Resort Introduction by The General Manager
The world’s first tea bungalow resort is perched at an altitude of 1250 meters in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region, bordering the World Heritage Central Highlands. Five historic tea planters’ bungalows, with 27 rooms in all, are connected by walking trails through stunningly beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. This is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads and waterfalls. If you prefer to unwind, observe life on a working tea estate while being pampered by your butler, enjoy a spa treatment or sunbathe alongside the pool.
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF OUR Resort
Sweeping lawns and swimming pools. English gardens filled with roses, dew filled agapanthus and spring crocus. Tea on the lawn with Dundee cake, scones, strawberries and cream or lunch alfresco by the pool, a summerhouse to meditate in or watch the forest wagtail flit from tree to tree. Tennis, swimming, croquet and classic board games all come together for a leisurely lifestyle. Without a doubt, the best bungalows in Sri Lanka. Mulled wine or the finest spirits a drink that thrills the heart. Old books, old prints, antique maps, rooms filled with flowers in vibrant colors. Wide verandahs. Time for relaxing on cushioned cane chairs waited on hand and foot by the discreet butler. Long expanses of slate to spend long afternoons with a gimlet, white wine and cucumber sandwiches or freshly roasted cashews, your butler at your beck and call. Watch the lake and study the garden bees, while reading Somerset Maugham. Spacious bedrooms, a private space to unwind after a long trek. Each bungalow comes with its own manager, chef, butler and houseboys and from 4 to 6 rooms each.
Free Child Policy: 0 - 2 years
when sharing with two adults
Walking the Tea “Trails”
Each of the five Tea Trails bungalows features an interesting and unique walking trail all of which present stunning views. The trails snake through beautifully manicured tea gardens, tranquil patches of forest and jungle, and pass streams and mini waterfalls. Walking is a delightful way of experiencing our stunning landscapes, lush and exotic flora, abundant birdlife and the sweet rhythm of life in a tea garden.
Adam’s Peak Climb
There is probably no mountain anywhere more famous than Sri Pada – Adam’s Peak(7362ft/2250m) for reasons that are cultural and spiritual. It is sacred to three religions at least; to Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus. The mountain is signified by a large depression on the summit that resembles a “foot” to which all three religions draw significance.The climb takes approximately three and a half hours (the way is paved with steps) and the trail is flanked by the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary – one of Sri Lanka’s highest protected forest reserves. Views from the top are stunning, especially early morning as the warmth of dawn lights up the country in an endless vista of forests, valleys, mountains and lakes.
Total Number of Rooms: 28
Rooms are named after tea planters who lived in the bungalow. They offer a taste of colonial-era luxury with solid teak furnishings, antique touches and plush beds. Master Suites with a separate living room, Garden Suites with verandahs to private gardens and Luxury Rooms of great character. A secluded Owner’s Cottage. Relax in immense four-poster beds, crisp white sheets. Twenty-six elegant and charming rooms and suites decorated each in a unique style, ranging from neo-colonial to classic English
The Owner’s Cottage
The Owner’s Cottage at Dunkeld bungalow is a romantically secluded standalone bungalow with lake views, heated outdoor hot tub, master bedroom with king bed, beautifully furnished living room, verandah with spectacular tea field and lake view. 180 square metres, 2000 square feet.
Room Size: 180sqm
Max Capacity: 4 Adults
Master Suites range average 70 square metres and offer a king bed, a separate exquisitely furnished living room, lavish bathroom with twin vanities, a bath & walk in rain shower and a private garden (no private garden at Tientsin).
Room Size: 70sqm
Max Capacity: 2 Adult
Garden Suites range average 50 square metres and offer a gracefully furnished bedroom with four poster king bed, a luxurious bathroom with twin vanities, a bath & walk in rain shower and a private garden.
Room Size: 50sqm
Max Capacity: 2 Adult
Luxury Rooms average 40 square metres and offer an impeccably appointed bedroom with king or twin beds, elegant bathroom with twin vanities, a bath & walk-in rain shower. Lounge by the window and enjoy your favourite book or ring up your butler for some soothing afternoon tea.
Room Size: 40sqm
Max Capacity: 2 Adult