Clifton Inn Nuwara Eliya has been refurbished and reopened positioning it as a Heritage Luxury Boutique property investing Rs. 40Mn.. Located 1.6 km from Gregory Lake in Badulla Road Nuwara Eliya, the property was the former Race Course Managers bungalow. “It was built in 1902 and our family acquired it two decades ago converting it to a hotel,” said Managing Director Kanchana Ariyarante who is also into real estate and vehicle sales. “Since I also studied hotel management and I saw potential in this property, we are investing around Rs. 40 million and converting Clifton Inn to a Luxury Boutique Hotel. Since many foreigners and locals had patronized the Clifton Inn for many reasons, we did not go in for a rebranding and retained its brand identity.”
Under the refurbishment drive we installed new furniture maintaining its colonial architecture and installed many amenities to meet the present day demands of the travelers.” He said that the hotel also boasts of a large garden in both front and rear, a large colonial style lounge with original fireplace, barbeque facilities making it ideal for group vacations allowing parting until late night. Hotel offers 6 rooms including rooms for non-smokers and could accommodate around 16 guests. “We are also planning to add two more rooms since demand for the property is increasing.”
There is a garden planted nearby the hotel. Those who travel by car are provided with parking lots. People are able to order a shuttle from/to the airport. There is a service for ordering food and drinks to the room. Guests are able to attend the restaurant located right on the territory. It is important to note guests can pay for the services only in cash. “Clifton Inn Ssaff have been well trained and speak fluent English and have a reception that operates 24/7,” An official from the E.P.M. Hotel Management which oversees the management of the hotel stated. “We also have flexible check in and check out hours and also a special service where we pick up and drop passengers from the Nanu Oya railway station. The hotel also arranges special excursions to many places of nearby interests.” He added.