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Overview of Ella Eco Lodge

Ella Eco Lodge

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in Ella

7.0/10 Good

34 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
  • Separate bedrooms
Waterfall Road, Ella, 999999
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Train station pick-up service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Hair salon
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Ella Railway Station - 12 min walk
  • Haputale Railway Station - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)


  • Chill Cafe - 6 min walk
  • 360 Ella - 5 min walk
  • One Love - 4 min walk
  • Matey Hut - 3 min walk
  • UFO - 5 min walk

About this property

Ella Eco Lodge

Ella Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for LKR 17000.00 per vehicle one way. Guests can indulge in massages, Ayurvedic treatments, or mani/pedis. Fellow travelers like the nearby shopping and walkable location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10:30 AM
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2014
  • Garden


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counter/sink

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately LKR 560.00 for adults and LKR 560.00 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of LKR 17000.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.

Also known as

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Ella Eco Lodge Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does Ella Eco Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ella Eco Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ella Eco Lodge?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ella Eco Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ella Eco Lodge?
Yes, there's free self, valet, and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ella Eco Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is LKR 17000.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ella Eco Lodge?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Check-out time is 1 PM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ella Eco Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Ella Eco Lodge also has a garden.
Does Ella Eco Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Ella Eco Lodge like?
Ella Eco Lodge is a short 9-minute walk from Suwadivi Ayurveda Health Care and 15 minutes' walk from Nature Trail Ella. Travelers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Small and cozy
It's a really nice place and service is really courteous. Anytime again.
2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Feels like an amazing tree house
The eco lodge is so cool, it is a simple wooden building with an amazing balcony. You feel like you are in a tree house! We had some of our best sleeps there, super comfy bed, very dark and you can hear all the birds and crickets etc. Very cool! The lodge feels secluded (which we liked) but it is only a couple of minites walk uphill from Ella main street so you kind of get the best of both. If you're more of a luxury hotel person you may not like it, but if you want something different this is a great place to stay. I really recommend eating at the lodge, we had breakfast and dinner served on the balcony and all the food was delicious and it was so lovely having the view of the trees. The service was great too. The host can help you arrange activities and day trips. I recommend you make sure uou get all info you need up front. We found it a bit tricky to get the info once we had arrived because the host was not there and it turned out we had misunderstood some of the excursions we had booked. They were still good but not what we thought they were going to be.
Karin, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Abode in a tranquil, green rainforest surroundings
I absolutely loved staying @ Arana. Not far at all from the main street/intersection of Ella town,shops,restaurants,bus stop,train station etc. 5min walk down the hill then 4mins to the end of a driveway and down stairs into a beautiful, tranquil, green rainforest setting. Wonderfully hand built bungalow, tree house style rooms situated in the trees with awesome views of the valleys, mountain and green surroundings.Quiet and peaceful with options to practice yoga, meditate in a lovely hand built hut nestled in the trees, participate in cooking classes and enjoy a delicious breakfast included each morning. Very friendly and helpful staff, happy to chat about yoga, Sri Lankan life, offering assistance with arranging tuk tuks, car transports, train, bus information, sight seeing information and activities. Anna and Sanka, the owners, were extremely accommodating, friendly, knowledgable, kind people who have created a fantastic natural environment to stay, lovely gardens, staff and a blissful energy. Highly recommend. I'll be back guys;)
Jodie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Beautiful setting. Avoid it in the rainy season.
The setting in beautiful, and the location is excellent. However, the room was humid, damped and cold. The second night we found out that the rain enters the cabin and wets the bed. We couldn't reach the reception at night (it is a bit hard to reach in the dark). We did sleep as we could in a less humid part of the bed. The bed missed one of the sheets as well, so we had to sleep on top of the one provided (partially wet after the rain) and used the blanket as cover. It was a very unpleasant experience.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Overbooked Facility
When arriving at the location the facility was overbooked. The room we booked was not available as other people occupied it. The owner has not informed us about this but promised to do a full refund of the booking when we called him at the location to explain our misencontment. The booking was not refunded and the full cost was debited. Fortunately for us there was another room (totally different from posting) that was available and where we could stay. For a hotel provider, this is totally unacceptable, you don't overbook a place as it could put you, as a traveller, in a lot of unnecessary trouble specially in a country where English is not the main language. The follow up service in regards to this issue did not meet the expectation set by owner. Would not recommend booking.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Hotel in shambles! Want refund
I was really looking forward to staying here however from the second we got here I knew there'd be issues. When we first arrived there was no sign of a reception, we were greeted by two kids (I say kids because they couldn't have been older than 12) who proceeded to show us to our rooms. When we got in we noticed there were no curtains over the windows so we had to hand towels to have any privacy. The internet never worked the whole time we were there and the mosquito net smelled of animal urine! The next day we tried to talk to someone for help-no one spoke English when I asked where he owner was, they replied "in Colombo" basically there was no one actually running this place except for some kids who definitely tried their best but this place needed an adult in charge! I'm so unhappy with my stay and want compensation for this dreadful experience. Do not stay!
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice setting, have stayed in better
Setting was lovely , in the trees but it was raining and the tin roof was very loud. The owner lives away in Colombo so it took a while to check in and was a little disorganised - would have been better for local owner. There is also no reception so have to wander about before you find anyone for help. Bed was king size and comfy and bathroom good with nice balcony. Have stayed in better for value for money.
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10/10 Exceptional

Worth the steep (seriously steep) walk up
Loved the Eco Lodge. Had a troupe of Monkeys playing in trees so could sit and enjoy watching. Better than seeing it on t.v.. Room was lovely and clean. Comfortable bed. Breakfast a little pricey and average but on the upside it reduces number of times you walk the seriously steep hill. I believe they offered cookery class with owners mum. Didn't do it but regret it now as I long for a good veg curry and a roti or two.
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8/10 Very good

The Eco Lodge is terrific if you've come to Ella for the scenery and hiking (and why else would you come to Ella?) the rooms are log cabin style, with a large balcony looking into the treetops with mountains beyond. Wildlife spotting is easy - birds, bats, fireflies and monkeys all live in the trees - and you will get monkeys visiting for breakfast scraps. Beds were rustic but comfortable, bathroom clean and spacious. Energy saving lights in the bedroom, not placed near the bed meant the room was rather dim. However, having that treetop view from the balcony made up for any issues. Location: Waterfall Road is steep and narrow, and the Lodge is accessed via rocky steps and a wooden bridge - ideal for hikers, but not for anyone unstable on their feet. If you do hike to Ella Rock, turn left on Waterfall Road to access the railway line path rather than going into town and starting from the station. Ella Town is a short walk away, and has a good selection of cafes / bars to spend an evening in. Overall, a memorable experience in a beautiful setting and I wish we'd stayed a little longer.
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