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The One Ella

Passara Road 3rd Mile Post, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
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Passara Road 3rd Mile Post, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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Fran wrote a review Jan 2020
18 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great 3 night stay here as part of our honeymoon. The view from the room was amazing! Spending time in the hammock on the terrace with that view and surrounded by all sorts of wildlife was heavenly.
Dom was really friendly and helpful - he even arranged laundry for us which was returned within a day, all neatly folded. The breakfast each morning was plentiful and delicious and the room was great too.
The location just at the bottom of the track to Little Adam’s Peak was great and an easy walk to the busier area with bars and restaurants. It was also right next to the honeybee cooking school which I also highly recommend!
There’s really nothing bad I can say about The One - I would definitely stay again if I ever came back to Ella.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Dammika Edirisinghe, Owner at The One Ella
Responded 7 Apr 2023
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Cliff T wrote a review July 2022
14 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're a couple looking for a nice place to stay in Ella, this is the one! First off, the owner, Dom, is great. He lives on the property and makes sure all your needs are attended too. From greeting us at the train station, to arranging for a great tuk tuk driver for us and our surfboards, to giving us all the best things to do and places to stay, he made sure we have the most enjoyable stay possible.

Next, the hotel is very romantic. The rooms are immaculate and every small detail has been thought of. You are at the end of the road and overlook the Ella valley. The patio has chairs and a hammock for relaxing and gazing out at the jungle. The rooms have king beds, universal outlets, and polished concrete floors. It's very peaceful and great for spending some quality time with your significant other.

The hotel itself is close to all the major activities: 9 Arches Bridge, Little Adams Peak, Ravana Pool Club, and the zipline. The breakfast spread is something else. Our favorite were the egg hoppers with chili paste and the pancakes with coconut. Also try the fruit juice!

We'll definitely be back. Our only regret was not spending more time in Ella before leaving for Arugam Bay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Responded 7 Apr 2023
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James H wrote a review Nov 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really lovely room. The attention to detail was amazing. Everything we needed was covered down to nail clippers, a yoga mat, a couple of books, everything! Was really courteous and helpful but also respectful of our space and privacy. Helped with recommendations for places to eat and organised tuk tuk-tuk's if we needed them. Breakfast was plentiful and well presented. Ranger 🐶 was adorable but left us alone.

Just nailed all off the important things that you would want (didn't use the A/C as it was November and was a cool day and we only stayed for 1 day). Which combined with the beautiful view and great service means we were very happy.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dammika Edirisinghe, Owner at The One Ella
Responded 24 Dec 2023
Thank you so much see you again in this heartbeat
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ilovemasters87 wrote a review Apr 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved it here! We stayed here for our stop in Ella. We initially chose it because it was close to Little Adam’s Peak and away from the noise of the town. But we got more than we bargained for! The comfort of Dom’s place is wonderful as well as the high level of care and service he provides for his customers. He was wonderful! We loved the cleanliness of the room as well as how spacious it was. A perfect stop! The hammock and stunning view were also a massive part of our enjoyment here too!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Apr 2023
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Julian A wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one day and night at One Ella. It was one of the most memorable experience of our 1 week Srilanka trip.

Highlights were - hospitality of the owner Dom, breathtaking view overlooking mountains and tea garden, very tastefully designed chalets with a balcony facing the mountains where we had delicious breakfast.

It is located 20-30 minutes walking distance from Little Adam's peak and also 10 min drive from the vibrant Ella town. So, it is well placed.

Thank you Dom for the memorable experience
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dammika Edirisinghe, Owner at The One Ella
Responded 24 Dec 2023
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Furniture111 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom59 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We treated ourselves to 4 nights here and it is amazing.
The room is very clean and spacious with a great shower and air con. It is beautifully decorated with lots of little extra touches. Sitting on the terrace and enjoying the amazing views is wonderful.
Dom is a super host who has created a special place. All the staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are great.
Everywhere we have stayed on our trip has been great but The One Ella is very special.
Thank you.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Apr 2023
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Jasmin K wrote a review Dec 2023
Singapore, Singapore94 contributions78 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a very lovely stay. The place is a cabin with glass windows facing the beautiful mountain view. Very clean and modern design with all the amenities one would require. Very conveniently located to the Little Adams Peak trail, the nine-arch bridge and the shops and restaurants. The owner, Dom, was fantastic and friendly. Breakfast was great, enjoyed on our balcony facing the lovely view. We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Dec 2023
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Ruairi M wrote a review July 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best views I've ever had with accomodation. The chalet is perfect. Clean, well designed. It has everything you need. Dom the owner was great. Helps with anything you need but also gives privacy. I highly recommend this place. One of the best places I've ever stayed. Also extremely convenient for little adams peak and nine arch bridge access.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 July 2023
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CB96 wrote a review July 2019
London, United Kingdom26 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is by far the best hotel we have stayed in whilst touring Sri Lanka. The stunning views, the chilled vibes, the peaceful atmosphere and owners/employees that couldn’t do more for you! The room/cabana was spotless, the bed super comfy and the shower actually running piping hot water - this place also comes with good shampoo/conditioner (not tester size).

Breakfast is included and is served outside on your balcony where there’s a table, hammock and coffee table with 2 seats. It really couldn’t get any better! There are beers and water in the fridge, with the family-owned restaurant at the bottom of the steps. It served amazing food and very cheap with large portions. They even bought the food up to our balcony!

The hotel is situated at the very start of little Adams peak trek, making it easy to wake up and catch the sunrise! We loved this place and would tell anyone to stay here whilst in Ella!! It’s perfect for couples and we wished we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JaneyKnott wrote a review Apr 2019
Preston, United Kingdom51 contributions14 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful and tranquil spot with wonderful views. The owner and his assistant spoilt us rotten for our anniversary. Very comfortable accomodation. We enjoyed chilling in the hammock just soaking up all the views and later the stars... Wow! Wonderful breakfast on the patio followed by a hike up Little Adams Peak before checking out. We shall always remember this place with great affection. Thank you Dam.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Michele
Crawley, United Kingdom245 contributions65 helpful votes
Hey, Not too sure if this reply is too late. Most hotels in Sri Lanka prefer American dollars. We come from England so had English pounds or Sri Lanka rupees. All places will just work out the exchange rate to Sri Lankan money. But if I travelled through SL again then I would use American dollars as you get a better deal. - a lot of places when using the exchange rate use a poor rate so in effects costs you more (if that makes sense). Enjoy the one Ella. It was our favourite place from the whole tour we did 😊and nothing beats waking up to that view!
Nilhan M wrote a tip Oct 2023
12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please contact the owner after booking to arrange parking your vehicle as limited space since only 2 Cottages"
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catstorey wrote a tip Aug 2019
Papamoa, New Zealand50 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Both rooms have stunning views!"
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alicemiller2016 wrote a tip Mar 2019
Hong Kong, China48 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are only 2 cabins so make sure you book ahead"
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453Elaine53 wrote a tip Dec 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom120 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 2 (identical) rooms available"
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Jose Antonio Varela Montes wrote a tip Sept 2018
El Casar, Spain22 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The two available rooms have the same view"
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AU$21 - AU$29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The One Ella
Which popular attractions are close to The One Ella?
Nearby attractions include Honey Bee Garden (0.2 km), R. M. S Antique And Brassware (1.1 km), and Little Adam's Peak View Point (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The One Ella?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The One Ella?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The One Ella?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The One Ella?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, Cafe One Love, and The Barn by Starbeans.
Does The One Ella have airport transportation?
Yes, The One Ella offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The One Ella?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The One Ella?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (1.5 km) and Ella tuk tuk (1.6 km).
Does The One Ella have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.