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Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton
Why we like it
- Luxury living in the hills in a private house ambiance
- Sri Lanka's first Relais & Chateaux resort
- Experience tea based spa treatments
- Learn from the Resident Tea Planter
- Personalised butler service
- Four unique Bungalows offering beautiful accommodation in stunning surrounds
- Facilities and activities include a tennis court, croquet lawn, mountain biking and scenic walks
- Follow the Tea Trail from one unique Bungalow to the next staying a night or two at each or simply indulge in one
Exclusive to A&K clients
- Complimentary afternoon tea in a scenic setting
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All in all a great trip and we will be recommending Sri Lanka and Abercrombie & Kent to our friends.
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Built between 1890 and 1939 each bungalow is unique, but they all combine classical and contemporary styles offering a taste of gracious living complete with butler service and authentic period furnishings. Summerville has an air of a country cottage, Castlereagh has an eclectic style of its own, the high colonial Tientsin, one of the first planter's residences to be built in Ceylon and the more modern Norwood; abounding with 50's character. Summerville and Castlereagh are situated opposite each other on the shores of the Castlereagh lake, Norwood is at the other end of the valley about 15 minutes away by car and Tientsin is about 30 minutes away in the next valley. Each bungalow comes with its own manager, chef, butler and houseboys and from 4 to 6 rooms each with a beautiful Master Suite with a separate living room and private gardens. Rooms are named after past tea planter occupants. It is possible to walk to each bungalow to appreciate the beautiful scenery.
Best time to be there
During our winter months, when the humidity is lower and the temperature more comfortable for sightseeing and exploration. However, the monsoon season of May to September should not be discounted for travel as the whole of Sri Lanka is bursting into lush greenery due to the rainfall showing you a side of this island not everyone sees.
Colombo (Sri Lankan Airlines daily)
10 hours non-stop
GMT +6 hours
Required for British Nationals from 1st January 2012.
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
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