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Grand Ella Motel

411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
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  • 1 star hotel
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Reviewed 2 November 2016
Stopped for lunch
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand Ella Motel We stopped here for a comfort stop, tea and coffee on our way from Nuwara Eliya to Udawalawe, where I met the area manager of Zinc Hospitality Mr Sunil Fernando. He told me that this small charming hotel was the very first hotel to be built to take in the views through the Ella Gap, which are...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grand Ella Motel is a 5 minutes walk away from the main street of Ella. It is located at a stunning location overlooking a valley from top of a hill. In terms of location it doesn't get any better than that. The rest is quickly told: old, outdated, small and broken rooms, dirty and filthy. There were 3 water options:...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stopped here as the view was amazing our driver had been before and knew easy to park. The staff were friendly and gave us a lovely table to take in the view and pretty gardens. We decided to have the set menu rice and curry soup starter and fruit after. They brought out a range of dishes and a...

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

we arrived the place without a prior booking.as we thought available rooms were there.on that day no any guests at the hotel.our room and the bathroom were quite clean.all the basic facilities were there to spend the night. the location was super with a great view of the Ella gap, the weather was excellent.food was nothing much tasty.they serve string...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We do not know what the motel rooms were like because we stopped by just for lunch. The location was unbeatable. It was also a nice clear sunny afternoon and we really enjoyed walking around the garden and enjoying the great view and the landscaping. It was also a good day have lunch on the verandah. We had sandwiches, and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very old place, looks ancient and not modern. Staff and food are ok but my wife and children did not like the place. We booked it because it was cheap but still not worth for the money. We checked out second night and stayed in a new good place

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Beautiful location with a view of the Ella pass. Good food and service . The rooms and washrooms are worn-out old and tired. The rate charged is very reasonable and one pays for for what you get. Lovely garden space...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Was there for a couple of nights. I returned to Ella after 20 years. This used to be THE place to stay in Ella. But not so anymore. Overall the whole place can do with a bit more tlc. The breakfast was good but overall the menu was very limited. Ceylon Hotel Corporation needs to lift up its game.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Possible the best view in whole of Ella, the garden area has a breathtaking view of the Ella Gap. Really enjoyed having a beer in the garden while taking in the view. The food was good, you get the choice of either Sri Lankan or Western. The only downside is the condition of the rooms, they are in serious need...

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't book any accommodation in advance of our arrival so booked in here as it was only for one night. The view of the garden was fabulous but not much else was. Our room was pretty grubby the sheets too small for the bed, the shower had a broken base, door did not shut and the water supply inconsistent...

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Address: 411, Galle Road | Bambalapitiya, Columbo 4, Ella, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Price Range: €59 - €70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Grand Ella Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 304
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“Ask for the pass view”
 of 5 bubbles H0neyd, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the Rooms directly above the restaurant for the best view”
 of 5 bubbles Vinokrish, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the old wing is good with wonderful view but the new wing does not have a good view”
 of 5 bubbles kasun005, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms open up to a great view”
 of 5 bubbles sharmilal2013, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
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