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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Ella
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Having seen great scenery shots of famous Ella gap from this hotel I always wanted to stay a night. It was a breathe taking scenery exactly the same like in famous photos unfortunately I have nothing much to say about the hotel. Grand Ella Motel is just an ordinary hotel but over priced because of the location. We stayed in... More

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North Wales
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

In the hotels defence,I agreed to take the room after having been shown it but after walking in to a room with the curtains drawn and not yet readjusting your sight from bright sunshine I guess you don't look for the finer detail. Most things that need saying have already been posted.When we arrived the gardens were full of visitors... More

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Sydney
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110 reviews 110 reviews
60 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had morning tea here during our road trip and it was well chosen. The toilets were clean. Friendly staff. The morning tea was tasty and good value. On a clear day you can see all the way to the ocean. It was a welcome break from the road. Have a look at the helicopter and wind vane made from... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Its all about the location. The day we arrived only one more party was staying. The set menu is a nightmare. Make sure the buffet is available or you might as well walk up to the ella town and take your pick from a vast number of restaurants serving everything from a pizza to a pea. Avoid the western breakfast... More

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Also Known As:
Grand Ella Hotel Ella
Address: 411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Ella
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