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Planters Bungalow Ella

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an ideal place to stay for us being about 10 kms from Ella and away from the noise and busyness of the small town which is expanding fast. The gardens and swimming pool with various seating were very restful and most of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A perfect place to unwind. The rooms are nice, and the food is very tasty. This is also one of the few places in the area that has a swimmingpool. 15 minutes tuk tuk drive from Ella , a small town from where you can...More

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Response from Saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow EllaResponded today

saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow Ella, responded to this review, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time and review our property. We keep beautiful memories in our heart of your visit. And hope to see you again at Planters Bungalow ... Thank...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We only stayed for 2 nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the local Sri Lankan food was very good. We had one of the new rooms which have a great view over the hills and valley below. The room was very modern...More

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Response from Saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow EllaResponded today

saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow Ella, responded to this review, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time and review our property. We keep beautiful memories in our heart of your visit. And hope to see you again at Planters Bungalow ... Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done a 15 day trip around Sri Lanka and this was the best hotel I stayed at. The location is great, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town. You can watch the sun rise from your bed with remote...More

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Response from Saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow EllaResponded today

saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow Ella, responded to this review, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time and review our property. We keep beautiful memories in our heart of your visit. And hope to see you again at Planters Bungalow ... Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in quiet location about 8-10km from the trendy but quickly developing town of Ella. Over the last few years extra rooms have been added with purpose built apartments within the grounds and there is still some tidying up to be done from this work....More

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Response from Saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow EllaResponded today

saminda R, Owner at Planters Bungalow Ella, responded to this review, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time and review our property. We keep beautiful memories in our heart of your visit. And hope to see you again at Planters Bungalow ... Thank...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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US$102 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$102 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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Elledm1
9 August 2017|
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Response from Saminda R | Property representative |
Hello Elledm, Thank you very much for your email. We are very happy to inform you we had upgraded our hotel up to 10 rooms. We opened our new rooms from 25th July 2017 and all building constructions and landscaping... More
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curioustraveller19
12 July 2017|
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Response from Hemanthie L | Property representative |
Dear Olivia, Thank you very much for your email. And nice to hear from you again.Mr.Jhon sold the property to his best friend Mr.Saminda from Ella and now is the owner of the Planters Bungalow is Mr.Saminda But if you wish... More
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jennifer p
20 February 2016|
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"top floor, facing East. Cinnamon block or one next to it."
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"Tree top room"
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"The best views are from the cabanas"
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"Get one of the new suites for fantastic views down the valley."
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