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Tea Bush Hotel

29, Haddon Hills Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 111 Nuwara Eliya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
Nancy H Santa Clara, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

this is a historic hotel atop the hill overlooking nuwara eliya. the rooms are a little dated, even though they said it was the newer one. the room is small but quaint and provided all the necessary amenities, even free wifi. the customer service was great and the service at the restaurant was perfect. would come again

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the tea bush! The staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help, including making telephone enquires for excursions not organised through the hotel and also popping to the shop to buy some wine to go with our dinner! The food was really good and there is something... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights at ~$80 per night during the festival period, which was our most expensive hotel. We were quite disappointed for a number of reasons. When we arrived the water didn't work at all so no shower possible. Later, we went to their restaurant and ordered food and told 10 minutes wait, but arrived hour and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

before i write my review about tea bush hotel i went through all the comments written below and i was shocked why i didnt experience like them...I went there during new year holidays 16th April 2014 with my children and with two more families. we reached there around 12noon and it was very easy for us to find since they... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

1-To begin with it was difficult to find the hotel.& get through to a landline, for directions. 2 - Following registration we were shown to our Super-Deluxe on 2nd floor (G,1,2) in an adjoining building, nothing like the cottage type shown on booking site, with steep stairs likely to give anyone a panic attack attempting to make the ascend. Descending... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

After a promising welcome from friendly smiling staff, the experience at Tea Bush Hotel went downhill. The interior of the hotel from reception thought to the bedrooms was dull, 'tired', dark and rather grubby. The room was as described above, with no character at all. Bed sheets were on off white grey colour, very old and barley covered the equally... More

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Shiranthi, Co-ordinating Secretary at Tea Bush Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Tea Bush Hotel during your recent visit to Nuwara-Eliya and for taking the time to share your comments with us. I sincerely regret that your stay did not meet your expectations; please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. At Tea Bush, we strive to provide a superior... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The room was really good! Clean,amazing view n comfy! Tv has just one channel in english!Really nice place but nothing to do around just a waterfall, really boring,not even a swimming pool! Hotel between Kandy n Nuwara Eliya, both cities near the hotel!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Not as good as expected and quite pricey. Old fashioned rooms which would have been fine but furniture was dusty and not really cared for. Food in the restaurant is good when it finally arrives, the secret is to order earlier in the day, then it should be ready when you arrive. Also check your restaurant bill if you pay... More

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Malaga, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Firstly the town of NE is misrepresented in all guide books. It has very Little to offer and appears rundown and very dated. The choice of hotels, restaurants and bars is limited and what there are are of a very poor standard. The teabush hotel is also like stepping back into time á la FawltyTowers. The only positive were the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

First, the location is just horrible. Our driver had difficulty to find it and when we finally arrived... it wasnt really what I expected. We pay just a little less than in other high standard hotels, but this one is rubbish. Service is smiley... but barely anyone speaks english, I can remember anyone at the front desk, you need to... More

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Address: 29, Haddon Hills Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya
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Tea Bush Hotel is a boutique type hotel of 10 comfortable rooms, situated in Nuwara-eliya, the little England of Sri Lanka. The original planter’s granite bungalow, “Shelborne”, as it was then known built in the 1800’s, where most of the hotel rooms are housed adding to the old world charm of the hotel, was the residence of the superintendent of Haddon Hill Tea Estate.All rooms are provided with hot and cold water and room heaters are optional. Ample parking space coupled with drivers’ quarters is a boon for the tour operators. The large well appointed restaurant serves delicious food for both in-house guests as well as walk-in guests. Room service is also available on request. The limited number of rooms makes every guest a special one for the hotel. The high elevation of the hotel above the town makes the view from the rooms and the restaurant of the surrounding hills, Nuwara-eliya town and the Lake Gregory to be quite breathtaking. Mt. Pedro or Pidurutalagala, the highest peak in the Island is close at hand. One could get a grand view of Adams Peak or Sri Pada, the famed holy mountain by climbing the Single Tree Hill just behind the hotel.Guests on their own may visit the Victoria Park and the Lake Gregory which are just walking distance from the hotel, while hiking trips may be arranged by the hotel to the surrounding hills. Guided day tours may be arranged on request to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens with its famed rose beds or to the Horton Plains, the National Park among the clouds at an elevation of 7000 feet, and perhaps a peep down the Worlds End, the 3000 feet sheer precipice.All this would make your stay at the Tea Bush Hotel linger in your memories for long years to come. ... more   less 
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