Taylor's Hill, Kandy
Le Cocq Room
About Taylor's Hill Boutique Hotel, Kandy
Taylor's Hill is where stylish and modernised comfort blend effortlessly with the senses of important history and the legacy of tea in Ceylon. It attrbutes its name to James Taylor who introduced commercial tea production into Ceylon, operating at neighbouring Loolecondera estate. The house, built by a British planter over 100 years ago is distinctive amongst luxury hotels in Kandy,its decor is sumptuous and stylish, combining comfort and originality with up-country cosiness.
For hotels in Kandy Sri Lanka, Taylors Hill provides an ideal base to explore the sites in and around Kandy, including The Temple of the Tooth and Botanical Peredeniya Gardens, as well as the country's primary Ceylon Tea Museum. You are as close as you can be to the beating heart and history of tea in Sri Lanka, closer than any other hotels in Kandy, to visit Loolecondera to see where James Taylor lived, Field No. 7 where tea was first cultivated on the estate, even the original tea bush still a productive plant today. All in the setting of an active and picturesque estate, serviced by the country's first and longest tea factory Sri Lanka.
Downstairs rooms are light and spacious, with two Sitting Rooms, a Dining-room, a TV room, a dedicated Snooker Room and not least a Play Room for kids. There are 5 bedrooms, each with an individual design and colourful style, and all with en-suite bathrooms.
The property sits in several acres of pretty lawns and gardens, with views towards the hills surrounding Nuwara Eliya. Outside there's enough to keep all the family occupied with an infinity pool, tennis court, badminton, croquet as well as walking trails. At a reasonable distance to Kandy and its heritage sites, and being amongst up-country tea plantations and unspoiled countryside, guests can remain at one location to enjoy both of these, as well as take time to relax and enjoy.
Location of Taylor's Hill Boutique Hotel, Kandy
Built over a century ago, yet spelling out elegance and style, Taylors Hill is located in the Pattiyagama Estate - Kandy District and is the ideal base to explore the regal capital and its surroundings. The property is ideally based among beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens within the estate with magnificent views of the central highlands. An hours' drive or less will being you to the city centre of Kandy which is bustling with people at any given time.
Accommodation at Taylor's Hill Boutique Hotel, Kandy
Some of the most stylish and elegant guestrooms in the tea country awaits you at the Taylors Hill in Kandy. You can choose between five distinctive guestrooms "Pattiyagama", "Loolecondera", "Taylor", "Le Cocq" and "Lipton". Room categories include two double rooms, a twin room and two standard rooms while all accommodation units feature their own private bathroom and WC, individual luxurious furnishings and a comfortable seating space. Daily housekeeping services are offered to clean the rooms and re-arrange your bedding.
Facilities at Taylor's Hill Boutique Hotel, Kandy
Taylors Hill is a true epitome of how the tea culture has influenced Sri Lanka. The manor is a blend of comfort and style which is heightened by a touch of luxury. There are a number of living areas located within the ground floor while the units are all spacious. There are two sitting rooms, a dining room, a TV room, a Snooker room and a play room for kids. There are many activities that you can enjoy while staying over at Taylors Hill which includes a swimming pool and sun terrace with views of the hills. The property has its own tennis court while you can also enjoy some badminton or croquet on its lawns. There is free Wi-Fi to connect while you can also make use of the collection of magazines and books.
Taylors Hill will also take you on an unforgettable culinary journey with fresh Asian fusion fare using some of the best local ingredients that are found effortlessly within the central highlands. A hint of Indian and traditional British fare can be experienced due to the colonial history that is attached to the property. Afternoon tea is always a mouth-watering treat with pure Ceylon tea and a range of freshly baked cakes and cookies. Picnic lunches can be arranged upon request as well.
The manor is a preferred location for destination weddings while personalized attention to every small detail will be accommodated by a team of professionals. Honeymooners can also enjoy a romantic vacation tucked away in the hills. Taylors Hill offers a 24 hour check in / out service for the convenience of its guests.
A number of excursions are available from Taylors Hill while the most important being a visit to the Loolecondera Estate and Tea Factory. Only 7km away from Taylors Hill this estate is synonymous with the birth of Ceylon tea and with a legacy of over 150 years. Famed as the country's first tea factory set up by James Taylor, in respect of whom this hotel is named, it offers a unique experience to visitors. Other places of interest that you can travel to consist of Kandy and its surroundings including the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and the Ceylon Tea Museum. With time in hand you can also head towards Nuwara Eliya or the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.