The spirit of Camellia Hills
Glorious hill country, mesmerising beauty and spectacular vistas, Hatton and its colourful countryside lie to the south of Nuwara Eliya, in Sri Lanka. Its terrain is one of magnificent beauty; rolling hills dotted with verdant tea estates feature picturesque lakes, pine forests, churches, colonial bungalows, and ancient tea factories. The town itself is one of the busiest in Sri Lanka’s hill country as it’s not only the central point for most upcountry tea growing regions, but it also lies close to Adam’s Peak; a conical mountain and focal point for pilgrims.
Camellia Hills is a gorgeous boutique tea planter’s bungalow, nestled on flourishing tea plantation, near Dickoya and Hatton. Offering three Lakeview Bedrooms and two Camellia Bedrooms, all incredibly cosy and inviting, with features such as fans to enjoy during the heat of the day, stunning contemporary décor of walnut wood floors and beautiful teak furniture. This comfortable rural sanctuary features sensational views.
Dine on superb international fusion cuisine on the open-sided terrace, indoors or on your private terrace. Nibble on a variety of delicious snacks that are available all day, with dedicated butlers on hand for whatever you require. Spend relaxing days outside meandering in the colourful garden, fringed by tea bushes, and swimming in the clear blue infinity pool. Enjoy a scenic hike on one of the many trails that wander through the expansive tea fields. Explore the fascinating local tea factory and discover how tea is produced. Unwind on a lake cruise or simply find an Ambalama, a resting place, and sink into serenity enveloped in an enchanting environment. Visit the leopard research station nearby and discover what these elusive cats get up to with camera traps and photographs revealing their movements and activity. If you are feeling active, climb Adam’s Peak, and explore local culture by visiting a local Hindu kovil, a unique temple with Dravidian architecture.
What we love about Camellia Hills
- Stroll through lush tea plantations on gentle picturesque hikes
- Lose yourself in a great book curled in front of a crackling log fire in the evenings
- Splash in the sparkling pool and find your own Ambalama, a Sinhalese word meaning “welcoming resting place for weary travellers”