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Ellerton Bungalow

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New Gurukele, Doluwa 299045, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent four nights here during our tour of Sri Lanka and were delighted and impressed by the service, accommodation, food and location. The English owner has managed to create a very warm, discrete, beautifully appointed and professionally run hotel. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was delicious. We stayed in Garden Room 1 which had the most... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem of a hotel well worth the tricky approach by road! Set in beautifully landscaped gardens high above Kandy, with charming staff and delicious food. Our room was comfortable, spacious and well appointed, we would have liked to spend more time here if our tour of the island arranged by Audley, had allowed - perhaps next time 😉 !!

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Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay of four nights in Ellerton. The surroundings are rural and great to walk or bike in. Good mountain bikes free of charge. Dinner not cheap for Sri Lankan standards (75$ for family with 2 kids) but very good. They offer both a curry and a non curry option. Lunch is great too both the sandwiches and... More 

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ellerton – we liked having you here as well! Also we hope you enjoyed the long (but excellent) train ride to Ella. In terms of the dinner price, of course one can eat far more cheaply in Sri Lanka than at Ellerton. However, while I would never say that we... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The British owners of the Ellerton have managed to hang on to the fine sense of service that is traditional and so prevalent throughout Sri Lanka. The staff were all courteous, warm and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and well-appointed. Breakfast were good although the dinners were perhaps a little restricted in their range. This hotel is especially attractive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A welcoming hotel with the most incredible views. Very colonial feel to this place and it is decorated to suit the period. We stayed in one of the bungalows which was wonderful. The staff are attentive and helpful. Good library, tea and coffee available to make throughout the day. Great food, comfortable beds, amazing location......what's not to like!

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Stoke Newington, London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed here as a special birthday treat for 2 nights. The owners were very easy to communicate with and offered us a generous 20% off the normal price as we were travelling as part of a group. My wife & I stayed in one of the self-contained garden rooms with private balcony, which is quite possibly the nicest room... More 

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EllertonBungalow, Owner at Ellerton Bungalow, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ellerton, and particularly that you were so enamoured with one of our two new Garden rooms. However, I'm sorry that you felt the meals were not fantastic value! Of course breakfast is included with the room charge, but to respond in terms of dinner, we charge US $30 per person –... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

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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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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