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Hilltop Guest House

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#29 of 126 guest houses in Ella
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Hilltop Guest House is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fantastic views from our terrace, a friendly welcome and delicious food. We offer advice about local walks and places to visit, a book exchange and comfortable en-suite rooms with mosquito nets and hot showers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Walking tours
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Mountain View
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Felix W wrote a review June 2022
Worldwide2 contributions2 helpful votes
It offers a wonderful view into the Ella gate, with plenty of room on balconies Also a very nice garden very quite for people who want to work Very kind people, always helpful Good breakfast included (optional) Rooms have all you need
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Laura H wrote a review Feb 2022
Central Coast, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Really enjoyed our stay in Ella, whilst brief this guesthouse was lovely. The lady owner was very professional, friendly and helpful. She gave us a printed out map of the highlights of Ella, had all the information about the trains and English was very good, she was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was all you really need toast, eggs and toast, whilst enjoying the beautiful hilltop views, which are really amazing from the terrace. Free wifi available in the rooms had no issues with our connection. No TV in rooms would be my only negative comments this would be good for guests to have some downtime. Great location, hilltop whilst up a hill isn’t that bad to walk, or even Tuk Tuk if carrying bags. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ingeborg S wrote a review Jan 2022
Son, Norway3 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a short stay in Ella, and spent a night in Hilltop Guest House. The view is truly amazing from the guest house, and it is located on top of a short, steep hill very close to the main road in Ella. The staff was very helpful and gave us tips for what to do in our short time, and we also got a wonderful breakfast in the morning. The only minus (and this is minor) was the different rates for different rooms. We payed quite a lot extra for a room with a view. It definitely was a great view outside the room, but it was hard to enjoy from inside the room and didn’t really add to the value of the room. The greatest view had to be experienced either during breakfast or from the hammock on the roof, which in return was wonderful!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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bill916 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kelowna, Canada34 contributions26 helpful votes
We spent two nights here and really enjoyed it. Friendly staff, incredible view, great breakfast and good location. The beds are comfortable and has mosquito nets and the shower is nice and hot. Easy walk down to the main street in Ella.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Derek C wrote a review Apr 2019
Ireland23 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Ella and we were just wowed by the service and the amazing views of Ella Gap. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast was just incredible. The guesthouse is only a short stroll to the main street down a hill. Dwan and his family really took care of us which made it feel like a home from home! I would highly recommended this guesthouse for your stay in Ella.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelwithSamandNic wrote a review Mar 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed 3 nights at hilltop guesthouse. As expected the view of ella gap is incredible especially whilst eating breakfast on the terrace. Breakfast had a good array. Rooms were very basic for the price and need improvements! Our windows wouldn't shut properly letting bugs in. Light came in from a joining large window from the room next door which would be impossible to sleep in if your neighbours left their bathroom light on. Power outages as usual but internet shocking and I think is intentionally turned off often. Walls paper thin. Still enjoyed the stay here just think it could be improved a bit for the price. Also prepare your calves as it's a steep hike up the hill which some tuk tuks will struggle to get to.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TastyLasse wrote a review Mar 2019
Zug, Switzerland3 contributions
A basic hotel with super staff. Great Sri Lankan breakfast with noodles and curry, fresh fruit, toast, butter and jam etc. and great tea. They washed and dried our clothing for a great price. 2 min and your on the main road with a lot of restaurants. 40 min walk to little adams peak. Please note: they don't accept credit cards, only cash
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Date of stay: February 2019
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SLC123 wrote a review Jan 2019
47 contributions11 helpful votes
The view from the rooftop is incredible and it’s set in a brilliant location - only five minute walk to everything. The breakfast is also very good. However, it’s pretty poor value! The rooms are very dated and quite grubby. Our room door didn’t shut unless we bolted it from the inside, which wasn’t ideal when there were three of us coming and going. There was also only one plug socket in the entire room. Staff are also pretty hard to track down which can be really frustrating, especially as you have to pre order your breakfast the day before. Wouldn’t recommend and wished we’d saved our money by staying in hangover hostel with our friends.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Renae Leith-Manos wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia1458 contributions238 helpful votes
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Everything in Ella runs at its own pace. The place is chilled, but bohemian and calm. Much like Ubud, Bali a decade or more ago. This little guest house is run by beautiful people who care about guests. It is set on a hilltop as the name suggests with spectacular views. The energy of the place is calm. There are hammocks on the roof overlooking the view. A great spot to read. Rooms are simple but sufficient and the staff go out of their way for meals and to help arrange transport and activities. Breakfast is excellent and includes home made crepes, eggs made to order, fresh fruit and tea & coffee. Our beds had mosquito nets and a good shower. It’s a short walk down the hill to the Main Street. I would stay here again without hesitation.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alex wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia66 contributions52 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for one night while exploring Ella. The room is fairly basic but clean and quiet. The views are amazing! Breakfast was also nice and staff are very friendly. Good location to get to everything as well.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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AU$32 - AU$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilltop Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Hilltop Guest House?
Nearby attractions include R. M. S Antique And Brassware (0.4 km), Ella Spice Garden (0.3 km), and dee tattoo studio ella (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilltop Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hilltop Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilltop Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilltop Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, Cafe One Love, and The Barn by Starbeans.
Is Hilltop Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ella.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilltop Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (0.6 km) and Ella tuk tuk (1.9 km).
Does Hilltop Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.