Zion View Green Retreat is a family run guesthouse in Ella standing at the edge of a cliff with spectacular views of Ella Gap. It is a nine-bedroom guesthouse offering clean and comfortable rooms, courteous service and home-cooked food. The Sri Lankan owners are at hand to ensure that guests are well taken care of. Zion View is accessed via a steep flight of steps downhill and is designed so that scenic views of Ella rock, little Adam’s Peak and the valley beyond are visible from the bedrooms as well as the restaurant. With much climbing to do, Zion View is not recommended for those with mobility difficulties.
The nine bedrooms hug the mountain side and are located on three different levels. The Family Bungalow is located away from the main building and closer to the road level. All bedrooms open on to balconies with spectacular views of the mountains and Ella gap. Bedroom interiors are comfortably furnished with twin or double beds fitted with mosquito netting. Baby cots are provided upon request. Rooms are equipped with overhead fans. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.
Double and Twin Rooms: These four rooms are furnished with double or twin beds.
Family room No 1: Located on the middle floor, this rooms is furnished with a double bed and single bed and is suitable for a small family with one child.
Family room No 2: This room has one double beds & a bunk bed and located on the middle level with easy access to the restaurant.
Family room No 3 & 4: These two rooms are furnished with two double beds & one single bed and located on the top level. Can accommodate up to five.
Family Bungalow: Located up hill from the main building and closer to the main entrance level to guesthouse, this spacious bungalow was built in 2013. The interior is equipped with two double beds, tea/coffee facility and a mini-fridge. Up to four guests can be accommodated in this Family Bungalow.
The open-sided restaurant with breathtaking views of Ella gap, serves only Sri Lankan cuisine prepared according to traditional recipes and cooked in clay pots. There is a lounge area at the lower level also with mountain views. This area is furnished with sun beds. Other facilities include hammocks, wifi internet, telephone, room service, laundry service and picnic lunches on request for those going on treks.
Why We Like It
Watch the changing light on Ella Rock while lolling back in a hammock on the terrace of this excellently-located hill country hotel.
Zion View Green Retreat is conveniently placed for Ella train station. Situated 3,300 ft. above sea level, this stunning landscape in the southern highlands can be accessed by train or by road via Nuwara Eliya, the south via Wellawaya, or via Kitulgala and Ratnapura.