Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton

​Built between 1890 and 1939, each of the five restored colonial era tea planter residences is unique, but they all combine classical and contemporary style and a taste of gracious living.

Built between 1890 and 1939, each of the five restored colonial era tea planter residences is unique, but they all combine classical and contemporary style and a taste of gracious living. Summerville has the air of a country cottage, Castlereagh boasts an eclectic style of its own, the high colonial Tientsin was one of the first planter's residences to be built in Ceylon and there is the more modern Norwood and Dunkeld. Each bungalow comes with its own manager, chef, butler and house staff with between four and six rooms each, a separate sitting room, sweeping lawns, swimming pools and English gardens. Rooms are named after past tea planter occupants. It is possible to walk between each bungalow to appreciate the beautiful scenery.

Why we like it

  • Butler service and authentic period furnishings in a private house ambience
  • Sri Lanka's first Relais & Châteaux resort
  • Delight in time-honoured planters’ traditions
  • Experience tea-based spa treatments
  • Learn from the resident tea planter of the journey from two leaves and a bud to cup

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Private12 days, from AU$6,825
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