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#34 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff is very friendly but the hotel permisses and politics is very dated. The view and the fact that the staff is so friendly makes is worth. I was going for one night and decided to stay longer because this seemed the best place to relax and have a rest from my long travel. Just stayed at the hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view and gardens. Average room, which was not cleaned during our stay. Also everything was very damp. No air conditioning, fan only. Bed linen and towels old. Breakfast average, but in a nice location.

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Thank emilyw82
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The view is a really nice place in Ella where you can stay for tour rest and enjoy the view and swimming pool. The staff is really really nice and help you with al the questions you have when you arrive there. They give you a map with a to do list and help you with an early take away... More 

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing people work in this hotel! We have been to 4 different hotels in Sri Lanka and here we felt ourselves so good! They were always happy to see us, they told us good tips about what to do around and when to visit some place etc. They spoke good English. I guess their trick is that they have hired... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can hear everything from the room, also people hanging around the hotel..Bed was hard and toilet was leaking! I told them and they did not do anything. No cleaning or service. Breakfast is nice and the guy bringing it was friendly. Staff needs service traning.. The driver arranged from the manager was either falling a sleep on the road... More 

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Xville
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was just magic. I wish we could have stayed a week. Very comfortable, and the pool is so refreshing after walking around the countryside in the heat. Very reasonably priced and superb value. The manager gave very useful advice on nearby sights and activities. Very highly recommended!

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Peshawar, Pakistan
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It is located at top so you can have a very good view.....rooms are nice, may be there is room for improvement, with little effort they can make the difference. They have swimming pool where one can relax. Washroom is nice but towels are worn out better they change it. Menu at lunch was good and prices were reasonable and... More 

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Thank Fakher K
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem. I only stayed here for one night (currently admiring the outstanding view eating breakfast) and it is a magical little place. That aside, the rooms are all you could want for a little break, clean, characteristic but modern, and the guys working there are very friendly. Only (huge) regret is I am only spending... More 

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Thank Ben W
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the View Ella for two nights. The rooms are adequate, but a bit dated. They have a/c but no TV. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was yummy and the pool devine after a long day of walking. The hotel is a quick seven minute walk into town via the railway tracks. If you are arriving... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were so lucky to stay at this hotel. So lovely to wake up to this magnificent view from our room. A lovely small hotel with basic facilities. We had a nice meal at the restaurant . I think you would have trouble finding a pool with such a view any where. It was a bit out of town but... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Place to stay & relax whilst taking in the majestic scenery of Ella ... more   less 

Additional Information about The View

Address: Kithalella Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $54 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We loved the downstairs family room-we could enjoy eating or hanging out enjoying the grounds while my son swam happily in the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles art42, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room. I'm guessing the higher floor rooms might be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles marsheen72, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Please arrive before sunset”
 of 5 bubbles VeronikaN602, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One of the best places in town really make you feel welcome.”
 of 5 bubbles john8854, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 909tharindun, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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