Luxury hotel holiday Jetwing Warwick Gardens Ambewela

Jetwing Warwick Gardens is perfect for those seeking a taste of English luxury surrounded by stunning Sri Lanka scenery. In the style of a traditional English country estate, the hotel provides spacious luxury and traditional charm. Relax and wander the hotel gardens or perhaps explore the neighbouring tea estates, local villages and extraordinary landscape. A wonderful hotel that is perfect for a relaxing stay exploring tea country, as part of one of our touring itineraries of Sri Lanka.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Transport by private car with driver-guide
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela

Warwick Gardens resembles a luxurious English country home with the added attractions of stunning Sri Lankan mountain scenery, deliciously fragrant curries and friendly service from the Sri Lankan staff.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Luxury Boutique

Location Ambewela

Annual opening All Year

Closest airport Colombo

Distance from airport About 6 hours by car

Hotel facilities and services

Indoor and outdoor dining facilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner, High tea and Camp fire dining available. In 29 acres of grounds, including a tea plantation, organic vegetable and herb gardens, farm animals. Croquet lawn, Room service, Library, Lounge with grand piano, TV snuggery, DVD player and DVD collection, Chess and other board games, Laundry service.

Complimentary

Fresh tea on the lawn or in the lounge.

Out and about nearby

Tea estates and tea factories, Hakgala Botanical Gardens, the Hill town of Nuwara Eliya (Little England), scenic mountain train journeys Trekking, Nature walks, Birdwatching, and Fishing can all be arranged nearby the bungalow. Walking in Horton Plains National Park to World's End (1 hour drive, walking required).

Sports nearby

Golf at Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (45 minutes drive).

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,960

Holiday Code EXH319

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela

Room descriptions

Jetwing Warwick Gardens has 5 bedrooms.

Deluxe Room En suite bathroom with rain shower - 3 of the bedrooms also have a bath tub - Wood-burning fire (in 4 bedrooms)
White Room Larger room with en suite bathroom with rain shower - 3 of the bedrooms also have a bath tub - Wood-burning fire (in 4 bedrooms)
Master bedroom Largest room with views, En suite bathroom with rain shower - 3 of the bedrooms also have a bath tub - Wood-burning fire (in 4 bedrooms)

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,960

Holiday Code EXH319

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Jetwing Warwick Gardens in Sri Lanka, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). This hotel is 5 hours’ drive from Colombo airport. However, it is usually stayed at as part of a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide and you would often approach the hotel from a previous stay in the Cultural Triangle to the north, or from Yala or Galle to the south.

Additional information

Children: No children under 12 years.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,960

Holiday Code EXH319

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela

Highlights of Tea Country

Kandy market; Kandy area – handicrafts villages and workshops – brass, musical instruments, basket weaving, batik, painting; Kandy evening cultural show; Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage; Peradeniya Botanical Gardens; Mahaweli River and Victoria Dam; Tea estates; Drive to Nuwara Eliya and around the tea plantations, visiting a tea factory; Hantana mountain and Hantana tea plantations - walks and museum; Buddhist sites near Kandy – Gadaladeniya, Hindagala Vihara, Embekke Divale, Lankatilake; Mahiyangana – Rajamaha dagoba; Aluvihara Buddhist temple; Aluvihara Heritage Centre (Ena de Silva batik art and workshop and Sri Lankan rice & curry lunch); Knuckles Mountain Range - scenic drives and walking; Rubber plantations; Spice farms; Rail journey to Tea Country; Relaxing in the lush tropical hills; Treat your body, mind and soul to a programme of Ayurvedic massage and herbal treatments; Golf at the Victoria Golf course; Riding at Victoria Saddle Club; Walking and trekking; Cycling; White water rafting at Kitulgala.

Cultural highlights of Tea Country

Places of interest in Kandy include the Temple of the Tooth, the sacred Buddhist site which holds the tooth of Lord Buddha which is said to have been brought from India in the third century. The Temple lies within the Royal Palace complex along with the National Museum, the Audience Hall and a museum dedicated to the famous elephant, Raja. British legacies remain in central Kandy, in the form of grand old buildings and hotels, St Paul’s Church and Royal Palace Park. It is possible to walk most of the way around the lake besides which Kandy is built, where you can see the Royal Bathing Pavilion and the royal summerhouse which is on an island in the centre of the lake.). There is a lively market and a plethora of shops, gem showrooms and arts & crafts workshops. There are also several nightly cultural shows that showcase traditional Kandyan drumming, music and dance and the city boasts a fine international cricket stadium. Other highlights of the region include Pinnawela elephant orphanage where abandoned or injured elephants are cared for; Nuwara Eliya, a hill town with many British influences; the mountainous scenery and tea plantations around Ambewela and Bandarawela; the Highland Railway between Kandy and Badulla; and Tea Experience and Tea museums, an essential part of any visit to this part of Sri Lanka.

Festivals in Tea Country

Kandy - Esala Perahera Festival - July or August (depending on the date of the Esala full moon). This spectacular cultural pageant is held over 10 days with the processions and celebrations getting more elaborate and longer each day. Although in ancient times this was a procession to honour Hindu gods, during the reign of King Rajasinghe it was decreed that the procession should be in honour the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. Each night, dancers, drummers, flute players, whip-crackers and elephants form a procession around the streets and Kandy lake. The ornately decorated elephants increase daily in number to 100 on the last night, the finest of them being the Maligawa Tusker which carries the Sacred Tooth Relic, led by the Chiefs of the Temple in traditional silver and gold ceremonial dress. The Nuwara Eliya season runs from April to June. Horse racing in High Tea Country (trotting) in January, February, April, August and December. Bandarawela Perahera on full moon day in June.

Climate in Tea Country

Climate in Kandy: The daytime temperatures in Kandy and the surrounding hills range from around 22° C to 31° C, with cooler evenings averaging 17° C. It is fairly humid and misty in the evenings with short outbursts of rain. Heavier rainfalls occur during the south-west monsoon from May to August. Climate in the High Tea Country: At an elevation of above 4,000 feet the climate is cooler and less humid with cool mornings, warm days and cool evenings. Daytime temperatures are in the low to mid 20s Celsius and at nights can drop to around 10° C. The driest part of the year is between December and April, and September is normally quite dry. The rainy season is May, June and July, and October and November due to the north-east, south-west and intermediate monsoons, and July is generally the coldest month. February and March are usually dry and around 20° C. Micro-climates exist from valley to valley. The weather at Warwick Gardens, for example, is around 16° C at night and can reach 26° C during the day, whilst the temperature at Bandarawela goes from 12° C to 20° C.

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