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Rock Side Inn

Wellawaya Road Sapumal Thenna, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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#8 of 126 guest houses in Ella
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Family rooms/double rooms Restaurant Spa 5 min: to town 10 min: to train station Ella's rock faced to our hotel.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Hiking
Karaoke
Car hire
Couples massage
24-hour security
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English

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Wellawaya Road Sapumal Thenna, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
Rock Side Inn
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Janaka Kandamby wrote a review Oct 2023
Sri Lanka33 contributions7 helpful votes
We have stayed in a family room for one night on a busy long weekend & wished we could stay longer there. With the narrow approach road & parking, which is common to the Ella area, we had doubts , but the owner Mr Manjula & his staff were attentive & had solutions to the comfort of every guest with no hazzle. Food was very tasty & served on time & though the place was full we were welcome any time with good sevice even at short notice. Room with Beddings & Bath were clean & nice and had enough space. View from the room balcony of Ella rock was pleasing & with greenery around, the birds were a plenty with their songs. Though it was a short stay, with their little input from staff we could use the time well & visited the surrounding attractions & it was time well spent. All in all we really enjoyed our stay & so a big Thank you to Rock side Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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alice m wrote a review Nov 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Rock Side Inn. The place is beautifully located and the people are the most friendly people we have met! The food is also very good! We will definately come back when in Ella : ). Alice and Eva from Holland
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jeffrey D wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a very very plesant stay, a nice room, good view en the best and most friendly staff. Had some drinks with them in the evening and learned to play the game Carrom with them. Highly recommended place. And I had a delicious cocktail.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sam G wrote a review Aug 2022
Lede, Belgium3 contributions5 helpful votes
Very cosy hotel, away from the busy main street. Wonderful views and very friendly, helpful staff. The owner even rode our tuktuk to the inn from the main road. Everything was very personal. We highly recommend to book a massage in the Om spa (collaboration with the inn). Varied breakfast and great Club sandwich!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a shortcut to the center. Be sure to check for leeches every time you pass there. If you...
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Hugh Alexander wrote a review Feb 2022
Prague, Czech Republic17 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a really positive experience and stay here. Family run hotel with spectacular views. Beds are comfy with good pillows but youll have to over look the pink curtains and mosquito nets. Hashan is the tuk tuk driver / chef and room guy . He was very helpful and makes a mean omelette ;)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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sarahtheuwis wrote a review Feb 2022
Antwerp, Belgium5 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful view, lovely People. We had a pick-up from the station and after a drop off at the nine arches bridge. The staff is very friendly, breakfast is super. We had a huge terras with the most beautiful view of Ella The beds were fine, everything was clean.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Inès V wrote a review Jan 2022
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We were here with a group of 16 for 3 nights. Everything was well organised upon our arrival & the rooms are decent. Absolutely stunning view from the restaurant area with a view of Ella Rock. Great owners! Very polite, very eager to make your stay as perfect as possible! Easy access with the tuktuk, however the road is tricky to find (so use Google Maps!!) There is a little walking route shortcut into the beautiful town of Ella.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Google maps is a must!
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dulaj sanjaya wrote a review Dec 2021
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The view from the room is excellent and the staff is very friendly hence it was easy to discuss and adjust anything. We stayed here 3 nights and enjoyed our stay at Rock side inn which exceeded our expectations in every way. Rooms have a breath taking view and the service and food was 5 star plus Taking foods is not allowed inside rooms and there is a separate restaurant with marvelous view.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jean L wrote a review Dec 2021
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Very nice place to stay in Ella located walking distance from main street room simple clean and neat very welcoming and helpful staff there is a restaurant as well (good brakfast) above all beatiful view on Ella’s rock from the terrasse good value for the experience
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 18 Dec 2021
Great thank you mr.jean.come again...good luck
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nick d wrote a review Nov 2021
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We stayed at the rock side inn for 3 verry pleasant days. The staff is verry friendly and Manju acted as our Guide at ella as wel, and when we went out on our own he gave us verry clear instructions on how to get there. They also do extra effort like taking us to town and bringing tea to our room when we had a free afternoon. The rooms were clean and there was a mousquito net above the bed wich is verry nice here. The food is also great and we got different breakfast everry Day. Also the view from the room and the dinner erea are great you look straight out on ella rock.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$40 - AU$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaUva ProvinceElla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock Side Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rock Side Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ella Spice Garden (0.4 km), Dream Club Ella (0.4 km), and Ella Gem & Jewelry (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rock Side Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Rock Side Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Rock Side Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Rock Side Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rock Side Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chill, AK Ristoro, and Rainbow Cafe.
Is Rock Side Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Ella.
Are there any historical sites close to Rock Side Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (0.8 km) and Ella tuk tuk (1.8 km).
Does Rock Side Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.