98 Acres is a sprawling tea plantation located in Ella, a town set in Sri Lanka’s misty, temperate highlands. One of the region’s most distinctive boutique hotels, it offers accommodation in charming, chic chalets with thatched roofs, crafted out of recycled timbers and raw stone. Inside each chalet, guests can expect to find polished wooden floors, premium bedding, handcrafted furniture and rustic showers with plenty of hot water. Out on the balcony, enjoy sweeping views of the mountainous landscape that defines central Sri Lanka.
Facilities at 98 Acres include a beautiful restaurant, where Sri Lankan and a range of international dishes are served. There is also a charming bar constructed out of old railway sleepers, a fitness room, a day spa and gorgeous outdoor swimming pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs.
Hiking, cycling, bird-watching and archery are all possible things to do at 98 Acres. Trek up to iconic Little Adam’s Peak or Ella Rock, walk to a stunning waterfall or learn to handle a bow and arrow with the property’s in-house specialist. Other activity options include cooking classes, walking through the estate with tea pluckers, and visiting a factory to see how leaves are turned into pure Ceylon tea.