We spent four days at Tientsin Bungalow and had the most fantastic experience. Within minutes of arriving in this beautiful location we'd moved into relaxation mode and felt completely at home. The bungalow was simply stunning and very homely.
We stayed in the Bretherton garden room, which was large, beautifully decorated and the outside terrace provided a great place to sit and relax. The bathroom was also large and if I had one criticism it would be that the shower over the bath leaked water all over the bathroom floor. But that really would be a bit picky - because the room was stunning. Initially, my husband was a bit surprised and distressed that there was not television in the room, but this really wasn't an issue as we had so much to do and it actually would have spoilt the ambience.
The food was also incredible - each meal was different, tasted completely fresh and healthy. The wine was also very generous. And the service was impeccable - attentive but not overbearing - and the staff were genuinely friendly.
We went for a number of walks in the tea plantations around the villa - which were well signed and simply beautiful. On one day we walked to Norwood Bungalow with a guide, who was very helpful as were all of the staff that we met during our holiday. The tea factory tour was also really interesting (if a little long).
We can't wait for our next trip to this hotel - although we will seriously consider getting there by helicopter as the trip from the airport is very long.
- 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