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“Amazing view”
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The View
Ranked #25 of 146 Ella B&B and Inns
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“Amazing view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

A wonderful place to stay, amazing views out across Ella gap, lovely clean, spacious rooms. The staff were all very helpful, in particular Laxsman, so helpful and thoughtful, also a great wealth of knowledge on a variety of places in Sri Lanka, he really made the difference to our stay.

Couldn't recommend The View highly enough!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Suresh R, Front Office Manager at The View, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
thank you for the your cooperation for the our hotel, it will great partnership of the business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our favourite stay in Sri Lanka; 3 nignts wasn't enough; Laxsman, Sonil & Lucky really looked after us. The View really lived up to its name, with wonderful views of Ella Gap, Ella Rock & Little Adams Peak. Easy walking distance to Ella Rock, Ella Station & Ella town all along the the railway tracks. It was so enjoyable sitting outside our room, refreshment in hand, watching the colours change as the sun set or the mist rising from the valley below. The staff were so friendly, rooms very clean, the service provided well above many other guesthouses we had stayed in. So to our friends at The View thankyou for making our stay so wonderful & enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as a treat as it is a little pricier for people on a backpackers budget. It was well worth the treat! From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome and the views were amazing! Our room has a wonderful view through the glass doors and we had breakfast sitting right in front of our room. The food is amazing! The chef is really proud and passionate and the vegetarian rice and curry was the best we have had in Sri Lanka and we have been traveling a month already! He made us red rice (i asked for this instead of white) Aubergine curry, dahl, tomato cucumber salad, potatoes in spices, pappadoms, and the best leek, coconut and green chilli sambal we have tasted! We loved it so much that we returned the night after even though we were staying in a different hotel. You can eat outside and enjoy the fresh air and the moon shine.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

The View is a great little hotel with excellent views through Ella Gap. The rooms are large, very basic but clean. The food was excellent and it was very relaxing sitting at the table on my verandah with a pot of tea or bottle of beer. The owner/manager was so helpful in organising my pick-up at the train station, a tuktuk/car/driver, some wine & my forwarding accommodation in Tangalle. The View is excellent value for the price and I would highly recommend it for your stay in Ella.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The hotel is slightly removed from the main village, higher up the hill, which we really liked as it makes it very quiet and relaxing. The view is (as the name supposed) stunning and probably one of the best in Ella.

The village basically consists of one street, so it is still easy to walk there (there are some shortcuts - don't follow the main road) except in the dark since there is not much light. Tuctucs will take you up after dark though.

Our room was very spacious, quite basic but very clean and with a good bathroom. Breakfast was good but nothing special, but having it on the terrace outside in front of the spectacular view makes it worthwhile. It is a great place to relax some hours and make some walks in the area (Ella rock or similar). Very good value overall (especially compared to what you can get in more hyped hill country destinations such as Nuwara Eliya).

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We arrived in Ella on a beautiful sunny afternoon and we were lucky to stay at "The View" as it was definitely one of the best places to enjoy the stunning views over Ella's gap while having a cold drink. The staff is really helpful, the room was very clean and the food was quite good. We would stay there again. Walking distance from town (5 to 10 minutes).

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have this hotel suggested to us, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The service was impeccable, and the view was stunning. Any questions that we had were answered quickly by the staff, and they often went out of their way to provide a comfortable experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Ella.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Suresh R, Front Office Manager at The View, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thanks you very much your cooperation, now you became a good partners of our business
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Additional Information about The View

Property: The View
Address: Kithalella Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The View 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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