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“What a view!!!”
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Green Hill
Ranked #27 of 149 Ella B&B and Inns
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Madrid, Spain
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89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“What a view!!!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

A little hard to reach, but it is definitely worth the 5 min hike along the trails from the main road in Ella. The view on Ella's rock from the spacious terrace is something you will remember.
Rooms are simple, clean and very quiet, and the breakfast was delicious.
Hikes to Ella's rock can be arranged with a guide (2hrs) while the Little Adam's peak is just 45 mins away (no guide needed).
100% recommended.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Pacific City, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Great place to take in the views of Ella gap. Had dinner there the first nite. Was great. Excellent rice n curry. Close to little Adams peak. A little bit of a walk to the hotel from the road. Car cannot get to the door. Staff helped with luggage. Spent Xmas nite hanging with the owner and his friends and shared some drinks before we went out for dinner. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

The comfortable terrace on Green Hill hotel offers world class view over the green mountains and valleys of Ella. It's unforgettable beauty the same way as the Lord of The Rings movies shot in New Zealand. The owner is a nice and cool fellow who can help with anything. The rooms are quite basic - and you pay double up compared to the hotels downtown Ella. The food is pretty good, but not as good as the best restaurants anywhere else - and still, the prices are almost twice as high as the other places. PS. Green Hill is the only hotel in Sri Lanka so far that doesn't have a free soap on the bathroom ... Greed?

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

The main draw at Green Hill is the epic, awe-inspiring panorama of the Ella Gap. Waking up to this view and having a scrumptious breakfast of egg hoppers and fresh fruit prepared by Podi and his staff was amazing. Please do also have their curry for dinner because it's one of the best I had in my time there.

The room and en suite bathroom were pristine and tastefully done. The guesthouse is only a short walk from town via a shortcut (tuk tuks and taxis have to take a longer route). You can arrange a very convenient station pickup which'll rescue you from the horde of scammers and drivers that await you when you set foot on the platform in Ella. Podi actually drove me and some others down to Tangalle in his car for a very good price.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Maarssen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We stayed at Green Hill this summer and we had a wonderful time. Podi and his wife and staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome. The view on Ella Rock and Ella Gap is fantastic and the whole place breathes peace and we were relaxed from the moment we walked in. The taxi can't reach the place so we had to carry our luggage on a small rockroad but as soon as we were seen the staff helped us out with the backpacks. We stayed for two nights with our daughters to explore Ella. The dinner was prepared with love and care and was the best Sri Lankan dinner we had! The rooms and beds are nice and simple but clean and nice. Because the familyrooms were booked we stayed at the two double rooms next to eachother.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

My friend and I stayed two nights at Green Hill and could have stayed longer! It truly has the most breathtaking view I've seen from a guesthouse. It was a pleasure to sit back on the balcony and take in the stunning view. The manager Podi is a wonderful, friendly and helpful host. He also makes a delicious breakfast and traditional Sri Lankan dinner. This guesthouse seems far from town when taking a tuk tuk but as others have said, there is a short cut. From here we did walks to little Adams Peak and Ella Rock - both are recommended! This guest house will not disappoint.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We booked this hotel based on the great reviews on trip advisor. It certainly didn’t disappoint us!

Staff: Podi and his wife are so friendly and welcoming. Other staff are also very polite.
Hotel/ room: The hotel is done very nicely - makes the best out of the view of Ella Rock and Little Adam’s Peak. The room is clean and adequate for a one night stay.
Breakfast: delicious with fresh fruit.
Location: a bit tricky to find the hotel in the first instance but it is only 5-6 minutes walk to Ella village and about 15 minutes walk to get to the bottom of Little Adam’s peak.
Transport: Podi has friends who run tuk tuks and taxis so he was very keen to help to organise them for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Green Hill

Property: Green Hill
Address: Passara road | Sapumalthanna, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
we're happy to say that our ongoing constructions already finished and our restaurant is now available for you. specially quiet, friendly nature to spend your holiday in a serene location with the fabulous views ever. And also with a treat of delicious sri lankan cuisine. Enjoy every moment while setting your eyes on both the sun rise and sun set.. ... more   less 
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