Galway Forest Lodge
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Galway Forest Lodge Nuwara Eliya Reviews
English cottage style, friendly welcome Jan 03, 2010
Galway Forest Lodge (***) is situated about 1,5 kilometre outside of Nuwara Eliya, so called ‘Little England’ (in the colonial era the English spent their holidays in the ‘cool’ mountains). Nuwara Eliya is situated about 1890 metres above sea level. We were staying in this hotel for 2 nights.
This time welcomed with hot tea or coffee and cookies! Temperature very different from our other visited places in Sri Lanka.
We had a spacious room at the ground level. Room with mini bar, complimentary coffee and tea facilities, individual heater (!!! Yes, we needed it!!!).
The bathroom…. well, it was impossible to close the door of the shower cubicle, we missed a part….. have to mention again that the cleanness of bathrooms in Sri Lanka certainly have a different standard than mine!
Being welcomed with tea and coffee we had another welcome drink; arak cocktails with appetizers, accompanied by life music!! Very nice!
More than friendly staff. We had some flowers with us (bought from street vendors, winding up the mountain roads, they took the short cut and we saw them several times until we decided to buy their stock :-). The hotel staff offered to put the flowers in a vase at our restaurant table. Dinner and breakfast (both buffet style) were good. Life music at dinner time.
From the hotel you can walk through tea plantations.
More information at: www.galway.lk (with photo gallery).
Part of the Sri Lanka 2009/2010 travel blog
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Galway Forest Lodge Overview
Located just 1. 5 kilometres outside the town of Nuwara Eliya, the property faces onto the Galway Forest reserve.
Located adjacent to the Galway Forest, guests can trek through the forest, visit nearby tea plantations and waterfalls, as well golf at a nearby course. Rooms are a bit dated, but the scenery more than makes up for it. TO/0808.
A modern, colonial-style building.
Rooms are brightly decorated and feature satellite television, mini-bar, IDD telephone and individual heating.
The main restaurant serves a combination of Eastern and Western cuisine, using fresh vegetables from their garden.
15 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 176 kms to the nearest airport (bandaranayake intl), 2 km to the nearest fair site (nuwaraeliya), 2 kms to city centre, 9 km to the nearest station (nanu oya).
Galway Forest Lodge Amenities