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Sun Top Inn
Ranked #55 of 184 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed two nights here and thought the guest house was not only clean and beautifully decorated but the owners were great and really made us welcome. We stayed on the second floor in a bedroom that had doors opening on to a balcony where we could sit out and watch the local street life. Food was good and the service was delightful. The owner is building a garden next to the property on land he has just bought and that will be finished soon. It will provide an rear to sit out in which is lacking at the moment. He is also building a bigger hotel up on the hill behind the guest house.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Upon our arrival in Ella, we checked out four guest houses in our price range (3500 rupees, with breakfast), and decided on Sun Top. A great choice! The owners are a wonderful couple who make you feel right at home. They serve good food, and the room we had was very comfortable. Sun Top's location in the village is also excellent: close to the main street and train station but off on a quiet, secluded lane. There is a comfortable common lounge off the restaurant area where we met other travellers to share ideas (and even arrange shared transportation to the coast- again, facilitated by our hosts, who also have taxi service and a nearby massage place that gives their guests a 40% discount). Lots of hot water, mosquito net; no AC, but not needed in Ella.

Room Tip: They have recently added a third floor; try to choose one of these rooms. The owners are currently...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ChrisCarmen5556
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This is a small guest house located in a very convenient access. Its in the center but not busy and noisy. well kept and nice rooms. Rooms are bit smaller but ok for few days. Very clean and very comfortable beds.
Young staff very friendly even though cant speak English.
The owner priyantha and his wife Niranjala very helpful and very friendly. you can get lots of information form them. Niranjala cooks very good sri lankan food. don't miss that sun top soup. its amazing.
They offer very good massage in their own place and also give very good discount too. This place is ideal to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Annikko P
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We highly recommend Sun Top Inn. Not just the guesthouse itself (which is good and clean, with very good food), but also it's driver service.

We booked a driver via Gorgeous Lanka, the organisation of the guest house owner Niranjala.Our driver, Kingsley, was very cautious. He drove us where we wanted to go, not pushing us in any direction only suggesting guesthouses or restaurants when we asked for them. When one of us got ill during the trip both him and his boss Niranjala were very concerned, looking up local doctors etc.

Our 2 weeks trip was a succes, and that was certainly also thanks to Gorgeous Lanka!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Vicky en Tim v
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We found about Sun Top Inn through Tripadvisor, and dropped by without notice. Luckily, there was still a decent-sized room available for 2 nights at a reasonable price (I recall 3000 LKR per night). The climate in Ella is a bit cooler than elsewhere in Sri Lanka (we came from hot and sunny Arugam Bay), so you won't need A/C (which isn't available either), a fan is enough.
The room itself was clean, although the bathroom was a little outdated (but also: clean!). We also had a mini-balcony without a real view, but with 2 comfortable seats.

Breakfast is included in the room rate, and staff are very flexible in serving times. We once had breakfast at 2pm when we returned from a trip to Horton Plains, and this was not a problem at all. The breakfast itself is very good and there is a lot of choice. Next to the standard ommeletes and toast, you can also get a cereal breakfast, or Sri Lankan whoppers.

The guesthouse is located on a sidestreet, a short stroll from the busy main street of Ella, where all the restaurants are and the bus stop.
Ella itself is a lovely place. There are lots of nice restaurants and shops, and the surroundings are pretty.
The guesthouse can arrange a taxi service, but is worthwhile to check out the local taxi drivers, which are lining up the main road as well. We were able to get a better rate to the Horton Plains N.P. (which is definitely worth a visit!)

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank KvD85
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This was one of the best guest houses of our 3 weeks stay in Sri Lanka.
Every thing was perfect. ideal location out of the busy street but center of Ella.
well kept clean rooms with small private balconey.friendly and helpful owners. detailed map to Ella rock and surroundings.
very big nice breakfast. what else. every thing is perfect. we didn't find any thing bad.
highly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maneka S
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This bright orange guesthouse was our favourite guesthouse in Sri Lanka. It was clean, great location (a 30 second walk from the small train station in the mountains), friendly, spacious and the food was fantastic. The owners also own a beauty salon in the town so can offer discounted ayurvedic treatments. The price was very reasonable (with breakfast included) and they can also help book tours and transportation. We booked a car to take us to Tangalle and the driver was unbelievable nice and accommodating. If you book transportation, we highly recommend you ask for him (Rupa). There are two boys that work at the guesthouse and they were great. Their English wasn't that good but they tried their hardest to communicate with us and get to know us and were always pleasant and smiling. The guesthouse backs on to a sort of jungle-like view so it feels really secluded and relaxing. The climate is cooler up in Ella so all you need is a fan. Overall, a great place to stay!

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs on the top floor (away from the eating area). It's quieter there.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Em J
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Additional Information about 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 #55 of 184 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range: £20 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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