The Secret Ella, Ella Sri Lanka, Hill Country
The Secret Ella is a tranquil and truly beautiful place to hide away from the bustle of the city. This planter’s bungalow overlooks the rolling green hills of a tea plantation spanning ten acres. The resort itself is charming and luxurious with an old world feel and a warm welcome reception from the friendly staff.
The property is off the beaten track in the Ella, hidden in the cool hillsides of central Sri Lanka. Try your hand at bird watching, hire a bike, or wander through the tea plantations and start up a conversation with a tea plucker. If you're wishing to indulge in a spa treatment, massage, or yoga, there is a free shuttle service available to and from 98 Acres Resort and Spa.
There are four types of accommodation, all of which exude warmth and colonial charm. Whichever room you stay in, you’ll have a king size bed and can make the most of the personalized butler service. For a truly wonderful treat, take a group of friends and hire out the family suite, which sleeps 5 adults.
A nice and comfortable place to relax, take in the incredible valley views, and explore the tea plantations, we wouldn’t recommend it for bar hoppers, rather, it would suit couples, honeymooners, families, looking to appreciate the lovely countryside.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
Everything went like clockwork. Although there was a problem with one booking this was resolved without us even knowing there had been an issue and the alternative accommodation was lovely.