As a business traveller I am used to 5 star Asian hotels. I want to make this point as I have read other reviews about this hotel and really wonder what people are looking for.
I found everything absolutely perfect,mthe view is priceless, it is so lovely you really think you are dreaming. The beautiful birds... Monkeys, the mist rising in the mornings, the amazing mountains and the great walks are all just too good to be true. It is the sort of place you could quite easily spend a month and wonder where the time went.
The food was really lovely fresh Sri Lankan fare, an amazing choice and beautifully served by the lovely obliging manager.
The rooms are spacious, extremely clean, great sheets and full of wonderfully clean crisp air. No air conditioning needed thankfully.
Personally I don't understand why some guests pick on ridiculous small things to highlight on Trip adviser. This hotel is a budget hotel and a very very good budget hotel. The staff fall over themselves to make guests happy....nothing is too much trouble for them. I rather think sometimes we, as westerners visit foreign countries with a very big " holier than thou" approach... As a constant traveller I hear bad attitude from some people and I cringe. Reading some of the reviews for this lovely place I really wonder if they are a fair appraisal or just a flipant comments from guests who absolutely delight in finding fault. Actually wonder if guests house owners would like to have a site for problem guests as my opinion there are more problem guests than problem hotels.
I recommend recommend this lovely place and I urge you to try it with a nice open mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Heavens hotel in Ella has been refurbished with a concept of exclusivity for those who relish nature & adventure. Consisting of eight luxurious rooms complete with all modern amenities, the Mountain Heavens boast of the best view point over the famous “Ella Gap” in the midst of diverse vegetation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Heavens Hotel Ella