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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favourite places of our trip. Excellent staff and lovely old rooms, with real attention to detail to preserve the colonial ambience stemming from its history as the Governor's residence from the 1830s. Very nice food. Very nice grounds. And good, free in-room wifi.

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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife had a nice stay here on our honeymoon. The food, room, service and location made this place a very pleasant stay indeed. Easy to find and only a five minute walk to city centre. This was a great place to stay while we explored around Nuwara Eliya

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Thank Brodie R
Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Brodie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're so glad that you had such a wonderful honeymoon with us. Come back for your anniversaries with us. The team send their kind regards. Best wishes, Hans More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually visited in May 2015. We planned a family reunion and Ferncliff proved to be an excellent choice. The food, mostly grown in the kitchen gardens were fresh and tasted wonderful. The chef was amazing.nothing was too much to ask. So hospitable. So relaxing and wonderfully spacious. All of us enjoyed ourselves very much.

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Thank MMVW7
Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed Ferncliff, and Chef and the team will be encouraged by your feedback. Our gardens now offer the experience of picking your own veges, fruit and herbs from what is on offer. Do come back and have another family reunion with us. Best wishes,... More 

Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you are visiting the rich and almost heavenly landscape of tea gardens in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, then a stay at this charming property may offer you a flavour of colonial British culture. A complete pedigree of this property is displayed for guests and is carefully blended in to your experience at Ferncliff. Whether its a game of croquet... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Graeme, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your feedback will encourage the team, and thank you also for your insights on the overall Ferncliff experience. We're so glad you enjoyed the space so thoroughly. Do come and stay with us again soon. Best wishes, Hans More 

Oslo, Norway
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place at the end of the winding road has only 4 rooms, making the experience qiute intimate and cozy. The very proffesional and pleasant staff waits at the arrival, serves a pot of their own tea-blend, and gives you the tour of the property. The room had a very good size and was nicely furnished, complete with a necessary... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Jasmina, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and the kind and posiitve feedback. Thank you especially for the comments on the tame food. We'd love to discuss this more. Please email hans@grassrooted.net if you have the time, so that we could discuss in more detail what you mean, as we're always looking to improve... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We booked Ferncliff for a one night stay in Nuwara Eliya. The owner is a very kind man called Marlon and he was very accommodating when we arrived, especially as it was the one rainy day we had in the entire two weeks! We had some welcome tea and cake and he is very proud of the bungalow - pointing... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Zahra, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Honest feedback always keeps us on our toes and helps us maintain standards. We would like to apologise about the mix-up with regard to the diet. The fact that we received no prior dietary request, does not excuse how we handled your breakfast. So thank you for... More 

UK
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a wet August day to this gorgeous property. We were welcomed by tea and cake and a warm smile. We spent an afternoon playing board games before a fabulous dinner, wine, hot water bottles and bed. The next day was an early start to worlds end with packed breakfast. Awesome day made good by great pack-up. Another... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Emi, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Marlon, chef and the team, will be encouraged by your feedback. They work hard to ensure everyone has the best Ferncliff experience possible, right down to the packed breakfast with a chocolate bar. So thank you, and come stay with us again. Best wishes, Hans More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a beautiful 4 BR boutique hotel reached through a short cobble stoned drive way shaded by huge shady trees in a beautifully laid out lawn and garden, a must to be walked and explored. The warm welcome☺(thanks Marlon)in the cozy lounge cum reception area we found ourselves in a spacious room with a beautifully appointed bathroom. Excellently furnished... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Yassus, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Marlon and the team will be encouraged as always by your positive feedback. Our gardens our just beginning in terms of the veges, including baby carrots and potatoes, so you must come back, walk around and hand pick your own. We look forward to it. Best wishes,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Very large room in an old house. Modern bathroom. Nice garden. The house is old so we could hear a bit of noise from the other room. However it did not disturb us. No noise from the city, just the birds from the garden, lovely! Service very attentive and friendly. Had dinner and breakfast there, very very nice, delicious! But... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Vincent, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Thank you, in particular, for the feedback on the cold meals that were served to you. We've discussed this as a team and have sought to ensure this does not happen in the future i.e. maintain the standards we've set for pre-warmed plates and piping hot food.... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed at Ferncliff during our honeymoon and had a wonderful time. The estate is a charming, four-room colonial bungalow with a lovely garden. Upon arrival we were treated to hot tea and cakes, which were most welcome after a long evening of travel. The staff was courteous and the manager, Mr. Marlon, was helpful with suggesting and organizing activities... More 

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Ferncliff B, General Manager at Ferncliff, responded to this review

Dear Brendan, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Marlon and the team will be greatly encouraged by your kind words, and are we. The team works hard to maintain the standards that we've set together, and they're not always appreciated in the manner they should be. Do come back and stay with us again soon.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ferncliff perched on one of the highest points of Nuwara Eliya commands a view like no other of 'Little England'. This includes being set against the magnificent backdrop of Mount Pedro (Pidurutalagala), which at 2524 m (8,281 ft) is Sri Lanka's highest point. Just ten minutes walk from the Grand Hotel and the Golf Club, Ferncliff is uniquely placed to be the centre of your Nuwara Eliya universe which includes Horton Plains National Park, Tea Plantations and other locations of interest in the hill country. Deeds for the Ferncliff lands predate the founding of the first Nuwara Eliya settlement by Great White Hunter and Explorer, Sir Samuel Baker in 1846. The bungalow, now a heritage site, had its beginnings in the 1850s and the ghosts of Samuel Baker and his ilk still walk our expansive lawns hunting elephants, deer and wild boar to near extinction in the lush Nuwara Eliya valley. Today, with restorations that have retained its rustic charm, Ferncliff offers comforts that few bungalows in town can aspire to, and our team led by our chef with over 30 years of experience in the hotel trade, will ensure that your time with us will be comfortable and relaxed. Rest assured that although Ferncliff is centrally located, once inside her gates the hustle and bustle of the town is forgotten. Enjoy a game of croquet, a round of boules, or just wander around our extensive grounds which include a young rose garden and very soon, orange and pear orchards. Look no further for what promises to be a truly authentic Nuwara Eliya experience. Kindly note that, accommodation for drivers and guides are not available in the premises. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ferncliff

Address: 7/10 Wedderburn Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
Price Range: $205 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“DR with front garden view and lovers chair!”
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“All rooms are awesome - but Isabella & Geraldine have doors which open onto the gardens.”
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