Best Nuwara Eliya Hotels in Sri Lanka

High above the coastal plains of Sri Lanka, mountain clouds rest on the cover of tea plantations. It is not as hot here as on the coast, so a couple of centuries ago the British colonizers retreated into the interior of the island in a cooler climate, planted endless tea plantations, built family estates between picturesque mountains and hills. The eternal favorite for them was the city of Nuwara Eliya – a place that evoked such nostalgia that it became known as “Little England”. The hotels of the mountain resort can not be described in words. You need to live in them to feel all the charm and luxury of the colonial era.

CheRiz Boutique Villa Hotel

Boutique Hotel CheRiz is built at the highest point of Nuwara Eliya. The fund has 8 rooms,each of which is served by a personal butler. This is the most luxurious accommodation option in the tea capital of Ceylon. The interiors were created taking into account the richness of the colonial style and the flavor of the local culture. For a comfortable sleep, a royal bed is designed, from the windows with panoramic glazing there are views of the endless tea plantations and mountains of Sri Lanka. At the restaurant international dishes are served. Barbecues on the terrace can be arranged upon prior request. Caring staff will set the table in any place liked by the guest. Staff will be happy to pick up travel enthusiasts from the airport or take them to any other destination on the island. From here, you can go on a tour of tea gardens and tea factories, visit Gregory Lake, Hakgala Botanical Garden, play golf, ride horses, bike, go hiking or just relax in one of the deluxes or suites, watching the fog, warming up with a cup of the best blends of Ceylon tea, listening to music and enjoying solitude.


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Heritance Tea Factory

In the heart of the tea plantations, among the green hills with tropical vegetation is the fashionable hotel “Heritance Tea Factory”. Connoisseurs of good tea like to come here to rest. There are 50 spacious rooms at guests’disposal. Local and international cuisine is served in two restaurants , mainly “Kenmare” and “Dinning on the wheels”, the dining room of which is located in the carriage of the “Eastern Train”. The owners believe that such an addition to the overall design of the hotel, creates a complete picture of life in the colonial period. By the way, personal drivers of guests are provided with free accommodation and meals. Here, every thing has its own story. On the territory there is a factory for the production of tea. Tours are organized for guests, during which people themselves collect leaves, learn how to ferment them, create their own tea collection. For a special rest, a luxurious SPA salon is intended. Cosmetologists and masseurs offer an extensive menu of procedures, each of which relaxes and at the same time energizes the body, face, legs. Only the best skin care products made from organically grown herbs, fruits, vegetables and the purest natural oils are used.


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The Forest and Lake by Schofieldshire

Beautiful boutique hotels are not uncommon in Nuwara Eliya. One of them , the five-star “The Forest and Lake by Schofieldshire” – provides the best possible holiday experience and takes care of its guests to the highest standards. Rooms decoratedin colonial style are available. “Ash” is an ideal room for a romantic holiday in solitude and natural beauty of the interior. “Black Willow” is a cozy little room that can accommodate two people in two single beds. This room offers panoramic views of Mount Pidurutalagala, so waking up in the morning becomes exciting and beautiful. “Chestnut” is the embodiment of luxury for the whole family. “Maple” is a room overlooking Mount Pidurutalagala with 2 queen-size beds that can accommodate 4 people. Oak room with 1 king-size bed is the epitome of beauty, luxury, comfort and romance. It offers views of the beautiful lake, the interior is furnished with the latest technology, the bathroom has a jacuzzi. Pine room is a new step towards creating an atmosphere of increased comfort. The chef of the main restaurant takes very seriously the preparation of food and the fulfillment of individual wishes of guests. Comfort and delicious food are the main criteria for choosing this hotel.

“I liked that the villa is at a distance and that it is not made in the format of a regular hotel. This is a large house with several originally decorated bedrooms, a spacious living room and many terraces for a secluded holiday. Separately, I want to note the skill of the chef. Everything was delicious!” Randa


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Jetwing St Andrew’s

Five-star “Jetwing St Andrew’s” is a favorite among tourists who appreciate IVF standards. The hotel participates in the “Conscious Travel” program. This means that only environmentally friendly measures are applied here to ensure guests are accommodated. Part of the proceeds is necessarily sent to the fund for the support of social projects. Today you can go back in time and enjoy all the delights of rural luxury, as the British did in the old days. Rooms are located in a renovated country mansion, built in the Gregorian style. Its antique charm is modernized with modern amenities. The charm of the Old World is emphasized by spacious English dining rooms, colonial-style furniture, a fireplace with crackling logs in it. With the organization of leisure will also not arise any problems. It offers all the delights of a country holiday – from playing golf to enjoying a warm cup of Ceylon tea or climbing the highest peak of Sri Lanka.


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Langdale Boutique Hotel by Amaya

In one of the most picturesque places of Nuwara Eliya is a five-star vacation hotel “Langdale Boutique Hotel by Amaya”. It offers luxurious rooms with panoramic mountain views, an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, a gourmet restaurant of international cuisine, a garden with a barbecue area. Like many local hotels, this one has its own SPA. It offers a sauna, steam bath and Ayurvedic massage. For accommodation there are rooms of categories “Premium” and “Deluxe”. The house is equipped with a kitchen, so guests can provide themselves with food. From entertainment are offered: evenings of live music, cooking classes, billiards, tennis and badminton courts, mini golf, hiking trails. The administrator will help to rent a car for the upcoming sightseeing tours around the island.


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Stafford Bungalow

The Stafford Bungalow is set amidst the stunning tea plantations of Sri Lanka. It is a family holiday homeoriginally built in 1884 by Scottish pioneering planters. It is located on the outskirts of the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya, about a 30-minute drive from the tourist center through the picturesque tea plantations, bordering the city of Ragala. The farmstead looks homely cute, both outside and inside. There are 4 spacious bedrooms for guests. All rooms have been tastefully renovated with teak wood furnishings and wooden floors. Each room has a spacious bathroom with a rain shower and an elegant layout. The hotel is suitable for families and has its own room for babysitting. Parents who come to rest with a baby are provided with a baby cot. In addition to the living room, the house has a library where you can retire with your favorite book in your hands. Breakfast consists of traditional Western-style eggs, a bread basket and a selection of fruits. For lunch, rice with curry is prepared, as well as meat and vegetable dishes. “Stafford afternoon snack” is served on the lawn with freshly baked buns, generously flavored with butter, homemade jam and cream, as well as a variety of sandwiches and cakes, fragrant mountain tea. Dinner is a sumptuous three-course meal. A variety of local Appu specialities can be prepared upon prior request for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“This is a great hotel for creating unique photo shoots. It is far from Nuwara, but it is worth going here because of the ideal views of nature. You won’t find a landscape like this in the whole world.”


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The Farm Resorts

The resort is located on the scenic shores of Castlereagh Lake. This is a wonderful place for fishermen and lovers of kayaking. It is not necessary to go here for 3 hours on dusty roads from Colombo. You can take a seaplane, which in an hour houses guests and splashes down a couple of steps from the reception. The number of rooms consists of several two-storey chaletslocated on the hills. They can be rented entirely or occupied by separate bedrooms. A restaurant with stunning views of the lake is within walking distance of the apartment buildings. It has a massive stone fireplace, high ceiling beams, the area is divided into recreation areas for food and desserts. There is a separate lounge for delicious hot and cold drinks. The chef is ready to fulfill any whim, including a grill party with a juicy barbecue. Guest houses are designed for relaxation and complete unity with nature.


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Hilldale Retreat

Villa Hilldale Retreat has a 5-star rating. It is the perfect place for those who want to relax in a quiet, peaceful, soothing atmosphere and at the same time have fun. It offers: sauna, outdoor infinity pool with Jacuzzi, SPA-salon, games room, sun terrace. For accommodation there are unique deluxe rooms with a balcony, a bedroom, a living room and a bathroom. A continental breakfast is served daily and is the norm for hotel service. Within the unique offers of the hotel restaurant – à la carte lunches, complexes, table service by the pool, room service. Guests are served by a butler.


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The Plains Green Bungalow

Holiday home “The Plains Green Bungalow” is organically located among the picturesque landscape. Plains, which owns the territory, has adopted a green vision for the development of its activities. Beautiful gardens, consisting of flowers, spices, herbs, tropical fruits, vegetables and tea, are in the immediate vicinity of the hotel fund. Environmentally friendly materials were used in the construction of the hotel. Its vital activity is supported through the introduction of various initiatives: electricity is generated by wind turbines and solar energy, wet and solid waste is processed, methods are aimed at reducing the negative impact on nature. The idyllic setting is the perfect place for nature lovers. You can enjoy a rampant walk through strawberry gardens or beds with fresh vegetables, admire the beauty of wildlife.


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The Bungalow

This guest house so far has only one star of the comfort category. But this does not prevent it from being one of the most sought-after holiday destinations among travelers. Such mini hotels attract good value for money. Living conditions are only slightly different from the Premium class. The house has panoramic windows, a balcony and a terrace, a barbecue area, a spacious living room with a fireplace, a kitchen with a dining area, individual bathrooms. Breakfast is served in the morning. A meal and beverage service is available throughout the day. The main advantage of the cottage is its location. Galway’s Land National Park is just a 10-minute walk away. Galway land is home to about 20 rare species of migratory birds and 30 native species. In addition to avifauna, the park presents valuable species of plants of both local and foreign origin.


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When traveling to the mountainous regions of Sri Lanka, you should not spare money. Hotels“CheRiz”,“Heritance Tea Factory”or“The Forest and Lake by Schofieldshire”will give an unforgettable experience of a holiday in Ceylon.