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Ambiente

Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ambiente
Ranked #55 of 63 Ella B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view from the hotel is amazing. The room was clean, comfortable and it had a great view! Breakfast was great and they have wifi in the restaurant (although not in the rooms). Not easy to get to the town centre as it is on a hill, easier if you have a driver/tuk tuk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

It is difficult to review the Ambiente because on one hand it provided us with one of our most memorable stays during our 6 week holiday in Sri Lanka, yet on the other the rooms were probably the most basic we stayed in! The Ambiente is situated in the most beautiful position looking directly down Ella Gap it is hard... More

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This guesthouse is in a fantastic location with breathtaking views, beautiful grounds and good rooms. The problem is it is badly managed. 1) when we arrived, they told me that I have not made any booking, although I have done so both in writing by emails and by telephone. So we ended up in a driver's room for the first... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Maybe one of the best places to enjoy the sectacular view on the mountains around Ella. The rooms are basic and clean. Hot water is not working. The lights in the room and on the veranda are to weak, impossible to read a book or to see the keyboard of your lap! The WIFI is working well. The matress could... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were told to awake at 6am and pull back the curtains of our room, we had arrived at night so were blown away by the view. An amazing sunrise, with a stunning view of Ella Rock and beyond. You should stay for the vista alone! Although the rooms were large and clean with a good bathroom.

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Erlangen, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much. Its perfect to hang out and enjoy the incredible view from aour terrace or from the restaurant. I can definately recommand this place. The food quality was also good, Lassis have been great. very friendy servcie. Price-Value was absolutely ok! You need a tuk-tuk to get there and to do things.

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Athens
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are pretty grim. We stayed in rooms 7 and 8. Very basic, mosquito nets were full of holes and the doors and windows didn't fit well. No7 has an ant infestation that comes out in the dark. Despite what they claim there is no air con. But this is not a problem as Ella is cool. Most the... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Ambiente is a really great hotel - the rooms are pretty basic, but the beds are comfortable. It was super cold when I was there, so I was happy to have both blankets. The views are simply spectacular. I found the staff really attentive -- they suggested hiking routes and ayurvedic massages, etc. And since I was travelling alone,... More

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Clean rooms with incredible views over the valley. We didn't eat here for dinner so not sure how this was. Breakfast was good and you could eat it outside which was lovely. Hot water shower which was appreciated. Wifi doesn't work in rooms which was a little annoying. Friendly staff who are keen to help though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are very basic, no A/C(not really needed in cool climate), no TV, very ordinary bathroom, broken cupboard, numerous holes in mosquito net. The restaurant had surprisingly great dinner, breakfast was ok. But the view is why you stay here, it literally is AMAZING!!! We spent the whole time on the patio just reading and gazing at the view.... More

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Additional Information about Ambiente

Also Known As:
Ambiente Hotel
Ambiente Hotel Ella
Address: Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ambiente is a simple but clean and welcoming guest house, with nine perfectly acceptable rooms. Seven bedrooms are en suite and the other two rooms share a conveniently-located bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. There is also a small restaurant offering predominantly Sri lankan dishes. All rooms, and the restaurant, have balconies overlooking the hills. Activities can include: treks to nearby caves and waterfalls, or to Lipton's Seat, birdwatching with local guides, cultural tours (Dowa cave temples, Maligavila Buddhist statue, Haputale monastary, Adisham), train journeys from Ella and a visit to Horton Plains. ... more   less 

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