Experience elite British living during the Colonial Era, in a quiet yet luxurious setting where one can enjoy a laid back holiday. Governor’s Mansion, a fully restored English styled mansion, set 4000 ft above sea level in the cool climes of the famous Tea valley of Dickoya in Sri Lanka, offers its guests a trip back in time when British planters once called it ‘home’.
With magnificent views of bustling tea estates, mist covered mountain ranges and a beautiful terraced garden; the ideal setting offers fresh air, unrivaled peace and seclusion all day as well as access to sporting activities and sightseeing opportunities. Whether for a family vacation, a romantic get-away or for a writer’s seclusion, the Governor’s at Dickoya, offers a very special luxuriously pampered experience for anyone.
Guests can experience a relaxing holiday in tranquility, where paneled walls, old yet gleaming wooden floors and attractive fireplaces bring to life the grandiosity of the past. Preserving the opulence & warmth of The Governor’s origins, the exclusive suites and grand settings have been renovated keeping the uniqueness of an English mansion, where original antiques and brassware set on display pay tribute to its historical value.
The white garden chairs on the immaculately maintained lawn, overlooking the expanse of the tea estate running into the mist covered mountains, sets place to sip Ceylon tea in pleasant company. One can read a book on the wooden chair, set romantically under a secluded canopy, with the sounds of chirping birds and the stream nearby. From the terraced garden, the fishing pond or through the bay windows of the mansion, the much revered Adam’s Peak can be viewed on a day with a clear blue sky. While as the sun sets beyond the mountain ranges, the sky comes alive with different strokes of warm colour.
Though tastefully old fashioned, the Mansion offers modern Board games, Badminton, Karaoke, Satellite TV and Internet.
Exclusive facilities at Luxury Tea Estate Bungalow Governor's Mansion includes,
The mansion brings to life the gracious living style of the past colonial era. With all modern amenities made available together with the essentials of luxury accommodation, Governor’s Mansion offers tastefully designed 11 suites – single and double, medium, large and very large sizes including conjoined living space for family holiday needs.
With the blending of rich material furnishings in silks and cottons, each room has exposed and painted beam ceilings, an old fireplace, a modern bathroom with hot water, a writing desk, teak wooden floor and antique furniture.
For those wishing for a pampered holiday the choice of four poster beds, snug leather seats and large spacious rooms are available. The courteous staff offer personal attentive service and are available on call 24/7.
One can strike up good conversation with other guests in the lounge or living room where comfortable sofas, entertainment in the form of music center, board games and magnificent billiards table, piano, guitar, karoke and satellite TV are available to keep guests of all ages entertained. Click on the following links to read more about rooms and The Governor’s.
Governor’s suite Governor’s Mansion
A large and spacious room, this stately double room proudly holds a 4 poster bed and leather sofas. Offering a panoramic view from each of its set of windows, the room has an attached bathroom and modern facilities.
Edwardian suite at Governor’s Mansion
A medium sized room with a 4 poster bed, a cozy feeling as well as a Victorian touch. It can be booked together with Governor’s suite, as the rooms have connecting doorway if needed, for family bookings.
Royal suite at Governor’s Mansion
A large cozy room with a 4 poster double bed. Guests would feel welcomed with its stately settings and romantic atmosphere, spaciousness and panoramic view of the garden and countryside.
Regency suite at Governor’s Mansion
A very comfortable, medium sized double room, with period furniture, hanging brass lanterns and a long balcony (accessed separately) giving luxurious ambiance for a private stay. The draping curtains over the queen sized bed, welcomes the morning sun when pulled open.
Albany suite at Governor’s Mansion
A medium sized double room that puts the guests at ease in a mood of relaxation. Located next to a grand display of collected artifacts, both old and new; the room shows off hanging brass lanterns and is complemented by a long balcony (accessed separately).
Queen’s Suite at Governor’s Mansion
An splendid, extra large suite with leather chairs, double beds and grand chandeliers giving an atmosphere of grandiosity with a periodic taste. The room is furnished with chairs and tables once used by members of the Royal Family on a stay at The Governor’s.
Grovenor suite at Governor’s Mansion
A compact double-bed room with a rustic feeling with the wooden furniture and the polished teak floor. The room overlooks some beautiful scenery.
Kensington suite at Governor’s Mansion
A double, medium sized room, furnished to a superior quality for those who admire antique furniture and artifacts. Located at the end of corridor, the suite offers privacy where guests can spend time relaxing in the calm atmosphere.
Buckinghamshire suite at Governor’s Mansion
A compact single, fully restored, charming room for the guest looking for relaxation and coziness. With quick and easy access, the Buckinghamshire suite is located on the ground floor.
Doncaster suite at Governor’s Mansion
A wonderfully updated, compact and tranquil double room, emanating a regal aura, it is located on the ground floor, for those who wish to stay at ground level.
Victorian Suite at Governor’s Mansion
A very large room located at the end of corridor on the ground floor of the mansion. It is tastefully arranged and rustically furnished with fine antiques, giving an air of rich, periodic taste.
Sri Lankan and Continental Cuisine, Governor’s Mansion offers a delectable range of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner are served by obliging and discreet stewards. The chef’s creations revealing his talent with outstanding flavors can be accompanied by your choice from a selection of world-class wines.
Be it sandwiches and tea from the estate or hot toast and cappuccino, tasty sundries or gourmet cuisine, the mansion offers a dining experience which leaves a lasting impression. Guests can enjoy traditional evening teas with scones, tea cakes and jams in a scenic setting in the garden, overlooking tea estates, mountain ranges and terraced garden, in privacy.
Personalised food service is a forte of Governor’s Mansion in Dickoya. Guests needs, preferences can be informed to the hotel before arrival or can be discussed in person with the chef.
Category - Boutique Hotels and Villas
Distance from Colombo - 110 Km (3 hour drive)
Distance from Airport - 140 Km (3.45 hour drive)
Price Guide - Rates on request
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