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Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails

  • A beautiful place to relax and enjoy the surroundings
  • Perfect location to explore the tea plantations
  • Luxurious accommodation

Facilities include

WIFI Air Conditioning Swimming Pool Tennis Court Spa

Activities include

  • Tennis
  • Croquet
  • Bike Treks
  • Buduruwagala
  • The Empire Cafe
  • Ceylon Tea Museum
  • Adisham Monastery
  • White Water Rafting
  • Dambatenne Tea Factory
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About Ceylon Tea Trails

Tea Trails is the world's first tea bungalow resort, perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka's panoramic Ceylon tea region, bordering the World Heritage Central Highlands. This award-winning boutique resort is made up of five restored colonial-era tea planters' bungalows, offering period furnishings, attentive butler service and gourmet cuisine.

Bungalows are connected by walking trails through scenic Ceylon tea gardens and each one has a unique style ranging from neo-colonial to classic English. Within the bungalows there are between 4 to 6 rooms; Master Suites with a separate living room, Garden Suites with verandahs to private gardens and Luxury Rooms of great character. There is also a secluded Owner's Cottage for a complete tea plantation immersion.

This is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads and waterfalls. If you prefer to unwind, observe life on a working tea estate while being pampered by your butler, enjoy a spa treatment, croquet on the lawn or sunbathe alongside the pool. Or explore the lush tea fields and visit a century old factory for an education in the art of Ceylon Tea.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Ceylon Tea Trails is situated south of Hatton in the Dickoya and Bogawantalawa region of the hill country in south-central Sri Lanka.

How to get there

Colombo Airport is situated 160 km from Ceylon teat Trails which is approximately a 4.5 hours drive. Colombo itself is 4 hours away, Nuwara Eilya is 2 hours away and Kandy is 2.5.

Most guests come by car. The nearest major town is Hatton, which is 20 minutes away from the nearest bungalow, Summerville, and 45 minutes from the farthest, Tientsin. There is a railway station in Hatton with services to Colombo, Kandy and Nanu Oya (for Nuwara Eliya) Many guests take the train from Kandy to Hatton, a 2-hour scenic journey and Tea Trails will collect you from the Hatton station.

When to go

As Tea Trails is at an elevation of 4000 feet, the climate is cooler and less humid than in Colombo and on the coast. A typical day involves cool mornings, warm days and cool evenings. Daytime temperatures are comfortable in the low to mid 20's C and at night can drop to 10'C hence the fire places in all bungalows. The driest part of the year is between December and April. June to July and October to November are wetter months due to the monsoon. However, the ambience of the bungalows is such that you'd think there's nothing better than curling up in front of a fire with a good book.

Important Information

The five bungalows are between 4 km and 15 km apart and operate independently. Rooms are named after former British estate managers who lived in the bungalow. Master Suites have separate living rooms and private gardens (no private garden at Tientsin), Garden Suites have tranquil private gardens. The Owner's Cottage is at Dunkeld and is set apart from the main Dunkeld Bungalow. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. A communal TV is available with a selection of classic DVD's. In room spa treatments are offered. A minimum two night stay is requested. Check-in/check-out time is 12.00 noon. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex. All bungalows provide complimentary Wi-Fi.

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