Article by HolidayHorizon.net
Featured in world’s most differentiated theme hotels, Heritance Tea Factory is certainly a unique offer from Sri Lanka to the world of tourism. The hotel is located within what used to be a real tea factory, nestled in the misty hills carpeted by famous Ceylon tea. Starting with the breathtaking mountain scenery to the unique theme experience of the hotel, Heritance Tea Factory will sweep you off to a place where time stands still in an era bygone when the colonial settlers owned and managed the tea plantations.
Tea Factory and Its Unique Setting
The hotel is set within a real tea factory and the facade and the building structure is retained, along with some of the tea manufacturing machinery and equipment within the factory premises. While the hotel offers all star class amenities, the ambiance is deliberately maintained to reflect the theme of tea factory, aptly living up to its name. Visitors are able to see the entire process involved in the making of tea, from the time you pluck it from the tea bushes to the final stage of packaging. The quaint ambiance in the hotel is enhancing by a train engine serving the tracks around the estate and the various artifacts of the actual tea factory which operated in this location.
Not to Worry! Its Star Class Accommodation
Some of you may be a bit hesitant at the idea of a hotel in a tea factory, and wonder whether you may need to “rough it out” to get this unique experience. Lay your doubts to rest; because Heritance Tea Factory offers luxury in disguise. With 57 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, this is a place where colonial charm is show cased to its epitome. All these rooms are fully equipped with all amenities of a world class hotel. From the premier rooms to superior rooms and the Flower Dew suit to Semi suit, the charm of the accommodation is augmented by the amazing panoramic views from these high elevation lodges.
Things to Do When you are At Tea Factory
The Tea Factory stay will be indelible in any visitors mind for a life time as it is indeed a unique experience. You can even opt to pluck and blend your own tea, from the plantation bushes, right up to your tea cup! Nuwara Eliya is a quaint little town in the middle of the hill tops with a cool climes and breathtaking scenery. With misty mountains to waterfalls and tea estates to botanical gardens where you can see all types of flora, your schedule can be full up to the brim. A tour to the Adam’s Peak also called “Sri Pada” by locals is where Load Buddha is said to have left his foot print on a stone atop the mountain peak, making it a sacred religious destination of many Buddhists. There are plenty of other excisions to interesting locations as World’ End which is a precipice which is covered in mist that the bottom is unseen or countless interesting water fall sites. Apart from all these exciting excursions, horse riding, bird watching, trekking and golf are among the most enjoyed leisure activities at Tea Factory. But, if you are simply looking for relaxation, Coco Spa is where you should be heading to get yourself pampered and rejuvenated.
Food at Heritance Tea Factory
Heritance hotels are well known for their food prowess and the food at Tea Factory is no exception. Visitors can expect a scrumptious buffet with fusion foods and Sri Lankan cuisine that use freshest of the vegetable, dairy and fruit produce from mountain regions. When you sit for the Tea Factory buffets, you will be served with food fit for royalty, created and crafted meticulously by internationally acclaimed chefs whose sole mission is to make the food experience at the Tea Factory to be second to none.
If you are looking for adventure, difference and a unique flavor in your holiday, come stay at the Tea Factory. It is a place where you will be transported back in time to the colonial era of British plantation lifestyle. Mix it with Sri Lankan hospitality and the picturesque vicinity of this paradise isle, and you have found a truly unique destination for your holiday.