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Carnation Rest

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Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Overview of Carnation Rest

Carnation Rest

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Nuwara Eliya with golf course and restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

17 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
1, Unique View Road, Nuwara Eliya, 22200

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Araliya City Food Court - 8 min walk
  • Grand Indian - 10 min walk
  • Grand Coffee Bar - 10 min walk
  • Hela Bojun Hala - 11 min walk
  • Magnolia - 12 min walk

About this property

Carnation Rest

When you stay at Carnation Rest, you can practise your swing on the golf course. Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and continental breakfast available daily. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and walkability.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Golf course on site


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Limited housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – restaurant.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Carnation Rest Hotel
Carnation Rest Nuwara Eliya
Carnation Rest Hotel Nuwara Eliya

Frequently asked questions

Does Carnation Rest offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Carnation Rest does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Carnation Rest?
As of 8 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Carnation Rest on 12 February 2023 start from €33, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Carnation Rest?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Carnation Rest?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Carnation Rest?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Carnation Rest?
You can check in from 1 PM - 1 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Carnation Rest and nearby?
Tee off at the on-site golf course. Carnation Rest also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Carnation Rest?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Araliya City Food Court (8-min walk), Grand Indian (10-min walk) and Grand Coffee Bar (10-min walk).
Does Carnation Rest have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Carnation Rest like?
Carnation Rest is a short 1-minute walk from Victoria Park and 12 minutes' walk from Assemblies of God Church Nuwara Eliya. Travellers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.



Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

We stayed one night, and would recommend it! The hotel staff is extremely nice and helpful. It’s close to the main roads where you can find good restaurants and shopping within a walk. We didn’t get to do a whole lot but there was a lot of sites to visit.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Home away from home
Location was about 1km away from the city centre where food and shops can be found. You can easily take a tuktuk there! The hosts were really friendly and the room was great! Floor was carpeted and their fleece blankets were thick so it kept us really warm during this cold period (about 12-13 degrees). The TV had many channels like sports channels, animal planet, discovery channel and etc. We could even watch World Cup in the comfort of our rooms! The host even woke up earlier and made us breakfast to take away on our 5am journey to Horton Plains. We are thankful for his sandwiches, bananas, fruit juice drink and water that kept us feeling full and ready for the trek. Thank you for being such great hosts!
serene, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Very different to the description in their listing
The room was largish and somewhat comfortable but the listing said “balcony or patio with hill views” but the closest it got was a foot-wide ledge outside the window (i.e., I would have to climb out the window) with views only of surrounding hotels. The listing said “day bed and desk” - there was no desk and only an armchair with an uncomfortably thin seat. It also said “flat-screen TV” but it was an old small TV and even the part of the listing that says “free toiletries” is a lie. Staff didn’t know what I was talking about when I complained and I can’t find any photos online that suggest that any of their rooms match their description. The bathroom was alright except for a very narrow shower stream and a broken toilet seat. The wifi was fast and reliable, so there's that. Breakfast was eggs and fruit - does the job but it’s the most basic hotel breakfast I’ve had in Sri Lanka. Staff were often hard to find. It probably wasn’t the worst hotel I stayed at in Sri Lanka but Carnation Rest is the most out of step with the price and with their advertising.
Dominic, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

翌朝ホートンプレインズに行くために滞在しました。 お部屋はかなり広く、リビング、ベッドルームとそれぞれあり、どこも清潔でした。予め伝えておけば、チェックアウトが5時でしたが快く対応してくれ、朝食を持ち出せるように用意してくださります。とても美味しい朝食でした! ロケーションは少し街中からは離れてますが静かに過ごせる場所です。
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nuwara elya
Nice hotel, we stayed 2 nights and walked around the little city. Nights were cool but there was warm blankets so we slept very well. Helpful and friendly staff.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

☆良い点☆ アクセスが良い。グレゴリー湖やシングルツリーヒルから徒歩数分で、ヌワラエリアメインバスステーションも徒歩圏内。 ユニットバスだが簡易の仕切りがあり、さらに清潔だった。温度調節も簡単にできた。 WiFiも速く、テレビ付き。 朝食はパンと紅茶だったかとても美味しかった。 スタッフもフレンドリーで対応も良かった。 ☆悪い点☆ 特になし
NFKO, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Très bon rapport qualité prix
Proche du centre, mais au calme. Les chambres sont propres, petit ballon d'eau chaude qui vient super rapidement et bien chaude, c'est très agréable car il peut faire assez frais dans la région. Petit déjeuner complet sans être exceptionnel. Très bon rapport qualité prix
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Seul petit point négatif, le personnel ne parle pas très bien anglais, chambre et repas parfait ( rapport qualité prix excellent)
patrick, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Eenvoudig, maar toch compleet
Het is een heel eenvoudig hotel, maar heeft toch complete voorzieningen, zoals eigen badkamer met warm water. Het ontbijt was heel uitgebreid en smaakte prima. Op onze eerste avond hebben wij van de menukaart een warme maaltijd uitgezocht die verrassend goed smaakte. Het personeel is heel behulpzaam, zij regelen alle transport voor een scherpe prijs. Beetje jammer dat de beheersing van het Engels nogal gebrekkig is.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ruhige Unterkunft, saubere Zimmer
Das Carnation Rest liegt etwas außerhalb, ca. 10 Gehminuten vom Victoria-Park und 15 min. vom Busbahnhof, Restaurants und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Zum Bahnhof Nanu Oya kostet ein Tuk-Tuk ca. 500 Rupien. Wir waren im älteren Gebäude untergebracht. Das große Zimmer war sauber und Decken für die kalten Nächte sind vorhanden. Das Bad verfügt über eine Duschkabine, sonst eher eine Seltenheit. Der Preis ist für ein Guesthouse etwas teurer, das liegt aber wohl eher am generell höheren Preisniveau in Nuwara Eliya. Das gute Frühstück kann in einem schönen rundum verglasten Essensraum eingenommen werden. Bei unserer frühen Abreise hat man uns ein Lunchpaket mitgegeben. Wir haben hier für einen akzeptablen Preis auch Wäsche gewaschen. Die Kommunikation ist aufgrund geringer Englischkenntnisse des Betreibers etwas schleppend. Man hat uns aber ein Fahrzeug für eine Tour in die Horton Plains organisiert und zwei andere Gäste als Mitfahrer vermittelt, womit es deutlich günstiger wurde. Für Reisende mit Kindern: Im schönen Victoria-Park gibt es einen großen Spielplatz (Eintritt: 300 Rupien) wo sich die kleinen richtig austoben können.
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