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Planters Bungalow Ella

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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!
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Uva- Karandagolla -Ella 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport34 mi
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport38 mi
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We found the hotel to be a perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The secenry is beautiful. Special kudos to the manager who went beyond his duty to make sure our stay was pleasant. We will come back again.
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Response from ajpalitha, Guest Relations Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella
Responded 4 days ago
The pleasure was ours to welcome you to the Ella planters Bungalow. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and the kind sentiments expressed within our deeply appreciated. We do appreciate your support of the Planters Bungalow and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back on your future visits. Thank You Yours sincerely Ajith Palitha
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Good location, although 15 minutes out of main village, relaxing, scenic, clean. Staff appear to lack leadership, although they try hard, they need direction. Not as cheerful as staff experienced in many other accommodations during our stay. The most disappointing aspect was the
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Response from ajpalitha, Guest Relations Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review following your stay at Ella Planters Bungalow. We are very pleased to hear your valuable comments. but we are sorry to that not everything was 100%. We have listened to your feedback and we will do all we can to address the issues you have highlighted for the benefit of future guests. With best wishes Ayubowan! (May you live long !) Ajith Palitha
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Arrived late at night do could not use all the facilities. Lovely warm welcome and shown straight up our room. On the morning opening the blinds we were stunned by the beautiful view . . And then the serene loveliness of the hotel as a whole as we went for breakfast. Everywhere
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Response from ajpalitha, Guest Relations Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella
Responded 6 days ago
Warmest greetings. The pleasure was ours to welcome you to the Ella planters Bungalow. Thank you very much for sharing such a comprehensive and fabulous review with other travellers on TripAdvisor. We are absolutely thrilled to read that you had a peaceful and relaxing stay. Guest satisfaction is our utmost priority and receiving feedback of this nature certainly adds a smile to our faces. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Ayubowan (may you live long) Ajith Palitha
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We stayed here for two wonderful nights during our whirlwind visit to Sri Lanka, and for us it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is high on the hillside overlooking the Ella Gap, and some distance away from the busy-ness of the town so the varied menu at their
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Response from ajpalitha, Guest Relations Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella
Responded 1 week ago
The pleasure was ours to welcome you to the Ella planters Bungalow. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and a highlight of your stay was the team members. We do appreciate the fine sentiments expressed and your support of the planters. We do look forward to welcoming you back on your future visits. Thank you Yours sincerely Ajith Palitha
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We stayed in the treetop room and o wow those views! We had electric blinds and just sat in bed watching the sun rise over the mountains. Service was marvellous, they were very helpful in arranging taxis and guides. Food was great although a more traditional Sri Lankan breakfast
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Response from ajpalitha, Guest Relations Manager at Planters Bungalow Ella
Responded 1 week ago
The pleasure was ours to welcome you to the Ella Planters Bungalow. We are delighted that you have utilized and enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the kind sentiments and the 'WOW'comments on the team. We do appreciate your support and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back on your future visits. Thank you. Yours sincerely Ajith Palitha
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No lift it is a bungalow.however there are steps leading up to the entrance, but I'm sure they have another entrance. Just to reaffirm the small road that leads to the bungalow is not in the best condition.
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Hello Elledm, Thank you very much for your email. We are very happy to inform you we had upgraded our hotel up to 10 rooms. We opened our new rooms from 25th July 2017 and all building constructions and landscaping constructions were finished. With a new beautiful out look, we started the new season from July 2017. If you wish to see photos of our new rooms and out look of the garden, you may visit the Trip advisor. Looking forward to meeting you at Planters Bungalow. Thank you and Regards Lanka Sanjeewani Reservation PLANTERS BUNGALOW
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Dear Olivia, Thank you very much for your email. And nice to hear from you again.Mr.Jhon sold the property to his best friend Mr.Saminda from Ella and now is the owner of the Planters Bungalow is Mr.Saminda But if you wish to see Mr.Jhon we can possibly arrange because still, he is staying with us relaxing in our other property at Yahalawela with a nice view of Nine Arches Bridge and 98 Acres we arrange to meet him if you wish us to do. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you and Regards Lanka Sanjeewani Reservation PLANTERS BUNGALOW 10 Mile Post, Uva, Karandagolla, Ella, Sri Lanka Tel: Landline 0094 (0) 55 20 5 56 00 Mobile 0094 (0) 77 15 40 737
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Yes You do mam!
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"Take USD to settle, as they give a poor exchange rate to LKR, and credit cards are 10% extra"
"Don’t go for the planters bungalow go for one of the apartments"
"We had a garden apartment and it was wonderful. Huge bathroom and room with cooking facilities."
"The cottage room is pretty basic. Aim for one of the newer rooms or one in the original planters building."
"Close to the swimming room is idea ."
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PRICE RANGE
$114 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
planters bungalow ella hotel ella
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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