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Ceylon Tea Trails
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hatton
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is my idea of heaven. A totally spoiling experience, which never feels clinical in the way one sometimes finds in smart hotels. Apart from the glorious location, the staff are what make this place so special. Ever since we left, we have been plotting our return...

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed 3 days in Tientsin, It was the most amazing experience ever, The service is second to none, and the food wonderful. It was so peaceful and the walks around the tea plantation, and speaking to the locals, (who are all really nice) was a lovely experience.

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CeylonTeaTrailsAdmin, Marketing Consultant at Ceylon Tea Trails, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words about Ceylon Tea Trails, and taking the time to share your feedback and thoughts.

We hope to see you again before too long.

Warm regards,


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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

The highlight of our holiday ! The food is exquisite. In the Summerville bungalow it needs a shower rail or a stand alone shower. The service was just unbelievable.

  • Stayed January 2012
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CeylonTeaTrailsAdmin, Marketing Consultant at Ceylon Tea Trails, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words about Ceylon Tea Trails, and taking the time to share your feedback and thoughts.

We hope to see you again before too long.

Warm regards,


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Reviewed 29 January 2012

This is outstanding. We stayed for two nights in January (one night in Tientsin, one in Summerville). As it's top-end, you expect all of the aesthetics, service and fine dining. But the highlight is the local environment. Particularly at Tientsin and Norwood, you are right amongst the plantations and they are a sight to behold. (Wander out at sunrise and watch and listen to the beautiful sights and sounds.) One day, we had breakfast at Tientsin, went to Norwood for the tea tour (wirth doing) and lunch, played croquet, walked through plantations for two hours to Castlereagh (constantly interacting with very friendly tea-pickers and children), then paddled an outrigger across the lake to Summerville for high tea!
We were very well looked after. Mahesh was excellent, as was Susanda (sp?), and when we went up Adam's Peak (which they organised), they arrived everything (including Sugat, who is highly recommnded as a guide).
This place is obviously not cheap but this is a case of getting what you pay for. The 'all-inclusive' approach works well. If this is too expensive for you, then at least visit the area and see how beautiful it is. As for us, we can't wait to visit Tea Trails again - next time for longer.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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CeylonTeaTrailsAdmin, Marketing Consultant at Ceylon Tea Trails, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words about Ceylon Tea Trails and taking the time to share your feedback and thoughts.

We hope to see you again before too long.

Warm regards,


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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We stayed in Norwood Bungalow for 2 days in late December 2011. It was a fantastic experience. Small and intimate, with only 5 guest rooms. Superb location on top of the tea plantations, which is so quite and peaceful, with beautiful gardens and a superb view.The bungalow is simply and tastefully furnished.
But it is the personalised service that you can only get in a small hotel that stood out, together with the delicious local Sri Lankan cuisine (western food also available).
All this combined puts this accommodation experience to number 1 on my list.
It's remote and the road trip is a bit of a slep. But that is part of it's appeal. The location.
Interesting that all my top 5 hotels are all remote locations!
I wished we had been able to stay a while longer.
Thanks to all the staff who made our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ceylon Tea Trails
Address: Dunkeld Estate, Hatton 22000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Hatton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hatton
Price range (per night): $1,154 - $1,194
Hotel Class:5 star — Ceylon Tea Trails 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ceylon Tea Trails, Sri Lanka's first Relais & Chateaux resort, is a collection of five colonial era tea planters' bungalows restored to impeccable style, offering a taste of gracious living in 26 suites and rooms, with butler service and original furnishings, accompanied by gourmet meals. Walking trails connect the bungalows which are from 2km to 15km apart. Follow the Tea Trail from one unique bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. Rates are fully inclusive of gourmet meals and drinks, including spirits and wines. Even service charges, taxes and laundry are included. We won't bother you with bills. ... more   less 
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