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Hotel Alta Vista

Ella Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Ella
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014
DanielleinSeattle Seattle
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    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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Ella is place in Sri Lanka that you can expect ordinary service but this place was different. The inn keeper took personal care of us from the minute we arrived. The curries we had here were the best anywhere. We took a Deluxe room and the facilities and view were very good. It is a bit of a uphill walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Great climate away from heat of colombo set among hills and mountains great view from bedroom and dining room. Large comfortable rooms and bathrooms nice hot water great food and very friendly staff. Had top floor rooms with air conditioning but ended up sleeping with balcony doors open with fresh cool air and did not need a/c or fan. Will... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

This place is high up on a hill in Ella. After hiking at Horton's Plains the last thing we needed was a big climb up the hill and lots of stairs in the hotel. The rooms were okay but no air con. They had a weird setup where the entry to the room was down a step from the rest... More

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15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night, rooms and bathroom very spacious but, had no air con or fan, no fridge, tv did not work, no water or drink to purchase on sight. I unfortunately fell ill throughout the night, not being able to purchase water and keep our own water cold due to no fridge was not helped by 2 people people... More

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17 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This hotel is very nice, spacious room, beautiful view, clean bathroom with hot water, but the highlight was definitelly service and helpful staff. Manager prepared for us breakfast at 5.30 in the morning as we had to leave early:-) Fresh juice, fruits, eggs and fresh toasts. I would definitelly recommend this hotel in Ella and would love to come back!

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Address: Ella Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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