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Planters Bungalow Ella

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The best hotel we have ever stayed in!! It has stunning views and the best staff! It is set outside Ella which makes it calm and quiet (easy to get to town in 15 mins) and is a totally tranquil, luxury, boutique hotel. Beautiful pool and gorgeous views of the Hill Country - we had a deluxe apartment with glass...

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were very excited when we booked this place from what we could see on the website. We were disappointed when we arrived: the place was dirty, from the garden to the cold swimming pool. But the strangest thing was the service: it seemed that the place was only run by 3 people, nice but clearly not...

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1Thank Georges B
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The biggest downside of my experience at Planters Bungalow was that we only booked one night. It was quite honestly one of the nicest places we stayed at during our holidays and when we saw the beautiful gardens, pool, and the stunning views (combined with the huge meals) we really wished we could have spent a minimum of two nights...

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1Thank Confused_ExpatHanoi
London
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Staff are lovely, really helpful and couldn't do enough to help. Breakfasts were huge and dinners were fab. It is a little way out but a very pretty place to stay and it is easy to chat to the other guests over dinner. We hired a scooter that made it cheaper to get into Ella for the days out but...

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1Thank kevval
Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights and were so glad we did. Lanka gave us a great welcome and was very helpful. In fact all the staff were brilliant to the extent of one of them (? Bagith) giving us a lift back on his scooter when we got off the bus too early. There is a lovely clean pool...

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1Thank Sue T
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic two night stay at Planters Bungalow. The staff were fantastically friendly and made the stay so enjoyable. They were extremely helpful and so kind. Happy to help wherever they could. The room we stayed in was the 'red' room. It was very large for only two of us and incredibly clean. There was plenty of space...

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1Thank bcfc1897
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We had a three night stay in the tree top apartment. This apartment has a magnificent panorama view and is very stylish. Food is very good and the staff is very friendly and helpfull. The garden, pool and surounding the is well maintained.

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Planters Bungalow is a great and quiet place to stay approx 8-10 km outside Ella. After a 11h train ride from Kandy to Ella it was a great experience to check into the Planters Bungalow and enjoy the pool. Our kids especially loved "the guys", Buddhika and Pathum, and their way of taking care of our family. The atmosphere is...

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1Thank Jeskold
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I would sooooo like to give 5 stars. The place is unique, food was excellent and the staff very friendly. However, we had the blue room which had in practice no air conditioning and the lights in the bathroom were down most of our stay. Wasn't exactly a pleasant experience, air in the room was really thick during the night...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights including nye. Couldn't have wished for a better evening. Food was superb, entertainment was amazing. The owners and staff really made sure we had a great night including music and dancing. The food here is the best in Sri Lanka and plenty of it. Would highly recommend this lovely place and rate the staff...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style. 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 metres 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. 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planters Bungalow Ella

Address: Ella | 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: $134 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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