Goatfell, Nuwara Eliya
Situated high up in the hills overlooking Nuwara Eliya, Goatfell is a luxurious 4-bedroom bungalow retreat. The former home of the tea estate manager, the hotel still holds all the charm and warmth of a colonial bungalow. Guests can expect gourmet cuisine and butler service while sipping cocktails on the veranda, or enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding hills from the infinity pool. The cool mountain climate makes this a great place for outdoor exploration year round. Take a stroll along the winding estate roads, flanked by tall tea bushes, either on your own or with a guide from the hotel. The nearby Finlay Tea Factory provides guests the opportunity to watch and learn how Ceylon’s finest tea is produced. For off-estate experiences, head over to Nuwara Eliya, a colourful hill station where you can feast on fresh strawberries and cream, or take a pony ride around Lake Gregory. Other highlights include visiting the botanical gardens, picnic lunches and swimming under waterfalls.