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Planters Bungalow Ella

#23 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Ella | 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a four night stay at Planters, taking this part of our trip just to spend time together as family without focusing on sightseeing. The staff and service were great. We stayed in the top apartment, enjoying our morning breakfast overlooking the valley and watching the macaques eating fruits out of the trees 50m away. The pool area has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Be booked this place for one night of luxury and that was certainly what we got! Although there was just the two of us we booked the family suite and it was just perfect for spending a relaxing evening together. The hotel is quite a way outside of Ella itself but it's easy to get into town by tuk tuk,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights just before the New Year (11/12April) we chose one of the 'new' apartments as we wanted a/c. First impression was Wow as the views were amazing but it didn't take long to see that the place hadn't been cleaned properly since I don't know when. It was grubby and shabby, in fact the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Amazing location and view, great pool which was refreshingly chilly by SL standards and in a pretty woodland setting.. Dinner priced at $15 per head is slightly more than many places we stayed but food was very good. Also thanks to owners for charging half price for our children which was very fair. Wish we could have stayed more than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This was a great place to stay for one night in Ella. It was close to the waterfall and Ella Gap, a great base. The food was really good and the outdoor dining area had a lovely atmosphere. The kids loved the pool, which was a great plus after our 4 hour train journey. It did take a while to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We arrived at Planters Bungalow at night when it was dark. When we woke up the next morning we were blown away by the amazing view from our room, absolutely stunning! The room was very comfortable for our family with one king and two single beds, a huge bathroom and they also serve delicious food! The staff was wonderful and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • 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: $83 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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