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Karandagolla | 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Planters Bungalow Ella
Ranked #23 of 76 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Albstadt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you prefer, here you can find both: lovely furnished colonial suite or room with all facilities or modern comfort with every technical amenities, newly built and luxury. A little far from Ella town, but beautiful quiet. Reasonable prices in 01/2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights when visiting Ella. The bungalow is amazing, big rooms, real character - felt like being in an 18th Century bungalow! Helpful fantastic staff, and the breakfasts are amazing - fresh fruit, toast and rotis, then Sri Lankan breakfast. The grounds are lovely. It is a long drive from Ella, about 25mins, and the road... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had decided to stay four nights at Planters, and we don't regret it. The bungalow is perfectly situated just outside Ella, and we spent the days climbing Little Adam's Peak, visiting Halpewatte Tea Factory and taking walks nearby, a small temple nearby is worth a visit. But foremost we enjoyed the bungalow itself, a peaceful heaven. A well kept... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew when we booked this place that it was a rather small not too upscale hotel largely known for good food and the nice scenery and our expectations were fully met. It's a beautiful piece of land with nice views and a wonderful tropical garden. We could watch monkeys jumping around in the trees outside the hotel and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just got back from the Planter's Bungalow. We had three days of pretty much continuous rain and the staff did a good job of coping with frequent power cuts and loss of hot water. The food was very good, and Sammy was an excellent host in John's absence. But overall I don't think I'd choose to stay here again. Location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We only had a short stay but were very kindly upgraded to the tree top suite and the room was fantastic. We were very impressed with the service and effort put into everything, and the food was outstanding, particularly the sri lankan breakfast. It is definitely worth being there for dinner as well. Highly recommended

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice setting with a beautiful garden and a lovely swimming pool, which is a nice respite from the heat. Delicious and generous breakfast, that includes both western and Sri-Lankan food. However, the place suffers from multiple maintenance problems, including: plumbing problems, ant infestation, lamps that didn't function and hangers that fell off the wall. The owner was nice enough to... More 

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Paris
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a great place to escape to and enjoy the beautiful scenery around Ella. John, the owner, will provide you with plenty of tips, great conversation and unbelievably delicious food (the best we had in Sri Lanka). The rooms are perfect and the beautifully garden and swimming pool a real bonus.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed in the Red Room (enormous and beautiful family suite) for 2 nights in August, on the recommendation of friends who'd been there a couple of years earlier. We were not disappointed, and loved every minute of our stay! As everyone says, John is a charming host - and fascinating to talk to about his time living in Sri... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Last month, my group of 6 from Australia and London stayed at Planters Bungalow, and I must say, it was a welcome escape from Colombo's hectic city and I was just the perfect accommodation. From the sleek style accommodation overlooking an amazing valley view, to the homely kitchen and the most amazingly helpful and skilled staff, this was the highlight... More 

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Address: Karandagolla | 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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