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#1 of 296 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Waterfall Homestay, perched on top of a hill, directly in front of the Little Ravana waterfall and surrounded by jungle makes this one of the most stunning places in Ella to stay. Choose from three beautiful rooms, two with 180 degree views and one with french doors opening on to a large veranda. Waterfalls Homestay is not just another guest house in Ella with a view. It is a relaxing, friendly paradise where you will feel truely at home. And only 1.5km from the town of Ella makes it definitely worth venturing off the beaten track for.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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English
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Brett D wrote a review Nov 8
Ella, Sri Lanka3 contributions3 helpful votes
An absolutely beautiful place to stay, directly opposite the Little Rawana Falls. The accommodation was excellent clean, tidy and very comfortable. The breakfasts were beautiful, home made, tasty and plentiful. Our hosts were delightful and pleasant with a fantastic knowledge of the local area and were only too pleased to arrange tours and transportation. All in all our stay was fantastic and we will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Beck D wrote a review Apr 2022
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We could have not have hoped for a better place to stay than Waterfall Homestay. Kiah, Lakshan and their toddler Jasper were very welcoming, answering our many questions, directing us to major and lesser known attractions and treating us more like friends rather than guests. The waterfall and treescape views were mesmerising, the room spacious and stylish. The bed was comfortable and we both slept really well in the quiet surrounds, waking each morning to birdsong and the sound of the waterfall gushing. The bathroom was large with plenty of shelving and a good sized towel rack and the water pressure and heat of the shower excellent. To top it all off, the generous and delicious home made breakfast was really something to look forward to each day. It was very hard to leave! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Flexi B wrote a review Apr 2022
Hoi An, Vietnam7 contributions2 helpful votes
This stay is just amazing. You have comfortable rooms with a direct view on the local waterfalls. The hosts are super kind. The breakfast is the best in Sri Lanka. The landlord lady even prepared a cake for my girlfriends birthday Best experience. Thank you so much
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Niklas T wrote a review Mar 2022
Munich, Germany4 contributions7 helpful votes
Wonderful little family-run guesthouse with 4 nice rooms. Awesome views overlooking the valley and the Ella waterfall. The breakfast was the best we had in Sri Lanka - homemade bread with cooked to order eggs - all while enjoying the view and watching the monkeys play in the nearby trees. The rooms are clean and the hosts are there to help you with anything you need and they are happy to share their favorite restaurants and places. Felt like a home away from home!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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daniel b wrote a review Mar 2022
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The location opposite Kita Ella waterfall is absolutely beautiful and the breakfast is first rate, especially the home made bread and muffins. Arriving at waterfalls home stay made our trip to Ella really special.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gee4409 wrote a review Jan 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand84 contributions14 helpful votes
We visited Waterfalls Homestay for four nights over 2021-2022 New Years. It’s a peaceful and serene location out of the hustle and bustle of Ella - though it is only a short 15-20min walk into town (if you cut along the train tracks). Travelling with our two children 8 & 10, we absolutely loved our stay. We stayed in the family room which had a wonderful view and balcony over looking the jungle to a stunning waterfall. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was good. The kids had their own space up a little ladder which they loved. There was ample space for suitcases and a drying rack which was great for drying the children’s clothes. We had visits from resident monkeys which delighted the kids and they fell in love with Lucy the dog and her puppy Sylvie. However the biggest highlight was breakfast! The breakfast is served on a terrace with the best view of the jungle and waterfall. The coffee was delicious (rare in Sri Lanka) and like their tea, mango and ginger jam & marmalade is sourced from nearby boutique Amba Tea Estate. The fruit salad and buffalo curd combination is an utter sensation, eggs, toast, juices, hot chocolates for the kids, muffins and cakes meant that we all had full bellies to sustain us whilst exploring Ella. The staff are incredibly helpful and obliging. We highly recommend Waterfalls Homestay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Tina P wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very nice staff, excellent breakfast with selfmade Bread, view from the room was awesome, Its located 15 min from the town , very Quite, only the Sound of the Waterfall and the monkeys. Van recomend of you like to stay in the nature and dont Need A lot of Luxury
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Rose H wrote a review Dec 2021
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom41 contributions6 helpful votes
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We arrived after a hysterical 10 min tuk ride from the station in the pouring rain but even that could not dampen the complete wow factor upon entering Waterfall Homestay. In actual fact its only a 15 min walk back to the town but it seems longer when you don't know where you're going! Every comfort needed is offered by the ever smiling house manager Raja and the love and effort which has gone into making this a truly beautiful home is evident. The uninterrupted view of the waterfalls and jungle is unsurpassed by even the most expensive upscale resorts and you will be immersed in complete nature. Monkeys, peacocks and butterflies await you and the two cats Tintin and Yala will be your therapy companions. We were the first guests after covid and I needed to have internet for a meeting. Karen made sure it was reconnected for our stay and stayed in touch to give updates regarding the electricity should it effect the connection. Raja bakes his own bread which we had with the fantastic breakfast and was so kind to ensure our onward taxi service was up to snuff! Thankyou Raja, Karen and staff. You are all truly amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Ellie wrote a review Jun 2021
Kandy, Sri Lanka52 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed at Waterfalls for just short of a month during the nationwide travel restrictions which were imposed due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Thankfully, we were able to keep a cool head and actually even 'enjoy' the situation due to the peaceful and beautiful accommodation. Shower pressure and temperature is excellent, as well as the comfortable bedding which allowed for a wonderful sleep every night. We stayed in the 'garden room' and we enjoyed a better sleep here than what we have had for months! The inclusion of Tin Tin and Yala (the family cats) is also lovely. They are friendly and funny and give the place a real homely feel. The kitchen is well equipped with all the latest gadgets - and I am now definitely inspired to buy a panini maker, having never owned one previously (and to put butter on before the bread!) I also learned how to make Gnocchi thanks to Louise who stays at the property and is on hand to welcome new travelers. The WIFI is also excellent and enabled me to work through the weekdays without any problem. The view of the gushing waterfall is wonderful to wake up to, and lovely to hear also at night. You can access the train tracks easily and walk to the waterfall in approximately 30 minutes - just one of many opportunities to get out and stretch your legs! Ravana cave and Ella rock can also be reached very easily on foot from this property. The next door neighbour, Chandy, offers very relaxing massages for a very reasonable price too. As a teacher currently working online, I was extremely grateful for her shoulder and neck massage! I would absolutely recommend this home stay to anyone as it really is a home away from home. Thank you for establishing such a lovely place!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Miouuuu wrote a review Jan 2021
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I spent a wonderful time in Wonderfalls Homestay. I was not living there... But at the beginning of the pandemic, some friends did during several weeks ! We were often meeting at this place to cook all together in the kitchen! Karen and her partner took care about us as if we were part of their own family! Thank you very very much! You are a fantastic persons! Such welcoming and kindness was a very precious gift in those time of international crisis. It is a beautiful exemple of sharing from heart, spirit and soul!!! Thank you for your trust and your light ! Living around you was fabulous ! The place is amazing and very peaceful! The view on the waterfall and the fields is really amazing! Beautiful nature and peace are surrounding !! Wonderful area to explore! I recommend this place to anyone! I hope I will be able to visit you soon :) Take care! Maahi
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfalls Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Waterfalls Homestay?
Nearby attractions include R. M. S Antique And Brassware (0.6 miles), Ella Spice Garden (0.6 miles), and Kinellan Tea Factory (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterfalls Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Waterfalls Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterfalls Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterfalls Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, Cafe One Love, and Mandala Cafe & Bar.
Is Waterfalls Homestay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ella.
Are pets allowed at Waterfalls Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterfalls Homestay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lipton’s Seat (9.2 miles).
Does Waterfalls Homestay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.