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  Average price (weeknight): R890
  Average price (weekend night): R437

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Ravana Heights - Ella - Building
1
8,3 Excellent (340 reviews)
R2 595+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Ravana Heights is within a 15-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.
1,0 Poor
Pros: Only the breakfast and of course two ladies in the service.
Cons: Behaviour of the owner and the hospitality .. it’s worst. Price is exorbitant compared to the facilities.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent host and staff, very friendly and helpful. Beautiful garden and a stunning view. Great breakfast, comfortable large room with lovely outside seating.
Cons: The main road is busy for walk into town, although the walk is short and the noise does not effect the property.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely nice, breakfast was always fresh and extremely great. Very nice place to stay in Ella.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: good breakfast good view good location staff very good room clean and comfortable
Cons: nothing to fault no dislikes
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Big clean bedroom with comfy bed. Renovated clean bathroom. Very kind and friendly staff. Breakfast was delicious every morning and the view is just incredible.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The staff, in particular the owner, was extremely helpful. He even went so far as to arrange an Ella tour (on the house) for us. The breakfast was wonderful, and the rooms were very comfortable.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was big and clean. There were very good wifi-connection. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They helped book hikingtrips and made lunch and dinner on request. Very good food. Beautiful view and garden.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff, incredible views, great rooms with huge bathroom. The breakfast was sensational
Cons: Nothing
Feelin' Good Resort - Ella - Building
2
7,8 Good (201 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Feelin' Good Resort in Ella, you'll be in the mountains and 8 minutes by car from Ravana Falls. 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.
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
3
7,8 Good (192 reviews)
R1 062+
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: You get what you see. All bases covered.
Cons: There were some bugs in the room. Not sure how they got in since the room was completely closed.
4,6 Okay
Pros: Very good central location
Cons: Rooms not particularly clean, no air con, no international electric sockets, grubby
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Clean hotel, very friendly staff, spacious room with nice balcony view.
7,9 Good
Pros: The view is great! The location is excellent and the staff are super nice and helpful! We arranged a nice driver via the hotel manager.
Cons: The bed is not so comfortable and the windows are partially open, so we had to spray the mosquito repellent on the doors and windows to keep the bugs out.
Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel - Ella - Building
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7,2 Good (417 reviews)
R1 814+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff Service was adequate as per current situation (hardly no foreigners) Overall was very good experience
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..
3,8 Mediocre
Pros: Food quality was good.
Cons: Worst hotel experience ever. Toilets were stinky and some of the equipment which were in the bathroom were not in working condition. They have mebtioned that they are providing free fiwi for guests but sadly their Wi-Fi doesn't work inside rooms. Once we complained it to technical staff, they asked us to stay in the corridor to get access for the Wi-Fi since it only work for public areas. Room condition was unsatisfactory. Beds were not comfortable. Woodern floor was noicy. We were overcharged. They have not mentioned that they are charging taxes in the property description but we were 25$ overcharged.
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
Ella Jungle Inn - Ella - Restaurant
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5,3 Okay (2 reviews)
R1 003+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Ella Jungle Inn is in the mountains, 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.
3,0 Mediocre
Pros: The bed was clean and comfortable and had a mosquito net. Breakfast is usually served from 7.30am but because we had an early train booked from Ella they agreed to provide it to us at 6.30am. There wasn’t much choice for me but they did prepare a lovely dhal and roti, which was delicious.
Cons: 25 minutes drive from Ella town itself Limited choice for vegetarians / vegans on the dinner and breakfast menu. Food overpriced for the quality. No alcoholic drinks and no soft drinks (7Up / Sprite / Cola) available upon request. Chalets are "unfinished" with big gaps between walls and roof. Some windows are unglazed. Plastic sheeting covering bathroom meaning incredibly loud noise when it rains. Leeches and cockroaches in the bathroom. Ants everywhere.

Best rooms in Ella

Ravana Heights - Ella - Building
1
8,3 Excellent (340 reviews)
R2 595+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Ravana Heights is within a 15-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.
1,0 Poor
Pros: Only the breakfast and of course two ladies in the service.
Cons: Behaviour of the owner and the hospitality .. it’s worst. Price is exorbitant compared to the facilities.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent host and staff, very friendly and helpful. Beautiful garden and a stunning view. Great breakfast, comfortable large room with lovely outside seating.
Cons: The main road is busy for walk into town, although the walk is short and the noise does not effect the property.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely nice, breakfast was always fresh and extremely great. Very nice place to stay in Ella.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: good breakfast good view good location staff very good room clean and comfortable
Cons: nothing to fault no dislikes
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Big clean bedroom with comfy bed. Renovated clean bathroom. Very kind and friendly staff. Breakfast was delicious every morning and the view is just incredible.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The staff, in particular the owner, was extremely helpful. He even went so far as to arrange an Ella tour (on the house) for us. The breakfast was wonderful, and the rooms were very comfortable.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was big and clean. There were very good wifi-connection. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They helped book hikingtrips and made lunch and dinner on request. Very good food. Beautiful view and garden.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff, incredible views, great rooms with huge bathroom. The breakfast was sensational
Cons: Nothing
Sunnyside Holiday Bungalow - Ella - Outdoor view
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8,9 Excellent (114 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Sunnyside Holiday Bungalow is within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Little Adam's Peak. Free self parking is available onsite.
7,5 Good
Cons: Smell from rubbish dump across the road
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The room where close to the centrum, it was clean and the accommodation was spacious. Breakfast was typical for the island, everything fresh! The owner was really nice person, she was taking care of us, trying to host us really good. She was waiting for us until we came home. There was no problem to stay a bit longer in the last day. She offered us free water and some food for our further journey to the next city, what was really kind!
Cons: The water pressure was not good enough and the water was not warm (on the evening were quite cold outside so hot shower was what we wanted) but for sure it would not be a problem for everybody, specially for that price.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, very friendly host, superb breakfast (probably the best in Sri Lanka), good WiFi.
Cons: Some more European sockets would be good.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: It was great overnight stay with wonderful hosts. Totally recommended as the place is super clean, everything was ready for our comfortable stay. As we had left early morning our breakfast was prepared for take away which we enjoyed during our safari in Udalawale. Happy we had chosen this place. Railway station pick up is a great advantage of this place but you need to be precise with arrival time as we agreed on approx. pick up time and nobody was waiting for us when we arrived. Even thought it was not a problem as we picked up tuk tuks while the costs were kindly compensated due to such misunderstanding.
Cons: Nothing to complain.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Cynthia was an absolutely awesome host and the Sri Lankan breakfast we had each day was superb. We only intended staying for one night, however stayed for 2. The location of the property was perfect; a short walk from the city centre, which can be quite crazy, a short walk from the train station and very quiet. It was great waking each morning to birds singing and tranquility. Cynthia was very caring in that she asked us to let her know when we were back from our dinner date, which to me speaks a thousand words. There was never any issues and Cynthia was always accommodating. This stay was a highlight to our trip.
Cons: The only thing was the strength of the wifi in our room.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is 5 minutes away from the town. Breakfast was amazing and Cynthia was always happy to help us . We will come back!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: My family and I liked everything at Sunnyside - the warm welcome, the personal touch exhibited by Cynthia and the wonderful breakfasts provided. Three breakfasts - all different and freshly made and served with a smile. Would recommend other travellers to stay there. Easy to find with plenty of parking and garden space to walk around. Entrance to the bungalow is just off the main road where the "Ella" signboard is placed!!! Cynthia was also able to provide us with valuable information about train times - so that we could go to the Nine Arches Bridge and see the approaching train.
Cons: This is beyond Cynthia's control but there was a landfill just on the opposite side of the road and the smell was not appreciated - something that the town authorities need to take care of soon.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Strongly Recommend!
Mountain Heaven - Ella - Bedroom
3
8,6 Excellent (262 reviews)
R2 802+
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.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel has great views of Ella gap, and is a little away from the noisy town centre. Clean, airy room and reception /dining area. Pool is a bonus. Staff were all friendly, helpful and efficient.
Cons: No big issues; worth noting lots of steep steps, which is inevitable on the side of a hill. Some folk may not welcome that.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view is breathtaking from the lobby, from the pool and the room. Simply gorgeous mountain surroundings. The breakfast is amazing! The staff very sweet and helpful. Overall I loved it here.
Cons: Even though the hotel is a very short distance from the center of town, it isn't really walkable. You must take a tuk-tuk each time so be prepared for this. It is only 5 minutes drive. I would suggest they put a screen door on the balcony so that we can enjoy the breeze without having mosquitos and other bugs. The bathroom got kind of "buggy" at times. Perhaps check the sealing around windows to outside. It wasn't that bad and I would still recommend highly the hotel!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view from our room was breathtaking! Also had a wonder swimming pool.
6,0 Good
Pros: stunning views from our room staff were friendly
Cons: Comaparably expensive - stayed places costing less but better standard all round than this property. Maintenance needs to be kept up.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing service, and the team even put an effort to get a cake for me as my stay was for celebrating my birthday. Would love to come here again. Thanks to the entire team.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The views are incredible. The pool in incredible. The lady who checked us in (I feel awful for not asking her name now) was very helpful and very friendly. She also gave great tips on shortcuts to get to some attractions and town. The room was very comfortable.
Cons: The door to the bathroom is about 180cm tall, and had a raised tile ledge. This resulted in MANY knocked heads and stubbed toes (yes - I know, I should have learnt after the first time). Apart from this, the rooms were perfect.
Brilliant View Home Stay - Ella - Building
4
8,9 Excellent (276 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Brilliant View Home Stay is located in Ella. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a balcony. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. At Brilliant View Home Stay you will find a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. The property offers free parking. The Ella Railway Station is 1.1 km and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 86.3 km away.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The included breakfast was wonderful and the people working there were very friendly. It was a little walk away from town which was nice because the area was quiet, but most of all the view was spectacular! It was a very clean and comfortable stay.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Views were amazing and so were the staff.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view, the owners kindness, the location.
Cons: Nothing
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The brekky was ample, the rooms very very clean. The view is just amazing and the host is super kind and very helpful.
Cons: Everything was perfect.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were amazing, so helpful. We had to leave early in the morning so they made us breakfast to go and took us to the bus stop. Exceptional service!!!!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved this place! It was a bit off the beaten track which we loved as we found Ella a bit touristy. The views from the rooms were amazing and it was a delightful location. The rooms themselves were lovely and had everything you could need. The hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful; they helped to organise our transport, told us all about the hikes to do nearby and recommended some restaurants to visit in town. The breakfasts were the best we had during our trip to Sri Lanka. We particularly enjoyed the dinner that we had at the homestay - there was so much food and it was all absolutely delicious! A particularly nice touch was tea & coffee with biscuits when we arrived. We would definitely recommend this place!
Cons: Everything was absolutely perfect - there was nothing we didn't like!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: everything was perfect
Cons: i think they just forgot ... to put sheets on the pillows.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is located a few minutes walk from the main street in a quiet area. The room we rented had it's own little balcony with a great view. The place was clean and quiet and the owner was really nice and helpfull. If you want a relaxing place to spend a few days in Ella, go there.
Cons: Nothing!
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Nice view and warm welcome