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Waterfalls Homestay
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

All of the reviews say it all.......beautiful location, wonderful breakfasts,super hosts and sweet cats......we stayed in jungle room for 3 nights.......very small but the view and the private little terrace was perfect......bathroom is just OK...shower in middle of room.......the rooms in the main house are much larger......but lack the ambience of the jungle room.....Thanks Karen and Martin for our wonderful time in Ella......

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Bucket-Listers2
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Four of us holidaying in Sri Lanka spent 4 nights at Waterfalls. It was the highlight of the entire holiday. The location is idylic, with the view of the waterfall, farms and forest across the valley. Our rooms were light, airy, spotless and well appointed. The breakfast of wonderful fruit, curd, eggs, and hoppers, taken on the balcony overlooking the view was delicious. However, it was with the dinner that Kamal really excelled himself. The curries were wonderful. On Sunday he came with us to the market in Banderawella and purchased a variety of exotic vegetables and a huge fish which he presented, beautifully cooked, for dinner that evening. His desert cakes were all very good, the best being a coconut and lime one. We really enjoyed eating with the other guests, from many different countries, chatting and sharing experiences.
Karen and Martin were away when we arrived and did not return until our third day. It says much for the excellent service provided by Kamal, Gayan, Nali and Lanka, that everything worked perfectly in their absence.
Lanka and his friends took us on tuktuk trips to explore the local area, which is of outstanding beauty. We visited Ella Gap, Little Adams Peak and Little Worlds End and bathed in the nearby waterfall. The climate in Ella comes as a wonderful relief from the heat and humidity of the coast.
Waterfalls is a truly amazing place and remarkable value for money. Our advice - stay there if you can!

Room Tip: We had the Verandah and Studio Rooms. If you do not like to climb stairs, choose the Studio. Otherwise all the rooms are great.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

All the reviews we read are correct, we stayed 2 nights it's a amazing place, our breakfast was the best we had eaten on our tour.
A big thank you to Karen & Martin who are always on hand for any information you may need
Our strong advice is : BOOK EARLY.

Thank you for a perfect stay

John & Pat

Room Tip: All are perfect
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JohnSpain
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed at the Waterfalls homestay for 2 nights in January- everything said by the previous reviewer is true. The setting and views were fabulous, the food fantastic,the rooms were wonderful, and the opportunity to meet and dine with other travellers was was the icing on the cake. Karen and Martin could not have been more welcoming and hospitable- Martin has a wicked sense of humour and is great fun to talk to and Karen is lovely and so helpful. We stayed in the jungle room and while this is small we thought it was just perfect. We really couldn't fault this place and would love to go back someday.
Ella itself is also really lovely- a small fairly laid-back town with great walking in the surrounding beautiful countryside. Also the massage I had in the in-house massage studio was really great and very good value. What more is there to say that hasn't been said already? Stay at the Waterfalls Homestay- you won't regret it!

Room Tip: We loved the jungle room, although small it is secluded and has a lovely view.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jean186378
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Waterfalls Homestay and the were the best two nights of our 16 day stay in Sri Lanka and it was best value too! The setting is amazing! That little terrace with views over the valley with the waterfall in the background is just fantastic and breakfast was one of the highlights. We also enjoyed sharing dinner with other guests and it was great exchanging experiences. Dinner was excellent and the owners and staff are very welcoming.The room was comfortable and spacious. The Waterfalls Homestay is approached by a small undulating road which did not please our driver very much but was great fun in a Tuk Tuk. There are good walks nearby and the whole area is just fabulous, full of wildlife in a jungle setting.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mango2223
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