Expected the worst after reading the reviews on TA and was pleasantly surprised! Chose the Motel as the other budget places in Ella were similar to home stays and could be dodgy - after reading a few reviews of overbearing owners and managers who offered massages!
The Motel is in the best location one can find. Its easy walking distance (2min) to the town where there is a strip of shops/ restaurants and an abundance of massage centers!
The room was polished with solid furniture and clean linen. The pillows and mattress was comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. The walls could have used a lick of paint and the toilet definitely needs refurbishment. I didnt use the towels and took my own. The toilet smelt of stagnant water and the door of the shower cubicle could not be shut tight. Apart from this, it is value for money (Rs.8600 for BB triple). The room had a mini bar, coffee making facility,TV, cupboard, counter for the luggage and 2 dressing table areas. The toilet has soap, shampoo, cream, shower cap etc.
The food was in large portions and the typical Hotel Corp grub. The waiters were polite and the room boy came up more than twice to clean the toilet as there was water due to the shower cubicle door being ajar.
We stayed in room 301 which is on the 1st floor and 5 steps up from the reception with a small balcony and view of the Ella Gap from the bed!
All in all a pleasant 2 night stay.
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