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98 Acres Resort and Spa
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Ella
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San Francisco, California
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“Gorgeous and unique”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We only stayed at 98 Acres for one night but would have liked to have stayed longer. It was so serene and relaxing in the middle of the tea plantation. The property is not for the mobility impaired because you have to climb several steps to get to the restaurant and pool. However, once you are up there, the view is spectacular. They have a decent selection of imported wines and both the Sri Lankan and Western food options were very well prepared. Service throughout the resort was outstanding with fresh juices to greet you upon arrival. I have already recommended the hotel to friends who will be visiting Sri Lanka at Christmas.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel is set right in the midst of a tea plantation and all the rooms have a view of the mountains which is simply breathtaking especially seeing the sun rise! the place was exactly like the pictures I had seen on the net and the staff's hospitality made us feel that we were at home. I loved the way the rooms were done up and the fact that each room in the resort had a view of the landscape. Don't think twice about booking a room at 98 acres....

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

98 Acres has just stunning views over the surrounding area and their deluxe rooms are just amazing. The architecture and interior design is very nice. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape from your bed, the huge tub or the spacious balcony. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Unexpectedly we had to extend our stay for another night in a standard room. Although the standard room is also quite nice we absolutely recommend to pay the extra and go for the deluxe room.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are bigger and have an amazing bathtub
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hotel has one of the most stunning locations we have ever seen. On top of a tea plantation with spectacular views and a calmness and closeness to nature that is difficult to match. Rooms are actually little houses with very beautiful yet simple architecture. There is also a swimming pool and a very good restaurant.
Ella is a good location for visits to tea factories or for various hikes and bird watching.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore River, Singapore
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This place is really amazing, the view from each room is breathtaking, you wake up just in front of the tea plantations and mountains (little Adam's Peak - I recommend to do the short walk to reach the top, the view on the other side is even more breathtaking). And the service is great, the personnel is always very nice, the food (we tried the local dishes on the menu) is delicious. The best is to take the gigantic breakfast with the view on the mountains... The rooms are super clean - something to note for travelers who like their comfort: there is no fan nor aircon in the rooms, this is an eco resort and you can really feel they are doing so much effort to do as little harm as possible to mother nature and their own local environment.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed 1 night at this stunning hotel which had some great views of the Ella countryside.
The room was nice & big with stunning views.
For breakfast we had the choice of English or Sri Lanka, the English breakfast was one of the best of our trip.
This is a great hotel that I'd stay at again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The website almost does not do justice to 98 Acres. Stunning scenery all around, kind and attentive staff, wonderful food (especially the breakfast), great pool! Would highly recommend staying here for a couple of nights/days if you are in Ella, really wonderful!

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Additional Information about 98 Acres Resort and Spa

Property: 98 Acres Resort and Spa
Address: Passara Rd / Namunukula Rd | Uva Greenland Estate, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 98 Acres Resort and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury, Eco Friendly Boutique Resort built in a 98 acre tea estate with panoramic views.....12 villa type rooms, Large swimming pool, Restaurant serving Western and Sri Lankan food, Specialty tea menu, Heli Pad, Wifi Access, Bikes for Rent, Hiking and Biking Facilities, Wonderful Treks and Right in front of Ella's Main Attraction - Little Adams Peak. We do not provide Driver / Guides Accommodation but we are happy to provide you with contact numbers and information of guest houses / hotels in a very close proximity to the resort. ... more   less 
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