Ella Highest Inn
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7.0
Value for money6.6
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport65.5 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Mountain view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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One-Bedroom Chalet with Balcony
One-Bedroom Chalet with Balcony
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  • 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Double Room
Budget Double Room
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  • 13 m²/140 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Agoda Reviews (33)Booking.com Reviews (341)
7.0
Very good
Cleanliness7.1
Facilities5.3
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality6.6
Service7.3
Value for money6.6
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5.2
Naseema from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in July 2018
Stayed here 4 nights too many. ”
Advertised that they would have WiFi in every room which I found out on arrival that they did not. They moved me into a different room because they were doing work on the room I booked. My shower wasn’t a shower, it was a pipe with few dribbles of water coming out now and again.The room was covered in gigantic ants which do not die. My mosquito net had holes in which defeats the purpose of even having one and one side they even used their initiative to cover the holes with plasters. Went to watch the England game and as you all know, it went into extra time so I didn’t come in till half 2. The main door was locked and we were standing outside for for 2 hours to be let in. Next day when I told the owner he said that it was my fault and that I needed to be inside by 11pm. There was no prior warning nor was it written on Agoda. If you are a girl then I don’t recommend staying here because the owner is a pervert with bad customer service. 10/10 for the view in my room though.
Reviewed July 14, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Julie from France
Couple
Budget Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2018
Nice view but difficult access”
You are up a steep hill, so not so nice to climb if you are by foot, but once you are up, you get a nice view ! The room is ok, the owner helped us get a tuk tuk tour in the tea plantations or a good price.
Reviewed June 15, 2018
4.8
NATALIA from Spain
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Acceptable”
We stayed in the lodge and a side the view is nice the accommodation is not well conditioned. There is a lot of humidity and the sheets were even wet because of it. They only provided us with a couple of tiny blankets and we were freezing all night long.
Reviewed December 29, 2017
7.6
Very good
Christoph from Sri Lanka
Group
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Very good”
one of the first guesthouses in ella with the original charme that is worth to support. very friendly family and an amazing breakfast.
Reviewed November 16, 2017
8.4
Excellent
sudarin from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
One-Bedroom Chalet with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
ideal”
big plus for the location, 5-8mnts walking distance to & from the railways & main centre. room lock security is a little loose then again im not sure if theres many thefts at this resort. enjoyed my stay overall, the owner is a bit random but thats just the way he is. possibly due to lack of english? well recommended!
Reviewed June 13, 2017
8.4
Excellent
dave from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Great place to stay”
Good, friendly staff. You can watch the sun rise over the mountains whilst the town is just a 2 minute walk away.
Reviewed April 20, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Sam from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2015
Great location!”
Location, friendly chatty staff & big beds
I arrived late and there were no more rooms for me at the inn! However the manager moved me to his other hostel smack bang on the Middle of the road. Room was basic but big and pretty, clean too - friendly staff and good simple breakfast.
Reviewed February 26, 2015
5.7
Benjamin from Denmark
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Nice hotel but you can proberly do better in ella”
location price
Nice stay. But I think you can get a better room in Ella for the money. Problems with hot water and a very cheap bed is the downside of this hotel. The hotel has a nice view and no problems with noise in the night.
Reviewed February 21, 2015
6.3
Good
Arun from India
Group
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2015
Very friendly and helpful staff”
Clean rooms, good food
We had a good experience in this Inn, but the location is not easy and road to reach is horrible. Staffs in this hotel are very friendly and helpful, they helped me a lot in repairing my vehicle on the way back from there. Recomended for budgeted travellers.
Reviewed February 15, 2015
6.3
Good
graeme from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014
average. ok for the price paid”
breakfast, easy to find from the rail station, big room
Our stay was ok, the room was big but very dark and the breakfast was good and plentiful. There was little atmosphere and and the advertised wifi was not working 'due to apparent thunder storms' - i appreciate that life goes on with out internet however we book places with wifi to be able to book onward travel. Had it really just broken? We paid around £22 per night which is the most we have paid in SL, but there have been better places to stay, however Ella seems to command a higher rate in general. So when you add it all up if you are a budget traceller then this place is ok value for a couple of nights to lay your head
Reviewed November 28, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
John from United States
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
Nice Owner / Good Breakfast”
Nice Owner / Good Breakfast
I thought the place was a bit pricey for what you get BUT your options for reasonably clean budget accommodations in the hill country are probably going to be limited plus Ella tends to be cheaper and easier to get to by train than Nuwara Eliya. The owner is a very nice, speaks reasonable English and is a local teacher. Since he drives by one of the tea factories on his way to school at 7:30 AM, he dropped me off in front of the 1.7km road that goes up the hill to the factory so that I could take a tour when it opened in the morning (Note: Don’t go early in the morning after a holiday/Sunday when there was not tea picking and hence no production). Breakfast consists of several fruit options, toast, pot of tea, an egg etc or basically enough to get you started for some hiking. You can easily walk to the train station from the place BUT it’s up a steep hill with a roughly paved road – meaning if you have a suitcase on rollers or aren’t in good shape or have a lot of luggage, you will need a Tuck-Tuck at least when you arrive. Also, bring or borrow a flashlight at night when you go out for dinner (Note: There is no lunch or dinner option here). Mattresses are comfortable and there is mosquito netting around the beds. The Wi-Fi was also speedy BUT it was just me and the owner/family the first night and then one female guest the second night. The view was ok but nothing remotely spectacular/exciting. I had a corner room with two windows and the sunrise sky colors were at least worth a picture or two. Finally and as of October 2014, the owner was making the place much bigger with some additions in the back or to the side.
Reviewed October 26, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Joyce from Netherlands
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2014
Great Hotel”
Staff, location, clean
A very good hotel with nice staff and clean room. The breakfast we had was delicious and the location is perfect in the center of the city. I really recommend it.
Reviewed August 04, 2014
7.7
Very good
Jan from Denmark
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
Good breakfast dilevered on time. 5min to town.”
Good breakfast dilevered on time. Friendly and welcomming staff. Good view from the hotel. Get a Room on the second floor
Good. Good breakfast dilevered on time. Friendly and welcomming staff. Good view from the hotel. Get a Room on the second floor.
Reviewed July 24, 2014
6.4
Good
Marine from France
Group
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
Good”
Très bon emplacement sur les auteurs d'Ella ! Très jolie vue ! Chambre correcte mais pas mal de petits détails négatifs : porte d'entrée fermant très difficilement, porte de la salle de bain ne fermant pas du tout, cuvette des toilettes envahi par des fourmis, linge fourni sentant la fumée et fenêtres sans rideaux...
Reviewed September 24, 2017
3.2
Jean-Pierre from France
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
Belle vue mais trop isolé et d'accès difficile ”
Guesthouse situé en hauteur par un chemin caillouteux non éclairé. Pas de possibilité de dinner pas de petit déjeuner accueil impersonnel. Nous n'avons passé qu'une nuit et serions peut être restés si on nous avait servi un petit déjeuner. Aucun service.
Reviewed October 22, 2016
6.0
Michel from France
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
une belle vue mais un accès difficile”
à part la vue rien d'exceptionnel
A notre arrivée, le propriétaire nous a fait signe de monter mais n'a pas daigné descendre pour aider à monter les valises (30 a 40 marches) heureusement que le chauffeur qui nous avait amené a donné un coup de main. Par la suite, il s'est montré plus convivial mais la première impression n'a pas été bonne. A contrario, notre séjour s'est montré très intéressant grâce à l'homme de service qui nous a fait participer à pongal. Pour ce qui concerne la chambre, nous avons trouvé sur place, des logements avec un meilleur rapport qualité prix
Reviewed January 18, 2015
8.0
Excellent
decret from France
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2014
voyage”
calme
Reviewed September 03, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Thomas from France
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2014
Un bon séjour à Ella !”
L'emplacement, l'accueil, la vue
Reviewed July 28, 2014
4.4
Minou from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2017
Unehrliche Freudnlichkeit, kein warmes Wasser, leider nur Geldmacherei!”
Anfangs noch höflicher Besitzer, sobald wir dann aber unsere letzte Nacht wegen veränderten Flugdaten doch stornieren mussten, wehte ein anderer Wind. Am Tag unserer Abreise weckte er uns um 07:30 mit ungeduldigem Klopfen, wir sollten das Zimmer sofort bezahlen, er wolle in die Stadt fahren (Check-out ist 11:00). Wir sind zwar low-budget mässig gereist aber ich finde trotzdem dass das Ausmass an Schimmel im Bad deulich zu viel war, dazu kam aus der Duschbrause nur ein kleines, eiskaltes Rinnsal.
Reviewed February 18, 2017
6.3
Good
Oliver from Germany
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Ganz passabel”
Ausblick,großes Zimmer,Sauberkeit
Das Highest Inn ist eine Pension mit 4 Zimmern.Wie der Name schon andeutet, liegt die Pension über dem Ort Ella.Man muß daher einige Höhen überwinden,um es zu erreichen.Ist mit einem TukTuk aber kein Problem.Die Zimmer sind groß und sauber.Es gibt nur das übliche Frühstück mit Toast, Früchten,Ei, Tee oder Kaffee.Der Chef agiert wie ein Herbergsvater.Er wartet abends, bis man heimkommt und verschließt dann die Tür.Begeistert ist er nicht,wenn es spät wird. Ansonsten sind alle sehr freundlich und immer zu einem Schwätzchen bereit.Für 3 Tage kann man das Ellas durchaus in Anspruch nehmen.Für einen längeren Aufenthalt empfinde ich es etwas fad.
Reviewed January 31, 2015
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