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Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one day in late Jan., 2017. Positive aspects: the view, it is adorable (though we enjoyed some 30 minutes before the heavy rain); very tasty breakfast and the owner obviously keeping the things under control personally. Negative: rooms conditions. Some lamps were missing, not enough light to read in the evening. Poor sound-proof conditions.

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The one good thing about this property was the wonderful view, unfortunately it rained heavily when we stayed. The evening meal was also reasonable but the rooms were terrible. The staff were pleasant and agreed with everything you said but did nothing about it. I pointed out that the wall light was broken and the manager looked and said "it...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little boutique place. Good value - cheap price, rooms are simple and clean, with own bathroom. Shower pressure and temperature was ok (issue we had in many places in Sri Lanka). Ask for yogi tea, it is delicious. Very friendly owner and staff. Views from the rooms and the hotel are amazing - it is on top of a...

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner has wasted the opportunity of one of the best views of Ella Gap - see sunrise 18/1/17. The rooms (I visited before in 2013) are badly in need of major refurbishment. Electrics don't work, sanitary ware broken, ditto tiles, mosquito net 'holey' etc etc. An upgrade would justify an increase in the very reasonable room price. On the...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Not impressed at all. Room was dirty, Everything falling to bits. Not maintained. Bath filthy. Went out to buy candles to try karma. Asked for bath to be cleaned. Did not happen so I ended up doing it. However, water brown so waste of time. Tables, kitchen and eating area dirty. Laundry piled up whilst eating. Hammocks almost on floor....

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Cape Town
Reviewed 26 December 2016

we were the only two people booked in at this hotel.- high season /21 december 2016 - that says it all.. room was dirty = sheets were dirty - the net over the bed was so dirty and broken towels were dirty and smelly dining area was very tatty and dirty The food was dirt flies all over dining area....

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is one of the nice places in Ella. There's a nice view from the hotel. Morning is the best time for watching around around. We can see train also. It's an unforgettable view. Locate in the top of the montain. As well as foods & the service also fabulous. Hope to stay gain Chanaka

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Phuket Town, Thailand
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

After having cancelled our reservation in The lucky star B&B in Ella, our driver showed us the neighboring Ambiente hotel . Luckily the had place for 2 nights . Rooms are very simple but appropriate , bathroom/ shower very basic and not really clean. Till midnight they switch on a generator which is really loud . The wooden doors to...

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Hjoerring, Denmark
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

A average guesthouse but with a view to remember. A clear view to little Adams peak as well as the big waterfall. Average breakfast - the hotel don't serve alcohol. Stayed only for one Night. Had dinner in the town, a nice place called Chill. Remember it's colder in this area than in the rest of the country.

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Astonishing place to be for a couple of days; charming service and good food cooked to order so don't order at the last minute. Views are truly amazing and town has enough to offer for a short visit; railway station has good connections too. Food is usual non-gourmet Sri-Lankan fayre but lovingly prepared per order.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambiente is a simple but clean and welcoming guest house, with nine perfectly acceptable rooms. Seven bedrooms are en suite and the other two rooms share a conveniently-located bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. There is also a small restaurant offering predominantly Sri lankan dishes. All rooms, and the restaurant, have balconies overlooking the hills. Activities can include: treks to nearby caves and waterfalls, or to Lipton's Seat, birdwatching with local guides, cultural tours (Dowa cave temples, Maligavila Buddhist statue, Haputale monastary, Adisham), train journeys from Ella and a visit to Horton Plains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambiente

Address: Ella, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Ambiente Hotel Ella
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 of 5 bubbles judyCapeTown, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles FelixvdG, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the right side have the best view and a nice garden!”
 of 5 bubbles kohn2014, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the upper rooms and those on the western side.”
 of 5 bubbles TobyJ188, 16 Apr 2013 | Read review
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