Warwick Gardens

Ambewela, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Just 5 rooms make up this charming hotel

  • Warwick Gardens sits just 45-minutes from Nuwara Eliya

  • Set on a 30-acre tea estate, once home of a Scottish tea planter

  • A romantic hideaway perfect for couples

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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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Insider's View

Ask is the chef for a cooking demonstration, he'll take you down to the vast vegetable garden where you'll pick your ingredients fresh and cook up a storm!

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Warwick Gardens or take a look at our itineraries to Sri Lanka


Warwick Gardens is a restored colonial tea planter's mansion, set in the hill country and surrounded by beautiful terraced farm land. It is the perfect base from which to explore nearby Nuwara Eliya, tea country and trekking in Horton Plains.

Warwick Gardens is hidden away in the breathtaking landscape of the traditional old hill country of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. Take in the views, explore the emerald green hills and relax and unwind at this charming hillside hotel.

Warwick Gardens retains the charm of its colonial past and the elegant bedrooms also reflect this. Each one of the five bedrooms are ornate and furnished in a lavish, luxurious manner. Each bedroom has their own private bathroom with bath tub and separate rain shower.

Relax in the cosy living room, complete with a fireplace for colder evenings in the hills. There is also a grand piano and a terrace for al fresco dining. The cuisine is a mixture of Sri Lankan, Indian and western.

Head into Nuwara Eliya to discover this sleepy colonial town, just 45-minutes away. Alternatively, you can explore Horton Plains. There are plenty of walking trails which we can arrange for you.


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There are just five rooms at Warwick Gardens, allowing for an intimate stay with personalised service. Each room is spacious and homely.


Children are welcome at Warwick Gardens, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.


When staying at Warwick Gardens you can indulge in a host of dining experiences from your own breakfast in bed to laid back alfresco lunches, enjoying the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.


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.


  • Ella City Tour

    Explore Ella with your chauffeur guide. Ella is blessed with some of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular views. On this tour you will visit Ella Gap, Ravana Ella Falls, Little Adam’s Peak, Ravana Cave and Bambaragala Park.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.

  • Explore the Tea Plantations

    During your stay in the Hill Country, explore the tea plantations where you can see the tea pluckers at work, visit a tea factory, or go for a walk through the rolling green hills.

  • Jeep Safari at Yala National Park

    Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.

  • Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens

    The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Kandy, is renowned for its wide variety of plant species

    and beautiful flowers. Of particular note is the collection of a variety of orchids.

  • Kandy Temple Trail

    Head a little more off the beaten track to explore some of Sri Lanka's more historically and architecturally interesting temples. Gadaladeniya, Embekke and Lankathilaka are set away from the main tourist trail but are still easily accessible from Kandy.

  • Kandy Walking Tour

    Go on a walking tour of Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Meet Rahju the Artist

    Rahju, one of Sri Lanka's famous artists, opens his studio to offer visitors an intimate view of what shapes his art pieces.

  • Royal Botanical Garden Educational Walk

    Learn more about the unique flora of Sri Lanka in the educational walk through Royal Botanical Garden

  • Train from Kandy to Hatton

    The 2 hour train journey to Hatton is a glorious way to see the rolling countryside from your observation car, as you climb into the hills and tea plantations.

  • Trekking in the Knuckles Range

    This is a must for trekking enthusiasts, who will love the striking landscapes and ever-changing fauna on this 4-5 hour trek from Illukkumbura to Riverston. Expect sweeping panoramas and waterfalls in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Visit Tea Factory and Plantation

    Visit a working tea factory and plantation and witness how tea is grown and processed.

Location & directions

Ambewela, Hill Country, Sri Lanka

Warwick Gardens is located in Ambewela, just 45-minutes from Nuwara Eliya.

How to get there

Fly into Colombo's Baranadaike Airport. From there, the hotel is around 6-hours, but we recommend incorporating this as part of a wider itinerary through Sri Lanka. Often many guests like to catch the scenic train from Kandy up to the Hill Country, its an experience in itself.

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