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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Ella
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No other place seemingly can beat this with regards to the view. The garden is spacious, meaning that you can spend the time there contrary to most other places in Ella where you only have the balcony. Further its very safe for kids. Architecture is nice, but the building needs some renovation which according to them is planned at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basic decent accommodation. But it has the most stunning view of the mountain ranges around Ella, from our garden-level room. The staff is nice and prepared a good breakfast while we imbibed the morning spectacle.

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Singapore
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband was bitten by what I suspect was bed-bugs. Our room was old and dated and the bathroom was old, dated and dirty. The shower broke whilst I was in it leaving water gushing out all over the bathroom and I was unable to turn it off. We were given only 1 towel each and there were no hand... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stayed one night only (that was enough). Bedroom/bathroom in dire need of refurbishing - which is apparently due when hotel closes from July '15 through to Jan '16 - which we found out from the breakfast staff (who were very pleasant but totally demotivated by the condition of the place. I'm sure it will be lovely when it reopens but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ella itself is somewhat 'hippy' in its population, but the Grand Ella Motel at the southern end of the village is a great place to stop and take lunch or tea and just sit on the terrace to the rear of the motel soaking up the most amazing views way down to the coast at Yala some 50 miles to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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Belgium
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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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Singapore
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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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