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Planters Bungalow Ella

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small hotel with beautiful rooms, great breakfast and really helpful and kind staff (we could change our room arrangements even on a day of arrival). It is located outside Ella, so you will need transportation if you want to go to the city (but that is exactly what we liked - some peace and rest).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Professional staff with a sincere approach to helping guests. The swimming pool was terrific (be careful : one end is very deep) We were surprised with a free upgrade and the apartment was a modern palace with all the exquisite charms of a tree house (well almost) Restaurant food is out of the world - the 1870 bungalow and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After planning for six months and reserving a double room and single room, confirmed in writing, we three (husband, wife and friend) were very dismayed to arrive and be told, "Sorry, we only have one room available for you tonight. However, we will be charging you for two rooms". Regarding the "how and what" of our booking: We showed her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little property with s pretty pool and nice vibe. We had one of the apartments which is really worth booking as it has amazing views for miles and you can also see the sun rise from your bed! It is too far out of ella to potter back and forth at night but the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Hotel in Former Botanic Garden of English scientist. Rooms are nicely decorated and clean. We accepted their set menu offer, which seemed pricey at first glance but was the best food we had in our three week trip in Sri Lanka. The breakfast was delight as well.The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Stayed here as a family of 5 last week, using 2 rooms. really liked the place but something was irking me and it was only after we left my wife pointed out what it was. This hotel is trying to hard and what I mean by that is it is trying to be a boutique hotel and it is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very nice hotel! We had a large bungalow, quite good. The bathroom was not so clean but it is globally good. The service is good as well, they are always doing their best to make you satisfied. There is a swimming pool which is a plus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed in Planter's Bungalow for 1 night. When we arrived we got a warm welcome and an interesting tour of the grounds including all the fruit trees. The apt was spacious with kids having beds to themselves . They catered to our special request for veg spaghetti and packed a sandwich lunch on our way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The accommodation had beautiful views, we woke to the sun rising and buddhist chanting in the distance. Our dinner was one of the best we had in Sri Lanka, dish upon dish of tasty curries, served amid the lush gardens. The staff were very kind and helpful in all aspects of our stay there. They were building more accomodation (it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We stayed for three nights at Planter's Bungalow and would highly recommend it. The room was very comfortable (especially the bed), and we had a lovely balcony giving view out through the trees over the mountains with monkeys playing in the branches nearby. The breakfast was very good - always more than we could eat, loads of fresh fruit, some... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style. The climate is rated as one of the best in Sri Lanka - cool evenings and warm days offer a respite from the heat of the coastal resorts and is enjoyed by many Sri Lankans as well as foreign visitors. We are high up here at 1000 metres surrounded by the vast panoramas of the Ella Gap. Karandagolla is slightly lower down than the cooler tea gardens of Badulla giving us a more tropical air and richer variety of exotic plants and fauna. There is much wild country to explore on foot. Many and varied excursions can be arranged. The more active may engage with nature by climbing Little Adams Peak or visiting our local organic tea plantation. Alternatively you can just chill out and enjoy the fine food and comfort of the 'Bungalow', sip chilled drinks on the verandah of an evening, stroll in the grounds or slump in a hammock! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planters Bungalow Ella

Address: Ella | 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $91 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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