Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka - Updated 2022

airbnb Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

An enchanting city nestled in Sri Lanka’s beautiful tea country hills, Nuwara Eliya is an ideal holiday destination if you are longing to experience the tranquility. It’s well-known for its beautiful Hakgala Botanical Gardens, which is home to tree ferns and fragrant roses and eye-catching blue magpies and monkeys. Nature lovers will be pleased to see these natural attractions here. Make sure you visit Seetha Amman Temple, which is a wonderful Hindu temple, where you can find various religious figures. If you are fond of bird watching, don’t miss visiting lush green Galway’s Land National Park, which is home to several migratory and endemic species of birds like flycatchers, bulbuls, etc. Staying in one of the classy accommodations in Nuwara Eliya can be a unique experience while exploring this city. Scroll down to find some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

1. Stunning house in the wilderness atop Nuwara Eliya (from USD 31)

Stay in the natural surroundings at the top of scenic Nuwara Eliya by booking this wonderful house. This trendy accommodation gifts you an authentic stay in the mesmerizing highlands with a Sri Lankan family. It is well-equipped with Wi-Fi, a dryer, washer, central heating, and other modern amenities to ensure your leisure stay. The interiors of this home are adorned by handmade loft structure made by using old mahogany wood. Enjoy eating mouthwatering curry and rice during your stay here. Don’t miss the fun of trekking with a naturalist in the Cloud Rainforest. Visit Horton Plains National Park nearby.

Sincere Wilderness,Stunning Loft atop Nuwara Eliya
379 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was incredibly comfortable and so warm with lots of blankets and hot water bottles provided
we especially appreciated the comfortable chairs and the space (inside and out)
fresh flowers in the room very good food en don’t forget the coffee
the apartment is so colourful and cozy with picturesque views
the space is adorable cozy and roomy
very clean and cozy
everything is perfectly clean and organized
the house was also very clean and tidy
the bathroom was clean with hot showers
the beds were really comfortable water warm everything really clean and it’s exactly what you need
they were very thoughtful and kind
wonderfully warm hosts who made us very welcome in their lovely home
great hosts had a wonderful stay
wonderful space and even better hosts
the host family is also very caring and nice people
this place is very lovely really close to the town area
lal’s house is the warmest place in the cold city of nuwaraeliya
the warmest welcome the most delicious meal a location out of the hustle and bustle up the hill
they also arranged a lovely driver for us to the next location (arugam bay)
we wish our stay at your place was longer to try more of your delicious cooking
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2. Lake garden villa (from USD 47)

Watch a spectacular view of Lake Gregory by staying in an outstanding Lake Garden Villa when in Nuwara Eliya. This cozy accommodation is clean and pleasant. The in-house chef here cooks scrumptious meals for you. Also, you get outdoor barbecue facilities to enjoy barbeque delicacies in the natural environment. This villa is well-equipped with cable TV, free internet access, heating facilities, an oven, a microwave, gas cooking appliances, toasters, indoor games, etc. ensuring your comfortable stay. The on-site manager here can arrange wonderful excursions for you on request. Make sure you visit Lake Gregory, which is present exactly in front of this villa.

Lake Garden Villas - Villa 2
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
347 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heater by the bed was a godsend
beautiful view of gregory lake from the villa’s living room window
the beds were very comfortable and the heaters were great as it was a cool night
electrical heaters next to the beds were welcome (yes it does get cold here )
the heater provided in the room was a great addition as an option as well
clean and well maintained villa
very clean calm place
the house is clean and adequate
the place is clean and the beds are cozy
very clean and comfortable with heaters to stay warm
excellent hospitality by the care taker (gemunu)
thank you for being such a wonderful host
the villa manager was friendly and very helpful
manager gamunu was very helpful
the caretaker was very sweet
excellent location overlooking gregory lake
this place is so cute
the location of this place is the best you can find in nuwara eliya
sobitha's place lake garden villas is a superb place and a real rare find as shown on airbnb
superb location just as shown in the pictures
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3. Private room in a wonderful bungalow (from USD 35)

If you are a solo adventurer, couple, or a small family or group of three individuals, this amazing private accommodation in a fabulous bungalow is great for your stay. It’s located in the vicinity of Nuwara Eliya town, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, and other popular tourist attractions. This 100-year-old classic bungalow is adorned by impressive British colonial-style architecture. It offers you a lovely living area, room, landscape garden, and a fireplace for a cozy stay. Take time out and visit Victoria Park and Horton plains which you can find nearby.

Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
309 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the property itself is charming full of nice old furniture and very comfortable
even though there was no a/c we were very comfortable at night it was not hot at all
i personally suggest that you can change a 4500w water heater in the future which can save time
the breakfast here was probably the best one we got on sri lanka
the room and bed were very comfortable
the room was clean comfortable and quiet
super comfy and clean room
the house is amazingly nice and perfectly clean
our room was very nice and clean and the bed super comfy for a chilly night in nurelia
the room is super value and clean
asela was a wonderful host
asela was a great host
asela is a great host
the hosts are lovely people who were very accommodating
the host is very nice and helpful
also great location not too far from town
location is perfect just outside city
great location close to town centre and beautiful surroundings
we particularly enjoyed the location as the house is close to the town victoria park and lake gregory
a pleasant stay overall in a great location
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4. Fabulous room with natural surroundings in Nuwara Eliya (from USD 10000)

In the vicinity of the city center and at a walking distance from downtown Nuwara Eliya, this fascinating private accommodation offers you a leisurely stay. If you are a solo adventurer, a couple, or a business traveler, this well-equipped private room is great for a comfortable stay. It offers you a living room, a corridor with wooden flooring, a dining room, and a totally equipped kitchen to help you cook your meals. Visit an Ayurveda Spa across the street to unwind. Don’t miss visiting Galway Forrest Reserve to watch various species of birds over here.

Pink Bedroom
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
143 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room overlooked the beautiful gardens and had a phenomenal view of the sunrise
we stayed in the pink room which is facing a beautiful green view
fantastic room with warm blanket and beautiful view of the garden
comfortable room in a large house with views over gregory lake
the pink room has an amazing view and is very spacious
the pink room is spacious spotlessly clean and with a clean ensuite with a bath and hot water
the room is nice and very clean the area mostly quiet
the room and the connecting toilet is clean and comfortable
the room was perfectly clean and the bed very comfortable
the room was very clean
kevin was a very welcoming and knowledgeable host
kevin is a wonderful host
kevin is a super host
kevin is a great host
kevin is a great host
please take bus train or car for long distance
the town is a bit of a walk away but easily done
to reach the city center from the airbnb it’s an easy walk
the place is also perfectly situated near gregory lake and is spacious and comfortable with great bathing facilities
the room was just what we expected and within close reach of the town's attractions
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5. Beautiful room in a cottage (from USD 59)

Get a uniquely wonderful experience of staying in an enchanting cottage, which includes all essential amenities, surrounded by a refreshing natural environment. You get to access a lovely balcony, free internet access, verdant garden, cable TV, ground floor lounge, etc. for a cozy stay. Artistically paneled with oak wood, you will experience the warmth and mesmerizing stay in the breathtaking hill area. Also, you can have a caretaker here to assist you. Visit Moon Plains, a prominent tourist attraction in Nuwara Eliya, as it’s at a walking distance from this cottage.

Sarah Cottage - PepperMint Room
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
117 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are very comfy and a beautiful view over tea feilds
the room was very nice and spacious and the view from the balcony was so relaxing and enjoyable
the view from the peppermint room is amazing
room is huge with great views and nice touches
super cozy cabin feeling with nice view of tea fields
room very clean and nice
clean and comfortable and quietly secluded
the room is clean and big
clean warm lovely room and good breakfast
the room was spotlessly clean
the host is friendly and helpful
good service and helpful
joseph is a friendly nice host
the manager is super helpful and welcomming
the staff were friendly and on hand whenever you needed them
it makes a great location to explore horton plains
such a peaceful location with beautiful gardens
this is a lovely place right in the middle of a tea plantation
great location - close to the lake but far enough away not to hear all the noise
excellent property in a stunning location - right in the middle of the tea fields
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6. The hillside flat (from USD 29)

Situated in the heart of scenic Nuwara Eliya, this luxurious apartment is an amazing accommodation for a leisure stay in Sri Lanka. It features a kitchen which offers you everything you would require to cook a meal. Free internet access, hairdryer, rice cooker, fridge, oven, cable TV, and other modern amenities ease your stay here. As this mesmerizing city is about 6,000 feet (1,828 meters) high from sea level, you may feel cold at night. However, the availability of two electric heaters in this apartment can help you stay warm and enjoy a cozy stay over here. Explore amazing attractions, such as Gregory Park, Victoria Park, and Lake Gregory, as they are at a walking distance from here.

The Hillside Flat -Two Bedroom Luxury Apartment
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
119 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was good to have and the views were good
it was in good repair and comfortable we enjoyed our stay in nuwara eliya
warm blankets were on beds (this is not usual in sri lanka ) and night temp was cool here
with two bed rooms and two baths this would work well for families or two groups to share
the apartment was perfect for our stay
clean modern bathrooms and comfortable beds
the place is amazing clean and comfortable
bathrooms were very clean and beds were comfortable
flat is very clean
bed was comfortable and everything was very clean
the host was responsive
the host is nice and reply quickly
malin and his staff were very helpful
the host was responsive friendly and helpful all the time
check in was seamless host was very responsive
easy walking distance in to town
the property is located at a great and convenience location
fantastic location easy access to the post office
good quiet location in the backstreet only a 10 minute walk to the main area
good location for the golf course
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7. Cozy cabin hideout (from USD 40)

Experience activities like stargazing, hiking, and swimming in waterfalls when you stay in this charming cabin just closeby. This cozy cabin has two bedrooms with high-quality mattresses and linens and one with a distinct window view for stargazing at night. Hot water and shower essentials are available in the small yet functional bathroom. Complimentary breakfast is provided for guests, great for those on the go to explore the nearby natural attractions. Guests have private access to the lake and hiking paths to some of the most scenic mountains in the area. This property sits in a quiet area with a tea plantation surrounding it–definitely a unique accommodation for those who enjoy being away from the bustling city life.

Hideout Cabins | The Vibe
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
91 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy unique and privet place to law low and get connected with the nature and peace
the view is gorgeous everything is comfy and cozy
the place was clean simple and rustic
the place is situated with perfect scenery and was super clean both inside and outside
the place is quite simple but it could really need a good clean
the cabin itself is clean and had a great view
the cabin was clean and has an amazing view from the windows
the host was very nice
the hosts were really hospitable and friendly
pubudu is a great host
the mother or wife of the host was very helpful and kind
pudubu is a very kind and warm person
so beautiful to wake up in that location too hope to come back someday
the cabin and its location was one of a kind
amazing place super hospitality perfect location and great experience
great place to stay if you love peace and serenity
this place is absolutely breathtaking the location of the property the cottage in itself the service everything is amazing
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8. Vibrant garden villa with plunge pool (from USD 66)

Enjoy your tropical getaway in this vibrant garden villa offering superb amenities and lush greenery. This property is set away from the city center, making it a tranquil and peaceful area to stay in. It is ideal for couples or two guests exploring the rural side of Sri Lanka. This villa boasts a single bedroom with a queen bed, a kitchenette where you can prepare simple meals, as well as a clean and functional bathroom with shower essentials, toiletries, and hot water. Outdoor amenities are the prime feature of this rental, as it boasts a private plunge pool situated in a lush tropical garden for a tranquil and relaxing stay. For guests who wish to restock on essentials, or see the city center, it is 1.5 mi (2.4 km), just a 10-minute drive or tuk-tuk ride from the property.

Villa with Roof Top Plunge Pool and Sky Garden
Ampitiya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
226 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom area is very stylish and comfortable with a lovely balcony area that opens up
it was a real pleasure talking with champs dad at breakfast
i loved the rooftop pool area and the balcony in the bedroom
lovely view from room and amazing pool upstairs
the plunge pool area is lovely with a nice view
the property is amazing super clean and classy
the airbnb itself was beautiful very clean and the pool was amazing
the place itself is an absolute gemstone clean and beautiful
the accomodation is utterly stunning and impeccably clean
the place itself was clean and the rooftop pool was amazing after a long hot day
the host was very helpful
champ‘s dad was a lovely host
the host was awesome
they were very helpful and accommodative
host is a great guy
good location if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city
very close to town and very helpful parents
awesome location and very helpful with getting us to the station early to secure tickets to kandy
what a place everything from the delicious breakfast quiet location and beautiful apartment made for a great stay
champ has created a unique and special place on the outskirts of kandy
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9. Rustic cottage (from USD 20)

Experience an authentic stay by living in a quaint cottage dating back to 1950, when vacationing in Nuwara Eliya. It’s at a five-minute driving distance from amazing Nuwara Eliya town. This house retains its rustic identity. You will be pleased to find books and furniture memorabilia maintained here from 1950. It offers you two bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, a lawn, and a front garden space for your cozy stay. Also, it is equipped with modern amenities, such as a television, a microwave, a fridge, free internet access, and other facilities, making you feel at home. Plan to visit beautiful Lake Gregory, which is at a walking distance of 15 minutes from here.

Ebenezer Cottage, 8 Bloomfield Road
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
167 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was really good
our stay at ebenezer cottage was extremely comfortable and pleasant
we recommend the sri lankan breakfast - it’s fills you up all day
the cottage itself is really quaint and comfortable
the property was as described simple and quaint but comfortable
the caretaker omandu keeps the house clean and tidy
everything was clean and the bed was very comfy
everything was clean and as expected
the place was kept clean and felt soothing
well maintained and very clean
our host sharon was very helpful
great hospitality from the caretaker
sharon is really helpful and approachable
the care taker and his family are nice
the host is very kind to accommodate all of your requests with equally good caretaker
a ideal place for family or 4-5 persons
the place was really nice and close to the city (15-20min by walking)
the caretaker speaks very basic english bus is good enough when it comes down to communicating basic info
great quite location a 20min walk into the center of town although lots of large buildings being built opposite
good value for money and enjoyable home cooked dinner for very reasonable cost easy walking distance from town
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10. Luxurious private property (from USD 99)

Set in the mid of tranquil rural landscape atop a mountain at 7,000 feet (2133 meters) high from sea level in Sri Lanka, this elegant private villa is a comfortable accommodation for a big family of eight or honeymooners. Nestled amid a wonderful wildlife sanctuary and pleasant farmland, you get to stay in the natural settings. It features a unique blend of Sri Lankan and Scottish architecture. It comprises two big rooms, an outside driver’s room, a kitchen, pantry, dining, fireplace, electric heaters, dining area, and three bathrooms. Modern amenities, such as internet access, central heating, air conditioning, washer, dryer, and laptop-friendly workspace, make your stay easy and comfortable here. Pay a visit to the amazing wildlife sanctuary here.

Sky Breeze Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
135 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heaters were working perfectly
the cottage was quaint and comfortable for 4 adults
upstairs there was a room with a beautiful view with an en-suite shower room
the upstairs bedroom is especially a treat with views of the garden and an amazing stand-alone shower
the house itself is extremely cozy and modern and fit our needs perfectly
very clean and very comfortable
was very clean and the house is beautiful
the small house is beautiful and clean with good bedding
villa is very nice clean beautiful and quite
the rooms were nice and clean
very thoughtful host and very kind hospitality
the host kasun was very helpful and nice
caretaker mr mohan was helpful
caring and nice caretaker
the property is taken care by the care taker mohan
great location if you would like to stay away from busy noisy city life
very nice location on top of the tallest village in sri lanka
great location and superbly built exterior n interiors
overall great location good staff and peaceful location
reaching the property is adventurous because of its location but its worth it
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11. Cozy private room near Lake Gregory

Situated 300 meters (328 yards) from stunning Lake Gregory, this big private, one-bedroom room is a wonderful accommodation for a stay in Nuwara Eliya. It provides you with many modern amenities, such as Wi-Fi, a great kitchen, hot water facilities, etc. So, you can feel at home when holidaying here. If you are a golf player, make sure you visit Nuwara Eliya Golf Club which is walking distance from here. Go for a fun tuk-tuk ride to amazing Pedro Te Estate to learn and experience amazing tea making tour.

Charlie's Place - 300 meters to Lake Gregory
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
157 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. Gorgeous home for a big family

Located at a distance of a 35-minute drive from Horton plains, this beautiful villa is a fascinating accommodation option which you simply can’t avoid to consider when vacationing in Nuwara Eliya. It has the capacity to accommodate 10 people so you can stay here with your entire family or a large group of friends. Relax in the spacious, verdant garden and gaze at stunning views of the golf course. Prepare delicious meals all by yourself in its fully-equipped kitchen. A charming small stream is present here at the edge of the garden adorned by walls with Ivy. Don’t miss visiting tea gardens and tea factory which you can find half an hour from this villa.

Lawsons Ridge NuwaraEliya. Lovely Home in town
Nuwara Eliya, Central Province, Sri Lanka
279 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire villa 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi was super slow barely working
the only thing was that the wifi was super slow would be nice to have faster wifi
kitchen was very good with lots of utensils for cooking and dining
beautiful surroundings clean and spacious
the beds were comfortable and bathrooms clean and new shower curtains
the house is very clean and spacious
the house was very clean and madawi‘s food was authentic
the rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable
the care taker is of great help
host is very responsive
the staff was kind and helpful
the staff are also very sweet
staffs were very kind and helpful
great house in a central location
great house in a central location
location of this villa is very good
great location and beautiful house right in the center of town
the location is very easy to find
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Get an authentic travel experience in natural settings

Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka is full of natural attractions, which you would enjoy exploring every single day of your excursion here. And, these Airbnb vacation rentals in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, ensure you enjoy a relaxing stay after a weary day. So, waste no time, quickly choose a wonderful accommodation, and get started, to have an awe-inspiring travel experience.

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