Heritage Tea Factory

AREA Hill Country
LOCATION Nuwara Eliya
FROM COLOMBO 180 km - 5 hours 30 minutes


Ensconced in the tumbling greenery that only row upon row tea plantations can create, the Tea Factory is heralded by some as the finest hotel in the mountainous region of upcountry Sri Lanka. As the name suggests, the Tea Factory was born out of a tea factory built in the 1930s by British Planters and thus is the only hotel in the country that can offer the experience it does. It is located in Kandpola toward the east of Nuwara Eliya, The journey from Kandy will take approximately three hours.


The immaculate conversion of an industrial factory into the sublime was one that left many remnant of an old trait. The reception is now in what was the drier room and the areas designated for sifting and packaging are now the hotel’s imposing restaurant and bar. In a true attempt to familiarize any visitor with the arduous process of tea making, a guest can actually pluck their own tea and witness it being processed. The ambience will leave you lusting after a peace of an era you have never known and the gentle mist will wrap itself around your senses as well as your heart, leaving you with the stillness that only ultimate relaxation can provide.


The 57 well appointed deluxe and standard rooms come with standard amenities such as attached bathrooms with hot water, wall to wall carpeting, TV with satellite channels, heating and an in room menu, consisting of the finest teas. All rooms command views of the rolling highlands.


The restaurant is housed in an old railway carriage and is reminiscent of the old steam trains that used to wind their way around the mountainside. The cuisine is varied between local and international and is prepared by an award winning chef. There are also two bars, a sauna, gym, golf course, library and small shopping arcade. Coco Spa offers a range of restorative therapies using nature’s bounty of healing herbs and oils.


A guided tour of tea plucking and tea making comes highly recommended. The hill country of Sri Lanka is rife with bird life and a bird watching trek can be exciting. Hiking tours can also be arranged. For a full list of activities, visit our Hill Country Destination profile.

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