Don't let the bumpy road on the drive up from Kandy put you off as The Ellerton boutique style hotel and location are well worth it. A warm welcome awaits you from the attentive staff and when we saw our rooms in the Valley house we were amazed. Three rooms located next to the pool with a huge shared verandah for lounging, drinks and dining have a view of the stunning valley. Bathrooms are huge and well equipped and there is also a communal space for making tea/coffee incorporating an extensive library with local info and seating. Dining was outside in a garden area and local Sri Lankan dishes were on offer as well as western alternative. Curries were superb. The first morning we took the dogs (Ben &Polly) on a walk to the river. Polly disappeared & made her own way back whilst Ben made sure we got home. The main house is beautifully furnished with antiques & a formal dining room for if its cool. Staff can be seen cooking in the kitchen and always stop for a chat. Drinks were included throughout our stay and the wine offered was extremely drinkable. The whole experience was relaxed & we wished we were staying longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ellerton is a fine old tea-estate bungalow where our aim is to give you the feeling you are staying in a friend's house and not a hotel. We deliberately lack many of the features associated with hotels but these are more than compensated for by a genuinely relaxed and informal atmosphere. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ellerton Bungalow Hotel Doluwa
- Ellerton Bungalow Sri Lanka/Doluwa