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Ambiente

Kitalella Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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Ambiente is a simple but clean and welcoming guest house, with nine perfectly acceptable rooms. Seven bedrooms are en suite and the other two rooms share a conveniently-located bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. There is also a small restaurant offering predominantly Sri lankan dishes. All rooms, and the restaurant, have balconies overlooking the hills. Activities can include: treks to nearby caves and waterfalls, or to Lipton's Seat, birdwatching with local guides, cultural tours (Dowa cave temples, Maligavila Buddhist statue, Haputale monastary, Adisham), train journeys from Ella and a visit to Horton Plains.
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Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Private balcony
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mountain View
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The Ambiente is located a 300 Rupee tut tut ride away from the hustle and bustle of over rated Ella "city" It is in the clouds with fresh clean air and spectacular views The hotel is small. It is old fashioned in the best possible way. A throw back to when travellers were a lot less picky than they are now. There are few distractions but the place is clean comfortable and safe It is run by a characterful Sri Lanka gentleman called Kantor.He is good fun, Food is basic but OK. Bring your own booze and store in the communal fridge This is a place that encourages conversation with other visitors It is a haven.and a refuge from the modern world
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We never actually got to stay here. We booked the hotel online on booking.com. When we arrived at the hotel they obviously did not expect us. Instead of telling us that they were overbooked, they tried to sell us a room in a hotel down the street for the same price (43$!), claiming it was still their hotel. The room obviously belonged to a different hotel, as could easily be told from the hotel name written at the door. The room they offered us was not nice and since it was at a different location, the view also wasn‘t good. On booking.com the room was listed for 27$. We understand that it can be a demanding task to keep up with all the different booking services online. But then lying about it and trying to sell us a room of minor quality for the same price instead of admitting to their mistake is very dishonest. Definitely not a nice experience.
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Me and my partner stayed here for one night. The hotel is in a great location, not far from the bars and restaurants just a 5 minute drive. The views in this hotel are absolutely breathtaking, overlooking the mountains and revana falls . The room was clean and had the basic facilities you would expect. There was a window in the bathroom which could easily be looked through from the road this was the only downfall. The breakfast was really nice. The hotel did have WiFi but it did drop out every so often. We wish we could of stayed here for a couple more days to explore Ella a bit more.
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We spent one night here in eagerness to see the beautiful view that greetd us in the morning - view of Ella gap, sunrise from behind a mountain, water fall train coming through the mountain range - not disappointed one bit by the view. The hotel has stayed the same over the last 8 years! Basic food. Basic accommodation. But the view is beyond anything I can describe. Try having your morning cuppa here and see how it sets your day!
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Stayed one night here. Room was basic but warm and comfortable - I loved the four post bed with a mosquito net and fat duvet. Perfect for a great night’s sleep. There was no TV in the room but WiFi was free, though a bit patchy. Staff were very friendly, dinner and breakfast were delicious. Shower was hot, bathroom was clean. But the views! Oh my goodness! Wake up early to watch the sunrise, it’s definitely worth it!
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PRICE RANGE
$38 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ambiente hotel ella
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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