Heritance Tea Factory is a stylish hotel housed, as the name suggests, in a former tea factory situated 2km above sea level in the midst of a mountain range renowned across the globe for the quality of its tea leaves. The building is overlooked by mist-shrouded, densely forested hills and verdant plantations where you can harvest your very own tea to take home as a souvenir; in fact, from the moment you step through the doors and are greeted with a cup of spice tea, the tone is set for a very unique honeymoon in this remarkable heritage hotel.
Converted to its current occupation in 1996, the hotel still retains the original engine tucked away in the basement, as well as the Birmingham-manufactured scales used to weigh the tea. Everywhere you look the factory’s history shines through, offering an intriguing window into the past.
Honeymoon resort information
Executive Floor Deluxe RoomHoneymoon couples are sure to enjoy the luxuries afforded you by the Executive Floor Deluxe room, which offers sweeping views over the surrounding countryside and includes a king-size bed, fully stocked mini-bar and your very own personal butler service. Fresh strawberries and cream, canapés and crushed ice are also provided.
Flowerdew SuiteAlternatively you could opt for the more grandiose Flowerdew Suite, named after the estate’s 19th century founder. Situated at the hotel’s highest point, the views from this suite are unparalleled, as is the room’s aura of colonial elegance. Residents of this suite can benefit from a spacious lounge area, a 48” flat-screen TV and Jacuzzi in the bathroom.
Superior RoomSpend your honeymoon tucked away in your private haven, these well appointed 204 square feet Superior rooms offer a spacious and rustic ambience to enjoy a private and secluded honeymoon experience. Enjoy in-room facilities from a king size bed, fully stocked mini bar, free Wi-Fi, bathtub and shower, 24-hour room service, satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Premium RoomsWake up each morning to the beautiful Sri Lankan views from the wide windows in the luxurious bedroom. Located on the first, second and third floor, the 344 square feet Premium Rooms offer a range of amenities to make your honeymoon in Sri Lanka special and memorable. As well as offering superb views of the tea-covered hills and valleys, enjoy some time out with your newlywed with satellite TV and DVd player as well as bathrobes and slippers for extra comfort. Enjoy in-room facilities such as extra pillow and blankets, laundry service at a charge, tea and coffee making facilities, room heater and free Wi-Fi.
Junior SuiteDark wood detailing and Sri Lankan inspired heritage are splashed throughout the 398 square feet Junior Suite. Spend your honeymoon enjoying elegant interiors with every effort made to make your stay comfortable and inviting. The views from the bedroom and bathroom are simply breath taking, making you want to explore this stunning destination even more.
As well as the spa, the hotel includes among its facilities a gym, putting green and pool tables, not to mention a cosy library tucked away above the Hethersett Bar.
Heritance Tea Factory offers its guests a selection of enjoyable activities, such as the aforementioned tea plucking, tea tasting sessions and nature treks.
For an impressive buffet of Sri Lankan specialties and international favourites head to the Kenmare Restaurant, but for a more novel dining experience enjoy a romantic dinner at TCK 6685; this converted railway car dates back to the 1930’s and the teak and brass furnishings and white-gloved servers will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time more than 80 years.
If you just want to enjoy some light snacks and a selection of international wines, beers and spirits pull up a chair at the Hethersett Bar.
Cosy, tastefully furnished Goatfell Bar is the place to go for traditional high tea – surely a must when staying in a tea factory.