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Planters Bungalow Ella

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Karandagolla, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Planters Bungalow Ella
Ranked #14 of 69 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our 3 night stay at Planter's Bungalow in August 2014 was a major highlight for us and our 3 teenage children on our Sri Lanka tour: the friendly peaceful atmosphere, generosity of the owner John, beautiful gardens, fabulous views from the new apartments, and the best food of our holiday. Ther swimming pool is now finished and is truly the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The planters Bungalow was a wonderfully peaceful place to spend time. John made us feel welcome, was chatty and informative and the staff very helpful. Make sure you are good and hungry for breakfast and dinner because they are excellent and substantial - the food just kept on coming. raf amato and family

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Wirral, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Sadly we only had one night at Planters Bungalow which was arranged last minute during our trip. We stayed in one of the new apartments which are fantastic. The standard of the accommodation, views and facilities are superb. The pool is a delight to use and we cannot sing the praises of John the owner highly enough, he is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A restored planters estate house in the hills 10km and a 700SLR ride down the hill from Ella. House and gardens are immaculate and the food is particularly special although it would take a special kind of person to finish the plates offered. John is a very interesting host having spent much time in Sri Lanka, both before and after... More

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37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is definitely a great place to stay. John, the boss is friendly and staff is great. Food is just incredible in quantity and quality. However no airco in the rooms so quite hot to sleep and problems with hot water. They are now building a swimming pool.

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25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We loved our 2 nights here, relaxing and eating. Sammi and the team took excellent care of us (I hope John is now well again) and we really recommend eating dinner here at least one night. The curry with garlic cloves is outstanding. However, you may need to climb Ella Rock BEFORE breakfast to make room for it all. We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

As per the title, our stay at Planters, in Ella, was the highlight of our trip. Amazing setting, beautiful staff and service and the best food in Sri Lanka. Sammi was care taking for John while we were there and he was the nicest man we met on our entire holiday.. Helpful, trustworthy, informative, interested, he out us at ease... More

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Irvine, CA
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Planters Bungalow was absolutely wonderful. The food is the real highlight, and was completely unexpected. Do yourself a favor, let John do the cooking. Our room was huge and very clean. The whole property was well kept and peaceful. The service was great and we really enjoyed having dinner with John and another couple also staying there. It actually turned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We arrived from Kandy and it was an excellent counter balance. The hotel itself is set in lovely grounds but our room was very big with a lovely lounge area. Bathroom could do with updating. Best thing was the food though, the nicest is all of Sri Lanka. The breakfasts were generous and delicious and all staff were very friendly... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Planters Bungalow was an amazing start to our Sri Lanka trip! Although we spent two nights in Colombo when we first arrived, it was not until we reached John's beautiful guesthouse that we really started to immerse ourselves in the Sri Lankan way of life. We originally planned on taking the train to Ella from Colombo, but the train was... More

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Address: Karandagolla, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Also Known As:
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