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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Beirut, Lebanon
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the view, well it's a good view but not that fantastic, you can see it everywhere in ella, food is very bad even you can't complete the lunch. Price is high comparing to the service. The staff is not professional and they don't speak english. We don't recommend it.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after dark to a warm welcome at the hotel whilst recently on a family holiday revisiting my birth country so were not fully aware of the amazing view. One could imagine how grand this former government rest house had been in former times. The staff were all attentive and very willing to give assistance. The gentleman running the... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay in this motel. Although we were very late for lunch and too early for dinner the staff kindly whipped something up for our group (13). It was very nice, not outstanding but ok. The garden is a beautiful spot for having a drink whilst enjoying the amazing view, very tranquil.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver took us here and went to see the view. It as fantastic. It is nice that the hotel allows non-guests to enter their premises to see the view. I just told at the reception that we want to see the view and the lady kindly said "that way". No one bothered us. Nice. This is the only place... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Company policy seems to be not to clean shower thoroughly. Generous mold ... repugnant ! (Checked this in 2 rooms.) View from terrace is superb. Breakfast satisfactory. Picture on TA website is not realistic at all. To make matters worse, this hotel was selected by our travelagent in Colombo and also highly recommended by our tourguide, until he saw his... More 

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Penistone, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Ella is in spectacular hill country and I have to say the view from our balconied room was amazing. However the accommodation was somewhat basic, but clean and comfortable enough for the one night we stayed. The public areas were a bit dismal but the restaurant pleasant enough,overlooking very pretty gardens and we were thoroughly entertained by the resident monkeys!... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed here one night as we had a problem (no hot water) with our pre-booked accommodation in Ella. We had seen this from the outside and at 9.30pm with no access to TA we took the place on face value from outside. Where to start: Bathroom was disgustingly dirty with mould and non functioning door on shower. Bath towels... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our driver stopped at this place (as probably many times before) for short break on our way from Nuwara Eliya to the south. We were fascinated with the view, as many other customers. Ordered tea (supposed to be the local), but slightly disappointed with the price, probably extra charge for the view was included. Good for the break.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our family stopped here for lunch on our way to Katharagama and we experienced a superb lunch (rice & curry) with a real traditional style, the staff was very friendly and helpful the Hospitality with Ella Motel is very much appreciated. The location and the "Ella Gap" is fantastic.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The view was the only satisfying factor, but bear in mind that there are better places with the same view. The food was average. The rooms had a good view. The toilets were unclean, unbearably smelly, it was impossible to sleep on the rooms due to the fowl smell of the toilets. It was a very uncomfortable, unpleasant stay. No... More 

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Address: 411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 304
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