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Ella Jungle Resort
Ella Jungle Resort
Poorly Managed, Over-priced
The place is not a resort - a dirty run-down farmhouse.
The cable car was not working and we had to hike to get to the resort.
At the dining, there were mice scampering about.
They charged us for the transport to get into the 'resort' from the main entrance at LKR3650.
The billing was also incorrect as they charged us LKR2900 for a dinner menu that was quoted at LKR1850 (??)
What a rip-off....
Good and pesfull place
I was recommended this place to stay for holiday and good price
Incredible jungle experience
This hotel has mixed reviews so it was a bit of a punt. Most of the good and not so good reviews are true but it is a unique experience that made my mum's and my trip to Sri Lanka. You take a 4wheel drive vehicle from the road down a steep track until you can get no further and from here you get the cable car over to the main hotel. The hotel is not posh and the layout quite strange. The noise of the stream, especially after a rainy day, is loud. The steps up to the bathroom from the room are steep and there is no safe in the room to lock up valuables (but you can give them to the manager). My mum is a very active 79 year old. The guided walking tours taken from the hotel are stunning and quite hard going even for the 25 year olds we were with, but so worth it. The guides were truly lovely and supportive of my mum. In the morning we climbed up a jungle path, across streams and at one point climbing up rock using a rope. Viewing monkeys chillaxing on a tree stump and butterflies. The path is about 2.5km of climbing before you reach an amazing natural swimming pool with a waterfall and deep enough to jump from about 2.5m. There are fishs that nibble at your dry skin so you get a spa treatment thrown in but I found it quite ticklish so kept moving. Views wow! The afternoons hike was to three waterfalls quite precarious but not as hard a hike as the morning but beautiful. To finish off we zip wired across the river about 300m. The food was excellent Sri Lankan set menu.
Great hotel for adventurous travelers
After a late adventurous arrival we were excited by our cool multi level accommodation that overhung a stream on a hill.
We had a great dinner with a cultural show by a talented manager! We all thought dinner was very good traditional Sri Lanken food.
However, we were suprised with how far out of Ella we were, (which is my error when booking) so we had no choice but to eat on site. Luckily we were accommodated by the property, so if you choose this property make sure dinner is booked. Our breakfast was included in our cost.
Food is strictly vegetarian, traditional & no alcohol is on the property. There is no tea or coffee making facilities or mini bar in the room which is a shame as our hut had a great balcony and it would have been nice to have enjoyed a cuppa or even better a G&T!
Overall I believe my teenagers will remember the experience which is a little different from normal accommodations & that's fun.
Das Hotel bietet einen sehr gelungenes Jungelerlebnis.
Nach einer Autofahrt (ca. 15 min) über Stock und Stein, geht es mit dem Cabelcar zum abgelegenen Camp. Vollkommener Jungel rundherum.
Wir haben in einem offenen Zimmer am Bach übernachtet. Sehr sauber und gut ausgestattetes Zimmer. Natürlich ohne Internet und ohne Fernsehen.
Badezimmer ausserhalb, kaltes Wasser und Frösche, sowie andere Tiere in der Dusche. Störte uns jedoch nicht, da wir ja ein Jungelerlebnis gebucht hatten.
Abendessen war sehr gut und sehr schön gemacht mit Lagerfeuer und Musik.
Beautiful hotel, but not suitable for couples
Each cabin consists of two rooms which are sharing a bathroom. As a couple we had a standard double room on the top floor of the cabin. This was the worst choice. It is not suited for a couple at all. No privacy. Just a curtain separating you from the toilet and your neighbours.
Also, you need to have full board. There is no real option of going out for dinner or lunch. Food at the hotel is expensive.
If you have a bit more to spend then just the basic room and don't mind sharing a bathroom (per example as a family), this might be one of the hotels that can truly make your vacation.
For us, as a couple, it was more the opposite.