Jetwing Warwick Gardens, Ambewela
Located on the edge of the island’s highland plains, Jetwing Warwick
Gardens is 45 minutes from the hill station town of Nuwara Eliya. A
painstakingly renovated colonial tea planter’s bungalow on a six acre
tea plantation, it offers stunning views to
the south on clear days.
Jetwing Warwick Gardens has just five rooms within a bungalow atmosphere whilst affording utmost privacy to guests. With its cosy lounge with a wood burning fireplace and grand piano, and an elegant dining area, Jetwing Warwick Gardens is a step back in time and epitomises personalised service and attention to detail. Outdoor dining on crisp days is a treat and the property’s organic garden supplies much of the vegetables on the menu.
All five rooms at Jetwing Warwick Gardens are individually decorated and have their own characteristic charm, either overlooking the front gardens and the mountains beyond or the herb gardens at the back. Most of the furniture within the rooms are antiques, and four of the rooms have wood burning fireplaces.
The Warwick Suite (pictured below) is the master suite and is named after the original owner of the house. With a king sized antique four poster bed it provides an amazing views of the front gardens, tea estate and mountains, and its bathroom features a Victorian style bathtub and hot shower.
The Netherleigh Suite, also called the 'White Room', is novel in that it is accessed through a discreet doorway behind a tapestry on a landing of the wooden stairway and provides a romantic hideaway with a king size bed.
The Breamaer Suite offers twin beds, and faces the vegetable gardens with views of the mountains behind it. The Oakleigh Suite has a Queen size bed and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hot shower and is located on the upper floor overlooking the herb garden. The Glenoch Suite is very similar to Oakleigh but is situated on the ground floor with its windows opening out to the herb gardens.
The hotel offers a range of dining experiences that include an a la carte menu in the dining room, outdoor dining on the lawn or a romantic garden barbeque. A typical English breakfast in bed or on the lawn, with fresh milk and eggs from the property’s farm, is a definite must do. A collection of wines and spirits are available in the lounge. High tea on the lawn or in the lounge offers factory fresh tea and an assortment of delicious cakes and pastries.