We were a bit worried that Tea Trails could not really improve on an already wonderful and luxurious holiday in Sri Lanka. This was dispelled immediately on arrival at Norwood. Jagath and all the staff were absolutely top quality in every respect. This is magical, and absolutely worth the money. Instant calm.
Just the nuts and bolts: beautiful buildings and gardens, great rooms, top notch cuisine (including high tea) with a daily consultancy with the chefs for individual fine tuning, including the ability to take any meal at any of the bungalows, all drinks inclusive with a good wine choice, free transport between bungalows, free mountain bike hire (brand new, high quality bikes), marked walking and cycling routes, swimming in a proper 25m pool, croquet, tennis at Tientsin, a really excellent tea production tour - these are all included. Beat that in Europe for the price !
Then add a friendly, informative guide to bring the extraordinary flora and fauna to life - well worth the small fee - and the things that can't be bought: the location, the air, the light, the climate, the views and the fabulous people you meet everywhere, in what must be the most beautiful 'industrial' landscape in the world.
This works whether you want to lounge about, dash about, or both. A unique and faultless experience. We'll be back.
- 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 26 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