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New Gurukele, Doluwa 299045, Sri Lanka
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Ellerton Bungalow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most lovely place on earth! We were one of there first guests and we keep on going back. It is a must, once i Sri Lanka, and I should have written this many years ago. Sorry travel companions! LoL, Lena&Göran Elfving Sweden

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Echoing what everyone has said before us - an absolute pleasure to stay at Ellerton. The garden room had the most amazing view and the same could be seen from the pool. A great stay is not only had by way of accommodation but also due to the staff and their commitment - everyone at Ellerton from Richard the owner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. A warm welcome from the owner, Richard, the receptionist and even Ben the Black Labrador. Amazing setting in the hills with fantastic view down the valley. The decor of the two main houses and the garden rooms are perfect. Really good food, menu is limited but the chef will accommodate, no bar but all wine and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was the first place we stayed in when we got to Sri Lanka, for the first 2 nights of our Honeymoon - what a treat! Such an amazing hotel to stay in. The views were simply stunning, the staff were extremely friendly and relaxed and the food was out of this world! Would DEFINATELY go back to Kandy and... More

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

We are lighted that you so enjoyed your stay at Ellerton. The last 3 km of road up to Ellerton has been a problem, as others have commented. We have gone to every level of local government; the roads authority, and even offered to repair the road ourselves, although we are a relatively small user. However, the good news is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

WOW!!! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. Excellent food, service and setting. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the peace and quiet and amazing hospitality. Beautiful setting high up in the hillside, enjoyed the sunshine and the fireflies lighting up the dark skies during dinner. If you want to lose yourself and... More

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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I chose Ellerton Bungalow based on the reviews I read on the TripAdvisor website, even though my travel agent had suggested another hotel in the area. I selected the hotel precisely because it is small, has excellent service and food, and is set in the midst of a green environment. We spent two nights at the bungalow - were in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

OK it is a bit of a hike from Kandy but we'll worth it. A perfectly maintained colonial environment with comfortable rooms, excellent food and friendly service. Complaints about insects and choice of menu really miss the point. The choice of menu (with only 6 rooms remember) was fine and hey you're in a tropical jungle! Enjoy! A lovely place... More

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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Location: Set in pretty scenery on top of hills looking down valley and over to mountains about 30 mins drive from Kandy Property: A traditional colonial bungalow done in quite an old fashioned homely style with big sofas and nice terrace but odd addition of a few modern bits including concrete bathroom settings Service: The Sri Lanka staff were welcoming... More

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

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