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Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

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Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

In Ella you can find more than fifty guest house. But Waterfalls Home stay is only the place not going to provide the accommodation for drivers. Because this please is run by Foreign lady. rest of the all guest house are run by Sri Lanka owners. Some of the drivers asked from her why you are not going to give accommodation for drivers. Than she said I have enough booking form travel forum. There for I don’t care about drivers.

Please think about it. Some time your driver has to drive all day. And again he has to go back around tow kilometers to Ella town on horrible road to find his accommodation and there he have to pay around 1500 Sri Lankan Rupees for that.

Edited: 3:40 am, November 08, 2011
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1. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

Hi Prianga,

Nothing special - MANY guesthouses in general don't have drivers acco, only for more upmarket hotels (except some boutique places) you can be sure about that. The 'bad' thing is simply extra cost for the tourist because those 1500 rupee/day will have to be paid by the guest extra to the driver.

See also our 'top question' on how to book accomodation.

So if you have a general warning about this, fine. If you single out this specific place,

a) I can't imagine all other 49+ guesthouses in Ella have drivers acco. Anyhow, how CAN a budget guesthouse charging e.g. Rs 1,000-2,000/night for a double room with BB reasonably bear the cost of this drivers acco and meal for free?

b) It seems more like a personal grudge than professional and useful information to others.

Tnx,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

I agree with erik.

Also, the guesthouse only has 3 bedrooms anyway, so how could they possibly provide driver acco too? We have booked a room there for our trip next year, and the owner was very helpful in suggesting nearby acco for our driver. And like Erik says, our driver will not incur any costs, as he charges extra when his acco is not provided free.

Also, this guesthouse has nothing but positive reviews on TA, so it doesn't seem to have caused much of a problem with their drivers.

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3. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

Hi

We stayed at Waterfalls last month. They very kindly arranged exellent accommodation for our driver that he was very pleased with. We paid for it and it was just 700 rupees (about £5) per night. We did not mind paying this at all as the Waterfalls was such an excellent place to stay and such great value for money.

As they only have 3 exceptionally good tourist rooms you cannot expect them to offer driver accommodation. This is not because they do not care, it is just the practicality of space. As they arranged very good driver accommodation this is not a problem for anyone.

The post implies that not being Sri Lanken is a problem. I find this very rude. We selected a variety of accommodation throughout our stay and the nationality of the owner was totally irrelevant.

Waterfalls is an exceptional place and the hostest will do everything to make the guests, and the guests driver, stay as pleasent as possible.

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4. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

There are many guest house in Ella has few rooms. But all of them provide accommodation for drivers. Why only she not going to give accommodation for drivers. I am fully agree with priyanga because this is the only please in Ella run by the foreign person.

Mr. Erik please Mention any other guest hous in Ella not going to provide accommodation for drivers.

Mr. Nishantha As a Sri Lankan what you think about it

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5. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

Hi Lassana,

Crap as we've heard too much from Lankans here in the forum. The VERY first hit with Google about Ella guesthouse, and a well reputed one, gives

bedandbreakfastworld.com/sri-lanka/…39117

"Note-If you travel with a driver he should arrange his accommodation him self.We don\'t provide any driver accommodation at Zion View. "

Shame on you AND on Prianga, good to have proof he is spreading false grudgeful slander....

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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6. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

Unfortunately as we are 1.5kms out of town we have very limited resources regarding power and water. We simply cannot accommodate more then three rooms. We are happy to arrange free tuk tuks from the town for our guests and we always offer to arrange good and cheap accomm in the town for drivers (around 800 rupees per night ). The fact that we dont have drivers accommodation has nothing to do with us not being Sri Lankan, it is simply a matter of resources. We do our upmost to make sure that our guests and our drivers are accommodated as best we can and inform our guests prior to their arrival that we are unable to accommodate driver/guides.

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7. Re: Waterfalls home stay Ella is only the place not giving accom

p.s. thank you everyone for your support on this.

kind regards

karen

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