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Reviewed 25 June 2019

We stayed for 2 nights in the Shuttleworth Suite in the Summerville Bungalow. It was beautiful and enormous - our 2 rooms plus bathroom. The butler, Sanath and his team were just terrific. The food was exceptional - some Sri Lankan and some western food. The food was tasty and beautifully presented.

Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank GandTtravel
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Reviewed 24 June 2019

This was a perfect place to spend a couple of romantic nights in Sri Lanka.

THE HOTEL:

The Dunkeld Bungalow is cozy and overlooks the mountains and a lake. The rooms are neatly decorated with very updated bathrooms. We chose the Garden Suite which had a great outdoor private patio and backyard. Each bungalow has a limited amount of rooms, so you never feel that its too crowded at the hotel.

The pool and hot tub is amazing and overlooks the lake and mountains. This was a great place to hang out with a cocktail.

THE LOCATION:

The hotel offered so many great activities including a free tour of a tea factory. We learned so much about tea and had the opportunity to try the teas afterwards. There's also many other activities including cooking classes, kayaking, hiking, etc.

As honeymooners, they offered us a complimentary trip to a Hindu Temple to be blessed. It was quite the experience!

THE SERVICE:

The best part of the hotel is the service. Everything they do is perfect. We had to be careful not to mention something we wanted, because if they overheard it, it was likely they'd get it for us. We once said we wanted to play pool, they then rushed over to the pool table and set up the balls for us.

One night, we asked them to sit us in a private location for dinner so we could enjoy our honeymoon just the two of us. They offered to either serve our dinner on our back patio or serve it on a private balcony overlooking the mountains. It was one of the most romantic dinner's we've ever had. They even lit multiple candles and served us a cake!

FOOD AND DRINK:

The food was amazing. Anything we wanted, the chef would make. He even took into consideration that we liked spicy foods and altered his cooking to ensure we had enough spice.

They also had a fantastic drink menu with many different cocktails and wines to choose from.

BOTTOM LINE:

If you have the time, you must visit this place. I recommend staying here for anywhere between one and three nights.

Room tip: We chose the garden suite at Dunkeld Bungalow
Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Ben A
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Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

We had high expectations of tea trails from the reviews and were certainly not disappointed. Our stay at Dunkeld was truly exceptional. The whole team provided highly professional and friendly service, every request was no trouble and and we were constantly surprised by the their thoughtfulness and anticipation.
The rooms and common areas are of a high standard in a traditional and understated way making it easy to relax and feel at home. Afternoon Tea in the spa overlooking the wet edge pool and the lake below was just the start of our fabulous 3 days.
Our meals were all tailored to our requests and superb local and international food prepared and delivered with skill and pride.

Tea trails was a wonderful start to our Sri Lanka experience made more perfect my great people.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank 911ps
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

We had our own chef, Butler and house assistant who all accommodated our every requirement. From the moment we arrived it was luxury all the way. We stayed at Norwood the main house and we loved having complimentary everything - from having our washing done, to alcohol and wine to brilliant 3 and 4 course meals that were discussed with our chef.
They arranged taking us to another home on the estate for lunch at Summerville which again was outstanding service with a brilliant infinitive pool. Nothing was too much trouble. Best 2 day stay ever.

Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2  Thank Heatherandalliepalli
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

From start to finish we were made to feel extremely welcome. My family and I stayed here for 3 nights, firstly in the Dunkeld Bungalow and then the Owner's bungalow, both were superb.
We were a little apprehensive about this part of our trip as my wife had read that guests had complained in the past about young children staying at the hotel because of noise. This was not an issue at all, probably helped by the fact that there was another lovely family with children staying at the hotel at the same time.

The staff are lovely, the food is superb, the setting and pool is amazing, there isn't anything else to add....you must stay here!

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank robunited26
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