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Ellerton Bungalow

Certificate of Excellence
New Gurukele, Doluwa 299045, Sri Lanka
Ellerton Bungalow
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place we stayed on holiday but it still sticks out as being a wonderful hotel. It sits in the hills around Kandy, approximately a 30 minute drive away. The rooms, service and food were all fantastic and I couldn't recommend it more highly. If you are in to curry, there are a plethora of different varieties... More 

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Burton-on-Trent
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106 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best places we stayed at in our tour of Sri Lanka. Access to it is an unpleasant experience (the road surface seems to range from bad to appalling). However, that is not something that you can blame the proprietors of the hotel about. The location is absolutely stunning. The views are fabulous, it being in... More 

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice things that you write about Ellerton, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Quite reasonably, you mention the road, and I thought it worth responding to that. To be precise, Ellerton is 3.5 km up a Hill from the good main road which goes from Kandy up to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique hotel was once a tea planters cottage and is high up in the hills just outside Kandy. The rooms are large and very comfortable with period furniture. There is a relaxing veranda to soak up the scenery or if you feel energetic there is a swimming pool. Ben is a black labrador and is very friendly. Meals are... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scenic location with spectacular views over the hills. 45 minute drive from Kandy and you do wonder where you are going but absolutely worth it. 8 bedrooms with the character and tranquillity of colonial days. Wonderful gardens and infinity pool only a few steps from our extremely comfortable Valley room. Just the perfect place to relax and enjoy a walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The first thing I will say about this amazing place is the road leading to it. Now, this isn't the hotels fault, but, the road leading up the mountain is in a serious need of repair, however, once at the top of the hill you will be in for a treat! Set at the top of a hill, overlooking a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Is there a better place to drink a gin and tonic as the sun goes down? Yes, the road is bumpy, but good things don't come easily. This place has a very special feel about it. The room was cool and comfortable, the food superb, wonderful design and decor, and the staff were just what we like - unobtrusive but... More 

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WestCountryTwo
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a small colonial bungalow estate run by an English couple. Our garden room was lovely with a fabulous view down the valley. All staff incredibly friendly and helpful. Almost exclusively English guests here and there was a certain Englishness here about the feel of the place. Gardens are beautiful and surroundings stunning. Up in the hills so a... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our second time to Ellerton and nice to see the same faces still there including Ben the wonderful labrador. The food and accommodation are hard to beat it really is such a relaxing place to spend a few days. Deepika and the guys do all they can to make you feel at home. We stayed in one of the new... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I loved this place. A bit tricky to get to but don't be put off. Lovely atmosphere and feel. Very pleasant lady owner, who ran a tight ship. The service was excellent. I didn't realise how good it was until I experienced other places later in the trip. Great food & sensible set up re 'free' drinks.... More 

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southern england
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You can't really better Cary and Richard Goode's management of this delightful small hotel in the hills above Kandy. Service runs smoothly, drinks and meals are on hand and beautifully presented, excursions are well organised and not 'touristy' in any way. The chef is excellent and the outside dining room most attractive. The gardens and swimming pool clean and well... More 

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