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“Amazing place far from the crowd”
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Review of Sunnyside Lodge

Our home on the range, surrounded by a tea plantation
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45 reviews
Our home on the range, surrounded by a tea plantation
The view of the Lodge as you approach it
Bedrooms with queen size beds, spacious and airy
Our linen is personally chosen to make you feel at home
View from within the Octagon dinning room
Boarded sitting room with fire place
Indoor cozy dinning
Self contained pantry
Driveway to the Lodge
Bicycles are provided free for your family to explore the surroundings
Nature trails for those quiet moments
For the tennis lover, TRU-FLEX professional court
Birding is a pleasure at the Lodge
The Ella Gap is just a 15 minute walk from the Sunnyside Lodge
Betty will be happy to provide you with fresh milk!
And there are fresh eggs too from our free range layers
Enjoy the changing skyline at Sunnyside
The entrance to Sunnyside Lodge is beside the Ella signboard when coming into Ella from Bandarawela
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ella, Uva Province

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SunNSand2...
Ahmedabad, India
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Amazing place far from the crowd”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Lovely place far from the madding crowd. When we landed in the lodge, it was dark and we couldn't really see the beauty of the property. But the loneliness and the aura around it struck us, and we loved it. It rained very hard that night, and the pitter patter of the rain on the tin roof made up a lovely sound. There were a few leakages of water here and there, the lounge and in one of the bedrooms, but it only added to the charm. We hadn't experienced such old world charm in a long time. The dining room was also a lovely place, with glass windows and a great view of the tea gardens all around. The next day was sunny and we had a great time lounging around, and the kids had a lovely time on the hammock. The caretaker couple who stay there are very nice and friendly, and cook heavenly food. We bought a few supplies the next day and they cooked for us. We even cooked the baby's food ourselves, so the homely atmosphere was a great change from the hotels that we stayed in for the rest of our Sri Lankan vacation. Lovely views all around, they even had a jackfruit tree in the backyard!! Only wish we had booked a longer stay, will definitely be back!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Travelbug...
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A perfect house tucked away just a short walk from the Main Street of Ella and the train station.

Breathtaking views.

The home itself is immaculate and beautifully furnished. Views are breathtaking. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. Access to multiple activities (tennis court, bikes etc.).

Will definitely stay here again!!

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pastvast
Toledo, OH
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Ella Home”
Reviewed 28 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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This home was incredible. If it were up to me, I would’ve spent our entire vacation here.

The description online and the home itself were very accurate. There is so much room for the kids to run around and be kids. Mine enjoyed playing tennis (even though they’d never played before) and playing on the playground. It has an incredible location… bordered by tea plantation win an awesome view. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of town, yet town is only a 10 minute walk away. There was a new moon one night, so the sky was especially dark, and I saw soooo many stars out. Breathtaking.

Everything was very clean, and furniture comfortable. Even though it was mid-April (the hottest time of the year), air conditioning wasn’t needed to sleep comfortably. Even though there are no window screens, the mosquitoes weren’t bad during the day. I’m not sure if we really needed to use the mosquito nets, but we took the approach of better safe than sorry. Wifi worked great too. The caretaker and his wife were very kind. They cooked three meals for us, set the table, cleared it the table, and did the dishes. It was really convenient, reasonably priced, and delicious. Each meal was a feast.

The owner was very responsive to questions in advance of booking, provided all the information we needed to find the home, and afterwards even mailed us an item that we’d forgotten. When any of my friends say they’d like to visit Sri Lanka, I will definitely be pointing them here!

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Liked best: Great house with lots of room for active kids
Travelling group: Young Children
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30 Apr 2016
Dear Valued guest, we truly appreciate your kind words! We are so glad you all chose the SunnySide Lodge! Thank you very much!
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traveller...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sometimes you just find the perfect location - this is it!”
Reviewed 14 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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An extremely enjoyable stay at this roomy lodge set in the hills among the tea plantations with a 10 minute walk into town and Ella Railway Station.. Ella is a small town but has a modest supermarket and a good supply of vendors for fruit/vegs/clothing/pharmacy/hair salon and more. Good bars and restaurants in town if you do not wish to cook.

All was as advertised. Exceptionally good wifi signal. Both Lodge and gardens are maintained to a high degree. Views are amazing

The small house next door is home to the manager and his wife who are a delightful young couple. We did not take up their offer to cook dinner for us but they were very attentive and checked with us every day to see if we needed assistance with cleaning, laundry or help with our shopping.

Because of the altitude it was cold overnight and we appreciated the wall-mounted electric fire and the extra blankets provided.

It really is a first class stop.

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Liked best: The peace and relaxation
Liked least: Having to leave for our next location!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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56Travell...
Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
“Wonderful Accommodation in Ella”
Reviewed 1 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Sunnyside Lodge is a wonderful accommodation option in Ella. It is serene and quiet but within easy walking distance of the village. There are many thoughtful additions, from bicycles to board games, plus tennis equipment that allows guests to use the tennis court. Staying here was a highlight of our visit to Sri Lanka. Add an additional night or two to your original plans. You won't regret it.

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We truly value your decision to spend your vacation with us!
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