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Camellia Hills
Kandy & Hill Country

Camellia Hills is a luxurious five-bedroom boutique hotel nestled in Sri Lanka's hill country near Dickoya. Here you can experience the life of a modern-day tea planter with spectacular panoramas of verdant valleys, shimmering Castlereagh Reservoir and rolling tea-wrapped hills. The five timber-floored bedrooms are all designed distinctly keeping comfort and luxury in mind. You will find butlers to take care of all your needs in the atmospheric dining room that opens to a calm lake-facing terrace. The crisp mountain air makes the outside experiences included in your stay even more charming.

At Camellia Hills, there are five timber-floored bedrooms, each with its individual character and picture windows with idyllic views of the lush surrounding hills. The two Lakeview Suites are cosy while the Lakeview Bedroom offer impressive views of the entire Castlereagh Valley from private furnished garden terraces. Bedrooms can be booked individually but the whole boutique bungalow is also exclusively available for groups and families. The views from the dining room at Camellia Hills are just as stunning as from the accommodations. You will be offered an all-inclusive dining experience with delicious contemporary dishes from a curated Sri Lankan and international menu, complimentary drinks and tea or coffee throughout the day.

With the bungalow’s location amidst acres of emerland tea bushes, there are a number of outdoor experiences like birdwatching, picnics, wilderness walks or a canoe ride on the Castlereagh Reservoir are available. A drive to a colonial-era tea factory where you can observe the age-old art of tea production is also included in your stay.

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