Even though I booked this place for just a night out purpose, me and my team were attracted by this hotel very much. We thought to stay here for an extra day and just spend time in this hotel. Pleasant environment, kind staffs with professional attitudes. One more point I have to mention and admired is, they prepared us delicious varieties of Sri Lankan food even though the kitchen was closed and we ordered it late night. I am very thankful to the staffs regarding this. The hotel environment was like 'feel free at home'. We can just stay in that hotel and inside the corridor for whole day and spend time. Dust free and very clam place. Rooma were very big with 3 double beds. Very spacious and comfortable.
Prices were absolutely reasonable. Foods were delicious and not too much oily and hot. Tea and coffee were wonderful where they provided is in a pot rather than giving it in a cup, and we had more than once. I really like this approach.
The owner was very friendly, polite, kind and professional. I like his personality very much. Very helpful and frequently met us and tried to fulfill our needs. He speaks more than 3 languages I believe. So there won't be a problem for non English speaking foreigners.
I highly recommend this place to any people who comes as team
Or family. Best of luck
We stayed here for a couple of nights during our tour of Sri Lanka. A 5 minute walk from the train station and conveniently placed for all Ella has to offer.
The room itself was spacious and had 2 double beds and a private bathroom. The beds were reasonable, but my husband and I did find ourselves rolling into the middle as the night went on! Could do with a little updating, the fridge and tv didn't work and there wasn't enough plugs, but overall it did the job.
The bathroom was clean and the water was hot, so no complaints here.
The wifi was poor and even when we sat near the box it was almost impossible to get any! Ok for me, but my teenage daughter wasn't so impressed!
The breakfast was enormous! So much food we couldn't eat it all, and really really delicious.
If you want a budget stay in a beautiful part of Sri Lanka you won't go far wrong, would be great for backpackers.
This was the only hotel of the 7 booked on our Sri Lanka trip that sent me a welcoming note a day before my arrival. The 3 earlier hotels enquired at check in if I had made payment. This hotel had reservations perfect.
Large beds in spacious rooms. Good bathroom. We were on ground floor so super convenient. Attentive manager who understood our requests. Breakfast generous with refills of hot milk for coffee and tea superb.
Just 2 doors away is an excellent restaurant and undoubtedly best dinner we enjoyed on trip. Thank you Ella Grand Peak!
Hotel was nearby the Ella railway station as well as it was close to many attractions nearby. We got a family room - a room of 5 for Rs. 7500.00, which is cheaper than most of the places. Manager Sonny and the rest of the staff were friendly and helpful. Sonny can speak in Sinhala, English and I heard him speaking some French also. He gives you information about the attractions you can visit etc.
The room was spacious. There is a ceiling fan, sometimes it might get hot in the day time. The attached bathroom was clean and hot water is available. The beds are comfortable. There were 2 mosquito nets but they were not required since there were no mosquitoes. There are suntan chairs outside every room which I saw many relaxing. Wifi was reliable.
The breakfast was delicious. It includes freshly baked pancakes, eggs, toasts and juices.
We will visit again.
Positives - The manager is bi-lingual, close to the railway station (only one among may other hotels in the area), free Wi-Fi, and fan in the room.
Needs improvement - Unfortunately, our experience at this hotel was not too grand. We were greeted by a cockroach and a lizard in the washroom. The room held an unpleasant odour (mostly like leaking toilets), the towels were stained so I'd recommend carrying your own towel, the lock on one of the window in the room was broken and this isn't very safe, the mosquito net had several holes in it - fortunately, there weren't too many mosquitoes when we visited, and one of the caretakers had a habit of continuously staring.
The owner, sonny, is so warm and welcoming and gave us great information about where to go in Ella. Clean rooms and beautiful garden. Great location! Loved it.
We paid only 70€ for our familyroom for 5 persons. The delicious breakfast ( with freshly baked pancakes, eggs, toasts, juices...) was included. The owner speaks fluently french and english. He gave us the real official rate when we changed our money. Thanks for that.!! Nice place..