Need to know
Seven, including four suites.
12 noon; earliest check-in is 2pm.
Double rooms from $190.43, excluding tax at 31.28 per cent.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast.
When in tea country, stopping for afternoon tea is basically compulsory. Take yours – with tiered plates of scones, lashings of whipped cream, cucumber sandwiches and cakes – in the antique-dotted living room, or outside on a table-for-two with views of the rolling hills.
At the hotel
Manicured gardens, cigar room, free WiFi throughout, laundry service. In rooms: free WiFi and Spa Ceylon bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the seven rooms is individually decorated with antique furnishings – a roll-top desk here, an artfully arranged taxonomy of fragrant plants there – and named after a historical figure with a tea-country connection. We especially like the stunning four-poster bed in the Rev Walter Senior room.
The adults-only outdoor swimming pool is currently under construction; once completed, this unheated pool will have views of the rolling green plantation and poolside sunloungers on which to lounge and sip tea (or G&Ts).
Bring your hiking boots and binoculars: Haputale is ideally located for trekking and birdwatching.
The architecture of this historic home and the surrounding hills may make this stay less suitable for guests with mobility issues.
Over-fours are welcome to stay in suites for US$100 a day; cots and extra beds aren’t available, but there are sofa beds in the larger suites.