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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as the view was amazing our driver had been before and knew easy to park. The staff were friendly and gave us a lovely table to take in the view and pretty gardens. We decided to have the set menu rice and curry soup starter and fruit after. They brought out a range of dishes and a... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we arrived the place without a prior booking.as we thought available rooms were there.on that day no any guests at the hotel.our room and the bathroom were quite clean.all the basic facilities were there to spend the night. the location was super with a great view of the Ella gap, the weather was excellent.food was nothing much tasty.they serve string... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 760 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do not know what the motel rooms were like because we stopped by just for lunch. The location was unbeatable. It was also a nice clear sunny afternoon and we really enjoyed walking around the garden and enjoying the great view and the landscaping. It was also a good day have lunch on the verandah. We had sandwiches, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very old place, looks ancient and not modern. Staff and food are ok but my wife and children did not like the place. We booked it because it was cheap but still not worth for the money. We checked out second night and stayed in a new good place

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful location with a view of the Ella pass. Good food and service . The rooms and washrooms are worn-out old and tired. The rate charged is very reasonable and one pays for for what you get. Lovely garden space...

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Was there for a couple of nights. I returned to Ella after 20 years. This used to be THE place to stay in Ella. But not so anymore. Overall the whole place can do with a bit more tlc. The breakfast was good but overall the menu was very limited. Ceylon Hotel Corporation needs to lift up its game.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Possible the best view in whole of Ella, the garden area has a breathtaking view of the Ella Gap. Really enjoyed having a beer in the garden while taking in the view. The food was good, you get the choice of either Sri Lankan or Western. The only downside is the condition of the rooms, they are in serious need... More 

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Thank Vinokrish
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't book any accommodation in advance of our arrival so booked in here as it was only for one night. The view of the garden was fabulous but not much else was. Our room was pretty grubby the sheets too small for the bed, the shower had a broken base, door did not shut and the water supply inconsistent... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Dropped into have a meal while staying in Ella, walked out again shortly afterwards as the place was totally empty and looked dead, very odd when the town was buzzing! This place has without a doubt the best view in Ella, smack in the centre looking straight down into the gap, a view that not even 98 Acres can better.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of our driver. We should have stayed for a drink and to admire the view, but skipped the lunch. The views over Ella Gap were superb and my banana fruit juice was great. The food, however, was very much a let down. We have eaten plenty of great Sri Lankan rice, curry, sambal... More 

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Additional Information about Grand Ella Motel

Address: 411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $79 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Grand Ella Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 304
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“Ask for the pass view”
 of 5 bubbles H0neyd, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Rooms directly above the restaurant for the best view”
 of 5 bubbles Vinokrish, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the old wing is good with wonderful view but the new wing does not have a good view”
 of 5 bubbles kasun005, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms open up to a great view”
 of 5 bubbles sharmilal2013, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try the rooms with the mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles isuri_weerasuriya, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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