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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here after our taxi guide suggested it. The hotel sits on a hill over Ella and has some of the most amazing views I've ever seen. We've stayed at a lot of mid range hotels in the past but Ambiente is one of my favorites! Looking at the view from our room (room number 6)...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have recently stayed at ambiente and it was truly magical. Staff were fantastic and the location was perfect. Like we were In the clouds looking down. Only negative was the wifi connection . Apart from that I would recommend ella and ambiente

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Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Spent one day in late Jan., 2017. Positive aspects: the view, it is adorable (though we enjoyed some 30 minutes before the heavy rain); very tasty breakfast and the owner obviously keeping the things under control personally. Negative: rooms conditions. Some lamps were missing, not enough light to read in the evening. Poor sound-proof conditions.

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Thank Sergei K
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The one good thing about this property was the wonderful view, unfortunately it rained heavily when we stayed. The evening meal was also reasonable but the rooms were terrible. The staff were pleasant and agreed with everything you said but did nothing about it. I pointed out that the wall light was broken and the manager looked and said "it...

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Thank 804elaine
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great little boutique place. Good value - cheap price, rooms are simple and clean, with own bathroom. Shower pressure and temperature was ok (issue we had in many places in Sri Lanka). Ask for yogi tea, it is delicious. Very friendly owner and staff. Views from the rooms and the hotel are amazing - it is on top of a...

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Thank dsvetch
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The owner has wasted the opportunity of one of the best views of Ella Gap - see sunrise 18/1/17. The rooms (I visited before in 2013) are badly in need of major refurbishment. Electrics don't work, sanitary ware broken, ditto tiles, mosquito net 'holey' etc etc. An upgrade would justify an increase in the very reasonable room price. On the...

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Thank Rollo P
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Not impressed at all. Room was dirty, Everything falling to bits. Not maintained. Bath filthy. Went out to buy candles to try karma. Asked for bath to be cleaned. Did not happen so I ended up doing it. However, water brown so waste of time. Tables, kitchen and eating area dirty. Laundry piled up whilst eating. Hammocks almost on floor....

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Thank nicolahaines
Cape Town
Reviewed 26 December 2016

we were the only two people booked in at this hotel.- high season /21 december 2016 - that says it all.. room was dirty = sheets were dirty - the net over the bed was so dirty and broken towels were dirty and smelly dining area was very tatty and dirty The food was dirt flies all over dining area....

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is one of the nice places in Ella. There's a nice view from the hotel. Morning is the best time for watching around around. We can see train also. It's an unforgettable view. Locate in the top of the montain. As well as foods & the service also fabulous. Hope to stay gain Chanaka

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Thank Chanaka M
Phuket Town, Thailand
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

After having cancelled our reservation in The lucky star B&B in Ella, our driver showed us the neighboring Ambiente hotel . Luckily the had place for 2 nights . Rooms are very simple but appropriate , bathroom/ shower very basic and not really clean. Till midnight they switch on a generator which is really loud . The wooden doors to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ambiente is a simple but clean and welcoming guest house, with nine perfectly acceptable rooms. Seven bedrooms are en suite and the other two rooms share a conveniently-located bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. There is also a small restaurant offering predominantly Sri lankan dishes. All rooms, and the restaurant, have balconies overlooking the hills. Activities can include: treks to nearby caves and waterfalls, or to Lipton's Seat, birdwatching with local guides, cultural tours (Dowa cave temples, Maligavila Buddhist statue, Haputale monastary, Adisham), train journeys from Ella and a visit to Horton Plains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ambiente

Address: Ella, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Ambiente Hotel Ella
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FelixvdG, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the right side have the best view and a nice garden!”
kohn2014, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the upper rooms and those on the western side.”
TobyJ188, 16 Apr 2013 | Read review
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