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Waterfalls Homestay

Watagodawaththa, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 263 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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
Rooftop terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
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hardtoport wrote a review Jun 2020
Boston29 contributions19 helpful votes
Martin took exceptional care of us during our 4-night stay at Waterfalls Homestay. It is one of the handful of properties in all our travels that really stands out from the rest (and we've been to 99 countries together!). We are sad we didn't have the opportunity to meet his wife Karen, who was in Australia at the time, but Martin and the staff handled everything very well. If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax with great hospitality and away from the backpacker crowds, Waterfalls Homestay is a no-brainer. We would have been happy to spend a week here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
PhilGordon208 wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom81 contributions34 helpful votes
Waterfall Homestay Our 5 night stay in February was the highlight of our 4 week trip to Sri Lanka. The location is great and the large communal terrace takes in the eye catching view of the waterfall and farming terraces through eucalyptus trees. It is really interesting to sit on the shaded terrace at any time of day and watch a wide variety of birds and the occasional visits from mongoose, monkeys, deer and giant tree squirrels in the jungle below. Ella town is a 20 minute walk away or a 10 minute tuktuk ride. We usually walked along the railway line. Walking the other way along the track takes you to the top of the waterfall and from there a longer hike accesses Ella Rock. We stayed in the Verandah Room with huge comfortable 4 poster bed with excellent mosquito net. The folding doors open out onto a pleasant private terrace with comfortable seating and table and chairs. The spacious toilet and wet room has an excellent shower. A small fridge was handy to keep cold beers purchased in town. Everywhere was spotlessly clean at all times. Breakfasts were excellent and with a western twist. Fresh fruit juice, mixed fruit and curd, a variety of egg dishes followed by sourdough bread freshly baked in the kitchen every day so hot toast with Amba Estate jams and marmalade made the meal really special. A nice change from more spicy breakfasts elsewhere. The large table on the terrace is the social hub of the Homestay where guests mingle and compare notes on places and restaurants visited. All is expertly managed and encouraged by Australian owner Martin who was constantly available to answer question, give advice, order a tuktuk or discuss the major issues of the world. He leads a good team of enthusiastic local staff. The overall ambience is quiet, calm and friendly. We have stayed in several places in and around Ella on other trips and this is the place we would unerringly come back to. You MUST book well in advance to avoid disappointment! We recommend Waterfall Homestay without hesitation. It is the best place to stay in Ella!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Adriano wrote a review Mar 2020
Ile-de-France, France1 contribution
Like at home with a dream environment ... A terrace with an extraordinary view! A Martin offering a climate of sweetness and well-being (sometimes with a Jazzy touch with this fantastic the view). In short, a real moment of tranquility with ease! Happiness to be there !!! Let's not forget the breakfast with RAJ (a big smile and with a lot of kindness) served on this fantastical terrace facing the waterfall! If you pass in Ella, you have go....Just to test the taste of Happiness !!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU Martin
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Date of stay: February 2020
Vanessa M wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
This is a very special place, and we're glad we chose. Martin is super easy going (with great taste in jazz music!) but also attentive in a subtle way - like just popping beside me and fitting my beer with a cooler. The location is literally stunning - all you hear are birds and the waterfall. The breakfast was excellent - eggs, fresh fruit, buffalo curd, fresh muffins. No dinner, but plenty of options provided (handily written on a welcome pack). We chose the curry buffet just next door, which was delicious and great value for money. We stayed in the Jungle Room which is the smallest, but fine for 2 people. The only downside which has been noted in previous reviews, is not having a bathroom door but just a curtain. It seems strange that the one room a person could do with some privacy, has very little. However, I'm glad we sucked this up and booked the room because it was totally worth it for this small negative. This room made up for it with the wow factor scenery - sleep with the blinds open and wake up to a breathtaking view.
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Date of stay: March 2020
FamilyDavo wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom27 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic couple of days in Ella. Waterfalls Homestay was just perfect. We had two rooms, one for us and one for our kids and enjoyed the tastiest breakfasts of our entire trip (and the others were pretty good). Nothing could beat sitting on the beautiful terrace, in among the trees eating freshly baked muffins and spotting the trains in the distance. It's also incredibly good value - I'd pay that just to sit and soak up the amazing views.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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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 dee tattoo studio ella (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 Matey Hut, La Mensa, and Cafe One Love.
Is Waterfalls Homestay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ella.
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.