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“Nice staff, humid room”
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Sun Top Inn
Ranked #47 of 150 Ella B&B and Inns
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice staff, humid room”
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Attracted by the positive reviews, we booked a room for 3 nights. As mentioned, the family (staff) is really nice. They go out of their way to arrange all your needs. However, our room was very humid and the bed linnen was damp, making it very difficult to sleep well. Secondly during our 3 night stay, the room has never been cleaned. Even when one of the staff offered to do so. I think there are better alternatives in Ella. One note: to our standards this was the cheapest stay we had in Sri Lanka (20 euro). So maybe we are a bit spoiled :).

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

If you are looking for a night's stay at Ella for an affordable rate, this is the place to be at. The owners were very friendly and I had a game of carroms before sleeping off for the night. The location is very good and is located very close to the railway station. There are affordable restaurants and cafe pubs nearby Sun Top Inn - there is an ATM closeby and is not far from Little Adams Peak. One could negotiate on the rates during off peak time as most of the rooms are vacant.

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Celje, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed for 3 night. The room was on the 2nd floor. Clean with mosquito net, could be bigger. The location is very good, away from the main street but still in the centre and close to railway station.
Friendly and helpful owners. They gave us a good map for walks. We could also look how to cook rice&curry. We ate twice and both times was very delicious.
We stayed over Christmas and they had higher prices. A little bit overpriced (5500lkr for a non a/c room). WiFi is slow.
We could recommend this place but try to get a better price.

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Room Tip: We recommend 2nd floor. It's a better view from the common terrace.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed here for 1 night in early December of 2012.
Room was dated and very basic...
Breakfast was decent - (chioce of) eggs and toast on a common balcony c/w a partially blocked view of Ella's Gap...
Quite friendly and helpful owners - we had limited cash and wanted to move down south to the beach...
After some discussions, the male owner then drove us over a substantial distance to switch to his pick-up contact for his recommended lodging in Mirissa (but the room turned out to be quite sad; thankfully it was just for 1 night)…

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Don't normally write bad reviews, and I'd like to stress that the hosts were extremely kind and helpful at all times. However, don't really know how the reviews are so great. The bedding in our room was damp, as was all the others rooms we were shown to - our hair was actually wet after lying there for a few minutes. The shower had no hot water, and the toilet also didn't work very well. The wifi was also very poor. Perhaps we were unlucky due to the other great reviews and lovely service (good breakfast, map for walks) but our room really wasn't good

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

The family running this inn provided an extraordinary service, they went out of their way to make our trip in Sri Lanka an unforgettable experience. The location is great as you are close to most of the attractions and right next to the station. The meals are cooked by the owner's wife and are the best we had in SL. I would recommend this inn to anyone looking for a home away from home!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Sun Top Inn for 4 nights and had a large clean room with bathroom. Breakfast was delicious! Reservation went smoothly. We even were able to prolong our stay for one additional night.

The family that runs the place was sincere, friendly and very helpful.

The location is perfect since you are right next to the train and bus station.

Stayed November 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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