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Watagodawaththa, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Waterfalls Homestay
Ranked #11 of 66 Ella B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed here one night but wanted to stay longer, this is the most perfect place to stay. There is an exciting trip in a tuk tuk to reach the homestay, a great delight for my daughter. She also fell in love with Skippy and Matilda the 2 dogs there. The rooms we had were spacious and felt like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our time at Waterfalls. Karen has created a fantastic homestay in Ella. The walks in this area are one of my highlights from our trip to Sri Lanka...and waterfalls is a perfect base. If there is availability for your dates, book now! You won't regret it!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night - family of four in 2 rooms. Setting is stunning (albeit a bit hair raising to get to along narrow, steep road). We arrived during a power cut so no power or water (obviously not the staff's fault). It was the only place on our tour we were not offered a 'welcome drink' and when the power... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room with an amazing view , great food , what flavours ! Service by julie so nice we wanted to stay a lot longer then one night . Only 20 min.from the town by foot. Reservations needed . Try the sri lankan breakfast !! It was very dry when we stayed there so there was no waterfall but i can... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great. Karen hosts beautifully; full of friendly chat and useful advice. The views are amazing: breakfast out on the terrace looking across the valley was pretty special. the food was lovely, both the local curry and the western food: breakfast was plentiful and the coffee kept flowing. We (my wife and 9yo daughter and I) stayed for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at here. The views are gorgeous, the hosts are friendly and make you feel welcome. I would advise that you stay more than one night, otherwise you'll leave wishing you had stayed and enjoyed the views and tranquility of the place. Definitely eat in, you won't be disappointed. The food was delightful. Our children loved it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the verandah room just for the one night we arrived fairly late due to the fog we had to drive rather than take the train. Our driver was very hesitant going down the narrow windy road but it was definitely worth the effort but probably best done in day light. The room was very spacious and comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My friend and I had a lovely 2 nights staying at Waterfalls; right in the middle of a 2 and a half week trip and it was exactly the relaxation we needed after the hustle of Kandy. Karen, Martin and their team were excellent hosts and we had one of the most delicious meals of the trip around their kitchen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'm with RJMH67. It's been over 6 months since we stayed with Karen and the team at Waterfall Homestay and looking at other pics people have posted brings some of the best memories of a lifetime flooding back. Of course the area and aspect have a lot to do with it (Ella is incredibly beautiful generally and the homestay is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Martin and Karen have created an amazing experience in Ella. A beautiful home in a gorgeous setting. Clean, comfy and tastefully decorated rooms. Incredible breakfast!!!! The evening time with beers, great music on the deck is the icing on the cake. Great place great hosts great vibe!

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Address: Watagodawaththa, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Waterfalls Homestay Hotel Ella

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Waterfall Homestay perched on top of a hill, directly in front of a waterfall, surrounded by jungle makes this one of the most stunning places in Ella to stay. Choose from three beautiful rooms, two with 180 degree views and one with french doors opening on to a large veranda. Relax on the sundeck and watch the monkeys playing in their jungle garden while Kamal, one of the best cooks in Sri lanka, prepares your meals for you. Waterfalls is a piece of paradise and only 1.5km from the town of Ella makes it definitely worth venturing of the beaten track for. ... more   less 
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