The Secret Ella

Ella | First Class

‘The Secret’ conjures up images of a secluded hideaway, known only to a few and this perfectly sums up this planters bungalow resort.

Nestled in the hills outside Ella, surrounded by tea plantations The Secret, a colonial tea estate bungalow, has been transformed into a five-bedroom boutique hotel: a tranquil escape with a relaxed and informal vibe. Its scenic location, overlooking the famous Nine Arch Bridge, makes it an ideal base for walking and trekking and enjoying some of the best natural scenery in Sri Lanka.

The bungalow offers five incredibly spacious bedrooms with even larger bathrooms. Décor is uncluttered and a little minimalist: polished floors, white-washed walls and dark wood furniture. The Family Suite is almost double the size of the Deluxe Rooms and will comfortably sleep up to five people.

What the property lacks in facilities it more than makes up for in service levels. The personalised butler service is attentive but unobtrusive and nothing is too much trouble, be it serving breakfast in the gardens or recommending a walking route. A new swimming pool is a welcome addition, and if you fancy treating yourself to a massage, you can use the facilities at sister property 98 Acres which is just a 5 minute drive away, and a complimentary shuttle service operates between the two.

Please note that no alcohol is served at this hotel.

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Passara Road, Ella

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 5 Rooms & suites
    • First class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Dining area
    • No alcohol licence
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Swimming pool
    • Butler service
    • Movie library & board games
    • Complimentary shuttle service to 98 Acres for use of facilities

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