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8.3
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Shadow Inn
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  • Balcony/terrace

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Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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  • 260 m²/2799 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Triple Room
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  • Mountain view
  • 156 m²/1679 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room
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  • Mountain view
  • 156 m²/1679 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • 260 m²/2799 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • 196 m²/2110 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Double Room with Balcony
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  • 260 m²/2799 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • 300 m²/3229 ft²
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Agoda Reviews (81)Booking.com Reviews (39)
8.3
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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.6
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.7
Value for money8.2
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6.4
Samudika from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Good”
Convenient location. Clean & Tidy but should improve a lot in services provided. Not customer oriented. Better to have some variety on food menu... provide bathroom amenities..etc
Reviewed December 28, 2017
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10.0
susan from Sri Lanka
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
Very good value and friendly managers”
We found the Shadow Inn to be a great place to stay in Ella. Centrally located but in a quiet area. Nice rooms & spacious common seating areas. Breakfast was also good.
Reviewed August 16, 2017
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9.6
Anya from France
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017
New spacious house in quiet part of Ella. Family room available”
Good breakfast and staff very willing to help (you need to speak English slowly). Two comfy sofa areas with good wifi. Well priced taxi service available Friendly place
Reviewed August 10, 2017
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10.0
Rebecca from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
Exceptional”
Very nice rooms, very spacious and nice patio. Breakfast was fabulous and the staff was very nice.
Reviewed June 17, 2017
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10.0
gregory from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
Fantastic Guesthouse!”
Location is great.Short walk from the station and on the road to Little Adam's Peak and the Nine Arch Bridge The family who own the guesthouse are lovely!A welcome pot of tea once you get settled in. Rooms are spotless with ceiling fan and mosquito net. Bathrooms very clean. Breakfast is adequate and the same as you get all over Sri Lanka The only downside is the Internet had reached its limits so was painfully slow!! I really loved the three days i spent here and recommend it highly
Reviewed March 24, 2017
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8.4
Isabel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Perfect Location”
Close to restaurants, shops and 10 min walk from Ella train station. Nice and clean.
Reviewed February 05, 2017
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8.0
Kate from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017
Huge rooms”
The hotel had the biggest rooms I,Ve come across in SL. It is a bit noisy with the building works going on behind the hotel, but if you are an early riser it,s OK. The staff were lovely and the breakfast was adequate. Value for money here.
Reviewed January 18, 2017
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5.6
Mikhaila from United States
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Construction taking place on Property”
I shared a triple room with two friends. The room was nice and the staff friendly but there was loud construction. The guesthouse is building a 3rd floor and there is loud hammering starting at 8:15 in the morning. We were also upset because when we arrived they said they would not continue work in the morning. We were able to get a refund from Agoda. I recommend finding somewhere else until the construction is finished.
Reviewed January 06, 2017
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8.0
Cheong from Malaysia
Group
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Good guest house”
Overall it is a nice hostel with warm welcome staff. Nice breakfast & is near to some attraction
Reviewed November 10, 2016
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8.0
Daniel from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Nice”
Great little place, close to town and pretty clean
Reviewed November 08, 2016
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9.6
Faith from Ireland
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Perfect place to stay in Ella”
We only stayed here for two nights but wish we had stayed longer and used it as our one base to explore the hill country. It was great value for money, in a super central location,clean and spacious and the family were friendly and helpful while giving us our own space. It also had a great hot show for after a day walking.
Reviewed October 14, 2016
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7.6
RICHARD from Ireland
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
OK ”
Big clean comfortable room with mosquito net. Breakfast fairly average, service friendly but not super helpful. Good location, Ella is nice. 200 tuk to train
Reviewed October 06, 2016
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9.6
Louise from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Exceptional”
My kids loved it here . The staff were incredibly friendly , playful , helpful and gentle . Great location too . Thank you Shadow inn for your hospitality .
Reviewed August 31, 2016
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7.2
gary from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Near town centre ”
No working tv in room. Not the best for me as I like BBC news and a solo traveler. Not the best English speaking so I thought don't worry. They offered lounge but many people in there. Breakfast was very good. Seemed nice people. Handy place to stay for a couple of nights.
Reviewed July 23, 2016
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6.0
Barbara from United States
Couple
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
In town location, just off noisy street”
Nice family run guesthouse with AC. Short walk from noisy main drag in Ella. Pleasant rooms, very clean. Good breakfast. Noticed other hotels such as Ella Panorama Inn are located in the hills above Ella had gorgeous views for a bit more money--but you'd need transportation to and from town (or walk a lot.) Ella town in the daytime is busy with noise and cars so next time we wouldn't worry about being close to town and would stay in the hills (unless you like the bar & restaurant scene which we don't..)
Reviewed March 15, 2016
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9.3
laura from United States
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Wonderful Family Run Inn”
Proximity to town, clean, and quiet.
We arrived at Shadow Inn in the afternoon on our way to Kandy the next day. It was centrally located in Ella on a more quiet side road. The family that runs the inn was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a lovely addition and plenty of food for our long train ride to Kandy that day. The rooms were very clean and the bed was comfortable. We got a fan room (can't remember if they have AC) and it was nice and cool. If we are back in Ella again, we will definitely stay here.
Reviewed March 06, 2016
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7.3
Paul from Canada
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Nice spot with friendly owners”
Location, rooms, staff
I enjoyed my stay and the owners were kind and welcoming.
Reviewed February 26, 2016
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7.3
Maria from Canada
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Great family run Inn”
Location and staff
We enjoyed our stay at the Shadow Inn. The family was very gracious and helpful. Ella was such a quaint little town, wished we had another day there.
Reviewed February 21, 2016
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8.8
Brian from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Location, friendly management, breakfast.”
This hotel was unique in although booked through Agoda I had to pay cash in SLR at hotel. Large room, good bed and adequate breakfast. Hotel will organise laundry at same price as only other laundry facility in Ella (400 SLR). The owner/manager organised a guide for me to climb Ella Rock (2000 SLR) 4 and a half hour walk which overlooks Little Adams Peak. I used the hotel taxi to take me from Ella to Tissa (6000 SLR). Recommend Chill Bar and Restaurant about 500 metres from hotel in centre of Ella Village.
Reviewed February 09, 2016
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8.3
Andreas from Denmark
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Good value for money”
Staff, location, breakfast
Reviewed January 13, 2016
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