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Ella Jungle Resort
Karandagolla,Ella - View on map
"This hotel is located in the most amazing jungle - far from Ella town, but right on a river. Unfortunately, our daughter was sick so we had to check out before being able to walk to the waterfall or do any of the activities the resort has to offer. The hotel generously gave us a full refund, even though we were not entitled to one and helped us out in our time of need. Big thumbs up!"
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8.6

Excellent

15 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 78
Zion View Ella Green Retreat
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"Short walk down a steep hill to Ella town, walkable to Little Adams Peak and the train station and nine arch bridge. The place offers lovely views and has a cute infinity pool and sun bathing terrace with bar which serves great cocktails, juices and beer. The highlight though was the curry, you need to order by 5pm as they make it fresh to order and it is without doubt the best rice and curry we had during our stay. The price is high compared to other places we stayed but that’s Ella it seems. The staff are great and we would happily recommend a stay here. "
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8.9

Excellent

42 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 180
Oak Ray Ella Gap Hotel
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"had a great stay at Ella gap hotel we chose to hire a motor scooter for 3 days to cover our stay got lost a few time but saw the most amazing scenes this was the high light off our trip waterfalls breath taking scenery, we were going to Liptons seat & took to wrong turn the local doctor stopped put us on the right road, then we took the train from Ella to Colombo in the observation car it was amazing would recommend Ella & Ella gap hotel "
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6.2

Very good

46 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 101
98 Acres Resort & Spa
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"We loved our stay at 98 Acres. Unfortunately the election was on so we did not get to do the Yoga and we’re unable to book the tea tour until our last day but fortunately the hotel staff were soo helpful and friendly we can say our holiday was amazing. The staff at the cafe (were you can’t have a bad meal and struggle choosing as the menu is so vast) welcomed us everyday and couldn’t do enough for us. The amount to do around Ella is endless and the location of the hotel is perfect. "
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9.2

Exceptional

12 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 228
Hillcrest Ella
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"Would come back!"
9.9

Exceptional

4 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 41
Morning Dew Hotel
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"We had a really good time and were well looked after by the superb staff. Our room had sweeping views down the valley and towards Ella town. The hotel is reached by a steep and narrow road which means that it is away from the traffic but still within walking distance of the railway station and the town."
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8.9

Excellent

17 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 133
Misty Hills Ella Resort
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"We spent 4 nights at Misty Hills Resort and we absolutely loved it! The service was amazing and went beyond all of our expectations. Manoj in particular was fantastic and couldn't do enough to help us. Our bedroom was lovely - clean, comfortable and with a 4 poster bed. The wifi initially wasn't working in our room & Manoj did everything he could to ensure this was fixed...the wifi was great - we could even stream videos on our laptop :) After 2 nights, the manager kindly upgraded us to one of the larger rooms on the top floor, where the views were even better! Any issues we had were instantly resolved, the management and Manoj really couldn't do enough to help us - they organised tuk-tuks for us into Ella each evening and the manager event went to the train station to buy our train tickets for us at 6am! The service was outstanding and really made our experience. The location is great, it is a 2 minute tuk-tuk ride into the centre of Ella but it is definitely worth getting a tuk-tuk after dark. Being a little bit out of the centre worked really well for us and meant that we had fantastic views of Ella Rock and Little Adams Peak. I really would recommend this hotel to anyone; having spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka, this hotel was undoubtedly our favourite! PS. they do the BEST pancakes for breakfast. "
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8.4

Excellent

168 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 51
Serenite Ella
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"Perfect place to stay! Don’t stay in Ella town, it’s noisy, busy and views are poor. This hotel is up the hill so it has incredible views from every room and from the restaurant- the pictures really don’t do it justice. The best view we’ve ever woken up to! Plus, it’s only 5mins in a tuk tuk into town for dinner (approx 300lkr) Nothing is too much trouble for the staff- they helped us organise cooking lessons, moped rental and an amazing surprise birthday party for our friend. We were going to stay at 98 Acres but it was sold out- we still visited for a drink and thought Serenites views were even better but for a far more reasonable price. I will recommend to any friends and family visiting Ella. Thank you so much Serenite Ella."
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8.6

Excellent

32 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 53
Tip Top Boutique hotel
Ella City,Ella - View on map
8.4

Excellent

1 review

Avg price per night
$ 142
BBQ HUB Ella
Ella City,Ella - View on map
"This place was perfect for a few nights in Ella. Location was very good- it was a short 5 minute walk into the main area of the town (which is good as the main street can be a bit noisy with the traffic and bar music). The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. The only room for improvement- the WIFI is very slow and temperamental- it was almost unable. I felt also the room would have benefitted from a safety deposit box. I would recommend this hotel in Ella to any potential visitors."
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8.8

Excellent

29 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 49
Ella Jungle Resort
Karandagolla,Ella - View on map
"This hotel is located in the most amazing jungle - far from Ella town, but right on a river. Unfortunately, our daughter was sick so we had to check out before being able to walk to the waterfall or do any of the activities the resort has to offer. The hotel generously gave us a full refund, even though we were not entitled to one and helped us out in our time of need. Big thumbs up!"
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8.6

Excellent

15 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 78

Fast facts about Ella, Sri Lanka

Accommodations702 properties
Popular hotelMisty Hills Ella Resort
Popular areaElla City
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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Ella?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Ella is USD 42. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Ella is USD 71. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Ella is USD 260.

What's the average price of a hotel in Ella this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Ella this weekend is USD 42. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Ella this weekend is USD 67. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Ella this weekend is USD 260.

What's the average price of a hotel in Ella tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Ella tonight is USD 39. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Ella tonight is USD 67. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Ella tonight is USD 284.

What are the most popular hotels in Ella?

Popular hotels in Ella include Ella Heritage, Morning Dew Hotel and Ella Jungle Resort.

What are the best hotels in Ella for couples?

Couples who stayed in Ella have given high ratings to Ella Heritage, Morning Dew Hotel and Hillcrest Ella.

What are the best hotels in Ella for families?

Families who stayed in Ella highly recommend Ella Heritage, Morning Dew Hotel and Hillcrest Ella.

What hotels in Ella have the best views?

Verified travelers to Ella have given top reviews for the views at Rock Side Inn-Ella, Lakshmis Hotel and The Mist Holiday Bungalow.

What hotels in Ella have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Ella have given top reviews for the breakfast at Ella Rock House and Madushanka Resort.

What's the best neighborhood in Ella to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Ella include Ella City, Karandagolla and Haputale City.

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More about Ella

Ella is a small town in southern Sri Lanka, in what is known as the Hill Country. It’s a favorite among backpackers, who come to Ella to do some mountain climbing and waterfall exploring. Getting into Ella is best done via rail or bus, arriving at Bandarawela Central Bus Stand as the city is just a few stops from the bigger Badulla. Once in Ella, getting around is best on foot, and this being a small town mostly occupied by locals and adventure travelers, this isn’t a bad option for getting around. The biggest attractions in Ella are undoubtedly the waterfalls, known as Ravana Falls, and Ella Rock. Adventurous travelers should not miss an opportunity to climb to the top of Ella’s Rock and enjoy stunning views of this beautiful hill country, and then put on the swimming suits and enjoy the water fun by the waterfall.

There’s a lot more to see and do in Ella, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.