Our review is as a casual visitor, not a guest of the hotel.
We came across the 98 Acres whilst taking a pleasant walk to Little Adam's Peak. The hotel consists of chalets perched right on the cliff edge. Looks precarious. If you don't like heights, this may be an issue for you, as the windows and balcony open right onto a 1000 foot drop!
It apparently opened last year, and the overall feel is an upmarket, nicely designed resort.
They have a cafe looking into the yonder, with great views.
It was absolutely empty when we were there. So this resort is either struggling, or everybody was hiding. It also has a pool, but I can't help thinking the climate is a bit cool for that, up in the hills?
Along a winding country path they have their gym and spa. Note : it is a couple minutes walk to get to this section, so if you come in rainy season, then I guess you just get wet? Or that carry a brolly over your head.
And that is the essence of the Resort, it is eco, outdoorsy. Everything is outdoors. Nicely done. Lots of railway sleepers used for pathways.
If you want a slick city hotel style, this is not for . If you want a slightly Balinese themed, thatch roofed, open to the elements type of thing you will like it.
- 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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