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The View

Kithalella Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #39 of 66 Ella B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cooya Beach, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were also so very dissapointed as our rooms were given away !! I had booked months in advance, and confirmed. The manager said he had reservation manager in town who told him room allocation, I had confirmed with the res manager ??? Can only assume the res manager is doing a very bad job !!! We stayed at the... More

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Cairns, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked six months in advance and confirmed by phone the night before. Our driver reconfirmed on the morning of our arrival. When we arrived, our rooms were unavailable and we were told that the hotel was full. We phoned the reservation person whom we had spoken to the night prior and he presented he had never heard of us.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked the view very much! It is beautifull. If you wake up early morning you can see the sunrise over Ella gap and Ella Rock. Near center with shortcut. And very helpfull staff. The manager was very helpful and arrange a taxi to Galle. Highly recommended.

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Budapest, Hungary
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one night at this hotel right on top of Ella. Amazing view and perfect location to relax, close to the hiking trails to ella rock. The rooms are comfortable, clean and they have helpfull staff who aranged transfer to arugam bay for a fair price. Highly recommended for anyone.

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Blankenberge, Belgium
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The name says it all : a spectacular view, that will stay as a desktop background for quite a while ! The breakfast and rates were fair, the only minus is that the service was rather cool for Sri Lankan standards, and he treated our driver with no respect.. Bad day perhaps?

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed here for a night as a stop-gap to Arugambay. The price was fantastic and the view was breathtaking! The hotel was up a steep hill, though the tuk-tuk will take you most of the way and the rest is a few steps. The rooms had four poster beds, and were very clean and comfortable. Lovely bathroom as well.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The location was fantastic. It was easy to get into the town of Ella and there were plenty of hikes in the area such as little Adams peak. The food served by The View was delicious and everyone was friendly. It's a nice stop for backpackers and of course the view was amazing. However the rooms themselves were average. Small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place has the best view in Sri Lanka by far just amazing the people r great very helpful and only a 5 to 10 min walk into town. all u do is ask for the short cut. We had 4 people and the rooms r great and very nice breakfast Theres a wide range of stuff. I highly recommend... More

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Oslo, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hotels is perched high up in the mountain, and all rooms have a wonderful view over the valley. We were very pleased with our room, the bathrooms were beautiful and clean, with very hot water - of course not a lot of water pressure as is normal all over Sri Lanka. The room had a nice, comfortable bed with... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After seeing the mixed reviews this hotel got on Tripadvisor we needed to see for our selves. I don´t really understand so much the negative comments like the one about having to "walk along the train tracks". Why not just use the road like we did?!? Also the one about noise from the train... Yes there are trains 6 times... More

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Address: Kithalella Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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