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The Secret Ella - Ella - Building
1
9.2 Excellent (69 reviews)
C$ 317+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Secret Ella in Passara, you'll be 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya and 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from Kataragama Devale. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
6.7 Good
Pros: Staff is very accommodating
Cons: Not really a value for money.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The view is really amazing. The food is also really nice, and compared to the places down at the main street it's more or less equally priced, that surprised us in a good way.
Cons: The staff is very nice and extremely polite, but could be a bit more confident and relaxed. Maybe the place is a bit overpriced compared to other places we stayed in Sri Lanka.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: clean with excellent staff
Cons: the facilities were in the sister hotel down the road. No AC.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel with amazing views. The room was great and had everything we needed. The staff is super friendly and willing to help. We recommend this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delightful staff. They were very accommodating and provided us with a wonderful breakfast, with a large choice of options. Rooms were clean and quiet. Bathrooms were very spacious and very clean.
Cons: Everything about our stay was perfect. The road leading to the hotel is a little broken and quite narrow, but isn't an issue for most vehicles.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: - Exceptional concept - sensitive combination of architecture and nature - Truly excellent manager - Customer oriented staff - Delicious Food (both Srí Lankan and Western) - Infinite pool
Cons: - WiFi only works around reception - The place is “hidden gem”, it is not easy to find it ať the first time
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The comfortable wooden chalets have a wonderful pine scent, and amazing views! The staff is very kind, and they provide an extensive breakfast with great pancakes! Highly recommended!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing, helping with every little thing. The views is exactly what we looked for, you can see any interest point in Ella from it. The infinity pool has the perfect view. We were upgraded due to off season so we got a very nice room, big and comfortable!
Cons: During the night there is a lot of noise of animals from the outside, personally I couldn’t fall asleep easily though my husband didn’t mind it at all. We got a couple of lizards in our room that made an annoying noise as well. But this is something to take in consideration when you travel to Sri Lanka, these animals and insects are everywhere and it’s hard to avoid them.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff extremely attentative and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view, the staff, the cabin and restaurant
Planters Bungalow - Ella - Building
2
8.8 Excellent (400 reviews)
C$ 152+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Planters Bungalow in Ella, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Ravana Falls and Kinellan Tea Factory. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We arrived at Planters Bungalow late at night after a long drive. The check in process was smooth and we were in bed 30 minutes later. The next morning, we lifted the curtains and were blown away by the breath taking views of the sun rising over Ella Gap. Our accommodation included a small kitchenette, 1 double and 2 single beds and a spacious bathroom perfect for a family of 4 with room for an extra pop up bed. The accommodation included a pool, badminton court and breakfast was delicious! Our kids fell in love with the hotel dog, Max, who followed them around for gentle pats. All in all Planters Bungalow is a great place for families as well as romantic get away.
Cons: The steps to our apartment were a little scary if you don't like seeing through the gaps.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff are friendly and lovely. Beautiful scenery, really immersed in nature with monkeys and lizards around. A little far from Ella town.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful surrounds, if you gardener you will love this place. Very lovely wait staff and good restaurant if you don’t feel like going in to Ella.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A little piece of paradise 15 mins outside of Ella. The rooms either have garden views or uninterrupted views of the distant hills. Very friendly staff excellent food and beautiful surroundings. There is also a lovely swimming pool with plenty of sun beds and hammocks and quiet areas around the gardens to just to sit and relax. There is no downside to this hotel.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You feel like a king. Everything was perfect. They give us a upgrade and the Bungalow is amazing. With a great sunrise view. Sarat is very sympathetic and friendly. He explained everything for us about the hotel, including some suggestions about the region and the must see places. Amazing hotel. One of the best hotel I’ve already stayed.
Cons: The swimming pool get a little dirty on the afternoon because the leaves that fall from the trees. It’s 15 minutes by car from Ella.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our 2 night stay at this wonderful hotel. Beautiful gardens, pool and room. Peaceful and an oasis of calm. Fantastic views from our lovely room and staff attentive and helpful. Would love to visit again.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A calm oasis away from the frantic Ella. Close enough to enjoy Ella, but far enough away to relax and enjoy nature.
Cons: This was one of our favourite stays in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning architecture and dramatic views. Food was delicious and well presented.
Cons: ---
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The views wow and Peace and tranquility and monkeys and home grown Vegetable gardens and a great pool and friendly people and monks chanting up in the temple( not loud) and the list goes on
Cons: Leaving
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire staff at Ella Planters Bungalow were phenomenal and the space is truly an oasis. At check in, we were met with a very warm welcome and tea - our room was ready shortly after for us. The staff were meticulous with making sure our breakfast and dinner tables were set up - and always checked in on us to make sure everything was perfect. The breakfast spread included with our stay was truly delicious both for our eyes and our stomachs! Their dinner menu was also great - with a nice selection of Sri Lankan staples. We stayed here for 4 nights and had a somewhat flexible schedule in what we wanted to do - the staff were really helpful in recommending an itinerary for us and booking transportation with their inhouse driver was so easy. Ella is such a beautiful place - we were so glad we chose to stay a bit further away from the city strip to take in the breathtaking views that Ella Planters Bungalow offered. Watching that Sunrise over the mountains is something that will stay with you forever. Our stay there felt so tranquil and much of that had to do with the vegetation the staff work so hard to upkeep. The pool was a nice added touch. We didn't end up making much use of it but wished we had taken more advantage of it. We'd definitely head back here on our next trip to Sri Lanka!
Cons: Wifi can be spotty at times - but it forces you to unplug and take in what's around you. The 5 AM wake up call by the monks were something to adjust to - but it didn't bother us too much. Instead, it helped us get an early start to our day.
Zion View Ella Green Retreat - Ella - Bedroom
3
8.7 Excellent (749 reviews)
C$ 296+
Overview Reviews
Providing mountain views, Zion View Ella Green Retreat in Ella provides accommodation, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a shared lounge and a terrace. Free WiFi is provided. There is a private bathroom with bidet and a hairdryer in each unit, along with free toiletries. Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available daily at the bed and breakfast. If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings and Zion View Ella Green Retreat can arrange a car rental service. Demodara Nine Arch Bridge is 2.7 km from the accommodation, while Ella Spice Garden is 700 metres away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 85 km from Zion View Ella Green Retreat, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Great view. Accommodating staff.
Cons: Noise - the walls are paper thin and we had some loud guests next door. The staff did speak to the guests the next day but even so, ruined our nights sleep! Overpriced - compared to what you could get elsewhere in Ella (the price tag is worth it if you love a nice view!).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great service Amazing view Excellent food
Cons: Was a little pricey
7.1 Good
Pros: Spectacular views, cute rooms. Swimming Pool & loungers gorgeous & staff happy & polite.
Cons: No coffee/tea making facilities. No TV etc.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: As soon as we arrived we knew we were going to love our stay! The views over Ella Rock from both the restaurant and the room were incredible and the location is idyllic - far enough from the town to be peaceful but close enough to go out for dinner. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the centre, although it’s a pretty steep walk back up (no problem for us, but something to bear in mind if you’re elderly or disabled). The staff were so friendly and helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. The receptionist (I asked his name but unfortunately forgot it!) even looked after our kids while my husband and I went for massages. The kids‘ play area was a huge bonus - it meant we could enjoy a beer while the kids were entertained. The food in the restaurant was delicious, especially the rice and curry, which you have to order in advance. When it came to leaving the hotel I was so sad - I could have happily stayed another week!
Cons: The only downsides were the freezing cold pool and the lack of tea- and coffee-making facilities and fridge in the room.
7.9 Good
Pros: Located near a canyon with a fantastic view over a deep valley and mountains, this hotel offers an open dinning room, a small swimming pool and rooms with a nice size. In our case, it was a three bedroom apartment, with a gigantic kitchen a living room. Quality of the rooms and accommodation is only average, with a lot of outside noise since there are no closed rooms. The price of 600 dollars for 2 nights was excessive since we were 5 persons. The breakfast was just ok. Very nice staff.
Cons: The quality of construction and architecture; the noise inside the rooms; very small toilets; getting wet in the rain to get from the rooms to reception.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great views, friendly staff, good breakfast. Accommodating in organising an early takeaway breakfast for us. Lovely fresh bread. Nice pool area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Zion View was absolutely amazing! The view, the staff, the food, the clean rooms and comfy beds! We had the most amazing two night stay here whilst on our honeymoon. The staff even made a beautiful table for us for dinner with flowers as a special surprise. The Sri Lankan food was a highlight of our two week trip to Sri Lanka and a must to try. The chicken and pumpkin curries we had for dinner was delicious. We only wish we could have stayed longer at the Zion View with the lovely staff and the very friendly dogs Bingo and Tommy. A beautiful hotel with a gorgeous view, don’t miss it.
Cons: We loved it all. A fabulous hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great view. Good facilities. Awesome breakfast. Stuff is trying their best. We had a rented car, so never needed to climb that hill, otherwise I guess it'd be quite a journey to return to the hill.
Cons: Cannot identify one. "Even better if": stuff's english language needs improvement (although it's OK in Lanka's standards).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect here. The accommodation is clean and tidy with great indovial balconies that have hammocks and chairs. Looking out across the view in the rain is fabulous - like a British Sunday! What really makes the accommodation though is the staff. A particular mention must go to Pradeep - he is an absolute gentleman who was always smiling. He shared every aspect of his local knowledge, seem to our every comfort, shared the staffs local breakfast every morning so that we could taste their cuisine and even provided us with local drinks to sample. Pradeep - you are excellent at your job and you truly make this hotel special!
Cons: There is quite abit of building work occuring at present and it can be noisy. And make sure you close the bathroom window as people can see in
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location is fantastic. Amazing views. Hammocks and great kids play area
Cons: The breakfast was good, but the lunch/ dinner was average.
Lucky Star Ella - Ella - Building
4
8.5 Excellent (847 reviews)
C$ 42+
Overview Reviews
Offering a restaurant and a rooftop garden, Lucky Star Ella is located in Ella. Free WiFi access is available in the public areas of this homestay. The accommodation will provide you with a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. At Lucky Star Ella you will find a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking. The property offers free parking. This homestay is 65 km from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. The town of Colombo is a 6-hour drive away, the Bandaranaike International Airport is a 6 and half hour drive away and the Nuwara Eliya is 57 km.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The warm atmosphere, view from the balcony, excellent hospitality
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view from our balcony was fantastic could not be beaten, the breakfast at the homestay which was served each morning on our balcony was excellent. The owners were accommodating and able to arrange transport, tours etc at a reasonable cost. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Bathrooms clean and functional The homestay is a little out of town we knew this when booking and easy to reach by tuck tuck both during the day and evening, owners are able to arrange tuck tuck into town without much notice. The distance from town is worth it for the views alone.
Cons: There is some building work going on but this did not impact on our stay at all
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good place to saty very good location very clean room with a comfortable bed we had a nice stay
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The view was really amazing. The host was fantastic, he recommended we got up just before 6am for an amazing sunrise, brought breakfast to have on our balcony each morning, and also helped arrange onward travel. I've seen some reviews complaining about the location, but this one of its best factors, its only a very short/cheap tuk tuk ride up or down the hill and it's worth it for the views alone.
Cons: It was a bit of a building site at our time of visit, but the owner showed us around what their future plans are, and it looks like it's going to be even more amazing with more modern rooms and a rooftop restaurant, best of luck to them!
5.0 Okay
Pros: The owner was nice. The breakfast was nice and varied, although there was a spider in our fruit on the first day. The view is nice, but the pictures don't show the road that you are looking down on from the balcony so I wouldn't call it peaceful. It wasn't the best location considering how many hotels there are in the centre of Ella but the owner had his own tuk tuk driver that gave us lifts down the hill for 4 rupees. Easy short cut to Ella rock from the hotel. I wouldn't stay here again, but will be ok for a quick stop over. Hopefully the new rooms will be lovely.
Cons: We stayed here in September 2019, and I must say we were a bit worried about our stay once we'd read some of the reviews. I would agree with most, the place is a bit of a mess due to the construction but there wasn't any noise in the evening so we didn't mind. The rooms are very dated, there are random decorations i.e a plastic dianasour on the counter and some plastic flowers on the bed etc that just made it all a bit tacky and the whole place could do with a revamp. The room had been cleaned but there was a plaster on our balcony and a cockroach in the bathroom. We actually booked the family room but the owner said that the two of us didn't need that space and that he would 'upgrade' us to a deluxe double room, which was fine we agreed to move. However, although we paid the same price the owner made out that he was doing us this massive favour and a 'special price' but actually the room was not an upgrade at all and was a lower price on booking.com.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The view
Cons: WiFi was damn slow.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent experience.very friendly owner. Well worthy. Freshly made breakfast..
Cons: Need to fix the hot water shower,other than that everything was spot on.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Food was very good. Taste was well acceptable. Hospitality was very good. Feel like home.
Cons: Parking Facility need to improve.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wijay and his family were amazing hosts. He gave us great information about the location, took us to the town in his tuktuk and we even borrowed his bike for 2 days for a good price. They also provide a great cheap laundry service! We had views of the mountains from our room and it’s a 10 minute walk down the mountain to Ella town. The room was clean and comfortable and they provided a lovely breakfast each day which was always fresh and different. I would highly recommend staying here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The guy is very nice, help us everything we needed. Breakfast is very good. The view was amazing! Tottaly recominde about this hotel.
Mountain Heaven - Ella - Building
5
8.5 Excellent (237 reviews)
C$ 251+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Mountain Heaven is within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful view!!! Fantastic pool! Friendly and helpfull staff.
Cons: It could have been a better variation of breakfast instead of a set meny every day.
7.9 Good
Pros: Hotel is nice and comfortable. However, the road to the hotel is not easy to drive . Also hard to find the location
6.3 Good
Pros: Impressive view.
Cons: Marketing images are old and misleading. The hotel is constructing an addition next door which has hemmed in the view. Half the room's windows now look at a brick wall. Builders work into the night and during the day lurk around the hotel lobby, seeming to hide in nooks and crannies watching guests come and go. Made my female travel companion feel uncomfortable. Size of the rooms and cleanliness is fine, however. bathrooms are outdated and run down, with hardware falling off the walls. Overall the standard of the hotel is not commensurate with the price or what you'd expect from the marketing images. There are plenty of hotels in Ella of equal standard at half the price. I feel we were sold a lemon, I won't be coming back. If i return to Ella i'll stay at 98 Acres.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breath taking views, huge beautiful rooms, friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The great view from the balcony Very nice stuff Good breakfast
Cons: It could be more clean
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The view and room were lovely
Cons: There were bugs all the couch. The staff could explain things better on check in
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breath-taking stunning views, nice big balcony, and great food
Cons: didn't realise there were so many steps not a problem for us but maybe more mention of this
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breath taking views, location is amazing, unbelievable I can say. Very friendly and helpful staff, rooms were clean and tidy.
Cons: The food is not one of the best. They have no breakfast buffet, so every day they will offer same option for breakfast. There is no phone inside rooms, so you cannot call reception, you must go by yourself.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our two nights at this special place. The views from up here are amazing. Our service was very good and our room had the biggest balcony ever! They are doubling the size - so there will be 16-18 rooms available next year and the new rooms will be fantastic. If anything to complain about - this part is a little tired - but the new will be amazing! Easy tuk tuk down to town for dinner, or an energetic walk if you want.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view from our room was breathtaking! The highlight of this hotel in my opinion. The pool is also really nice and has the same amazing view to Ella Rock and Little Adam's Peak. The location is very good. About 10 min. walk through the railway will take you to the center, where you can find a lot of restaurants, bars and shops.
Cons: The facilities need some renovation, mainly at the bathrooms which are not very comfortable. You can tell the hotel is quite old. They are building more rooms at the moment, and it would be a good idea to improve the old ones as well.
Ella Rock House - Ella
6
8.4 Excellent (355 reviews)
C$ 58+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Ella Rock House is within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: A good hotel, nearby the mainstreet of Ella. Just a 5 minute walk. Also very nearby the highlights like the Nine Arches Bridge and the Ravana waterfall. Because it's in the mainstreet you can enjoy the silence and have a good sleep. AC in the room that worked well. The staff was very kind and helpfull. Also a loundery service, within a couple of houres you'll get your clothes back. Overall we would recommended the place!
Cons: We had a great staying at Ella rock house. After 3 nights they arranged a taxi for us to go to the south of sri lanka. This driver drove like a maniak. A lot of people drive hard and not as we're used to in europe, but this was unbeleavable. AND MOSTELY FOR 65 EUROS!!!! He drove in too smal streets almost 100 km/h and we've had oncountable almost accedents. We said to him a couple of times he needs to drive slower, but he didn't. Then we asked him to stop the car, he get's his money but we wil arrange something else for the rest of the trip. But he didn't. He drove away like crazy, almost hit a bus and said we're not getting out. We called the hotel, and said what the situation was. They talked to the driver and asked if we are going to give him money. We said 65 euros is way too much for this crazy way of driving. When the driver stopped, he trettened us that he would call the police and became very agressive. We paid him and left of. Be carefull with who you get in the car with, it felt really unsafe and mostely terrifying.... We contacted the hotel with this story they appoligized and said because of the holiday their own driver wasn't available. They wanted to give us a good service for a taxi ride, they also didn't know that this could happen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is very peaceful and easy to find. Everything is arranged properly. The room is set up for the standards. Worth enough for the money spent. One of the best stay in ella.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Yes good
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very well located with a lot of bars and restaurants near by. Helpful staff
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Distance to the attractions, cleanliness, breakfast, and the staff.
Cons: The noise that comes from the nearby temple which uses a loud speaker every day around 5:30 A. M. The towers provided are horrible, and there’s no toiletries.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great little hotel, basic accomodation at good value. Owner and staff were lovely guys and extremely helpful and all service provided with a smile. Knowledgeable to assist with local places and treks. Breakfast on the rooftop was also great.
Cons: Could have flyscreens to allow doors to open without mosquitos.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spacious. Excellent hotel, friendly staff. Tv working. Actually it is my third stay at this hotel. I feel like it is a good place to stay after staying in other few hotels in ella area. Excellent breakfast. I will come again.
Cons: Nothing
7.1 Good
Pros: The property was clean and the staff very helpful. Breakfast was good.
Cons: The room was very small, and was very basic. The fan didn't work properly and no air conditioning. Mattress was very thin.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is just perfect. The location is like 4 minutes walking from Ella’s center and is on the road to the Little Adam’s Peak and the Nine Arches Bridge. Is perfectly clean, and the owner Ajith is such a wonderful person, always available to satisfy any kind of guest’s needs. Highly recommended.
6.7 Good
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Breakfast, Electricity going off in the middle of the night and generator, not connected, as manager only connects it, if he hears it. So, when I was asleep, we were in the dark. My CPAP machine, which I need went off and I need it, as I could get a heart attack. Worse, I kept my wife a wake because I then snore! The quilt for the King size bed, was a large one. One turn and you are left in the cold, too. Not very nice!
Hotel Onrock - Ella - Building
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8.4 Excellent (249 reviews)
C$ 120+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Onrock in Ella, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to stay in with beautiful relaxing veiws . Manager Rohan is such a great help on all levels. He will help with anything you ask him and extremely happy to do so. For example, organize reliable friendly honest drivers and guides that make your stay hassle free. Shantha the chief cooks delicious food in a spotless kitchen with the best smile you can imagine. Prices are very good for both food and drinks.
Cons: There was no suitable stands to put your suitcases on which caused difficulty within the room. Rooms are fairly basic but spotless.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Rohan and his team were so welcoming and couldn’t do enough to help us. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location of the hotel and the views were stunning. The rooms were large and very comfortable. The staff were fabulous, a lovely welcome, with fruit juice and hot towels when we arrived. Early packed breakfast supplied on the day we went on a trip. The staff could not have been more friendly and welcoming.
Cons: Happy with every thing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, nice breakfast, the room was clean with AC and mosquito net. The best Thing is the location with the view. On the roof top there is a perfect spot to see the Ella Peak and the Little Adams Peak.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing!
Cons: Hotel manager over charge! I was book with usd 99.92 and exchange rate on that week is 175rupees. So the price suppose to be 17500rupees. But the hotel refuse to receive with credit card or usd and want to charge me 18800rupees with a handwritten receipts!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean room. Beautiful view of little Adam’s peak and Ella rock.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, good location (a little climb up to the hill), comfortable room with big balcony, nice common resting areas (hammocks), helpful and friendly manager. Highly recommended!
Cons: No complains.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: very friendly concierge, best service, very clean room with nice view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view from the rooms are unbelievable breathtaking.we had our dinner over hear and it was very delicious and the staff was very friendly and helpful.We would highly recommend hotel onrock.
Misty Hills Ella Resort - Ella - Building
8
8.3 Excellent (168 reviews)
C$ 123+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Misty Hills Ella Resort in Ella, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, set in the hills with amazing views of the jungle below and of Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak. The hotel was a short tuk tuk ride away from Ella town and from the busy bars and restaurants. The staff and owners couldn’t have been better to us - they were all very friendly, accommodating and keen to help wherever they could. Thank you for a lovely stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cool location, very good view! Planned to stay for 1 night, however extended fo 1 more. A littel bit far from center, 10-15 minutes by foot to Chill restaurant. I think it will be 25 around minutes by foot from the station. Perfect and very carefull staff!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff , amazing view!! Clean hotel and very professional
Cons: Wifi was not working , but its not a big deal :)
7.9 Good
Pros: The breakfast was great! And the staff were incredibly helpful with transporting our luggage’s from the parking area up to the rooms. The place was very clean and the view was breathtaking! It was definitely worth it!
Cons: While being very clean and having the required facilities, the tv in our room didn’t work and the water pressure in the shower was very weak.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Well i'm not sure if i should review this as a hostel or a hotel. As a hostel this would be a great choice; nice bed, big room and a balcony. Way too expensive tough. Staff is helpful and nice. The view is something spectacular!
Cons: But as a hotel this is quite sad, not what we had in mind after reading the discription. Towels and sheets are quite old and used, not white anymore. There's dirt on the floors and we found some ants. Room was quite expensive 55$, i bet we could have found nicer room with better price closer to the town. There's 15min walk up to the town, 200rup tuktuk-ride. Noice from the street and other rooms woke us up many tines. Wifi didn't work. All in all: needs lots of updating or lowering the prices.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view, the staff and the breakfast. A 10 minute walk from town, but that is the beauty. Away from all the noise and traffic
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was spectacular. Staff was friendly and informative. Breakfast was excellent. I.
Cons: Be prepared for stairs. t was a little ways from center of town and can be very dark when walking. Bring flashlight or use tuk tuk.
6.3 Good
Pros: Good views and bed
Cons: Over priced considering the wifi and TV didn't work, plus there was no hot water.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely views and staff very helpful.
Cons: The booking was made with breakfast but on arrival only a few rooms had breakfast! This caused some confusion for my family! However this was resolved by the staff there and we all had breakfast in the end!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location is lovely, three minute tuk tuk ride to the center so outside the buzz, so calm and quiet, but close to good restaurants and cafes! The view from our room was unbeatable! Breathtaking! And the staff was absolutely amazing!!
Cons: The room was a bit outdated and we found a cockroach in it but I guess that’s ok when you’re in the middle of the forest!
Shadow Inn Guest House Ella - Ella
9
8.4 Excellent (38 reviews)
C$ 34+
Overview
Located in Ella, Shadow Inn Guest House Ella is within a 5-minute drive of Nine Arches Bridge and Little Adam's Peak. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
Ravana Heights - Ella - Building
10
8.1 Excellent (355 reviews)
C$ 233+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ravana Heights in Ella, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Upon arrival we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to the penthouse suite which consisted of 2 rooms. It was extremely spacious with a huge living room area and a balcony, The even arranged a complimentary tuk tuk tour that brought us around to see Ella from different vantage points. Location wise its very central near the heart of town and within walking distance from the railway station. The staff were extremely polite and helpful and would highly recommend any guests who want to stay here in the future.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect. View was beautiful. Service and staff were wonderful, made us feel at home!
Cons: Nothing at all.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Ground floor standard room was very new, clean and great view to Ella Rock through ceiling high window/door. Breakfast is magnificent - crepes, fruit, eggs of choice, euro style Vienna bread toast
Cons: All was good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were actually lucky to be upgraded to their penthouse unit, the views were incredible! Ravana heights is set in a beautiful block of land, with such pretty gardens. The rooms are a high quality and the showers were nice and hot too. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the owner recommended us to take a special tuk tuk guide to a secret location where we could do a really serene hike, it was great and felt more unique. We also found the breakfasts huge and so tasty! We were so impressed!
Cons: The bed is a little firm but it’s not too bad, still had a nice sleep!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Very friendly and welcoming.
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Excellent breakfast
Cons: The shower cubicle’s tiles are slippery
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property has a stunning view of the high peak in Ella, Ella Rock. The rooms are stunning and the breakfast is amazing. The breakfast is not a buffet but made per guest and served to the table. The rooms and building are situated about lovely gardens. The manager, staff and everyone is very friendly.
Cons: We liked everything.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The view to Ella Rock it’s really amazing, and the the owner it’s friendly
Cons: It really looks much better in the photos than in the reality, but what you get it’s what it is....
5.8 Okay
Pros: Great location
Cons: Difficult to communicate with staff who did not understand our requests for food/directions. No suggestions with respect to activities, sights etc
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is very well maintained with nice furniture and beddings our room view was magnificent the nice ladies and the owner did their best to make us happy and comfortable It has a VERY beautiful garden we had our breakfast in the garden with wonderful view we had the BEST omelette ever It is 5-7 min walk to the town and restaurants The ladies and one man they were super polite and wonderful Hospitality was super Just one comment an intercom should be placed in the rooms to contact the reception if needed I highly recommend Ravana Heights Hotel
Ellas Edge Resort - Ella - Building
11
7.9 Good (536 reviews)
C$ 59+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Ellas Edge Resort is within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice view. Patio was nice. Room was good size.
Cons: Internet didn't work that well on the room. Breakfast wasnt too good either, was supposed to start at 7:30 but was always late.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good, they are very helpful.
6.7 Good
Pros: The view and staff.
Cons: Breakfast, aminities, room arrangements and room facilities, Parking. No privercy since the balconies are inter connected.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: As other people have said, the view is quite spectacular -- especially if you get one of the rooms that has one glass wall that faces the mountains. It's a few minutes walk from the center of town and it is a little dark at night but there's nothing to feel unsafe about. One of the guys who works there, Samir, has one of the best smiles ever. :-)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice place for a night. Staff were very friendly and breakfast good Great view!!
6.3 Good
Pros: View was spectacular, breakfast was decent
Cons: Bathroom wasn't great, found a frog in our toilet which made it slightly uncomfortable. Also there was a number of bugs in the bathroom due to the always open vent.
6.3 Good
Pros: The view to Ella Gap, The Manager is very nice, we were given a room upgrade for our last night which made a huge difference. The face reviews above are more pertaining to our original budget room as the room upgrade put us in suite type room with the most amazing view with all the inclusions.
Cons: When we booked our only option was a budget room. The room we were given was directly beneath the kitchen and the area the staff would sit on wooden chairs, moving them regularly by dragging them over a hard floor and the noise transferred to our room below. Avoid room No4! on lower level.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Rude manager couldn’t find our booking put us in a room that felt like a prison cell Dirty mats filthy mosquito net with holes in no bedside tables Blanket on bed filthy couldn’t use glasses in room so dirty No water pressure couldn’t wash hair Our room was over the entrance and lounge dinning area so noisy we had to ask them to be quite at 10.30 at night Would never recommend this property OUR DRIVER WOULDNT EVEN STOP THERE WENT ELSE WERE
4.2 Okay
Pros: Anyhow the view is superb
Cons: Car park is not adequate. staff is not friendly.
7.9 Good
Pros: The view is outstanding and the food was wonderful. We had half board which consisted of a huge breakfast with different items each day and dinners were great too. Lots of fresh fruit and delicious offerings, usually more than we could eat. The staff were attentive and helpful. The rooms are clean and basic and we thought were good value for money. It was a short tuk tuk ride into the main street or you can walk if you like! Overall we were very happy with our stay.
Cons: Hot water was sporadic in shower. I would suggest to the manager to play some nice music for the guests instead of the tv being on most of time. This would create a nice ambiance to go with the amazing view and would also distract the traffic noise from the main road. Just a friendly suggestion.
Ella Green Cottages - Ella - Bedroom
12
7.8 Good (292 reviews)
C$ 44+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Ella Green Cottages places you in the heart of Ella, within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: You felt like you were in the middle of the jungle but we’re only five minutes walk to town. Location was great! The traditional breakfast was great and generous too.
Cons: The bathroom was an accident waiting to happen with a continually wet slippery floor. We had to lay down our very thin towels to walk in (no bath mat or hand towel)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It was very eco friendly and felt like we were staying in the jungle especially in the mornings when the monkeys came by, we have them some food.
Cons: Would have liked a fridge in the room, other than that it was excellent
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hut we booked was nice and roomy. The terrace gave out on the forest where could see a lot of monkies, but also deer. The breakfast we had was really nice and extensive. I woke up earlier than my roommates to read on the terrace and the owner brought me FREE coffee, which was a really kind bonus. The huts are located at about 5-10 minute walk from the busy tourist street which is nice to get away from the noise. If you go further up the roads you get to the railway tracks which makes the nice to the nine arch bridge very nice, since you don't have to pass through the "tourist" street to go to the station.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice little spot, great breakfast
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Idyll in the Wood
Cons: Everything Great and better than expected
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly, our room was very comfortable and clean and we just loved the balcony
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really helpful and friendly, great breakfast and fun watching the monkeys trying to steel our food from the balcony! Good location
7.5 Good
Pros: We caught the train from Nanu Oya so the property was close to the train station and walking distance to all restaurants
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really loved the location and the room we stayed.so calm and the jungle view and can’t really complain.even the guy who was there was really nice and helpful.foods and everything was really good.
7.1 Good
Pros: Calm place with nice view from the balcony. The staff will bring breakfast on your balcony.
Cons: Bed sheets were missing. Wifi was too slow
Feelin' Good Resort - Ella - Building
13
7.8 Good (200 reviews)
C$ 56+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Feelin' Good Resort is in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Ravana Falls and Kinellan Tea Factory. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It has a beautiful location and nice staffs
Cons: Expensive food and low quality
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely gardens and restaurant open on all sides with stunning mountain views and a bar. Really friendly, quite "cool" young staff, polite and helpful. Nice place for a drink and a game of backgammon! Good bathroom (great shower and plenty of hot water). Outside the main town of Ella by 10km so nice and peaceful.
Cons: The room was fine if a little lacking in character. There were very few people staying (at least, none in the restaurant in the early evening), which was a shame as it had a good vibe!
7.5 Good
Pros: The location is simply sublime- nestled in the hill top with 360 views of the mountain tops Outside of the Ella buzz - so was very quiet and tranquil The staff are very friendly and there is a homely vibe
Cons: Lack of authentic Sri Lankan food and knowledge of other nearby eateries Room and bed not cleaned or made during two night stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is very peaceful, beautiful garden and views around. Very friendly staff. They even accepted to prepare breakfast earlier especially for us. Rooms are very spacious and very clean. The kids enjoyed playing in the garden.
7.1 Good
Pros: Slightly outside the city centre which was nice however, this also meant you had no other place to eat dinner apart from the property and we found was limited. View is amazing especially in the morning! Very good staff and the manager genuinely cares about the guests. They offer laundry service which was great! Lovely Breakfast.
Cons: The rooms were tired looking. There was no hot water available on the first day which was annoying as we just hiked little Adam's peak and were reeking!
7.5 Good
Pros: The cottages we opted for were exactly what we needed. Away from the hustle bustle. Since one of our friends got injured before the trip, he had to cancel. Upon requesting, the property accepted our cancellation, which helped a lot. There is no possibility of getting late night food, so if you plan to stay at such a location, make sure you carry midnight snacks with you at all times.
Cons: The bathrooms are dry and there was no possibility of using water at the WC. It probably meets the expectations of certain guests. But the property managers should keep in mind the requirements of all guests. Similarly, we reached the hotel in the evening after a really long drive from Nuwara Eliya. Upon reaching, before we could settle down in our rooms and rest, we had to plan our dinner which was a little annoying since we had been traveling all day and were extremely tired.
6.7 Good
Pros: The view
Cons: The room, and the distans to ella
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice resort with a big garden and clean rooms (we stayed in one of the bungalows). View is great. Breakfast is very good, and the overall food quality also. The location is some kilometres (20 min approximativ.) outside of Ella, but with bus, tuktuk and shuttle organised by the staff, there are multiple options. Owner and staff are friendly and helpful.
7.1 Good
Pros: cafe had great food very tasty, and beauitful view!
Cons: hotel was half finished, rooms have been quickly built. front door of room wouldnt close properly, toilet wasnt fixed to the wall correctly (it would move as soon as you sat on it)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff! Very good food. Absolutely clean, calm and wonderful nature.
Cons: Nothing
Hotel Alta Vista - Ella - Building
14
7.8 Good (183 reviews)
C$ 95+
Overview Reviews
In the heart of Ella, Hotel Alta Vista is within a 5-minute drive of Nine Arches Bridge and Little Adam's Peak. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Morris was so lovely and helpful. All the staff had smiling faces and always willing to help. The views from the room are lovely. The location is very central and convenient.
Cons: The booking amount on booking.com isn’t what you pay as there is some sort of additional cost on top of this which made it a bit too much for what was on offer - so be aware of this. The shower pressure wasn’t good and the bath mat was just an old towel. There is also a very steep hill to climb - unfortunately no lift so if you’re not very fit and you have small children/heavy luggage this will be a problem. Obviously not the fault of the hotel but something to be aware about. The wifi unfortunately wasn’t very good even though the modem was outside the door which made it a bit difficult. The beds were supposed to be double beds but felt a bit small. The place is definitely lovely however could use a bit of a sprucing up.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very good localization near center and 15 min from railway station!!!
Cons: Noice from center (music, cars)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location even though the hill killed my legs after the few days. The staff were wonderful.
Cons: The hill isn't suitable for young children or elderly. Only had 1 pillow and 1 towel each they could give more. Found it hard to regulate the shower temperature.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Superb location, even though it's a fairly steep approach. The owner/manager Mr Morris is an exceptional host who will go out of his way to help. Although I've stayed in a few places in ella before, this is my first time at Alta Vista, and I can tell you it won't be the last.
Cons: Nothing to dislike. However, if you are very elderly or infirm, bear in mind that it's steep walk from the Main Street, and depending on the floor, it can be a bit of. Climb. Otherwise, nothing to dislike as far a I could tell.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Bed was not in good shape, bedsheets were itchy. We didn't have a comfortable sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very big, and the bathroom as well. Everything was new and clean and very well maintained. The stuff and owner was kind and helpful. Hot water, wifi, air-conditioning were perfect. The place located in the center and up the hill so it is very quiet.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view and the breakfast
Cons: very steep climb up to reception, but you are in Ella.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location. On main road, but set back up the hill, so less noisy, with good view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff and amazing view. Love that vegetation is organic and grown on grounds. The staff are all warm and genuine sri lankan hospitality.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff where very friendly and very accommodating. Breakfast was more than sufficient, plentiful. Room and bathroom where both very roomy and very comfortable and clean. Location was also very close to restaurants and small shops. Great location to start adventures from.
Cons: Nothing too dislike... Highly recommended
Rawana Holiday Resort - Ella
15
7.8 Good (28 reviews)
C$ 44+
Overview
With a stay at Rawana Holiday Resort in Ella, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel - Ella - Building
16
7.2 Good (381 reviews)
C$ 163+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel places you in the heart of Ella, within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Pros: the hotel was nice enough and it had a pool.The room was big and the location was great
Cons: Terrible wifi. The staff were not competent enough to solve the problem. We ordered a drink to the room after a long day travelling. It never arrived. The breakfast was really not that good and the place basically had no atmosphere. Definitly not worth paying the extra for the "Hotel" experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lunch salad was poor no salad just random veg olives chicken cumber cheese Dinner was good carbonara with chicken
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff Service was adequate as per current situation (hardly no foreigners) Overall was very good experience
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff in a good hotel. Great location.
Cons: The breakfast wasn’t good enough( it is not a buffet) We could hear every sound from outside the room But all was good
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location with on-site parking, which is lacking in many other Ella hotels.. Food was great.. The staff were truly responsive to guest requests..
Cons: The room needs some renovation and a colorwash!! Especially the bathroom had an old outlook.. The pool would've been way better off heated.. Water was freezing cold right up to midday, and very few guests attempted the pool..
7.5 Good
Pros: Soo friendly staffs n atmosphere....
7.1 Good
Pros: The location
Cons: I paid more than the amount in my booking on booking.com WiFi is only in the lobby and this is not mentioned on booking.com
5.4 Okay
Pros: Location is great
Cons: It was very noisy. We could not sleep for a whole night because of a dog that they let inside and which was barking in the hallways all night. Also at 6am they turned on some ventilator which was right next to the room.
5.8 Okay
Pros: staff were very friendly and tried to be helpful
Cons: Room was not cleaned during the whole day we were out and AC did not work
The Tenth Hotel - Ella - Building
17
7.0 Good (55 reviews)
C$ 115+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, The Tenth Hotel is in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a good location, only a short walk into Ella. Prashad was lovely and couldn’t have done enough for us, very hard working to ensure the best for the hotel. Excellent value for money and made a very comfortable visit to Ella, highly recommend!
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: because of the location.
Cons: clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Magnificent views to surrounding mountains Super friendly staff whom just loved having Aussie tourists due to our friendliness
Cons: Rude Europeans
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The host was absolutely lovely, and accommodated for all our additional requests. The rooms have stunning views over Ella rock, and the location is an easy 5 minute walk to all of Ella's main strip with all the restaurants and cafes.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Team went out of their way to help us and make is feel comfortable. After noticing I didn't eat the bread they made me a non gluten breakfast the next morning. Safe was out of batteries but in seconds it was replaced with a working one
Cons: A very short walk to Ella along a busy road .. okay during the day but dark by night
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breathtaking view onto the mountains from the room. Very nice and helpful staff. Good breakfast.
7.5 Good
Pros: location was great, nice view. close to the village, doable walking. nice hot shower
Cons: nothing met expectations.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: The view
Cons: Firstly, this “hotel” is very overpriced and entirely deceitful. We had booked this hotel for 2 nights, with the intention to extend but couldn’t wait to leave. Upon arrival the lady at the front desk seemed very friendly (which later turned out to be a facade), when shown to our room we were instantly surprised by how unclean it was but due to her friendliness decided to get our heads down. In the morning, whilst showering we were shocked to discover an entire ant colony had nested in the plastic door of the shower, which was bound together by masking tape! When heading out for dinner at 8pm, we were questioned by the lady as to where we were going and asked to return by 11pm at the latest I so that she could go to bed (baring in mind the “hotel” is advertised as having a 24hr desk for the convenience of its guests). Overall, we were very disappointed with this property and felt the photos not the description were representative of the property.
7.1 Good
Pros: The lady at the front desk was very knowledgeable about the area and went out of her way to help us plan our stay. The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the center of Ella which made getting around easy and cheap. Some of the rooms have killer views.
Cons: The wifi worked, however could have been better. A staff member appearing on our patio to get the cleaning equipment one morning was a tad awkward (given I was about to shower) if not quite funny.
3.8 Mediocre
Cons: Unfortunately this place is too expensive compares to the quality of the Hotel. At the same rate you can have a higher quality hotel. Positive point : the lady at the reception very kind and the big size rooms. Négative point : - breakfast low quality - mini bar in rooms empty - no soaps in the bathroom - a lot of stairs to enter in the hotel so difficult with luggage’s as there is no help provided to bring the luggage to the room. And a lot of stairs in the hotel to access to the room as well - if you pay with bank card pricing increased by 3 %.
Ella Jungle Inn - Ella - Restaurant
18
2.4 Mediocre (2 reviews)
C$ 90+
Overview
Located in Ella, Ella Jungle Inn is in a rural location, within a 15-minute drive of Ravana Falls and Kinellan Tea Factory. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.