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  • Ellerton Bungalow Paradise on Hilltop

    Fall under the Spell of Mountains

  • Staff of Ellerton Bungalow - Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Meet the A-Team of Ellerton Bungalow

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Home away from home)

    Home away from Home

Ellerton Bungalow Paradise on Hilltop

Our aim is to make you feel you are staying in a friend’s house and not a hotel. Three chefs produce delicious meals using local produce and Sri Lankan curries are always available as an alternative to our western menu...

  • Ellerton Bungalow (9 Acre Property to Roam Free)

    Enjoy and photograph the fantastic fauna and flora in and around Ellerton’s 9 acre property.

    9 Acre Property to Roam Free

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Infinity Pool)

    Merge into the valley in our infinity pool and enjoy the changing moods of the Alagalla mountain beyond.

    Infinity Pool

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Explore Hill Country by Train)

    Venture out from Ellerton for your train journey from Gampola to Ella, Hatton or Nanu Oya.

    Explore Hill Country by Train

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Alfresco Dining)

    Celebrate a special milestone under the stars with a candle lite dinner and the lovely melodies played by our flautist.

    Alfresco Dining

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Vintage Tea Planters Bungalow)

    110 Year Old Tea Planters Bungalow.

    Vintage Tea Planters Bungalow

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Tranquil Hilltop Retreat)

    Life at Ellerton is quiet, laidback and tranquil. You can truly relax and unwind in our cozy rooms and beautiful garden.

    Tranquil Hilltop Retreat

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Enchanting Vista)

    The views around Ellerton are stunning. Have a drink at the pool and enjoy the changing vistas of the Allagalla mountain beyond.

    Enchanting Vista

  • Ellerton Bungalow (Caring Hosts Nice to a Fault)

    Luca and Iromi are hands-on hosts and do their best to make you feel welcome and spoilt.

    Caring Hosts Nice to a Fault

Accommodation

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  • Main House

    Main House

    The MAIN HOUSE is the original planters bungalow which is over 100 years old. The public areas are that of a home...

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    Free Wi-Fi

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  • The Garden Rooms

    The Garden Rooms

    The GARDEN ROOMS are actually separate bungalows with stunning views down the valley to the Alagalla mountain...

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    King Size Bed

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  • The Valley House

    The Valley House

    The VALLEY HOUSE is a separate building close to the pool and has a very wide verandah with stunning views...

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  • Aurora Bungalow

    Aurora Bungalow

    The AURORA BUNGALOW is a two roomed suite and was completed in September of 2018. We called it Aurora because you...

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Dining

Ellerton Bungalow (Dining Experience)

Dining Experience at Ellerton

Meals at Ellerton are varied and tasty and are prepared in our state of the art kitchen. We take on board a wide range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, celiac as well as most other...

Facilities

  • Free Wifi

    Enjoy free Wi-Fi in your rooms, restaurants, and lobbies to keep connected all the time.

  • Meals on Request

    We are ready to serve you meals upon your request.

  • Free Bicycles to Ride

    Enjoy free bicycle to roam through our property and explore.

  • Transport Arrangements

    Transport Arrangements can be done upon request.

  • Laundry Services

    We offer on request laundry services.

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Things to Do

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    • Hiking

      Hiking

      About 20km from Ellerton lies the Hantana and Knuckles Mountain ranges which are considered areas of outstanding natural beauty and loved by walkers and trekkers.

    • Bird Watching

      Bird Watching

      There are many birds, both endemic and migratory to be seen at Ellerton. The Crimson-fronted Barbet and the Ceylon red-backed woodpecker to name just two.

    • Bicycle riding & Walks

      Bicycle riding & Walks

      Guests are free to wander around the whole property. By walking in the surrounding areas, one gets a good impression of life in rural Sri Lanka.

    • Nature Photography

      Nature Photography

      The area in which Ellerton is located will give you stunning views, misty mornings, breathtaking sunsets, fauna, and flora.

    • Indoor Games

      Indoor Games

      There are board games for all ages; be it Monopoly, jigsaw puzzles, scrabble, cards and chess, jenga and dominos a box full of beads to make jewelry. Of course, one can kick a football or play table tennis.

    • Village Tour

      Village Tour

      The many walks around Ellerton will give you an idea of life in rural Sri Lanka.

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    • Botanical Gardens

      Botanical Gardens

      A visit to the world-renowned Botanical gardens at Peradeniya is just 30 mins drive from Ellerton.

    • Temple of the Tooth

      Temple of the Tooth

      The Temple of the Tooth or Maligawa as it is called in Sinhala is one of Buddhism's' holiest shrines as it houses the tooth relic of the Lord Buddha.

    • Ambuluwawa

      Ambuluwawa

      The Ambuluwewa hill temple is a shrine to all religions. Ambuluwewa is also an area of outstanding biodiversity and is worth a visit just to enjoy the flora and stunning views.

    • Embekke

      Embekke

      Embekke (circa 1354) made of wood, Lankathilaka (circa 1351) made of brick and Gadaladeniya (circa 1344) carved out of the rock are all temples and devales built by kings in ancient times.

    • Orange Field Tea Factory

      Orange Field Tea Factory

      This is an absolute must and to almost all our guests the highlight of their trip to Sri Lanka! Sebastian, the owner, and 3rd generation tea producer will give you the most detailed tour of his factory...

Ellerton Bungalow (Reviews)

What our guests say

  • We've stayed at Ellerton for 2 nights and I can begin this review with the statement, that it was definitely not enough! This place is a real paradise! The views are to die for and I just loved to watch the stunning sunsets with the sound of birds and quiet evening chants coming from the Buddhist temple nearby. It was so magical!

    Justyna

    01st Dec 2018

  • A great hotel retreat up in the hills from bustling Kandy. The owners are extremely welcoming and made this a relaxed stay. Our room was big and was at the front overlooking the valley. The food was very good. We loved the swimming pool perched on the hillside. Our only issue was that the bathroom was a bit dated but the owners are new and have a program of refurbishment. Would highly recommend

    Eseel

    01st Nov 2018

  • We had enjoyed for only 2 nights the Ellerton’s bungalows and it was too short when we had to leave! First of all, the very, very,warm welcoming from Iromy, Lucas and the entire Ellerton’s team. Available and always ready to advise us for a visit, arrange a tuk-tuk trip to visit a gentleman factory tea owner, “orange field”, take time to explain about story of SriLanka, organize an outdoor cinema to watch “the beauty and the beast” with our 3 kids

    Gaëtan

    01st Nov 2018

  • I stayed here for a couple of nights. I wish it could have been longer. Everything about it is perfect. The location, rooms, food, nature, atmosphere, Rooms are so tastefully decorated and huge, Food absolutely top quality. You are high up in the hills with the sounds, the birds, monkeys and other wildlife making it even more perfect. It is only 25 mins or so to Kandy and we went to Nuraya Eliya for the day too. Wonderful to come back to this hidden gem! Luca and Iromi are exceptional hosts. They care so much about everything. Attention to details is superb. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they shared some of the future plans they have for this place which somehow will make it even more beautiful. Whether travelling alone, as a couple, with friends or even if you are a big enough group to take it over completely, I would be very surprised if you didn't say on leaving, that you would definitely return one day.

    Louise H

    01st Oct 2018

  • I think you would be hard pushed to find a more perfect travel experience in Sri Lanka, let alone The world. This is largely due to Owners Luca and iroma who run this beautiful boutique hotel set in the hills of Kandy. They welcome you into their home and share this gem that kind of feels like paradise. From the arrival drinks, looking out over the rolling hills, to a perfect breakfast with local fruit,good coffee and a selection of dishes from eggs to pancakes. We stayed in the newly renovated owners bungalow. Clean, very tastefully decorated incredibly comfortable. Great beds and bathroom.Perfect for us and our two teenage kids. Seperate rooms a balcony overlooking the forest. 3 days did not feel nearly enough.

    JB67a

    18th Jan 2019

  • We stayed for a couple of (rainy!) days last August as part of our trip round the island of Sri Lanka. We received a delightful welcome from the owners, who are somewhat accidental hoteliers having stumbled across the hotel in the course of relocating from Switzerland. The rooms were clean and tidy, if not out and out luxurious, but that is somewhat part of the charm of the place. The food was excellent, and good value, and we rather enjoyed Ellerton as a base for exploring the Kandy area.

    Deerleap

    07th Jan 2019

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