Ella Hotels

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Dream Cafe: Dream Cafe Accomodation

The rooms above the Dream Cafe have been elegantly furnished to make your stay a relaxing and comfortable one. The wood flooring and paneling together with the high quality linen certainly give this guest house a boutique feel. There are two large couches which can be used as additional beds situated in a way that when you draw the curtains you have spectacular views of the Ella Gap and tea plantations. The bathrooms are new and have all the modern facilities for you to enjoy including lovely hot water.

The restaurant has a garden terraced area for meals and is tastefully lit with fairy lights.
Laundry facilities are available on request and they have good wifi facilities as well as an internet terminal for customer use.

The location is on the main road which makes it easy to stay out a bit later at night as tuktuks are scarce to find after 10pm and walking up a hill in the dark does not appeal.

The staff are friendly and helpful.

email dreamcafe_ella@yahoo.com
Easily walkable from the train station
see Restaurant review also

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Hiking and Walking
  • Written December 22, 2012
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Aurora Holiday Bungalow: Best Budget Accomodation

Mr Nadun the owner of Ella Village Restaurant has 4 bungalow style rooms in a plot adjacent to the restaurant. The rooms are newly built and wonderfully clean and comfortable. There are 2 front porch chairs where you can relax and listen to the birds chirping in the garden.

The benefits of being in the heart of the town is when all the tuktuks go home for the evening you will not be left stranded having to walk up a hill in the dark. The rooms however have a lovely tranquil feel to them with a small garden area surrounded by forest trees.

The owner serves delicious homecooked breakfasts and fresh coffee from beans, his restaurant is legendary for rice and curry. He is truely a hospitable man and kind family man.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written December 22, 2012
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Rock View Guest House, Ella: Avoid Rock View Guesthouse in Ella

Do not stay here at all costs. Whilst staying here my phone was stolen from our bedroom whilst we were out walking. The room was looked and was still locked when we returned. The staff turned from interested and chatty to aggressive and unpleasant when we realised they had stolen my phone. I would not be surprised if the guesthose is closed down by the poliuce now as they told us this is the third time a theft like this has happened at rock view recently. Such a shame as Ella was otherwise a great place to go.

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  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written June 5, 2012

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  • reuyanmarites profile photo reuyanmarites
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Ella Guest Inn: best in ella!!!

Ella guest inn is such a lovely place to stay 3 or 4 nights in ella.they are amazing family with lots of kindness.
they have wonderful big privet garden and back yard with rice field.nice view on ella rock!!!
they have free wi-fi,hot water and every thing that you want as traveller.
it's not far away from the city,post office and train station.just 5minuts walk.
finnely must say that they are ready for welcome you!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written April 18, 2012
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  • Reviews: 2

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Sun Top Inn -Ella: you have to be lucky enough

We traveled for four months in Asia. During our stay in Sri Lanka Sun Top Inn was the best place we stayed.It was a small guest house with 3 bed rooms but going to be 7 in soon.
Nice views of ella rock.You can spend long hours by relaxing and reading in the large sitting.
very clean and comfortable rooms.Tasty food.
free Wi-Fi
Everything is perfect there.
Very friendly and helpful owners.actually you have to be lucky enough to get a room there.
Though we came to this place by accidently i highly recommond this place to future travellers.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written September 22, 2011

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  • neha_ruth profile photo neha_ruth
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Sun Top Inn: Best place in Ella.

During our stay in Ella we stayed in a small guest house called Sun Top Inn.
it was the best place we stayed in SL.
Also the Best food in SL.
Rooms are very clean. upstair rooms with comfortable beds and attached bath rooms with hot water.
free Wi-Fi.
In the large sitting area helps to meet the other travelers.
The place isrun by young couple Niranjala & Priyantha.They are very friendly and helpfull.
You will be given area maps and lots of information to walk around.The Ideal place for your stay in Ella.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Trains, Backpacking
  • Written September 5, 2011
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The Mountain Heavens Hotel: A Real Mountain Heaven

Four of us (my self, my wife and two kids) stayed from Fri 04 Sep 2009 night to Sun 06 morning.

We really enjoyed the stay there. The location of the hotel, the view, food and service were excellent.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Trains, Photography, Family Travel
  • Written September 7, 2009
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'Ella Gap' as seen from the hotel

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Zion View: Fine Line

there are many fine guest houses with magnificent views. this is not the only one.
if you like privacy and independence this is not the place for you. If you like family around all the time then stay here.
there is a fine line here between professionalism and family.
also do not book tours, transport etc here; there will be axtra charge to proprietor.
book at Dream Cafe in town; reliable and ho;nest.

good view; but not the only guest house to have such.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Trains, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written May 2, 2009

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  • meiermime profile photo meiermime
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ZION VIEW: Best view with Friendly and relaxing stay

on our way to kandy we found this small village Ella we had very pleasant and friendly stay in zion View guesthouse .Its very new and European standard , spacial y long beds . Rooms have balconies with direct view of Ella gap and Ella Rock . every morning we had breakfast on our balcony what a nice next to our balcony we saw monkeys enjoying there breakfast too . we really enjoyed this place and we Highly recommended this place for other travelers who like to enjoy beautiful nature in hill country sri lanka.

good clean rooms,long beds,beautiful view,good foods

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Hiking and Walking, Beaches
  • Written April 26, 2009
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Zion View: Best in Ella

Zion View is the Best in Ella.
European size beds with good firm mattress, clean and new rooms, service unparalled, and awesome views. wireless, hot water, laundry and food upon request. and adistance to
restaurants; Dream Cafe is the best place to eat.

European size beds and firm mattress
awesome view from balcony

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Trains, Backpacking
  • Written April 25, 2009
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ella gap


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  • Wzorin profile photo Wzorin
  • Reviews: 1

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Beauty Mount Tourist Inn: Calm,friendly and cheap place to stay

If you choose to stay in Ella, I would highly recommend you a great place to stay - Beauty Mount Tourist Inn.Modest, friendly owner, great food,low price...(just order your meal well in advance, it takes them a bit longer to cook it :)).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written March 27, 2008

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  • Reviews: 1

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Sun Top Inn: home away from home in Ella

Three upstair balcony rooms with open sitting with the nice view of Ella rock. Clean,very comfortable seven feet long specialy made beds. Bath rooms with real HOT water.
The owners are very help ful and friendly. They give maps and information to walk arround. they look after their guests very well.
They serve home made fresh and tasty foods. Western,Eastern,Chinese,Indian food too. Niranjila wife of the guest house owner is a really a good cook. she is expert in cooking traditional Sri Lankan dishes. (tomato & garlic curry,Banana flower curry,Mango, manioc curry etc.)
serve western ,continental or Sri Lankan Breakfast as you wish.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Trains, Family Travel
  • Written February 7, 2008
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Moutain Heavens Hotel: Lovely Ella hotel - Sri Lanka

This is a beautiful little place with four bright rooms with ensuite bathrooms, fans, excellent service and a spectacular view of Ella Gap. It is quite new and easily missed. We had a wonderful stay there. I documented our entire Sri Lanka trip at :

www.grinninggeckodesign.com/SriLanka.htm

Fabulous service, immaculate rooms, great food, lovely garden and wonderful view. Rates include breakfast on the terrace each morning...ah! Our favourite guesthouse in Sri Lanka. Shanta treated us like royalty. The dinners were good too!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Arts and Culture
  • Written March 21, 2006
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Hotel Country Comfort: Good Value Basic Room

The hotel stay was part of my 8 day trip package as I specified the accommodation should be basic non-air con with fan and attached bathroom. It turned out to be good selection and I am happy with it.

The hotle has classical look and you can see some common area in one of the pics. Very relaxing. But it is about 70m walk along a ally from the main street. Bring along a torch if you "scare" of dark. Shouldn't be that bad!! hehe.

You can view more pics of the room view and breakfast they serve. Room rate in old wing Rs2,000. New wing Rs3300. Breakfast Rs500.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written February 11, 2006
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Ella Holiday Inn: The bargain

Sleeping in the train we almost forgot to go out in Ella when the owner of the GH jumped in and asked where we were going. He took us to the GH and because of lack of tourists (Tsunami) we got a really good price for the rooms (750 LKR, but normaly it should be at least 1000-1500 LKR for the doble)
The GH just opened in 2004, so everything is new and the rooms are great.

Great rooms, nice food.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written May 4, 2005

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