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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Travellers to Ella motel are in for surprises. Half used water bottles appear in minibar when you are about to leave. This happens when had not even opened the minibar during your stay. The room keeping staff is untrustworthy and management is complacent. If unfortunate and unable to avoid this motel, check the whole room with the staff when you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We stopped here for lunch (as recommended by our guide). However, it was our most disappointing meal that we've had (so far) during our 10 day stay. The portion of fish (and accompaniments) was tiny and for the first time during this trip, we were still hungry at the end of the meal! However, the view of Ella Gap is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

i spent two nights. the rooms are facing the ella gap.view. staffs were friendly and supportive.rates are affordable rooms are clean with an amazing balcony view. i recommend this place. but there weren't many food menu options available. maybe it is due to off peak. book bed and break fast only and eat out side or go for a set... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Well the view by itself is amazing and a must see so please go there for a drink or meal even if you are not staying there to go to the viewing point. It is not easy to locate so please stop and ask. google maps will get you close but not to the exact place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our driver recommended this as the best view in Ella and we don't think he was off the mark! A wonderful grassed area looks out through the gap, giving the perfect backdrop for photos. Really nice fruit juices.

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Thank Fin M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Sad faded road side sign belies the classic property and signature view at Grand Ella Motel. We found it to be a ideal and idyllic spot to enjoy the view of Ella Rock with a calming morning coffee. We arrived in Ella via overnight train (a rocking, clanging and stinky experience) and were directed to Grand Ella Motel by a... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very friendly staff with great surrounding views!!! Good food and not much crowd while our stay there. Rooms are bit old but well arranged. Tasty food served nicely. Amazing views from the balcony. Closer to Rawana falls and Little Adam's Peak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A hotel with a great surrounding views. Friendly service and everything were fine. It is also closer to Rawana Falls and also the railway station. Actually we was there for our honeymoon and didnt notice any negative aspect. The hotel is located in a best place in country. Willing to visit soon again.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Excellent hotel and very clean Amazing views from the balcony. Great value for money. Great food at the restaurant . staff is very friendly and provided me a good service. Can archive a good property with bit of renovation

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by to have lunch and to enjoy the fantastic view of Ella. For a quick stay of 40 mins i can say this place is recommended only for best views it overlooks other than this it is not recommended.

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