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Ella Jungle Resort
Ranked #8 of 131 Specialty Lodging in Ella
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went there bit late, so we stayed at Ella Jungle Inn, which has a tree house and deluxe rooms, we stayed at Deluxe room in-which we woke up with a nice panoramic view of Mountain range. Ms. Lohini accompany with us to Jungle RESORT following day, it is situated in a jungle surrounded by mountains. We had a nice time there with adventure events. They have the Sri Lanka #1 cable car too. Hope to go back there with a team. Highly recommend for a different experience.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

We are very pleased that you’ll have extensively enjoyed the stay at “Ella Jungle Inn” and subsequently gone down the valley where “Ella Jungle Resort” is found in the midst of a dense jungle.. We hope the good experience you’ll gain is going to remain with everyone for life. This would enable you all to remember Sri Lanka together with Ella Jungle Inn & Ella Jungle Resort for wilderness, adventure and holistic, where you could ground yourself with nature and allow the sprit to fly.
Yours sincerely
Ella Jungle Inn
WILD HOLIDATS (PVT) LTD.

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was a real jungle experience for me and my wife. Very friendly staff convinced us a lot to enjoy our jungle stay. A track to jungle waterfall was made us unforgettable experience and love to do areal rope activity once again. EJR friendly farmers are growing veggies and rice to offer future guests and we are looking forward to come next year too.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amal R
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Your comments have boosted our moral to develop the Jungle Resort for our Guests to realize that it is the best holistic spiritual resort surrounded by 7 waterfalls and a high mountain range to make it uncomparable in Asia. Therefore, as you have mentioned that you are looking forward to come back once again during next year, we want you to feel the difference upon your return.
Good luck and have a wonderful journey.
Yours sincerely
Ella Jungle Resort
WILD HOLIDATS (PVT) LTD.
20th.June,2014

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Staying in eco lodge has been a wonderful experince for both of us and had a great vacation. Sevice we recieved from the hotel staff specially from Hasitha and their great welcome achieved our expectation more than what we expected from our holiday. Hope to go back soon. Thanks all....xoxox........

Room Tip: Eco lodge is really good and its really nice to spent the time with nature....
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Many thanks for your comments and selecting a Resort surrounded by a dense Jungle, a big river and many waterfalls to spend your holiday. You'll would have a life time experience in putting up in an Eco Lodge located on the banks of the fast flowing river named "Kiridi Oya".
We are certain that Hasitha and others in the Resort would have made your stay most memorable.
You'll are most welcome and will be greeted by the team upon your next arrival.

WILD HOLIDAYS (PVT) LTD
Ella Jungle Resort.
22nd.April, 2014

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

well, i wont ruine your surprise, but expect something different from all other same rated hotels. this is a unique jungle experience, with all the facility you need (including cold beer).
number one advantage is the staff's additude to harmonie with the nature, growing most of what you eat and drink - the lunch is excelant ! - and they are the nicest in all Sri Lanka. the resort combines all of what you need and didnt know that you will love. very reccomended experience !

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank iaizik
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Thank you very much for your comments.The difference you have experienced is the massive jungle and the waterfalls which surrounds our Resort which is a "Holistic Wellness Centre" which allows you to come out of the usual comfort zone of routine life and ground yourself with nature by allowing your sprit to fly.
Therfore our staff is specially trained to provide the guests with utmost satisfaction by educating them about the history of the dense jungle sarrounding them, different types of birds and harmless animals associated with it. The fast flowing river with the living Eco - lodges situated on the river bank which gives an "out of the world" atmosphere to the guests.
This is all what you have been enjoying during your stay at this "Kingdom of Vegetarian Food".
Hence, we welcome you once again during your next visit to this paradise Island.
Warm regards,
Wild Holidays (Pvt) Ltd.
Ella Jungle Resort.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

My 10-year old son and I spent 2 nights at Ella Jungle Resort. While I can appreciate that this place isn't for everyone, we had a terrific time. The location feels remote and the river-side location is beautiful. The team at EJR, led by the gracious and hospitable Hasitha, went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. My son happened to celebrate his 10th birthday there, and they offered heartfelt gifts, made cakes and sang happy birthday to him. It was really special and unexpected.

The treks to the nearby waterfalls were excellent. They involved a zip-line over a natural pool, cliff jumping and incredible scenery. The guides were friendly and safety-focused. There is also a zip-line and 'rappel' station at the resort which were fun.

One area where EJR could improve upon is the dining situation. While the food was tasty and plentiful, there was no menu and pricing wasn't clear. I believe the resort is transitioning to a vegetarian menu, so perhaps this will be sorted out with the new program.

For anyone looking for nature and/or adventure in a quiet and serene setting, I highly recommend Ella Jungle Resort. Thanks again for making our stay so enjoyable, Hasitha!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Eiger22
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

It was a great pleasure to read your most encouraging comments about your stay at our Resort. In addition, It was also most remarkable to hear that your young son’s 10th. Birthday celebration was held at Ella Jungle Resort with the assistance of our staff. We are certain that he will remember his 10th. Birthday celebration all his life .As this is a very rare opportunity for other kids of his age. That is, to celebrate a birthday in a dense jungle surrounded by a big river and many large waterfalls flowing down to their own rythem.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

All what is promised in the web advertisement is not available at site. Proper room service is not available. No ala cart menu available. Only the standard buffet is available, which has only vegetarian items & not much choice either. This is not mentioned to the guests.

No proper bar facilities as claimed.

Guests are not treated well.

Wouldnt recommend this place..

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Samantha F
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

When you with 2 other males inquired to visit “Ella Jungle Resort” you were clearly informed that this is a “Holistic Wellness Centre” therefore most that come here have a definite purpose for their visit. That is, they want to come out of their comfort zone and ground themselves to nature to relieve the stress and other mental worries in absolute silence and relaxation. You were requested to visit our website to know all about these prior to your reservation.
The majority of the Guests’ are birds and animal lovers. This is another purpose for them to come to such a dense jungle. Therefore they did not fancy making their stomach a graveyard for these lovable and innocent creatures. This became a strong reason to make this Resort a kingdom of vegetarian food in the jungle. These types of Guests are commonly teetotalers. As a result, slowly but surely we were able to stop supplying meat along with hard liquor to all our Guests’ other than for a beer or a glass of wine.
Knowing all this, you three come to the place under the influence of liquor and smuggling raw meat and hard liquor with the intension of consuming same during your stay. Furthermore, you reserve a triple room and invite two other males making a group of a five and wanted to stay in the triple room. This was little too much for us to stomach and we had no alternative other than to show you and your four friends the way to exit on the same evening. Finally you left the Resort even without settling your dues, which is self-explanatory of your upbringing.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Ella Jungle Resort is very miraculous place, my girlfriend and me we've had absolutely amazing time there. Ones who is interested to hear the life's voice and to have deep meditation experience I suggest to go there! Hotel staff is very friendly! wonderful! Istuudi!

Room Tip: I suggest to take one looking to the river and walk by the river up, you will find nice place to rel...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emin B
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Chaminda P, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Jungle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2014

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at Ella Jungle Resort..! We appriciate your positive comments on the Hotel, our staff, and our location. We hope to see you back at our property soon.
Yours truly,
WILD HOLODAYS (PVT) LTD.
Ella Jungle Resort
23rd.March,2014

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Address: Karadagolla, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 131 Specialty Lodging in Ella
Price Range: $144 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ella Jungle Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Main Resort is spread out over 150 acres of Jungle and caters to those who want to disconnect from our modern-day stressful lifestyle … and connect with Mother Nature. There are 12 Eco Lodges provided – all with riverfront settings.All guests have full access to our many adventure activities including a high rope course, an aerial rope, a monkey rope, waterfall sliding … and much more. ... more   less 
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