Jetwing St. Andrew's Hotel
Travel Blogs from Nuwara Eliya
Today, we left Kandy (beautiful city) to head to tea country, was a good plan, we had some fruit for breakfast and got in the car. It was a long drive for us to get to tea country like 4hours or something. It was those twisty turny roads that Renee doesn't like.
Half to our next hotel, we stopped at a Tea plantation (Glenlock was the brand …
From Selva Kataragama, we went up some winding roads to the beautiful hill resort of Nuwara Eliya.
Along the way, we first stopped at Ravana Falls.
From there onwards, we went up hill further and stopped for lunch at a government rest house. Beautiful surrounding area, cool weather and soothing views.
... if I went missing!!! Luckily we arrived safe and sound in freeeeezing cold Nuwara Eliya it's so high up that's why the temp was low! We ate and went to our hostel which essentially was a barn! It was made of wood and smelt awful and felt damp. It was double bed downstairs and double bed upstairs..upstairs was so bad I said to Kristine and Vicky they could come spoon with Beth and I so we all got into the double bed and got warm! No decent sleep but at least we were ...
... sacks of potatoes or boxes of engine parts being delivered.
...not good business practice.
The Tourism Board here is also round the bend. You have to pay to do anything: walk around the lake 150rs, walk in the park 300rs, walk in the tea fields ...
... and curry) in the town of Kitulgala which is known as being the white-water rafting capital of Sri Lanka. Knowing my like for white-water rafting, Nuwan was encouraging me to take a trip, but with the river being low due to the season and myself being completely exhausted from the climb I declined. We finally got back to Negombo around 9pm and was so thankful for that. It had been a long but thrilling day and I wasn’t sure what was more exhausted, my body or ...
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We havn't even been here for an hour and I think it's already the best hotel of the trip so far. When we came in we were welcomed with hot soup. The whole building is an old Scottish club house. They even serve high tea here.
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