Surrounded by tea plantations and cloud forest, and overlooking the scenic valleys of Ella and beyond, Secret Ella has a privileged position in an untouched part of the Sri Lankan Hill Country. Surrounded by an expansive garden and boasting postcard-worthy views of the valleys and the grand Demodara nine-arch bridge, this is a great place for those who are looking for a relaxing hill country experience at attractive cost.
This bungalow, once a planter’s abode, has maintained its outer appearance but has undergone quite a change in its interior, following a minimalist theme with concrete floors and simple furnishings.
Apart from the main restaurant area, which is located behind the bungalow, there is also a spacious courtyard in the centre of the accommodation that can be used for private dining.
Secret Ella has five types of room: Garden Chalet, Planter’s Suite, Family Suite, Southland Suite and Deluxe Room. In-room facilities include cable TV, mini-fridge, tea/coffee facilities, a safe and Wi-Fi.
Garden Chalets: Located on top of a mountain, these spacious wooden chalets afford spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains and are well-appointed with a king-sized bed, chairs and writing table. Attached bathrooms have a bathtub and shower with h/w.
Family Suite: This expansive suite has an interconnecting room and living area with a sofa, making it the perfect choice for families. Furnished with a king-sized, but can accommodate extra beds. Ensuite bathroom has bath and shower with h/w.
Planter’s Suite: This large suite has a living space, king-sized bed and writing desk. Attached bathroom has the same facilities as above.
Southland Suite: Featuring a well-furnished seating area, this suite has a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with h/w bath and shower.
Deluxe Rooms: Featuring king-sized beds, writing desk and wardrobe, the Deluxe Room is ideal for couples.
King-sized beds, LED/LCD TV with cable, free Wi-Fi, a mini fridge, a writing table, tea and coffee making facilities, an electronic safe, a hairdryer and room service. The stunning infinity pool overlooks the Ella Gap and flourishing greenery of the area.
Why We Like It
The wooden cabins and the infinity pool have great views over the tea plantations.
The Secret Ella encourages guests to use water and electricity with care and also sources up to 10% of the fruits and vegetables from their organic garden. The Secret Ella also promotes waste separation both throughout the hotel as well as in staff premises.
The southern highlands town of Ella has become highly popular, especially with youthful backpackers who soak up its escapist views.