The communications we had with the owner Frank and his staff were very attentive and fast so we felt confident we would be equally well looked after once we arrived and we were correct!
We arrived on a stormy afternoon and soon felt very pleased we had chosen this luxury setting for two nights at the end of a busy three week trip through Asia. We had the opportunity to wind down and relax in very welcoming and beautiful surroundings before heading back to work.
We had the added pleasure of the arrival of the owners Frank and Joy and two of their sons. It was great to hear first hand of the purchase and renovations they carried out to take this mansion back authentically to its heyday. They were so welcoming and entertaining, I just hope you are lucky enough to have your visit coincide with one of their quarterly visits to this, their Sri Lankan home.
The room we had was very spacious and well decorated and we thoroughly enjoyed having our early coffee down in the garden watching the tea plantations and the hills in the distance appear. No expense has been spared and the gardens are a joy to wander through.
My daughter and I played tennis on the lovely clay court each morning and just relaxed in the care of the specially selected staff.
Our driver was given bed and board during our stay in the special accommodation built for this purpose so he also enjoyed a break from our driving holiday :-)
As it was an all inclusive tariff including all meals, drinks and laundry in a fabulous setting, we thought the rate was value for money.
We are already planning to return and bring friends if we can as its a great place to just chill and be pampered or to have a great gettogether without having to worry about any of the details.
Thank you Frank and Joy for giving us such a memorable experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully Restored English Style Mansion Set Above 4700 Feet Above Sea Leavel In The Tea Valley Of Dickoya. Offers The Guests A Trip Back In Time Where British Planters Made It An Exclusive Home. Frequented By Royalty In The Past. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Governor`s Mansion Hotel Hatton