Warwick Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Situated in acres of tea and jungle, and approached via a very narrow and rough tea estate road, Warwick Gardens is a sympathetically and tastefully converted planter's home originally built in the 1880's. Its situation is isolated, yet well located for trips to Nuwara Eliya and Horton Plains. Equally, it is an ideal spot to laze on the veranda, enjoy a delicious meal made with fresh vegetables from the garden, explore the local area on foot, or take a trip to one of the local villages to experience Tamil life. The small but elegant sitting room boasts a baby grand piano and a sparkling chandelier lights the communal table in the dining room. Your dining preferences can be discussed with the house manager and the set meals are simple but freshly prepared.
The five rooms are all tastefully decorated and finished to a high standard, retain many original features and fittings including working fireplaces, and are furnished with period pieces. The en-suites have rain showers and those attached to the suites also have a free-standing roll-top bath.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Horton Plains was declared a National Park in 1988 and covers 3160 hectares of grasslands interspersed with forest and forms an undulating plateau more than 2000m high.
Driving through the twisting roads of the tea estate, you see the colourful women, mainly of Tamil origin, at work in the plantations.