mansion from the Elizabethan era. It retains the stateliness and grandeur of a ColonialMansion and rightfully claims its place as one of the best hill country hotels in Asia.
Like a misplaced bit of Europe set in the centre of a tropical island, the hill country resort town of Nuwara Eliya nestles in a cradle formed by three mountains at an elevation of 6,182 feet (1,884 meters) above sea level. Known as “Little England” or “Switzerland of the East,” it is situated 170 km. east of Colombo in the CentralProvince. Carpets of fragrant green velvet tea cover the hills, while majestic waterfalls tumble down from their source high in the mist-shrouded mountains.
Tudor style architecture and Victorian homes set amidst Boxwood and Firs overlook the calm waters of LakeGregory, flowers bloom in parks and gardens, hunting and fishing trophies decorate the walls of old buildings transporting you back in time to the tranquility of a bygone era….