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Planters Bungalow Ella

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#18 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Ella Planters. You'll need transport to get there but is well worth it when you do. Our bungalow ("blue") was lovely, well designed with a very large, beautifully-styled, modern bathroom. The bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with a variety of continental/Sri Lankan food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and...

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North London
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two nights at Planters Bungalow in January on a two week trip round Sri Lanka and Planters is certainly one of the loveliest places we stayed. We stayed in Treetops - one of the newish, very large, rooms slightly away from the original bungalow. The room was excellent, huge plate glass windows looking out across valleys and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The views are amazing, it's 20 mins or so out of Ella, very quiet and peaceful. We stayed in the new build apartments. Loved watching the monkeys in the trees.. great for secluded wildlife spotting. The pool was really cold. The food was quite good and they were really accommodating for special diets etc. The staff were really lovely and...

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights and loved it for the views and vegetation and the rooms which were unusual and different from each other. We were travelling with another couple and swapped rooms after two nights. There were a couple of times when the water supply seemed to go off for a short while and the food was a bit variable...

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't have enjoyed our stay here more. The staff are excellent from initial e mail contact, to pick up from station, to tea on arrival and sevice throughout our stay. We stayed one if the older bunglow rooms which was well appointed , air conditioned, very clean, with comfortable beds and a lovely terrace with chairs and superb views....

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our initial thoughts when entering Planters Bungalow was wow ! But not too happy at being 12kms from Ella ... we didn't have to worry it was a lovely place to stay ... there is a lovely Bungalow in the middle of the property ... a great swimming pool and then two concrete buildings ... one to be finished in...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was struggling to get a booking and this looked ok on line. It ended up being a bit further than I had planned out of Ella. However it turned into a total win. We had the Treetops room or apartment and it was excellent. Very large living area huge bathroom but the view is out of this world. Truly...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planters bungalow is located a fair distance from Ella so you need transport into Ella town. Tut tuks are expensive but use the local bus stop at the end of the street - hairy ride but great value for 30 cents Location and views from the hotel are awesome. Staff are friendly, we stayed in a family apartment and it...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 11, 2017

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 January 3, 2017 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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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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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 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Didn't see the new rooms; we liked the red room with the sitting-room and the blue room.”
 of 5 bubbles Tripandra, 1 week ago | Read review
“Second Floor View Down the Valley”
 of 5 bubbles Z606XDmarkf, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All room look good - apartments have great views”
 of 5 bubbles Samvmatt, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the "Cottage" if there's any possibility of rain”
 of 5 bubbles 350AndrewP, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“tree top and tamarind with nice view and modern”
 of 5 bubbles tom1517, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
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