Villas The Westbury Palace
No 17, Udupussellawa Road, 22200 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka –
Excellent location – rated 10.0/10! (score from 15 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.
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
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).
- Airport drop-off Additional charge
- Airport pickup Additional charge
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Pool and Spa
- 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
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
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
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.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
This property doesn't offer cribs.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The Westbury Palace accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
Christmas Eve 24th December USD 100 per person
New Years Eve 31st December USD 125 per person
0-5 years free of charge
6-11 years 50% of the adult rate will apply.
Please inform The Westbury Palace of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
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.
Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.