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Camellia HillsHill Country
Sit atop Sri Lanka’s western hill country and take in the unmatched panoramic splendor of emerald tea bushes at Camellia Hills. The hotel prides itself as a member of the prestigious Sri Lankan Collection, representing the country’s finest hotels.
The property itself is a contemporary bungalow built in consideration of how a tea planter might live today. With only five exclusive rooms - three Lakeview Bedrooms and two Camellia Bedrooms -guests can really soak up the intimate and romantic atmosphere. Each room offers traditional local touches with walnut wood floors, sleek teak furniture, and four-poster beds.
Butlers attend to guests, serving home-cooked meals and drinks and snacks. There’s also a 10-meter infinity pool set amidst lush gardens, a picturesque dining area, and a lounge with an open fireplace.
On-site activities include guided tea estate walks, village and tea factory visits, nature trails, and a visit to a leopard research station.
Camellia Hills Information
Location & Getting There
Nestled amongst the tea plantations, the charming Camellia Hills is an hour away from the provinces of Dickoya and Hatton and a long journey of four and a half hours from Bandaranaike and Ratmalana Airports, all by car.
Enjoy grand exclusivity in one of Camellia Hills’ five rooms as you overlook a mirror-still reservoir spanning five kilometers and the surrounding lush hills. There are three Lakeview Bedrooms and two Camellia Bedrooms flaunting stunning country views. In each room, there is an open lounge with a fireplace, a private terrace, a 10-meter infinity swimming pool, and both indoor and outdoor dining options.
There is nothing greater than to chase your tea dream when you reside high above in Sri Lanka’s western hill country. The hotel offers an array of tea-related activities, ranging from exploring tea estates to learning about tea production at a local tea factory. Beyond Sri Lankan tea trails, you can work your fitness climbing Adam’s Peak, or immerse in local culture at a local Hindu kovil.
Children are allowed although activities and facilities are more suitable for grown-ups.
- Restaurant serving international cuisine
- Outdoor pool
- Explore tea estates
- Local tea factory visit
- Adam's Peak
- Hindu kovil
Few locations in Sri Lanka can match the splendor of the Castlereagh Valley in the island’s western hill country, and this is the setting for five-bedroom Camellia Hills. A contemporary interpretation of a tea planter’s bungalow, you can explore the nearby tea factories and walk the trails that the tea pluckers use daily. We like to hike to the top of the ridge that takes about one hour but the views of the lake are picture-perfect.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
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