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Forest Paradise - Ella
Ranked #55 of 145 Ella B&B and Inns
Orford, Australia
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6 reviews
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“peaceful paradise”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

what a find Peace and serenity The banana leaf curry was great Mr Nelly the owner most welcoming and friendly We wished we could have extended our stay easy walk to town

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2012

To start with, the food was great - home cooked rice and curry served wrapped in a banana leaf was delicious.

The eccentric owner, Nelly, is quite comical and seemed nice and well meaning - although very keen for us to visit a nearby massage place that he obviously gets a kickback from - we declined.

The guest house is located at the top of a steep driveway, but only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village. The forest is all around so you hear noises from animals occasionally. However, any noise the wild animals make is drowned out by the incessant howling and barking of the 'neighbour dogs' well into the night.

That coupled with the thin mattereses on hard wood base, on an otherwise neatly made bed, means that a good nights sleep was a bit elusive. The room could generally do with a bit of redecoration and some thicker mattereses - and complementary ear plugs!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Secluded location, perfect rooms with private porch, amazing service and food. I loved staying here for a week and can't wait to return. Thank you Jagath and Nellie. Great value.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Steven H
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Seville, Spain
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

We spent 7 nights in this amazing place in Ella.
We had a look at many place before choosing...this is surely the best in Ella.
Good rooms for good value.
Beatuful surrounding.
Great staff!
Than Nelly, Jack and Chamara.
We will go back as soon as possible!
Corinna and Sergio

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank hotpezt
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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170 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2011

Cosy, pretty, clean and comfortable bedrooms at affordable price with a nice private terrace for each one. The emplacement is very calm but near the center of Ella. You'll can probably observe one of the Giant Squirrel of the neighborhood.

The owner is very friendly and helpful and cook one of the best rice and curry that we tasted ! He doesn't hesite to invest to improve the quality and the comfort of the rooms.
It was difficult to leave this nice place and we never had a better one after this guesthouse.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Feaelwen
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2011

this guesthouse was a really nice place to stay. the staff were freindly, the room was clean, and the food was absolutly AMAZING!
the location was very peacefull and relaxing, as well as close to the busses and some nice wittle walks.
the hight lights for us during our stay here were resonated by everyone in the guestbook. they were hanging out with Nelly, the owner, on the balcony, and the bananna leaf curry - do not miss it!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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259 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2011

There were dogs barking all night. There was a thin layer of dirt on everything from the pillows and sheets to the furniture and a wad of chewing gum stuck on the clothes rack. The owner is a strange little man who seems more into trying to scam you then providing you with a clean accomadation. A good place to avoid.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Forest Paradise - Ella
Address: Passara Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Ranked #55 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Number of rooms: 4
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