Our stay at Arawe Retreat was made memorable by spectacular food, warm hosts, and gorgeous countryside. The cottage is lovely but it will be the rich tastes, laughter and sound of frogs and night birds under the sugar moon which made our stay a standout.
We stayed four nights at Ishaanke’s place and had a wonderful time, not only because there is so much to do in Ella, but also because the host and staff did everything they Could to make it as enjoyable as they good. Breakfast is just a feast, so is the cookingclass aswell. But the absolute best is the shower in the gorgeous bathroom. Definately would stay here again!
I loved my stay at Arawe Retreat from start to finish. The host, Ishanke offers free pickup service from the Ella railway station so it was nice to be taken directly to the cottage after a 9 hour train ride. The cottage is clean and comfortable and everything I needed was provided for. Ishaanke was really helpful and I cannot recommend it enough! Another plus is the cooking lessons I got from Bandara, the cook. Now I know how to make the famous Sri Lankan dhal curry and pol sambal!
My partner and I loved the cottage, the location and the food. It was a great experience and I definitely recommend Arawe Retreat for anyone who is visitng Ella!
Great location with breathtaking views. Ideal place to have a relaxed holiday with family. The staff were friendly and helpful. Have already booked my next holiday with Arawe retreat in November
Booked this place because of the price, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was blown away by how wonderful the retreat was - friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Definitely a nature retreat; there were always birds singing and occasionally I saw wild deer out in the paddy field. A great, relaxing place to stay! Thank you Ishanke and Bandara!