Taylors Hill

  • Kandy
  • 10 pers. max.
  • 5 bedrooms
  • More than a century old estate restored as a holiday home
  • Five bedrooms, infinity swimming pool, and expansive gardens
  • Vintage and antique interiors
  • Beautiful landscape with hills, clouds, and clear skies
  • Near Kandy, tea plantations, and nature trails
  • Media room, snooker table, badminton and tennis court, croquet garden

Take a look inside Taylors Hill

A period estate that dates back almost 100 years, Taylors Hill was owned by a British planter the traces of which are still pretty relevant in this unique architectural marvel. A sense of nostalgia, utmost luxurious, and definite comfort are some of the key takeaways from the estate. Found in the Sri Lankan countryside near the city of Kandy, the estate is an idyllic location for travellers looking for a respite and some quiet time away. It is suitable for large parties as there are five bedrooms, acres of lush gardens, and plenty amenities. An infinity swimming pool overlooking the splendid sunset will be the cherry on top.


Day-trips around the estate to nearby nature trails, national parks, and the city of Kandy can be arranged quite easily so you can enjoy your time here. There is wildlife waiting to be explored and you can even visit an elephant nursery for a closer look. Tea plantations and factories are another sight you don’t want to miss out on.

Customer reviews

9.8/10 (Average rating based on 6 reviews)

I cannot recommend Taylor’s Hill highly enough – without a doubt my favourite hotel I have ever stayed in! I spent two nights there in September 2015 with a friend in the beautiful ‘Taylor’ room. Taylor’s Hill is a beautiful colonial house with immaculate gardens and wonderfully decorated interior – SUCH a nice atmosphere overall. We were very lucky in that we happened to be the only guests in the hotel for the majority of our stay and the service was exceptional – but I don’t doubt that it would have been just as good had the hotel been full! Dawn was lovely – welcoming, and very helpful with her recommendations of things to do during our stay. All of the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. And the FOOD! We couldn’t believe how delicious absolutely everything was! It could rival most London restaurants. Even though we were the only guests there were several choices for each course at every meal and every single thing we ate was spot on. The freshest fruit salads and smoothies, amazing full English breakfast, afternoon tea with homemade cakes and sandwiches, exquisite soups, curries and desserts… the best food we had in the whole of Sri Lanka. Apart from lounging around in the beautiful living room or morning room or gardens, there is also a TV room, snooker table, pool, croquet lawn and badminton net – we mentioned one night that we might play croquet and badminton the next morning and by the time we had finished breakfast outside in the sun they had already got all the equipment out for us! We also did a day trip to an elephant orphanage (a couple of hours’ drive away) and to Kandy. Honestly, this place is faultless. I can't think of a single thing it could improve. I would go back to Sri Lanka just to stay at Taylor’s Hill again. We were so sad to leave - it felt like home after just two days! Thank you for a fabulous stay!!

Sarah91rose (United Kingdom) enjoyed a romantic stay at Taylors Hill from 18/09/2015 to 22/09/2015

We loved our night's stay at Taylor's hill, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent. The room and location were brilliant too. It was great to get a taste of the lifestyle enjoyed by the colonial classes and later the Sri-Lankan elite. It felt slightly weird to us enjoying what must have been a very bi-polar time in life for those around then!

Ukak47 (United Kingdom) stayed at Taylors Hill with a group of friends and their families from 24/08/2015 to 26/08/2015

Services & features

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  • Facilities:

    • Additional guest (extra cost)
    • Mosquito nets
    • Off-street parking
    • Swimming pool
    • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Transport:

    • Airport transfer (extra cost)
    • Bicycles available
    • Driver (extra cost)
  • Kids:

    • Babysitter (extra cost)
  • Entertainment:

    • Billiard table
    • DVD movies
    • DVD player
    • TV
  • Meals:

    • Daily breakfast included
    • Dinner (extra cost)
    • Lunch (extra cost)
  • Services:

    • Laundry
    • Personal guest assistant
  • Sport:

    • Tennis court
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 10
    • Staff:
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 02:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 11:00 am
Minimum stay 5 bedrooms

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