The spirit of Heritance Tea Factory
Known as ‘Little England’, this refined highland community has a spot of a vaguely British-country-village feel to it. Complete with colonial-era bungalows, Tudor-style hotels, well-tended hedgerows and colourful picturesque gardens. Once the place for the hard-working and hard-drinking English and Scottish pioneers of Sri Lanka’s tea industry today is a gorgeous area to rest and relax. Exquisite vast lush countryside blanketed with tea plantations, and bright fresh vegetable plots are a beautiful sight. Craggy hills stand like ancient fortresses and make for a lovely sight. Treat yourself to a night in one of Nuwara Eliya’s colonial hotels, play a round of golf or a few frames of billiards, and soak up the town’s unique bygone heritage.
Offering exclusive luxury at one of the loveliest hotels Sri Lanka has to offer, Nuwara Eliya is called little England with good reason. The refined, beautiful accommodation at the Heritance Tea Factory reflects that era to perfection, with old world décor, dark wood and deep carpets. Your colonial style stay is enhanced by serene vistas of tea covered mountains and expansive tea plantations. Cosy guestrooms come with a minibar, cable TV and free organic tea leaves. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and a rain shower.
For delicious cuisine, there are myriad dining options. Once the sifting room of the old tea factory, the Kenmare Restaurant lays out lavish spreads of local and international cuisine. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at leisure, or let the extensive a la carte menu tempt you. While the views are exceptional, the ambience itself may captivate you. Warm and welcoming, the best of spirits always await you at the Hethersett Bar. Retaining its charm as the former packing room of the old tea factory, it now sorts quality delights of the liquid kind from around the world. When you must indulge your passion for tea in every way possible, the Goatfell Bar is the place to head for. A one of a kind tea bar, here you can enjoy the leaf in every form – the range of choices being so vast that you could, in fact, try a different tea every day for three weeks and still have more to savour. From picnic breakfasts in the forest to Indian vegan feasts in a maze and traditional high tea, Sri Lanka style – we have a rather special array of signature dining choices for you. Start your day by actively working out in the fitness room or going for a leisurely tea plantation nature walk. Indulge in a relaxing massage at the Misty Mountain Spa. Billiards and mini golf facilities are also available.
What we love about Heritance Tea Company
- Explore a delicious tea tasting experience
- Get swept up in the history of the Heritance Tea Factory which is part hotel, part museum
- Enjoying a fine dining experience in a restored train carriage