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Ellerton Bungalow

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New Gurukele, Doluwa 299045, Sri Lanka
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Ellerton Bungalow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's no denying we were a bit anxious about what we would find as our driver Sudil drove us up the hill on a dirt track that wound its way through the jungle to Ellerton Bungalow. But be rest assured you needn't be! It is a true escape from the bustle of Kandy some 10km or so away with spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic property in the hills, evoking the feeling you have been transported back in time to reside in a friend's tea plantation. The rooms are delightful, and we were lucky to be given one with a fantastic view over the valley, exotic birds tweeting in a most pleasant manner rather than the horrible tweets of our modern lives. Lovely food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Corkscrew travel girls had a wonderful time at Ellerton, perched high in the hills overlooking Kandy. Fresh air, stunning walks, delicious meals and an open bar.... We will return and promise to always include Ben, the gorgeous black slightly pudgy lab on all our walks.

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ellerton.. However, you are being rather polite to say that Ben, our Labrador is "slightly pudgy" –I hate to admit it, but he is, without mincing words, fat! However, the problem began when he was about three years old, when he took up sex with full-time commitment. The result was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Kandy is less than an hour's drive away but it's impossible to tell - set high in the hills, with gorgeous views over the valley, Ellerton is a very special spot. The attention to detail really struck us. Everything is maintained immaculately and the staff are truly wonderful - thoughtful, kind and clearly proud of where they work. The meals... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Ellerton is a gorgeous old colonnial house from the days of the tea plantations. It has only 8 rooms but all are comfy and nice. However if you want peace and quiet with quite simply the most amazing views then trust me, this is the place for you. Sitting on your balcony with a cup of tea looking out onto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stunningly restored British era tea estate house in the mountains. Such a peaceful environment. Beautiful outdoor dining with views across the valley and of local birds and butterflies. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Great way to meet fellow travellers over a pre-dinner drink. Set menu dinner was always lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

An old colonial house converted in to a small hotel set in countryside some 40 minutes from Kandy. It was like being in a private house. Slightly faded but that was its charm. Good bedrooms and simple restaurant with set dinner including wine. Good walking and cycling trails around the hotel. We loved the peace and quiet and yet we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for a peaceful spot with wonderful views that is away from the crazy crowds of Kandy, then the Ellerton is a perfect place. We stayed here for 2 nights in October, and despite this being low season had great weather with only a bit of rain each day in the evenings. We spent the days walking in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'd traveled to Sri Lanka in May and June 2014, as a solo traveller, and booked all my accommodation directly with the individual owners.I specifically shunned large impersonal hotels, to focus on smaller intimate properties in delightful locations. Ellerton was superb!! I stayed 4 nights on a bed, breakfast and evening meal basis. This also included tea and cakes at... More 

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

I would never normally respond to a review where our guest has so clearly enjoyed their stay at Ellerton and also feels that we represent good value. However, it does give me the opportunity to emphasise that we are very keen for business during the "low season" months of May/June/September/October. Historically these have been monsoon times in Sri Lanka, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed 4 days in Kandy in two hotels: one Conde Nast style: Ellerton and one Elle Decoration style. Therefore we have been able to compare similar high ranking places. Even though Ellerton's place is magic, it costed twice as much as the other place which was outstanding and newer with a great swimming pool compared to the old style... More 

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

I am sorry that this reviewer was not as happy with their stay at Ellerton as we would like our guests to be, but it is a little difficult to respond to such non-specific criticism, and in particular to comparison with another, and un-named hotel. But, if the real issue was value for money, I know very well at Ellerton... More 

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Address: New Gurukele, Doluwa 299045, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Doluwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Ellerton Bungalow Hotel Doluwa
Ellerton Bungalow Sri Lanka/Doluwa

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