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Review of Forest Paradise - Ella

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Forest Paradise - Ella
Ranked #55 of 140 Ella B&B and Inns
Trondheim, Norway
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

We had booked only one night in advance, but at the moment we met the staff and saw the location we wanted to stay another night. The food in the resturant was very good and includes a view of Ella Rock. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the room was nice and clean. Forest paradise is located only a few minutes from the town.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Forest Paradise is a wonderful place set back from the main town (1 minute walk as small town) overlooking Ella, set in a forest location. Stunning back-drop offers peace and quiet and stunning views in the morning of mini Adams Peak and Ella rock.

Very friendly staff and lovely breakfast.

Thanks for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay, rooms were very good.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

A nice sized room with mosquito net, fan & shower. It's in a quiet area a short walk up the hill.  Breakfasts are really good here & fill you up before a nice long walk in the tea plantations. The staff & the owner were lovely too.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had a lovely few days here. The hotel is located on the outskirts of a pine forest and is incredibly picturesque. The walk up to the place is a little steep, but you get lovely views of Ella rock once you're there (and it's not a long walk at all). The location is great, only 5 mins walk from the centre of Ella. The rooms are basic, but great value considering the cost. The staff were friendly and helpful and were always on hand. Overall it's been one of our favourite places that we've stayed in Sri Lanka!

  • Stayed July 2013
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Of all the places we stayed at on our tour round Sri Lanka, this was one of my overall favourites. It has a great location in a beautiful forest clearing, close to the town centre (but up a steep hill). The rooms and bathrooms were clean, with a small number of creepy-crawlies around. My bed was firm (thin mattress on hard wood) and there were mosquito nets. There were dragonflies flying around during the day and bats flying around in the evening. Food (at the Crazy Horse) was great, particularly the breakfast of banana pancakes. The owner was very friendly and helpful, giving us all kinds of advice and organising tuk-tuks to take us to visit a tea plantation.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St Andrews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

I have recently had a very enjoyable 3 night stay at the Forest paradise guest house, Ella with 2 Sri Lankan friends, the rooms were clean if a little basic. We ate at the crazy horse restaurant and found the meals to be excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful arranging tours round the beautiful surrounding countryside. All in all this was great value for money. It is a short walk into the town of Ella with a steep climb back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

In April we had a lovely 3 nights at Forest Paradise. Very considerate staff, especially Nelly who made us feel like family guests and was there with ideas for walks, little maps and even a game of cricket. The rooms were quiet and private or you can 'chill' in the Crazy Horse looking out over Ella Rock. Half the fun of getting there is in using the railway that climbs and curves through the mountains but don`t be in a rush as timings are unpredictable. Ella town has some good eating places but the Crazy Horse has a great and flexible menu. For us the lack of TV and animals around was a bonus and yes the drive up is steep---you are in the mountains!!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Forest Paradise - Ella
Address: Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Ranked #55 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Number of rooms: 4
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