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Rawana Holiday Resort

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Wemulhena, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Rawana Holiday Resort
Ranked #48 of 73 Ella B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and were treated like family by the staff. On our honeymoon we were greeted with flowers on our bed and had the best Sri Lankan curry and rice we ever had in the cute little restaurant. Do not underestimate it just by looks, it beats the food in town ten fold! Rooms are decent... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

When we arrived at this hotel we agreed on a room on the first floor, with hot water, at 2000 rupee. We got none of those. At first the hot water didnt work. We complained about 3 times untill they gave us a different room in the moldy, dark top floor which was unclean and dark- very different than the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We tipped up to the Rawana in the midst of a thunderstorm without a booking and were well looked after. Rooms are reasonably priced and spacious but basic. It's sat on the hill and you've a steep walk up to the rooms but it's worth it fo the stunning views you get to wake up to. Hospitality was good and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Mixed feelings about this accommodation. Steered here by our driver and was definitely not the best experience. Stayed in top level room. Terrible smell from bathroom, no hot water either in the evening or the next morning. Curry and rice dinner was pleasant. Breakfast acceptable. Staff friendly and generally helpful.

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Mount Beauty, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Firstly, I must say, the food was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! The view (especially in the morning) is stunning. All over a good value spot to stop. Staff are very friendly and helpful and when we visited lots if renovations, such as painting of rooms, outside and stairs were in the process. Obviously a place that takes pride in itself, as seen also... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Rawana holiday resort is in the centre of the charming Ella village, a bit up the hill. The views, if you're staying in the upper rooms, are splendid, the rooms spacious and clean, but the problem of the upper rooms is that you hear every single word your neighbours in the room next to yours are saying. If that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went here because of the suggestion in the lonely planet. Well, it was a Nice place to stay. Rooms upstairs have nice views and dinner was very good. The owner was very helpfull with bus timetabels etc. Only thing we didnt like were all the stairs to climb ;-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The family run location is up the hill with a beautiful view to the opposite green and forrest covered hill. 3 rooms with a grass terrace are cheaper though even nicer than the ones with balcony that are above. It is tempting to spend the whole day lazying around on the terrace watching the birds and squirrels. Food is freshly... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Be aware that if your room is on the top floor, the walls have great ventilation gaps and don't go right up to the ceiling. That means everyone's party is suddenly your party! Also, the dogs in Ella all bark like banshees at 3am. The room and bathroom were clean but our bed was very rickety. The food was great... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We booked this hotel based on fantastic reviews of the food but were sadly disappointed. The curries were watery and had very little spice, although they were nice and fresh. Furthermore, the showers were cold everyday and we had to wait 30 minutes while they warmed to lukewarm. There was no wifi in the rooms or reception area.

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Address: Wemulhena, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Rawana Holiday Hotel Ella

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