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Grand 39


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Asian, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

The room - with a lovely wooden stairway to a hidden second bed and balcony - was so far the best price for value room we had in Sri Lanka. All looked quite new, with a simple but well working bath room, everything was clean...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing cooking lesson, every dish was tasty, a must activity to learn Sri Lanka cooking. You will not be hungry after this.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this structure under recommendation of our driver, to attend a more real and less touristic cooking class. It was fun and authentic: we cooked 5 different curries on wood fire and finally we ate them - incredibly, they were delicious!! We also got...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elenor19
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Iran held a 2hr cooking class for 5 of us, he spoke very good English and shared his great knowledge with us on Sri Lankan cooking! Not only was the cooking class fun but the food we prepared and cooked was one of the best...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Wanderlust_Us_1
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat a typical Sri Lankan meal and the restaurant next door was way to western to our taste. Without having read any reviews of this place, we decided to try it out as it seemed authentic. We were really glad we did....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lluthi
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Iran very patiently ran an intimate cooking class for a group of four. This was one of the highlights of our trip and the resulting curries, may be some of the best I have ever tasted. If you have a spare night in Ella book...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Do not reserve the room on the groundfloor It is smelly and wet. They know about this but even they rent It. The rooms upstairs are oké. Simple continental breakfast. TIP: iff you want to go to the Nine Arch Bridge, walk by the railway...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank leorombouts
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Stayed two nights here and can highly recommend. Located away from the main street and opposite a very good restaurant. Really lovely friendly ,helpful owner Iran, and his staff. Great breakfast, comfortable room, would recommend.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Hilary C
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night while travelling around Sri Lanka. Ella town is not a big place, it only takes 10-15 mins max to walk to this accommodation from the train station so a tuk tuk isn't necessary. The guesthouse is located opposite a...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank toml290
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Three of us did a 17:30 cooking class with Iran at Grand 39. (Our kids were happily watched by Grandad next door at AK Ristoro having sushi!). We paid 2500 LKR each, and its held upstairs in a very nice space. Over the 2 hour...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Katherine W
13 February 2016|
Response from HanSez |
Hi there! We just received ours about a couple of weeks later so they may be on the way! Did you check your junk, also? Ours went there :) What things did you make? Hannah
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