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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
Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Stayed for one night.We had a clean and comfortable room, which was furnished really nicely, and we slept well.Very Cost-effective, Perfect weather. Many places to see (Demodara 9 arches bridge) The staff were friendly and helpful.Food is OK.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Arrived in evening rain storm so saw hotel in poor light. Even so was surprised to see water dripping onto reception desk (leaking roof). Room was dowdy with huge flaking damp patch next to bed (bed pretty uncomfortable). Numerous insects dropping through night! Woke in morning to bright sun and glorious view- room looked and felt quite cheerful in day light. Dinner and breakfast pretty poor. Bacon notably weird.
Quite glad to leave in one piece.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The bathrooms need updating the bedroom was ok food good. Breakfast wonderful and the location fantastic. Stayed for one night in October raining so felt damp but that's not hotels fault

Very quiet late at night and not easy to find but gardens and views were great

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

A great location.enchanting view in sri lanka.i didnt stay in this place.just attended to a wedding party with some of my best friends.we enjoyed a lot.food is also good.lot of people come to this place due to its location nothing else. no idea about rooms or quality.you can check it and stay but try to come to this location at least for a Tea.you can taste the natural environment view.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were on a quite a budget holiday but Ella was half way through our trip so we treated ourselves to the Grand Ella Motel for one night. Although the standard of the hotel was not necessarily what you would expect for the money, it is absolutely worth staying there at least one night for the incredible views - from sunrise to sunset! It was a lovely peaceful stay. We didn't think much of the food though - so maybe worth heading out into the main street of Ella (really close by) to have your meals.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

briefly I can confirm other guests reviews that cleanlinesss of the room or foamy bacon do not meet standards of a 110 dollars per night hotel.

but what I am really disappointed is their attitude after we left. my girlfriend got scratched by the hotel cat on our last day in Sri Lanka. later home she saw her personal physician because of the possibilitiy of getting rabbies. he wanted to know in what state the cat was in order confirm/dismiss possibility of the rabbies.
she wrote to the hotel an email with a simple question: is the cat OK. no response.
she sent them fax. no response.

after they get money you are no longer their client. I wrote this for all those who are not willing to support this kind of unprofessional attitude.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We went through Ella, while going to Yala from Nuwara Eliya. We stopped for lunch at this place. The food was average, and we didn't have much cause we had quite some travel to do. The view however was amazing from this place. Would have stayed here for atleast 1 night, if we had stayed at Ella. Seeing the amazing view we really wanted to have dinner here with the beautiful mountains as background and the star-lit sky.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #8 of 8 hotels in Ella
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