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We stayed in Dunkeld bungalow, with beautiful views from the grounds surrounding the bungalow and an infinity pool and jacuzzi with the most amazing views of the lake. In the new world dealing with Covid restrictions when travelling, we cannot fault Resplendent Ceylon for their care and attention to detail with all arrangements. From the moment we were collected at Colombo airport to arrival at Dunkeld, the staff took care of us, we were not allowed to stop during the drive to Tea Trails, apart from a government approved toilet break, just for tourists, so refreshments and snacks were provided for the journey. The bungalow is large and we had a very nice garden suite where you could dine if you wished. There are so many beautiful spots in the grounds to have your breakfast, lunch and high tea and it was nice to try them all. The food is outstanding and Chef Samantha came to see us each day to discuss lunch and dinner, so you can tailor the meals to your own personal tastes. As we were there on English Easter Sunday, they prepared a special 5 course dinner which was wonderful. We cannot thank the staff enough for making this a fantastic experience in the strange times we have with Covid, so thank you to Bandara our butler, Arun, Singh, Kumara and once again chef Samantha. They could not have done any more to improve our stay, we will definitely return we enjoyed it so much. We were able to have lunch at another bungalow on the lake, the standards are identical and it was nice to see the lake closer up. We were also able to walk to a viewpoint through the tea plantations with a guide and enjoyed seeing the tea being picked as well as the beautiful views en route. Cannot wait to return.
A stellar service like no other place has to offer!
We ended up going for the long weekend to Norwood Bungalow. The service from the time we went there to when we left was top notch. It was very personalised and absolutely accommodating, catering to all our whims and needs. The head butler, Nilantha and his staff were superb! Special nod to chef Ranil and his sous chef kept us well fed. Would undoubtedly recommend it to all and will definitely be visiting again.
We stayed at Ceylon tea trails Norwood Bungalow amazing fantastic fantabulous experience such a beautiful bungalow with beautiful scenic view every detailing is taken care so much of personal attention is given to all what we want and not to miss we being pure vegetarian extra effort was taken with our priorities much appreciated Nilanthi, Neshkumar, Chandrasooriya & Chef Gayan you guys made our holiday very special.
A most unique, relaxing and secluded escape
This is a bucolic destination that will help cement your trip to Sri Lanka into your memory. Even during covid restrictions the ambience and scenery, flowers and sounds of the surrounding nature were wonderful. It's the perfect place to spend a few days adjusting to jet lag while relishing Sri Lanka and the local geography of higher-altitude tea fields. The best service of any resort I have experienced. The personal butler is kind of hard to take full advantage of unless you are an alcoholic. The food was very creative, flavorful and locally-themed. A wonderful experience I can't imagine anyone not loving Castlereigh.
Amazing stay in the Tea Trails
We had an amazing stay at Ceylon Tea Trails, It is an excellent and beautiful place. The service, lodges, food and spirits were great. We stayed here from March 15 to March 18 (3 nights). We had a good drive from Colombo Airport, however could not stop on the way due to covid restrictions. We had a splendid 3 and a half day relaxation. The bungalow Dunkled we stayed in had an excellent room with private garden along with service by our own personal chef and butler. The good part about premises is that you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at any location within the hotel, where they set the table and any meal you want is cooked by the chef. Food quality was superb, along with breakfast selection and hi-tea. There is also a huge lake below the hills around the tea garden, where you can go fishing, even though I tried but had no luck. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to chill and enjoy peace even though its a little steep in price. We would definitely return back after couple of years when the covid restrictions are over.
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