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Planters Bungalow Ella

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#20 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, it's 10 miles out from Ella but that's a bonus. Ella is a tourist shambles and 30 minutes in a tuk-tuk is a small price to pay for being in this lovely place with fantastic views south. The Bungalow is not the most elegant of British buildings and the "courtyard" is a bit cluttered for our taste, but all...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the place was stunning. A lovely welcome from the staff. Our room was beautiful and we got a sneak peak at some of the other rooms as well which looked equally gorgeous... if not better. We stayed in the Blue room. The grounds are lovely with lots of local grown produce, the pool is clean...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just spent three nights at Planters. It's a little out of Ella, a tuk tuk will cost you 1000 rupees into town one way but once you have done your sightseeing this is a lovely place to just chill out. Our kids loved the pool and the gardens and hammocks. We got to see many birds, monkeys, giant...

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Pondicherry, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are so sweet and helpful. The chef is extremely talented. We loved it here. But we love all the fruit trees around the place. The day we arrived we asked if they had any bread fruit curry, they weren't planning to cook it but because we asked they picked a bread fruit from the tree in front of...

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Thank Trave11er00
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed December 7, 2016

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 December 6, 2016

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 December 4, 2016

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 December 4, 2016 via 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 December 3, 2016 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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Sydney
Reviewed December 1, 2016 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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $101 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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