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“wOw, Very Clean & Modern hotel :-)” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alta Vista
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Ella
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wOw, Very Clean & Modern hotel :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

Excellent property. Has been recently renovated. Situated on the hillside it is located in a prime area of Badulla. A little far from the Bandarawela town, but amazing to stay if your looking for some peace and quite. I like the view from the top floor.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lushan S
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Absolute rip off - no wonder they ask for a 50% deposit on booking. If they didn't they'd go broke! What happened to the roof garden and bar, looking out to the waterfalls? The place doesn't have a license to sell alcohol, there is no roof garden, it's nothing more than a back packers place, which is okay, but not if you've been sold something else. Avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

Very spacious room and bathroom but very basic so dont expect something spécial
The view is amazing
Breakfast ok
The receptionist wasnt really pleasant but the service was good

  • Stayed August 2011
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2011

We arrived on Christmas Eve for a three day stay in Dec 2010; it is situated in the middle of Ella (albeit up a very steep slope!) which suited us perfectly as it was close to all the restaurants. The hotel is modern and isn't the most characterful but on the plus size the room was a very good size, clean and the bathroom was great - enormous and lots of really hot water - something that was missing from most places we stayed in Sri Lanka. Our room had two double beds and one single, the double beds weren't quite the size of a double bed in the UK so my husband and I were a little crushed.

We had coffee/fruit juices each morning but other than that did not have any food here so can't comment on the quality.

All in all a pleasant place to stay, we would recommend.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FamilyGrove
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

Small guest house with 11 rooms in the small town of Ella. Stopped over on our way too Kandy for 1 night only. Room was spacious and clean and the views from the balcony are just amazing. Restaurant serves limited but good food and the service is exactly what you need.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ronny F
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

I stayed at Alta Vista for 2 days .the hotel has great view of the mountains and the rooms are very clean and kept according to the standards .the only problem was thier meals are bit expensive but over all i would recomend this place to any traveller for a calm and peacefull stay

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelerRanitha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2008

I was very grateful to have been reccomended this place by my driver(a very nice chap Sampath Ekanayaka
E-mail Address(es):
udayasampath02@gmail.com)

as i was due to stay at another place in Ella where i had a most terrible experience.

The manager and chef at Alta Vista were very polite friendly and accomodating and made my stay most comfortable.

I also appreciated the impeccable cleanliness of this hotel.

  • Liked — Clean,Nice Staff Nice View
  • Disliked — Cant think of anything.
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HappyTravelling71
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Property: Hotel Alta Vista
Address: Ella Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Ella
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Number of rooms: 39
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