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Planters Bungalow Ella

Karandagolla, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Planters Bungalow Ella
Ranked #11 of 65 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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Bruxelles
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36 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London
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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
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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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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perth
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39 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Thank you trip advisor, we wouldn't have found Planters without you. Our room was perfect and by far the best bathroom we have had in any of our guest house stays. We went for some beautiful walks around the property including the AMBA tea plantation 7 km up the hill. but our stay will be remembered for Johns hospitality and... More

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent a lovely 2 days with John and his friendly staff. The food was outstanding and beautifully presented and the room was spacious and charming - we could easily have spent longer in this peaceful haven. A really special place to stay.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I hesitate to recommend John's wonderful bungalow in case it gets too well known, though John deserves it. A beautiful, peaceful haven with the best food we had in all Sri Lanka. Thank you to you and your lovely staff.

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Address: Karandagolla, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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