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Hotel Alta Vista

Ella Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ella, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We arrived in Ella with no accommodation booked and drove past the Hotel Alta Vista. We looked at the rooms before deciding to stay. Once we saw the rooms we were impressed with the size, price, cleanliness. They staff and management are very friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely room with a great view.

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Maryland,
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Most reviews of the Alta Vista talk about the steep trek to get to the hotel, and they are right. The location is in the center of town, but it is a painful walk uphill to get up the driveway to the hotel. And then the trouble really starts. The views from the reception are stunning and while we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Nice hotel with very clean and very large rooms. good rooms compared to the other small places Ella can offer. It is probably in the TOP 5 hotels in Ella. with 18 rooms. wooden floor is so nice and attractive. It is very calm and quiet, good for relaxing your mind. But wi-fi is only in the lobby area.

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Allahabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You have to climb a steep hill every time going back to hotel from village center, only very fit can do it without being breathless. Rooms are large, good view, comfortable beds. Basic breakfast, Average food. Wifi only in lobby.

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Strasbourg, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The localization of this hotel is perfect in the really center of Ella near the Chill bar (good mojitos !) even if the road is not easy to take (need good legs !). The room was without air conditioning system but with the window open the fresh air of the night is ok. We didn't try the restaurant (lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

You can't beat the location right smack in the middle of town but do be warned it is up a steep hill. All in all fine! Slept well in a big room with plenty of space for our belongings. The owner was quite nice! Breakfast is included and adequate though we ended up walking into town on two mornings and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed at the Alta Vista for 3 nights and thought it was my sanctuary. The staff were very friendly and attentive. I loved the huge room with large private balcony looking over the hill country. Breakfast was simple, but more than adequate. There is a steep walk from the village to the hotel, but it is only short. Being... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stay in this hotel on 26 Dec 2013, it is a simple but clean hotel, have a good view at the dining area and spacious room. Staff are friendly, breakfast is basic but sufficient. Rooms are front facing can see birds flying which is good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This hotel was organised for us by our tour operator, location is good but not for the unfit, as the walk up the drive from town is very steep. The room we were given was away from the others and next to the kitchen, so consequently, very noisy. The view was good, breakfast ok. We didnt eat here as there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We wanted to stay in an affordable place with a good location in Ella for one night before jumping on the train up country. The hotel was clean and simple; with friendly staff. It was opposite the Dream Cafe which served excellent food and was within 5 minutes walk to the station which suited us as we had an early... More 

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