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“Highlight of my time in Sri Lanka”
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Review of Sunnyside Lodge

Our home on the range, surrounded by a tea plantation
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42 reviews
Our home on the range, surrounded by a tea plantation
The view of the Lodge as you approach it
Bedrooms with queen size beds, spacious and airy
Our linen is personally chosen to make you feel at home
View from within the Octagon dinning room
Boarded sitting room with fire place
Indoor cozy dinning
Self contained pantry
Driveway to the Lodge
Bicycles are provided free for your family to explore the surroundings
Nature trails for those quiet moments
For the tennis lover, TRU-FLEX professional court
Birding is a pleasure at the Lodge
The Ella Gap is just a 15 minute walk from the Sunnyside Lodge
Betty will be happy to provide you with fresh milk!
And there are fresh eggs too from our free range layers
Enjoy the changing skyline at Sunnyside
The entrance to Sunnyside Lodge is beside the Ella signboard when coming into Ella from Bandarawela
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ella, Uva Province

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jasperc16...
Herts, UK
2 reviews
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“Highlight of my time in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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I can't recommend this house enough. It's an oasis of calm set on the edge of a tea plantation, about 5 mins+ walk away from the main street. The house is fantastic and has everything you'd want including a tennis court, swings and a slide! Our stay was made though, by the presence of the house's caretakers who cooked us wonderful meals and incredibly welcoming and great with the children.

The views and walking around Ella are to die for (and I would strongly recommend taking the train).

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Liked best: Views and caretakers
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Tripp R
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wow, great house, great layout/design, best place to stay in Ella!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 for a stay in November 2012
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Sunnyside Lodge for 2 weeks in November and highly recommend this private home to anyone visiting Ella. The owner and his caretakers were amazing. The daily fresh milk, and vegetables from the property we're an unexpected bonus. We enjoy cooking, and the kitchen is stocked with everything any chef could need or want. The caretakers tended to our every whim, cooking and cleaning and doing laundry. Which for us, as hearty travelers, was a bit of a surprise, as we are used to fending for ourselves. The solar water heating and biogas burner in the caretakers kitchen are great additions to this eco oriented property. Situated atop a tea plantation the view is unreal...beautiful and private. The cool weather was a nice change from the heat of the coast. While we were there, we climbed Little Adams Peak, Ella Rock, also did a trip to Yala National Park. We also played board games, tennis, and smashed the shuttlecock around the tennis court. This home is a 5 min. walk to town to get anything you might need. The mountainous area of Ella is really worth the trip. If you are headed that way, this is the place to stay!

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Liked best: The owner and his thoughtful development and design if this property.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cecile L
Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Joachim N
Cologne, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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vakemper
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: Lage und Ambiente
Liked least: Das schlechte Englisch des " Verwalters"
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mateos l
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed August 1, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: La vue depuis la maison
Liked least: La literie
Traveling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sarah P
Alleins, France
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149 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Jul 22, 2016
Dear Valued Guest, we appreciate your valuable review, thank you!
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