Villas The Westbury Palace
No 17, Udupussellawa Road, 22200 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 10.0/10! (score from 23 reviews)
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The staterooms, located in the oldest part of the Palace, feature four-foster beds and original fireplaces that date back to the 13th and 17th centuries. The grand chandeliers, velvet furnishings, fanciful draperies, and big bouquets of fresh flowers in the sitting room make this the kind of place that has you skipping a day of sightseeing to slip on your robe, order room service, and hole up fireside.
The earliest mention of “a snot of uneven land” extending over 58 acres is in a faded copy of an old deed belonging to Major Thomas Edward Hall of His Majesty’s 97th Regiment. He is given crown land for his services by Sir Robert Wilmot Horton, Governor of Ceylon in 1833. Subsequently the house built therein is named Rosebanks and ownership passes through to many well-known personalities who shaped the history of Ceylon at the time. Sir Henry George Ward, another Governor of Ceylon acquires the property and bequeaths it to his daughters Catherine Cecilia Elizabeth Baily and Julia Onafra Lepel Ward in 1856. The property contains Rosebanks, Grimsthorpe and Plaisance residences when it is acquired by a daughter of the Layard family, Barbara Jane Layard in 1896. After passing through many more hands, only the Grimsthorpe property of 2 acres in extent is acquired by the Golden Hospitality (Pvt) Ltd., refurbished to its former glory and rebranded as The Westbury. The Westbury overlooks the Royal Turf Club in “old England”. Step back in to history of Ceylon and enjoy your choice of cuisine served in any part of the property, a book by the fireplace or high tea served on the lawn.
Area Info– Excellent location – show map
Closest Landmarks *
Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya0.3 miles
Galway's Land National Park0.4 miles
Nuwara Eliya Post Office0.5 miles
Mackwoods Tea Museum0.5 miles
Nuwara Eliya Golf Club0.8 miles
Royal Colombo Golf Club0.8 miles
Single Tree Hill0.8 miles
Gregory Lake0.9 miles
Pedro Tea Factory1.7 miles
Nanu Oya Train Station2.5 miles
Natural Beauty *
Gregory Lake River1.2 miles
Closest Airports *
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport52.5 miles
Ratmalana Airport61.5 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Hakgala Botanical Garden4.5 miles
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Food: American, Brazilian, Chinese, Dutch, British, French, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Polish, Seafood, Sushi, Thai, Austrian, German, Russian, Local, International, European, Hungarian, Grill/BBQ
Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour
Most popular facilities
Sit back and relax
- BBQ facilities Additional charge
Pets are not allowed.
- Cooking class Additional charge
- Themed dinners Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Temporary art galleries
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site Additional charge
- Pool table
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
- Fruit Additional charge
- Bottle of water
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
- Kids' meals
- Special diet meals (on request)
- Packed lunches
- Breakfast in the room
- Room service
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Health & Wellness Facilities
- Swimming pool
- Swimming pool
- Fenced pool
- Beach chairs/Loungers
- Pool cover
- Pool/Beach towels
- Heated pool
- Pool with view
- Infinity pool
- Outdoor pool (year-round)
- Outdoor pool
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Spa Additional charge
- Fitness center
- Airport drop-off Additional charge
- Airport pickup Additional charge
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
- 24-hour front desk
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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From 2:00 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
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Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
The Westbury Palace accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.