Camellia Hills Bungalow – Castlereagh Reservoir, near Dickoya

Groups and families looking for a private, view-blessed location in Sri Lanka’s spectacular Hill Country will fall in love with five-bedroom Camellia Hills. Surrounded by acres of tea, and looking down onto the stunning Castlereagh Reservoir from its verdant hillside perch this contemporary tea planters-style bungalow is tranquil, comfortable and exclusive. The cosy bedrooms all share in the views as do the open plan living and dining areas, which also focus on a statement two-sided fireplace.

The bungalow is located at an altitude of around 1200-metres above sea level, and the climate is much fresher than Sri Lanka’s coastal areas. Days tend to be warm whilst evenings, and wet weather days, can be a little chilly. This cooler weather makes this a superb place to get out and about, and there are many trails through tea estates of varying lengths that groups can all enjoy together. Scenic picnics can be arranged too, and other activities include lake boat trips and tea factory tours.

A team of butlers looks after guests and the bungalow also has its own private chef. Guests can expect to enjoy a very high level of personalised service. Other facilities include books, games and a lush garden with a 10-metre swimming pool.

Rooms in the villa may be booked individually. Please see here for more details.


  • 5 fan-cooled rooms
  • All-inclusive rates
  • Spectacular lake & mountain views
  • 10-metre infinity swimming pool
  • Open plan living & dining areas
  • Lush garden edged by tea bushes
  • International cuisine & picturesque dining
  • Located close to Dickoya & Hatton


  • Sip Ceylon Tea on the terrace admiring the panoramic views
  • Swim in the cool infinity pool, drinking in the mountain vistas
  • Wander through tea estates on your own or with a guide
  • Learn about the tea production process on a hosted tea factory visit
  • Visit colonial-era Warleigh Church and a local Hindu kovil
  • Enjoy a picnic-with-views amidst tea bushes or beside a waterfall
  • Day trip to the island’s highest town, Nuwara Eliya
  • Climb Adam’s Peak or hike the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary


  • The hotel overlooks Castlereagh Reservoir
  • The nearest train station is Hatton, 12km
  • The air taxi lands on the Castlereagh Reservoir
  • Nuwara Eliya is 52km away
  • Distance to Colombo is 132km
  • Distance to the Bandaranaike International Airport is 126km