The view here is breathtaking - the rooms - built in individual buildings with 1 room upstairs and 1 downstairs - cling to the edge of the hill with balconies overlooking an incredible vista, with tea plantations and swooping swallows below.
We saw a deluxe room - extremely cool - but stayed in a standard room which was also very nice (you get the same view!). Bed was good, balcony lovely, bathroom is nice also - although water does sort of go everywhere when you shower. Because we were upstairs we also had a great vaulted ceiling which was really cool.
They have put in mosquito nets too now (on a nice wooden frame) and I'm certainly glad they did, as there are a *lot* of moths at nighttime. This didn't bother us really, but if you're freaked out by moths you won't enjoy it much.
For the price, it's not quite perfect - the finish of everything isn't 100% great, and they need to keep on top of maintenance. When we stayed I would say it was fine, but people's standards/expectations differ, especially at this price.
We turned up unexpectedly and needed a baby cot - which they did not have. They did manage to get hold of one (from where I don't know) but it was probably about 20 years old, and really only suitable for a small baby (which luckily, our toddler is). Don't think they're set up for small children really, although all the staff were lovely with her.
Dinner is up on the top of the hill, through a lovely lit path in the tea plantation. There is an issue here, in that Ella is high and is consequently a bit chilly in the evenings. The restaurant is very stylish but built right on top of a hill and with open sides - so if there's any wind (which there was) it's pretty uncomfortable up there (which is was). They could do with sorting it really - not a relaxing place to chill out. Food was good and reasonably priced.
It's in spitting distance of Little Adam's Peak but a bit of a distance from Ella town, so you'd need to get transportation in/out probably.
BUT, for any negativity, I have never stayed in a more spectacular or memorable location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury, Eco Friendly Boutique Resort built in a 98 acre tea estate with panoramic views.....12 villa type rooms, Large swimming pool, Restaurant serving Western and Sri Lankan food, Specialty tea menu, Heli Pad, Wifi Access, Bikes for Rent, Hiking and Biking Facilities, Wonderful Treks and Right in front of Ella's Main Attraction - Little Adams Peak. We do not provide Driver / Guides Accommodation but we are happy to provide you with contact numbers and information of guest houses / hotels in a very close proximity to the resort. ... more less
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