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Ella Tea Garden

Main Street, Ella 90090, 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

2 star hotel. access road is rutted and potholed and a steep 35degrees. our van could not drive up. Hotel is only remarkable for a very cheerful and happy staff - Raju- who's laughter was happy and spontaneous. otherwise, book a hotel with A VIEW in ELLA. this one had none.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice stay there. Helpfull staff, Basic rooms with balcony. The wi-fi is only good near and in the restaurant and not available in our rooms. The restaurant closes at 22:00, so for Wi-Fi you had to sit outside the restaurant. We had an argument about the price of the rooms. When we had to pay, the price... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We had room number 5 and spent here 3 nights. The view from the balcony is amazing and the trees protect you from the heat providing a perfect chilly atmosphere. The rooms however need improvement. The sheets were too small for the bed we had and you will need to ask for extra blankets because during the night it gets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 April 14, 2015

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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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