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#32 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is an absolute gem. I only stayed here for one night (currently admiring the outstanding view eating breakfast) and it is a magical little place. That aside, the rooms are all you could want for a little break, clean, characteristic but modern, and the guys working there are very friendly. Only (huge) regret is I am only spending... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the View Ella for two nights. The rooms are adequate, but a bit dated. They have a/c but no TV. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was yummy and the pool devine after a long day of walking. The hotel is a quick seven minute walk into town via the railway tracks. If you are arriving... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so lucky to stay at this hotel. So lovely to wake up to this magnificent view from our room. A lovely small hotel with basic facilities. We had a nice meal at the restaurant . I think you would have trouble finding a pool with such a view any where. It was a bit out of town but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 18, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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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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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Additional Information about The View

Address: Kithalella Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $33 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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