The Best Hotels in Ella, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka Hub Writer17 January 2018

Ella is a mountain town in Sri Lanka. It’s just a few hours from Colombo but far enough away to be surrounded by nature. The are many trekking and hiking trails, and the center of town is full of nice spots to have a real Sri Lankan meal. If you are looking for a place to stay in Ella, there is plenty to choose from. A variety of homestays and mountain lodges are ready to be discovered. Check out the best hotels in Ella, Sri Lanka.

The Secret Ella

Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel
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The Secret Ella overlooking the valley / Courtesy of The Secret Ella

This little gem in Sri Lankan hill country is a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle of Colombo and the busy island roads. The Secret Ella is a collection of wooden chalets full of luxurious amenities, and surrounded by acres of ancient tea plantations. See the sunrise over the hills, look out over the Demodara mountain range or take a dip in the pool in the cool mountain sunshine. The Secret Ella is the kind of place every discerning traveler looks for.

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98 Acres Resort and Spa

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel, Luxury, Hotel
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Take a dip in your personal pool at 98 acres / Courtesy of 98 Acres

98 Acres is a luxurious eco-friendly hotel overlooking Little Adam’s Peak in the Ella countryside. A few bungalows, a spa, a great restaurant and excellent Wifi make a great combination. The Little Adam’s Peak hike starts at 98 Acres, and is a good way to start the day. Go early and come back down in time for a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast served on the verandah.

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  • The Tenth Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
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    Privileged views from the rooms at The Tenth Hotel / Courtesy of The Tenth Hotel

    The Tenth Hotel is only two minutes away from the Ella train station, and has eight comfortable rooms overlooking the Ella Gap. This gorgeous mountain hideaway will be a home-away-from home while you discover the Ella countryside. Talk to the hosts about possible eco-tourism options in the area.

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    Grand Peak Hotel

    Bed and Breakfast, Eco Hotel
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    Verandah for relaxing / Courtesy of Grand Peak Hotel

    The Grand Peak Hotel in Ella has five comfortable rooms. Whether traveling as a couple or a family with children, all can be accommodated. Only five minutes from the train station, the Grand Peak is close to town and the starting point of the Little Adam’s Peak trek. A great choice if you’re looking for a budget option in Ella.

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    Ella Jungle Resort, Ella

    Map View Enjoy the peace of natural surroundings at Ella Jungle Resort Enjoy the peace of natural surroundings at Ella Jungle Resort | Courtesy of Ella Jungle Ella Resort

    Sleep in tranquility in the midst of nature at the Ella Jungle Resort. Choose from one of twelve chalets ranging from small to large. With a river inside the property and waterfalls around it, there is no better place to spend a few days immersed in nature.

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    Ella Rock House, Ambagollapathana

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    Ella Rock House is easy and practical
    Ella Rock House is easy and practical | Courtesy of Ella Rock Hotel

    The Ella Rock House is a perfect choice for budget lodging in Ella. Right in the center of town, this hotel has 12 rooms that come with private bathroom, amenities, and coffee and tea makers. A perfect stop for backpackers.

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