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“Rated #1 in Sri Lanka” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saa Ma Ya Village
Ranked #45 of 86 Speciality Lodging in Ella
San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
“Rated #1 in Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

This is the best place I ever stay. The guest house is never more than 3-4 guests so it's always nice and quite. It's away from the tourists-jammed area and 100% in the nature. It's also not far from everywhere. the bus stop is 5 mins away and 20-30 mins bus ride to the town. There're many places you can hike around without heading to town too. Agata and Thomas are the best!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

This place holds a really special place in my heart and I really hope to get back there one day! It's easy to reach from other parts of Sri Lanka by bus and the journey is very beautiful. The view from the balcony of the surrounding jungle is amazing.
Our hosts Agatha and Thomas were really friendly and happy to help with any thing we needed. They can provide meals which we took advantage of and there is also a lovely little restaurant nearby too.
I loved it so much here that I stayed on two separate occasions, If you are in Sri Lanka it's worth going out of your way to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

love this place! my perfect retreat back to basics and back to the nature ...So peaceful, Beautifully simple, calm and serene, where time stands still at one with the nature. wonderful earth home , natural roof, with wood balconies and bedrooms that feel like you are in the tree tops..... Very cheap, price .. Cooking is on a wood fire , simple , slow but delicious rotis and Dahl by Sal... the star... perfect for yoga or meditation, or if you just want to get away from it all and escape time.... And the bustle of life, a fantastic place to re charge and energise... If you want a bit of action, Ella is nearby,( I definately recommend the chill cafe.)... Wonderful people, amazing nature, caves, hills, pristine forest, waterfalls, Ella is a treasure trove of nature, and Sa Maa Ya is the Pearl! I definately will come again!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Our stay in this beautiful eco-structure in the middle of the mountains was just unbelievable! We were already expecting that the area of Ella would be some kind of natural paradise, but arriving at this place still surprised us, with the amazing view over the jungle and one of the most inspiring sunrises we have ever seen! The smile of these very friendly people made us feel like part of the family and enjoy fully our little holiday. Can't wait to come over again soon :):):)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

We have spent there a night during our trip around Sri Lanka. It was probably the best night during the whole trip, the place is incredible. Guys running the place are fun and they are so helpful! We enjoyed our stay so much, would love to stay there at least a few days longer!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Saa Ma Ya Village
Address: Kumbalwela Highway, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Ranked #45 of 86 Speciality Lodging in Ella

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