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The View

#33 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out with a last minute booking of The VIew and it was everything I'd hoped for to experience in Ella. A beautiful, clean pool overlooking the majestic Ella Gap. We super enjoyed the staff, who struck a perfect balance of super warm friendliness and proper professionalism. And a several minute walk to the main town via an adventurous... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived quite late in the evening but were warmly welcomed, shown to our lovely room and able to order some food. The Sri Lankan curry was excellent! Far outdid our expectations and was much tastier than anything we'd had in Kandy. The room was fine, no AC so kept quite warm which made for less comfortable nights but we only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chanced upon this little gem while trying to find a swimming pool in Ella - there are not many around and they normally don't allow non-guests to have access. Fortunately this one does, for a pretty reasonable price. The pool here is very clean and, as the name suggests, enjoys a beautiful view out through Ella gap. This is a... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to stay in Ella longer than planned, because of an accident. Our booked hotel had no place for extra nights. Fortunately we could stay in "the View Ella". When I came from the hospital the staff came to the taxi and helped me into a very nice and clean room. The view from the accomodation is fabulous. The... More 

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't mind that hotels need to renovate. What I do mind is when they don't tell you they are renovating and still charge u the full rate. When we stayed in Aug 2016 they were adding another storey to the hotel and our room was below where they were doing work so there were a lot of loud noises,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as we were cramming in the last few spots on our way back to Negombo airport!! The view from this hotel is quality and basically looks down the whole gully of Ella!!! The staff were really helpful and friendly and assisted us in booking a nights accomodation in Nuwara Eliya the next night along... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The View is about its name: one of the most amazing view in Sri Lanka I have ever seen. However we paid a "high price" for it: this hotel is a bit hidden and very difficult to find. Even if you arrive after sunset. There is no light on the way and the roads are super curvy. Please be aware... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

great location on top of hill overlooking railway and good views of mountains. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. Laxman and staff were terrific, cold drinks on arrival beautiful inground pool spacious rooms. Food was delicious and service was great. Nice and quiet for where it is. Close to Railway station for people travelling further on.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Marvelous view but poor facilities. Road is very steepy and narrow with hairpin bends. If posted mirrors at the corners to see on coming vehicles is welcome. Once has to reverse all the way to the top to allow on coming vehicle to pass as reverse to down hill is much dangerous. Staff in plain clothes. No training at all... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The View is located 5 minutes walk outside the village center. The view is spectacular. The staf is nice and helpful as allover Sri Lanka. The pool is a nice treat after a couple of hours walking up an down of a mountain. The breakfast was great exept for the coffe that i way to much Americano as all over... More 

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Additional Information about The View

Address: Kithalella Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $33 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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