The Sri Lanka Collection announced yesterday that Camellia Hills near Dickoya, a newly-built five-bedroom boutique hotel in Sri Lanka’s emerald tea country will be a part of it. This high-end boutique hotel in Sri Lanka is managed by Teardrop Hotels and is a sister property to award-winning hotels The Wallawwa and Fort Bazaar and recently launched Kumu Beach.

Camellia Hills is located near Dickoya and Hatton in the south western hill country, high up on the side of a verdant valley overlooking Castlereagh Reservoir and surrounded by emerald green tea estates, the hotel’s ample gardens, living and dining areas and five individually designed guest rooms all offering stunning panoramas. This is a contemporary interpretation of a tea bungalow-style hotel, offering a high-end personalised butler service, exceptional food and all-inclusive rates (includes three meals, snacks, high tea and drinks).

“We are delighted that Teardrop’s new tea country hotel Camellia Hills is joining The Sri Lanka Collection and we very much look forward to introducing our tour operator partners to this outstanding new boutique property over the coming months,” commented The Sri Lanka Collection Director Eleanor Milner.

Guests can take their pick from a number of experiences at the hotel including picturesque guided tea estate walks, village and tea factory visits and nature trails. Leopards live in the surroundings and guests can visit a leopard research station to learn more about these elusive cats and see the photographs generated by their camera traps.Camellia Hills is located 10 km from Hatton, above the picturesque Castlereagh Reservoir in the south western hills. Air Taxis land on the reservoir. Colombo is a 4.5-hour (131 km) drive away and the Bandaranaike International Airport is 121-kilometres away. Nuwara Eliya is a two-hour drive away and it is possible to visit it on a day trip while Adam’s Peak, the island’s most sacred mountain and pilgrimage spot, is an hour’s drive away (and easy to visit from the hotel).

This article originally appears on DailyFT.


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