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Ceylon Bungalow is part of the world’s first tea bungalow resort, perched at an altitude of 1250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region, bordering the UNESCO World Heritage Central Highlands. Also the first Relais & Chateaux resort in Sri Lanka. This award-winning boutique resort comprises of five restored colonial era tea planters’ bungalows, offering period furnishings, exquisite butler service & gourmet cuisine. Bungalows vary from 4 to 6 rooms & suites; 27 rooms in all. Reserve a complete bungalow for exclusivity and privacy.
Ceylon Bungalow is suitable for up to 12 guests.
There are four other bungalows around the lake. We encourage you to visit the other bungalows to enjoy a meal or partake of our famous cream tea.
Rates are fully inclusive. Everything is included – gourmet meals, wines, spirits, laundry, Wi-Fi and the signature “Tea Experience" tea fields & factory tour with our Tea Planter in Residence. A minimum 2 nights’ stay is requested.
Ceylon Bungalow is situated south of Hatton in the Dickoya and Bogawantalawa region of the hill country in south-central Sri Lanka. Most guests come by private car as part of a bigger exploration around Sri Lanka. The nearest major town is Hatton.
There is a railway station in Hatton with services to Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya & Ella. The train journey is very picturesque. Rapid floatplane or helicopter transfers are also available. Please ask our concierge for full details.
Colombo Airport 160 km 4.5 hours.
Colombo 130 km 4 hours.
Nuwara Eliya 48 km 1.50 hours.
Kandy 68 km 2.5 hours.
Rates include English or Sri Lankan breakfast, 3-course lunch or Sri Lankan rice & curry (gourmet packed lunch if on excursion), Traditional afternoon cream tea (scones, clotted cream, jams, cakes, sandwiches), pre-dinner cocktails, 4-course gourmet dinner, selection of wines, premium spirits & liqueurs, beer, juices and soft drinks, "Tea Experience" tea fields & factory tour with our Tea Planter in Residence, bungalow amenities including Wi-Fi, all taxes and service charge.
Ceylon Bungalow: Built 1925, altitude 4025 feet/1227 meters 5 bedrooms Swimming pool, heated outdoor jacuzzi, summerhouses, croquet, library, garden dining, in-room spa treatments.
Since the bungalows are on working tea estates, guests will see first-hand how the famous Ceylon tea is made: how the two leaves and a bud are harvested by hand in the fields and freshly processed in the nearby factories, in a traditional manufacturing process unchanged for a century. A complimentary daily tour is provided. We provide guides and equipment for white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, guided walks and other excursions. Activities and excursions can be booked during your stay with us but prior notice is recommended.
Each offers a taste of heritage 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.
A dedicated butler service will be available to guests from dawn to dusk to ensure that no request is too much trouble. Guests are treated to traditional morning ‘Bed Tea’ to start the day in style.
Complimentary shuttle service and luggage handling is provided for guests transferring between bungalows.
The following festivals are marked as important dates in the religious calendar of the predominantly Hindu tea estate community and celebrated with prayers, rituals & devotional songs which at times would not be in harmony with the otherwise calm & serene tranquillity of the hills. The temples in proximity to the bungalows will be celebrating these festivals, as such the sound associated with the rituals & prayers carrying over to the bungalows is a distinct possibility.
Key festival periods are; Thai Pongal which takes place from 13th to 17th January, Maha Siva Rathiri which falls in late February to early March, Sinhala/Tamil New Year which takes place between 12th to 15th April, Mayday on 1st of May, Deepavali from mid-October to early-November and Christmas falling on 25th December each year.