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Amba has been honoured by the consistently superlative reviews we receive from guests, visitors and customers.  
Despite our small size, we have been very fortunate to be featured in dozens of media articles, and
our products have been recommended by many of the world’s best-known tea experts and food critics.

 

Guest comments & Reviews

Despite its rustic simplicity, Amba’s farmstay accommodation has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
every year since it opened.  We are one of a select number of properties to be inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, after being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for more than 5 years in a row.  
We have also won the prestigious Travellers’ Choice Award in 2015, 2018 and 2020, ranking among
the Top 25 small inns in all of Asia.   Here's a few of our favourite comments, and you can always see
all our reviews on TripAdvisor (and on Google and Facebook) via the links below.

 

amba in the guide books

Amba Farmstay has also been recommended in many of the world’s leading travel guides including
the Rough Guide in the US, Guide Tao in France, Sri Lanka Travel Book and Spice Up in Japan.

 

 

AMBA in the media

Film crews from the US, France and Germany have produced features about Amba, and
our products and services have been featured in leading media channels and publications in most major markets.  
These include Saveur Magazine, National Public Radio and the Dallas Morning News in the USA,
The Guardian and The Telegraph newspapers and Conde Nast magazine in the UK, ARTE TV in France and Germany,
The West Australian and Broadsheet in Australia, the New Straits Times in Malaysia, GQ magazine in India,
and even World Bride Magazine!

 

expert Reviews of AMBA teas

Well-known tea experts and food critics in the US, UK and China have raved about Amba’s teas, coffees and jams.  

Amba’s hand-rolled Tippy Golden Orange Pekoe (TGOP) was the first and only Ceylon Tea included in
Fortnum and Mason’s top-tier “Tea Hunter” category.  Amba’s TGOP and our Lemongrass Tisane have been served at
many of the world’s top restaurants including NOMA in Copenhagen, Claridge’s Hotel in London and Bill’s Ginza in Tokyo.

WHAT GUESTS SAY

“The location, the scenery, the hospitality, the food, the accommodation ... pick any!
In describing our stay at Amba, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Even the dogs were fab!”

— TripAdvisor, June 2020

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WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY

“Quite an exceptional example of the Uva variety.”

— Fortnum & Mason Tea Salon

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