We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sun Top Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Sun Top Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sun Top Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 147: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Warm and friendly, helpful service, tolerable clean. Near to city center. Good location for hiking tours. Staff can give you useful tips for journey or hiking tours. Prices are ok. We can recommend this hotel!

1 Thank ChrisAugsburg
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We enjoyed our 1 night stay at a Sun Top in March 2013. The rooms are small but perfectly adequate, clean and with good toilet and shower, air conditioning and mosquito net. There is a very narrow balcony. Some doors and windows had poor locking mechanisms so security might prey on the mind were this not 'safe' Sri Lanka. There... More 

Thank PhilGordon208
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stayed at the Sun Top Inn for one night. The room was small and one window faced the eating area, therefore it was dark and clairaudient. Everything is a bit run down. Furthermore was the whole bathroom flooded, because the shower wasn't working properly. The location is okay, breakfast too. Nobody could give us any information about dinner (we... More 

Thank huebbi
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed here 1 night while staying in Ella. Ella is a nice little town and this guesthouse is on a perfect location just on a side road of the main road. From the guesthouse we had a nice walk to little Adams peak. The service was very good and breakfast nice. The room was small, but perfect with a... More 

Thank WillemijnDaisy
Solothurn, Switzerland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013 via mobile

It took five minutes and we felt like being a part of the family! The owners are genuinely friendly and open people who like to chat a little while with their guests. Just as nice are the two young employees who always have a smile on their faces. The homemade food is excellent and the entire guesthouse is squeeky clean.... More 

Thank Marion B
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

First the good things. The owner is very helpful and his family is adorable. The view is great. The breakfast was ok. The problem was the price. We were quoted nearly $40 for a non-AC room, which wasn't really a good room. This was our most expensive room in Sri Lanka. Not the worst room, but when it comes to... More 

Thank snorerkid
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Stayed here for three nights. Our room was small and dark, the shower/wc very small. The whole place could do with a facelift. It was very tired looking. On the positive side, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were very good. (Owners were away when we stayed there, so didn't have an evening meal). The location... More 

Thank elizabethsmart
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Very average guest house, old and run down with pretty rough bathrooms. Compared to somewhere like Amanda Hills in Kandy, this doesn't come close. Admittedly there was very little else available in town and this was pretty cheap. We are travelling with young kids and it simply was not up to the mark for a family. Staff are lovely though... More 

Thank Robbo0069
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
150 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

The rooms aren't very flash here but are clean, comfortable and have working hot water. Excellent breakfast, didn't get to try the dinner as it wasn't available (I think Mum was away or something). Owner is a really nice guy, hope his shoulder is feeling better! Handy to station and main street, up a peaceful muddy lane. Our room had... More 

Thank Travelpossums
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

This place is very close to the train station (but not so you hear the trains). I'd recommend going to Ella by train, the scenery is amazing, especially from Kandy. The hotel is clean, very light rooms (not common in Sri Lanka) and the bed is comfy and has a huge mozzy net. Only saw about 3 mozzies in our... More 

Thank cuckooloo

62 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (61)
View from Room (7)
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Dining (6)
Bathroom (2)
Room/Suite (11)
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ella hotels
0.6 km away
Freedom Guest Inn Ella
Freedom Guest Inn Ella
#35 of 126 in Ella
109 reviews
0.5 km away
Forest Paradise - Ella
Forest Paradise - Ella
#45 of 126 in Ella
107 reviews
0.5 km away
Ella Rock House
Ella Rock House
#13 of 126 in Ella
142 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Ella Mount View Guest Inn
1.0 km away
Ella Flower Garden Resort
0.3 km away
Zion View
Zion View
#12 of 126 in Ella
583 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We Have total 8 rooms with attached bath room with hot water. Big open sitting area.Serves home cooked fresh Sri Lankan, Indian, Western, Chinese food to order. Do transport service air port picks and drops, day tours, drop hires too. Ayurwedic comisioner aproved Ayurwedic Massage center. We offer special discount for residence guests. Provide information and maps to walk in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sun Top Inn

Address: N. 18 Police Station Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $39 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Sun Top Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sun Top Hotel Ella
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sun Top Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms seem to be small, but adequate”
 of 5 bubbles murraymint48, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“second floor offers you better and new rooms .”
 of 5 bubbles saramE205LE, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get the room with the verandah.”
 of 5 bubbles alantH6952DQ, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Top floor front room in the play area side”
 of 5 bubbles marksM3459DX, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I enjoyed a top floor corner room, with a balcony on one side and windows on the other. Terrific view.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulaN978, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay