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Galle Face

  Terrace in 1907     In 2014, the iconic Galle Face Hotel has embarked on a restoration project of its Classic Wing, originally built in 1864. The ambitious restoration project was designed to preserve the grandeur and romance ...

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Hill Club Sri Lanka

Hill Club

The Hill Club of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, was founded in 1876 by a British Coffee Planter. Today it is a privately operated club with luxury rooms and all modern facilities. It is, however, accessible to the public and a recommended place to spend t...

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Queen’s Sri Lanka

Queen’s

What’s significant about Queen's Hotel is, it's location both in the city and in splendid surroundings alongside the Kandy Lake, and the world renowned “Temple of the Tooth Relic of the Buddha”. Every country has its pageants and festivals and ...

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Mount Lavinia Sri Lanka

Mount Lavinia

Sri Lanka has a rich collection of (British colonial) historic hotels, but only a handful was able to maintain a reasonable standard. The Mount Lavinia is our choice beach hotel outside of Colombo. Overlooking a bay, it sits on a huge rock. It is pri...

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Amangalla (former New Oriental) Sri Lanka

Amangalla (former New Oriental)

One of the handful of exceptional hotels where The Most Famous Hotels jury generously waived the 50 rooms minimum rule. The 33 rooms hotels is nestled in the heart of Galle, sparkled with colonial landmarks. The 17th century Dutch  Ga...

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