It's Tea Time at These Five Properties Across the Globe
Updated: Apr 6
Enjoying afternoon tea is a great way to unwind after a day spent exploring a new destination. Here are a few properties from across the globe with tea times travelers won't want to miss:
The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz
Situated in St. Moritz, one of the most well known ski resorts in the world, the all-suite Carlton Hotel St. Moritz is a classic example of the destination’s renowned elegance and exclusivity. With breathtaking views of the frozen Lake St. Moritz and the Engadine mountains beyond it, the Carlton offers a special Afternoon Tea that can be enjoyed by the fire at their Bel Etage or outside on the hotel's spectacular terrace. Complete with scones, fresh fruit and a selection of small desserts served on blue-checked Russian porcelain, the experience is rounded out with live music played on the property's grand piano.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Once an icon for Kuala Lumpur's glamorous social events, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a celebrated property that has been restored to its former glory. Boosting a rich and influential heritage, the hotel is unrivalled for its prestige and luxury. Each afternoon, the property offers their Majestic Afternoon Tea in both their Tea Lounge and Orchid Conservatory.
Showcasing a hanging garden and orchidscape within a glass atrium, the Orchid Conservatory is a botanical wonder and the only one of its kind in the country. The room features a seasonal range of phalaenopsis orchids with thousands of stunning large-petaled blooms displayed in a re-creation of their natural habitat. As the seasons progress, so do the variety of orchids on display. Guests of the hotel can enjoy their traditional tea, complete with finger sandwiches and scones, in an untraditional setting surrounded by thousands of beautiful orchids.
The Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa
The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, an exclusive 5-star, all-suite hotel located in Johannesburg’s affluent suburb of Sandhurst, emulates the essence of the city with a property that is a unique blend of rich, cultural history with contemporary touches throughout.
Morning and Afternoon Tea is an elegant ritual steeped in tradition and one of the Saxon’s specialities. A sophisticated experience awaits guests in the Piano Lounge, the ideal venue for taking a much-needed break from busy days to catch up with friends over a cup of perfectly infused tea. The handcrafted decadent delights feature a myriad of savory and sweet goodies from Saxon’s pastry kitchen that perfectly complement the morning or afternoon tea experience. Every delicate bite-sized treat is fashioned according to the Saxon’s exceptional standards, using only the finest imported and local ingredients. Morning and afternoon tea is served daily and the Sunday afternoon features a live pianist.
Singita Saskawa Lodge
Built in the style of a stately Edwardian manor house and featuring a light and airy atmosphere, Singita Sasakwa Lodge offers panoramic views of the 350,000-acre Grumeti Reserve. Guests can take high tea, complete with indulgent pastries and elegant table settings, in many locations around the lodge, striking the perfect balance between casual luxury and sophisticated elegance.
Fregate Island Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Fregate Island in the Seychelles offers visitors total seclusion with only 17 villas sprinkled throughout the nature-rich island. In addition to enjoying the island’s tortoise sanctuary, beaches, and water activities, guests are able to take tea anywhere on the island - including the island’s highest point or at the only privitiazabe beach in the Indian Ocean, the Anse Victorin.