Camellia Hills

Hatton, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Having recently opened, Camellia Hills is a luxurious five-bedroom bungalow nestled in Sri Lanka's tea plantations. It has a dining room, two lounge areas, and a swimming pool. The bungalow boasts breathtaking views across the Castlereagh Reservoir.

At a Glance

  • Sister property to the fantastic Wallawwa and Fort Bazaar

  • The bungalow has panoramic views over the famous Castlereagh Reservoir

  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in the bungalow's swimming pool after a day of trekking or cycling in the plantations

  • Just five bedrooms make this an idyllic hillside retreat

  • Some of the best views in this area

Adventure, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Opt for a Lake View room to really make the most of the spectacular views

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Insider's View

Take a swim at sunset and watch the scenery turn beautiful shades of pink

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Insider's View

Venture to the local Leopard Conservation Center to learn about their work

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Insider's View

Take a stroll through the tea plantations surrounding the resort

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Description

Camellia Hills is a sight to behold, with some of the best views in the iconic Hill Country. Travel by train from Kandy to Hatton, a scenic journey like no other. Here in this small town up in the tea plantations, sits this boutique hotel.

With just five bedrooms, Camellia Hills is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The sister hotel of The Wallawwa and The Fort Bazaar, it has been designed in a contemporary but cosy style, in keeping with its peaceful setting. Taking inspiration from the tea planter's bungalows that were built in this area during the colonial period, discover the history of Ceylon and learn about the art of tea making.

Each room has soft muted colors and plenty of space for guests to unwind. Make sure to reserve a room looking out over the lake and that comes with a bathtub. After a day exploring the tea plantations there's nothing better than relaxing in the bath soaking up the views.

This truly is a wonderful place to discover these misty hills. The hotel operates on an all-inclusive basis, including a delicious fresh breakfast, lunch, tasty dinner and of course, afternoon tea.

Accommodation

There are just five bedrooms at Camellia Hills, making it a excellent location for couples wanting to relax. Choose a Lakeview Room for the best views over Castlereagh Reservoir.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Camellia Hills. We recommend the Master Suite as it has two bedrooms, perfect for guests traveling with little ones.

Facilities

Dining at Camellia Hills is on an all-inclusive basis. Enjoy fine dining and afternoon tea. The hotel's chef has crafted a delicious menu, drawing on the success of sister properties The Wallawwa and The Fort Bazaar. Sip Ceylon Tea on the terrace whilst drinking in the views before sitting down to a delectable array of international cuisine.

Activities

Sri Lanka's Hill County is famed for its colonial history and its tea. Discover how tea is picked and processed to make some of the world's best brews. But its not just all tea, for those who wish to keep active, there are plenty of walking trails to keep everyone entertained.

Location & Directions

Hatton, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Camellia Hills is located in the Bogawantalawa Valley, known as the Golden Valley of Tea. The property overlooks the Castlereagh reservoir in the central highlands in Hatton. Hatton can be accessed by road or by train.

When to go

Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.

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