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  Average price (weeknight): AED 191
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The Secret Ella - Ella - Building
1
9.0 Excellent (87 reviews)
AED 881+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Secret Ella in Passara, you'll be 11 mi (17.6 km) from Muthiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya and 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from Kataragama Devale. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff friendliness
Cons: Walls and main window have small openings that let many insects into the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and views.. Wonderful staff and excellent food.
Cons: N/A
7.0 Good
Pros: Position on mountain,
Cons: Staff Too formal Grounds unkempt
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Exceptional breakfast. Amazing staff and magical place for a honeymoon
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was an amazing hotel and perfect for one night and to see the 9 arch bridge. We had a beautiful room, but it was next to the reception and you could hear everything that was talked outside. The pool was amazing though with the landscape.
Cons: The rooms were very clairaudient and the restaurant was weird. Good food but weird somehow. Too many people standing around and starring.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful views from bungalow cottages and a fabulous pool.
Cons: Herman Miller dining chairs...haha!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location !!!! Very kind staff, super breakfast and super a la carte food.
Planters Bungalow - Ella - Building
2
8.8 Excellent (369 reviews)
AED 422+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Planters Bungalow in Ella, you'll be 6 minutes by car from Ravana Falls. Featured amenities include a business center, 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.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Its an awesome establishment. We as a family stayed in the red room and it was totally perfect. Fresh, clean, beutiful and with a history to go with it. Perfect for a family of four! The surroundings, nature, views and gardens are so beutiful. And because its a bit from Ella it is calm and quite. The kids got awesome food and the pool is located so that you can take in the vistas. We only stayed one night, but I wish we would have stayed longer.
Cons: I guess I would prefer if the food was spiced as the Singalese like it, but as I didn’t request that it was a bit bland. But overall, ok food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved staying at Planter's. When we arrived after a long day of travel we were welcomed and told, "this is a peaceful place." This was so true. We loved that it was just a little out of town - much more relaxing than Ella itself. They helped coordinate rides, toured us through their amazing garden and showed us the local Buddhist temple. Food was good too.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Warmth greetings with smile from staff. Room and bathroom are spacious, nice decoration although look a bit dated. The atmosphere is really great overall, especially breakfast areas outdoor.
Cons: Not quite happy with the breakfast process as it took almost an hour to finish. First with fruit, which is great with many types of fruit, just that I prefer to have fruit after main dish not before. They waited until everyone finished before coming to serve the breads, which are great also with many choices. Only after that they came to ask what type of egg we want. So we were waiting for a long time after finishing the bread for egg to come. And I was a bit disappointed as the eggs came alone with no sausages or bacon. For coffee and tea, I asked for 3 coffee and one tea. We got one small coffee pot, not enough for everyone and need to ask for refill. In sum, good food but too long and not enough meat. Location 20 minutes from the center and guests would hear monk prayer from nearby temple around 5am. Not that loud but I can hear from the room. I have no problem with that but may be issues for people with light sleep.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The food we liked a lot, very delicious breakfast. The garden of the property is wonderful, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Cons: The room was a bit outdated while the bathroom is really nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very serviceminded and friendly and they make you feel 100 percent relaxed and taken care of. The surrounding is fantastic with all the mountains and plantations around. To watch the sunrise from our balcony to the sound of monks was something we will never forget. Food was great and room was nice. A Place to go!
Zion View Ella Green Retreat - Ella - Bedroom
3
8.7 Excellent (738 reviews)
AED 823+
Overview Reviews
With Demodara Nine Arch Bridge reachable in 2.7 km, Zion View Ella Green Retreat provides accommodation, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a shared lounge. The bed and breakfast features both WiFi and private parking free of charge. Zion View Ella Green Retreat offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. The accommodation offers a terrace. A car rental service is available at Zion View Ella Green Retreat. Ella Spice Garden is 700 metres from the bed and breakfast, while Ella Rock is 2.6 km 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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: View, swimming pool, room
Cons: Nice place, great view, friendly people, spacious rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel with extremly nice service and a wonderful terass and pool.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff and service
7.0 Good
Pros: The view here is simply breath taking. We booked a room for 4 people here and the best thing about it was the balcony with the hammock and swing on the view of Mountains in Ella. The room was spacious, had 1 double bed, 1 single bed and a bunk bed. The room was clean and the beds were comfy. The pool view is also one of the best things about this place. The breakfast was good and it was quickly served. The staff of the reception were friendly and nice, other staff around the room area seemed a bit more shy. There are two dogs outside the hotel that are so cute and made our stay much nicer. The decoration of the hotel was also nice. Overall the view of this hotel is what makes it worth it!
Cons: We had to go down lots of stairs to reach the reception area and then again some more stairs to get to our room which is problematic for people with a bad knee (they had no elevators). The shower had a glass door which was slightly inconvenient.The hotel is located on top of a mountain and you reach it via a narrow road that you either climb or take a tuk tuk, as cars won't fit there. However the hotel provides a mini van when you check in and check out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service at this hotel is first class. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. The food is incredible, the view is spectacular, the staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Cons: Family next to us was very loud and the walls aren't sound proof at all. However, they quieted down when we asked.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and the location superb. Kids loves the pool and the view is fantastic. Thanks for a lovely stay
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are excellent. Warm and caring and always doing the extra bit. The kitchen is also very good and the cook was very flexible. The view is stunning from the balconies.
Cons: The rooms were smaller and less attractive relative to the pictures on the internet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing experience made more so by the incredible staff. Gorgeous location, great facilities. When we had to cut out stay short due to family emergency at home they did everything possible to support - even providing a packed lunch for our long journey back to Colombo. Their kindness was so comforting. Will definitely be back to say thank you and to keep exploring the stunning surrounds of Ella.
Hotel Onrock - Ella - Building
4
8.7 Excellent (238 reviews)
AED 334+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Hotel Onrock is in the mountains, within a 15-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an absolutely awesome time in Ella. OnRock was in a fantastic location, but beware it is on a steep hill, but worth it. The manager, Rohan, was very accomodating and wanted everything to be just right, which it was. We have 2 children who are fussy eaters. Rohan made a special breakfast for them, which was really appreciated. Room was very clean & view of Adam’s peak/Ella Rock was perfect. I highly recommend.
Cons: Walking up the steep hill, but it was good exercise and worth it for the view. I would recommend that if you arrive there by taxi, be sure to ask whether their vehicle can go up the hill. Ours could not and we ended up dragging our suitcases up the hill with little help.
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice location, great view, kindly staff.
Cons: We couldn’t pay with credit card.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location, friendly stuff.
Cons: Nothing specail. We couldn’t pay with credit card although on booking page it’s said we can
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about our stay at Hotel Onrock. The location was perfect, the host was so helpful and the room was beautiful. Would highly recommend and would stay here again.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Super staff and delicious food. Nice view.
Cons: Not working: card payment, wifi, safe. Very limited menue for dinner as chef was on vacation.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: We are convinced this hotel is blessed by the buddha himself. It's a really sweet place, the staff are super friendly and courteous, the food delicious and servings generous, and the views from the room immaculate. Clean, comfortable, and close to where we wanted to be, just few meters away from a charming road with loads of local restaurants and shops, and near to all the sites we wanted to see. We feel this place deserves more than 3 stars for its service.
Cons: my only recommendation is to install air con and to improve some of the finishings in the bathroom and the room so that it is of a higher standard. We had to keep the door open and all the fans working throughout the night, this kept the room pretty fresh and cool but I would prefer to be able to close the windows and switch on the zircon if I had a choice - just to avoid bugs : ). That said in December it was quite cool and we didn't have any issues with mosquitos even though the windows were open.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a real hotel. Super location and very nice rooms. The manager it very, very helpfull. Good food. Recommended
Cons: Wifi not so good all the time.
6.3 Good
Pros: View from balcony.
Cons: Missing air conditioning, room and balcony ceiling have to be repaired, should use net for insects at bathroom window.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean hotel on rock, with amazing view. There's a manager his name starter from R ... . Very interesting and professional person who made our stay very comfortable. Close to all cafes and main street.
Lucky Star Ella - Ella - Building
5
8.5 Excellent (867 reviews)
AED 118+
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.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ok Nice place
7.9 Good
Pros: The property was clean and staff were very helpful in organising day trips and subsequent transportation. Also the property had a stunning view from the terrace.
Cons: Hot water isn’t a given in Sri Lanka but would be a valuable upgrade.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The views from Lucky Star over Ella rock and it’s surroundings are beautiful. You can get a tuk tuk or it’s about a 15 min walk into town via the train tracks. The views are well worth it though and being in the hills means it’s more peaceful at night. We have the Deluxe King room which had a great balcony with a cool swing chair. The room was clean and comfortable and you could tell the bathroom had been modernised - you can even shower looking out over the view! Breakfast was good and the staff were friendly and welcoming.
4.6 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: Chaser dog, no room upkeep, not good breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff very helpful. Great views
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Small rooms uncomfortable location. No cattle for tea
6.7 Good
Pros: The best sunset from the upper terrace. Tasty breakfast. We rented a scooter from the owner in a reasonable price.
Cons: The rooms are very small, hard to move around with backpacks. We had the room next to reception on the lower level. It was very noisy in the night. The shower had problem with the pressure. The handshower was broken when we came, the owner fix it with tape and promised to change the it the next day but he didn’t do it.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great view, clean room, staff was very polite
Cons: The WiFi in the room was berarely reachable. Location required tuk tuk 100% of the time. It would be around 40 minutes walk up or down the hill otherwise
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host family Beautiful sunrise and view to Ella rock!
Mountain Heaven - Ella - Bedroom
6
8.5 Excellent (291 reviews)
AED 698+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was great. The staff were all lovely.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nice view
Cons: Worst experience in Sri Lanka hotels, though the most expensive hotel in my trip: - Under construction, drilling works taking place when we've got there - asked the staff to stop right away, which they did - No phone in the rooms - No laundry service and no willingness to find a solution such as asking a took-took to get your laundry in the city which is very convenient though - Very, but very poor breakfast - The rooms are not sound insulated, you can hear your neighbor TV or talking - The towels were grey not white, very poor quality of fabric, not absorbing the water on you body, almost like plastic towels :( - Broken dust bin in the bathroom - The pool water not warmed, one of the pool ladder broken down under my kid feet - Not enough space for car parking and the road to reach there is rubbish, almost impossible to make it by car - Room slippers very small, like for the kids (my number is EUR 41, so not a big feet-er though)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view is simply amazing. Loved the location, walking distance from the 9 arch bridge and easy to go into town. It’s located on the mountain so a lot of stairs and up and down, but that’s to expect in Ella. Note: i read a lot of mixed reviews before booking and I think I realize why, there is another hotel called Mount Heavens that is older and seems more run down, people can be mixing those up.
Cons: The food was ok, but could be improved. Since you do a lot of treks around Ella, they should have the best possible restaurant to go along with the rest of the ambience.
1.0 Poor
Pros: View
Cons: Dirty room smelling like sewage. Also large shower drain over flooding with sewage water and flooded our room. Staff only brought bucket and mop for us to do the cleaning.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: View was incredible. Clean rooms and great staff
Cons: For the price there wasn’t much to do at the hotel. So we ended out all the time wish wasn’t bad but could of stayed somewhere cheaper. That said, view and pool was worth the price if you’re looking for that
7.0 Good
Pros: Great location, amazing views!!!
Cons: We had lunch one day and the food was very bad! A salad and chicken breast - maybe our fault because we didn’t order Sri Lankan food. A bit chaotic at breakfast, not much choice. We weren’t told you had to order Sri Lankan breakfast in advance so couldn’t have it. Western breakfast quite poor - eggs, bread and fruit. For the price, you’d expect much better quality and variety.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This place has the most amazing view and a beautiful pool. Well worth it for that. It’s a reasonably easy walk from the township (but straight up a hill, no view without elevation!) There is a bit of wear and tear around the place but nothing too dramatic that detracts from comfort. Also the first place we’ve stayed in all of Sri Lanka that has hand towels in the bathroom!
Cons: Coffee in the room would be great (not just tea).
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.
Ella Rock House - Ella - Bedroom
7
8.4 Excellent (284 reviews)
AED 162+
Overview
Located in Ella, Ella Rock House is within a 5-minute drive of Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, 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.
Misty Hills Ella Resort - Ella - Building
8
8.4 Excellent (174 reviews)
AED 342+
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 complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Out of town is the place to be in Ella and Misty Hills was a little gem. Simply stunning views from our room balcony and I thoroughly enjoyed waking early to watch the morning light from our balcony. The guesthouse grounds were a delight for nature, with garden lizards and sunbirds entertaining us at breakfast (fantastic pancakes) The owner could not have been more welcoming and helpful and it was an honour to share so many conversations and learn so much about the area and country. Thank you!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great staff Good breakfast Amazing view Great value for money
Cons: Bathroom missed curtain/class seperator.
7.5 Good
Pros: The views form the balcony. Tea in the room. Four poster bed with mosquito net. So cool.
Cons: It is quite an adventure to get here. It’s a 10 minute walk uphill on a busy road to Ella town (if you’re walking, waterproofs and a head torch very useful for the return journey). It all felt a bit damp. And a bit other worldly.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was great, lovely pancakes. The view from the hotel is fantastic. The staff were very helpful as when we got to the hotel we were wet through from very heavy rain and a lot of our belongings were wet too, the hotel arranged for our things to go to a laundry and it was brought back washed and dry by 9.30am the following day.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was just amazing. Waking up to the Ella rock and ella gap at the balcony,I loved it! The room was huge too. Pleasant staff who helped us carry our luggage.
Cons: Just many insects and they appear dead overnight. Important to put on the bed net. Breakfast was not great - it was American breakfast. Cars are not accessible, gotta get their staff to carry their luggage up.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic views through the valley - little Adams Peak to the left and Ella Rock to the right. Friendly staff Air con, fan, mosquito netting, balcony, very spacious deluxe room.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: They were so friendly and I had deep sleep there for my first time in Srilanak
Cons: Little far from city center but still is ok because you can use TukTuk
Ravana Heights - Ella - Building
9
8.3 Excellent (331 reviews)
AED 646+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This accommodation exceeded our expectations in many ways! First of all, because the hotel is situated in the mountain side, the view was absolutely stunning!!! Managed to wake up early to view the sun and misty mountains in the distance, it was so beautiful and a lovely memory of our last day in Sri Lanka. The owner was a lovely man, who was happy to give advice to make the most of our time in Ella. His hotel only has 6 rooms and we were upgraded to the penthouse suite, which was a nice surprise! We also managed to have a peek at other rooms, and all room were lovely, light and clean. The staff are smiley and helpful and I wished we had been able to stay longer! The breakfast was a good standard, with fresh bread and fruit, to go with pancakes and eggs. The whole hotel has such lovely natural and lush surroundings, the gardens are well tended to. There has been a lot care and thought in the design of this hotel, it really is a gem of a find and we will be recommending it to all our friends!
Cons: Nothing to not like at all! Just be wary of coming to and from Ella town to the hotel on the road, especially at night when it gets pitch black.
4.0 Okay
Cons: Expensive for quality received.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding staff. Fantastic breakfast Comfortable room Highly recommended
Cons: Toiletries could be improved. Nothing major.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location away from bustle of Ella Stunning views Great breakfast Lovely staff Little extras like tea offered in arrival and in evenings Lovely evening meal prepared for us Nice gardens and outdoor seating areas
Cons: Too much furniture in triple room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice boutique hotel, rooms are really big and bed is very comfortable. Views are incredible!!! Staff is very friendly. Its a 3 min walk from where everything is, what is good, because you can sleep well. Right where the bars and restaurants are, music is loud until the morning, so this hotel is at a perfect location, very near but not exactly where you couldnt sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was incredible. Great quality breakfast and very helpful and accommodating staff. The garden is pretty and it would be nice to utilise this a bit more as there are perfect relaxing areas for a cup of tea or a beer, if encouraged by the team.
Cons: The property has a great aspect because it’s up high. It’s a small point but you need to be a little bit careful on the steps on the way up.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hospitality by the boss Senandhi and Vasanthi made fantastic breakfast
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A nice garden with a wonderful view over Ella Rook The place is located a few 100 meters below the very busy village. Very nice breakfast with excellent tea, fruit. The owner is very kind and organized a morning walk for us and paid for tuctuc
Cons: The room was quite damp in morning, Miskito net in bathroom windows would make a great improvement.
Shadow Inn Guest House Ella - Ella - Building
10
8.5 Excellent (36 reviews)
AED 95+
Overview Reviews
Located in Ella, Shadow Inn Guest House Ella is within a 10-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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent services. The owner and his family so nice to us and also a good friendly staff. Supper clean. Good value for money
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable bed. Very nice food. Dinner available. Good position near centre of Ella but tucked away so it was quiet.
Cons: No tea making facilities in room. Room wasn’t serviced during 3 night stay - so no clean towels or bins emptied.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is big and comfortable. The toilet is also clean. Have hot water also. The breakfast also great.
Cons: There's no lift at property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Hospitality and convenient location. Friendly service. Prices are reasonable. Walking distance to Ella town. Clean and well maintained. Can recommend this place. Enjoyed very much. All the very best!!! Shadow inn
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean rooms..tasty foods.. comfortable environment ..friendly staff..
Cons: Consider about few more parking slots ..
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great service, perfect location and good value for money !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: -rooms nice and clean -helpful staff -breakfast very good -good location
Cons: -Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Must share and tell about the pleasant experience in this wonderful place! A huge and clean room, modern showers and very hot water, a private balcony and a huge lobby filled with sofas and balconies to rest and enjoy the fresh air. Located in the city center close to everything and very comfortable. Delicious food and warm and courteous service. Go enjoy - the most value for money in Sri lanka!
7.1 Good
Pros: Room is ok. Staff is helpful. Breakfast is ok.
Cons: Can't use bathroom consecutively, water filled in base and come to the room. Wi fi is not working. No tv at the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were super comfortable and airy with the balcony. Bathroom was clean and had a great shower. Staff were super friendly. You get WiFi throughout the hotel. Really close walk (2min) to all the restaurants and bars.
Rawana Holiday Resort - Ella - Building
11
8.3 Excellent (48 reviews)
AED 121+
Overview
Located in Ella, Rawana Holiday Resort is a 5-minute drive from Kinellan Tea Factory and 10 minutes from 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.
Ellas Edge Resort - Ella - Bedroom
12
7.9 Good (541 reviews)
AED 165+
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
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. :-)
7.1 Good
Pros: Great views
Cons: See post above
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff - super helpful. And the view from our balcony was just AMAZING.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view
9.0 Excellent
Pros: absolute magnificent sunrise views with Little Adams peak AND Ella rock right from your bedroom window/balcony! Clean and comfortable spacious room!
Cons: distance to town is a little further than expected - especially at night when it's dark; and there was some contruction goiing on the road while we were there. but still withing walking distance to the activity of the town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the views
Cons: Only one room had A/C out of 4 rooms we had booked. But the location is cooler so didn't mind it
7.9 Good
Pros: Amazing location with breathtaking views and very convenient to town centre. The delux room was very spacious
Cons: There was open Louvre shuttering over door and at window.s. The insect screen was torn at window and there was no screen over doorway
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The helpful staff.
7.1 Good
Pros: The view! Amazing!
Cons: The power cut with no ongoing information.....
Ella Green Cottages - Ella - Bedroom
13
7.9 Good (269 reviews)
AED 121+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Ella Green Cottages places you in the heart of Ella, a 6-minute drive from Kinellan Tea Factory and 11 minutes from 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.
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
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location as you are pretty close to town but far enough away that it is peaceful and quiet. Easy to go to sleep listening to the sounds of the forest. Breakfast is plentiful and is served at your balcony. Internet works well and staff accommodates requests. I had asked for the owner to turn off an outside light that was lighting up our room and also asked for a couple of top sheets for the beds and our requests were taken care of. Rooms are spacious.
Cons: It definitely is a bit rustic and I would recommend higher quality sheets for the beds.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really great accommodation. Up in the trees and we even had monkeys on our deck. The staff were lovely and made breakfast for us. The rooms are budget but exceptionally clean! Right in the centre of Ella so easy to get around.
Cons: It felt slightly damp but that was more due to the location
7.9 Good
Pros: Beautiful scenery, clean, lovely host, tea was great, near Ella town, although there is a steep hill to climb.
Cons: Clothes were damp as it was very humid. The shower wasn't very powerful and the water wasn't hot, it was warm.
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I really liked sitting out on the balcony looking out on beautiful trees. On our arrival we were treated to being served afternoon tea on our balcony. We also loved being served a delicious breakfast on the balcony. The room was simple and comfortable.
7.9 Good
Pros: The view was great if the jungle. Until you looked down and saw construction and trash debris. The guy that worked there was AMAZING. It felt private and had beautiful plants.
Cons: It was musty and damp. Very much. Too much.
Feelin' Good Resort - Ella - Building
14
7.9 Good (184 reviews)
AED 154+
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!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The Sri Lankan vegetable curry was literally the best we had during our four weeks trip in Sri Lanka.
Cons: It is nice and calm but a little bit far away from Ella.
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.
1.0 Poor
Cons: The property gave our room away and put 3 adult women in a triple room with an outside bathroom instead of the large suite we had booked months in advance. then were not apologetic about it and tried to conceal it.
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.
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
Ella Jungle Inn - Ella - Bedroom
15
7.9 Good (29 reviews)
AED 250+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ella Jungle Inn in Ella, you'll be in the mountains and 10 minutes by car from Ravana Falls. 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.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: The location was good and convenient. The staff acknowledged that the place requires renovation. They were also nice enough to waive the cost of some of the meals due to the poor standard of the rooms. They also arranged to transfer one couple to Ella Jungle Resort which had a much better standard.
Cons: The hotel looks rundown. The rooms aren't clean and the footpath leading to the rooms require renovation. The entire place requires an uplift. They also need to hire more staff and train them to carry out their responsibilities. Very poor service.
7.9 Good
Pros: There are two locations wich have to be distinguished: We stayed in Ella Jungle Inn, where the reception and restaurant is right next to the road, the single chalet’s are just a few steps into the jungle. We had a chalet with a nice size and an amazing view over the valley into the jungle. Then there is Ella Jungle Resort, which we visited for a day trip, and which is deep down the valley. In order to reach it you need to take the jeep taxi and after that a quite old cable car. The Jungle Resort is nice too, inserted in rice fields in the valley.
Cons: The level of maintenance and attention to details could be much higher. The area between the single chalets seems a bit run down. Breakfast was OK, but very simple. Our chalet had three ventilation holes with now grids or anything. Considering the amount of monkeys at the place I thought there could be a non wanted visitor in the room.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Location and the staff is friendly. Specially the worker named maduranga was good.
Cons: The rooms are too old and specially the bathroom. Definitely they should renovate the hotel. Food is not worth at all for the money and with regrets its fishy smell. Does not look at all as shown in the booking.com a
Hotel Alta Vista - Ella - Building
16
7.7 Good (202 reviews)
AED 264+
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Central location. Spacious room.
Cons: There is a steep walk from the main road to the property but hey you’re in Ella and one should do some hiking.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Room was big , bath also big ! Neat n clean .
Cons: Steep walk to reach the Hotel , although central location , Room on third floor with staircase , no lift . Restaurant dysfunctional.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location, very clean, big rooms
Cons: Breakfast very limited. Up a very very very steep hill!!
7.9 Good
Pros: Location is nice bang opposite the famous chill cafe in the heart of the city. Rooms are big and comfy, view is nice and the view is good.
Cons: Climbing the steep approach is a bit of a challenge
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Handy location in centre of Ella. Spacious rooms with balconies and views across the valley.
Cons: Some modernisation of bathrooms /showers and bedding required. Breakfast overpriced compared to local restaurants. Steep driveway from road.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing at all
Cons: The towels were smelly The extra charged us above the rate plus taxes They are not done with construction or swept the property
7.0 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good & the scenery
Cons: Approach to the hotel was hilly & very difficult to manoeuvre

Best rooms in Ella

Ravana Heights - Ella - Building
1
8.3 Excellent (331 reviews)
AED 646+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This accommodation exceeded our expectations in many ways! First of all, because the hotel is situated in the mountain side, the view was absolutely stunning!!! Managed to wake up early to view the sun and misty mountains in the distance, it was so beautiful and a lovely memory of our last day in Sri Lanka. The owner was a lovely man, who was happy to give advice to make the most of our time in Ella. His hotel only has 6 rooms and we were upgraded to the penthouse suite, which was a nice surprise! We also managed to have a peek at other rooms, and all room were lovely, light and clean. The staff are smiley and helpful and I wished we had been able to stay longer! The breakfast was a good standard, with fresh bread and fruit, to go with pancakes and eggs. The whole hotel has such lovely natural and lush surroundings, the gardens are well tended to. There has been a lot care and thought in the design of this hotel, it really is a gem of a find and we will be recommending it to all our friends!
Cons: Nothing to not like at all! Just be wary of coming to and from Ella town to the hotel on the road, especially at night when it gets pitch black.
4.0 Okay
Cons: Expensive for quality received.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding staff. Fantastic breakfast Comfortable room Highly recommended
Cons: Toiletries could be improved. Nothing major.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location away from bustle of Ella Stunning views Great breakfast Lovely staff Little extras like tea offered in arrival and in evenings Lovely evening meal prepared for us Nice gardens and outdoor seating areas
Cons: Too much furniture in triple room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice boutique hotel, rooms are really big and bed is very comfortable. Views are incredible!!! Staff is very friendly. Its a 3 min walk from where everything is, what is good, because you can sleep well. Right where the bars and restaurants are, music is loud until the morning, so this hotel is at a perfect location, very near but not exactly where you couldnt sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was incredible. Great quality breakfast and very helpful and accommodating staff. The garden is pretty and it would be nice to utilise this a bit more as there are perfect relaxing areas for a cup of tea or a beer, if encouraged by the team.
Cons: The property has a great aspect because it’s up high. It’s a small point but you need to be a little bit careful on the steps on the way up.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hospitality by the boss Senandhi and Vasanthi made fantastic breakfast
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A nice garden with a wonderful view over Ella Rook The place is located a few 100 meters below the very busy village. Very nice breakfast with excellent tea, fruit. The owner is very kind and organized a morning walk for us and paid for tuctuc
Cons: The room was quite damp in morning, Miskito net in bathroom windows would make a great improvement.
Golden View Guest - Ella - Building
2
8.8 Excellent (527 reviews)
AED 125+
Overview Reviews
Offering a restaurant, Golden View Guest is located at the highest elevation in Ella and just 1 km from the Ella Railway Station. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area and work desk. Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. You can enjoy mountain and river view from the balcony. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. The property offers free parking. The guest house is 2.4 km from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and 2.2 km from Ella Rock. The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 65 km away. Room service is available.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: - room was very basic but super clean and well-maintained - fantastic and helpful Staff (Sanju helped us organize motorbike and gave us good advise) - the view from the tarrace was beyond our expextations. Simply WOW!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's an amazing place! Very beautiful nature around, stunning view from the room and very helpful and hospitable guys work there. You should be able to go upstairs to reach the hotel, but it's really worth it! Nice breakfast included and for small price you can order dinner in advance. Rooms are very comfy, clean and have balcony with chairs to chill and enjoy the view of mountains and waterfall, wow! Ella is a nice city, modern restaurants, nice shops and surrounded by beautiful nature.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was very convenient and away from the busy town but still easily assessable to transport and food. The staff were very polite and helpful. They will find you transport for reasonable price. The food was good. If you choose the balcony view room, you are in for a treat !
Cons: It could be difficult to use/ navigate the path of stairs that leads to the main road after dark. The other option is a narrow and badly corroded road which is a longer route to reach the main road. I think for someone with a disability this could cause issue. For everyone else this is more of a nitpick.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view and the staff/family
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff. Gorgeous mountain views from the room and lobby.
Cons: It is convenient to get from the city on a tuk tuk, and then 171 steps up the not hot road)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My partner and I had a lovely stay here. Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff who looked after us!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spectacular views from the rooms and the balcony. Very very friendly staff. Neat rooms. Tasty breakfast. Lots of books available. Located at an Amazing spot for sunrise. We could see little Adams peak, mini Ravana falls and Ella rock from here. Carrom board available. It’s located on top of a small hill so they provided tuk tuk from the road till the hotel. Loved the stay here. Will choose this property next time I’m in Ella again.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spectacular views from the rooms and the balcony. Very very friendly staff. Neat rooms. Tasty breakfast. Lots of books available. Located at an Amazing spot for sunrise. We could see little Adams peak, mini Ravana falls and Ella rock from here. Carrom board available. It’s located on top of a small hill so they provided tuk tuk from the road till the hotel. Loved the stay here. Will choose this property next time I’m in Ella again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spectacular views from the rooms and the balcony. Very very friendly staff. Neat rooms. Tasty breakfast. Lots of books available. Located at an Amazing spot for sunrise. We could see little Adams peak, mini Ravana falls and Ella rock from here. Carrom board available. It’s located on top of a small hill so they provided tuk tuk from the road till the hotel. Loved the stay here. Will choose this property next time I’m in Ella again.
Brilliant View Home Stay - Ella - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (261 reviews)
AED 132+
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views!! Absolutely fantastic, and a lovely clean room with a comfortable bed. The breakfast was lovely and it was really nice to be able to use the kitchen to make tea in the evenings and store our water so it was cold when we went out in the mornings.
Cons: It was a little more expensive than other places we’ve stayed and now sure if that was justified - but it wasn’t by any means a negative experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view from the gest house
Cons: hotel name board was not visible
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: View was brilliant, personnel very friendly. I got a tea as I arrived. A Little bit away from the main road but very quiet. So no disadvantage at all in Ella.
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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable bed and pillow. Good blanket. Clean room with beautiful view on the mountains.
Cons: The pressure in the shower was not good. Very low. Further, there it was not loud, but there were some dogs outside barking and night, which is not the fault of the guesthouse, but you as a guest should be aware of.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host were very hospitable. Value for money. 10 ppl 4 rooms Rs.19,500. Great. Super breakfast as well. The waterfall view is great
Cons: Nothing to comment
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great quite location over looking beautiful green hills and a waterfall, a nice little walk away from the from main road and busy town centre. A good home cooked breakfast made fresh everyday. Friendly and helpful hosts.
Mountain Heaven - Ella - Bedroom
4
8.5 Excellent (291 reviews)
AED 698+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was great. The staff were all lovely.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nice view
Cons: Worst experience in Sri Lanka hotels, though the most expensive hotel in my trip: - Under construction, drilling works taking place when we've got there - asked the staff to stop right away, which they did - No phone in the rooms - No laundry service and no willingness to find a solution such as asking a took-took to get your laundry in the city which is very convenient though - Very, but very poor breakfast - The rooms are not sound insulated, you can hear your neighbor TV or talking - The towels were grey not white, very poor quality of fabric, not absorbing the water on you body, almost like plastic towels :( - Broken dust bin in the bathroom - The pool water not warmed, one of the pool ladder broken down under my kid feet - Not enough space for car parking and the road to reach there is rubbish, almost impossible to make it by car - Room slippers very small, like for the kids (my number is EUR 41, so not a big feet-er though)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The view is simply amazing. Loved the location, walking distance from the 9 arch bridge and easy to go into town. It’s located on the mountain so a lot of stairs and up and down, but that’s to expect in Ella. Note: i read a lot of mixed reviews before booking and I think I realize why, there is another hotel called Mount Heavens that is older and seems more run down, people can be mixing those up.
Cons: The food was ok, but could be improved. Since you do a lot of treks around Ella, they should have the best possible restaurant to go along with the rest of the ambience.
1.0 Poor
Pros: View
Cons: Dirty room smelling like sewage. Also large shower drain over flooding with sewage water and flooded our room. Staff only brought bucket and mop for us to do the cleaning.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: View was incredible. Clean rooms and great staff
Cons: For the price there wasn’t much to do at the hotel. So we ended out all the time wish wasn’t bad but could of stayed somewhere cheaper. That said, view and pool was worth the price if you’re looking for that
7.0 Good
Pros: Great location, amazing views!!!
Cons: We had lunch one day and the food was very bad! A salad and chicken breast - maybe our fault because we didn’t order Sri Lankan food. A bit chaotic at breakfast, not much choice. We weren’t told you had to order Sri Lankan breakfast in advance so couldn’t have it. Western breakfast quite poor - eggs, bread and fruit. For the price, you’d expect much better quality and variety.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: This place has the most amazing view and a beautiful pool. Well worth it for that. It’s a reasonably easy walk from the township (but straight up a hill, no view without elevation!) There is a bit of wear and tear around the place but nothing too dramatic that detracts from comfort. Also the first place we’ve stayed in all of Sri Lanka that has hand towels in the bathroom!
Cons: Coffee in the room would be great (not just tea).
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.