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Rock Side Inn Ella
Ranked #22 of 145 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great! ”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We had one night great night at this guest house in Ella.
A lot of hot water! One of the best shower we had in 15 days!
We were brought there as our guest house, the very nice Country Houses was full.
The breakfast was nice too.
Pick up at the station can be arranged because the owner had a tuck tuck
I highly recommand it

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We found this a great place to relax as its away from the road and has a clear view of Ella Rock. Manju is very helpful and his Dad cooks a fantastic curry and rice. The room is very clean and spacious with a large veranda. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We booked Rock Side Inn after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The guesthouse is perfectly situated, down a warren of tree and foliage-lined roads, but just five minutes walk to Town along a hidden and convenient little track across a stream.
The rooms and en suites are very spacious, well-maintained and spotless ... and the views of Ella Rock and the surrounding hills are just plain beautiful.
We spent a good few hours simply lazing with books and dozing on the hammock on our private verandah.
From my first email enquiry, to our collection from the train station off a very delayed train, Manju was prompt and fabulous. When I called him a few days after our departure from Ella to ask for help with accommodation in another town he immediately sprung into action and assisted ... really going beyond the call of duty.
Special mention must also be made of Manju's Dad, who is very sweet and attentive and enquires constantly if you have need of anything.
Full marks to Rock Side and Manju for a job well done :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We absolutely loved staying at this beautiful guest house in Ella. Manju and his family were wonderful hosts and really couldn't do enough for us. They made us feel very welcome. The rooms were spotless with the most stunning views, and in a perfect location; just a few minutes walk from the town yet felt completely out of the way. We weren't sure whether to go with Manju when he approached us at the train station, but something about his smile made us trust him and we were so pleased that we did as our stay at the Rock Side Inn turned out to be our favourite in the whole trip. Thank you Manju and family, we hope to see you again one day! From Shamila and Ben

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We got very lucky, we turned up at the train station a day before new years eve and by luck met the owner of this great guest house. We stayed in a stunning little villa close but not too close to the town with beautiful views and the owner and his family could not have been better hosts. Thanks for a great stay guys!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We are a family of five (two adults and three teenagers) and have just stayed at this guesthouse. We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are brand new and therefore lovely and clean. The location is perfect as it is connected to the main street by a pretty path through the forest so it is easy to access the cafes and shops and is at the same time extremely quiet being next to the forest. The rooms have a magnificent view of Ella Rock and delicious meals are served on a terrace also overlooking jungle and the mountain and valley. Manju the owner is extremely helpful and having been a guide for many years really knows what is worth visiting and gives great advice. If we were to return to Ella we would not hesitate to stay here again.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed December 24, 2013

we were invited to see the guesthouse when we arrived at the train station. a nice jungle like shortcut from the main street away a new and clean place awaits you with different options of accommodation. We chose a room with terrace view on Ella rock and were very happy. Try the incredible Sri Lanka breakfast! The owner is very helpful and takes care of your comfort, which also includes anti mosquito incense for the terrace. A quiet place to relax outside the more touristic area of the center of the village. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rock Side Inn Ella
Address: Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
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Ranked #22 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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