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The View

Kithalella Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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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 1 week ago

After volunteering for 2 months we were so greatful to find this gem of a place to stay...beautiful friendly clean great staff amazing rooms and view with a good price $33 with b&b. Thank you to the staff for all your kindness as we trully needed the break in a safe and peacful place. Sunny and amber from Canada

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can't ask for a better location for a place to stay. We were a group of 8 people and managed to get the accomodation for quite cheap by bargaining. But the main part of this place is the view. It is amazing. You walk out of your room and see the valley (mountains / hills on either side) and... More 

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and another family of 4 stayed in The View for 1 night on Mar 9. No doubt it had a spectacular view high up in the mountain. We could see the waterfalls in the distance. It is so green all over, very relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are of good size. Due to the large bed, space to move around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful view and lots of lovely birds. Good shower and well fitting mosquito net. Very steep access and an interesting walk into Ella, down the hill and along the railway line - take a torch. Room was not large but adequate. Try to choose one of the rooms with a covered patio if you want to eat breakfast in the... More 

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Last year I visited. Road to the hotel is very very dangerous. It's a narrow road with steepy down hill with bends. If half way another vehicle comes both are in terrible situation. No enough space to passby and one has to return to the starting place. When raining its far too worse. Road getting slippery. No grip to hold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very nice view with a terrace. We chose one of the big room upstairs. The room was big and well furnished. It was clean. The manager and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. We spent 2 nights in the hotel and we really enjoyed the breakfast on the terrace, the juice was excellent! The only drawback is the early... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were so excited to stay at the View after seeing the photos online. We arrived in the night and enjoyed the upstairs balcony area while we gazed up at the starry sky. The employees seemed very welcoming and prepared a nice breakfast for us the next morning. We were then told that there had been a 'double booking' and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place really lives up to its name. The view is truly stunning. Misty hills, plunging valleys, a tumbling waterfall and, I'm told on a clear day, the distant shimmer of the coastline. I had a peaceful sleep in a spacious clean room with big windows and space to sit outside and take it all in. The owner was friendly... More 

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Manchester, UK
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in late December 2013, which was a stopover as we travelled to the coast from the Cultural Triangle. After a day of disappointment (we had missed out on the train journey we had hoped for by being misled by our driver) our woes were removed by the breathtaking view. The name of the hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you stop by Ella, this is really the place to stay!! The owner is really friendly and the views are really amazing. There are so may things to see around Ella, the waterfalls, little Adams peak, the bridge etc. The owner has created his own tourist map that might come in handy. We only stayed for 2 nights but... More 

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