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“Perfect little place” 5 of 5 stars
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Ella Guest Inn Guest House
Malith De Silva | Police Station Road,Near post office, Ella, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #51 of 86 Ella B&B and Inns
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“Perfect little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Ella Guest Inn has a real homely feel to it. The rooms are basic but clean and are actually part of the family house but we loved that about the place! We were made to feel like part of the family.

The location is really close to the centre of Ella and 2 minutes walk from the train station.

Overall a little gem of a guesthouse!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you Paul for recommending us! if you are happy,we are happy too! come again!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed in Ella on a backpacking trip through Sri Lanka. Malith offered us the 2nd room on the left for 2000rs, He was a very friendly host and we liked chatting with him in the sitting area. Comfortable stay with clean rooms. Very quiet as it's away from the main road. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: The first room on left is bigger and has more light but you can see through the curtains at night!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you a lot chole for rate us on top!see you soon again in here!with some new movies on portable hard disk !
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

The communication before we went was prompt and helpful.  When we arrived Malith as promised was waiting outside for us as we walked down from the train station (there are no signs). 

The communal area was comfortable, wifi was good and there is a satellite tv to keep up with events at home should you wish.

The room was tidy, the bathroom clean with hot water on demand.  Two things would have improved the front bedroom, a bin (as there were no bins at all) and solid curtains as well as the net curtains.  We were aware that people enjoying the garden could see in especially if we had a light on. 

The garden was a great space to relax and enjoy breakfast, the place is a little off the main road and fairly quiet.

The food was tasty - the best Rotti we've had in SL so far although the evening meals are a little overpriced for the area. I was allowed to help prepare the evening meal which was a great experience and I learnt a lot.

This is a home stay so the family are around, we found them to be helpful and knowledgable about the local area.  Malith did keep popping into the communal areas to see that we were ok and we would have a chat, but he didn't overstay. 

If you want more than place to stay, but a place to relax in then I recommend Ella guest house.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you Rhi for your comments!!will fix the issues as soon as possible!!
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

This is one place that deserves its high rating. The rooms are simple clean and nice. It is surrounded by palm, banana trees and other wonderful fana that provides shade to the garden area. Breakfast is included and the price is more than fair. I would stay here any time I find myself here in lovely Ella.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you Ray for your review wrote just in front of me!!!so see you next time here with your lovely Avenger ^-^
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This is a good inexpensive place to stay in the centre of ella. Good simple rooms, with easy access to town (but no view). Clean.

Only one comment would be to wash the fly nets and provide sheets rather than blankets (with dubious cleaning!)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you Matthew!!hope you will have longer time here on next visit!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I travelled around Sri Lanka for 2 weeks. Ella Guest Inn was the one and only when we actually find out what hospitality really mean. Peole were so lovely, so helpful so fantastic that we were sorry to leave the family. We had also the best breakfast in all Sri Lanka places.
Of course, you will find better standard places, but not betterv people.
I love Ella Guset Inn.
All the best for such great family !!!
Kasia

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you Kazia for your great review!see you on facebook and with the next time!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Mallit and his brother were extremely nice and accommodating

Simple room, basic

Breakfast included, was good

WiFi in common area
Hot water you had to turn on yourself and took half an hour to get hot
Bad water pressure, had to squeeze the wall to get wet

Mats everywhere were appreciated

Took the cooking class at the Spice Garden and it was a highlight of the trip!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malith0779100899, Owner at Ella Guest Inn Guest House, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you Taraa!!!Fixed the shower with new instant hot water shower!!!seeyou next time!!
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Address: Malith De Silva | Police Station Road,Near post office, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 86 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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