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Located in the middle of Sri Lanka’s stunning Hill Country, Ceylon Tea Trails offers up four exquisite plantation bungalows. The historic bungalows, originally built for tea estate managers in the days of the Raj, have been restored to provide guests with the unique experience of life on a working tea estate.
Each property is home to four to six rooms. Maintaining a distinct colonial atmosphere, each one boasts authentic wooden furniture and polishings, grand antiques, four-poster beds with sweeping drapes, and chic tapestry rugs.
You set your own pace of life while at Tea Trails: unwind in beautiful gardens, visit a factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon Tea, or be bold and spend an adventure-filled day biking, trekking, and white-water rafting.
Norwood Bungalow commands views of the Bogawantalawa valley; Tientsin Bungalow has rooms that open onto English gardens; Castlereagh Bungalow features rooms with open fireplaces, and Summerville Bungalow hosts suites which open to private gardens and have access to cozy lounges.
Meals are served on the veranda, dining room, or in the privacy of your room, and - of course - there’s a never-ending supply of Sri Lanka’s finest tea to drink.
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Location & Getting There
Smack in the middle of Sri Lanka's stunning Hill Country, Tea Trails bungalow resort is located a 3-4 hours drive away from Bandaranaike International Airport of Colombo.
The resort consists of 4 bungalows housing 21 rooms and suites in total. Norwood Bungalow commands fine views of the Bogawantalawa valley from its oversized suites, each with a four-poster bed and elegant bathroom. Tientsin Bungalow has rooms that open onto English gardens and boast panoramic views of the tea-carpeted mountains. Castlereagh Bungalow features rooms with open fireplaces, dining and drawing rooms that offer tantalizing views across the lake. Summerville Bungalow hosts suites that open to private gardens and has access to cozy lounges, with magnificent views of the lake and tea planted mountains in a distance.
Guests are free to explore the life on a working tea estate, play croquet on the lawn, discover the World Heritage Horton Plains National Park, take a walk through lush tea fields, and visit old tea factories to learn about the art of Ceylon Tea. Scenic hikes, mountain biking, and white water rafting are other activities in which guests can engage.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities available.
Kick-off your shoes and pad the polished wooden floors of your Ceylon Tea Trails property barefoot, as here you’ll find an absolute home-from-home. While the rooms are all immaculate in this luxury hotel in Sri Lanka, the verandas are our favorite spot here, with their colonial styling and incredible views. The drawing rooms, with cozy fireplaces, board games, and books, are also a top spot in which to unwind.
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.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.