Taylors Hill, Deltota, near Kandy

Picturesquely perched amidst vertiginous upcountry terrain near Kandy, Taylors Hill is situated just seven kilometres from Loolecondera Estate, the birthplace of Ceylon Tea. Fittingly, this stylish five-bedroom hotel takes its name from James Taylor, the pioneer of commercial tea production in Ceylon.

Standing proud amidst several acres of lush border-fringed lawns, Taylors Hill is a two-storey granite plantation house dating back over a century. The interiors are fresh and stylish; bold hues highlight the five first floor bedrooms while the hotel’s ample living space includes a TV room, a lounge with open hearth and a kids’ playroom. Guests dine on Asian fusion fare freshly cooked by the hotel chef.

Families and honeymooners will enjoy the hotel’s rambling gardens, home to a hillside swimming pool and alfresco afternoon tea spots. There are also plenty of trails to walk, bicycles to borrow, a croquet lawn and tennis/badminton courts. Indoors, the hotel has its own dedicated snooker room with full-sized table.

Although the main attractions of this tranquil destination include nature walks, hiking, mountain biking and exploring historic and little visited tea estates, Kandy is within reach and attractions include the Temple of the Tooth, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the British Garrison Cemetery.

Key Facts

Taylor Hill Key Facts

  • 5 bedrooms
  • HB / FB rates
  • Asian fusion cuisine
  • Near Loolecondera Tea Estate
  • Swimming pool, croquet, tennis & badminton
  • Exclusive bookings on request
  • Peaceful & secluded
  • 60-90 minutes from Kandy


  • Dive into the pool, borrow a bicycle or be guided by our nature and tea expert on a picturesque trail
  • Follow up with a game of tennis, badminton or croquet with high tea on the lawn
  • Enjoy an aromatherapy, Swedish or deep tissue massage, or reflexology session
  • Play a game of snooker or chill out with a movie in the TV room
  • Visit Loolecondera Estate’s tea factory, picnic in Field No. 7 where Ceylon's first tea bushes were planted, and drop by Kandy’s Hantane Tea Museum
  • Tour local Hindu kovils and shrines, worshipped by tea estate workers
  • Play golf at the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, a 90-minute drive away
  • Visit Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth, Trinity College Chapel, British Garrison Cemetery and Royal Botanical Gardens


  • Taylors Hill is near Deltota, 29km from Kandy
  • The nearest train station is in Peradeniya, 28km distant
  • The nearest Air Taxi landing spot is at Polgolla Lake, 30km away
  • Distance to Colombo is 140km
  • Distance to Colombo’s international airport is 124km