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The Secret Ella

Passara Road Luxury Planters Bungalow, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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The Secret Ella is the first exclusive Luxury Planters Resort in Ella. This luxury resort offers period furnishings, personalized butler service & gourmet cuisine and sits amidst a tea land and a stunning panoramic view through the famous 09 arch bridge. The moment you enter this delightful heaven of earthly paradise, you are transported to a wonderful world of blissful tranquility and serenity..
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Concierge
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

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Passara Road Luxury Planters Bungalow, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
The Secret Ella
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JSK wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions9 helpful votes
Great location, beautiful view. Spacious and clean family room. Everything you wish for during your stay. Loved the small scale set up and at the same time kids were appreciated. One of the most beautiful places ever been. We hope to come back some day!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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AravindaKalu wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates432 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed one night there and begin to like the place very much.. cottages are really nice to spend the time and there is a swimming pool if u would like to use.. food quality is not great but can give 7/10 Service is really great and Geemal is a superstar....
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anura P wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates138 contributions32 helpful votes
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Stayed in this wonderful place for one night, and found it one of the best secrets hidden at Ella. Excellent accommodation with real service with smile made our stay a memorable one. The services provided by The Manager of the Secret Ella, Mr Sajeewa and his team is far superior than what you get in any Star hotel. Any one gouging to Ella must try this secret place.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nipuni Mahathanthri wrote a review Apr 2021
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I was so desperate to go to Ella, just as everbody else does and "The Secret Ella" made my journey everlasting memory❤ The hotel has a breathtaking view and we chose to stay at their Garden chalet where we could see a mind blowing view of the Ella train and relaxing greenary and clouds from above which brought peace to our eyes and joy to our souls. They have an infinity pool and I have no words to explain the feeling of enjoying a cold swim there while relishing the broad view of the greenary and Ella train appearing from here and there of the view😍 FOOD was the next best part of The Secret Ella😋 We didn't expect their food to be that much scrumptious but must say they provided food and their service upto 5 star standards........ We should also remind about the Manager who was really helpful and willingly dedicated to see that we were comfortable. The staff is far more friendly and offered us a great service that we'll be talking for the rest of our lives and yeah, if I am to go to Ella again, which I will definitely do, "The Secret Ella" will be my only option that I will go with because it all worth for the price that you pay❤
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lashika B wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka348 contributions42 helpful votes
We loved this place!!! It’s so worth the price you pay and the kinda place to return! We loved the smooth check in process. Loved our room. We stayed at one of the cottages. Recommend this option highly unless you are coming as a group and prefer to stay at the bungalow. The room is spacious though only basic requirements are met. The bath tub is cute. Loved the view, I could stare at it for days. It gives you a lot of privacy and you could have your own relaxing time. Better yet, they even serve your meals to the room. For some meals we chose to go to the restaurant and loved the dining experience outside in the garden. Staff are so friendly and never say no. They were very attentive and looked after us with much care.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Samal Nadeeshan wrote a review Apr 2021
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Had an amazing weekend at The Secret Ella Friendly staff definitely made our stay a wonderful experience and meal options and food was another level. Very affordable prices and totally worth it. Scenic view of the mountains and mesmerizing infinity pool added some quality time to the stay. Recommending this place to everyone and definitely will be going back again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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FaizerShaheid wrote a review Apr 2021
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka2 contributions
The first time I booked, my car met with an accident and the trip had to be cancelled on short notice. However, the hotel courteously offered to postpone the booking and we eventually decided to travel in April. We were warmly welcomed after following the CoVid protocols, but there was no welcome drink. The room satisfied our expectations. Ella is fairly cold, and it is understandable they don't have air conditioning in the rooms, but it was a particularly warm day and we couldn't help but feel the extra heat in the room. The fans served little purpose except as another working accessory in the room. The view was breathtaking. It has a view of the 9 Arch Bridge and the hills. It is also within close proximity to The Flying Ravana mega zipline and the Mini Adams Peak. We could hear the sound of trains and my 2 year old son was fascinated by the view of it. He also enjoyed the kids play area in the garden. The infinity pool was clean and well maintained. The service was excellent at all times, and the food was great. They don't have a buffet, but the ala-carte options were impressive. The washrooms have a bath tub that can fit 2 persons and they have all the condiments and toiletries to be happy with. The rooms are really as good as it looks in the promos. All in all, we had a great time. Special thanks to Mr. Suranga from the Reservations desk for making all arrangements including the postponement of the trip on short notice, reschedule of it, change in the meal plans and the late check out. I definitely plan to visit again in future. I also highly recommend The Secret, Ella.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sayani S wrote a review Mar 2021
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Had a wonderful experience at the Secret Ella😍😇 Awesome infinity pool and mesmerizing view🏔staff was amazing...they all go above and beyond to make our stay comfortable🤗The room was wonderful, clean, and perfect 👌 One of the best weekend getaway I’ve ever had!!❤️✨Highly recommend for everyone who visiting Ella🙌🏼
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Isuru J wrote a review Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka13 contributions9 helpful votes
Super scenic view from the Chalet. Cozy stay, great food, awesome hospitality by friendly staff. Sanjeewa was very helpful from the beginning. Will definitely revisit soon. It’s beautiful hidden place in Ella, very close to Flying Rawana and the 9 Arch Bridge and many other picturesque places.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bethany J wrote a review Mar 2021
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The stay was amazing. Breath taking sceneries and perfect weather. Food was scrumptious. Staff was friendly and courteous. Chalets were vert clean and comfortable. For all you adventurous folk out there, Flying Ravana is right around the corner where you can engage in zip lining, mountain biking, archery etc. Secret Ella is perfect for those who want adventure and relaxation
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Secret Ella
Which popular attractions are close to The Secret Ella?
Nearby attractions include Honey Bee Garden (0.9 km), Nine Arches Bridge (0.3 km), and Ella tuk tuk (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Secret Ella?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Secret Ella?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Secret Ella?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Secret Ella?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Secret Ella?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Eden, Noname Cafe, and Adam's Breeze.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Secret Ella?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Secret Ella?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fun Drive Ella (2.4 km) and Ella tuk tuk (1.0 km).
Does The Secret Ella have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.