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Jetwing St. Andrew’s Sri Lanka

Overview of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

Surrounded by mist swathed mountains in the centre of Sri Lanka, sits the hill capital Nuwara Eliya. Hotels and guest houses from the rustic to the grandiose dot the slopes and hide in lush green plantations. Tucked away, down its own little lane, close to the heart of town yet away from the bustle is the quaint old mansion of Jetwing St. Andrew’s.

Built around an old Tudor country house which served as a grand colonial residence during the days of British rule, here, you take a step back a hundred years and more to another era of old world charm and tradition, where customs of yore are still maintained to the letter. Full English breakfasts to enjoy, high tea on the lawn to linger over with the finest of plantation best freshly poured; with log fires lit, and stiff brandies poured to warm the chill of the night. Where the comforts of yesteryear cleverly conceal every must have amenity of today allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Leisurely surveys of green tea plantations, a round of golf on a world famous course, a little fishing on the lake – all the pastimes of the past await you on holiday with a difference. If a journey back in time is what you seek, our doors at Jetwing St. Andrew’s in Nuwara Eliya are always open to welcome you warmly back to the past.

Location of Jetwing St. Andrew’s - Nuwara Eliya

Situated high in the central hills at 6,182 feet (1’884 meters) above sea level Jetwing St. Andrew’s is a unique old world hotel in Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka. The hill capital of Nuwara Eliya is around 170km from the Bandaranaike International airport in Katunayake, and a truly scenic 5 hour drive through some breathtaking landscape.

This old colonial post is snug in a high valley surrounded by tall mountain ranges and with its cool climate and green slopes it was fondly named ‘little England’ by the planter’s who settled there. The town too, kept to this moniker – the official buildings and the residences both grand and humble were built to remind them of the ‘home country’ and many have survived to this day, making the town a quaint reminder of a time gone by. One of finest of these old mansions – a stately Tudor style residence over a century old Jetwing St. Andrew’s is indeed a place to reminisce of an era past.

Accommodation of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

When you wake up to the warm and cosy comforts within the quaint old walls of Jetwing St. Andrew’s, you will wonder where time has fled and how far back you have travelled. A unique period style hotel in Nuwara Eliya, that dates right back to the days of colonial rule when it was built as a grand residence, the traditions of old are still carefully upheld, with all the warm comforts laid out for you to enjoy to the brim.

Authenticity is maintained throughout the entire hotel in the colour themes, the furnishings and the ambience. The rooms beautifully appointed and you have many to choose from: 40 superior rooms, 7 deluxe rooms and 5 suites (4 suites and 1 GEM suite) each taking you back in time to the glories of the 19th Century. And whether you pick a suite, a room in the attic or out in the wings they are bound to enchant you.

Superior Room

As one of the oldest hotels in Nuwara Eliya, accommodation at Jetwing St. Andrew’s is delightfully authentic and every room exudes the graceful tastes of a century past from every corner. Each of the 40 superior rooms are far from standard – being recreated lovingly to ensure that the true spirit of the past is present in their character and the necessary comforts of today are ingeniously fused amidst their charms.

So while you wrap yourself in the cloak of yesterday, you need never forego the wonders of modern amenities like hot/cold water, a heater to warm the cold nights; tea/coffee making facility, IDD phones, electronic safe; and LCD TV with cable channels to keep you well in touch with the 21st century too.

List of room facilities:

    * Individual heating units in each room

    * Electric Power – 220 to 240V

    * Telephone with IDD facility,

    * Bathroom with shower and hot/cold water.

    * TV with international and Sri Lankan channels

    * Tea/ Coffee making facility

    * Electronic safe

    * Hair Dryer


Deluxe Rooms

With all the amenities of this century, Jetwing St. Andrew’s is one of the best hotels in Nuwara Eliya, where we have meticulously maintained the tastes and the traditions of the ‘empire’ without forsaking any modern comfort.

Located in the new wing, our deluxe rooms are spacious with a separate attic too. It certainly has room for plenty. Two extra large king sized beds in the main bedroom area as well as two single beds up in the attic can easily accommodate four adults comfortably. Beautifully decked throughout, the entire attic area and the high ceiling of the room are made out of coconut wood which complements perfectly with the sumptuous thick curtains and tartan spreads.

All amenities are yours too from LCD TV, tea/coffee making facility, electronic safety locker, heaters for instance. The bathroom too is modern with a luxurious shower and warm fluffy towels to wrap up in.

List of room facilities:

    * Individual heating units in each room

    * Electric Power – 220 to 240V

    * Telephone

    * Bathroom with shower, and hot/cold water.

    * TV with international and local channels

    * Tea/ Coffee making facility

    * Electronic safe

    * Hair dryer


Gem Suite

The sumptuous suites at Jetwing St. Andrew’s offer some of the best in accommodation at the hill capital of Nuwara Eliya; luxury at this hotel comes in myriad forms. Taking you back to the glory days of plantation life in ‘little England’, this suite is a carefully recreated masterpiece of colonial reminiscence. With beautiful wooden floors the GEM suite has a large four poster bed with a mosquito net and a special charcoal heater to keep you warm on chilly nights. It also has a writing table and a separate round table for in room dining, and lavish bathroom to soak up your cares in style.

Thick curtains and woollen blankets keep you embraced in warmth, antique furniture and prints on the wall enhanced by the golden glow from old lamps add to the ambience. Heavy rugs and lush carpets makes you want to sit by the fire and imagine yourself back in a time gone by, or indeed catch up the latest news on cable TV if you wish to remain in the present.


List of room facilities:

    * Individual heating units in each room

    * Electric Power – 220 to 240V

    * Telephone

    * Mini bar (stocked with both Sri Lankan and foreign brands)

    * Bathroom with bath tub and separate shower with hot/cold water.

    * TV with international and local channels

    * Tea/ Coffee making facility

    * Electronic safe

    * Hair dryer

Dining of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

With many dining options being available cuisine of every sort can be found in Sri Lanka’s hill capital Nuwara Eliya. Restaurants, bars and cafes that offer both local and international fare are plentiful. With an atmosphere that’s true to traditions of yesteryear and gourmet cuisine to equal them, Jetwing St. Andrew’s brings you the finest of them all.

The main restaurant aptly titled ‘Old Course’ – a fine dining restaurant with a show kitchen and a walk in wine cellar, is indeed a step back in time. There is a wide choice of exquisite fare and fine wine on the a la carte menu for those who wish to indulge in some gastronomic delights from the past, all adding up to make it one of the best restaurants in Nuwara Eliya itself.

If you want some liquid sustenance of the grandest kind in a setting as authentic as the days of Dickens, the Road Hole Bar is the place to retire to. A place by the blazing fire is yours to fill anytime.

Road Hole Bar

In the hill capital of Nuwara Eliya, bars that match the authentic ambience of the Road Hole Bar at Jetwing St. Andrew’s is not easy to find. Truly one of the best in both its range of liquid temptations on offer and in its old pub atmosphere that takes you back centuries, The Road Hole is a bar of a kind indeed. Here, the fires burn as they did centuries ago, the pipes are lit, the brandy is poured in large measures to chase away the chill outdoors.

The bar is well stocked with old favourites in wines, spirits and beer with cocktails and mocktails mixed to perfection. And if you wish for a taste of the new, the best in all brews modern are also yours to pick from. Open throughout the day and long into the night, the Road Hole Bar is a haven of warmth for you to return to after a long day of exploring, or even a lazy day of relaxing in the lounge: the perfect way to start off an evening and an even better way to end it.

Old Course Restaurant

Jetwing St. Andrew’s Nuwara Eliya is a hotel where dining is in itself an authentic journey to the heydays of colonial glory. Our aptly named main restaurant, Old Course offers a fine dining experience with a show kitchen and a walk in wine cellar where an excellent selection will tempt you. Rich old wood, high ceilings and deep dark colours add to the grand ambience and the spreads you get to feast on tend to be suitably lavish too.

The breakfast buffets offer you everything from a full old fashioned English and continental staples to Sri Lankan favourites, giving you a good start to the day; and the health conscious are not forgotten either. An extensive a la carte menu offering four course meals are yours to pick from at lunch and dinner is a grand affair with gourmet cuisine and fine wine to select from. A roast with all the trimmings followed by a traditional pudding will take you right back to the plantation days.

Facts of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

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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