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With garden views, The Westbury Palace is located 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 electric tea pot are also available.

Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available each morning at the accommodation.

The Westbury Palace offers 5-star accommodations with a fitness center and hot tub.

Guests at the villa are welcome to enjoy pool on site, or cycling in the surrounding areas.

Popular points of interest near The Westbury Palace include Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya, Galway's Land National Park and Nuwara Eliya Post Office.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Westbury Palace has been welcoming guests since Apr 1, 2019

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Kosher, Asian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Fitness center

Golf course (within 2 miles)



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Managed by The Golden Hospitality Group

Company review score: 8.8Based on 1,381 reviews from 5 properties
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Property info

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.

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What's nearby
  • Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya
    0.3 miles
  • Galway's Land National Park
    0.4 miles
  • Nuwara Eliya Post Office
    0.5 miles
  • Mackwoods Tea Museum
    0.5 miles
  • Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
    0.8 miles
  • Royal Colombo Golf Club
    0.8 miles
  • Single Tree Hill
    0.8 miles
  • Gregory Lake
    0.9 miles
  • Pedro Tea Factory
    1.7 miles
Top attractions
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden
    4.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Gregory Lake
    1.2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Nanu Oya Train Station
    2.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Ratmalana Airport
    61.5 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site


    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

Amenities of The Westbury Palace
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Sit back and relax
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Cleaning products
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Safe
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • 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
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool cover
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules The Westbury Palace takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

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Until 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

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

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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.

FAQs about The Westbury Palace

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The Westbury Palace has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at The Westbury Palace may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Westbury Palace can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Kosher
    • Asian
    • American
    • À la carte

  • The Westbury Palace is 0.9 miles from the center of Nuwara Eliya.

  • The Westbury Palace offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Themed dinners
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class

  • Check-in at The Westbury Palace is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Westbury Palace on this page.

  • Yes, The Westbury Palace is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Westbury Palace by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 4h