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Country Homes
Ranked #12 of 149 Ella B&B and Inns
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“Amazing place!”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Great hospitality, great room with breathtaking view. Room with a nice exotic style and hot water. They have 2 individual rooms and they are building a new one. We've been 10 days in Sri Lanka and this is the best accommodation we found. Breakfast is amamzing.
They also helped us to find an accommodation by the riverside.
Come here if you get to Ella!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous place, the view is magnificent. The family running it are really nice, accommodating and happy to give instructions on trekking routes.

The huts are super clean, comfortable and beautiful.

You're also really close to Ella center (5 min walk), but not bang in the middle which was nice.
Do bring a flashlight though.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stumbled across Country Homes by chance and it was our lucky day because I think it could well be the best guesthouse in Ella. Picture perfect views from your own private balcony combined with the most beautiful room gives a honeymoon feel to the place. It's a five minute walk to town. Good WiFi signal on the balcony. The bathroom is luxurious and even has a bath! Delicious breakfast served by a truly wonderful family. We'll remember Country Homes with very happy memories

  • Stayed February 2014
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Dhanushka129, Owner at Country Homes, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you so much guys.hope you enjoyed.hope to see you once again.
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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to spend a night a little ways out of town at a place with a view when we stumbled across Country Homes. Ended up staying for two nights and falling in love with this place and Ella. They currently have two small cabins with 2-3 more under construction. There was no construction noise as they were not working on the cabins at that time nor was the construction visible from the room or balcony. The cabins are modern with a large bed, balcony overlooking Ella Gap and a hot shower with bathtub. The cabins sit up from the owner's house however there is a bell to ring if you need service. Wi-fi is available in the cabins however is much stronger on the balcony or down at the main house. The main house has a small sitting room with tv and dining room table. There is a small dining table in each cabin as well as a table outside of the main house. The breakfast, which was included in the price, was amazing! The hosts filled a table with eggs, sausage, toast (about a loaf of bread), jam, Sri Lankan breads, bananas with honey, watermelon and tea. The only downsides could be the construction on the unfinished cabins and the road noise as the cabins sit just below the main road. Town is a short 5-7 minute walk and the entrance to hikes going to the falls and Ella Rock begin directly across the street.
Overall, a wonderful stay. The hosts were extremely helpful and I couldn't believe the size of the breakfast.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

our stay in ella was just amazing! the rooms are incredible beautiful with bug front windows, bathroom with tub n lovely beds. the family is very friendly and tries to fullfill all your wishes. for breakfast they serve some real tasty local dishes along. we enjoyed our three nights stay there thoroughly!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are spacious, comfortable, well designed with thought as well as with a beautiful view of the valley from your balcony! The welcome is like coming home with the owner looking after you like you were an old friend; going above and beyond. It was without hesitation the best place I stayed in Sri Lanka.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The room we stayed in was just what we wanted. It was all brand new and tastefully designed, like a mountain bungalow. Fantastic view of Ella rock and valley. The owners are so welcoming and friendly. Loved it.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Additional Information about Country Homes

Property: Country Homes
Address: Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 149 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the true sense of the words "Country Homes" the hotel provides tranquility in a picturesque setting. The vision of our hotel is to provide a personalized exclusive service to the discerning traveler. Located in Ella, 500 m towards Wellawaya, it enjoys uniqueness with its own features. In close proximity to Ella Railway Station, Ella Gap, and Rawana falls, it has created a safe haven of comfort. ... more   less 
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