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Planters Bungalow Ella

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in 'Treetops' which was fabulous. The room was stunning (think a sort of almost 3 sided glass cube), the bathroom was huge and very comfortable. The views were out of this world. The food was delicious and they have just put in a pool. The staff were lovely. It is a little way out of Ella but worth...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful and peaceful place to stay. We had the upstairs villa room called treetops for 2 adults and 2 children and it was excellent. The view is exceptional and we loved the electric blinds. We had the set dinner at the lodge and breakfast and both were really excellent, with dinner at a very reasonable price....

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one underwhelming night here. The price is quite high for what they provide in comparison to other properties in the area. The bathroom needs a serious update and cleaning (shower head didn't work, light was broken, cracked/mouldy tub). I was quite put off by the staff at the front desk. As I was heading out for a morning...

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a guesthouse rather then a hotel - maybe 5 rooms - so is 'intimate' which can be challenging when travelling with kids. It's a good 15 minute drive from Ella and does not have driver accommodation - if you've not travelled in Sri Lanka before and have a driver & mini van as most tourists do - this...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location with amazing views. Breathtaking place to stay to really take in the jungle. Food is delicious and the staff are so friendly. The rooms are boutique and unique rooms although the water was cold in ours. Beautiful pool with great views.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed 1 night but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was large and comfortable. The food was great. The sunrise was breathtaking. The staff tried so hard to make sure our stay was special. It is about 10 miles from Ella which was fine by us. There is a beautiful waterfall jus up the road.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This guest house was a steal. The grounds are in a beautiful location on a mountain overlooking the jungle, with a beautiful pool and rooms which are stunning with lots of lovely little touches. Food was the best we have had in Sri Lanka and we even made our own curries one night for dinner. Breakfast was heavenly, everything to...

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Saminda R, Front Office Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella, responded to this review

Dear Rona, Thank you very much for taking your precious time to review our hotel. And please may kind enough to put some photos you took in our hotel and cooking demo. And we have loving memories of your stay Our email address is plantersbungalow@aol. com and you can directly contact with us. Many wishes to you and your family....

Shanghai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first issue with this place is that it is 11km down the road from the main town. There is nothing in the surrounding area and the guesthouse charges over the odds to get a tuk tuk into town which is annoying. We stayed in one of the older original rooms which was clean and simple with a fairly lacklustre...

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Whilst not in Ella - only a short drive away - this is a wonderful hotel. We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent.

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Saminda R, Front Office Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella, responded to this review

Dear Jhon, Thank you very much for taking your precious time to review our hotel. And please may kind enough to put some photos you took in our hotel and we hope to see you again. And our email address is plantersbungalow@aol. com and you can directly contact with us. Many wishes to you and your family. Thank you and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Despite arriving very late (thanks, Sri Lanka Railways!) we were made welcome and the staff were extremely accommodating in providing some dinner. In fact, all the food was excellent. The room was lovely (especially the bathroom - big bath with loads of hot water) and the grounds very well maintained - lizards, monkeys, butterflys and a few quiet house dogs,...

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Dear GKF65, Thank you very much for taking your presious time to review our hotel. And please may kind enough to put some photos you took in our hotel and we hope to see you again. And our email address is plantersbungalow@aol. com and you can directly contact with us. Many wishes to you and your family. Thank you and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style. The climate is rated as one of the best in Sri Lanka - cool evenings and warm days offer a respite from the heat of the coastal resorts and is enjoyed by many Sri Lankans as well as foreign visitors. We are high up here at 1000 metres surrounded by the vast panoramas of the Ella Gap. Karandagolla is slightly lower down than the cooler tea gardens of Badulla giving us a more tropical air and richer variety of exotic plants and fauna. There is much wild country to explore on foot. Many and varied excursions can be arranged. The more active may engage with nature by climbing Little Adams Peak or visiting our local organic tea plantation. Alternatively you can just chill out and enjoy the fine food and comfort of the 'Bungalow', sip chilled drinks on the verandah of an evening, stroll in the grounds or slump in a hammock! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planters Bungalow Ella

Address: Ella | 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $141 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Try getting one of the new rooms looking down Ella Gap. Treetops was amazing.”
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