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Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux

Dunkeld Estate, Hatton 22000 Sri Lanka
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 12 hotels in Hatton
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Tea Trails is part of the Resplendent Ceylon “best of Sri Lanka” circuit, created by the family-owned​ Dilmah Tea Company. Three Relais & Chateaux resorts; Tea Trails, Cape Weligama & Wild Coast Tented Lodge, form an enchanting "Route de Bonheur (Happiness)" from tea fields to clifftop beach & safari lodge. Ceylon Tea Trails is a collection of five colonial era tea planters' bungalows restored to impeccable style, offering a taste of gracious living in 27 suites and rooms, with butler service and original furnishings, accompanied by gourmet meals. Walking trails connect the bungalows which are from 2km to 15km apart. Follow the Tea Trail from one unique bungalow to the next, staying a night or two at each or just laze in one. Rates are fully inclusive of gourmet meals and drinks, including spirits and wines. Even service charges, taxes and laundry are included. We won't bother you with bills.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Airport transportation
Couples massage
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Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Head massage
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Wizman007 wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka259 contributions109 helpful votes
Magical getaway, exceeding all expectations, the bungalow has 6BR and is very charming, the service is simply phenomenal, headed by Sanath who will look after your every need , he was able to cater to all the different requests from our party of 11, head Chef Ranil and his team did an outstanding job, the pastry chef does some of the best croissants in Sri Lanka and Chef Ranils, 3 course set menus are outstanding, Chef Ranil also shared his recipes with me and showed me how to make them, thank you, wow! the staff makes the place even better than what it is as they are attentive, ever helpful and want to please you. It’s a wonderful place for a holiday.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Malik Fernando, Owner at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux
Responded 25 Apr 2021
Dear Mr Bond, thank you for this wonderful review of your stay at Tea Trails. Clearly you are a gourmet; Chef Ranil delighted in collaborating with you to turn out some extra special dishes for your party! Until the next time, warm wishes, Malik
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subhanid08 wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka29 contributions
We stayed at Norwood bungalow for three nights during Avurudu holidays and had experienced the perfect relaxation enjoying the vast immaculate gardens and gorgeous mountain views and the best hospitality any Sri Lankan hotel has to offer. This was our second visit to Ceylon Tea Trails within four months. Our first visit to Castlereah bungalow was so splendid that we couldn’t wait to return. The very first holiday we had this year all three of us wanted to visit Norwood as we expected that we wouldn’t be disappointed. Everything about our stay at Norwood bungalow exceeded our expectations from the warm welcome when we arrived to the close attention to detail concerning every aspect of our stay - meals, hikes laundry to housekeeping- we couldn’t have asked for more. Norwood bungalow has amazing mountain views with expansive gardens. The room we stayed, Hazel master suite was cozy spacious and really comfortable with a large bathroom. You can experience the best morning view from the private garden at sunrise. The meals served anytime of the day were exceptionally tasty. As the chef meet us and discusses the meal options we always had the meal according to our preferences. It was wonderful to see the new year table with Sri Lankan spread although we were the only Sri Lankan guests at the time. During our stay we enjoyed a mountain hike and visits to Tientsin bungalow and Dunkeld bungalow. We got to experience the wonderful hospitality of Sanjaya and his staff at Dunkeld when we had our afternoon tea there. Every single aspect of our holiday at Norwood bungalow was amazing but what stood out most was the the extraordinary service and hospitality from the staff. Nilantha and the team are so genuine and caring and made us feel really special by attending to all our needs including my request for tea at early hours. They are warm and friendly and willing to go an extra mile to make your stay comfortable and homely. My thanks to Nilantha , Nesa , Ajith and Weerasooriya for making our stay perfect with the best hospitality.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Malik Fernando, Owner at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Thank you Subhani. So happy that your second visit to Tea Trails was so enjoyable. Nilantha and his passionate team delight in pampering guests and because each bungalow has only a few rooms, service is very personalised. How lovely that you hiked to two of the other bungalows Dunkeld and Tientsin, you only missed Summerville. Perhaps you might stay at one of them on your next visit?! Warm wishes Malik
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Naveed_Kayaam wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
Quarantined for a week after a year in lockdown in the UK. Was heavenly with amazing service by Janaka at Castlereigh bungalow. Our body clocks were on UK time but he still made sure they were accompanying. Only complain is we probably gained a few kilos on the trip. Loved the experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thushantha wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions
Entire stay was fabulous and relaxing. Staff was excellent. Felt very warm and comfortable. Very helpful and courteous team. Infinity pool with an awesome view what a breathtaking surrounding. All in all a wonderful experience and cherished every minute. Big Thank you to Dilshan, Sachin and Chaminda who coordinated and Sanjaya who looked after us so well. From food to everything else no complaints or regrets. Simply awesome and most of my friends from many parts of the world await until the borders get opened up and Resplendent properties already in their bucket list after seeing most of the pictures.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: All the rooms are fabulous and spacious. Opt for the pool side and garden
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Sarath J wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and the experience was made even more memorable by the wonderful staff particularly Mr. Nilantha, Mr. Chandrasooriya and Mr. Nesa. We were surrounded by a breathtaking view and will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$625 - US$1,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux
Which popular attractions are close to Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Nearby attractions include Christ Church Warleigh (2.5 km) and Mohini falls (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Golden Spoon Restaurant and Cafe, Tea Hills Restaurant, and Railway Lodge Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ceylon Tea Trails - Relais & Chateaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.