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Sun Top Inn
Ranked #47 of 150 Ella B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
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“Clean and Friendly”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

A lovely clean hotel, our room was small, but I picked it because of the lovely view of Ella's Rock. It's a short walk from the station and you can hear the train, but they only come a few times a day so won't disturb your sleep. The hosts are lovely and the breakfast is tasty and there is plenty of space outside your room in communal areas to relax.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

The guesthouses in Ella are competitively priced, so £40 a night was good for the area - maybe slightly overpriced. The room was compact, but clean and comfortable, with a decent shower and good breakfast. We stayed for two nights on our honeymoon, it was adequate rather than luxury.

The bedding was inadequate for the hill country, I was cold, and there was a lot of noise from the local school on a morning. There was no driver accomodation, so we had to pay an extra thirty pounds for them to stay elsewhere, which wasn't ideal.

However, we enjoyed our stay in Ella, and would say it's a perfectly decent place for backpackers, although cheaper accomodation is available nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Our room on the top floor was pretty dated, the bathroom was a bit grimey and the windows didn't shut fully, but the bed was big and the mosquito net did the job. Owners also weren't too happy when we didn't book our onward taxi through them. Certainly not one of the best places we stayed in Sri Lanka, but apparently accommodation in Ella isn't good value, so this may well be one of the best of a pretty lacklustre bunch.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Great location. On the one hand it's very close to everything. On the other hand is very quiet and private.The building is clean and well maintained. Big beautiful balconies with tables and seating areas.The room was a bit small but nice and cozy. Family that owns the place is very nice and friendly
A good place to stay a few wonderful days in ella
Good value for money
Highly recommended

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portimao, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Our family stayed here for 3 nights.our kids liked the place very much.they didn't eant to leave. Behaved free as their own home. Lady owner Niranjala prepared best sri lankan food which suits to the kids.it was the best place of our stay. Me and my wife got a small room but kids' room was very large with a privet balcon.smiley and friendly welcome wsrm hospitality of the lady of the house create an homely feeling atmosphire.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Very clean backpacker hotel just a short stroll from train and Ella Town. Staff (Family) are very friendly and can arrange tuk-tuk drivers and tours. 8-10 rooms on offer in a very quiet location - good for backpackers and families with quiet kids. Breakfasts are included and very nice. Good option and well priced family operation.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Bad Schonborn, Germany
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This family owned B&B Guesthouse is very clean. The location is away from the noisy street. In walking distance to train and bus station (max. 10 minutes). The manager is very well organized and speaks good english. Very good organizing of trips, for example to Yala national park. Guesthouse offers Taxi service.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sun Top Inn
Address: N. 18 Police Station Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We Have total 8 rooms with attached bath room with hot water. Big open sitting area.Serves home cooked fresh Sri Lankan, Indian, Western, Chinese food to order. Do transport service air port picks and drops, day tours, drop hires too. Ayurwedic comisioner aproved Ayurwedic Massage center. We offer special discount for residence guests. Provide information and maps to walk in the area. ... more   less 
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