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Ceylon Tea Trails

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Experiences – Mountain & Wilderness Retreats, Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  • Enjoy the Tea Experience
  • Scenic walks and hikes 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Spa treatment and aromatic luxury bath 
  • Croquet & Tennis
  • White water rafting 
  • Visiting the striking pyramid of Adam’ s Peak 
  • The hill country location of these heritage bungalows is both magnificent and tranquil
  • The flavour and taste of the tea inspired dishes   
  • The Tea Trail Experience from picking to tasting of the different brews
  • The walk in the rose gardens and around the lake 
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
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Ceylon Tea Trails is the first Relais & Chateaux resort located 4,000 feet above sea level in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region. It comprising of four luxurious tea plantation houses set in the stunning hill country linked by walking and cycling trails. They are scattered widely between 4 to 15kms and further divided into handful of suites and rooms. Each of which is unique, beautifully restored and decorated with colonial/contemporary style. These bungalows are set around the picturesque Castlereagh Lake and each of them have a natural pool of their own with water fed from mountain springs and unheated. Here you are pampered by a private butler, Chef, manager, an all inclusive package from bed tea to 4 course dinner & all wine and cocktails and a tea plantation tour. It is an eco friendly place with the pools fed with mountain springs and use of organic & herbal toiletries and essential oils grown in the local hills. Tea is used in a very beautiful way in their cuisines. You can enjoy a special aromatic bath or spa therapy in the privacy and comfort of your room. The place is an ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains, lakes, winding roads and waterfalls.


  • Ceylon Tea Trails is located 4,000 feet above sea level in the Ceylon Tea region in Hatton, near Nuwara Eliya. 
  • It is 4 hour drive from Colombo International Airport and 2 hours from Kandy.


Ceylon Tea Trails has 4 Luxurious tea plantation houses each of which is further divided into 4 to 6 rooms and suites. Flaunting heritage style each of them have a Master Suites with , Garden Suites and Luxury rooms which come with their own butler, manager and house boy. The other facilities are library of books and DVD’s, free wireless, gardens, clay tennis court, croquet lawns, guest bikes and picnic baskets to order. The in room facilities include, waffle-linen robe, acupressure slippers, organic bath products and toiletries. The four Houses are Summerville, Norwood, Castlereagh and Tientsin. Each room can be booked individually or the entire bungalow can be booked.

  • Summerville

    Built in 1923 this four room bungalow is called The Air of a Country Cottage and is the quietest tea plantation house perched above the lake with uninterrupted view of the waterfalls and tea gardens. The suites open to a garden and all rooms have access to a private lounge where the picture perfect windows provide a beautiful view of the tea planted mountains.

  • Castlereagh

    Built in 1925 this house has an eclectic style of its own with 5 rooms and having a magnificent view of the lake. It has the smallest pool but uninterrupted water view and large garden. The dining room & drawing room have a an open fireplace. The summerhouse is a best place to have the afternoon tea while watching the sunset and thereafter visit the sundeck overlooking the lake to enjoy & relax the rest of the evening.

  • Norwood

    Built in 1890 and abounding with the 50’s character this bungalow has 6 rooms and has a eastern view of the Bogawantalwa valley. This colonial style house has the traditional elegance with four poster bed and luxurious bathrooms. It has a expansive view of sublime swimming pool, a lounge, a summer house, large garden with croquet lawn and well stocked library.

  • Tientsin

    Built in 1888 in high colonial style is classic house with 6 rooms which enjoys the highest altitude and the best pool set in the upper terrace garden for more privacy. The gardens offer a panoramic view of the tea plantation mountains. Each room is design is contemporary classic with wooden floors and high ceilings and four poster beds. The house has a beautiful rose garden terrace and is a house to many beautiful birds. It also has a tennis court and well stocked library.

Services & Amenities

  • Contemporary Classic accommodation with beautiful views 
  • Private Butler, manager, house boy and all inclusive packages 
  • Natural pool from mountain springs 
  • An aromatic bath and spa treatment in the privacy of the room

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: Price from US$ 430 per room per night all inclusive (Minimum 2 nights stay required for this property)

Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges