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Sunnyside Holiday Bungalow

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Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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runcorn,uk
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cynthia couldn't do enough for us! Great big rooms, nice area! Short 10 min walk from local restaurants and ATM. Short walk to base of little Adams peak. Breakfast was amazing Cynthia the owner was so helpful and could not do enough for us. She made our stay in Ella fab! Rach UK

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Found this guesthouse online when searching for a place to stay in Ella on a trip with friends who were visiting Sri Lanka for the first time (three years ago now - delayed review!). Cynthia made us feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the bungalow. Lovely antique furniture and relaxing outdoor space. Shame we... More 

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Only 5 minutes drive from Ella station. They provide free transport from Ella railway station. Service is friendly. Meals are excellent. This place has a quiet environment and it gives a "home like" feeling. They helped us to arrange a vehicle for our trips from there at a reasonable cost. Rooms were clean.

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Salem, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was very pleasant to stay at Sunnyside HB. The climate was very beautiful and the hospitality given by the owners was really amazing. You can get Tea/Coffee & breakfast at your own time. They never hesitate to serve at anytime. Their breakfast preparation was very good and filled dinning with Juice, bread, fruits, egg, etc. It was located near... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really friendly genuine welcome. The rooms are basic but very clean. Don't expect all mod cons, but there is all you need. The price is great value. The owner was helpful and kind. Absolutely lovely breakfast, Sri Lankan style. Close to Ella centre and very relaxed. I nice place to stay on route to wherever! Downside? Bed not biggest in... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I would like to thank the owners for the lovely time we had. The price of this guesthouse is definitly worth it. Distance to main road: 50 meters. Distance to Ella mainsteet is 400 meters (7 minute walk). Bring a light after dark! Breakfast was far above standard. If I can make two remarks: the matrasses were a bit thin... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We decided to go to Ella for just one night and then jump on the train from Ella to Hatton to walk Adams peak, but Sunnyside and Ella was so nice that we decided to stay another day. It's a short walk out of town and lies a little hidden from the traffic noice. Cynthia welcomed us with a smile... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Situated just outside the traveller hotspot of Ella, Sunnyside is a tranquil haven, an opportunity to experience what life must have been like in 1950s post colonial Sri Lanka. Its architecture, furniture and atmosphere remain unchanged. Home cooked food is served on a china dinner service after a pre-prandial laze on wicker chairs on the airy verandah, watching industrious paradise... More 

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Bari, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We found this place just few hours before our coming, we sent an email and the owner Cynthia ( lovely and effective) immediately answered us and helped us with useful information. It was the first sign of her absolute kindness. The place is lovely, just a little bit " far" from the centre, but in 5 minute you can reach... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Staff was very kind and helpful. Nothing was a problem for the owner. They gave us free welcome drink and free water. Free wifi. Delicious breakfast. Bungalows are situated in a quite part of Ella, near to railway station. But there are no lamps, so it is not very save to walk from Ella in a darkness. Room was very... More 

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