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“Total Bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of 98 Acres Resort

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98 Acres Resort
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Ella
Certificate of Excellence
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Total Bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

There are not enough words to describe how beautiful, tranquil, peaceful & stunning 98 Acres is!

From the moment we arrived we knew we were going to experience something out of the ordinary, by far the most amazing villa accommodation in Sri Lanka.

The rooms catered for your every need and were immaculately clean and the bed very comfortable. Our only concern in Room 110 was there was a very strong chemical, kerosene smell in our room which caused us to cough all night and we had to sleep with our doors wide open, dumb founded as to where odour was coming from besides this it did not spoil our stay and we are happy to rate this hotel 5 star in every other way.

The dining pavilion with its beautiful architecture, extensive menu to select from and wonderful staff made our experience very enjoyable.

I would recommend this hotel to the most fastidious of travellers it certainly won't disappoint.

Hope to visit again one day, thank you 98 Acres keep on doing what you do well, you certainly have it right.

Room Tip: Room 110 has a dreadful chemical smell, avoid this room until problem is fixed.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank JulesandPepe
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hello

Thank you so much for opting to stay with us. We are so glad that you found the stay extremely enjoyable, and appreciated the ambiance and everything we had to offer. We do apologize for the kerosene odors and the inconvenience it caused, and thank you for rating it Excellent despite of the fact. Thank you so much for the humbling review on Trip Advisor. We will make sure the staff knows you appreciated their efforts to make your stay a pleasant one. Thank you so much for the recommendations as well. We hope to see you again at 98 Acres Resort, it was an absolute pleasure having you.
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

though the reception is not organized and poor at their service the place is breathtakingly beautiful. Cottages are situated so close so you may experience some disturbances from your next door. Restaurant staff is great and breakfast is nice too.

Room Tip: there is a staff room in the middle and try to avoid room near to that.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Thank you so much for deciding to stay with us. We hope you had a pleasant stay. We apologize if there were any shortcomings during your stay. Thank you for the review on Trip Adviosr, and we will make sure to convey your thoughts to the restaurant staff and let the chef know you loved the breakfast. Hope to see you again at 98 Acres Resort.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

This hotel provided exactly the type of experience we were hoping for....if not more!
The property alone is stunning not to mention the incredible views from the bungalows. Nestled away the resort feels like an oasis in the middle of trees, flowers, tea plantations and nature. The restaurant was good (especially the banana lassi!), the pool was excellent, the whole place was beautiful and tranqil. The rooms themselves were neat and clean (only problem was the moths and couple of small bugs but totally expected when literally in the middle of nature!) but all forgotten once you opened the curtains and was once again taken aback by the view!
An excellent experience overall - HIGHLY reccommend it and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Its a joy to hear that we were able to provide you with the exact experience you were hoping for, and so glad you enjoyed your stay at our resort. Thank you so much for the lovely way you have described our hotel and for all the kind thoughts and comments on Trip Advisor. We will make sure the Chef knows you loved the food, especially the Banana Lassi. We sincerely do hope you come again as it was a pleasure having you stay at 98 Acres Resort.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

It was my first time to 98acres and I absolutely fell in love with it at first sight. The scenery and the whole concept of the resort being in the middle of a tea plantation was absolutely genius. The food was delicious and the staff were so warm and helpful at all times. I just wished we spent more days there, I would really love to go back and spend more time with it's scenic view, this place was something I hated leaving behind...

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay at our Resort. We are utterly glad that you had a wonderful experience, it is our priority that every guest has a unique experience, and we are happy that you enjoyed everything we had to offer. Thank you for the kind thoughts and comments on Trip Advisor. We will make sure to convey your kind thoughts to the staff, and would let the chef know you loved the food. Please do come again, its was a pleasure having you stay at 98 Acres Resort.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well this could have been a terrible review but it's not because the management (and the staff we talked to) took our complaints very seriously. This location is amazing, the view incredible and the service good. We came while they were trying to film a commercial, which resulted in some excessive noise (which really kills the ambiance of the place). We told the staff and the marketing manager had them cancel the shoots at the pool the next day for us, plus I heard them shushing the crew the next morning, further showing me they took everything I said seriously. We loved our room and the swimming pool. The food was good and the walk to Adams peak is easy and nice.

Room Tip: All the rooms have the same view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Thank you so much for deciding to stay with us. Thank you so much for the Excellent rating and the thoughtful review on Trip Advisor, despite all the inconvenience caused, for which we heartily apologize. We will make sure the staff knows that you appreciated all their efforts to somehow make sure your stay was a comfortable and a pleasant one. We are utterly glad that despite all the commotion, you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the food and the hike to Little Adam's Peak. Please do come again, we would love to have you stay at 98 Acres Resort.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Was there with my friends for a holiday,one of the best locations on the hills,beautifull property and well laid out rooms.
At the time of check in have to call housekeeping as the room was dirty due to bird droppings on the bed,( Should excuse in a Eco resort) how ever the restaurant services are floppy and food taste is not the best( Srilankan cusine) average varity,presentation.
staff attention was not there and hardly spoken to a manager.some of the areas not manned ( pool) risk of danger even if it is a small facility
seen excessive pest control services, trust eco properties have ample alternatives apert from spraying pesticides.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Thank you so much for opting to stay with us. We hope you had a pleasant stay. We apologize for all the shortcomings you have mentioned during your stay. We apologize on behalf of the waiting staff for not being attentive enough, we will make sure they know their mistakes. Nonetheless thank you for the review on Trip Advisor. We hope that, despite of these shortcomings, you would visit us again at 98 Acres Resort, and hopefully have a better experience.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

The rooms are very modern and huge in size with a nice balcony with a great view. The food was really good!! It's a nice peaceful and quiet place with friendly and helpful staff. The views were amzing and phenominal. The breakfast is great value.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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98acres, Owner at 98 Acres Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We are so glad you had a wonderful time at our resort, and enjoyed the splendid views. Thank you for the kind comments and the review on Trip Advisor. We will make sure to convey your kind thoughts to the staff, and let the Chef know you loved the food. Thank you again for staying with us, hope to see you again at 98 Acres Resort.
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Property: 98 Acres Resort
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 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 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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