Location of Langdale by Amaya Langdale by Amaya Hotel is located in Nuwara Eliya, the prime hill country sanatorium of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya of salubrious climate (Spring like wholesome climate at an altitude of 1800 meters above sea-level) is located at 180 km away from Colombo.
Reaching Langdale by Amaya at Nuwara Eliya
By motor roads: Nuwara Eliya of Central Highlands is regularly reached by first taking A1 main road (Kandy Road) and then by A5 main road. The alternative route from Colombo is A4 main road first then by A7 road via Avissawella and Kitulgala (a Sri Lanka Holidays attraction famous for Whitewater Rafting) too.
By Railway: though Nuwara Eliya has no railway station in operation, Nanu Oya, the closest railway station is located at of distance of 5km only by motorable road.
By Air: Sri Lankan Airlines Air taxi- though no regular operations are scheduled , sea-planes that departs Colombo lands on Gregory’s Lake close to the city center of Nuwara Eliya within one hour; helicopters of Helitours owned and operated by Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) can be chartered.
Proposed railway track from Nanu Oya to Nuwara Eliya
On 31st July 2012, President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the Minister of Transport Kumara Welgama to begin construction work of the railway track from Nanu-Oya to Ragala, Nuwara Eliya along the route of narrow gauge (2 feet 6 inches) (little train) that was abandoned in the year 1951. The narrow gauge 26km long railway track would suit the sharp curves and bends in the rugged mountainous terrain and would bring the magnificent landscape closer to the beholder. However the proposed railway track is still in its conceptual stage.
Setting of Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya Langdale by Amaya, a small 13-room luxury boutique hotel is set upon the sprawling Somerset Tea Estate in the village of Radalla situated 10km interior of the town of Nuwara Eliya. Surrounding Langdale by Amaya are lush yet well manicured tea plantations, meadows and greenery interspersed by waterfalls and well preserved colonial villas of the British Ceylon (1815-1948).
Architecture and interior décor of Langdale by Amaya Langdale by Amaya is a century old colonial manor house that has been renovated and refurbished while still retaining the old world charm. Blending smoothly in to the old manor house is a new wing. The colonial style of the manor house is enhanced with green roof and picket fencing. Langdale by Amaya is well illuminated by the natural light and warmed by the old fireplaces. Langdale by Amaya is airy yet cosy, a virtue that owes much to the antique style furniture, hardwood floors.
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Langdale by Amaya Star Rating: 4 star
Langdale by Amaya Nuwara Eliya
Accomodation at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya Langdale by Amaya offers 13 ensuite bedrooms in three categories to Sri Lanka Holidays tourists: Superior, Luxury, and Deluxe categories.
Luxury Rooms: the four spacious Luxury Rooms set up on the second floor bring in grand views of surrounding Ceylon Tea plantations. The rooms consist of a living area, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi.
Deluxe Rooms: of the five Deluxe rooms with mountain views, one deluxe room is a triple, furnished with three single beds that suits well for children. En-suite bathroom is equipped with hot water shower.
Superior Rooms: superior Rooms, smaller in size than Luxury and Deluxe rooms, are located on the ground floor bringing in views of the hotel garden.
In room facilities at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
In-room facilities include electric heaters, 30 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, wi-fi internet, tea/coffee facility, room service and laundry service.
In house facilities at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Main restaurant of Langdale by Amaya serves lunch and dinner- Sri Lankan and international cuisine-prepared of garden fresh Sri Lanka Holidays Central Highlands vegetables.
The bar equipped with a snooker table and satellite TV serves an array of alcoholic beverages too.
Set up in lovely surroundings is the temperature controlled swimming pool.
Lightweight activities at Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy a stroll in the surroundings and visiting nearby Tea Center to enjoy a bowl of Nuwara Eliya grown garden fresh strawberries with cream and a cup of Nuwara Eliya High Grown Ceylon Tea, the finest Black Tea in the world.
Excursion off Langdale by Amaya, Nuwara Eliya
Langdale takes pleasure in arranging guided tours in the surroundings. A tour to a Ceylon Tea estate and factory is an opportunity to eye witness the process of Black Tea production of Sri Lanka.
A walk to the town of Nuwara Eliya along the roads sheltered by tall pines bring into view heritage mansions of British Ceylon, cottages, tea estates, home gardens of European vegetables, orchards of upcountry fruits, flower plots that are the regular features of the district.
The highlight of Sri Lanka Holidays in Nuwara Eliya is trekking through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sri Lanka Holidays Horton Plains National Park rich with birdlife and home to free roaming deer to reach the escarpment that drops nearly a kilometer straight down: World’s End.
Location of The Rock Hotel at Nuwara Eliya Rock Hotel is located in the Sri Lanka’s prime hill country sanatorium of Sri Lanka Holidays Nuwara Eliya (altitude: 1800meters; distance from Colombo; 180km) of Central Highlands. 77 km long winding, twisting, climbing spectacular Kandy-Nuwara Eliya main motor road takes you all to the Rock Hotel for your Sri Lanka Holidays in the hill country.
Though The Rock Hotel isn’t in the city center where the Grand Hotel, Windsor Hotel, Grand Hotel, Jetwing St. Andrews Hotel, Alpine Hotel, Galway Forest Lodge, Hotel Glendower and The Hill Club are located, the Unique View Road that leads to it [No. 60] is littered with a number of Middle Range and Budget Range hotels and guest houses: No. 15, Mount Wave Serendib Hotel; No.16 A Green Garden Hotel; No. 18, Hotel Sunhill; No. 26, Sprout Hill Bungalow; No. 81/3 Hotel Tanosa; No. 88/3, Ashley Resorts.
Rock Hotel Nuwar Eliya, Sri Lanka Holidays
Setting of The Rock Hotel at Nuwara Eliya
The Rock Hotel is nestled on a steep hill of a Ceylon Tea plantation bringing in spectacular view across the valley to the forest and lovely Lake Gregory.
Lake Gregory in the vicinity of Rock Hotel Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of The Rock Hotel Nuwara Eliya
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Accommodation at The Rock Hotel Nuwara Eliya
The Rock Hotel houses 10 comfortable rooms
In room facilities The Rock Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Fireplace, TV , Large desk with chair, WiFi, Carpeted floor
Attached bathroom with separate shower cabin with overhead rain shower and hand shower, hot water, hair dryer
In house facilities The Rock Hotel Nuwara Eliya
Car parking, hotel lobby, TV lounge, smoking area, safety deposit boxes, internet access, bicycle renal
Garden, laundry service, meeting facility, business center
Rock Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Dining at The Rock Hotel
The restaurant at the elegantly decorated The Rock Terrace opens up panaromic views of surrounding greenery and the Gregory Lake
Lobby Bar at The Rock Hotel
Lobby Bar serves high tea as well as refreshing
Rock Hotel Nuwara Eliya, Central Highlands
Nightingale Karaoke Lounge at Rock– Friday night club with DJ
Nightingale Karaoke Lounge at Rock Hotel is set up with a cozy atmosphere to enjoy a Karaoke sing along, with friends and family.
Nuwara Eliya rooms are numerous: high range rooms, middle range rooms, budget range rooms and home stay. Yet In view of the large numbers of local tourists in April, at the peak of main hill country holiday season, Nuwara Eliya being vibrant with festivities, the rooms could hardly be secured unless room reservations are made in advance.
Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka Holidays
Nuwara Eliya located at the foot of Pidurutalgala Kanda (Mount Pedro), the highest mountain of Sri Lanka [2555 meters] is Sri Lanka’s premier hill country health retreat. Nuwara Eliya [altitude:1800 meters] of salubrious climate, at a distance of 180km from Colombo in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka is where the finest Black tea, the world’s finest Orange Pekoe is produced: Ceylon Tea. In the city center are Windsor Hotel and the Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel was formerly the hill country residence of then governor of British Ceylon. Hotel Glendowner and Hill Club Hotel too are located on Grand Hotel road. The Victoria Park rich in birdlife, 18-hole Nuwara Eliya Golf Course, Race Course, Gregory’s Lake and Jetwing St. Andrews Hotel, a restored and renovated Victorian bungalow are all within few minutes’ walk from the city center.
Nuwara Eliya, Central Highlands, Sri Lanka Holidays
Nuwara Eliya, the main zone of Sri Lanka’s Black tea growing region, is also a major agricultural zone: vegetables [potato, radishes, turnips, cabbage, leeks etc.] usually associated with temperate Europe are extensively grown in terrace cultivations over the lower hills, while the higher hills are encompassed by seamless tea plantations. The home gardens, meadows and avenues are enriched with abundance of fruits such as alligator pear, pomegranate and made colorful with plants with blooming flowers-roses, carnations and daisies. Nuwara Eliya, discovered in the wilderness by a party of British colonial hunters in 1819 and developed into a hill country sanatorium by Sir Edward Barnes, then governor of British Ceylon (1824-1831), with its hint of an English resort towns of the 1950s, is today an agricultural district. Though most of the foreign tourists of Sri Lanka Holidays pitch up in beach holiday resorts in the south western and southern coast, or enjoy in touring holidays with no more than a couple of days in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lankans love to vacation in Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, especially in Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, Diyatalwa, Ella, Hatton, Haputale, Ohiya,Talawekele each varying in character.
Nuwara Eliya is the most convenient base to make tours to the nature World Heritage Site of Sri Lanka Holidays Horton Plains National Park, 20km south of it. The open grassy montane forest is home to deer and sambur that are frequently seen grazing around. The 4 km trek across the grassland interspersed with flowing streams open up the World’s End: a sheer precipice with 900m drop, which enable, on a clear day, to see as far as the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The return trek passes the scenic Baker Falls.
Nature lovers are attracted to Galway Land situated at mere 1.5km away from the city center is a sanctuary of barking deer and small mammals. Hakgala Botanical Gardens at an elevation of 1707 meters above the sea level attracts all tourists at Nuwara Eliya.
The Hill Club Nuwara Eliya, Central Highlands
Nuwara Eliya High Range Rooms in the city
Jetwing St. Andrews, No. 10, St. Andrew’s Drive
Alpine Hotel Nuwara Eliya, No. 4, Haddon Hill Road
Galway Forest Lodge, 89, Upper Lake Road
Hotel Glendower Hotel, 5, Grand Hotel Road
The Hill Club, 29, Grand hotel Road
St. Andrews Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya Mid Range Hotels
Glenfall Resort, 3, Glenfall Road, Nuwara Eliya
Hotel Tanosa, 81/3, Unique View Road
The Rock, 60, Unique View Road Road
Nuwara Eliya Budget Range Hotels
Ashley Resorts, 88/3 Unique View, Nuwara Eliya
Deepaloka Rest, 308, Bambare Kale
Glenfall Inn, 33/3 Glenfall Road
Green Garden Hotel 16 A, Unique View Road
Haddon Hill Hotel, 24/3 Haddon Hill Road
Hotel Eden Hill, 1 , Badulla Road
Mount Wave Serendib Hotel, 15, Unique View Road
Sampath Rest, 8 A, Wedderburn Road, Nuwara Eliya
Sansa Holiday Resort, 62, 62km post, Kandy Road
Sprout Hill Bungalow, 26, Unique View Road
Hotel Sunhill, 18, Unique View Road
Tip Top Guest House-Holiday Bungalow, 32/2 Church Rd
Hotel Silver Falls, 23, Nanuoya Road, Windy Corner, Balck Pool, Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya High Range Rooms in the surrounding areas Heritance Tea Factory, Kandapola
Cranford Villa, 542, Kahagolla, Diyatalawa
Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela
Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela, Sri Lanka Holidays
Cranford Villa, Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka Holidays
Nuwara Eliya Budget Range Hotels in the surrounding area
Acacia Ohiya, Ohiya
Location of Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya Grand HotelNuwara Eliya is located in Nuwara Eliya, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, at a distance of 180k from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Holidays Nuwara Eliya is a health resort of salubrious climate located 1800 meters above the sea-level.
Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya, Central Highlands, Sri Lanka
Reaching Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya by road Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya can be reached from Colombo by Colombo-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya main road. The road from Colombo to Kandy takes along varying landscape of greenery of all hues and tones: coconut plantation, rubber plantation and paddy fields interspersed with luxurious vegetation of the wet zone of Sri Lanka. The road running from Kandy, the gateway to the Central Highlands to Nuwara Eliya is exceptionally exhilarating: it’s winding, climbing, twisting over and above the Ceylon tea plantations and terrain studded with rocks, hills, rivers, streams and waterfalls.
Driving distance: the distance from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya via Kandy is 180km
Driving time: the drive from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya via Kandy takes about six hours.
Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka. Holidays
Reaching Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya by train
Though Nuwara Eliya isn’t connected by the railway line, the city of Nanu Oya 9km south of Nuwara Eliya is connected by the main highland railway line. The rail road is even more spectacular than the motor road: the path is cut around the mountains, drilled trough the hills and bridged over the rivers. From Kandy to the terminal point of Badulla are seamless tea plantations. Such are the elevations on which the Highland Railway Line was laid, it reveals views that wouldn’t be seen on the motorable road. The two diesel powered locomotive trains called Udarata Menika (Sinhala: Highland belle) and Podi Menike (Little belle) are run daily from Colombo to Badulla passing Nanu Oya as well as the highland attractions of Hatton, Haputale, Diyatalawa and Bandarawela and Ella.
Reaching Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya by air Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya can be reached by air; Sri Lankan Air taxi fly from Colombo (check-in Gangaramaya Temple close to Micro Cars) to Gregory’s Lake (check-in at Governor’s chalet former boat house) at Nuwara Eliya
The setting of Grand HotelNuwara Eliya
The Grand HotelNuwara Eliya is located in the heart of the city. Then again, the city of Nuwara Eliya being nestled at the foot of the Mount Pedro or Pidurutalagala Kanda, the Grand HotelNuwara Eliyain its setting itself is nature-oriented. Furthermore the expansive garden of the property is all flowers all year around. Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands are always in good form, smiling with flowers nourished by the salubrious climate and swayed by the breeze.
Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka
Grand HotelNuwara Eliya Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials: to be edited.
The architectural concept of Grand HotelNuwara Eliya Grand HotelNuwara Eliyahas still retained the colonial architecture it inherited since the time building was the hill country residence of Sir Edward Barnes, the British Colonial Governor (1824-1831) in Ceylon. The new wing of the hotel too was built in the traditions of Victorian architecture.
Grand Hotel Niwara Eliya Sri Lanka Holidays
Accommodation at Grand HotelNuwara Eliya Grand HotelNuwara Eliya consists of 156 rooms: Standard and Deluxe Rooms and three Presidential Suites. Some of the rooms open out to the landscaped garden.
Period furniture from the British Colonial era in Sri Lanka furnishes the rooms of the Governor’s Wings: twin or double beds, couches and chairs.
Though the rooms of the golf wing aren’t furnished with such antiquity, those too retain the colonial grandeur of the era. The golf wing overlooks the scenic Nuwara Eliya Golf Course.
While most of the rooms have its own fire place all rooms are fitted with ceiling fans, The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with baths and hot water showers.
Grand Hotel, Niwara Eliya Sri Lanka.
Facilities at All Rooms
Air Conditioning, Bathroom, Bathroom amenities, Bathroom with Bathtub / Shower, Hair Dryer
Cable/Satellite Television, Color TV, Telephone and High speed Internet access
Mini Bar and Refrigerator
Facilities Grand HotelNuwara Eliya
Barnes’s Hall, the expansive main restaurant built with hardwood floors and a fireplace at one end is the main restaurant of the hotel. It serves an extensive array of gourmet cuisine from the west and the east in buffet style. Show kitchen makes your breakfast or lunch or dinner ready with your selection of dishes.
The Supper Club serves a la carte meals. The bar and lounge area bring in scenic views.
The Coffee shop by the side of a hearth serves light snacks.
The popular Indian restaurant called Curry Pot serves an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
Business facilities: Business centre and Business services and conference facilities for up to 200 guests
Indoor sports facilities: the Billiards Room has three Billiards tables of international size and standards. Located next to Billiard Room is the wood-paneled bar with a nearby fireplace.
Recreational Facilities: Sauna, Shopping arcade, Massage
Wellness at Grand HotelNuwara Eliya: a health centre and sauna and massage palour
Outdoor sports: Lawn tennis and golf at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club located next door.
Excursions off Grand HotelNuwara Eliya
Golf at the 123 year old Nuwara Eliya Golf Club landscaped with testing greens and tight fairways.
Fishing and boating on Lake Gregory at Nuwara Eliya
A guided tour around a Tea estate and Factory to learn firsthand on the production process of Ceylon Tea of Sri Lanka, the finest tea in the world. Nuwara Eliya Victoria Park with is a joy to the birders as well as to the ornithologists. Himalayan migratory birds such as the Kashmir Flycatcher, Pied Thrush Indian Pitta, and the Indian Blue Robin are seen all over the gardens.
An excursion to the Highland plateau of Sri Lanka Holidays Horton’s Plains, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at an altitude of 2100m located 28km south of Nuwara Eliya reveals landscape and greenery that wouldn’t be seen anywhere else in Sri Lanka. Deer and Sambur can often be seen grazing around in the grassy plains. At the end of a 5km track is an escarpment with a drop of 900 meters aptly “World’s End” which on a clear day would bring in the sight of southern coast of Sri Lanka Holidays.
Sri Lanka Holidays Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: To be edited.
Location: St. Andrew’s Hotel is located in Nuwara Eliya (6100 ft above the sea level) the prime highland retreat of Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands of salubrious climate.
Setting: you will be arriving from the bustling city of Nuwara Eliya, the prime highland retreat, colonial sanitarium of Central Highlands of Sri Lanka Holidays, winding up the hill & then passing the immaculately maintained golf course & take a turn & all of a sudden, you are at a stately Tudor style colonial mansion. It is Ceylon tea time in the lovely garden amidst the flowers, birds & breeze. What else would you like? Did I hear Wine? You many name it, the hotel would serve you all. The hotel in Nuwara Eliya Little England of Sri Lanka Holidays serves over a hundred wines exclusively imported for it from the northern hemisphere as well as southern hemisphere of the planet.
Ambience: colonial residence, which is over a hundred years old, retains the pace, class & tradition of the colonial era of Ceylon. Added to the colonial tradition four poster beds & open wood fires are comforts of modern conveniences.
Accommodation: St. Andrews Hotel consists of 40 spacious standard rooms spread over two wings, 7 family attic rooms and 5 suites.
Restaurants and Bars: ‘Old Course’ – a fine dining restaurant, featuring a show kitchen and a walk in wine cellar. ‘Road Hole Bar’ – a typical colonial styled bar over looking the lush gardens.
Experiencing nature: Trekking, guided nature walks with Sri Lanka Holidays St. Andrews Hotel resident naturalist.
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The Tea Factory is located 160 km from Colombo 2200 m above sea level at Kandapola in close proximity to Nuwara Eliya.
The Tea Factory is a one of a kind hotel. Tea Factory, a unique theme hotel is the ultimate hotel if your destination is Nuwara Eliya of Sri Lanka Holidays.
The hotel nestles among the hills with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding tea plantations.
The hotel wouldn’t be better named; it’s a genuine tea factory of colonial era converted into a 4 star hotel. The abandoned large building is ingeniously made use to design a hotel of international standing. The architectural innovation not only maintained the entire facade of the original building but also retained numerous other features such as old machinery, driving shafts and pulleys. The original section of boiler of the colonial era factory was converted into a modern kitchen. The 70 feet masonry chimney of boiler room of then factory turned into the chimney of modern kitchen. In the same line of innovation the sprinkler tank of the dilapidated factory was converted into the tank for the sprinkler system of the modern hotel, “The Tea Factory” of Sri Lanka Holidays.
Residing at the hotel of colonial era ambience itself is a unique experience over & above the salubrious climate with colonial era environment of Ceylon still persisting in the Sri Lanka Holidays prime hill resort of Nuwara Eliya.
The hotel has 57 luxurious colonial style rooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding tea plantations. The rooms are fully provided with heating, TVs with satellite and local channels, a comprehensive mini bar, and coffee and tea making equipment. Each room is supplied with coffee, tea and a gift basket of fruit, biscuits, chocolates, mint and cashew nuts on a daily basis. Rooms are wheel chair accessible.
All the rooms come with rain showers and bathtubs with hot water. The view from the bathrooms make you feel as if you are a part of the picturesque natural landscape outside your windows. Each bathroom is tastefully supplied with a full range of custom made Tea Factory toiletries.
South Asian Architecture Award
Year 1996: South Asian architecture awards were initiated in 1995 to recognize the world of architectural excellence in the whole of South Asia.
Most Innovative Product
Year 1998: at the TTF fair Ahmadabad, India, The Tea Factory of Sri Lanka Holidays was awarded as the “Most Innovative Product”
The Tea Factory Wins RICS Award
Year 2000: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London The Tea Factory of Sri Lanka Holidays was awarded the prestigious RICS award
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Merit Award
Year 2001: the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific awarded The Tea Factory of Sri Lanka Holidays, a merit award for the architectural innovation in conversion of a dilapidated tea factory into a luxury hotel complex.