When I first came across 98 Acres back in 2010 - my first impression was that this would be the ideal honeymoon destination for any couple. Away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas, it's a nice long drive with scenic views all around and an isolated location amidst the hills.
We went on our honeymoon in May 2013 and the resort managed to live up to all our expectations. The staff were friendly, the setting was cosy and the rooms were spacious and well maintained, They provide a set menu for all three meals, though the chef was nice enough to accommodate my wife's request for the soup she had the previous day even though it was not on their menu that night - now that is service!
Not all deluxe rooms have a the bigger sized bath with the tub, so if you are someone who loves to relax in a bubble bath be sure to request for it when you make your booking - we didn't realise the small print and ended up without one, but I was able to speak to manager directly who sorted it for us the next morning and moved us to another room - that's one more star!
The not-so-nice stuff: while on our honeymoon we experienced a light shower which wasn't all that bad but made the walkways a bit muddy, however they do have eco-friendly buggies that will escort you over to your rooms and between meals should you request for it. Only other downside (which didn't really bother us much to be honest) are the little insects after sunset - some of them seem a little scary but they're all friendly insects just looking for somewhere warm to camp for the night - shutting your windows closer to sunset should help! They have nets to cover up the bed and stop the creepy crawleys from getting to you and it works fine.
Overall, it was a great experience and we both loved it so much! We're hoping to back there someday when we visit Sri Lanka again and maybe stay longer if time permits. This place is worth a visit!
- 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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