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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We didn't book any accommodation in advance of our arrival so booked in here as it was only for one night. The view of the garden was fabulous but not much else was. Our room was pretty grubby the sheets too small for the bed, the shower had a broken base, door did not shut and the water supply inconsistent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Dropped into have a meal while staying in Ella, walked out again shortly afterwards as the place was totally empty and looked dead, very odd when the town was buzzing! This place has without a doubt the best view in Ella, smack in the centre looking straight down into the gap, a view that not even 98 Acres can better.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of our driver. We should have stayed for a drink and to admire the view, but skipped the lunch. The views over Ella Gap were superb and my banana fruit juice was great. The food, however, was very much a let down. We have eaten plenty of great Sri Lankan rice, curry, sambal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The staff was not that good in customer service and the food served on the day for b'fast was very poor. booked food earlier but did not serve the ordered food and the fish served was rotten and can't eat..... had a very bad experience, but the rooms are good and the view was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We did not stay in this hotel, but popped in en route from Nuwara Eliya to Yala. The view is fantastic, as is the birding in the gardens. The staff were welcoming and friendly and allowed us to use their facilities as non residents. Would have loved to have stayed here, as its a nice remote spot out of town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

the location was super with a great view of the hill country, the weather was excellent, the room was okay the wash rooms were clean up to an extent, other than that there was nothing much in the hotel it self, they said that they will be shutting down for renovations soon, so hope fully it ll come back better... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view of Ella rock and the valley from the restaurant/back lawn. Stay for a drink but skip the meal. The service was great but the food was just gross. The Indian buffet was probably fine but I ordered spaghetti and received a plate of pasta with a dollop of sweet and sour chicken/unidentified meat topped with a square cut... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The location was the only thing which impressed me. The food was a disaster. no buffet. the set menu sucks. The taste was not that great. The rooms were spacious and clean. but the bedding was so poor. It was so uncomfortable. They need to change the mattresses of the beds soon. The sleep quality was so poor due to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

We were passing by n stopped for a rest then decided may just as well have a cup of tea. It was beautiful sitting in the lawn with great view n sunshine. The cost for the enjoyment was very very reasonable. I would strongly recommend to stop by if you are travelling along that way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited the garden of Grand Ella Motel. The view over the Gap is wonderfull. The sun was shining very strong so it was to warm to sit in the garden. No parasols. Cold drinks and tea. Wifi only in reception area. Using the toilet, a man asked for money. Staff friendly.

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Additional Information about Grand Ella Motel

Address: 411 Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Hotel Class:1 star — Grand Ella Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 304
Also Known As:
Grand Ella Hotel Ella
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