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Hotel Laura
Ranked #11 of 150 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“wonderful stay”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

When we arrived at Ella, you don't need a tuktuk or taxi to get to Laura because you can walk over the railway within 5 minutes to the hotel. The location is really stunning with a lookout on the mountains and far away to Yala NP. This hotel is runned by a lovely family who do their utmost best to give you a wonderful stay. Our first night was at a room in their own house and the second two nights we stayed in a newly build room right in front of their house.

Tip: enjoy their self made dinner, it is really delicious and authentically Sri Lankan.

Room Tip: take any, they're fine. The room in their house is simple and the new rooms newer.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Hotel Laura is a small hotel perched on a ridge overlooking the spectacular Ella gap and a near by waterfalls. The rooms are simple, but well maintained with everything you really need. There is a sitting area outside providing front seats for the view. They provide a great breakfast and Lolita makes an excellent dinner. She'll offer to show you how it's cooked. I learned a lot about how a Sri Lankan meal is prepared. The hotel is a short walk down the railway tracks from the village centre. Suranga, Lolita's son, speaks excellent English and he is very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Kildare
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We had a lovely stay here for one night. The view was fab once the mist was gone. The location is very handy for getting down to the town - walking along the railway. (bring a torch for night-time). the owner and his mother are very lovely and welcoming. we had a lovely time and the brekkie was delish.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Hotel Laura. After arriving in the dark we were treated to a Sri Lankan banquet and in the morning we were treated to one of the best views I've ever seen. The room was really clean and the bed was comfy. Lolita and her family made us feel like part of the family during our stay. Lolita gave us lessons in Sri Lankan cooking and even gave us some fresh spices to take back. She also arranged for us to have a massage and the family servant came with us to show us where to go. Suranga chatted to us each night, gave us tips on where to visit and arranged a car and driver for the next leg of our trip. We were sad to leave at the end of our stay. Thanks very much Lolita & family for everything!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay at Hotel Laura. The room was spotless, the view gorgeous , the hosts friendly and the food delicious! Don't bother going out, enjoy a huge rice and curry banquet at Hotel Laura and get the curd and honey for dessert, you won't regret it. Just a five minute walk into town and near the railway.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Stayed here Feb 2013 and really enjoyed it. Its a six or seven minute walk from the town down a dimly lit track, crossing a railway line - no worries. Two rooms with en suite in a separate annex built in front and slightly down from the owners house with the most fantastic views from the terrace in front of the bedroom. The room is not huge and the bed linen is not exactly top of the range but its terrific value although I cant remember how much we paid - this site was not available when we returned in February. The lady owner is lovely but relies on her son for English. Very good breakfast on the terrace where you just gaze at the view. Very peaceful spot. Ella is all about the view so this is to be preferred to the town centre.

Room Tip: They're both the same !
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

This is a small, basic b&b In a brilliant location with a truly stunning view. The rooms are a good size and well kept and the bathrooms are clean with nice showers. Our only concern was the lack of mosquito net In the room and the abundance of flies pestering you when you sit on the porch to enjoy the views. Breakfast was lovely - especially when you have it on your porch because of the beautiful view.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Hotel Laura
Address: Kithalella, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Laura is situated in Ella,Sri lanka..It takes only 5min to reach our hotel from Ella town. And it is a one of place that having a most amazing scenery.Luxurious double rooms for all your needs.Fully comfortable king size mattress.Hot water supply other facilities for your comfort. Delicious Sri Lankan food. ... more   less 
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