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Hill Forest Cottage

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.4 / 5Excellent
16 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry
  • Room Service


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Suwadivi Ayurveda Health Care
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kinellan Tea Factory
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nature Trail Ella
    5 min drive

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  • Double Room, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Triple Room, Mountain View

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Family Quadruple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds
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About this area


Hill Forest Cottage is located in Ella. Kinellan Tea Factory and Nine Arches Bridge are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Horton Plains National Park and Little Adam's Peak.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Suwadivi Ayurveda Health Care - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kinellan Tea Factory - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nature Trail Ella - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nine Arches Bridge - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Uva Halpewaththa Tea Factory - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Ella Railway Station - 4 min drive

About this property

Hill Forest Cottage

Dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and barbecue grills are onsite. All 2 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus balconies and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find room service, showers, and desks.



Check-in between noon - noon
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 15.0 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Hill Forest Cottage Guesthouse Ella
  • Hill Forest Cottage Guesthouse
  • Hill Forest Cottage Ella
  • Hill Forest Cottage Ella
  • Hill Forest Cottage Guesthouse
  • Hill Forest Cottage Guesthouse Ella

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Off the beaten path

We had a great stay. Dinner and breakfast were amazing, and the views were second to none. The room itself was very clean, but the walls retained the damp which caused it to smell a bit. The taxi also couldn’t get up the mountain because the road was so steep. Overall a really nice place-we would stay here again.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Lovely family run place.

Lovely room and even nicer family that run the place. Beautiful views. The home cooked meal and breakfast were the nicest we had in Sri Lanka. The only thing to be aware of is it’s a bit remote (can be a positive or a negative depending on your viewpoint) so u need to get a 5 minute tuk tuk back from Ella centre at a cost of approx 500 rupees. Very good value for money.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Mostly echoing what the other reviewers have said. The location is very picturesque, the food and the hostess are amazing, the climb up the hill is arduous. Hot water for showering was an added bonus for our stay, as they'd just added solar water heaters. The only thing that prevents Hill Forrest Cottage from getting a perfect score, is the silicon they used to seal the windows in our room wasn't mould proof, and as there's a lot of condensation on the inside, it's gone a bit mouldy and gives the room a musty smell. It's an easy fix though, hopefully, it'll be done by the time you visit :)

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant hotel & hospitality!

We had an AMAZING stay at Hill Forests Cottage. The room was very large & the view was breathtaking - exactly like the photos shown on hotels. Service wise, it was just brilliant. The free breakfast consisted of 5 different options, all served to us on our balcony overlooking Ella. If you have the opportunity to have dinner there, do it! The host was a brilliant cook & she make us a delicious curry with 9 different side dishes. We were completely taken aback by the kindness of the hosts and wish we had stayed longer.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Spectacular Mountain Views

The views of the mountains are spectacular at the hotel. It’s quiet and relaxing, away from the partying of Ella. The owners are sweet and will go out if their way to make you comfortable. The Sri Lankan breakfast and dinner served was some of the best I’ve had. She will serve it at anytime you ask and LOTS of it. So much variety! The rooms were clean and spacious, with huge wrap around balconies and outdoor seating. Amazing place to sit and eat or just stare at the view. Tips: Arrange a tuk tuk with the owners before you arrive. Not all of the drivers at the train station are willing to go up the mountain. It’s nit far distance wise (5 minutes) but it is steep. Easy to walk down the mountain though to hang out in Ella, but hire a tuk tuk 300-400 rupees for the ride back up unless you want a leg workout :). Bring a light sweater for the cool mountain nights. And bring your appetite. The WiFi is spotty but that is typical of Sri Lanka.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

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