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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Wales, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Beirut, Lebanon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Belgium
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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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