Two weeks ago in August 2013, we undertook our first Sri Lanka holiday. It turned out to be a truly wonderful trip thanks to the product, planning and the final execution of the team at Tea Hill’s. From the time we were picked up from our hotel in Colombo to our drop off 6 days later, our entire itinerary worked beautifully and exactly as planned………the initial planning itself was very thoughtful and included food preferences if any etc. for all of us (we are a family of 4 , with 2 teenage daughters).
This establishment is owned by Kamal and the day to day operation managed by Sanjay and his team. And what a superb job they do; one would think they have worked in the hospitality industry for years and not just got into it! The accommodation, food and service at Tea Hill’s was amazing, with the breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the tea hills; Sri Lankan spices adjusted to our tastes; a nice living / lounge area with tv and music to relax in; and free wifi offered everywhere, included in the vehicles, which were very well maintained, and driven safely!
There were many high-lights and unique experiences in our itinerary which included water rafting, tea tasting (and we bought enough to last us many months!), Sigiriya climb, fishing and one night at an eco-lodge. This is a really rustic place and great to disconnect; you just see, hear and feel nature! Surrounded by greenery, with a natural stream running through and a spring water pool, views of the stunning lake, this was really great. We got there and went for a trek - the scenery was stunning - and ended the day with a sumptuous barbecue dinner! Definitely a key high-light of our trip. The hotel in Kandy was very nice too although we didn’t get much time there between our arrival at dinner and departure at breakfast. Given the amount of driving to and from Kandy, we shared this feedback and understood that alternative accommodation options are being looked.
The value for money and overall peace of mind of this trip was great esp given the various activities and places visited. For tourists to put this together on your own would typically require either considerable knowledge or extra costs, without any guarantee of quality. Thank you and our compliments to the team at Tea Hill’s.
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