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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Ella
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a tea halt at this place. Amazing locations and view. It covers a view of valley and mountain. Nice for a night stay Very good for a high tea. Wanted to stay longer but time.. Visit to Ravana cave is a must

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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