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Breakfast8
Food & Dining7
Garden7
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8.8

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Popular landmarks
Victoria Park 240 m
Holy Trinity Church 370 m
Race course 690 m
Lake Gregory 1.9 km
Pedro Tea Factory 3.0 km
World's End 4.0 km
Seetha Amman Temple 6.2 km
Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre 8.1 km
St Clair's Falls 13.6 km
Devon Waterfalls 15.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Ideal Hospital 220 m
Commercial Bank 240 m
Victoria Park 240 m
Nuwara Eliya Main Bus Station 280 m
Seylan Bank 280 m
People's Bank 300 m
Nuwara Eliya Post Office 370 m
Holy Trinity Church 370 m
Pharmacy 380 m
Police Station 390 m
Ferncliff Bungalow

"Beautiful rooms, beautiful gardens, fantastic food Highly recommended"

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Ferncliff Bungalow

No 07/10, Wedderburn Road, Nuwara Eliya City Center, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, 22200 - See map
  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

Cheaper than 92% of all properties in Nuwara Eliya in the last 24 hoursCompared to 979 Nuwara Eliya properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport85.1 km

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9.3
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  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Ferncliff Bungalow?

                  Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                  How do I get to Ferncliff Bungalow?

                  Ferncliff Bungalow is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ferncliff Bungalow has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

                  Is breakfast offered at Ferncliff Bungalow?

                  Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Ferncliff Bungalow.

                  What is the smoking policy at Ferncliff Bungalow?

                  Ferncliff Bungalow does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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                  What people love about Ferncliff Bungalow

                  • 10.0

                    Exceptional
                    Spaciousness

                    "Huge bedrooms with lovely views over the garden."

                    Bridget

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                    March 26, 2018

                  • 9.6

                    Exceptional
                    Staff 

                    "Great place and extremely attentive staff."

                    Naomi

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                    May 28, 2019

                  • 10.0

                    Exceptional

                    "Will definitely come back to stay longer!"

                    Goh

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                    June 13, 2019

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                  Overall rating:

                  9.0

                  Exceptional
                  414 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  9.4
                  Facilities
                  8.7
                  Location
                  8.8
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                  Lovely stay, lovely food and the most lovely staff!
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                  “Set in the Nuwara Eliya valley of Sri Lanka’s central highlands, Ferncliff is an ancestral bungalow restored to echo the nostalgia of “Little England”. With four rooms and two suites, Ferncliff serves as an opulent tribute to design, layout and the comfort of bungalow living. In close vicinity to tea, nature, mountainous trails, and to one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia, Ferncliff is a one of a kind vacation bungalow, immersed with the charm and authenticity of the Sri Lankan way of life. Come stay awhile and enjoy hospitality from the soul of Nuwara Eliya. “

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                  7.6

                  Very good

                  "Really nice quant little.place just like the town."

                  James

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                  March 15, 2020

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                  9.0
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                  Cleanliness9.4
                  Facilities8.7
                  Location8.8
                  Room comfort and quality9.3
                  Service9.5
                  Value for money8.6
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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Cameron from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

                  Exceptional”

                  We stayed in Nuwara Eliya over my birthday so decided to treat ourselves to one of the higher end hotels. Chose the Ferncliff on the strength of their reviews and it certainly lived up to them! The bungalow is beautiful and incredibly authentic, although the English feel was a little surprising. The staff were great, particularly Chef Dinesh who was far more than a Chef, greeting us each day, talking us through the history of the building and helping out with any queries. The food was amazing, particularly the afternoon tea. Only slight disappointment was the taxi driver arranged by the hotel to drop us back at the station really ripped us off which left a bit of a sour taste. Other than that it was perfect.

                  Reviewed October 05, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Krishnan from India
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in July 2013

                  Absolutely Fabulous ”

                  Great Service. Heritage Site

                  Ferncliff was just great. We stayed there for two nights, and we were so well looked after and spoiled even. The roaring log fire as you enter, coupled with the warm rooms and believe it or not, hot water bottles!!! at night ensured that we were kept warm and toasty on what was a blustery rainy night outside. The food was fantastic. Their Sri Lankan, cooked by Michael, the manager's wife, was the best we've had on our stay in Sri Lanka so far. Everything tasted fresh and crisp and yummy. What we enjoyed most however was the comfortable rooms. The beds were just so comfy. We sank into them at the end of the day and didn't open our eyes until well into the next morning, to be greeted by a sumptuous breakfast of bacon and eggs, nice fat sausages, fresh juice, and freshly baked bread. These guys are obviously getting it right, and we really recommend this place, which is a heritage site in Nuwara Eliya, i.e. one of the first bungalows ever built here apparently, and this place was great for a couple like us, but obviously also very family friendly.

                  Reviewed July 31, 2013

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Ahju from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2018

                  Lovely old colonial buidling, and what an experience it was!”

                  The staff was super lovely, welcoming and even prepared our packed lunch as we were leaving at 5am to Horton plains national park. The room was clean, and the bed was super lovely (had the best sleep in Sri Lanka!). The staff even brought hot water bottles to warm our beds, and I honestly wished I could have stayed for longer. The price wasn't the cheapest compare to other hotels in Nuwara Eliya, but I really really enjoyed the stay. 누와라 엘리야의 호텔중에서 비싼편에 속하긴 했지만 정말 정말 좋았던거 같아요. 고풍스런 건물도 좋았고 깨끗한 방이랑 침구, 푹신했던 침대 덕분에 정말 푹 잤습니다. 스리랑카에서 지냈던 호텔중에 젤 깨끗하고 좋았네요

                  Reviewed November 08, 2018

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Niyou from China
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2013

                  good and charming hotel”

                  nice view from the room, very nice garden, quiet surroundings

                  very nice hotel, good garden, can see the mountain from the garden, too bad we only stay one day there, worth the money. got safe inside. the room key very old style and cool. friendly stuff, soft bed, clean and big rest room, cable tv, wifi a bit slow. one bad thing about this hotel is the hot water can only last for five minutes, because its using a tank to serve the hot water inside the room, Nuwara Eliya is quite cold in the night, a hot bath will be a very good choice, so, this five minutes is quite a dissappointing.

                  Reviewed May 29, 2013

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                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Tian from China
                  Business traveler
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in February 2018

                  Excellent”

                  It is a very old building with an extraordinary garden in which lots of beautiful trees and flowers are planted. It itself is a beautiful scenery in Nuwara Eliya. It rained the day we arrived then we could only stay in this house. But we were still so happy because the house itself is so beautiful with the historical feeling we like. The next morning we had to leave early for the Horton Plain then the manager prepared us breakfast very early then we could take it to the plain. That was very nice. But I have to say it is a very old building then seems it needs maintenance or renovation. The hot water for shower is not enough for 2 person at one time. You have to wait till it heats enough again to have another shower. But I can understand. After all it is an old building. If you like plants, flowers, beautiful natural sceneries and historical buildings then you'll get surprise here.

                  Reviewed February 23, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Anastasia from United States
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                  Tranquil stay in a traditional colonial property”

                  Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Ferncliff Bungalow. Check in was efficient, and we appreciated the delicious tea that we were offered during the check in. We were glad to get assistance with train pickup, as well as a contact to arrange our trip to Horton Plains national park. The rooms were spacious, and clean, and we loved the big shower. The property is large, and tranquil, with a lot of room to sit down and enjoy the nature. Also, we really enjoyed our dinner at the hotel, including the delicious rhubarb crumble. The hotel is conveniently located, just a short walk to the city center. All in all, great stay, and we hope we can come back.

                  Reviewed May 22, 2019

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Carsten from Germany
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in July 2016

                  A travel back in time”

                  Staying in the historic governors mansion which, except the bathrooms, is still original, is a great experience. We were welcomed in a personal warm-hearted way and ate a great vegetarian pizza for dinner. When it's cold in the evening you even receive a warm-water bottle. It's a great place to stay and we would always Book it again when in Nuwara Eliya.

                  Reviewed July 26, 2016

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Licheng from China
                  Solo traveler
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

                  Amazing experience in Ferncliff”

                  Staff were super nice and helpful; best food I had in SL; great decoration and beautiful garden!

                  I have to say our stay was amazing! We stayed there for two nights, everything was fantastic! Started from the special welcome drink, they prepared hot chocolate with marshmallows which is quite unique from all the rest hotels (most hotels offer fresh juice), ginger cookies was good! During night time is freezing in NE area, staff prepared hot-water bags. We had one dinner in the hotel, the traditional SL style rice was so tasteful, homemade ice cream is something you must try! For breakfast, we departed at 5am first day to Horton Plains and they woke up at 4 to prepare breakfast and packed for us! Second day we had breakfast in the hotel that was more various. As the food was so good, we ordered one pizza to take away on the departure day, finally we found we made the right decision! Besides the food, most impressive thing in Ferncliff is the house, all the decoration brings you to the old era, garden is so beautiful I strongly recommend you come in the sunny season! Overall, if I visit NE again, Ferncliff Bungalow will definitely be the reason which worth a second visit:)

                  Reviewed October 03, 2015

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Suzy from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

                  Real highlight of the trip! ”

                  My friend and I stayed at Ferncliffe for two nights as a base to see N. Eliya and hiking in Horton’s Plains...but to be honest we could have happily stayed for longer! The hospitality from Chef Dinesh and the whole team was second to none - from a great cuppa and homemade biscuits on arrival, to a special ‘Dr. Dinesh’ stomach settler for a dicky tummy we had picked up before we got there...no idea what was in it but cured us both straight away! The food was brilliant with all the veg freshly picked from a very well stocked garden, and we had great fun playing scrabble and croquet on the lawns. The place itself is beautifully furnished, exuding a great old world charm. Can’t recommend it enough!

                  Reviewed April 01, 2018

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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  ArEn from Singapore
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

                  Excellent ”

                  Our stay at Ferncliff was very pleasant and we enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of the staff. We stayed at Ferncliff for 3 nights and we felt like we were at our own holiday bungalow. Uncle Wilson’s wonderful hospitality and Ginger Tea in the morning and night was something we both enjoyed very much. And, chef Dinesh’s delicious cooking (breakfast and dinner) had made our stay a memorable one. Now we know why Ferncliff was rated ‘9’. Gladly recommend this little bungalow to all future guests.

                  Reviewed May 04, 2017

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Hugh from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

                  Great stay in Ferncliff”

                  Staff, charm, character

                  Long overdue review of Ferncliff, but it needs to be done. We had a great stay at the Bungalow, which is just the most characterful and cool colonial bungalow that you would ever wish to stay in. The place is beautiful, the rooms comfortable, and the decor stunning and authentic. That would be enough, but the biggest commendation should go to Michael and the staff at the bungalow. Michael is a total gentleman and could not do enough for us. I hope a game of cricket, and showing them how to play boules, in the garden showed how much we enjoyed our stay!

                  Reviewed November 11, 2014

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Roderick from Australia
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

                  Very homely hospitality ”

                  This charming colonial homestead on a quieter edge of town offers 6 spacious (although not always soundproof) rooms, a delightful dining area and a beautiful and restful garden. The team led by Bernard are most professional. Chef was very flexible arranging gluten free meals on request and the produce from the home garden was amazing! Due to the elevation of Nuwara Eliya, evenings and mornings were cool and staff lit a fire in the dining room and provided hot water bottles for the bed! Column heaters were an added touch in each room. We found it very convenient as well as enjoyable to eat all our meals in-house.

                  Reviewed April 03, 2019

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Salman from Pakistan
                  Family with young children
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

                  Terrific experience”

                  The Ferncliff bungalow was such a beautiful place with so much history and character in even its tiniest of details. The manager Bernard is a wonderful host who made us feel like royalty. Location was perfect; very peaceful away from all the noise of the town centre, yet only a few minutes walk away from it. The chef prepares delicious local and continental dishes and all the staff goes the extra mile to make sure the guests have the best experience. If you are looking for a homey place and a non-mass hotels experience, this is the best place in Nuwera Elia. Will stay here again if we ever visit nuwera again. Sal and Rabia

                  Reviewed June 30, 2017

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Keith from Australia
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

                  Old World charm in glorious location”

                  The Bungalow is set in magnificent gardens, the building retaining all its old world charm. The facilities are excellent, the perfect mix of that charm and modern conveniences. The highlight being the staff, Dinesh, the head chef and manager during our visit was the perfect host, warm, charming, helpful and what a chef! Ably assisted by Roshan, the trainee chef and the other members of staff. Would highly recommend Ferncliff Bungalow as a place to stay.

                  Reviewed March 01, 2016

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  Penelope from United Kingdom
                  Family with teens
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2012

                  Warm welcome at old characterful boutique hotel”

                  genuine warm welcome and excellent service

                  We arrived fairly late in the evening when it was dark and chilly. We had a very warm welcome from all the staff and our room was cozy with a fire on. A delicious meal was prepared for us within the hour with meticulous and caring service. While sitting in the TV room we were offered blankets! A lovely 160 year old boutique hotel with only 4 rooms and 2 large reception rooms to relax in. Very modern shower rooms and characterful bedrooms. We had a very pleasant breakfast and again professional and warm service. We were waved off by 3 of the staff and had been made to feel welcome and cared for and that our comfort and enjoyment mattered. A short but lovely stay. The location was quiet and had views down over Nuwar Eliya. There was also a garden with summer house. A great location and lovely visit.

                  Reviewed November 25, 2012

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  johannes from Spain
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Suite
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2018

                  UNIQUE & SPECIAL”

                  WE HAD AN AMAZING TIME AT FERNCLIFF. BERNARD LOOKED AFTER US AND MADE US FEEL LIKE HOME. WE ENJOYED A COSY EVENING IN FRONT OF THE LOOGFIRE. THE PROPPERTY IS WELL LOOKED AFTER AND WE FELT VERY AT HOME. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PRIVACY AND A RELAXING STAY WE CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND FERNCLIFF BUNGALOW.

                  Reviewed December 07, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Gayatri from India
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2012

                  We had a wonderful time at Ferncliff”

                  The views spectacular

                  we had a wonderful time at ferncliff. the weather was beautiful, and the views spectacular, especially of the highest point of sri lanka, mt. pidurutalagala which frames this quaint and timeless bungalow. we couldn't believe we were in the heart of town. we were well looked after by the friendly staff, led by wilson, a butler that has been with the family for over thirty years. his cooking was also excellent, especially his spicy sri lankan dishes, and was just what we needed to keep warm and cozy, along with a real live fireplace. it felt like england. my husband and i felt really blessed to be here, and we will definitely return. thank you wilson and team.

                  Reviewed December 04, 2012

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Jamie from Singapore
                  Group
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                  DJEP from Singapore”

                  Ferncliff Bungalow is a wonderful home stay with beautiful spacious grounds, lovely vegetable garden and fruit trees, breathtaking scenery, wonderful ambience in the room / lounge / dining area and friendly, helpful, caring staff who provide personalised service.

                  Reviewed March 13, 2019

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                  7.3
                  Very good
                  Teong from Malaysia
                  Family with teens
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in March 2013

                  Stay in an Old Plantation House”

                  It has a large and beautiful garden. A great place to experience living in an old plantation house in Sri Lanka. The fire place was another interesting feature.

                  We stayed for only one night at the hotel. The hotel was a very well maintained plantation house with many antique furniture to go with it. I particularly like the two rocking chairs at the front porch of the hotel. There is a large and beautiful grass field next to the house for one to take a walk and soak in the sunlight during the day. The beds were comfortable and there was also a portable heater in the room to keep the room warm as the night can get quite cold up in Nuwara Eliya. This is a perfect place if you just want a place to relax and read some books for a few days.

                  Reviewed April 15, 2013

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Seneeth from Sri Lanka
                  Couple
                  Bungalow Room
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2018

                  Best place in Nuwaraeliya for a Couple”

                  Ferncliff Banglow is situated in the city center but you don't feel the busy environment. It has a large garden which is well kept. Bernard and his team is ready to treat you like a royalty. The place has wooden fireplaces which they litup on request. Worth the money indeed

                  Reviewed May 14, 2018

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