About Us

Bandarawela Hotel at Bandarawela, built in 1873, has been well maintained yet not modernized, retaining the original architecture and interior decoration. Right behind the city center is the driveway of the Bandarawela Hotel that take you right back to the Colonial period of Ceylon. Bandarwela Hotel is managed by Aitken Spence Group of Companies in Sri Lanka.

The garden where an old black Austin Healey and BSA motorbike is parked, the reception where an old Bakelite telephone and a big clunky typewriter is showcased, enhance the colonial charm of the hotel. Without being a 5 star modern luxury hotel, yet being equipped and furnished for a comfortable stay, Bandarawela Hotel is geared to bring in unique experiences to its guests.


Surrounded by hills and tea plantations, the town of Bandarawela is the perfect getaway from the tropical heat of Sri Lanka. Up country hotels such as ours allows you to enjoy the spring like weather this town offers throughout the year. A favourite retreat of the British during colonial times, Bandarawela is dotted with English country style houses and sprawling gardens. Bandarawela is a busy market town at an elevation of 1,230m. Bandarawela was once said to have one of the healthiest climates in the world. Some of the best and most 'flavoured' tea is said to come from this area. The best pears and strawberries are also grown here since the climate is dry and mild.


Enjoy the unique experience of residing at an old British Colonial Hotel in Bandarawela. Accommodation at our Bandarawela hotel in Sri Lanka recreates the ambience of a long gone Colonial era. Combine this with the fantasy environment of Bandarawela and you get a holiday that you will remember forever.

The hotel has 33 colonial rooms with great views of tea plantations. All the bathrooms come with bathtubs and hot water. Each bathroom is supplied with all requirements. The rooms provide TVs with local channels and telephone with international direct dialing. Our rooms are wheel chair accessible.

Standard Room

Those of you seeking Bandarawela hotels that are beautifully appointed, comfortable and budget friendly, have a winner with the highly affordable 32 Standard rooms available at our hotel.

Suite Room

The scenic blend of beauty and tranquillity that is Bandarawela creates the perfect honeymoon destination in Sri Lanka. Honeymoon hotels such as ours strive to provide the utmost in discreet personalized service to make your honeymoon a memory that lingers for a lifetime.


Property Amenities at Bandarawela Hotel Porters, 24 Hour Front Desk, Free Parking, News Stand, Laundry/Valet Services, Guest Laundromat, Room Service, Safe Deposit Box, Wake-up Service
24 Hour Security, Handicapped Rooms/Facilities, Security, Telephone, Breakfast Buffet
Restaurant with international cuisine
Conference Facilities
Lounge bar and public bar and swimming pool
Indoor games - table tennis and billiard
Badminton court, Tennis court and golf course
Children's play area
Special theme night
Hiking, Trekking and Biking


Bandarawela Hotel is an ideal base for excursions to places of natural, archaeological and cultural interest.




Lounge bar and public bar


Swimming pool