A breathtaking property with five renovated planters’ bungalows set throughout a working tea estate.

Made up of a collection of colonial tea planters’ bungalows linked by trails that weave through beautiful tea gardens, this unique property provides a slice of Sri Lankan tradition and heritage. As you make your way to your assigned bungalow, all of which are set deep in the spectacular Bogawantalawa Valley in the island’s Hill Country, you can’t help but feel you’ve arrived somewhere special. This is a place for guests seeking serenity and perhaps for those who also wish for a little light adventure, with scenic walks, hikes and mountain biking trails available right on the doorstep.

Each of the five unique bungalows plays host to Luxury Rooms, Garden Suites and resplendent Master Suites. Each room and suite is full of character and charm, as well as antique furnishings – think roll-top baths and four-poster beds. And it is in your room that each day begins with a tradition ‘bed tea’ brought to you by your butler who is also on hand from morning until night to attend to your every request.

All Inclusive
Boutique Hotel

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Key information

In a beautiful lakeside setting in Sri Lanka’s Ceylon tea region

Airport transfer time: Approx. 6 hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 27

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2022
Ceylon Tea Trails is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort:
• 7th in the 25 Top Small Stays in Asia category
• 24th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia category

Good to know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. Alcohol will not be served on full moon Poya days. Only Summerville, Castlereagh and Dunkeld bungalows overlook Castlereagh Lake. Tea tours do not run on Sundays or public holidays.

Accommodation information

27 rooms and suites located in restored tea planters' bungalows


• Learn the tea making process from the Resident Tea Planter • Follow a scenic walking trail through the estate • Enjoy a traditional afternoon high tea in the gardens or a five-course tea infused dinner.


Restaurant, bar

What's included

All Inclusive • Morning tea • Cooked full English or Sri Lankan breakfast • 3-course lunch • 4-course gourmet dinner • Traditional afternoon cream tea • Soft drinks, tea and coffee • Selection of international wines and beer • Premium spirits • Tea Experience excursion • Wi-Fi.

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