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The Governor's Mansion - Luxury holidays to Sri Lanka

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  • About this holiday

    In the foothills of Dickoya in the central hill country region, The Governor’s Mansion is a grand countryside home, tea estate and luxury boutique hotel. Exuberant in its traditional, colonial-style interiors, the property was built in the 19th century and offers a gracious service with an elegant dining room, clay tennis courts, a fishing pond surrounded by terraced tea plantations. 

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private transfers and full board based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price for a luxury holiday to Governor’s Mansion is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £2,160 for 7 nights
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

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    Our opinion

    The Governor’s Mansion is a grand, boutique hotel with a luxurious, colonial style and good facilities.

    Hotel description

    In the foothills of Dickoya in the central hill country region, The Governor’s Mansion is a grand countryside home and tea estate in a picturesque setting. A luxury boutique hotel surrounded by terraced plantations, the colonial architecture harks back to its 19th century origins and a history of illustrious royal and aristocratic guests. Surrounded by fragrant blossom-strewn gardens and manicured lawns, the building itself is grand and stately, standing on an elevated spot which surveys the rolling landscape. Adam’s Peak can be glimpsed from the distance. Guests can enjoy the leisurely ease of the wonderful gardens, wander among the tea bushes and observe the tea-picking practices. Other outdoor pastimes are made available by facilities like a clay tennis court and a fully-stocked fishing pond. Interiors exude the luxurious and gracious style of the colonial era, with rich dark wood floorboards, antiques and wood-panelled walls. The lounge features low-slung beamed ceilings with traditional chandeliers overhead and gleaming, polished wood floors and rich carpets underfoot. Plush arm chairs, heavy drapery and a warming log fire give a home-from-home feel that is evocative of an English country home. There is a snooker table here to keep guests entertained. Decorated in a similar vein, there are 11 spacious guestrooms to choose from at The Governor’s Mansion, each with anglicised names such as Edwardian, Regency and Kensington. Soft furnishings of rich silks and cottons add a regal air, and each is fitted with all the luxuries of contemporary accommodation. Served in a lavish and traditional dining room, Sri Lankan and Continental cuisine is accompanied by a list of world-class wines. Full board is included in your stay. A luxury boutique hotel in the tea country of central Sri Lanka, stay at The Governor’s for a special tea estate experience amid spectacular views.


    Dickoya, in amongst the terraced tea plantations of the region

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Colombo International Airport, 77 miles

    Closest airport

    Colombo International Airport

    Room types

    Governor’s Mansion offers 11 suites with four-poster beds and room service.
    Luxury Room
    Governor’s Suite
    Queen’s Suite
    Victoria Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Room service, Clay tennis court, Fishing pond, Snooker table, Piano, Satellite TV, 24-hour reception.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Tennis, Fishing

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Warleigh Church in Dickoya, Local tea estate visits, Nature trails, Temple visits, Reservoir, Adam’s Peak.

    Sports nearby

    Hiking, Cycling, Golf at Nuwara Eliya International Golf Course.


    Children aged 2-12 years stay at a reduced rate in parents’ suite.

    Minimum stays

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