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Tea Bush Hotel

29, Haddon Hills Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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20 hotel reviews
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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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3 hotel reviews
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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The hotel is on a hill with some fantastic view, clean and comfortable. Staff were extremely friendly. We stayed at the hotel in December, so it was a little cool during the night, however heaters were provided. Food was lovely too. Only draw back was there was no bar, however wine was available with your food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

For a B&B, this place is very nice, clean, comfortable and has really nice staff. The only complaint I have is that the walls are extremely thin so you can hear people's conversations from 3 rooms down. The breakfast is good too.

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Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Visited the little inn on Jan'14 and firstly the location was great.10 minutes to town, 5 to the lake and had great panoramic views all around the hotel. Staff were very friendly and always greeted us with us a smile and had very quick response to all our needs. But sometimes felt they are trying to over do it as... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed here for two nights ( 4th Jan and 5th Jan) 2014. The hotel is historic and thus some aspects were a little jaded ( but that is a historic hotel) Staff were friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was excellent. Two important negatives. Things were great till the boss came in on monday to check the staff out.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Staff were amazing. Very helpful and friendly. Even when there was a problem (due to my own fault), they handled it professionally and courteously. The Sri Lankan food was amazing. Don't check-out of hotel without checking out the dishes.

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Additional Information about Tea Bush Hotel

Address: 29, Haddon Hills Road, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nuwara Eliya District > Nuwara Eliya
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Nuwara Eliya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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