As we climbed the hills of Sri Lanka's tea country we knew that Tea Trails was going to be something special. We were not wrong!
On arrival at the Norwood bungalow we were warmly welcomed and taken straight to a three-course lunch. For the next two days we ate like royalty! The food is fantastic and the chef's desire to make everyone happy really makes a huge difference. I was actually 3 months pregnant by the time we got round to taking our honeymoon, so my diet was more restricted than normal - the chef made me my own dishes at every meal. You can't ask for better treatment than that!
The bungalow itself is like a home from home. We spent daytimes walking through the tea plantations, afternoons by the fire playing scrabble and evenings enjoying the peace and quiet (and my husband, the plentiful wine).
The service was the best we found in Sri Lanka. Though it may seem like an expensive stay, it is worth every penny. We just didn't want to leave!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ceylon Tea Trails Hatton