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Amba Estate Farmstay

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the farmhouse 2 adults, 3 kids ages 15,13 and 10. Accommodation was excellent and a great place to relax as well as use as a base for exploring. The whole place has a very personal feel and Simon really helped us understand...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We loved everything during our visit in Amba Estate. Thanks to Udeye we learnt a lot about tea and the traditional process to make it. During his presentation he gave us so many interesting details and so it will change our way to drink tea....More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

So much to do, or not to do, its up to you. No need to leave the place. Many walks, short and long, available, with or without a guide, to view sun rise, sun set, swim in private pools by the waterfall, and so on....More

Thank Jackie0nHoliday
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Family Suite at Clove Tree Cottage and loved it. - Rooms simple but nicely furnished with comfortable beds and a lovely patio. - food excellent quality and lovely to talk to the Belgian couple in the triple room over meals -...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

An absolute highlight of our 3 weeks in Sri Lanka & one that will stay with us forever. Simon was such an interesting & gracious host & his property has a truly unique story to tell, along with a completely unique tourism experience. Our accommodation...More

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Amba Estate is a working organic farm in the Uva Highlands of Sri Lanka. The farm is approximately 30 minutes drive from Ella, perched in a small valley above the Ravana-Ella Waterfalls, with views of Ella ...More Rock and Lipton's Seat. We produce a range of artisanal teas, coffees, spices and preserves, and we work with the local community to support a variety of educational, economic and environmental initiatives. We offer guests the opportunity to stay in the Estate farmhouse, learn more about organic farming and artisanal tea-making, and enjoy our little corner of paradise. Built 100 years ago by one of the first local families to develop their own tea estate, the bungalow has 4 double guest bedrooms, as well as a small study, where we can set up 2 extra single beds. There are two shared bathrooms. For larger groups looking for the ideal place for a group retreat, we can also make arrangements with a couple of nearby guesthouses - offering up to 12 rooms in total. Meals are eaten together, and food is mainly vegetarian, using as much of our own organic produce as possible (including of course our famous Amba tea and coffee!). We offer B&B and half-board rates, and can also prepare sandwiches for a picnic or a simple farmhouse lunch. We are not licenced, but guests are welcome to bring their own beer, wine and spirits.We recommend staying at least 2 nights so that you have time to enjoy the excellent hikes and stunning sunsets and sunrises in the valley. There are a variety of hiking trails in and around the valley, including gentle walks around the estate and more strenuous climbs - up Ella Rock or St Catherine's Mount, or down to the secret pools atop the waterfall or through our own mini forest reserve. The valley is home to a wide variety of birdlife and wildlife, including deer, wild boar, mongoose, porcupine, peacocks, kingfishers and much more. We also have a couple of bikes, binoculars and a big selection of books and board-games that guests are free to use. For guests with a vehicle, there are number of lovely spots just a short drive away: spectacular views at Lipton's Seat and Pilkington Point, the monolithic Buddha statues hidden in the forest at Buduruwagala, and the wild elephant pools at the top of Diyaluma Falls. And Arugam Bay, Yala and Udawalawe National Parks, Nuwara Eliya and Horton Plains are all within 2-3 hours drive. Please note: due to increasing popularity, tours of Amba's artisanal tea-making operation are available for outside guests only at 11am on weekdays; the factory is closed on weekends, poya days and other holidays. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$30 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$30 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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annieoVictoria
21 August 2018|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
I am not the proprietor but stayed there. It’s a rustic but beautiful place. The food was amazing. The host at the time we were there in March 2018 was not respectful of our guide and we are not sure how local staff were... More
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majicaltravels
4 January 2018|
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Response from SIMON_NIHAL | Property representative |
Hi, we do not have safes in the rooms. as a community-based enterprise, security is really not an issue. however, if you are travelling with some particularly valuable items, we can always keep them in the safe in the farm... More
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"Work Q4'18 to improve, en-suites etc, so will be in near nice house, +new build complete, so my advice re..."
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"I love the rooms in the Bungalow"
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"Both Main House Rooms and Clove Villa Recommended. Main House has shared bathrooms for 4 rooms."
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"Any room in the main house but also the modern house is very tasteful and comfortable"
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