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Boutique Hotel - Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tea Trails

Highlights

  • Absolute authenticity on the Ceylon tea plantation in Sri Lanka’s highlands

  • Four lovingly renovated bungalows with their own charm

  • Includes gourmet cuisine by the Relais & Châteaux chef

  • Includes activities, such as visiting a tea factory

  • Ideal for nature lovers

Description

Welcome to a tropical paradise in the hills of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Tea Trails is at an altitude of 1250 meters and amidst the pristine nature. Stay in one of the four authentic bungalows that spread over the Ceylon tea plantation and around the Castlereagh Lake. The Relais & Châteaux chef's gourmet kitchen spoils you with exquisite dishes made from fresh and regional products.

A highlight you won’t want to miss: a visit to the tea factory! Enjoy some of the best tea in the world in Sri Lanka’s highlands.

Destination

Asia

  1. Sri Lanka

The beautiful boutique hotel nestles in the Ceylon Tea Trails' scenic wine-growing region, and its location reaches an altitude of 1250 meters! Guests will find the bungalows spread out across the former tea plantation grounds and around Castlereagh Lake, anywhere between four and fifteen kilometers apart. It’s an ideal accommodation for nature lovers since there’s so much flora and fauna to see. The Central Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is close by, and Colombo is about four hours from the Ceylon Tea Trails. Colombo International Airport is about 3.5 hours away.

As the boutique hotel’s name suggests, everything on the beautiful plantation revolves around tea. Start your day with a delicious “Bed Tea” before enjoying the hotel’s English or local breakfast.

Each of the four bungalows has its own cook, butler, and an outdoor pool. These superb amenities will pamper you and help you forget about reality. Even more of your magical tropical dreams come true at the spa area! Let your soul dangle with soothing massages and relaxing body treatments.

The beautiful “Tea Trails” hike leads you from one bungalow to the next and offers luxurious amenities at each one. Spend relaxing afternoons by the outdoor pool, play tennis, or enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine.

Authenticity at its finest! Stay in one of the four tea plantation bungalows and immerse yourself in the incomparable nature.

The Summerville Bungalow is on the shores of Castlereagh Lake, boasting a traditional country house style.

The Castlereagh Bungalow offers uninterrupted views of the lake and versatile design.

The Norwood Bungalow awaits you at the eastern end of the Bogawantalawa Valley with a breathtaking panoramic view and a 50s flair.

The Tientsin Bungalow is a colonial house with its own tennis court.

All bungalows have four to six rooms and suites and a spacious bathroom with two sinks, a bathtub, and a shower. The bright colors and antique interior work in harmony to create a feel-good atmosphere.

In each bungalow, you can choose between the following room categories:

Luxury Room - approx. 31-44 m², includes a king-size bed or two single beds. Enjoy a wonderful view of the garden, lake, or tea plantation.

Garden Suite - approx. 36-47 m², includes a king-size bed, veranda, and a private garden. Soak in the breathtaking views of the garden, lake, or tea plantation.

Master Suite - approx. 62-91 m², includes a separate living room and a private garden. Relish incomparable views of the garden or tea plantations. Not available in the Castlereagh Bungalow. In the Tientsin Bungalow, the master suites don’t have a private garden.

In the Relais & Châteaux chef’s gourmet kitchen, you can enjoy fresh and regional products, such as vegetables and herbs that come from the hotel’s garden and tea from the surrounding plantations.

You can end the day with an abundant four-course menu, accompanied by fine wines.

The Ceylon Tea Trails is the ideal starting point to explore the surrounding area.

Put on your walking shoes and hike through the green hills of the tea plantation. Pass the rugged mountains, glistening lakes, and dreamy waterfalls as you take out your camera for memorable photos.

When staying at this boutique hotel, you must visit a tea factory (included in your stay). Find out how the famous Ceylon tea is made and why it tastes a certain way.

Whether you’re on foot, on a mountain bike, or rafting, you’ll experience a unique nature experience.

Closest city: Hatton

Closest airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

Our recommendation

  • Four nights all-inclusive in the Luxury Room and a bungalow of your choice

  • Gourmet cuisine: Bed tea, English or Sri Lankan breakfast, three-course lunch or rice with curry, afternoon tea, cocktails, four-course dinner, international wines, premium spirits, liqueurs, juices, soft drinks, and coffee

  • Activities such as visiting a tea factory and a tea plantation

  • Laundry service

  • Domestic calls

  • Internet

  • Stay longer special: 15% discount on the hotel rate

  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 01.09.202 - 31.10.20

Excluding

  • Flights

  • Transfers or rental cars

  • Meals or drinks not mentioned

  • Optional activities

  • Personal expenses such as minibar or tips

Services & Notes

  • Check-in from 12:00 PM / Check-out by 11:00 AM

itravel Specials

EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL 10%

Travel period 01.09.20 - 19.12.20
10% discount on the hotel rate when booking up to 60 days before arrival

  • also applies to children and additional guests

  • does not apply to surcharges

Cannot be combined with other specials

STAY LONGER SPECIAL

Travel period 01.09.20 - 31.11.20
30% discount on the hotel rate for a minimum stay of 8 consecutive nights
20% discount on the hotel rate for a minimum stay of 5 consecutive nights
15% discount on the hotel rate for one minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights

  • also applies to children and additional guests

  • does not apply to surcharges

Cannot be combined with other specials

HONEYMOON SPECIAL

Travel period 01.11.19 - 30.04.21
Romantic five-course menu under the open sky
Couple blessing from the Kovil (Hindu temple)
Luxury bathing experience
Dilmah Tea gift pack

  • minimum stay of two consecutive nights

  • does not apply to children and additional guests

  • the marriage certificate must not be older than 12 months

  • a copy of the marriage certificate must be presented upon check-in

  • the wedding day must be within the dates of the stay

Cannot be combined with other specials

Additional experiences

Kandy dance show

  1. Per person from 10 € excl. Flight
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