Heritance Tea Factory
The Heritance Tea Factory Hotel is possibly the world’s only luxury hotel housed in an old Tea Factory. The tea factory concept is very much alive throughout the hotel and much of the old factory equipment has been preserved and is on display throughout the property, including the old generator on the basement floor, which is in perfect working order and is turned on briefly every evening for guests to watch. There is also a small working tea factory in a building outside the hotel where you can learn about how tea is produced. A small amount of tea is still made here using leaves picked on the property's Hethersett tea plantation. The Tea Factory is located in the hills about 30 minutes' drive outside Nuwara Eliya and being almost 2km above sea level enjoys some exquisite views of the local tea plantations and vegetable farms. Each of the 54 rooms offers comfortable en-suite accommodation. The main restaurant serves a good selection of local and international favourites and there is a second small fine-dining restaurant inside an old railway carriage, a fun experience, but with limited tables, it is best to enquire about reservations for dinner when checking in. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and the staff will be able to give you directions for a number of local walking tracks of differing lengths. After a walk you may like to indulge in a massage treatment in the spa which is located in a new part of the building on the basement floor.
- Style: Character Property
- Location: Nuwara Eliya
- No. of Rooms: 54
- Key Features: Kenmare Restaurant, Heritance Cuisine, Railways Carriage Restaurant, Hethersett Bar, Goatfell Bar, Misty Morning Spa, Gym, Library, Pool tables, Board games, Playground, Babysitting, Internet corner
You are very unlikely to stay anywhere like this again. A unique experience!