The view is absolutely breathtaking and will definitely be the highlight of your stay here. There is a great spa on site and the setting is lovely, with a lovely pool and restaurant and beautifully manicured gardens set among the tea plantations. The walk to "little Adam's Peak" on the other side of the valley is well worth it and you will be rewarded with beautiful views over the Ella region. If you go early in the morning you will see women from the local village heading to work picking tea in their beautifully coloured saris. I stayed in a standard room and I must say that the room itself was very basic. The room was big but only had a double bed in it - when it clearly needed a king or queen sized bed. The room wasn't very well appointed and the bathroom in particular wasn't well designed. The room in general felt tired and not well maintained. It didn't match with the standard of the rest of the resort, which was disappointing, especially considering that this is not a cheap hotel. I stayed at places that were half the cost elsewhere in Sri Lanka but were much better appointed. The breakfast is good (lovely view) but they give you too much food, which is uncomfortable in a third world country where people can be very poor. The staff are pleasant but not as attentive as other places I stayed, they don't seem that invested (maybe because this is part of a large, international hotel chain, not a locally run business). Overall though, enjoyed my stay.
- 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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