Hotel Laura was very good but ultimately a bit disappointing and not the idyllic getaway we were hoping for. The owners were gracious and kind. They did our laundry for free and gave my partner tea when she felt a bit ill. But the wife at Hotel Laura was the only one there most of the day, and her limited English could not help us get where we wanted to go in and around Ella. The room was exceptional: spotlessly clean, a super comfortable bed, and a hot shower with excellent water pressure. The room's porch offers a grand view of Ella Rock, but is adjacent to a road, and one day a beggar approached and wouldn't take no for an answer. Not quite what we were looking for. The hotel was also quite buggy: a minor ant infestation in the bathroom, flies everywhere (an issue all over Ella due to the centrally-located landfill), and, worst of all, hordes of wasps at night. One night we were sitting outside the owners' house, the only place the wifi works, and had to return to our room because the wasps got a bit aggressive. A couple flew into our room as well. That said, this is a very clean and lovely place to stay but could use some improvement. Perhaps our favorite part of Hotel Laura was the 2 big dogs that greeted us with big smiles at every turn. But if we returned to Ella, we would try to do better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Laura is situated in Ella,Sri lanka..It takes only 5min to reach our hotel from Ella town. And it is a one of place that having a most amazing scenery.Luxurious double rooms for all your needs.Fully comfortable king size mattress.Hot water supply other facilities for your comfort. Delicious Sri Lankan food. ... more less