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The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

Nuwara Eliya is the coolest city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka.

Dubbed "Little England" due to its cool climate and colonial-era bungalows, Nuriwaya Eliya boasts a landscape far more dramatic than Britain's. Mist-shrouded mountains and terraced tea plantations surround the former hill station, while world-class brews are abundant

Nuwara Eliya Tourist Attraction

Horton Plains National Park,Bluefield Tea Gardens,Gregory Lake,Lover's Leap Falls,Sita amman Temple,Pedro Tea Factory,Hakgala Botanic Gardens,Bomburu Ella Waterfall,Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya

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  • Kent Cottage Nuwara Eliya

  • Heritance Tea Factory Nuwara Eliya

  • Araliya Green City Hotel Nuwara Eliya

  • CheRiz Boutique Villa Hotel Nuwara Eliya

  • Langdale Boutique Hotel by Amaya Nuwara Eliya

  • Jetwing Warwick Gardens Nuwara Eliya

  • The Westbury Palace Nuwara Eliya

  • Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow Nuwara Eliya

  • Oatlands by Jetwing Nuwara Eliya

  • Jetwing St Andrew's Nuwara Eliya

Kent Cottage

Located 2.6 km from Gregory Lake, Kent Cottage provides accommodation with a restaurant, a garden and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. Both WiFi and private parking are available at the villa free of charge.

A flat-screen TV with DVD player, private bathroom with bathrobes, and a kitchen with dishwasher are provided in certain units.

Guests at Kent Cottage can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast.

Hakgala Botanical Garden is 7 km from the accommodation, while Galway's Land National Park is 2.9 km away.

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Heritance Tea Factory

Heritance Tea Factory Offers you the ultimate colonial- style stay experience enhanced by the tea plantation and the misty mountains. Located 2.5 hours away from the hill capital, Kandy, the hotel offers discounted transfer facilities for the guests coming to view the Kandy perahara. The hotel features luxurious spa, tea-picking tours. Cozy guestrooms come with a mini bar, cable TV and free organic tea leaves. The en suite bathroom is included with a bathtub and a rain shower. The hotel offers mini golf and Billiards in true colonial style and the guests are welcome to use the fitness facilities in the fitness room. Accommodation and meals are free for hired drivers of in-house guests. Heritance Tea Factory offers you the ultimate dinning experience through it’s Kenmare restaurant serving Eastern and Western dishes and a special experience of Dinning on the wheels where the guests can experience dinning inside a train carriage featuring Western and European meals.

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Araliya Green City Hotel

Araliya Green City Hotel features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and garden in Nuwara Eliya. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, every room is equipped with a wardrobe, a TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms include a safety deposit box and free WiFi, while selected rooms include a garden view. All units will provide guests with a minibar. A continental breakfast is available daily at Araliya Green City Hotel. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya Post Office and Mackwoods Museum.

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CheRiz Boutique Villa Hotel

The CheRiz is 63 km from Kandy and 2.4 km from Nuwara Eliya city center. The hotel offers views of the mountain and tea plantation. Barbecue facilities and free Wifi is available.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and Home Theater music system. Minibar is stocked with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. You will find a tea/coffee maker in the room. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The CheRiz in Nuwara Eliya also offers its guests, two exclusive lounge areas, live music (seasonal) and a a terrace.

Bandarawela is 53 km from The CheRiz, while Kitulgala is 75 km from the property.

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Langdale Boutique Hotel by Amaya

Located in the beautiful Nuwara Eliya Hills, boutique hotel Langdale by Amaya offers luxury rooms with amazing hillside views. It features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Langdale Boutique Hotel by Amaya recall the Tea Estate era, with dark wooden flooring and classic furniture. They are fitted with satellite TV, a sofa and a tea maker. Guests at the tranquil Langdale can go hiking in the scenic area. They can relax in the sauna or steam room, or enjoy a massage at the Ayurvedic Spa. In a cosy dining room atmosphere, the hotel’s restaurant offers International cuisine, ranging from French to Sri Lankan. The bar serves cocktails and other drinks beneath the trees. Langdale by Amaya is a 5-minute walk from the Somerset Tea Factory. By car it takes 20 minutes to Hakgala Botanical Garden and 25 minutes to Nuwara Eliya Golf Course.

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Jetwing Warwick Gardens

Elevated 1,763 m above sea level within the mountains of Ambewela, Jetwing Warwick Gardens. Surrounded by charming farm lands, its rooms come with balconies and butler services. A restaurant and library are available. Once the home of a Scottish tea planter, this refurbished bungalow has rooms with a dressing area and sofa. The private bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub and separate rain shower. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. Jetwing Warwick Gardens is about 170 km from Katunayake's International Airport. It is a 35-minute drive from Hakgala Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Horton Plains, Sri Lanka’s most elevated national park, is 35 km away. The TV lounge features a large DVD collection, while the library offers a place for quiet reading. Board games are also available. Services include tour arrangements and laundry. Meals can be enjoyed in the garden, on the lawn or by a campfire. The hotel serves English breakfast prepared with produce from the garden. It also offers a variety of teas and wines.

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The Westbury Palace

With garden views, The Westbury Palace is situated in Nuwara Eliya and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden, year-round outdoor pool and terrace. Both WiFi and private parking are accessible at the villa free of charge. The Westbury Palace offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and shower. A minibar and kettle are also offered. Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available each morning at the accommodation. The Westbury Palace offers 5-star accommodation with a fitness centre and hot tub. Guests at the villa can enjoy billiards on site, or cycling in the surroundings. Popular points of interest near The Westbury Palace include Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya, Galway's Land National Park and Nuwara Eliya Post Office.

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Scottish Planter Glendevon Bungalow