Are You Well Placed To Explore?
Yes! Located less than 30km from the old capital Kandy,which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, there is the opportunity to take a trip to discover The Temple of the Tooth and The Botanical Gardens, located at Perediniya through which there is a scenic drive via the university campus if travelling to or from Taylors Hill. On the edge of Kandy at Hantane is The Ceylon Tea Museum, with a dedicated room to relics and memoribilia of James Taylor, well worth a visit to further augment your appreciation of the important history surrounding this hotel.
Nearer to the hotel, there are paths,tracks and trails to walk and explore,or use one of our bicycles to head further afield. To enjoy and understand more about the legacy of tea, look no further than neighbouring Loolecondera Estate and Tea Factory where tea was first cultivated in Sri Lanka, pioneered by James Taylor. If it’s tennis, swimming, croquet or badminton you need, venture no further than the gardens of the hotel.
Are You Family Friendly?
Yes! All ages are welcome. Two of our bedrooms accomodate extra beds for families. See “Staying Home” for more fun for the family.
How Far From Colombo/Airport Is Taylors Hill?
By road, we are located about 4 hours from Colombo and the Airport. Other options include the train to Perediniya less than one hour away, and there is CinnamonAir’s sea-plane service from the airport to central Kandy (flying time 25 minutes). There is a location, subject to permissions beforehand, to land a helicopter just 1km from Taylors Hill. Most transport can be arranged by the hotel.
Is Breakfast Or More Included?
Breakfast AND Dinner are included with all Room Rates….AND Afternoon Tea & Cake. There are meal options for lunch and food can be packed for a picnic. Dietary requirements can typically be accommodated. Please enquire for all details.
Taylors Hill does not sell alcohol, so please bring your own if specific requirements. The house wine and beer can be served with dinner and are a complimentary gift to our guests with their meal.
How Is Access For Wheelchairs?
Access through the gardens and into the rooms is not very well suited for wheelchair access, so although we cannot recommend the use of wheelchairs on the property, there is only one set of stairs to the bedrooms so it’s not impossible and we would help as much as possible.
Do You Have Drivers’ Accommodation?
Yes, it is available at the property. Please contact directly if required.
Are You Part Of A Chain?
Hardly, but we aim for consistent quality …Manor House Concepts offers four sister properties, namely The Kandy House, Casa Heliconia, The Last House andCoco Tangalla, and a restaurant called The Empire Cafe in the heart of Kandy next to The Temple of the Tooth. Please visit www.manorhouseconcepts.com.