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98 Acres

98 Acres
Outstanding Views Over The Southern Plains

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98 Acres

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Overview

98 Acres Resort and Spa is an eco-friendly boutique hotel set inside the Greenland Tea Estate with striking views through the Ella Gap down to the lowland below.

 

The eco-friendly concept and design has ensured that the majority of materials used in the construction have been recycled. 'Illuk' straw has been used liberally in the interior and thatching of the roofs to maintain cool temperatures, giving it a true Sri Lankan identity and elegance. Discarded railway sleepers have been put to good use in the construction of decks, walls and furniture. Rough hewn granite rock lends a simple, hand crafted elegance to the look and feel of each villa.

 

Each of the spacious deluxe rooms has its own private living area and offer breathtaking views of the Ella Gap and the Little Adam's Peak mountain. The balcony is ideal for lingering over breakfast, to watch a sunrise or to simply gaze at the magnificent Ella mountain range surrounded by well maintained tea plantations.

 

Things That Will Make You Go Wow!

▪ Its all about location, location, location.

 

▪ The view through the Ella Gap to the southern lowlands of Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful mountain vistas in the whole world!

 

The Downside

▪ There are a few downsides about building thatched cottages in the middle of a tea estate that people have to think about, mainly the problem of insects, especially at night.

 

▪ The cottages could be more aptly described as ‘rustic’ rather than luxurious. You need to be aware that this is not a top end luxury resort, despite the prices.

How Much Does It Cost To Stay There?

Approximately GBP 130 BB per room per night for a Deluxe Room

 

The Deluxe Rooms are of a higher standard.

 

Hotel Website

http://resort98acres.com

 

Trip Advisor Reviews

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How To Incorporate A Stay Into An Island Tour?

A stay here is already featured for those who request ‘First Class’ tour hotels on our featured tours that include the Eastern Hill Country.

 

If you wish to upgrade to this hotel during a featured tour, then simply let us know.

 

Activities And Excursions

▪ The famous ‘Little Adams Peak’ is just in front of the hotel and is a relatively easy trek (3750 ft) through a tea estate. The views from the summit are amazing.


A unique 98 Acre Tea Story Tour starts with a walk in the plantation with an expert during plucking time to admire the deft plucking of the standard ‘two leaves and a bud’. Then continue onto the factory floor to see the withering process and subsequent steps involved in making plantation fresh tea leaf. Continue onwards to a great tea tasting session at the factory and then return to the Bar 98 at the hotel to appreciate a tea cocktail, mocktail or a delicately tea infused dish.

Nighttime View Of Swimming Pool
 

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