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The Hill Club Sri Lanka

Overview of The Hill Club

The first or founding members were most if not all at that time coffee, cinchona or tea planters who were either Englishmen or Scots. The original building which served as a club house was centered around the present billiard room.

Situated on a promontory of 26 acres of land at the base of a wooded hillside, the Hill Club looks over the town of Nuwara Eliya and consists of  39 cozily appointed bedrooms with hot/cold water, each equipped with television and telephone facility , including two suites on the upper floor and three family rooms in the Chalet; a large reading room, mixed lounge, casual bar, mixed bar,  casual dining room, billiard room equipped with 2 full sized tables, main dining hall serving eastern and western cuisine, and A'la Carte. Room service, laundry, car rental, IDD, Internet and e mail facilities in all rooms and public areas are available. The Hill Club boasts of four of the finest clay courts in the Island and in the days gone by, it was a venue for the Ceylon Tennis Nationals. The Courts are of first-class condition. The Annual Ranking Tennis tournament is also conducted annually in the month of April at the Hill Club. At present, the Club stands proud as it serves an exclusive membership of around 750, both foreign and local.

Nuwara Eliya, or Little England as it is also aptly referred to, is Sri Lanka's most popular holiday destination. This enchanting town is located at an altitude of 6500 feet above sea level, which has a much cooler climate than the lowlands of the country, with temperatures ranging from 12° Celsius to 22° Celsius. Blessed with a salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains, gardens and greenery, it is hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 178 km from the hot and humid Colombo. Golfing, Horse Racing, Boating, Fishing, Trekking, Mountain climbing, sightseeing and many other fascinating recreational activities, all in season, makes Nuwara Eliya the ideal holiday resort, promising holiday makers an unforgettable experience. The Hill Club stands high with pride, centering this colorful dream. Nuwara Eliya is located approximately 165 km from the Colombo International Airport (178 kms from Colombo), or in other words, a 5 hour drive.

From 7 .00 pm onwards the Dress Code is applicable in the Mixed Bar, Reading Room, Main Dining room, Mixed lounge and the Billiards Room, where gentlemen shall wear lounge suit / jacket with tie & shirt or Sri Lankan National Dress, and ladies shall wear suitable equivalent attire. In the case of children over 12 and under 18 years of age, boys shall wear at least a tie with tucked-in shirt and long or short trousers and girls shall wear an acceptable mode of dress, when utilizing the dining room or other public areas. However, Temporary members (tourists) who are unable to adhere to the dress code could dine at the Casual Dining Room known as the “Lilly Restaurant” and the casual Bar. However, Jackets and ties are freely available and could be borrowed from the Club Wardrobe, free of charge.

Accommodation of The Hill Club

All Rooms are equipped with TV/DVD Players, Tea/Coffee makers, & hair driers. A wide selection of DVD movies are available for viewing pleasure and could be obtained from the reception counter, free of charge.

The Hill Club reading room contains a very old and rare collection of books, well preserved and which could be borrowed for reading pleasure.

Out of the two billiard rooms, one has the smoking facility with an exhaust system. Both rooms are equipped with large tables which are over 136 years old.

chalet, equipped with facilities for Conferences with seating capacity of 65 to 80 pax and cocktails for 100 pax.

The Gym is located in the Chalet building, which has the needed equipment for exercising by members and guests at their own risk.

Dining of The Hill Club

The Main dining Room serves continental and eastern cuisine and in the evening it transforms itself to a formal dining room with candle lit dinner complimented by waiters wearing white hand gloves for service.

Facts of The Hill Club

City - Nuwara Eliya

Category - Hill Country Hotels

Distance from Colombo - 180 Km (5 hour drive)

Distance from Airport - 168 Km (4.30 hour drive)

Price Guide - Rates on request

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