From the moment we arrived at Castlereagh bungalow on the furst day of our honeymoon we were treated and made to feel like royalty. The experience that Ceylon Tea Trails offers is next to none and we are so glad to have chosen to stay here as it was the most perfect start to our honeymoon. Our bungalow had a gorgeous view over the lake and was surrounded by lunch tea trees and vegetation. The bungalow itself is gorgeous with an old colonial feel. The common rooms all have fireplaces which make them so cosy for a relaxing drink or reading a book or playing a board game on the quiet evening before or after dinner. Upon our arrival we were met by Sanjay who looked after us brilliantly with the rest of his team throughout our stay. He then introduced us to the Chef who was fabulous. We told them we weren’t keen on eating Western food and they very happily obliged and treated us to some amazing Sri Lanka fare. We had one meal at Norwood organised by Sanjay when returning from our tea factory tour and that was fabulous as well. On our second and last night there they organised a beautiful 5 course romantic dinner in the Sala overlooking the lake with candles and torches. It couldn’t have been more special and we were so touched. Our 2 days here were so special and we got used to the relaxing atmosphere, abundant food and beverages, beautiful teas and the wonderful and kind team of butlers who made sure everything we needed was provided, they were always around without being seen and we cant express enough how special we felt. We would love to return soon and enjoy a few more days in this magical place.
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ceylon Tea Trails Hatton
- Ceylon Tea Trails Sri Lanka/Hatton