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Heritance Tea Factory is nested in the mountain range that is considered the birthplace of the world’s best tea. The original tea factory was constructed in the days of British Raj.
A cup of hot spice tea greets you upon arrival and let you taste your first sip of a unique unmatchable experience, offered exclusively at our hotel. The atrium is latticed with steel, colour coded green to show the original metalwork and red to show which supports were added during the conversion in 1996. Above your head, two giant brass-capped wooden fans remind you that the bedrooms used to be the withering lofts, where the tea leaves were laid out to let the moisture evaporate.
The original engine in the basement that provided the main source of power is turned on for half an hour in the evenings – it’s fascinating to watch the camel-hair belts turning. Solid scales manufactured by W & T Avert Ltd. of Biriminham, UK that were originally used to weight tea; also can now be viewed in then Goatfell lounge.
The area used to shift and grade tea has been converted into the hotels’ Kenmare Restaurant and the former engine room is now the modern kitchen.
Although it gives you the initial perception of a historical Museum; Heritance Tea Factory is equipped with all modern amenities that ensure a memorable experience without compromising comfort.
The 54 cosy, carpeted bedrooms come with bathtubs showers in heating for when the mists close in. Our main restaurant, we offer the unusual experience of dining in a 1930s narrow-gauge railway carriage. In addition to finding out about the local wildlife and community on our nature treks, you have the chance to pick your own tea and have it processed in our Mini Tea Factory, so you can take a little piece of Sri Lanka home with you.
In recognition for being one of the leading Nuwara Eliya hotels in Sri Lanka, Heritance Tea Factory has won 26 awards for its architecture, heritage and environmental policies. Most recently, in June 2011, we won the Gold Award for Architectural Heritage in the prestigious Green Apple Awards.