A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Heidi’s Homestay is centrally located in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka and is super vibrant, friendly and full of hippie chic decor. Directly across the road is the famous Lake Gregory which you can admire while eating your breakfast.
Heidi’s Home is 50 m from Badulla Main Road, The Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and Royal Colombo Golf Club are only 3.5 km away – so its the perfect location! The property has its own restaurant and garden where you can relax, eat some delicious food and enjoy the cosy homely vibes.
If you find yourself in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka then I highly recommend booking a few nights stat at Heidi’d Homestay.
- Super friendly and welcoming owner and staff
- Excellent location and close to all attractions
- Lovely cosy, comfortable and clean rooms
- Delicious food that is freshly prepared
- Great Wi-Fi everywhere in the homestay
Deluxe Double Room
During our stay at Heidi’s Homestay we opted to stay in the deluxe double room which was on the small side but comfortable and perfect for all of our everyday needs.
It has its own en-suite bathroom which was great for privacy, a large double bed with lake views a sofa and plenty of storage space for our luggage. This was ideal for our stay and as a base to explore the local surrounding areas and attractions.
What you get
The rooms is equipped with clean sheets, fresh towels, free toiletries, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi. It definitely felt like a cosy little home which made you instantly feel at ease. We especially love that the blankets were super thick as it was very cold when we were there due to the off-season and they kept us super warm and cosy at night.
For other rooms options click here.
This is a huge lake in the middle of Nuwara Eliya, that has a beautiful park next to it with walkways and benches to rest on. There are horses roaming around which are offered for rides, plus for a few hundred rupees, tourists can take a 20-minute speedboat ride on the lake. The cool air is lovely on the water and the sights are unbeatable.
Visit a tea factory
You can’t not come to Newark Eliya and not visit a tea factory! It’s a right of passage. The humidity, cool temperature and the rain fall in the country’s central highlands provide the climate that favours the production of high quality tea. The industry was introduced to the country in the 1867 by James Taylor, the British planter who arrived in Sri Lanka in 1852.
Check out a waterfall or two
There are plenty of awesome water falls to visit while you are here, including Lovers Leap Falls, Bakers Falls, St. Clairs Falls, Devon Falls and Ramboda Falls. The most famous of these is Lovers Leap where you can get some of the best Instagram worthy photos and a breath taking view.
Take a hike on Moon Plains
The Moon Plains of Nuwara Eliya is a rather new area for visiting and are an open area full of fields, forests, walking paths and surrounding mountains. This is the kind of place for visitors who love taking walks in nature or spending the day out in the open.
Venture to World’s End
Further down south after Ambewela and higher up the mountains is Horton Plains National Park, which includes World’s End. The hiking trails in Horton Plains are top-notch and a must if you like hiking. World’s End is a drop-off at the edge of a huge cliff at the end of the Horton Plains plateau.
How to get there
It is a pretty small town so you can easily get a cheap tuk tuk or taxi there with no hassle at all. Or arrange pick up through the owners.
A tuk tuk cost us 300 from the bus station to the Heidis and it will be roughly the same to get back again.
No.12A Glen Field,
- Tel: 052 4545013
- Mob: 0777 699042
- Email: [email protected]
The prices will vary depending on what time of year you stay – to check out the pricing click here.
We stayed for in July 2019 and for our deluxe double room would cost 9,706 LKR (£42) per night.
- WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- On-site coffee house
- Seating Area
- Restaurant on-site
This homestay is absolutely beautiful, homely, and full of art that you will love. I am so glad that we chose to stay here for a few nights – its the ultimate traditional Sri Lankan experience!
The rooms were fantastic, we had a super comfortable nights sleep and really enjoyed watching the sun set over the famous lake. The location was my favourite feature as it is super close to all the main attractions. The staff are so friendly, they can honestly not do enough for you to make your stay that little bit more comfortable than what it already is.
You will want to spend longer
The landscapes around the homestay are breathtaking and you will find yourself soaking them up the whole time you’re there. When you throw in the delicious food, great Wi-Fi and coffee you are onto a winner!
If you are in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, and you want to have a unique traditional experience, I would highly recommend Heidi’s Homestay.
***Thank you to Heidi’s Homestay for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.