For photographs and a breakdown of my trip to Ella, click here.
Last June, Paul and I travelled to Sri Lanka for just over two weeks. During our time there, we visited the mountain town of Ella. With its rolling hills, hiking trails and plenty of restaurants, we loved every second of our stay there. If you’d like to learn more about our time in Ella, you can click here. After discovering Ella’s Edge Resort on Booking.com we were lucky enough to receive a half price stay in the hotel’s Superior Double Room.
The cost of the lower end rooms are around £30 per night, which is average for hotels in the Ella area. They gradually get more expensive, with the premium room coming in at around £70 per night. The room has a 7.9 on Booking.com and breakfast is included as standard, whilst dinner can be added per night at an additional cost.
In all honesty, I’ve stayed at more well decorated hotels across Asia and including Sri Lanka. Construction was still ongoing on the lower floors of the hotel. The reception area was beautifully decorated with an open plan seating and dining area with a kitchen at the far end. The length of the reception is open planned and overlooking the mountains, which is also a feature in some of the pricier rooms. The bedroom decor was pared back with minimal furniture in the rooms. White walls and dark wood are a staple throughout the different room types. The more expensive rooms are much lighter, brighter and overall a lot more pleasant.
Ella is a very small town, so everything is within walking distance or is a few minutes away in a tuk tuk ride. The bus stop and Ella train station are both less than a kilometre from the hotel and there are plenty of private cars available for hire in the town centre to the airport and other locations in the country.
There are four room types at this hotel, starting from the standard prices of hotels in Ella and working up to a larger suite with the incredible views of the mountains. The best part about all of the rooms is by far their view, but the hotel does include a lot of amenities considering it is not a luxury accommodation. There is plenty of space to store clothes, a space to eat and additional amenities like a refrigerator and kettle.
The hotel was immaculate from the moment you stepped foot on the driveway all through to the rooms. Even though there was construction ongoing afoot the building, there was no debris or dirt surrounding the area. Our bed was made up beautifully on arrival and the following day whilst we were out, and as the kitchen was open onto the dining area it was easy to see how clean it was, too.
Overall, this hotel is a strong contender if you’re travelling to Ella. Although it is minimalist in terms of decor, the views and spaciousness of the rooms more than make up for this. If you’re travelling on a budget then the lower end rooms are well worth considering and if you have a little more money to play with then I would definitely recommend booking in to the Superior Double Room.