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Ella Jungle Resort

Uva Karadagolla, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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Ella Jungle Resort was awarded “Best Host Hotel – Adventure” in the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards for the year 2010. It’s a special place in a remarkable natural setting, surrounded by pristine jungle, Waterfalls, bubbling springs, and gushing streams. The Main Resort is spread out over 150 acres of Jungle and caters to those who want to disconnect from our modern-day stressful lifestyle … and connect with Mother Nature. There are 28 Eco Lodges provided – all with riverfront settings. All guests have full access to our many adventure activities including an aerial rope, waterfall trekking … and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Lazy river
Restaurant
Hiking
Conference facilities
Concierge
Mosquito net
Parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
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Room features
Desk
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Bidet
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Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
River View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
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sachini u wrote a review May 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
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It is one of the most amazing stay we ever had in Sri Lanka. Exciting surrounding! Starting from the entering it was amazing. We were also guided for a hike. Love the concept! Vegetarian food menu was good. Villa was also well cleaned and beautiful, it was next to the river. Visit the place if you want to experience the surrounding!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phillipa r wrote a review Apr 2023
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They took out payment, we turned up.. they were closed! Replied once by email to say they would return my money - have ignored me since and not refunded the £180! Do not book with them - it’s a nightmare
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nipun87 wrote a review Oct 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka40 contributions49 helpful votes
Good for someone loving to have a jungle experience with some adventure activities. Sri Lankan vegetarian food was served. Rooms have basic facilities. Cable car experience and trekking to the waterfalls are unforgettable. Service could have been improved with better organisation.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Kate T wrote a review Sept 2022
United Kingdom51 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here in early September. Positives: - Thoroughly enjoyed the waterfall trek where we could jump into the waterfall and swim. The water was clean and the two ex-navy guides who came with us were very friendly and helpful. When I got stung by 2 wasps they were quick to clean my stings with antiseptic and provide some topical medicine. Obviously have a lot of knowledge about the jungle. - Surrounded by beautiful nature, in the evenings you can sit and read a book, while listening and watching the wild peacocks, cows grazing, duck waddling and other animals. - All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The young man who served us food was very polite and always trying to do his best. Also, we asked about improving the water pressure in our shower along with getting a fan for our room, and this was provided within the hour we asked. - Staff helped us book our bus ticket to Colombo. - Organised a bonfire for us in the evening which was very nice. Negatives: - The room. While the room initially looks aesthetic and in pictures looks beautiful, the actual practicality of the room is lacking. The top half of the room was totally open and you couldn't lock the glass doors on the balcony. Unfortunately this led to an extremely poor night sleep. We appreciate we are in the jungle, however the fear of monkeys, bats or anything else being able to enter our room easily was disconcerting especially with all the noises you can hear in the night. In addition, theres very little security in the resort so while it might be dramatic to say, with lack of service on the mobile, it can be a bit worrying to be sleeping with a glass door open to anyone who could enter. - Food was average - it was nice and personally I liked the vegetarian aspect as I eat a plant based diet. However, my partner did get a bad stomach after breakfast. - Not sure what bug, but woke up with many bites on my body, not mosquito but some kind of midge. So would be nice to have a mosquito plug. - No receptionist on arrival, she was only there on check-out which we felt was slightly unprofessional. - Also we asked if we needed to bring water bottles to which they told us they would provide water bottles. However, on check out we were charged around Rs. 1400 including tax for the water bottles we consumed. We literally would have brought our own had we known this. - Curtains had many holes in maybe from moths or rats. Overall, the staff really carried our stay and without them we would have left before the night. Higher management of the actual property needs to be dealt with, i.e. renovating the rooms. In addition, not worth the money you pay. It was the same price for us to stay here as cinnamon lodge hotel in habarana which is a 5 star hotel (with facilities such as buffet, swimming pool, in room dining, bicycles etc), and this resort does not live up to that standard.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Rad69 wrote a review July 2022
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Best place to stay if u are a nature lover .. the food was amazing and the Front Desk Udeni was very helpful and attentive to the guests ..she made our visit a wonderful one by guiding us through the hotel ..thank u Udeni and staff for the wonderful service 😊
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amanda S wrote a review July 2022
McKinney, Texas16 contributions
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Let me start with the one negative - the drive down to this place is not easy! You have to take an off road vehicle and it’s about 4km of windey, bumpy travel. We were seriously questioning our choice in hotel … then we got to the bottom and had to take a gondola across the forest/river and all our doubts vanished! As we got down from the gondola we were greeted by the amazing view of a rice field, with peacocks wandering around. Behind the rice field was towering trees. Our rooms were next to a bumbling stream, beautiful and so picturesque picturesque. The food we ate was all grown in the 280 acres. It’s 100% self sustainable. They grow all their rice and vegetables. They are 100% organic and make their own worm compost. As an avid Gardner I was fascinated and delighted to walk around the fields and observe all the fruit and vegetables. There is no Wi-Fi in the cabins, it was the perfect opportunity to just relax and unwind. We had dinner under the stars with a roaring bonfire. This place has so much to offer. The staff was very attentive and kind. If you are a bird watcher, lots of birds to see. We saw a huge flock of the native Hornbill!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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ArunA N wrote a review May 2022
Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka17 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is the one of the best place i have ever visited. Good self sustainable food. Home grown organic fruits, vegetables and rice. Amazing food. Very caring staff. Very good environment. Middle of jungle. So many activities and bonfire and candle light dinner. Simply amazing. Highly recommend. Good for everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Samantha wrote a review May 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions4 helpful votes
Ella Jungle Resort is such a unique place that you would not be disappointed if you want to go in an adventure. It is located some what far away from the Ella town. Once you go in there, it takes time to come and go out. So before you go there, plan your trips to other places in Ella accordingly. Plan on spending more time at the venue once you go there, since there are many places to watch. It will give you a great reboot to you system.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Linuka W wrote a review Apr 2022
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We led on a journey with an adventurous off-road drive into the Ella jungle and a rare cable car experience in Sri Lanka. The hotel and rooms are located in riverside and jungle environments. The food and beverages are organic, and most of them are vegetarian. Organic meals are delicious and ideal. They maintain large organic cultivation and a poultry farm to fulfill their vegetables etc supplies. There is an indigenous herbs cultivation that is done with the hope of renovating Ayurvedic medication. As they mentioned they wish to start an Ayurvedic medication center as their next project. It was observed that some services were unable to be fulfilled because of side effects of Covid19 and the prevailing economic crisis, but we give a big tribute to staff continuing the resort at that level. We had a great set of experiences that could not be taken from any other place. Highly recommend it for nature lovers, adventurers, and calm seekers. I hope the resort will reestablish to a level which it was before COVID19.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mathan wrote a review Apr 2022
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You should park your car in the parking which belongs to their restaurant ( CAFE ON THE BEND)at Wellawaya Ella main road. They will pick up by 4×4 wheel to the cable car place. We enjoyed cable car travelling to the resort. Nice to see the surroundings of the resort over the river. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean. We enjoyed the river from the river view chalet. The bed was comfortable. Hot water is available.No soap but after request they provide it. No tea making facility in the room but if you want they will give tea as room service. No intercom, no mobile network most of the time so difficult to conduct reception and restaurant from the room which is situated 500M from it. No iron service. Food was below average. We enjoyed hanging bridge, zip line and waterfall natural trial. Hospitality is also below average.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$168 - AU$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ella Jungle Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ella Jungle Resort?
Nearby attractions include Honey Bee Garden (6.1 km), R. M. S Antique And Brassware (6.9 km), and Little Adam's Peak View Point (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ella Jungle Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Ella Jungle Resort?
Top room amenities include a bidet, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Ella Jungle Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ella Jungle Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ella Jungle Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, The Barn by Starbeans, and Cafe One Love.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ella Jungle Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Ella Jungle Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (6.9 km) and Ella tuk tuk (7.1 km).
Does Ella Jungle Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.