I had wanted to stay here, but a room was available for 1 of the 4 days i was in Ella, so i stayed elsewhere. But i decided to have dinner here one evening.
It was a little difficult to get on the right road leading up to MH (the manager says their sign on the main road got taken down): though drivers may try to convince you you need their services, you really don't need a tuktuk for the 1 km hike up unless you're carrying a load of luggage, or really out of shape.
i doubt you can do better than MH for a view of Ella Gap from any accommodation in Ella: it's the highest and directly faces the Gap. Sure, there are private dwellings above with better views, and the best view is from the top of Ella Rock, but the view from MH promised to be stunning enough that i was enticed back next morning for some photos.
The entrance leads to the reception/roofed restaurant area, from which stairs lead down to rooms and a terrace. A set of deluxe rooms were being built above the restaurant which should gives slightly better views of the Gap.
But you can only enjoy the view for so long. You'll notice the service here is quite young, and that includes the manager, Prasanna, who already seems to have become a hit with other reviewers here — add me to the list! i had several nice chats with Prasanna before dinner and then the next morning when i forgot my camera at MH.
Yes, dinner was delish, specially the veggies. The price was a little on the high side for Ella i felt, but that's a minor cavil.
i hope to return to MH someday for more than a dinner!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Heavens hotel in Ella has been refurbished with a concept of exclusivity for those who relish nature & adventure. Consisting of eight luxurious rooms complete with all modern amenities, the Mountain Heavens boast of the best view point over the famous “Ella Gap” in the midst of diverse vegetation. ... more less
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- Mountain Heavens Hotel Ella