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Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux

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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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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Dunkeld Estate, Hatton 22000 Sri Lanka
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Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport1 mi
Polgolla Reservoir Airport32 mi
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When you stay at a Relais & Chateau hotel, you expect a certain level of accommodation , service, food etc. Our 3 night stay at Tea Trails exceeded all of our expectations. It was superb. We stayed in the Castlereach bungalow, 5 rooms only. A very large bedroom with a private
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My husband and I stayed At the Tientsin Bungalow for our honeymoon earlier this year and our stay was fabulous. The attention to detail by the staff is beyond noteworthy and the food prepared daily by the chef is fresh, tasty and unique. You truly feel as if you've stepped back
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Response from ResplendentCeylonSL, Owner at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful feedback on your stay at the Tientsin bungalow, and glad that you enjoyed the Dilmah Dunkeld tea factory tour. The way we make tea hasn't changed for the last 150 years - an artisanal and traditional manufacture, maintaining the quality of Ceylon Tea. Taking the float plane is a fabulous experience, very rapid and scenic. Warm wishes, Malik
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Our Three nights at the Norwood Bungalow at Tea Trails was bar none the best of our experiences while spending two weeks in Sri Lanka! To say you are coddled and waited over to the highest level is just part of the story here! The food from this kitchen is of highest quality and
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We stayed in the Greig suite for three nights and agree with all the other superlatives that everyone else has said - great food, brilliant service, fantastic spot, beautiful gardens, etc etc but somehow for us this place had an atmosphere and a feel to it that it’s hard to put
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Response from ResplendentCeylonSL, Owner at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Ollie for this great feedback - high praise indeed that you consider Tea Trails in your top five list! I hope we might see you back in Sri Lanka and perhaps sample our other two Relais & Chateaux resorts - Wild Coast Tented Lodge and Cape Weligama which I hope might make your top 10 list! Warm wishes, Malik
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We spent two nights in Castlereigh bungalow which is in a stunning location above the lake and accessed by boat from Summerville bungalow. The food and service are excellent with great attention to detail. We ate outside all the time even though the evenings were slightly cool;
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Look up Replendent Ceylon Tea Trails on the internet and book directly with them. It is located deep within the tea plantations near Hatton. (Approx 3 hour drive from Colombo)
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I would just google Ceylon tea trail but the web site is resplendentceylon
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Not that much. Heaters are not required.
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Hi glad that you’d like to spend part of your honeymoon at Tea Trails. Most certainly you can specify which bungalow you’d like to stay in, subject to availability. The bungalow and room is allocated at time of booking. At busy times the choice can be limited. Each of the five bungalows is distinctive and special so you won’t go wrong! You might like to also consider Tea Trails’s sister resorts Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge. We call the circuit the Resplendent Sri Lanka Journey - tea, sea & safari.
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Hi Cassandra, Ceylon Tea Trails can arrange an excursion for you to climb Adam’s Peak with a guide. Please get in touch with our reservations team to get the rates for this activity. hope this information is helpful.
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"All rooms are lovely"
"Garden suites offer the asset of private terrace and spacious garden"
"I think all rooms would be beautiful"
"It's nice to have one of the rooms with a private veranda. But not essential; all rooms are gorgeous"
"All rooms looked amazing"
$927 - $1,236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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