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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Grand Ella Motel
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Ranked #8 of 8 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Ampara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible.it is the worst hotel i ever stay.meals are very bad. Surroundings are nice. But rooms, washing rooms need to be new. Beds are like stones. We couldn't get a nice sleep. Manager neglect all things about visitors.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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kotte
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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Manila
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 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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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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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