Boasting some of the best Nuwara Eliya accommodation, Heritance Tea Factory has 54 comfortable rooms on four floors, converted from the former withering lofts (this is where the freshly plucked leaves were laid out on jute mats for some of the moisture to evaporate).
The full-length windows that once helped to control the temperature for drying the leaves now ensure that the rooms are flooded with natural light, while providing spectacular views of the surrounding tea plantations. Wood is a key element of the rooms, with doors, shelves and cupboards (plenty of them) left in their natural colours.
The free bottles of Hethersett Water come from the hotel's own spring, pure and natural, and of course each room is supplied with our own tea leaves, as well as coffee and a fully stocked minibar. Furnishings are all made locally, from the prints showing local villagers bartering goods to custom-made toiletries.
Located in the cool climes of Nuwara-Eliya surrounded with mountains and estates of Sri Lanka's very own "Tea", Heritance Tea Factory Hotel is one of the most unique hotels in the country. A modernized architectural masterpiece of an old rundown tea factory used under the British rule, this hotel offers guests the ambiance of the Colonial times while providing one of the best services to make your stay worthwhile.
Heritance Tea Factory indeed speaks for its name while offering you the genuine atmosphere of residing in an original tea factory 6300 feet above sea level in a 25 acre tea estate in the cool climes of Nuwara Eliya. Located a short drive away from the town centre of Nuwara Eliya, the hotel is approximately 163km from Colombo. Transport options to the town are widely available while the latest addition being the sea plane which has a landing dock on Gregory's Lake.
Offering guests the ambience of a bygone colonial era, Heritance Tea Factory consists of Superior, Premium, Semi Suite, Flower Dew Suite and Executive Floor Deluxe guestrooms. The hotel altogether consists of 57 lavish colonial style rooms with the addition of beautiful views of the surroundings. All guestrooms include rain showers and bathtubs with hot water. Basic room amenities include heating facilities, television with satellite and local channels, a minibar, coffee and tea making facilities and a gift basket with fruits, biscuits, chocolates etc. All rooms are wheel chair accessible.
The main restaurant of Heritance Tea Factorywhich is the Kenmare Restaurant can seat 120 people at one time and offers fine views of the surroundings. A comprehensive buffet of western and eastern cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A unique experience at the hotel is the Railway Carriage Restaurant where you can discuss your personal culinary preferences with the chef with a range of possibilities. Dinner time is always a fascination when dining in TCK 6685. Drinks are served at the Hethersett Main Bar while room service is available round the clock.
Hotel facilities include safety deposit box, tour desk, spa facilities, Wi-Fi, concierge services, foreign currency exchange, library, drivers quarters, doctor on call, 24hour room service, laundry facilities, porter services, high chairs for kids, children's menus and wheel chair accessibility. Activities that will keep you entertained at the Heritance Tea factory include mini putting green area, jungle trekking, bird watching, live entertainment, indoor games (carom, chess, bingo, and pool), various sightseeing tours, a gymnasium, nature trails and a children's play area.
While at the Heritance Tea Factory you can pluck your own tea from the Hethersett Estate and process it in the hotel's miniature tea factory. Other local attractions closer to the hotel include the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, the Horton Plains National Park, the Nuwara Eliya golf course, the Randenigala Dam, the Victoria Park and also enjoy long walks through tea estates. Tourists can also enjoy horseback rides and boat rides along Gregory's Lake.