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The Hideaway Ella

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Outdoor pool
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Overview of The Hideaway Ella

The Hideaway Ella

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Makulella, Ella, Makulella

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHorton Plains National Park38 min drive
  • Popular LocationYala National Park62 min drive
  • Popular LocationUdawalawe National Park99 min drive

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About this area


The Hideaway Ella is located in Makulella. Nine Arches Bridge and St Benedict's Monastery are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Horton Plains National Park and Secret Waterfall.

What's nearby

  • Ravana Falls - 19 min drive
  • Horton Plains National Park - 38 min drive
  • Lipton’s Seat - 40 min drive
  • Yala National Park - 62 min drive
  • Udawalawe National Park - 99 min drive


  • Matey Hut - 20 min drive
  • Nanda Restaurant - 20 min drive
  • La Mensa - 20 min drive
  • The Remo's Restaurant - 20 min drive
  • N2 Restaurant - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Ella Railway Station - 21 min drive

About this property

The Hideaway Ella

3-star hotel with free breakfast and spa services
Along with an outdoor pool, this hotel has a restaurant and massage/treatment rooms. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 8 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, along with free WiFi and room service. Premium bedding, separate baths and showers and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Hideaway Ella offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free newspapers and complimentary bottles of water. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and shower

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Slippers

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Check-in time starts at 1 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be 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

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Hideaway Ella Hotel Bandarawela
Hideaway Ella Hotel
Hideaway Ella Bandarawela
Hideaway Ella
The Hideaway Ella Hotel
The Hideaway Ella Makulella
The Hideaway Ella Hotel Makulella

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 17%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 67%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Simple hotel with amazing views far from center
Location very far from center. Staff were amazing though.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel a bit hard to find
This was a great 3 start hotel but was hard to find as there were no road signs and only two signs for the hotel. The road can get a little rough at times but it looks like they will eventually pave it. Once at the hotel the staff is very attentive, and the view in daylight is breathtaking. I only got a short night there which I wish I would have taken advantage of the cooking class. No mosquitoes really because of the higher elevation.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing views but not worth value...
The views and the food (good service people) were the most amazing of my trip, but that is what allowed me to give it the score I gave it... This was my highest priced accommodation I had in Sri Lanka, but value was not worth it. Stated had air conditioning, but rooms were not and did not see it around any public area. No wifi in the main reception/eating area, so had to wait till go back to room, but when I did, Wifi went off at night before going to bed. I have to give credit to the chef... best food I had in sri lanka... and the view from balcony (during the day, not at night) was breathtaking including eating breakfast... So was nice, but not worth the price as other places with decent views were cheaper.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Kjekt kokkekurs
Koselig b&b, som tittelen tilsier ganske godt gjemt. Et stykke fra Ella, men transport fra hotellet gjorde til at det ikke ble et problem. Utrolig kjekt kokkekurs der vi lagde 5 typer curry, som vi senere fikk servert som middag. Helt topp! Fikk og sightseeing til Nine Arch Bridge og Little Adams Peek.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice and beautiful place. Very far from the center, but a great surprise. The view was unreal and so was the room. In the middle of the jungle, a big, nice and comfortable room in a very nice house. I would stay there again
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017