Three former tea planters’ houses from Teardrop Hotels are opening in 2018.
Following the launch of Camellia Hills in July 2017, the portfolio expands with Goatfell, Nine Skies and Pekoe House, all fully-renovated vintage managers’ bungalows along the tea country route.
The opening of these bungalows will see Teardrop Hotels transform the hill country’s boutique hotel scene, bringing a modern vibe to traditional tea plantations and offering contemporary aesthetics and modern Asian-British dining.
Opening in April 2018, Goatfell is a former superintendent’s residence located on a working tea estate and at one of the highest elevation points above Nuwara Eliya. Goatfell consists of four ensuite bedrooms in the main house and two standalone chalets, with living and dining rooms and a swimming pool.
Meanwhile, Nine Skies is also set to launch in April 2018 and will be located near Ella. It is built on a grander scale as befits a director’s bungalow. The six-bedroom luxury hotel is set within several acres of private gardens, with a croquet lawn, swimming pool and sun deck, and panoramic views across the valley to the working tea factory and famous Demodera loop.
The final tea estate, due to open late 2018, is Pekoe House, located in the Kandy area. Within reach (and view) of the Knuckles Mountain Range, Pekoe House will have six double bedrooms, a swimming pool, croquet lawn, and living/dining space, as well as excellent food. Activities will include tea factory tours and treks up Hunas mountain.
Rates start from US$495 per room per night based on double occupancy and on an all-inclusive basis.