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Ella Tea Garden

Main Street | 11, Ella, Sri Lanka (Formerly Tea Garden Holiday Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week. The view from the terrace next to our room of waterfall and Ella Rock and beyond was stupendous. Our room was spacious and few minor improvements would make it so much better. Thorough cleaning of shower doors for one. The windows could use a good rub down too. In short some training on hygiene... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time here. We arrived at 6.40 am having got the overnight train from colombo. Despite our exceptionally early arrival we were welcomed and shown straight to our room which was lovely and had a beautiful view. We then had a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast cooked especially for us (we had assumed we would need to go... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Upon our arrival at the Tea Garden we were greeted by a very friendly staff member at the entrance, who then took us to our room and brought us a complimentary pot of tea. We were given advice about the different walks we could do in the area and some various local restaurants were recommended to us. The view from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I must admit I was a little concerned about staying at the Tea Gardens after reading the other reviews on here. For the most part I was pleasantly surprised, my room was lovely and had a fantastic view over the surrounding countryside. It was clean, and yes the door locked ok. My biggest problem with this hotel is the showers... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

View from the back of the hotel is really beautiful but take note there are no windows in those rooms - only big glass walls which cannot be opened. A little intrusive in privacy specially when you consider hotel staff boy passing by and taking a peek in. You'll also feel warm without the window, so try to get the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were really pleased with our stay here. The views and garden around the side of the guesthouse is lovely. Breakfast was great - a higher standard than the other guesthouses we stayed at in sri lanka. The dining room was lovely too. Some downsides was that the 'double' bed was two pushed together with separate bedding. The mossie net... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we were planning to stay 4 nights, but we left early in the next morning. at 400 am we were looking at the internet for a other hotel. the worms crawled out of the sink in the bathroom, nearly complete dark in the room, we used our torch!! the pillows were very smelly and in the morning we saw they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Amazing views, central location, great service and tasty breakfasts. The staff was very helpful and gave us great advice on activities in and around Ella without just trying to sell a tuctuc or other service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a budget hotel. We are mid-range travelers. Please note that in fairness this is NOT written, or rated by a budget traveler. Price; $50US per night included basic breakfast. Rooms; Small room with tiled floor. Large wrap around tiled deck just outside. Bed was firm but OK. Sheets did not fit and slid off all the time. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

we stayed 2 nights in Tea Garden, our room was great, nice setting area. Good Hot water. the owner Krishan was very helpfull. The hotel is in a very good location as Ella city in only 500 m long. so if you want to eat out or have a drink. you can simply walk to the center. Highly recommended .

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