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Waterfalls Homestay

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Watagodawaththa, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Waterfalls Homestay
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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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Bridport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite its isolated location at the end of a long, rough track, this homestay was a perfect location booked for us on our travels around Sri Lanka. The hosts, Karen and Martin, are tremendously welcoming and relaxed, and very accomodating of our daughter's dietary requirements. It feels like a home from home in a small corner of paradise. The balcony... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this place is fantastic. Great attentive staff, perfect peaceful setting away from the noise of Ella's main (mad) street, comfortable rooms and excellent food. Kamal is a gem and knows exactly what he's doing in the kitchen, and loves it as well. His sour fish curry, with black pepper picked about 20 paces from the stove, was heavenly.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Thanks so much for a wonderful night. Karen , Kia and Martin made our night in Ella so special. The home cooked meal was great and Karen thanks so much for the wonderful soup that made a sick little traveller feel great ........... Great to watch the Aussies win the world cup with you guys at Chill. Hopefully one day... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After a full days drive from Dambulla we were exhausted but felt immediately at home and relaxed 5 mins after arriving at this wonderful place! We were on the way to Mirissa and had sadly only booked one night here; as soon as we arrived we regretted this. We received such a warm welcome from Karen, her daughter (sorry, forgot... More 

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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were very impressed with Waterfalls Homestay. It had been raining for some days before our stay so the waterfall was in full force. The view from the deck was fantastic. We had dinner that night with owners Karen and Martin and the other guests. It was a great night with good food and company. Our room was very comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stayed for 5 nights whilst we explored Ella and it was really wonderful. The food was beautifully cooked, the room was warm and comfortable (and their cats slept on our bed every night which we loved!) and the service was great. We needed a taxi - they ordered it. We needed laundry service - they helped us our. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was our favourite stay in the whole of Sri Lanka. Karen has done a fantastic job with the place and it really feels like you are stepping into a veteran travellers home, which you quickly feel is your own. Get a tuk-tuk from Ella town and you will zip along a small windy road up to the homestay. Upon... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A place not to be missed. We spent 2 nights here which was not long enough. An oasis of calm in the hills near Ella.Delicious food,amazing views and a warm,friendly welcome from Karen and team. We will be returning.Thank you for the great memories.

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Oranjezicht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Have travelled quite a lot in the last 15 years and this was one of the best B&Bs I've stayed at! The view over the forrest to the waterfall from the outsided dining area was fantastic, my room [one of three] was spacious with ensuite and very tastefully furnished [including a Persian rug!]. Very good wifi. Breakfast was simple but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Arrived here in the dark, had to get a tuk tuk up the hill to get to this amazing retreat. There was a power cut when we arrived but within an hour the electric was back on. Martin was a great host, and his cook is fantastic. After travelling around Sri Lanka, we enjoyed the best chicken curry here, it... More 

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