ELLERTON was built for the manager of a large tea estate more than 100 years ago. Now owned by Luca and Iromi Poloni, it retains the character and tranquillity of those colonial days. At 2,400 feet Ellerton combines the best of Sri Lanka’s weather. The sun in the day is hot, while the evenings and nights are relatively cool without the stickiness of the coast, nor the distinct chill of the hill country. Close to the geographic centre of Sri Lanka, 3 hours drive from Colombo, 30 minutes from Kandy, Ellerton is ideally sited for exploring the Island. Set in beautiful gardens, Ellerton has 8 comfortable double bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Ellerton is rated the best hotel in the Kandy district by guests. See Trip Advisor.
Our aim is to give you the feeling you are staying in a friend’s house and not a hotel. Two chefs produce delicious meals with local produce and Sri Lankan curries are always available as an alternative choice to the daily menu. Read more.
Ellerton’s inclusive room charge includes all taxes, service charge and drinks throughout the day – tea, coffee, soft drinks and local alcohol – afternoon tea with cake, local phone calls and use of facilities such as bicycles.
Ellerton is the perfect retreat for those happy to spend a lazy day or two by the pool as part of a tour of the Island. Ellerton is however a destination in itself. Set in beautiful and hilly countryside near Kandy, there is lots to do locally; explore on foot, bicycle or tuk-tuk the many local sites including Kandy’s famous Botanical Gardens and the Temple of the Tooth. The ‘must see’ sites of the Cultural Triangle Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla are just two hours to the North. Read more.