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“Excellent stay near the train station”
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Sun Top Inn
Ranked #46 of 165 Ella B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stayed here for two days primarily due to its proximity to the train station. We were wanting to wake up early and catch the train to Kandy so it was very useful for that. The room was very good. It had hot water, a comfortable bed and a cute balcony. It also had a very helpful welcome booklet that included tips for around Ella. The overall hotel was also well presented with a particularly pleasant foyer and garden area. It was quite high end considering the cheap price. As always there are plenty of stray dogs in Ella so I was happy to see that the owners looked after a number of well fed, friendly dogs, especially the little cocker spaniel Bubbles! The young helpers were proactive but, understandably, their English wasn't great. The only drawbacks was that it was near some building work and that, because it wasn't too high up,you do not get the views of the Ella valley that can be seen in other hotels. Overall though an excellent stay, especially considering the price (around £35 for two nights for two people without breakfast).

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Everything was fine: located near the Station, 5 min. by feet. Most friendly staff. Welcome-Drink AND Cake. They were so helpfull. Nice balcony with view. Very good breakfast. The Bus stops 100 Meters in Front of the Hotel, so you can catch a good Seat :-)

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this beautiful place for 3 weeks. Intended on staying only a few days and then move on. We loved it so much we stayed. Priantha and his family were so welcoming and hospitable. The best Sri Lankan food! They also taught us a few of our favorite dishes and we still cook them regularly at home. Such a lovely family that made out trip unforgettable! This place changed our lives. I proposed to my wife down the road at the waterfall and we now have a daughter that we named Ella!! Thanks so much to Priantha and family!! Couldn't recommend this place enough!

Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've stayed in this type of guesthouse in just abut every Asian country, from Mongolia to Myanmar, and the Sun Top Inn ticks all the boxes, making it the perfect example of what a travellers' rest should be. Located a very short walk from the railway station and the buzzing main drag, it is nevertheless a quiet and peaceful retreat from the hubub just 100 metres away. The room was large and spotless with a bit of a colonial feel about it with a private balcony, double French doors and a large bed-encompassing mozzie net, as well as a lovely old wooden dresser and ceiling fan. OK, the bathroom, like every other Asian bathroom has a slightly wobbly pedestal sink and toilet but the shower was magnificent - hot water and plenty of it, remarkably soothing after our 8 mile hike to Little Adam's Peak and the Nine Arches railway bridge. The all important WiFi worked a treat and there is a large, cool but sheltered patio on the second floor with plenty of charging points for UK plugs and USB.
Breakfast was served in the covered garden terrace and it was the best one we've had so far in Sri Lanka, with fresh juice, curd and coconut honey, fried eggs, sausages and toast, tea or coffee (good, strong brew), all served by a really friendly and charming young guy who was always there to help us when we needed him. My wife did a cooking masterclass at the owner's other hotel (the Sun Breeze) and she was taken there by one of the young lads in the guesthouse's own tuk tuk. He aso took me there later so I could eat the curries that Sheila had cooked (see my review for the Sun Breeze).
All in all a great experience and a very nice place to stay. I gave it four stars rather than five only because they don't sell beer on the premises, but this is because the licence fee is quite steep and to be honest there is a bar and off licence less than 5 minutes away. No worries.

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

STOLEN MONEY FROM OUR ROOM

We stayed 2 nights - arriving at night. The accommodation is ok for the money and the owners were welcoming.
However what happened to us was that some of our money disappeared from our room! I myself am missing more than 300 EUR and my friend 100 USD. We can tell almost certainly that it happened here as we checked our money the previous day and all was ok. Very sad :(.
So be carefull!!!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank Jan S
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suntopinn, Owner at Sun Top Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

DON'T WRITE FAKE REVIEWS. If you have lost such a big amount of money why didn't you complaint to us. Even with out telling one word why did you checked out. More than 15 years of history no one complaint about stealing our staff do not do such bad things.and if this happened no body leave with out telling them.and we are very close to the police you could have make a complaint against us.
You write this bad review you came and got the room and when you checked out asked discount and we didn't give you. Then you were very angry and brought our new room towel and cleaned your bike with the towel. Then we asked you to be polite. This is how you behave to get revenge. We shame of you . Behave well.

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Additional Information about Sun Top Inn

Address: N. 18 Police Station Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 165 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range: ₹ 1,303 - ₹ 2,865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We Have total 8 rooms with attached bath room with hot water. Big open sitting area.Serves home cooked fresh Sri Lankan, Indian, Western, Chinese food to order. Do transport service air port picks and drops, day tours, drop hires too. Ayurwedic comisioner aproved Ayurwedic Massage center. We offer special discount for residence guests. Provide information and maps to walk in the area. ... more   less 
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