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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
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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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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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Bangalore
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21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This hotel is on a hill. When we approached this hotel, our car got stuck in the mud due to heavy rains. Ella is a very small place so our expectations were really low. When we were being allotted a room we were requesting for a good view since the amenities seemed very basic. And the view we got just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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 September 16, 2014

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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Address: Kithalella Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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