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“Great location with dito hosts and rooms”
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Hotel Laura
Ranked #13 of 157 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Great location with dito hosts and rooms”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in hotel Laura with our 3 young kids a fee months ago and really enjoyed the welcoming family, the views, the new rooms and the lovely tea&snacks in the afternoon and the dinners made by Suranga's mother. Our kids also loved it here, especially with the young puppies that were just born! We wish Suranga and his family all the best in their future as boutique hotel owners :)! Kind regards Madeleine and marc

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We arrived in Ella late afternoon and wondered around the town for a while before finding a friendly barber who offered to trim my beard. Whilst doing so I was told about a new hotel that had opened up in the hill with the best views in town at an affordable rate. As one can imagine we were a little dubious at hearing this, but nonetheless we adventured up the hill through unknown territories as mapped out by my now barber friend.

Upon arrival we were utterly amazed at the location of Hotel Laura. Perched on the edge of a hill facing what one can only describe as a masterpiece of a view. Waterfalls to the right and Ella rock to the left and an almighty valley right down the centre, stretching as fas as the eye could see. So for one thing, they hadn't lied about the view....

The first person we met was a wonderful women - whos name I cant remember, but she was the mother of the family who runs the place. As her english was not so good she fetched her son Suranga, who told us the costs of the room and showed us around. They were so friendly and welcoming that they really had us at the start.

The room was spacious and clean with a comfortable double bed facing a glass set of sliding doors and your terrace. From here you can sit back relax and watch sunset, sunrise whilst enjoying your tastefully prepared and of oh so filling meals. The meals! They were huge and so tasty, typical Sri Lankan dishes made by mother, so as you can imagine, they were happily devoured!

The bathroom was a well designed wetroom with shower, toilet and sink. The walk from the hotel down to the main road probably took about 5 mins through which you had could walk along the railway tracks as a short cut or go straight down the road.

Talking a right at the railway tracks you could wander towards the Ella waterfalls and visit smaller villages that cant be accessed from the streets as easily, passing classical views of a forgotten time.

When it came for us to leave, as per usual, we were running a little late for our train and had to skip breakfast altogether. Mother, on seeing this, quickly grabbed a few fruits, made some sandwiches and handed them over to us and gave us both big hugs. We will always remember how welcome they made us feel and look forward to the day we can pay them another visit.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed in Hotel Laura in 2012. I had a great time. I felt relaxed during my stay and the family run atmosphere is great. It has a great location with lovely views toward Ella rock and is only a short walk to town. Food served to me was home cooked and excellent. I hope to go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I had a nice weekend at Hotel Laura. The rooms was big and clean, the food was excellent and the people were so friendly and helpful. Nice family-hotel I truly can recommend. It's 5 minutes walk from the town, so it's good to dont have the traffic and citynoises outside your window at night.

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I can strongley recomand this place. It must have the best view in Ella. The family owning it is really helpful and takes good care of their guests. Food was allso very good. Eating breakfast outside at the terrace having the wiev over Ella Rock and Ella Falls felt magic!

  • Stayed March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We arrived in Ella and our planned hotel was a building site, but got recommended this new one just around the corner called Hotel Laura. It's just opened with 3 lovely rooms with excellent views across the valley.
The family running it are so welcoming and kind - and they did a lovely breakfast for us on a balcony in the morning.
Rooms were nicely decorated and clean and can't fault anything.
It was always incredibly good value for money.
If you're in Ella - stay here!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Laura

Property: Hotel Laura
Address: Kithalella, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Laura is situated in Ella,Sri lanka..It takes only 5min to reach our hotel from Ella town. And it is a one of place that having a most amazing scenery.Luxurious double rooms for all your needs.Fully comfortable king size mattress.Hot water supply other facilities for your comfort. Delicious Sri Lankan food. ... more   less 
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