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Sunnyside Holiday Bungalow

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Bandarawela Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salem, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Sri Lanka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed at this place between September 4th to 6th, 2014. While entering I felt like entering in to a Kerala House. This is a family managed guest house / home stay. We occupied the two rooms in upstairs. The Rooms are clean, simple and spacious. The place has nice L shaped large verandas with antique chairs. The place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Very close to railway station so you can walk (also to one of Ella's most known sightseeings = Ella rock). Peacfull accomodation and I enjoyed drinking tea while seating in garden in front of the house. Rooms are very big and I liked bathroom which was like half opened with a lot of day light coming in. The lady owner... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a great stay for 3 nights - perfect for us and our young kids. Cynthia made us feel very welcome and the property is lovely. Visitors should know it is not in the middle of Ella, but is a short 10 minute walk (more difficult at night when it is dark) along the main road into town. Also,... More 

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