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The Firs
4 stars

The Firs

85/2, Upper Lake Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
See location+94 522 222 387
From
R723
Cheapest

rate per night

8,8
Great
based on 206 reviews
206 reviews
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Deluxe room

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About The Firs

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Overlooking peaceful views of Lake Gregory just a 5-minute walk away, The Firs offers well-appointed rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Guests can also utilize the barbeque facilities. Located within a 1-hour drive to popular attractions like Horton Plains National Park and Hakgala Botanical Gardens, the property is also a 3.5-hour drive to Colombo city and Bandaranaike International Airport. The guestrooms at Firs feature warm décor and are fitted with a DVD player, a writing table and an en suite bathroom with a spacious spa bathtub and a hairdryer. A 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist with laundry services and airport shuttle services are available at a surcharge. Complimentary butler services are available upon request. The in-house restaurant at The Firs will serve local Sri Lankan, Indian and continental meals. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour room service options.

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Amenities at The Firs

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Dining

  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kettle
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle hire
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Horse riding
  • Pool table

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Bottle of water
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Trouser press

General

  • Fireplace
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals

Bedroom

  • Wardrobe or closet

Reviews of The Firs

8,8
Very Good206 verified reviews
5,9Couples
2,8Families
0,7Friends
0,5Solo
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What are the highlights of The Firs?

The Firs is a former holiday house of Sri Lanka‘s first PM, offering a peaceful and historic atmosphere. The property is well-maintained, exuding an old charm that perfectly complements the scenic beauty of Nuwara Eliya. The culinary experience at The Firs showcases the expertise of the chefs, blending traditional Sri Lankan flavors with a modern twist.

What practical amenities does The Firs offer?

The Firs provides daily housekeeping, contactless check-in/check-out, and enhanced cleaning for the safety of guests. Additionally, the hotel offers a business center, room service, and private parking for added convenience.

What can guests expect from the rooms at The Firs?

The rooms at The Firs are spacious and well-heated, with comfortable beds and a spa bath for a relaxing experience. The property's vintage Victorian style furniture adds to the charm and provides a homely atmosphere.

When is the best time to visit The Firs?

The high season at The Firs is in June, offering an excellent opportunity to experience the serene and beautiful surroundings, surrounded by tall Fir trees on all sides. The property's location provides a calm and quiet environment, making it an ideal place for a vacation.

What are the dining options at The Firs?

The culinary experience at The Firs is extraordinary, showcasing the blend of traditional Sri Lankan flavors with a modern twist. Guests can enjoy a delightful journey through the diverse and vibrant Sri Lankan cuisine, with the dedication to using local ingredients adding an authentic touch to every dish.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned the spectacular views from the rooms, especially those facing the garden or surrounding area.

Consider the Heritage Experience

Guests appreciated the historical significance of the property, once the holiday house of Sri Lanka's first Prime Minister. The colonial charm and antique furniture added to the unique experience.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to Lake Gregory and the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club makes it an ideal location for those interested in outdoor activities and scenic walks.

Request Local Cuisine

Guests enjoyed the culinary experience, particularly the traditional Sri Lankan flavors with a modern twist. Opting for local dishes is recommended.

Inquire About Special Services

The staff's willingness to arrange chauffeured cars and local trips received positive feedback, making it convenient for guests to explore the area.

Check Room Amenities

Some guests appreciated the availability of an electric heater in the room, especially during colder nights, while others highlighted the spacious and well-furnished rooms.

Consider Private Transport

Due to the hotel's location, some guests recommended arranging private transport for easy access to the lake and city center.

Enjoy the Tranquil Environment

The serene and quiet surroundings, along with the beautiful garden and giant fir trees, provided a peaceful atmosphere for a relaxing stay.

Engage with the Staff

Several guests praised the friendly and helpful staff, who were attentive and provided valuable tips for sightseeing and local attractions.

Be Mindful of Room Selection

While some guests enjoyed the vintage decor and spacious rooms, others noted issues with hot water for baths and suggested checking the room amenities beforehand.

Location

85/2, Upper Lake Road, Nuwara Eliya 22200

What's nearby

  • Lake Gregory0.8 km
  • Nuwara Eliya Golf Club2 km
  • Bomburu Ella5.7 km
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden6.1 km
  • Radella Cricket Grounds7.7 km
  • Rawan Ella8.1 km
  • Ambewela Farms8.3 km
  • Ramboda Falls13.1 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

When to book a room at The Firs

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FAQs when booking at The Firs

  • Where is The Firs located?

    The Firs is located at 85/2, Upper Lake Road, 2,1 km from the centre of Nuwara Eliya. Lake Gregory is the closest landmark to The Firs.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Firs?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Firs.

  • Does The Firs offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Firs offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does The Firs offer free parking?

    Yes, The Firs offers free parking.

  • How far is The Firs from the airport?

    The Firs is 25,7 km from Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir. The Firs is 82,6 km from Hambantota Mattala Rajapaksa Int'l.

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    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Firs in Nuwara Eliya and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Firs and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Firs.

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Good to know

Value for money

8,7

Distance to city centre

2,1 km