St. Andrew’s Hotel sits 6,182 feet (1’884 meters) above sea level cradled amidst the mist covered mountains. This stately Tudor style mansion, which is over 100 years old, still preserves the charm of the colonial era with its typical “English hill country” ambiance.
Surrounded by mist swathed mountains in the centre of Sri Lanka, sits the hill capital Nuwara Eliya. Hotels and guest houses from the rustic to the grandiose dot the slopes and hide in lush green plantations. Tucked away, down its own little lane, close to the heart of town yet away from the bustle is the quaint old mansion of Jetwing St. Andrew’s.
Built around an old Tudor country house which served as a grand colonial residence during the days of British rule, here, you take a step back a hundred years and more to another era of old world charm and tradition, where customs of yore are still maintained to the letter. Full English breakfasts to enjoy, high tea on the lawn to linger over with the finest of plantation best freshly poured; with log fires lit, and stiff brandies poured to warm the chill of the night. Where the comforts of yesteryear cleverly conceal every must have amenity of today allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Leisurely surveys of green tea plantations, a round of golf on a world famous course, a little fishing on the lake – all the pastimes of the past await you on holiday with a difference. If a journey back in time is what you seek, our doors at St. Andrew’s in Nuwara Eliya are always open to welcome you warmly back to the past.
As one of the oldest hotels in Nuwara Eliya, accommodation at Jetwing St. Andrew’s is delightfully authentic and every room exudes the graceful tastes of a century past from every corner. Each of the 40 superior rooms are far from standard – being recreated lovingly to ensure that the true spirit of the past is present in their character and the necessary comforts of today are ingeniously fused amidst their charms.
So while you wrap yourself in the cloak of yesterday, you need never forego the wonders of modern amenities like hot/cold water, a heater to warm the cold nights; tea/coffee making facility, IDD phones, electronic safe; and LCD TV with cable channels to keep you well in touch with the 21st century too.
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With all the amenities of this century, St. Andrew’s is one of the best hotels in Nuwara Eliya, where we have meticulously maintained the tastes and the traditions of the ‘empire’ without forsaking any modern comfort.
Located in the new wing, our deluxe rooms are spacious with a separate attic too. It certainly has room for plenty. One extra large king sized beds in the main bedroom area as well as two single beds up in the attic can easily accommodate four adults comfortably. Beautifully decked throughout, the entire attic area and the high ceiling of the room are made out of coconut wood which complements perfectly with the sumptuous thick curtains and tartan spreads.
All amenities are yours too from LCD TV, tea/coffee making facility, electronic safety locker, heaters for instance. The bathroom too is modern with a luxurious shower and warm fluffy towels to wrap up in.
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The sumptuous suites at Jetwing St. Andrew’s offer some of the best in accommodation at the hill capital of Nuwara Eliya; luxury at this hotel comes in myriad forms. Taking you back to the glory days of plantation life in ‘little England’, this suite is a carefully recreated masterpiece of colonial reminiscence. With beautiful wooden floors the GEM suite has a large four poster bed with a mosquito net and a special charcoal heater to keep you warm on chilly nights. It also has a writing table and a separate round table for in room dining, and lavish bathroom to soak up your cares in style.
Thick curtains and woollen blankets keep you embraced in warmth, antique furniture and prints on the wall enhanced by the golden glow from old lamps add to the ambience. Heavy rugs and lush carpets makes you want to sit by the fire and imagine yourself back in a time gone by, or indeed catch up the latest news on cable TV if you wish to remain in the present.
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