The Best Places To Stay In Ella

Last Updated on January 7, 2024 by Natalia

The small town of Ella is the perfect stopover when travelling through Sri Lanka’s hill country. With beautiful nature all around and a number of hikes to do in the area, there’s no shortage of things to do in Ella. If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, Ella is the perfect next stop after visiting the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya. Find out everything you need to know about the town with this Ella guide. Having become a popular destination with travellers in Sri Lanka, Ella has plenty of accommodation and hotels available whether you’re on a tight budget or looking for luxury. Find out the best hotels and places to stay in Ella below!

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Royal Vantage

Another budget homestay with fantastic views of Ella Rock, Royal Vantage has the added benefit of being closer to the centre of Ella – just a 10 minute walk from the train station. The family that run the property are extremely attentive and friendly, ensuring your stay exceeds expectations.

Ella’s main street is just a few minutes walk away, meaning there are plenty of bars and restaurants easily accessible. Rooms start from 5,000 rupees per night, which includes a lovely homemade breakfast.

Like many other properties in Ella, rooms are equipped with a fan as air conditioning isn’t necessary in the area’s cooler climate.

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 Misty Hills Ella Resort

Should you prefer to have air conditioning available, consider booking a stay at Misty Hills Ella Resort. You’ll have your own balcony/terrace to enjoy Ella’s wonderful nature, which makes it a lovely place to relax.

The property is situated in a peaceful area, a 10-minute walk to the centre of Ella. Alternatively, the short tuk tuk ride to the centre will only cost around 200 rupees.

There’s also a restaurant on site if you don’t feel like going out for dinner on any night during your stay. We’ve seen discounted rates from 8,900 rupees per night.

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The One Ella

Another option with the comfort of air conditioning, The One Ella is perfectly located near the start of the Little Adam’s peak hike. With fantastic views overlooking the surrounding hill country and Ella Rock, a stay here is one you won’t forget in a hurry!

There are only 2 rooms in the property, making it a lovely spot to enjoy some peace and quiet if you so wish. The owner will make sure your stay is completely hassle free – whether it’s arranging a transfer to your next destination or offering recommendations of where to eat. This makes it one of the best places to stay in Ella.

Rooms start from around 12,500 rupees per night with breakfast included in the price.

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Treat yourself! 

 Zion View Ella 

If you’re hoping for a stay filled with incredible views, then Zion View Ella is a perfect match for you. The spectacular scenery is what makes this property so special, with the restaurant, rooms and swimming pool looking out towards Ella Rock.

Although it can be a steep walk up to the property, tuk tuks are available if you’d prefer to avoid the walk. The property’s location away from the main road makes it peaceful and a wonderful place to relax – especially as there’s a spa on site!

If you don’t have time to hike Ella Rock or Little Adam’s Peak, a stay at Zion View Ella means you’ll still be spoilt with impressive views. We’ve seen discounted rates from 16,600 rupees per night, although prices may be higher or lower than this.

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Not sure where to travel next? Make sure to check out our 2 week Sri Lanka itinerary to plan your perfect trip, or alternatively our guide on whether to pick Yala or Udawalawe National Park.

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