Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya District

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Beautifully restored tea factory

Nestled amid Sri Lanka's breathtaking hill country, this unique hotel sits 6850 feet above sea level. A recently restored tea plantation factory, it oozes old-world charm and boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

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Heritance Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya District – is an absolute must for anyone travelling to Sri Lanka and touring this amazing old colonial country. Not only is it a great opportunity to travel around the old tea plantations – learning about the history of tea and the impact the British had on this amazingly cultural part of the world. But for me having stayed in the converted old tea Factory before when I returned for the second time I  thought what could be different about it this time – well what was different  was they had opened their fine dining restaurant located in a restored train  carriage outside – I can honestly say it has to be the most unique dining  experience I have ever had, the food was lovely – but it was the atmosphere  that made it so special and memorable. You can only imagine what it was like  if I tell you all the waiters were dressed in old fashioned uniforms, with  train noises be played over the speakers – halfway through our meal the waiters left us to push the carriage up and down the small amount of track the carriage was sitting on and rock it gently to give us the impression we really were travelling through the tea plantations enjoying our dinner to old records that were being played – it really was a special moment for me and all of my party.

Samantha Flynn, Finance

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Key information

Amid Sri Lanka's hill country, about a 6-hour drive from Colombo airport.

Airport transfer time: 6 hours
Rooms: 54

Pick your own tea at the miniature tea factory, visit the spa for a blissful treatment and dine at two restaurants - one fine dining, in a restored train carriage - before sipping a nightcap at one of the bars.

Other facilities include a library, gym, kids' playground, bicycles to rent, indoor games, live entertainment, nature trails, jungle trekking and an eco walk. Sightseeing tours can also be booked.

Accommodation information

54 luxurious colonial-style rooms with wonderful views of the surrounding tea plantations.

All rooms have:
•   Rain shower
•   Bathtub
•   Heating
•   Television with satellite and local channels
•   Minibar
•   Tea and coffee making facilities

NB: All rooms are wheelchair accessible.