We loved everything about our stay at the Tientsin bungalow, it deserves its reputation and accolades. You feel the bungalow's pride in its colonial history and all the staff reflect the pride. It is a lovely building, tastefully furnished in the period. We would love to have had a dinner around the big dining table in the dining room, with its period atmosphere.
The gardens are beautiful and we especially enjoyed the head gardener's tour and felt his passion as he pointed out the various plants by name. It was magic to have breakfast on the terrace in the early morning and watch so many birds come in to feed. High Tea was just as it should be, indulgent! There for Earth Day we loved the candle lit dinner and sighed when the lights came back on.
The food is top class, lovingly and highly professionally served and the chef met us on arrival to give us a feel for his creations and check our likes and dislikes.
The drive there up the winding roads through the tea plantations is interesting with great views. The tour of the tea factory arranged by the bungalow was even more demanding on the minibus driver on a very narrow, steep rough road, and well worth it. The factory tour guide had a great sense of humour and we learnt a lot.
The bungalow provides notes for two walking trails.More