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Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux

Dunkeld Estate, Hatton 22000 Sri Lanka
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 9 hotels in Hatton
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Tea Trails is part of the Resplendent Ceylon “best of Sri Lanka” circuit, created by the family-owned​ Dilmah Tea Company. Three Relais & Chateaux resorts; Tea Trails, Cape Weligama & Wild Coast Tented Lodge, form an enchanting "Route de Bonheur (Happiness)" from tea fields to clifftop beach & safari lodge. Ceylon Tea Trails is a collection of five colonial era tea planters' bungalows restored to impeccable style, offering a taste of gracious living in 27 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.
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MUTHUMAL wrote a review Nov 2020
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So far it was the best experience we had at The Owner’s Cottage at Dunkeld bungalow and I would give 20 out of 10 as everything down to the last detail was surprisingly amazing. Many thanks to jagath and the staff for an amazing gesture. Most lavish interiors yet so colonial makes u feel go back in time. The food undoubtedly the best and couldn't get more better with the presentation, thanks to the head chef Ranil. A must try
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
SharmilaJay wrote a review Sep 2020
171 contributions72 helpful votes
To visit Tea trails has been on my bucket list for many years and we finally did it last weekend! What an amazing place and what lovely people. The bungalows, the landscape, the service and the food were all beyond exceptional. A special thank you to Dushan at reservations who helped me with the booking and got us a super suite at Dunkled. We highly recommend the Dunkled Bungalow :) A huge huge thank you to Chandrasooriya & Nilantha who went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. They were always with a smile and always so obliging. Also a special thank you to Susil who drove us to Norwood for High tea and took us on the factory tour. He was very considerate and kept stopping for us to take pics etc. Also Umesh at Norwood for his service at high tea in Norwood. He was very friendly and made sure i got my Scones! The Tea factory tour with Mr Bernad Holsinger was exceptional! We have been on many tea factory tours before but his by far was the best and most informative. He also had a super sense of humour. It was just the 2 of us on tour that day but he went through the entire program and much more :) He is amazing! Overall we LOVED it!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
manlina21 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sri Lanka8 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is truly magical and by far the best hotel/resort in Sri Lanka. The bungalows are outstanding. We stayed at owners cottage and we loved every bit of it. The hotel has experiences in every corner and builds memories for life! I can't begin to explain how great it is. Our butler Sanjaya and the team of Mohan and a few others went above and beyond to ensure every need of ours are met. I once mentioned how I wanted a picnic for my children. And they worked and surprised us with the best picnic ever. Felt like I was in Disneyland. They truly care for you and go all out. The food is outstanding and everything is well presented. I can go on and on about how amazing this property is but I will encourage everyone to visit this place! I myself can't wait for my next trip! Thank you for the amazing experience and all the happiness
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Anju B wrote a review Aug 2020
Metro Manila, Philippines8 contributions
We were here last couple of days. It was a dream trip. The hospitality and the warmth was impeccable. We stayed at the Norwood Bungalow. Mr. Nilantha and his team including the Chef Gayan and Singh were looking after us like it was own home.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Jacqueline D wrote a review Jul 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka37 contributions4 helpful votes
Where do I begin.... Tea Trails has been on Our list of must visit hotels in SL for awhile and boy am I glad we did visit. Nestled in the Bogawantalawa estate are 5 bungalows and a cottage with fabulous food, service, views and staff. Everything you need during a holiday! Each Bungalow sports its own charm, there's a different view and landscape to them all teamed with some brilliant staff. We had the privilege of visiting all of them and stayed in the Owner's Cottage which is by far our favorite! The owners cottage is perfect for a couple. Extremely private, perched on a higher elevation from the Dunkeld Bungalow with a fabulous view of the lake as well as the tea plantation. You have your own heated Jacuzzi (this was my fav), a large bedroom and walk in closet, living and dining space, a master en suite bathroom with two tubs and an outdoor Veranda. With so much to do we had a packed three night stay ending our day with an amazing massage which is also included in their fully inclusive price. Given our stays in their other properties I think this one has been the most value for money, breathtaking in terms of your surrounding and so much more fun! You MUST try the Planters Lunch perched in a beautiful little hut with the best view you could imagine. If you've been contemplating the visit.... DON'T! Its a trip you'll never forget
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: I would definitely recommend the Owners Cottage for Couples or a family with little kids
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$625 - $1,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux
Which popular attractions are close to Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Nearby attractions include Warleigh Church (1.6 miles) and Mohini falls (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Spoon Restaurant and Cafe, Railway Lodge Restaurant, and The Kiwis Family Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.