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The View

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#25 of 126 guest houses in Ella
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A Place to stay & relax whilst taking in the majestic scenery of Ella
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Car hire
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Wifi
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Audrey K wrote a review Aug 2023
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Very bad experience!! Hospitality is absent. We booked an airconditioning containing room in advance for two nights. This was canceled and sold for to other tourists. We stayed for 1 night in an non airconditioned room and asked to move to a airconditioned room for the second night or to cancel the 2nd night. This was refused and they made us pay for the room we did not book and did not use. Very bad hospitality. On top of that our driver a very polite older (67 years) Srilankan man asked to used the washroom and they refused to let him used the washroom. If you treat your own people like that you are not worth it. At breakfast the same pattern of lack of hospitality again nobody asked if we wanted an omelette or some coffee or tea. The road to the hotel is very steep, the car got stucked as well. This was our 1 night experience in Hotel Ravana range / formely the view. Never again..
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not go there bad hospitality
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Walter T wrote a review July 2023
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The view lives up to its name with the most breath taking vantage point of this gorgeous part of the world. What makes it really special is the staff. Warm, professional and accommodating. We had a beautiful time. Miss this place so much. Just wonderful
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Curious62350207039 wrote a review June 2023
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Nothing to say a perfect hotel with infinity view tasty food excellent service nice spacious rooms with cleaned with balconies nice staff highly recommend hotel ,the staff they treat us very well we spend two memorable nights
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Chamanthaka H wrote a review May 2023
Stuttgart, Germany12 contributions3 helpful votes
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Only few minutes from ella railway station. The Mountain View rooms. Friendly staff from the manager to housekeeping. Well cleaned rooms. Washrooms with hot water. AC/ Fan facilities. Mini bar included. Perfect breakfast with western breakfast,English breakfast and with traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Lunch and dinner hoes with the hotel Ala cart menu. Swimming pool yes with a baby pool as well. Contact hotel for arranging transportation from The ella station. Highly recommend this place to get a luxurious experience for a best price in ella Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Elisia B wrote a review May 2023
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What a great 2 nights! The Management and all the Team are great. The food is delicious and the view is impressive. Our room was clean, big and spacious. All the people working here are very humble and welcoming. Would recommend this Hotel highly.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Tomislav G wrote a review Apr 2023
Zagreb, Croatia46 contributions21 helpful votes
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Well it would be difficult to find a better-suited name than "The View". We arrived to the hotel in the evening, after dark, and were assigned a room on one of the top floors. After getting a shower and some rest we had a dinner in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant was managed by a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry - it was obvious even before we had a chat with the gentleman in charge: he attended to every table making sure that the gusts are happy, while inconspicuously directing young waiters in the same manner the conductor manages a philharmonic orchestra. Sometimes he would wink to a staff member, sometimes he would scorn with his protruding eyes, sometimes he would wave his hand discreetly behind his back, but he was missing nothing in the room. Impressive! I think his name is Lionel, and I wish to thank him for the enormous effort he is making there and assure him that it is not going on unnoticed. The service by young waiters will obviously get better and faster, the food was very good, prices affordable, the room was clean and big with a huge bathroom, all fine on that front. The pool could be cleaned, but maybe we caught them on the wrong foot. But, coming back to the hotel name, when we got up in the morning and moved the curtain, my gosh, what a surprise! Spectacular view extends right from the terrace in front of your room - nothing can prepare you for the beauty of the Ella rock and Ella gap extending towards the horizon - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful... Definitely recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you get a room on one of the top two floors
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Freja H wrote a review Apr 2023
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We had a great stay at The View. Especially Ganesh made our stay pleasant. He was funny and helpful. The view from The View is amazing! We payed for Half Board, and was served breakfast and dinner - the food served was very tasty!:)
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Justlookingx wrote a review Jan 2023
Street, United Kingdom55 contributions16 helpful votes
Great value for money and the food was good although the room we had was directly under the metal steps so every time somebody went to the next level we could hear them clanking g down. View was steps too, so make sure you don’t get that room. Easy walk to Ella and restaurants.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid the room under stairs
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Mary-Elizabeth MsSorley (McSwilly) wrote a review Nov 2021
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We were quite disappointed with the View for a number of reasons: - When we arrived, our room was not ready despite the fact that we called the day before. - The shower was cold for most of our stay there which was annoying given that November is one of the rainiest months. I had to ask the manager to turn on the hot water so that we could have a warm shower; but even then it was still cold. - Our room smelled like sewage so I expect there was an issue with the drains in the bathroom. - The floor itself in the room looked like it was rotting. - Despite the fact that the Booking.com listing stated that there was air conditioning; note that this is only a fan so I would definitely advise against staying here if you’re travelling during the hottest months. - Wi-Fi is non-existent. - Finally, we asked to get our clothes washed as we had been travelling and hiking for a week. When we got the three laundry bags back, we noticed him tearing off the receipt from one of the bags. He obviously thought that this was the receipt for all three bags but the other two receipts were stapled to the bags. When we got our final bill, we noticed that the laundry expense was much higher than the receipts we saw. We asked him to see the third receipt and after pressing him to show it to us we noticed that the laundry bill was half the price that he added to our final bill. This really left a sour taste because it was so dishonest. We would have had absolutely no problem if he told us he added an additional fee because he sorted this for us; but it was the fact that he did this in a dishonest way made us quite annoyed. The positives: - The staff were accommodating and let us change our booking dates last minute free of charge as we were stook in another city due to flooding. - The view looking over the swimming pool is really beautiful. - The food was very nice and there was plenty of it which was great after a morning or evening hike.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Demel wrote a review Jan 2021
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We were 4 family visited the Ella view hotel in Dec 25.our room does not have hot water. Even after complained they did not manage to rectify the issue.wash basin in my room block and its not rectify until we checked out. No WiFi at hotel. Only good thing in this hotel is hotel situated at beautiful location breathtaking view from the room.and gamini and other person very helpful.strongly not recommended for family who have children
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$23 - AU$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The View
Which popular attractions are close to The View?
Nearby attractions include R. M. S Antique And Brassware (0.5 km), dee tattoo studio ella (0.5 km), and Dream Club Ella (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The View?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The View?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The View?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The View?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, The Barn by Starbeans, and Cafe One Love.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The View?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Is The View located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ella.
Are there any historical sites close to The View?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (0.3 km) and Ella tuk tuk (2.1 km).
Does The View have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.