Promising far-reaching hill country views, our stylishly refurbished five-bedroom tea bungalow hotel is majestically perched on a tea-fringed hill near Ella. Dating back to the colonial era, the bungalow epitomises its legacy yet indulges discerning guests with contemporary facilities and high-end personalised service – be pampered by our butlers, feast on gourmet food and dip into a garden pool with stunning views across the valley and famous Demodera Loop.
The homely bungalow has three rooms types. Our magnificent Ella Rock Suite, has a private sitting room, direct garden access and is decadently spacious while our three double Demodera Bedrooms ooffer private luxury in a setting redolent of days gone by. Nine Skies Bedroom is equipped with twin beds, and since this cosy room interconnects with a Demodera Bedroom, it is ideal for families. All five bedrooms open onto garden terraces blessed with wonderful views. All rooms are stylishly furnished and have ensuite bathrooms with tubs for soaking in after scenic strolls around the tea plantations.
Dining in Ella reaches new heights at our atmospheric restaurant which overlooks our landscaped garden. Our butlers are poised to pamper you in a home from home setting, mixing your favourite drinks for sipping in the sitting room, and serving afternoon tea and freshly cooked gourmet meals to tables inside the bungalow or out on the garden veranda.
Rates are all inclusive, so expect to tuck into a hearty breakfast, a ‘Planter’s Lunch’ – a selection of daily curries – afternoon tea and later, an a la carte dinner.
Activities & experiences:
The south eastern Hill Country region surrounding Ella is a great destination for exploring the great outdoors. There are some wonderful walks in Ella and the tea estates that surround the bungalow can be explored on your own or with a butler guide. At our local Finlay’s Tea Factory you can learn about the tea production process on an absorbing guided tea factory tour.
Experiences in Ella range from exploring this stretch of Main Line railway – the Nine Arch Bridge and the Demodera Loop – to day-tripping to the colonial-era towns of Haputale and Bandarawela. Other things to do in Ella’s surroundings include visiting Sri Lanka’s longest covered wooden bridge, swimming in pristine waterfalls and picnicking in private locations handpicked for their heart stopping scenery.