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Hill Forest Cottage

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5

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Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
16 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry
  • Room Service

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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

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1-800-238-0767

    About this area

    Ella

    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.

    Visit our Ella travel guide

    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

    Guesthouse in Ella with free parking
    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.
    Hill Forest Cottage offers 2 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and refrigerators can be requested.
    Hill Forest Cottage features tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. This business-friendly guesthouse also offers laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    Hill Forest Cottage is a smoke-free property.

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    Check-in

    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

    Check-out before noon

    Children and extra beds

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

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Important information

    Fees

    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

    Internet

    • 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)

    Conveniences

    • No elevators

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoors

    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden

    More

    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities

    Bathroom

    • Free toiletries
    • Shower

    Entertainment

    • Flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator (on request)

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony

    More

    • Desk

    Frequently asked questions

    4.4

    Excellent

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    3 - Okay
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    2 - Mediocre
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    4.2
    Cleanliness
    4.7
    Service and Staff
    4.2
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    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

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    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

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    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

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    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

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    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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