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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though a bit of a hike from the railway station with our bags and next to impossible to reach in a tuk tuk, this hotel is lovely. Fairly new, rooms lead out onto a beautiful terrace where the staff will serve you food and drinks. It is a 5min walk from town if you take the short cut (which can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated close to Ella Town walking distance 5 minutes. Amazing location with fantastic views.Situated at a steep incline.Rooms are basic and decent service. WiFi erratic.Decent breakfast served to room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friends greatly enjoyed our stay in the View. We were lying on the counch looking at the sky full of stars at night. The room is finely furnished. The service is amazing. The host is very considerate. He even wrote us a map to tissa and worked out a backup option for us. Wish we could stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel! Very friendly staff and amazing food. I highly recommend this place. The hotel is at the end of a bumpy road but once you arrive the views are spectacular and the rooms clean and tidy. I have spent 3 nights here and would definitely come back if I could. It's only a short walk to the town centre.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights at " groundfloor" with nice grass infront the porch and with a stunning view. Room is basic but has a good vibe. No fan, instead happy with blanket at night... The matras could be better. Breakfast as usual, served at porch. WIFI allover the place exept the last (our) room. Manager Laxman is very helpfull with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After a recommendation from new friends in the east we were recommended to stay at "the view" guesthouse in Ella. And was it a view! Small, friendly guest house with clean well appointed affordable rooms with a view capturing the best of Ella gap. Friendly staff give good recommendations for hiking and activities close by. The host even organised a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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 April 2, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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