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“Perfect place to stay in Ella” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aurora Bungalows
Ranked #22 of 141 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in Ella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed one night in mid-February 2014. There're two bungalows with two rooms each, set in a garden on high ground above the road, so it is very calm. You don't have amazing views from here, but the garden is nice and relaxing. The room was extremely clean, the bathroom too. There're mosquito nets. We slept very well. Wi-fi works perfectly. Breakfast and dinner were excellent. The owner is nice and helpful. You really pay very little for what you get. Wish we could have stayed more!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This guesthouse has the perfect price quality combination. It is located in the centre of Ella but the bungalows are in a huge garden with beautiful flowers above the street so you will have a quiet sleep! The owner is an adorabel dreamer and helpt me with a bandage when i hurt my ankle. The sri lankan breakfast is fantastic and the best we had so far! The rooms are spartan but included everything we needed. We definitely will come back if we are in Ella! This guesthouse is highly recommended!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

The rooms and the atmosphere is great. The view is just so beautiful. Try the traditional curry and of course the breakfast. We only climbed little adams peak and went on a train ride. Our neighbours all climbed ella rock as well.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay here, room clean with mosquito net and fan (we didn't need AC as it was cool at night), great view over the hills and across the town and seriously, the best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka. The owner is always smiling and even showed me how to make egg hoppers one morning. Walk up little Adams peak early in the morning if you are in Ella for a few days. It is worth the climb and you may end up with a little troop of friendly dogs following you.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed just one night at Aurora and were very comfortable. The room on the top row was perfectly clean and outfitted with a mosquito net. The walk up is a little steep and maybe not fit for people with disabilities. The best part of the place though is eating in their restaurant, great food for both dinner and breakfast. Its hard to find sweeter people and better value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beijing, China
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

It has only 2 small houses with 5 rooms. My family stayed in the front house. Many jackfruit trees around the house!
Staff are very friendly, and the food is very delicious. I ordered rice and curry for dinner, and really yummy it is.
The steps from road to house is narrow and a little bit steep. You can ask the staff to carry the baggage and suitcases for you to the room.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The rooms and facilities although very basic are clean and our room which was at the back was very quiet. The owner knew what train we were taking and was waiting out front for us to arrive and help with our bags. As per other reviews, the Sri Lankan breakfast of hoppers is very good and this is one of the few places in Sri Lanka where you can get a decent morning coffee. There is no shortage of places to eat in Ella but definitely consider eating here, we had a fantastic curry accompanied with lots of tasty veggie dishes and chutneys. As I indicated, this is no frills accommodation but the helpful owner is a great cook and it is inexpensive, so considering value for money it scores a very good.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Aurora Bungalows
Address: Bandarawela Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Ranked #22 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
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Number of rooms: 4
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