St Andrews was full and so they suggest we stay here. What a wonderful surprise.
Notwithstanding the road leading up to it does seem a bit treacherous, wow what a lovely experience. Edmond explained that the road was originally built for access by horseback or by horse e drawn carriage.
The house has been lovingly renovated to represent a quintessentially “English man’s” home. The attention to detail is amazing. The 35 acre tea estate was bought by Jetwings and is being slowly restored. So, you get to experience not just the boutique hotel/ house but the whole estate. You experience the quiet and the solitude.
You can imagine the life of the Scottish Superintendent who would have lived there and live the romantic fantasy of the Raj. What with the Russian’s occupying the secret room & the Arab family the room opposite you expect Poirot to turn up any time to explain who dunnit from one of Agatha Christie’s latest novels!
Because of what we imagined about the road we were reluctant to venture back into Nuwara Eliya during our stay there. Hence, I missed out on the intended game of golf. However, this forced us to go for walks in the hills, inhale the eucalyptus along the drive way and enjoy the views and the waterfalls.
The comments in the guest book gives you a strange connection with people from all over the globe with a similar sense of adventure and holiday experience.
I can only reiterate what has been written in earlier reviews that the staff make this special; from the warm welcome to the moment you leave. I can assure you that the food tastes much better as it is grown on the estate including their very own Warwick tea & coffee. We are all used to being served at a restaurant but being served a three course meal to a personal menu in “your own” dining room is kind of special.
This place gave a whole new twist to our Sri Lankan holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A restored colonial tea planter's bungalow set amidst verdant hillside scenery, Jetwing Warwick Gardens is the ideal getaway from life's tribulations. Consisting of a range of exquisitely designed rooms, this stay allows one to experience the enchantment of historic elegance and glory surrounded by nature's perfection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jetwing Warwick Gardens Hotel Nuwara Eliya