Almost all the rooms have some view of either Ella or the Ella gap. Of all the rooms, room 07 probably has the best setting. It has a huge veranda and the bed is set to see the sunrise. Breakfast is tasty and more than enough to feed an elephant. Ask for a Sri Lankan breakfast one day in advance.
Some issues to consider:
1.The stairway to the hotel is very steep. If you have to carry heavy bags, this could kill your back.
2. Despite having carried my own bags all the way to the room, the person who showed me to my room insisted on a tip for carrying my bags. Huh? I carried it myself? Okay, then a tip for unlocking the door and showing the room. Huh? What is there to show?
3.Door frames are made for asians. If you are taller than 180cm expect to bump your head.
4. Showers are terrible. If you open the hotwater to realease anything more than a few drops of water, the teperature immediately drops to icy cold. Okay Sri Lanka is hot but Ella can become quite cold at night.
5. Pillows are rock hard! Don't even bother asking for a softer pillow. They are all hard!
PS. The dog (Rexie) makes a good companion for any lonely (or not so lonely) traveler. Real cutie!
- Also Known As:
- Tea Garden Holiday Hotel Ella