Tea Country | Deluxe
With its selection of different lodges, each set in a stunning landscape, Tea Trails is rightly considered the premier of Tea Country experiences. You can book anything from one room to an entire lodge, and each property is staffed by a manager, a chef and a butler, amongst others, ensuring that every comfort is provided.
Food here is excellent; Sri Lankan cuisine and fine wines prepared from the estate's own organic produce, incredible cakes and desserts, and high teas served on the lawn by your butlers - a truly exceptional experience.
Our preferred Tea Trails residences are jungle-clad Norwood, built in 1890 and rebuilt in 1940, with its own croquet lawn, open air pool, huge wonderful rooms and beautiful bathrooms, and Castlereagh, a century-old tea planters' residence with extensive grounds and swimming pool. Tientsin, one of the first planter's lodges to be built on the island, stands amidst immaculate English gardens, and sports its own tennis court, as well as a pool - it's not quite as grand as the other two, but makes for a pleasant stay.
Decor within each residence is grand, comfortable and old-English Colonial in style, with authentic period furnishings, roaring fires to warm up any misty evenings, and lots of unique touches that really let you relax and feel at home.
Each lodge is excellently placed for exploring Tea Country, with great cycling, walking trails and tea tours all on hand.
On arrival, you will be serviced high tea by the attentive staff, who make every effort to ensure a comfortable and personal experience. The chef will come and discuss your preferences and requirements before meals, and the staff, while discreet, are always on hand to provide recommendations and any information you'll need when exploring the surrounding countryside.
We SayThe ultimate tea country experience - the afternoon tea is to die for!
Bogawantalawa, Tea Country
- Your Accommodation
- Variety of rooms, suites & cabanas (approx 20)
- Deluxe room amenities
- Butler & staff
- Eating & Drinking
- Dining room
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Swimming pool (not all)
- Mountain biking
- Croquet lawn
- Tennis court (not all)