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#1 of 128 guest houses in Ella
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Waterfall Homestay, perched on top of a hill, directly in front of the Little Ravana waterfall and surrounded by jungle makes this one of the most stunning places in Ella to stay. Choose from three beautiful rooms, two with 180 degree views and one with french doors opening on to a large veranda. Waterfalls Homestay is not just another guest house in Ella with a view. It is a relaxing, friendly paradise where you will feel truely at home. And only 1.5km from the town of Ella makes it definitely worth venturing off the beaten track for.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop terrace
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Maria H wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful two-night stay with Kiah, Lakshan and Jasper at their gorgeous place a short distance from Ella town centre. Our room was beautiful and comfortable, with a view of the waterfall. Spectacular! It's a peaceful and scenic place to stay. Kiah and Lakshan were lovely hosts, preparing delicious breakfasts for us, and catering for my gluten-free needs. Kiah gave lots of recommendations for local sites and activities, all of them fabulous. Thank you for such a special stay. We'd love to go back some time. Maia and Tom
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Getting there: Waterfalls Homestay is about a 15min walk from Ella or a short (but rough!) Tuk...
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Mark E wrote a review Nov 2023
Adelaide50 contributions30 helpful votes
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I stayed for four nights at Kiah and Lakshan's gorgeous homestay in Ella. It was certainly one of the nicest places I stayed in Sri Lanka, mainly due to Kiah and Lakshan's wonderful hospitality. They (and Kiah's parents who built the guest house) have made a very welcoming atmosphere. I enjoyed our chats over the sumptuous breakfasts and had the pleasure of accompanying Kiah to one of the local weekend markets. They helped me organise daily outings and tips for things to do, and onwards transport to Galle. The veranda where breakfast is served has a to-die-for view through the trees to two huge waterfalls and birds and native mammals abound. I stayed in the Garden Room which was separate from the main house and was a very peaceful retreat, also with fantastic view. If you don't mind some steep steps near the gate, you can walk easily to Ella town along the train tracks in 20 minutes, and even on to the Nine Arch Bridge after that. Thank you Kiah and Lakshan for a lovely and memorable stay!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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emily a wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
A special experience at Waterfalls Homestay - thank you :) We stayed in the studio room for 2 nights and extended our stay by an extra night. The studio room was spotless, well equipped and had a really homely feel. It was private and up a set of stairs away from the main living area. The breakfast here was another level, it was by far the best breakfast we’ve had in Sri Lanka after being here just over a week. The hosts Kiah and Lakshan were so friendly and laid back, they gave great recommendations for things to do in Ella and provided a map for local walks and helped us with arranging a transfer for the next part of our trip. The setting is so peaceful, a short tuk tuk from the bustle of Ella, also a 15 minute walk if you’d rather go by foot, a powerful torch was left in our room for walking back in the dark. A must stop in Ella!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael M wrote a review Aug 2023
Kuta, Indonesia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow what a location. Opposite a running waterfall, with the occasional sighting in the distance of the famous Ella to Kandy Train. The accommodation was like staying in someone's beautiful home. The rooms were really comfortable, the hosts were wonderfully welcoming, and the morning breakfast muffins were to die for. With the added bonus of the lovely Ella being a 10minute tuttut ride away, i'm not sure there is anywhere better to stay if visiting that part of Sri Lanka. Thank you from us The Michaels
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marc J wrote a review July 2023
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We stayed three nights at Waterfalls Homestay and enjoyed every second of it! The food was delicious every single day. The breakfast by itself would be a reason to spend a night here: next to curd and fruit salad, a different kind of home made muffin every single time! To top up, the hosts with their rich mix of cultures (Birmese, Australian, Singalese) bring the best of all worlds to this single place. I hope we can visit again!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Charitha L wrote a review Apr 2023
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It’s the absolute meaning for “home stay”!!! location, food and cleanliness are off the hook! Owners, Lakshan & Kiah will ensure your stay is taken care of at their best and never falls short in their commitment. You certainly feel like part of their family during your stay, absolutely lovely people. 😘 They put so much love preparing your meals and top it all, if you are lucky, Kiah will make some scrumptious muffins for you as well 🤤. We are definitely coming back guys!! Tc and see you guys soon!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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LPW wrote a review Apr 2023
London22 contributions11 helpful votes
A stay at Waterfalls homestay is truly like staying with family. Kiah , Lakshan & their little son are delightful hosts, with a beautiful home.We stayed for 2 nights, eating dinner there the second night. Everything we ate was top quality & homemade. The best breakfast anywhere in Sri Lanka! The only word of caution is that the house is a long way up a steep hill which is not fully accesible by car, so if you are not prepared to walk 15 minutes uphill from Ella town, you will need a tuktuk, especially with luggage
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Difficult for car or van to reach (& final hill into driveway impossible) dso you may need to use...
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Tommy P wrote a review Mar 2023
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Khia and lakshan were such amazing hosts. Our little boy and their little boy were fast friends and our son made himself at home. They were so gracious and accommodating with anything we needed. Their breakfasts was the best we had- no doubt. Lakshan is gifted with making omelets and khia’s homemade muffins and breads were so delicious. We’ll definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruno L wrote a review Mar 2023
Montreuil, France38 contributions15 helpful votes
Many thanks to LAXAM + KAYA for your welcome ! Correct bedroom and diner + breakfast at top level. Good taste : you have made the difference with a real cooking effort. Very peaceful place with view on the waterfalls : some noise, but what a landscape.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Take a YOGA training on the terrace ! (extra service but very useful for the mind)
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segolene r wrote a review Mar 2023
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In the middle of the mountainous jungle, very pleasant welcome from Kiah and Lakshan. comfortable and colorful room with a bow window overlooking lush and fascinating vegetation.great view on the waterfall. Large terrace of the house to rest or take meals. Thank you to both of you for your welcome, your discretion and our meeting, which was too short; We wished we could have stayed longer...
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfalls Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Waterfalls Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Fun Drive Ella (0.3 km), EllaXC MTB Sri Lanka (0.3 km), and Ella Black Pepper And Cinamon Garden (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterfalls Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Waterfalls Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterfalls Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterfalls Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garden View Restaurant, Serenite Ella, and Cafe Dew Ella.
Is Waterfalls Homestay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ella.
Are pets allowed at Waterfalls Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterfalls Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (0.3 km) and Ella tuk tuk (2.6 km).
Does Waterfalls Homestay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.