Anilana Nuwara Eliya, Welcome to the Hill Country

Welcome to the Hill Country

Journey across our Island, up into the hill country through stunning natural scenery and elegant tea plantations to the town of Nuwara Eliya.

Welcome to Anilana Craig bank Nuwara Eliya, our most intimate retreat. This romantic and secluded four bedroomed villa provides a rare and memorable experience. A throwback to a bygone era, the villa staff look forward to providing you with warm bespoke service and the comforts of home.

Within special gardens, the villa is located close by to the Golf Course and enjoys wonderful view. This private colonial style villa is intimate and special treat to enjoy, we hope to see you here soon.


Intimately created for you

Warm and inviting, a home away from home. Art Deco style, traditional designs, antiques to remind you of a bygone era, lit fires at night. Butler service and special touches all add to this memorable experience.

Ask Cook to prepare your favourite dishes and we will serve you in our traditional Dining Room. Enjoy pre dinner drinks on the verandah or stroll around our large gardens. This retreat will surprise and delight you.

Intimately created for you...
Elegant Lifestyle

Elegant Lifestyle

Enjoy a late breakfast in the Dining room, create a special Brunch or lunch for the family or take afternoon tea on the verandah, after a stroll along roads lined with colonial period mansions. Arrange for pre dinner drinks on the verandah after an exhilarating round of golf at the century-old Nuwara Eliya Golf Club with its tight fairways and testing greens.

Enjoy the lifestyle of a long lost era. Allow our staff to pamper and look after you, with our Butler service. Leave it to us. Soak up the special relaxing ambience of Nuwara Eliya, the fresh country air, the beautiful gardens and pass through the scenic tea plantations. We will help you to relax and will provide discrete and attentive service, whilst you enjoy the company of your friends, family and surroundings. Our clolonial retreat at Anilana Nuwara Eliya is peaceful stress free time and your our space.


Things to do

Nuwara Eliya is famous for its mild climate and provides such activities such as golf, horse riding and trekking. Visits to local tea factories and Botanic Gardens can be arranged with prior notice. Please let us know your preferences and we can advise you of current activities and make arrangements on your behalf.

Anilana Enjoy Craigbank Gardens

Enjoy Craig Bank Gardens

This stylish villa is surrounded by spacious, well manicured and colourful gardens complete with a variety of flowerbeds and discretely located seating areas. You can escape to quietly read a good book, take in the lovely views or enjoy predinner drinks or simply hold a private conversation. Private and secluded, Craig Bank’s gardens provide an excellent opportunity to relax and enjoy your surroundings, take in the clean air and chill out.

Anilana Rainy day pursuits

Rainy day pursuits

Rainy days provide us with an opportunity for the family to spend some quality time together to simply enjoy each others company. Complete one of the Villas Jigsaw puzzles, or read a book. Cruise the net using the WiFi or take in a movie, watch the game together on cable in the TV Room, equipped with a large flat screen TV and DVD player. Chess, Backgammon and Draughts are all available for those in a competitive but strategic mood, as are playing cards for those favouring a few hands of bridge together.

Anilana Golf Club

Golf Club

The historic Nuwara Eliya golf course opened in 1889 and is located close by to the villa. With 2000 members, the club is famous for it’s great natural beauty and stretches across about 100 acres of land. This course is located at an altitude of 6000 feet, with some members claiming the ball does travel faster here.

The course is a 18 hole, 6070 yard, Par 70 layout with some very tough & challenging Par 3 holes, significant elevation changes, massive trees that guard the fairways. With some very tight holes, an inaccurate shot is often punished severely.

Please let us know if you would like us to make arrangements for a game on your behalf, we will be happy to assist you.

Anilana Cultural Tours

Sights in Nuwara Eliya

Visit one of the many local Tea Factory's, who organise guided tours for visitors to see how our world famous Ceylon Tea is prepared, be prepared to buy some excellent high quality tea produce at the end of your tour to commemorate your visit and to enjoy once you are back at home.

Visit the lovely Victoria Park at the centre of town; one of the nicest, and best maintained town parks in Sri Lanka. Stroll around its manicured lawns and take advantage of the photo opportunities surrounded by flowers known for their splendour.

Dining out is also very special, especially at The Hill Club, with more formal service, and classical menus or the more relaxed Old Course Restaurant at the St Andrew’s Hotel which features a culinary heritage of Empire fused with Asian flavours. Another favourite is The Grand Indian, located in front of the Grand Hotel. The food and service are consistently good and the ambience is energetic and exciting.


Special Occasions & Personalised Events

Special Occasions & Personalised Events

We will take care of you

A private and secluded Villa reminiscent of a bygone era, complete with Dining Room, a large kitchen and huge garden provides opportunity for unique and intimate special events.

Designed to meet the needs of smaller intimate groups, be it a cocktail party, garden party or even a wedding complete with marques and beautiful photo opportunities to remember a special occasion. We are only limited by our own creativity, so please contact us and we will help you to create a memorable experience, anything is possible…


Customized Packages

We are happy to organise weddings, honeymoon parties, anniversary dinners, special events, family gatherings, parties and meetings at our hotels.

We can custom design packages that have been tailor made to suit your requirements. Nothing is too small nor is any challenge too big. Intimate moonlit dinners for two under the stars, weddings with Dancers, Drummers and Elephants, we can arrange for your event to be attended by an entire village if you like. Family treats, BBQs or formal sit down dinners to celebrate that special occasion can be hosted in our tropical gardens.

We love to arrange unique and original special events. Whatever your requirements, please let us know and we will be happy to discuss possibilities and make arrangements. Let us delight you!

Anilana Customized Packages

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    A: 44 Premasiri Khemadasa Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
  T: +94 112 030 900
  F: +94 112 673 355

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