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Review score5.6
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Ella Jungle Inn
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Deluxe Chalet
  • Garden view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double Room with Mountain View
  • 200 m²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Semi Luxury Tent
  • 65 m²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Chalet
  • Garden view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Tree House
  • Garden view
  • 25 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Family Apartment
  • 25 m²
  • Shower
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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 59 km
    • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
    • 124 km
    • Koggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
  • Public transportation
    • 11 km
    • Bandarawela Central Bus Stand
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 10 km
    • Demodata Hospital
  • Convenience store
    • 10 km
    • Wije Super Grocery
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 8 km
    • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 5.8
  • Facilities 2.5
  • Location 5.4
  • Room comfort and quality 6.5
  • Service 5.6
  • Value for money 5.2
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  • Cleanliness 5.1
  • Facilities 2.0
  • Location 5.3
  • Room comfort and quality 5.6
  • Service 5.3
  • Value for money 5.1
Very good
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Location 6.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 7.3
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  • Cleanliness 2.0
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value for money 2.0
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  • Cleanliness 5.2
  • Facilities 2.0
  • Location 4.8
  • Room comfort and quality 6.7
  • Service 5.2
  • Value for money 4.4
Excellent
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 8.0
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2.0
Frances from United States
Couple
Standard Double Room with Mountain View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Closed for construction when we arrived ”
The Ella Jungle Inn was closed for business when we arrived and we were told in broken English to go to Ella Jungle Resort instead (evidently an affiliate). We received no email notice of their closing. Ella Jungle Resort had no English speaking receptionist and the only presence at the road side is an empty building. We were told to get in the back of a truck with our luggage. Three km later and a cable car we arrived at a place with no wifi and no way out except their truck and cable car. The definition of a captive customer, we stayed for one night in and over-priced, unfinished, unair-conditioned room since we had no wifi to find another room nearby and it was late. We were told the next morning we had to pay for two nights. After rounds of negotiations, we were finally allowed to leave in their cable car and truck after paying an astronomical fee for our one night. The checkout process took two hours even after lugging our own bags the 300m to the cable car by ourselves.
Reviewed February 02, 2017
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3.2
Dirk from Netherlands
Family with young children
Deluxe Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Not clean, too far from Ella, bad food etc etc....”
We get the idea of the set up (little cottages in the jungle), but it's executed very poorly. The room was not clean and just really teared. The breakfast was bad: old bread, burned french toast, worst coffee ever etc etc... It's a 30 mins drive with a tuktuk from Ella, there are way better options closer by. Absolutely no value for your money at all! The only good things about Ella Jungle Inn are the monkeys playing around in the trees and the manager that means well. We strongly discourage people from booking a room here.
Reviewed January 07, 2017
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2.0
Joachim from Sweden
Family with teens
Standard Chalet
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Don't go there, terrible”
Location is by the main road, lots of traffic noise, especially around the restaurant. Staff is unhelpful. Rooms a.re dirty and for instance they had not cleaned the bathroom after earlier guests. The food is a joke. We had to ask for something to drink cor dinner three times without getting anything. The response was they serve soup as a side dish and that should do. Only after I suggested we would like to have a bottle of water, we got it They don't accept any cards.
Reviewed December 28, 2016
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8.7
Angus from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Tree House
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
Excellent staff”
Treehouse room, staff and jungle location
Excellent
Reviewed August 20, 2015
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7.0
Camilla from Denmark
Solo traveler
Semi Luxury Tent
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015
Lovely tents, lovely place!”
Tents, close to jungle resort, helpful staff
We had two nights at the Inn, which was overall a good experience. The tents are lovely, with a nice big bed and lovely bathroom. The tents are located close the edge but miss a good view because of all the treets. The cabins look really nice though and all have a great view. In general we did not find the staff to be super service-minded (partly because their English is limited) but when we woke up to a flat tire they were extremely helpful! The is is part of the same company, which owns Ella Jungle Resort. They organized a fantastic half-day trip for us, where we went to the resort, went zip-line sliding and four a 3 hour hike to some natural pools where we could jump off cliffs and swim. The staff at the resort were extremely friendly. A real unique experience at the resort!
Reviewed July 17, 2015
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5.0
Vinita from Canada
Family with teens
Standard Chalet
Stayed 1 night in April 2015
Good place. But confusion between resort and inn i”
Food staff
Reviewed April 16, 2015
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2.3
Krystal from Canada
Couple
Standard Chalet
Stayed 1 night in December 2013
Nice idea, but needs some work”
chalet style of the room, privacy, surrounded by jungle
The rooms would be a great concept if they were sealed and kept clean. Needs a lot of work. You walk down a path for 5 min to your private chalet. But there are gaps between roof and walls so anything can get it. Staff were very hard to find and not really interested in doing their job. Breakfast was overpriced. We do not recommend this hotel.
Reviewed January 11, 2014
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7.3
Norbert from Germany
Couple
Tree House
Stayed 1 night in July 2013
Wildness experience ”
Adventure! Adventure! Adventure!
We stayed just one nigth in tree house. Was funny experience. one animal gnawed our door all night. Just one overnight is ok!
Reviewed August 13, 2013
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7.3
YU from China
Solo traveler
Standard Chalet
Stayed 1 night in July 2013
romantic real jungle experience”
first, big and comfortable room; second, friendly and talkative manager and waiters; finally, interesting experience with wild animals.
it is a real jungle hotel, situated in the edge of a forest with rooms hided in the brunches of trees. for those who are looking for an interesting and wild experience with animals, it is great choice because all kinds of animals may come into your home through attic or window or whatever open holes, including rats and monkeys and so on. the manager is a very kind and talkative Italian man who are enthusiastic enough to tell us his stories and arrange transport for us. unfortunately, the location of the hotel is not convenient to find but the transport to and out of it is easy.
Reviewed August 06, 2013
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3.7
Katrine from Belgium
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
Would have been ok if no mice”
In the middle of the jungle, nice view
The hotel is a 30 min tuk tuk drive from ella so expect to spend 2000 rupies pr day on transport there. The manager was nice but he gave us the tree house even though we had booked a room on the house. It turned out that the tree house was infected with mice. When we told the manager he said they had had the problem for a while! They did not offer to change the room. Breakfast and dinner was not interesting and over priced.
Reviewed August 06, 2013
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