Beautifully restored tea factory in the Nuwara Eliya hills.

From the moment you arrive you’ll be swept up in the history of the Heritance Tea Factory which is part hotel, part museum. Original features are still on display within this incredible building which was transformed into a hotel amid rolling hills covered in tea. During a stay here you can really immerse yourself in your destination by plucking your own tea and watching its journey through the mini tea factory; enjoying a fine dining experience in a restored train carriage; and of course, partaking in that most British of traditions – high tea.

The beautiful Kenmare Restaurant, where all your included meals are served, was once the sifting room of the factory. Today you can dine on local and international dishes surrounded by the original iron works, and old tea crates are used as serving stations. For a special evening you can enjoy the unique Dining on Wheels experience. Dine in an old train carriage which would once have been used to transport tea from the factory, and enjoy butler service and a culinary journey through six 'stations'.

All of the rooms and suites have beautiful views out over the hills of the Hethersett plantation and an old-world style with dark wood furnishings and beams. You can choose from the Superior or more-spacious Premium Rooms or opt for an Executive Floor Deluxe Room which is located on the highest floor of the hotel and has the services of a butler. Junior Suites and the glorious Honeydew Suite are also available.

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Key information

Nestled in Sri Lanka's hill country, approximately 10 miles from Nuwara Eliya

Airport transfer time: Approx. 6 hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 50

Good to know

Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply. The Dining on Wheels experience is currently closed for restoration.

Accommodation information

50 rooms and suites


• Pick your own tea at the miniature tea factory* • Visit the spa for a blissful treatment* • Dine in a restored train carriage*.


2 restaurants (including the railway carriage restaurant), 2 bars

What's included

Room and breakfast

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Kenmare Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Kenmare Restaurant.

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*Denotes local charge