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Hilltop, Ella 30090, Sri Lanka
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Hilltop Guest House
Ranked #30 of 73 Ella B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here 5 times now over the last 13 years and will never tire of the view from the terrace. Chatura Swarna, the owner, is invariably friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The rooms are fairly basic, but clean and adequate. (In Ella you won't want to spend much time in your room anyway.) The traditional curries and lamprais (Google it)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not come here if you are expecting a 5 star hotel, as the name states it is a guesthouse. That said, you will be welcomed by the friendliest owner and its staff in the warmest way, you will be astounded by the magnificent views from the balconies and terrace, and you will enjoy delicious home-made curries!

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Haifa, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stayed at the guesthouse for three nights. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the place has the most amazing rooftop and terrace with view to both Little Adam's Peak and Ella Rock, where you can eat your meals and relax. You can simply go from the hotel by foot to both hikes. The breakfast was rich and delicious... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed at the hill top guest house 5 nights and really enjoyed our relax time here. The family is so nice and welcoming that we started calling them Mom & Dad ;) Mom's curry is the best! The rooms are cute, confortable with great hot shower. Did my yoga & mediation on the upper rooftop every morning at sunrise and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We came to this guesthouse in august 2014 and it was probabily the best place of our trip to chill on the terrace and roof. Rooms are nice and well thought out for travelers. And the boss is a funny Guy but he manage seriously his business. One of our 2 best adress of the trip.

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Berlin, Germany
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11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The view of Ella gap from the rooftop terrace of this guesthouse is really amazing!!! Very comfortable bedrooms, friendly and helpful staff, delicious pancake breakfast and home cooked Sri Lankan curry dinner,... I cannot say anything negative about that place. The beautiful Little Adam's Peak is just a short hike from the guesthouse and the city "center" of Ella is... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You can spend hours sitting on the balcony or the rooftop, sipping a nice cup of tea and let the clouds pass through, The view is magnificent. It is quite near the Ella village although a bit high. Rooms are basic, as they do not have a water kettle or fridge, but there is hot water in the bathroom and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fantastic rooftop deck, with hammocks, loungers and reasonably priced beer available. Be aware that your tuk tuk may not make it up the steep driveway, but the walk is so worth it. No a/c but ella is coolish. Pedestal fan and mosquito net. No bar fridge.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A real taste of Sri Lanka here. Rooms are simple and comfortable. Lower ground rooms do not have the views but easy access to viewing deck gives expansive views down the valley. Hosts are so accommodating. Home cooked curries are delicious! We travelled with a family group of 10 and all thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

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Neot HaKikar, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stayed a couple with three children, the owner is very nice, very beautiful place, amazing view from the roof, who loves to eat local food, you may want to take cooking classes, ask the owner. Highly recommended,

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Address: Hilltop, Ella 30090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hilltop Guest House Hotel Ella

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