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Ella Planters Bungalow

10 Mile Post, Uva Karandagolla, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style bungalow and Eco friendly colonial style boutique hotel. The climate is rated as one of the best in Sri Lanka - cool evenings and warm days offer a respite from the heat of the coastal resorts and is enjoyed by many Sri Lankans as well as foreign visitors. We are high up here at 1000 meters surrounded by the vast panoramas of the Ella Gap. Karandagolla is slightly lower down than the cooler tea gardens of Badulla giving us a more tropical air and richer variety of exotic plants and fauna. There is much wild country to explore on foot. "Cooking course in our own kitchen" Many and varied excursions can be arranged. The more active may engage with nature by climbing Little Adams Peak or visiting our local organic tea plantation. Alternatively you can just chill out and enjoy the fine food and comfort of the 'Bungalow', sip chilled drinks on the verandah of an evening, stroll in the grounds or slump in a hammock!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Sinhala
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TitchFarnham wrote a review Jan 2024
Farnham19 contributions7 helpful votes
A beautiful place to stay with amazing views of the hills and mountains. The rooms were very comfortable with spectacular views. The staff were wonderful. So friendly and attentive. The food was great. Couldn’t fault it. It is a little way from Ella but that suited us as it was so peaceful. Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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PhoenixBahrain wrote a review Jan 2024
Manama, Bahrain53 contributions29 helpful votes
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A tranquil, beautiful place with spectacular views. Large comfortable rooms with balconies facing out over the valley below. The views are spectacular and the cries of peacocks fill the air. The enchanting and extensive grounds are full of gorgeous trees and flowers, and further down, the herb, spice and vegetable gardens provide ingredients for the freshly cooked meals. At night, we would sit over dinner watching the fireflies dance through the trees. The staff were friendly and helpful. It is difficult to tear yourself away from the beauty of the place but we found some interesting, off the beaten track, places to visit - notably, Buduruwagala rock carvings, boasting the second largest Buddha carving in Sri Lanka - and where you can also take a peaceful boat trip across the lake, with its varied bird life. I would definitely recommend popping into Sam’s Cafe - a lovely little cafe on the river, with a charismatic manager who made us refreshing milkshakes and arranged the boat trip for us. Would highly recommend Planter’s Bungalow if you are looking for peace and quiet, away from the busy Ella town centre.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You need to order your food well in advance, to avoid long delays.
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marcf856 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Super tasty breakfast. The location is a bit outside of ella with beautiful views and well maintained bungalows and main house. Well managed by locals and the local staff went the extra mile to accomodste our special requets and made our stay a besutiful, relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nas S wrote a review Dec 2023
Long Beach, California2219 contributions614 helpful votes
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A lovely experience in high elevation atmosphere. It’s approx 20 min ride to the hotel but once there it is sublime. The staff are friendly and nice amenities. I woke up to beautiful sunrise and chirping birds. All the staff were accommodating. The property has a nice layout to relax and enjoy peacefully.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jette T wrote a review Dec 2023
Worldwide5 contributions2 helpful votes
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Amazing place. 5 stars. Clean, god food and sweet People. Also 5 star service. A very speciel place to visit. I would love to come back. We stayed at the deluxe room who had a beutiful view. Breathtaking.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Balslevpfeffer wrote a review Dec 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark47 contributions28 helpful votes
This has the most magnificent view. You immediately get the feeling of legacy here. The room was clean and spacious which is important when traveling 3 people. Also the room had a kitchen (nothing fancy but you can cook some simple dishes) which is perfect if you - like us - love to cook. Also because the food is quite average- to the poor side. Pool is not that big but it is clean and well kept with this legacy surrounding and absolutely magnificent view. The staff is really-really nice. Planters would have gotten excellent review if the food had been better. You should be able to cook a simple chicken breast with some steamed vegetables and salats without making the chicken dry, the veggies overcooked and the salad without dressing.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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BritAus wrote a review Dec 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka57 contributions81 helpful votes
Really lovely and relaxing stay. With amazing views and outstanding food, we enjoyed a couple of days here on our trip around the area. A highlight was our cooking class where we cooked a whole lot of vegetarian food with our very patient and helpful chef and kitchen staff. Great fun. As we were heading off on our bikes at 6am, the team were up early ensuring we had hot coffee, a take away breakfast and a warm wave off! Thank you, especially to Malith who made sure we had a great visit.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Carsten H wrote a review Dec 2023
Fredensborg, Denmark18 contributions9 helpful votes
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The stay here for two days was part of our trip around Sri Lanka, but this was one of the hotels we enjoyed the most so far. The place is beautifully located, the rooms are nice and clean, but most importantly the staff were so friendly and attentive all the time. Food is simple but yet very delicious and well prepared. We can only recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: So many things to experience around here. Close by is a cave which will take you about 80 m below...
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TheSueBird wrote a review Dec 2023
London67 contributions48 helpful votes
A really beautiful spot in the hill country in Sri Lanka. Incredibly helpful staff who will do their utmost to make sure everything is just right for you. Spectacular view over the hills/Ella Rock, quiet hidden-away location 10km from busy Ella, and delicious food. (We had two dinners and two breakfasts and tried lots of Sri Lankan specialities.) Lovely rooms- we were in one of the more modern ones with fantastic views. Rooms in the original bungalow itself probably more quaint/authentic though. A lovely, peaceful, relaxing place to stay, though on the slightly more expensive side.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David M wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia110 contributions51 helpful votes
Set in a beautiful garden with stunning views over the valley from a balcony and enormous windows. A bird watchers paradise as we saw many new birds as well as purple faced langurs playing in the trees. Very generous bathroom and area for preparation of meals.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$178 - AU$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
planters bungalow ella hotel ella
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ella Planters Bungalow
Which popular attractions are close to Ella Planters Bungalow?
Nearby attractions include Honey Bee Garden (4.8 km), R. M. S Antique And Brassware (5.6 km), and A Lanka Tours (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ella Planters Bungalow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ella Planters Bungalow?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Ella Planters Bungalow?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ella Planters Bungalow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ella Planters Bungalow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, Cafe One Love, and The Barn by Starbeans.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ella Planters Bungalow?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ella Planters Bungalow?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Ella Planters Bungalow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (5.5 km) and Ella tuk tuk (6.0 km).
Does Ella Planters Bungalow have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.