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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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paris
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Toruń, Polska, Europa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The road to the hotel is really bad. When it rains its hard to get there. In the night U can hear all the forest sounds so if u like quite sleep u wont get it. Towels smelt really bad and we didnt used them. The toilet also smelt bad. Wifi was slow and hard to use. The view was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed for a few nights and cannot fault this place at all. The staff bent over backwards to help with any requests. The food was excellent and the bed was comfortable with a great mosquito net. The wiew was spectacular, both of the valley and the waterfall. There is even a small patch of comfy grass, a rarity in... More 

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Cardiff
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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We loved the view and the family room was clean and spacious. The food is nothing to write home about and the restaurant area lacks atmosphere, but there are many nice eateries in Ella, so this should not put you off The View.

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