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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
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I haven't stayed in a hotel this bad in years. The place is run down, rooms not clean, bathroom had mold and was dirty, it is not anyplace I could recommend. The staff at the hotel were nice people and tried to help, but, with good intentions they could not do much. The hotel also has a very nice small... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We arrived in Ella without having booked anywhere to stay and looked at about 10 different places. This one was by far the best, and the best value for money. The view from the front lawn is amazing, the breakfast was fresh and huge and the rooms had everything we needed. The place was hard to fault, with one small... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We're a German couple but are writing this review in English in the hope that the hotel management will read and act on this. The only positive point about this hotel is the view but honestly you can see it from other parts of Ella too. The whole hotel, especially the rooms are in urgent need of renovation. Take a... More

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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): $
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