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“Homely property in good location”
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Review of Sunnyside Lodge

Our home on the range, surrounded by a tea plantation
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43 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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CAM508
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Homely property in good location”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Well equipped and spacious house within walking distance of town. Children enjoyed use of tennis courts and exploring mini farm. Good contact with owner and help on hand if needed. Internet connection was unreliable but many places with wifi in town.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Unreliable internet connection
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Sheila W
2 reviews
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“Enjoyable”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Very comfortable, spacious villa with good kitchen facilities. As mentioned by others, the dog fights at night were annoying but if you put the fan on, it largely drowns out the noise. The flies are also rather tiresome. The use of the playground, games, tennis racquets etc really added to the enjoyment of our stay. I was a little disappointed that we could really only ride the bikes within the property as was hoping to venture out, but that would have meant riding on the roads which seemed a bit suicidal! Beautiful views and not far from Ella town. Very pleasant caretaker. Thank you for a great stay.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mgbr0wn
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely house made our Ella Stay perfect. I very highly recommend this house!”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Lovely house that was super clean and as advertised. We all wish we had stayed longer to enjoy the area.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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ChannaJay...
Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Heaven in Ella”
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We, my wife, daughter & an American friend, stayed here for 3 nights from June 19th to 22nd, 2016 as our final leg of a 10 day Cultural Heritage tour of Sri Lanka. We live in Houston, TX, USA.

I arranged the Ella sector of the tour by myself and, the rest of the tour was professionally arranged through a reputed International tour company. I obviously did my homework well in advance of our tour through fine sources like TripAdvisor and a few others as well.

Sunnyside Lodge was a good fit for all our requirements, even before the booking was made!

I am more than happy to attest that the Sunnyside Lodge is exceeding all our expectation in what it had claimed that it has to offer, in all departments... This is an absolutely amazing place to stay, not just Ella area concerned, but also Sri Lanka as a whole.

We wanted to bring back to USA with us, the couple (Keerthi & his beautiful wife) who takes care of the place and also cooked our delicious breakfast and dinner each day, as we ate our lunch out while travelling around Ella. The facility and all its amenities were very well taken care of. Wi-Fi in this place was very reliable in such a remote place like Ella! As a result of all that, all 4 of us were able to relax very well (at our last leg of the tour!), as well as tour the surrounding area with ease at the same time with no hassle at all. Thank you ever so much to all at Sunnyside Lodge for making our stay so memorable and very comfortable. Angelo was extremely helpful in going out of his way to make sure we know where we are heading and, to set the correct expectations at the Lodge and in the Ella town, ahead of time. That was very helpful and assuring...

During our stay in Ella, we visited three famous water-falls of Sri Lanka (Dunhinda, Diyaluma & Rawana). We also visited Halpewaththa Tea Factory, which is very close by, where we learned the process of making red/black tea from the bush to the tea-bag. We also toured one of the most scenic routes in Sri Lanka (the road from Haputhale to Beragala).

We miss Sunnyside Lodge and its fine comforts and the hospitality of the people around it dearly, not to mention the beauty and the freshness around Ella itself. All 4 of us are counting the days for our return trip to Ella...

We shall return...

Please keep it up!!!

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Liked best: Everything was outstanding! Well exceeded all our expectations!
Liked least: Did not plan to stay longer!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
17 Jul 2016
We truly are blessed with reviews like this, thank you for your sincere comments! We look forward to welcoming you again!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nikhil P
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful place, people and more!”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This lodge is nestled in some of the most breathtaking scenery that I have ever come across, detached from the bustling city, it offers a place in the midst of nature right I front of a wide open canyon. It was a perfect getaway for my entire family in the large open house. However, probably the best part of the inn was the live-in staff! They were so kind and welcoming and made our stay all the more amazing! The rooms and bathrooms are clean and well kept, and the food prepared by the caretaker and his wife was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be visiting this place again in the future!

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