Morning mist guesthouse is located at a magical place. Absolutely stunning. Pat is a wonderful and warm host and a good cook. Her staff is excellent. The rooms are extremely clean, although the showers could be improved. We had high expectations give the raving reviews, but they were not entirely matched. There were three points of improvement. First, we came with our own car (no driver) and the house was absolutely impossible to find. We asked beforehand for clear instructions. Pat said it would be easy, but it really wasn't. If we didn't have GPS we would have never arrived. Second, Pat is chaotic. Although we had email contact the day before she was surprised by our arrival and we had to wait for 1,5 hours before we could enter our room. The next day we asked for a nice trip but here directions were so chaotic that we got lost, ruining our day. That was a surprise for us, because we are very active hikers and have a lot of experience hiking in the wild. Third, the walls are paper thin and do not reach to the ceiling. We could literally hear the guest in the room next to ours breathing and that is hardly the fault of the person breathing :) So all in all, I think we were just a bit unlucky. But if you do not come with your own transportation, if Pat is relaxed and you do not have to rely on her chaotic directions, and there are no guests in the room next to yours, this guest house is absolutely perfect. Pat is so nice and kind that we feel bad for not giving her a better scoring, but this is just how it was for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in an organic tea plantation in the hill country of Sri Lanka, near both Bandarawela and Ella, Morning Mist offers 4 spacious & very clean double guest rooms, with bathrooms (with hot water), and a family cottage, sleeping up to 6/7 person and a new separate Family Suite, sleeping up to 4 person (max.). Breakfast is included. We also serve lovely local and international meals on request. You will enjoy a restful and refreshing stay on this beautiful location, great for hiking (Ravana Ella Falls/Rock/Cave, Lipton Seat...), Bird watching, visiting nearby tea factories (in particular Amba's artisanal organic teas)... For those who stay over 2 nights, cooking lessons are also available, on prior request.Transportation and touring can be arranged. ... more less