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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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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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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

With only had lunch here, the buffet, which was very nice but the views from where you sit of Ella Gap are fabulous and worth that alone. The lunch was a typical Sri Lankan buffet but very nice. You can walk out from the restaurant and get even better views.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed 1 night here. Had arrived before sunset, so managed to sit out in the open and enjoy the view and later the sunset. But that is as far as it goes. The room was an okay, not great bedsheets, the TV did not work, the bathroom was not great, and there were a lot of mosquitoes, but no... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent 1 night at the hotel. From the outside the hotel makes quite an impression. The grounds are well kept and there is an impressive outlook over the Ella Gap. However, our room was another story. The bathroom was in desperate need of a good clean. There was only one Power socket in the room, so... More 

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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We came here only to have a few drinks and something to eat, which was all very average, but the view was amazing and is worth coming here only for that. We did not sleep here although the reception hall looked very nice. When we left there was this hotel staff member trying to sell us quartz hehe

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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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