Sky-high star hotel:
Blessed with a salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys,
meadows, mountains and greenery, itâs hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya
is only 180 km from the hot and humid Colombo.
Front view of the hotel
Discovered by a hunting party led by Dr. John Davy in 1818, Nuwara
Eliya was established as a summer retreat in 1828 by Sir Edward Barnes,
the Governor of Ceylon.
Built on a breathtaking misty mountain, on Unique View Road, in
Nuwara Eliya Hotel Tanosa is the latest star in Little England. The
unique feature at Hotel Tanosa is that the hotel has been built in such
a manner that guests get a breathtaking view of the entire city of
Nuwara Eliya, specially the lit up city at night.
Hotel Tanosa has seven deluxe, luxury rooms, named as âView Roomsâ
and seven standard rooms. All guest rooms are equipped with modern star
class facilities, including hot/cold water, cable TV, telephone with IDD
facilities, Internet facilities, room service, laundry service, baby
sitting facilities, Doctor on call and âCustomer Insuredâ facilities.
The restaurant is located in such a manner that guests get a
panoramic view of the city of Nuwara Eliya, while dining.
The restaurant serves the very best in Western, Eastern, Chinese,
Indian, Thai, Arabian and spicy Sri Lankan cuisine, prepared by
Executive Chef, Nandana Premaratne who counts over 14 years of star
class experience in food and beverage.
The hotel has a beautiful terrace where guests are offered BBQ and
buffets. A unique feature here is that guests get a view of
Elisabeth and Andrea from Italy, on their first visit to Sri
Lanka, relax in a deluxe room
beautiful Nuwara Eliya city and misty mountains which surround the
hotel. The restaurant which can cater to 65 guests also offers an
Managing Director, Hotel Tanesa, Jagath Wijesekera and his staff work
round the clock to see that every guest is treated as VIPs. The friendly
and courteous service provided by Jagath and his staff has made many a
guest a âRepeaterâ to Hotel Tanosa.
The MD is a versatile hotelier with over 24 years European
experience. He holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from Lesan Hotel
School in Switzerland and has worked with leading travel agents around
the world. Jagath is fluent in German, French, Italian and Maldivian
Chairman Hotel Tanosa Namal Leitan is also a versatile and
experienced hotelier and a leading personality in Sri Lankaâs
Hotel Tanosa can be reached via E-mail: [email protected]
Grandeur of the Galle Face Hotel Ball Room
The Galle Face Hotel which was built in 1864, as the first purpose
built hotel in the city of Colombo has its Grand Ball Room in the Lobby
This unique banqueting facility with all its old world charm has been
the host to a wide ranging variety of functions, from the Colonial to
Sri Lankan heritage of hospitality which has been maintained over the
Royalty, Colonial Governors Elitist Weddings upto present day sought
after - corporate functions have been held with great acceptance and
praise in this Ball Room.
There are also two other banquet facilities, the Jubilee Room that
could accommodate upto 250 guests. Jubilee Room was built to commemorate
the 60th year of the ascension to the Throne of Queen Victoria of
This Banquet Room too has been part of the pride of the Galle Face
Hotel since 1897. Very few banquet facilities in any part of the world
can boast of such heritage in hospitality.
The other Banquet/Conference room is the Palm Lounge, which can
accommodate 150 guests at a sitting.
The Victorian architecture and the layout of these halls add to the
stature and class of the functions held.
With its heritage a frequently heard comment is that two or three
generations of each family have had their weddings at this venue. The
nostalgia culture and grandeur are unparalleled.
The present management team of the Galle Face Hotel F & B Department
headed by Nihal Perera and the Banquet Manager Prasantha de Silva have
continued in these traditions.
They have re-vitalized on a continuous basis the popularity and
standards of the banquets held in the Galle Face Hotel to be the market
leader of banqueting in the city of Colombo.
The first choice of most fastidious clients still varying from family
weddings to corporate cocktail parties and dinners still continue to be
the Galle Face Hotel banquet facility.
Prasantha de Silva who heads the Banquet Team is meticulous in his
attention to detail.
The F & B Team at the Galle Face Hotel realizes that banqueting is
the area which will give image to their hotel and they are flexible
enough to accommodate the most demanding request.
Passion for cookery bears fruit
Wijesiri Delthalawage began his hotel career in 1984 by following a
one-year course in basic cookery.
When he joined Dolphin Beach Hotel, Negombo in 1985 as a Trainee
Cook, Delthalawageâs ambition was to someday become an Executive Chef.
He once again followed a four year course in Basic Cookery at the
National Industrial Training Authority. He also followed a basic
training course in âFood Handlingâ at the Hazzard Analysis Critical
Controlling Point (HACCP), conducted by the Ceylon Tourist Board and was
awarded a diploma.
In 1988, Delthalawage joined the Airport Garden Hotel as a 1st Commi
Cook, and in 1989 joined the Colombo Swimming Club as a Chief Cook.
In 1990 he left for Oman and joined the Royal Airforce of Oman,
Ministry of Defence as Charge Hand Chef and worked there for six years,
during the Gulf war. He also worked for the US Airforce during the Gulf
In 1987, Delthalawage returned to Sri Lanka and joined the Club Palm
Bay, Marawila as a Chef de Partie, and in 1998, he joined Galway Forest
Lodge, Nuwara Eliya as Sous Chef.
Delthalawage reached the zenith of his hotel career when he was
promoted as Executive Chef, Galway Forest Lodge, Nuwara Eliya.
Motherâs Day Experience a range of Theme Nights at Continental
The Ceylon Continental Hotel has come out with a culinary spread to
offer diversity and variety at its best with a seven day buffet specials
at its different restaurants.
International buffet takes pride of place on Sunday with a variety of
Salads, Soups, Meat dishes and desserts at the Cafe Emerald, while
Monday is the Chinese/Thai Night offering a variety of authentic Chinese
and Thai dishes at the buffet.
Surf the ocean at the Coffee Shop - Cafe Emerald with a Seafood
Buffet every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with a fabulous spread of
Crabs, Prawns, Cuttlefish and fish will be laid out.
The Cafe Emerald brings you a scrumptious seafood buffet thatâs bound
to satisfy your taste buds, says Public Relations Executive, Onitha
Experience the rich flavours of Authentic North Indian cuisine at the
Sri Lankaâs finest venue âThe Tandoorâ. An exquisite presentation of
cuisine flavoured with authentic ingredients from India will be on every
Friday in the form of a buffet.
An Italian dinner buffet will be available on Fridays at the Cafe
Emerald from 7 pm to midnight for all Italian food lovers. Guests could
savour a variety of Pastas during dinner.at Ceylon Continental
âI hold the memories in my heart, you are my Mom and my best
friend....I love you Momâ âMotherâ a word that means the world to me.
Make your mother feel extra special on Motherâs Day May 13, at the
warmest heart in Sri Lanka - Ceylon Continental Hotel Colombo. A great
lunch buffet will be offered to all Moms at the Coffee Shop - Cafe
Emerald on May 13.
Show your mom how much you love and appreciate her. Come along to the
Cafe Emerald for lunch.
A sumptuous lunch buffet with a variety of fresh green salads,
mouth-watering meat dishes, exciting flavours of rice, tempting dessert
buffet and an action station will be available.
Thatâs not all. There will be an array of delicious cakes like
Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip, Black Forest
specially made for Motherâs day and Sweet Chocolates from the Pastry
Shop - La Patisserie de Paris.
You could also treat her with a special lunch or dinner voucher from
any of the restaurants, at Ceylon Continental Hotel.
Galadari specials for mom
The Galadari Hotel is the place to be this Motherâs Day May 13. The
Galadari Hotel offers you the opportunity to show your mom you care and
she is thought of on this special day. Pamper her with Cakes,
Chocolates, Flowers or Dinner.
The Coffee Shop offers a fabulous dinner buffet with a complimentary
piece of cake to all dinners and complimentary dinner for Mum for every
table of four;.
California Grill Rooftop Restaurant - The restaurant with the most
stunning view, cozy atmosphere, offers a delicious four course menu.
Every table of four will receive a complimentary dinner for âMumâ. An
opportunity not to be missed!
Cafe 64, the Galadari Hotelâs popular pastry shop offers Motherâs Day
Cakes, Chocolates, and many more items from May, 10-13.
Join the celebrations; Share your words of gratitude to your mother
at the Galadari Hotel.
Tribute to mothers at Galle Face Hotel
The Galle Face Hotel has planned a delightful âBrunchâ Buffet between
11 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on âMothers Dayâ May 13.
The venue would be the Verandah Restaurant which has been for years
the family restaurant in the city.
With the beautiful view of the Indian Ocean at the edge of the garden
and the excellent spread planned for the buffet - It will be special day
for mothers, on May 13.
Gifts of Mazipan and Chocolates for the mothers will be with
compliments of the hotel.