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Planters Bungalow Ella

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this chance. Ella rooms were booked out. Then I struck lucky as the aptly titled tree top apartment was available. Just right for the 4 of us. It gave us the luxury of being able to enjoy Ella without being, in it. Viewing a sunrise from your bed, just heaven. We only had breakfast, to choose from...

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have great 5 days at Planters..my son didn't go any where stay whole day at Planters. very relaxing place for the mind.We stayed at tree top apartment with nice view of sun rise through mountains. And food is delicious but as a change for 1 night I cooked some Sri Lankan dishes in my room and chef gave me...

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Thank 64louise
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Planters was a very beautiful place.And very relaxing with nature and wild life.So many animals can watch at Planters and staff is very care about the nature and animals coming closer to them and they are blond with the nature there. Lanka who gave the introduction about the Planters theme and that is very special theme with the Buddhist Philosophy.And...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed two nights occupying the tree top apartment and double room as a family. Facilities in the apartment were upto standard expected of a self contained unit. The double room had its own balcony but no safe or minibar/fridge. Both had air conditioners and fans. Location is away from the Ella town a couple of km down from Rawana...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent 4 night stay at Planters Bungalow. Everything about the hotel was just perfect: welcoming and attentive staff; beautiful scenery and wildlife right on your doorstep; delicious food in the restaurant; and excellent facilities including a swimming pool. Couldn't have been better. We will definitely visit again!

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Thank HarriD789
Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned to stay for one night, ended up extending to three. Planters was a beautiful, quiet oasis outside of Ella. The apartment was lovely, and had a large deck to sit and enjoy the view. There is a new pool and plenty of places to relax. There are some small walks around the property also. The food was phenomenal -...

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new zealand
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This hotel is in a lovely rural setting.There are new apartments being built that may block the fantastic view down the beautiful valley.The staff were very helpful.Services would be improved by a nicer dining area with a fan to cool off, and proper loungers by the pool.The food was very good here.We were woken both mornings by the very loud...

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 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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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed August 29, 2016

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...

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Lagunitas, United States
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“tree top and tamarind with nice view and modern”
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“deep swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles yescaybabs, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“Insist on the room you booked.”
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