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Rawana Holiday Resort

Wemulhena, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived without prior booking for a hotel in Ella as our whole Srilanka trip was last minute. Checked 3-4 hotels upon arriving and most of the good ones were fully booked and the ones available lacked one thing or the other. Our driver took us to this one and everything looked okay. The room was big & clean with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here in January. Arrived after a wonderful 7 hour train trip through the mountains and tea plantations from Kandy in the evening. Did not have to check in but had to carry bags 72 steps five flights up to our room. These are very basic. No aircon, but adequate. Our room had a hole in our door that had... More 

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Nettetal, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel is a little bit up the hill but the way is worth it. We had a big and clean room with a very big tarrace attached. You have a nice view to the mountains and some deck chairs to chill out. The only negative point is that it can get quiet loud when it is windy as the... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Seriously, this place needs to be upgraded!!! it goes way up in price during the season but otherwise I guess its an ok hotel for a stay. They did have an issue with hot water which was sorted out from time to time. The upper rooms have an amazing view but the climb up there was very exhausting. The restaurant... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

When we turned up here they weren't expecting us, as the online booking through Ogoda hadn't arrived. It wasn't a problem though; they welcomed us in & showed us to our room on the top floor. The view was amazing, although that was at the cost of having to ascend numerous steps each time we returned to the room! The... More 

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Ella, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing and the view from the top floor is great, but this is a seriously overpriced hotel. Charging 3 star prices when its at best a 2 star hotel. I think they are taking advantage of ther Lonely Planet review. The rooms were adequate, but did not come close to comparing to other similarly priced hotels in... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The hotel is located in a beautiful place, just a short walk uphill from the center of Ella. The view from the balcony was fantastic. Our room was clean and spacious. The shower was ok. Once we decided to try the famous (?) vegetarian curry dinner and it was really good, but don’t expect something spectacular or memorable. Staff tried... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The accommodation is very basic, and worse for wear. There are much better accommodations available in a similar price range. Most people seemed to stay here for the well-reviewed curry dinner and cooking class option. The curry dinner was fine (and vegetarian), but nothing spectacular or very memorable. We were open to doing the cooking class, which is well advertised,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

First I think it's important to set expectations; this is very much a 1 star hotel. That doesn't mean it's bad - it's just very basic. No television, no in room safe, no bottled water... Just a bed, a plastic chair, a mosquito net, and just enough running water. You will also likely be sharing the room with a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

I did the cooking class and learned to make delicious curries! We made 8 dishes in total. It was great! Especially when we could eat it afterwards, delicious! The staff are very attentive and the view is great! The price for taking the cooking class is 2000 rupees.

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Best Hotel In Ella. We provide excellent accomadation,service & great food very famous curry house Free WI-Fi Taxi Services Available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rawana Holiday Resort

Address: Wemulhena, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $26 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rawana Holiday Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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