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Rawana Holiday Resort
Ranked #70 of 152 Ella B&B and Inns
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Overheard every word of our neighbours”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Rawana holiday resort is in the centre of the charming Ella village, a bit up the hill. The views, if you're staying in the upper rooms, are splendid, the rooms spacious and clean, but the problem of the upper rooms is that you hear every single word your neighbours in the room next to yours are saying. If that is for ventilation gaps, thin walls or any other reason, I can't say, but the fact is, I got woken up in the morning by the normal-loudness speaking in the room next to ours.
A GREAT plus for Rawana has to be mentioned though: they serve THE BEST RICE & CURRY WE HAVE TRIED IN WHOLE SRI LANKA! Don't miss it!! :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We went here because of the suggestion in the lonely planet. Well, it was a Nice place to stay. Rooms upstairs have nice views and dinner was very good. The owner was very helpfull with bus timetabels etc. Only thing we didnt like were all the stairs to climb ;-)

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

The family run location is up the hill with a beautiful view to the opposite green and forrest covered hill. 3 rooms with a grass terrace are cheaper though even nicer than the ones with balcony that are above. It is tempting to spend the whole day lazying around on the terrace watching the birds and squirrels. Food is freshly cooked and delicious! A very good choice!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Be aware that if your room is on the top floor, the walls have great ventilation gaps and don't go right up to the ceiling. That means everyone's party is suddenly your party! Also, the dogs in Ella all bark like banshees at 3am.
The room and bathroom were clean but our bed was very rickety. The food was great on our visit, we slept elsewhere the next night but returned for dinner.
(Some people have mentioned the building-site thing. That seems to be all of SL, not just this hotel. Get over it.)

Room Tip: Ask if it has walls that go up to the ceiling.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank DomCindy
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We booked this hotel based on fantastic reviews of the food but were sadly disappointed. The curries were watery and had very little spice, although they were nice and fresh.
Furthermore, the showers were cold everyday and we had to wait 30 minutes while they warmed to lukewarm.
There was no wifi in the rooms or reception area.

Room Tip: Balcony room has a view of only the town, not the surrounding scenery.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

The room was very spacious with a large balcony. The bathroom was clean and the water hot. The dinner was very good and the garlic curry was different from anything else we had in Sri Lanka. Breakfast was average though. Unfortunately when we stayed half of the place was a building site so it didn't look particularly attractive.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We arrived in Ella and took a tuk tuk to this place.We chose a room on the first floor and it was good.Although the way to the place isn t so comfortable it s close to the centre.The people were friendly and gave us a lot of information on the attractions in the area.The food there is of the best we had

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rawana Holiday Resort
Address: Wemulhena, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rawana Holiday Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Hotel In Ella. We provide excellent accomadation,service & great food very famous curry house Free WI-Fi Taxi Services Available. ... more   less 
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