Teardrop Hotels, Sri Lanka

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Description & Location

Teardrop Hotels offer a superb selection of small, stylish, service driven boutique hotels that champion the islands rich diversity of cultures and influences. Luxurious contemporary comfort, but with a design style that captures the elegance of a bygone era.

Many of the hotels are former colonial residences lovingly restored, with a true sense of authenticity. Each Teardrop Hotel offers fabulous Sri Lankan and Asian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients from their own organic gardens. And of course, included as a feature is traditional high tea.

Currently, there are six hotels in the collection, dotted around some of the most attractive locations Sri Lanka has to offer. A seventh hotel, Pekoe House in Kandy, will open late 2019.  Each of the hotels is eclectic in design, almost deliberately, yet there is a real consistency of style, comfort and service.  They will appeal essentially to affluent couples and adult travellers looking to explore the real Sri Lanka. All have swimming pool except Fort Bazaar (planned opening in 2019 –ask us for update).

Well behaved children are accepted but there are no specific facilities other than what nature has provided.



Accommodation

Wallawwa – Teardrop Hotels

Negombo area. 17 rooms. Just 15 minutes drive from Colombo airport, and 30 minutes drive to the city. The hotel makes a good introduction to the island or can be a relaxing 2/3 days after a tour of the island. The hotel Wallawwaalso has a super spa. Just the place to relax after a long flight or following a long drive from the hill country.  See detailed feature.

Fort Bazaar – Teardrop Hotels

Galle Fort. 18 rooms. Located in the heart of this bustling UNESCO historic port city. A great base for exploring the area. You are literally surrounded by the exotic sounds of Sri Lanka. The building started life as a 17th-century merchant house and has now been lovingly restored into a boutique hotel of real elegance.

Nine Skies – Teardrop Hotels

Ella area. 5 rooms. Opened in late 2018. Located on the Demondara area. Again, a region of outstanding natural beauty with low clouds usually adding a feeling of mystery to the landscape. One of the most atmospheric hotels within the collection. The area is enhanced by waterfalls and lush forests, as well as landscaped tea plantations. Arrangements include all meals.

Kuma Beach – Teardrop Hotels

Balapitiya, Benota area west coast beach – 10 rooms. Located on a fine stretch of boulder scattered beach. Contemporary design. This is a welcome upscale retreat within one of the most developed areas in Sri Lanka. As with all beaches in this area, you need to swim with caution as strong currents exist. A perfect place to spend a few days relaxation after a tour of the interior. This area is known for its turtle hatching and visits to the nearby Madu Ganga River.

Goat Fell – Teardrop Hotels

Nuwaya Eliya. 4 rooms. Located within the vast Concordia Estate, high on a hill with incredible views. It used to the  Estate Manager house.  You can see why the British were so reluctant to leave. It epitomises style and up country charm. Arrangements include all meals.

Camellia Hills – Teardrop Hotels

Dickoya area. 5 rooms. Perched on the side of the Castlereagh Valley & reservoir. It has some of the very best panoramic views you are likely to find on the island. A perfect base for exploring the tea factories and plantations. Arrangements include all meals.

CHIC CHECK

We can easily combine two or three of these outstanding Teardrop Hotels. Marie-Helene from Chic has travelled extensively around the island and would be delighted to craft something totally unique and personalised for you.

We would suggest a combination of Wallawwa with the opportunity to visit Colombo. One or maybe two of the Hill country options, as they offer contrasting scenery and attractions. Then end at Kumu Beach.

Nine Skies, Camellia Hills and Goat Hills are all located with the Tea and Hill country, an area defined by tea plantations. For something very different we suggest arriving into this area by scenic mountain train, usually from Kandy.

As you might surmise, the hill country resorts can be noticeably cooler than the coastal areas, so a warm jumper and maybe a light raincoat would be suggested. Particularly for the early mornings and evenings. Comfortable walking shoes also suggested as part of the appeal will be enjoying gentle treks (more strenuous and adventurous options also available).

In addition to these superb hotels, Teardrop Hotels also own the Monsoon restaurant in Colombo. This award-winning dining option is one of the most acclaimed in the entire region. The cuisine is South East Asia street food styled, but with the highest hygienic standards.  Even if are not staying in a Teardrop hotel, certainly worth checking out if you are in Colombo.

 

Teardrop Hotels, Sri Lanka

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All price guides are Per Person Sharing Double Room (Entry level), based on travel between May and/or June when prices are generally at their lowest and include promotional offers.
Supplements will probably apply at other times, particularly mid-summer in the Med, and for rooms and/or transfers arranged for single travellers.

For example, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean prices for winter can be approximately double the May – June level and about 50% more in Asia.

For the Mediterranean & Canary IslandsCaribbeanArabia and the Indian Ocean (except Sri Lanka) price guides generally include airfare and transfers.

*For Sri Lanka and Far East we show a per person per night hotel guide, excluding airfare, as arrangements tend to be individually tailored multi-centre itineraries.

Please refer to Travel Advice on our home page or look at www.fco.gov.uk as the Foreign Office may have issued specific destination information on safety and terrorism.

 

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, some hotels may have changed their facilities. Standard descriptions like distance from airport or town remain consistent as does the overall resort style. However, the number of restaurants, swimming pools, if more than one, are by example flexible and can change depending on occupancy and circumstances. Spa facilities, in particular, may be changed depending on local and international suggestions.

 

If your holiday decision is based on any specific facility please let us know at the time of booking so we can ascertain availability from the hotel. Please note, such information may be accurate at the time given but could be subject to change. In these times it would be prudent to be open-minded and flexible on such matters.

 

The situation on destination entry seems to vary month to month, or in some cases week to week or even day-to-day. For updated information please refer to the UK Government travel advice https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. This will provide you with information on entry requirements including COVID-19 testing and any quarantine stipulations,  especially on return to the UK. As you will know this information is constantly changing, frequently at short notice as evidenced by our own Government actions.

 

 

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