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Morning Dew Boutique Hotel Ella, hotel in Ella

Morning Dew Boutique Hotel Ella

Hotel in Ella

Located in Ella, 2.7 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Morning Dew Boutique Hotel Ella provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

8.5
Very Good
918 reviews
Price from$96per night
Heart of Ella, hotel in Ella

Heart of Ella

Hotel in Ella

Located in Ella, 3.5 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Heart of Ella has accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

8.5
Very Good
658 reviews
Price from$38.07per night
Zion View Ella Green Retreat, hotel in Ella

Zion View Ella Green Retreat

Hotel in Ella

Located in Ella, 3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Zion View Ella Green Retreat provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

8.9
Excellent
675 reviews
Price from$120per night
Hotel City Grand Ella, hotel in Ella

Hotel City Grand Ella

Hotel in Ella

Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, City Grand is set in Ella in the Badulla District Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking and shops are available on site.

7.4
Good
542 reviews
Price from$24.74per night
Hotel Onrock, hotel in Ella

Hotel Onrock

Hotel in Ella

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Onrock is located just 1312 feet from the Ella Railway Station. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a work desk and flat-screen TV.

8.9
Excellent
197 reviews
Price from$90per night
98 Acres Resort & Spa, hotel in Ella

98 Acres Resort & Spa

Hotel in Ella

Featuring the luxurious comforts of a boutique hotel, 98 Acres Resort & Spa is set in Ella amid a stunning landscape also known as the 98 acre tea estate.

8.9
Excellent
251 reviews
Price from$197per night
BBQ HUB Ella, hotel in Ella

BBQ HUB Ella

Hotel in Ella

Boasting massage services and free WiFi, BBQ HUB Ella is set in Ella, 1.2 mi from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

8.4
Very Good
365 reviews
Price from$61.20per night
Mountain Heavens, hotel in Ella

Mountain Heavens

Hotel in Ella

Overlooking scenic nature, Mountain Heavens offers modern and tranquil accommodations with free WiFi access in its public areas.

8.6
Excellent
209 reviews
Price from$175per night
CHILL VILLE, VIEW POINT HOTEL, hotel in Ella

CHILL VILLE, VIEW POINT HOTEL

Hotel in Ella

Located 2625 feet from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge in Ella, CHILL VILLE, VIEW POINT HOTEL features free WiFi access and free private parking.

9.3
Wonderful
624 reviews
Price from$145.50per night
The Residence Ella, hotel in Ella

The Residence Ella

Bandarawela

Located in Ella, 3.3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, The Residence Ella has accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a terrace.

9.3
Wonderful
91 reviews
Price from$40per night
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Ella's best hotels with breakfast

  • Maridian Hotel
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, 29 miles from Gregory Lake, Maridian Hotel provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Spacieux, place dans le domaine pour garer la voiture

    9.6
    Exceptional · 30 reviews
  • Ella nine arch spice garden
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, within one mile of Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and 31 miles of Hakgala Botanical Garden, Ella nine arch spice garden provides accommodations with a garden and free WiFi as well as free...

    Amazing place to stay. Brilliant views and great location.

    9.1
    Wonderful · 62 reviews
  • Slon White Elephant Ella
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, 2.7 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Slon White Elephant Ella has accommodations with a terrace, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Very nice and clean hotel with restaurant and bike rent.

    9.1
    Wonderful · 89 reviews
  • Sashen Hotel
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, 3.8 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Sashen Hotel provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a restaurant.

    9.0
    Wonderful · 6 reviews
  • W1 Ella
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, 3.8 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, W1 Ella provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Great views, friendly staff and great value for money

    9.2
    Wonderful · 37 reviews
  • Ella Brown House
    Breakfast options

    Ella Brown House has a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and restaurant in Ella. Offering a bar, the property is located within 2.6 miles of Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

    Nice clean place. Very nice couple running the place.

    9.4
    Wonderful · 29 reviews
  • Okeed Ella
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, 4.3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Okeed Ella has accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Great staff. More than tasty breakfasts. Spectacular views from balcony.

    9.4
    Wonderful · 47 reviews
  • Mars Wonderland View
    Breakfast options

    Located in Ella, 3.7 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Mars Wonderland View provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a restaurant.

    La vue Le service du personnel qui s occupe de tout...

    9.4
    Wonderful · 16 reviews

Budget hotels in Ella

  • Misty Villas
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Ella, 2.6 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Misty Villas provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a restaurant.

    Super friendly staff. Very spacious and clean rooms

    9.1
    Wonderful · 61 reviews
  • Ella South Star
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Ella, 3.9 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella South Star has accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    Location, comfortable beds and superb breakfast...

    9.1
    Wonderful · 77 reviews
  • Ella Rock Heaven
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Ella and with Demodara Nine Arch Bridge reachable within 3 miles, Ella Rock Heaven has concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge...

    Amazing view friendly staff & very good breakfast

    8.6
    Excellent · 158 reviews
  • Hotel Ella`s Edge
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Ella, Hotel Ella`s Edge has a garden, terrace, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. A hot tub and a car rental service are available for guests.

    Very friendly staff, amazing view, hot water, very good breakfast

    8.2
    Very Good · 161 reviews
  • Inspira ella
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Ella, 3.4 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Inspira ella has accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a shared lounge.

    We had the most stunning view from our balcony. The host was very helpful.

    8.6
    Excellent · 352 reviews
  • Misty Elegance - Ella.
    Cheap hotel

    Located in Ella, 3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Misty Elegance - Ella. Provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    The hotel staff was really helpful. Breakfast was also good

    8.6
    Excellent · 187 reviews
  • BBQ HUB Ella
    Cheap hotel

    Boasting massage services and free WiFi, BBQ HUB Ella is set in Ella, 1.2 mi from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

    Great location, cool hotel and very friendly staff!

    8.4
    Very Good · 367 reviews
  • Green Vista Ella
    Cheap hotel

    Green Vista Ella has a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and bar in Ella. This 2-star hotel offers a tour desk and luggage storage space.

    Las vistas desde la habitación increíbles y el personal muy atento

    8.7
    Excellent · 34 reviews

Hotels located in the center of Ella

  • Sohili 3R Resort Ella
    Central location

    Located in Ella, 3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Sohili 3R Resort Ella provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    10.0
    Exceptional · 1 review
  • RP Rohamton Bungalow and Coffee Bar
    Central location

    Located in Ella, 3.1 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, RP Rohamton Bungalow and Coffee Bar has accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a restaurant.

    10.0
    Exceptional · 1 review
  • WhyNot Guesthouse Ella
    Central location

    Located in Ella, 2.3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, WhyNot Guesthouse Ella has accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    10.0
    Exceptional · 1 review
  • Idyll Cottage Ella
    Central location

    Located in Ella, 3 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Idyll Cottage Ella provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking and a terrace.

    9.3
    Wonderful · 3 reviews
  • Blue Marlin Ella
    Central location

    Located in Ella, within 2.4 miles of Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and 30 miles of Hakgala Botanical Garden, Blue Marlin Ella provides accommodations with free bikes and free WiFi as well as free private...

    10.0
    Exceptional · 1 review
  • The Diary
    Central location

    Located in Ella, within 4.6 miles of Demodara Nine Arch Bridge and 28 miles of Hakgala Botanical Garden, The Diary has accommodations with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for...

    10.0
    Exceptional · 4 reviews
  • Ella Nine Arch Sisila View
    Central location

    Located in Ella, 1.1 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Nine Arch Sisila View provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    10.0
    Exceptional · 3 reviews
  • Rock n Fall Nature Resort
    Central location

    Located in Ella, 13 miles from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Rock n Fall Nature Resort provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    10.0
    Exceptional · 1 review

FAQs about hotels in Ella

About Ella

Ella is a charming village nestled in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Known for its pleasant climate, Ella enjoys temperatures ranging from 60 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The village's scenic beauty is enhanced by the misty hills and lush greenery that surround it.

Ella is a paradise for adventure seekers and nature lovers. The village is famous for its hiking trails, including the ones leading to Ella Rock and Little Adam's Peak. The Nine Arch Bridge, an iconic colonial-era railway bridge, is another must-see landmark. Walking is the best way to explore Ella, as the village's attractions are relatively close to each other.

The local culture in Ella is a blend of Sri Lankan traditions and influences from the British colonial era. The village is known for its delicious Sri Lankan cuisine, particularly dishes like Kottu Roti, a stir-fried dish made with flatbread, vegetables, and spices. The surrounding region is rich in tea plantations, offering a glimpse into the country's famous tea industry.

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What Guests Said About Ella:

  • 10

    Very beutiful, green place which has cosy, busy street,...

    Very beutiful, green place which has cosy, busy street, where you can find lots of restaurants, bars and small shops. Lots of things to do around Ella, if you like to hike some of it are with in a walking distance ( 7 arch bridge, little Adams peak) other places you can reach with tuk tuk, a must would be Diyaluma falls.
    Gerda N.T.
    Lithuania
  • 10

    Arrived by pre-booked train journey from Newarelia (2.5hrs)...

    Arrived by pre-booked train journey from Newarelia (2.5hrs) . Very busy little town full of younger people (backpackers) but really good atmosphere, bars and good restaurants in the town. Beast Hotels were all fully booked so advise is to book well in advance. Ella Rock and walk to 9 Arch Bridge was wonderful.
    Mick Tait
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0

    Ella is very crowded & noisy, with huge tuk tuk traffic jams...

    Ella is very crowded & noisy, with huge tuk tuk traffic jams when the trains arrive. Most of the accomodation near town is small/budget accomodation. The limited better quality accomodation is slighlly outside the centre often up or down hills which are not necessarily accessible to regular vehicles. Check out accomodation reviews very carefully, there's evidence of exagerated descriptions. Also take earplugs if you're a light sleeper. The Little Adams Peak & the Nine Arch Bridge are very touristy but worth a visit. Travelling to Ella by train is a unique experience!
    derfla70
    Cyprus
  • 8.0

    Likes: Hike on 3 peaks Hanging around at 9 arch bridge

    Likes: Hike on 3 peaks Hanging around at 9 arch bridge Hike on Ravana Cave Hanging out at Ravana Falls Alternative medicine & Massage Service, especially to foot & leg. Dislike: No Ella people only Expatriates Lack of vegetarian friendly restaurants Forced waiting due to train delays at 9 arch bridge
    Ramanathan
    United States of America
  • 10

    A great place to hang out. The town had a really good vibe.

    A great place to hang out. The town had a really good vibe. Lots of restaurants and bars. Interesting shops. A lot of young people. The Chill Bar / Restaurant is a great spot to hang out. Get there before 6pm to get a table or make a reservation.
    Martyn
    United Kingdom
  • 10

    The township had a lovely vibe, plenty of choices of cafes/...

    The township had a lovely vibe, plenty of choices of cafes/bars and shops, tuk tuk travel was easy and inexpensive, and some great walks to see local attractions. Highly recommend couple days here. Check out Rocky’s (look for the purple owl), great staff, happy to add ginger to a mango juice and remembered each time we went there), great breakfast bowl. La Mensa a must for Sri Lanka traditional curry, also helpful staff, good service.
    Lynda
    Australia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Ella

  • From $29.10 per night
    7.4
    Good · 542 reviews
    I stayed 20 days in Sri Lanka but the only night I spent in Ella was the worst night. It rains all the time so you can't enjoy the city. I took a tour around, so a very bad insect hit my feet and made blood flow from them profusely. But the hotel staff and manager did the necessary and dealt with the matter very quickly and took care of everything .. I found the hotel average compared to other hotels and beautiful compared to the guest house. The staff is amazing, especially Isuru Karunarathna, he was really a professional gentleman.
    Abdallah
    Egypt
  • From $35.20 per night
    7.8
    Good · 333 reviews
    We booked this place because of the pool and the pool is really great, especially after a hike. The rooms are okay, yet the bathrooms are not very nice and they were not very clean. The staff was okay and breakfast was really good. The owner helped us to organize a shared taxi to our next destination. The hotel is up an steep hill and close to the center of Ella. An okay place to stay in Ella if you want to have a pool, if you prefer an super friendly over-the-top-location you might want to book one of the many home-stays.
    Kristina
    Austria
  • 8.8
    Excellent · 227 reviews
    in short- Amazing! with all my heart. in detail- a small hotel with the BEST views we had from our bed in the entire Sri Lanka trip, overlooking the Ella Valley. the rooms with a balcony are worth the extra charge with an outdoor hot tub to top it. rooms are average size but more than enough, clean and cozy. the only downside is the weird electrical shower operator, but don't think too much about it :). breakfast is not buffet but a choice between English or Srilankan breakfast and both are more that we could finish.
    Amit
    Ukraine
  • From $59.50 per night
    8.9
    Excellent · 243 reviews
    The hotel was very clean and modern. The room has a comfortable bed and a big bathroom. Also we had a water heater with some teabags and instant coffee. The AC worked good and also there was a ventilator. We had a nice balcony and on the top there is another one, from which you can watch the sunset! The staff was very kind and helpful. There also is a laundry service right next to the hotel. Perfect to visit Ella, in about 3 minutes you are on the main road. We had a great time and even stayed 2 nights longer.
    A
    Anonymous
    Germany
  • From $45 per night
    8.2
    Very Good · 32 reviews
    An excellent boutique accommodation at Ella. It is nestled in the middle of a tea estate. 20 minutes drive from Ella. So peaceful and quiet. Beautiful 180° view from room balcony including Ella Waterfall. Manager Lahiru and his team of staff look after every guests' needs. All rooms come with tea, coffee making facilities, and bathroom toiletteries are provided. The infinity pool is located on top of a hill. It's absolutely stunning. Anyone can spend the whole day. Highly recommended.
    Chathu
    Australia
  • From $144 per night
    8.9
    Excellent · 160 reviews
    Two thumbs up, amazingly friendly staff and breathtaking views of Sunset and moonset. View of the nine arch bridge and the valley was absolutely beautiful And the hotel was quite secluded and isolated from the busyness of the town in Ella. We would certainly stay again and will stay next time we visit Ella. Special thank Dharshan (one of the staff members) who was very friendly, accommodating, and always greeted us with a warm smile whenever we saw him. Thank you!!
    Michael
    Netherlands
  • 9.7
    Exceptional · 212 reviews
    The hosts of the hotel are the friendliest people ever. They are kind and attentive and help you with everything. The included breakfast was amazing every morning. Even better was the view from the balcony, where you could sit the whole day and just stare into nature. It’s a small walk into Ella town, which is nice because it’s very quiet at night. I would always come back to this gem of an accommodation.
    Lisa
    Germany
  • From $20 per night
    8.9
    Excellent · 24 reviews
    Clean and comfortable room, good bathroom, good location, reasonable price. The owner was friendly. He helped me find a luxury AC bus to Colombo and booked a seat on it for me, which I would never be able to find. He even accompanied me to the bus stop, waited with me, and helped me find the bus and get on it. Finding the bus would also probably not be possible for me.
    Hasan
    Bangladesh
  • 8.7
    Excellent · 30 reviews
    Ella mansion was a wonderful surprise. The rooms are large, the view is great, the staff is exceptionally accommodating, and it is fantastic value for money. It is so nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of the overly touristy town of Ella, but still close enough to easily travel into town. Meals provided by the hotel were outstanding.
    Qamar
    Australia
  • 8.9
    Excellent · 197 reviews
    This hotel was in a great location, just off the main road and in walking distance to about everything. The staff were so friendly and helpful with answering questions and offering suggestions of things to do and see in Ella. We also ate at the restaurant our first night and it was my favorite 4 vegetable curry I had while in Sri Lanka!
    Dianna
    Hong Kong
  • 9.2
    Wonderful · 116 reviews
    This place deserves a 10/10 because of the view, owner, breakfast and convenience to town with the beauty of being away from all the people! It’s not a luxury place, very basic but incredibly clean and you feel completely mesmerized by the view, sitting having a coffee early in the morning is the best thing ever!
    Catherine
    Poland
  • 8.9
    Excellent · 251 reviews
    Beautiful boutique hotel overlooking the hills of Ella. The room and balcony were stunning, food was excellent and service was faultless. Location is a little far from Ella (but short tuk tuk away) but you have little Adams peak and 9 Arches Bridge on your door step which are the primary attractions around Ella.
    Gemma
    United Kingdom
  • 9.5
    Exceptional · 554 reviews
    Unbelievable Views from our room! Simple rooms and amenities but the view makes up for this! Kasun was super helpful with arranging things to do around Ella. The location is a bit out of town but the free tuktuk rides solve the problem. we walked to the hotel from town a few times and it was lovely anyways.
    Phoebe
    United Kingdom
  • From $72.60 per night
    8.0
    Very Good · 309 reviews
    Such a nice hotel, with beautiful garden and pool area. It may be a bit far from Ella centre but nothing a taxi of 20 minutes can't fix. Service was outstanding with special thanks to Sahiru, who has been nothing but helpful and lovely. We hope to come back in the future.
    Kimberley Mastenbroek
    Netherlands
  • From $381.50 per night
    8.5
    Very Good · 222 reviews
    The room overlooked several mountains and was one of the nicest hotel views I’ve ever had. The staff was amazing and our waiter, Sanjee was incredibly nice. Breakfast was also great and we ate while overlooking the mountains. If staying in Ella, I would highly recommend.
    Christopher
    United States of America
  • From $48.60 per night
    8.9
    Excellent · 285 reviews
    This hotel is located in a very attractive location in front of Ella Rock. So you see the best view. Apart from the geographical location, the property owner is a really nice genuine lady. The staff is also friendly and professional. I highly recommend this place.
    Viraj
    Sri Lanka
  • From $24.98 per night
    9.3
    Wonderful · 14 reviews
    The place was very clean and the host was the most friendly guy in all of Sri Lanka. He offered us coffee and tea and he gave us a ride and he did not ask for anything. Do not expect a very luxury room, but a very nice garden and room with the most kind host!
    Janine
    Netherlands
  • From $65 per night
    8.8
    Excellent · 228 reviews
    Great location in Ella. Beautiful cottages and surrounding greenish fresh Air. easy access to Ella City. Breakfast was very very delicious.Nice Restaurant in Hotel. helpful staff. definitely come back and highly recommandation.
    Madubashitha
    United Kingdom
  • From $227.70 per night
    8.5
    Very Good · 918 reviews
    Excellent modern luxury facilities and comfortable. Amazing location! Very friendly, helpful staff and management. A great breakfast offering wide choice.
    Melanie
    United Kingdom
  • 9.9
    Exceptional · 149 reviews
    Everything! Nothing was missing, the owner was wonderful and the room was truly spotless. If you're after a little luxury, then look no further.
    David
    United Kingdom

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