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Best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya

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Nuwara Eliya is increasingly becoming a popular stop off amongst those travelling Sri Lanka. There’s so much beautiful nature to see in the surrounding hill country that make it the perfect place to spend a few days. Although the city itself hasn’t been on the tourist radar for too long, there’s a good variety of accommodation available to suit all budgets. Be warned though, nights can be extremely cold in Sri Lanka’s hill country so it’s important to pick accommodation wisely. If you are planning to visit, find out more about the city itself and what to do there with this Nuwara Eliya guide. For those wondering where to stay in Nuwara Eliya click here to see the brilliant options on Booking.com, or alternatively you can find some great options for all budgets on Agoda. For more detail though, read our guide to the best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya.

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Budget

 UYOU Ceylon Guest House

One of the best budget options available, UYOU Ceylon Guest House is located near the centre of Nuwara Eliya. This property comes with a number of different rooms to suit your budget – with prices starting from around $20 USD (3,120 rupees) per night. All rooms come with breakfast included and the great location make it a perfect place to spend a few nights on a budget in Nuwara Eliya.

Click here to see the latest prices at UYOU Ceylon Guest House on Booking.com or if you prefer to use Agoda then click here to see the guesthouse on their website!

UYOU Ceylon Guest House is one of the best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya on a budget

 Mid-Range

Villa Cassandra

A popular choice amongst travellers, Villa Cassandra provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. The spacious rooms are fitted with heating, providing the perfect place to relax after a day exploring Nuwara Eliya. With only 5 rooms, the property has a lovely homely feel to it. Staff are very friendly and more than willing to help where they can to make your stay more enjoyable. Rooms are available from $61 USD (9,500 rupees) per night and come with breakfast included. With just a few rooms available, make sure to book in advance! Discounts are common if you book through Booking.com or Agoda so if you’re lucky you may end up paying even less than the price above!

Click here to check out the latest prices at Villa Cassandra on Booking.com or if you would prefer to use Agoda then click here to see the property on their website!

Villa Cassandra is one of the best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya if you don't have a tight budget

Villa Tea Fields

If you have the money to spend, Villa Tea Fields comes highly recommended. Although the property is a little further from the city, it more than makes up for this with beautiful views of the surrounding tea fields. Rooms are well-designed and luxurious, with good quality quilts and heaters provided to keep you warm on the typically cold nights of Nuwara Eliya. Staff are friendly and always more than happy to help anywhere they can. Rooms start from $69 USD (10,700 rupees) per night, which includes free bike rental and breakfast. Depending on when you visit you may even find prices lower than this if you opt to make your reservation through Booking.com or Agoda. Regardless of whether you find a discount or not, it’s well worth the money to enjoy a stay at one of Nuwara Eliya’s most special properties. 

Click here to see the latest prices at Villa Tea Fields on Booking.com or if you want to take a look on Agoda then click here to see the latest deals at the property on their website!

Villa Tea Fields is one of the best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya if you don't have a tight budget

Treat yourself!

Heritance Tea Factory

The Heritance Tea Factory offers the unique opportunity to stay in a converted tea factory in the middle of Sri Lanka’s hill country. As a result, the property has spectacular views of the surrounding plantations and hills. Everything has been thought of to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay – from stylish rooms to an on site spa. Thankfully, rooms are also heated to protect against the area’s cold climate. Despite being located 15km away from Nuwara Eliya itself, it’s the location that makes this property so special. We’ve seen discounted rates from $168 USD (26,200 rupees) per night, although prices may be higher or lower than this. If you’re looking to relax in a room with a view, treat yourself to a stay at one of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive hotels.

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Alternatively, click here to book your stay at the hotel on Agoda’s website!

Heritance Tea Factory is one of the best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya if you're looking for luxury

Ferncliff Bungalow

Built in the mid-1800s,  Ferncliff Bungalow gives you a real taste for Nuwara Eliya in the colonial days of Sri Lanka. This English style bungalow has a charming feel, situated in a peaceful spot just outside of the city for your convenience. One of the property’s many highlights is the beautiful gardens on the grounds – where you can spend the afternoon relaxing or even playing a game of croquet! Inside you’ll find the perfect escape from the cool nights of Nuwara Eliya, with a fireplace in the lobby and heating in the rooms.  We’ve seen discounted rates from $128 USD (20,000 rupees) per night, although prices may be higher or lower than this. The property has limited availability so it’s important to book in advance if you want to enjoy one of the lavish rooms here.

Click here to book a stay at the luxurious Ferncliff Bungalow on Booking.com!

Alternatively, click here to arrange your stay at the property through Agoda!

Ferncliff Bungalow is one of the best places to stay in Nuwara Eliya if you're looking for luxury

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