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Ella Planters Bungalow

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A unique location where you can relax, in true hill-country style bungalow and Spice Garden . The climate is rated as one of the best in Sri Lanka - cool evenings and warm days offer a respite from the heat of the coastal resorts and is enjoyed by many Sri Lankans as well as foreign visitors. We are high up here at 1000 metres surrounded by the vast panoramas of the Ella Gap. Karandagolla is slightly lower down than the cooler tea gardens of Badulla giving us a more tropical air and richer variety of exotic plants and fauna. There is much wild country to explore on foot. Many and varied excursions can be arranged. The more active may engage with nature by climbing Little Adams Peak or visiting our local organic tea plantation. Alternatively you can just chill out and enjoy the fine food and comfort of the 'Bungalow', sip chilled drinks on the verandah of an evening, stroll in the grounds or slump in a hammock!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room service
Breakfast Available
Kids pool
Laundry Service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Uva- Karandagolla -Ella 10 Mile Post, Uva- Karandagolla Ella, Srilanka, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport54 km
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport61 km
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This place grew on us. They had various menus on offer for evening meals and we would suggest that you discuss what type of food you want to eat as on the first night we were offered a European style menu that included spaghetti and fish fingers! The Sri Lankan style meals we
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Stayed here for two nights with my husband and 2 friends. Staff were friendly and attentive and food was great (breakfast was especially good- particularly the fresh fruit and juices) Garden and pool area really well maintained and great for spotting wildlife (monkeys, birds,
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Response from Planters B, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Planters Bungalow
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor following you recent stay at Ella planters Bungalow. We would like to convey our gratitude for the kind words expressed with regard to your experience at planters. We are happy to note that you found the rooms amazing and spacious at planters Bungalow. Additionally, that fact that you enjoyed the quality of food and that you found our restaurant as one of the best restaurants in Ella gives us a great sense of pride. Furthermore, that you witnessed the personalized service provided to you by the associates of Ella planters Bungalow to which you found was of high standards and chilled out vibe than ella itself. We look forward to welcoming you the next time you visit Sri Lanka. Ayubowan! (May you live long) Ajith Palitha
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Set in beautiful gardens these bungalows offer all you need. The service was good with the small staff always on hand if needed. The meals were cooked to order very tasty and were substantial if limited on choice. This hotel caters for families,couples or singles whether they be
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Response from Planters B, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Planters Bungalow
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Clive, We take this opportunity to thank you for selecting Ella Planters Bungalow and for the time taken in sharing your valuable feedback. We are delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that the property location, setting, ambiance, and the services rendered by our colleagues have exceeded your expectations. Your valuable feedback would no doubt be an inspiration and would certainly be a motivational factor to the entire team, as we strive to meet and exceed our guests expectations. Thanking you once again for choosing our property for your recent stay, we look forward to your continued patronage and sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to Ella Planters Bungalow. Best Regards, Ajith Palitha
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On a hill with fabulous morning views across the hills, a comfortable and stylish hotel (especially for Ella, which thrives on young travellers' accommodation) with a pool and delicious food. Ideal for any age group including young families, though some staff were more efficient
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Response from Dream C, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Planters Bungalow
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review of the Ella planters Bungalow. We do appreciate the constructive feedback and your ongoing support of the Planters. Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to be of service to you and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back on your future visits. Thank you Ayubowan! (May you live long !) Yours sincerely Ajith Palitha
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We had three nights staying in one of the new upper rooms opposite the pool. Stunning views across the Ella Gap, watching monkeys while sat on our balcony. Food was good but the service was hit and miss, as was the Wi-Fi. The pool is in need of some repairs as two of the guard
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Response from Dream C, Guest Relations Manager at Ella Planters Bungalow
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and sincerely regret that your recent stay was not as comfortable as it should have been due to the various circumstances experienced by you. The Hotel is currently undergoing a phased out renovation programme and we look forward to providing our esteemed guests a revitalized product very soon. We do wish you would give us another opportunity to be of service to you on your next visit to Sri lanka. With best wishes Yours sincerely Ayubowan! (May you live long !) Ajith Palitha
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Hi, are there many steps in the bungalow, and if so is there a lift for accessibility?
No lift it is a bungalow.however there are steps leading up to the entrance, but I'm sure they have another entrance. Just to reaffirm the small road that leads to the bungalow is not in the best condition.
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Hello Elledm, Thank you very much for your email. We are very happy to inform you we had upgraded our hotel up to 10 rooms. We opened our new rooms from 25th July 2017 and all building constructions and landscaping constructions were finished. With a new beautiful out look, we started the new season from July 2017. If you wish to see photos of our new rooms and out look of the garden, you may visit the Trip advisor. Looking forward to meeting you at Planters Bungalow. Thank you and Regards Lanka Sanjeewani Reservation PLANTERS BUNGALOW
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Dear Olivia, Thank you very much for your email. And nice to hear from you again.Mr.Jhon sold the property to his best friend Mr.Saminda from Ella and now is the owner of the Planters Bungalow is Mr.Saminda But if you wish to see Mr.Jhon we can possibly arrange because still, he is staying with us relaxing in our other property at Yahalawela with a nice view of Nine Arches Bridge and 98 Acres we arrange to meet him if you wish us to do. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you and Regards Lanka Sanjeewani Reservation PLANTERS BUNGALOW 10 Mile Post, Uva, Karandagolla, Ella, Sri Lanka Tel: Landline 0094 (0) 55 20 5 56 00 Mobile 0094 (0) 77 15 40 737
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What is the family room like. Would it be large enough for 4 adults.
Yes You do mam!
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"Go for one of the newer deluxe suites with a balcony and views down the valley and across the mountains. We stayed in Mango and loved it."
"Take USD to settle, as they give a poor exchange rate to LKR, and credit cards are 10% extra"
"Don’t go for the planters bungalow go for one of the apartments"
"We had a garden apartment and it was wonderful. Huge bathroom and room with cooking facilities."
"The cottage room is pretty basic. Aim for one of the newer rooms or one in the original planters building."
US$ 114 - US$ 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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