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The View

Kithalella Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #40 of 70 Ella B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was over run with flies and the bathroom smelt of sewage. The wifi was so slow it effectively didn't work. However the view from the garden was spectacular but even that couldn't make it good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice calm place.. We had a really good time for three Nights at The View Guest house We had a really good time for three Nights at The View Guest house The Location is superb.. Friendly staff. We stay in Room No 7, Date on 12th, 13th & 14 Dhammika & Anjali

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the evening, and at check in the manager told us they had prepared a meal for us. So we just went to our room with our luggage, then to the restaurant for dinner. Very nice when we were hungry and tired after the long train journey. What we saw the next morning is among the greatest things...... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives - Great view, satisfactory breakfast. Manager was helpful with advice for walks in the area and arranging transport. Negatives - poor value for money - the room was very basic, wifi didn't work and bathroom unclean (moldy and smelly). Dining/common room was very echoey so you could hear every clatter of cutlery from the kitchen at 5am, and every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- very kind personal - famous view - very goot dishes (just try their "rice and cury") - very good organization of transport, tour and quite everything - close to Ella village - very quick check in/out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful spot above Ella village with a great view down Ella gap, much nice than staying right in town. Spacious triple room and good bathroom with sometimes piping hot water. We had a big terrace, the perfect place for a lion beer at the end of a days walk. Good food and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning view towards the sea, if the weather is good. And even if the weather isn't that good, you still can enjoy the view at Little Adam's Peak, the Rock and the waterfall. In about 5 minutes you can walk to town. The rooms are really nice an clean. The food is excellent and when we got stood up by... More

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Cooya Beach, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 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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Address: Kithalella Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Number of rooms: 9
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