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1 room, 2 adults

Ella Jungle Resort

3-star3 stars
Karadagolla, Ella, 90090, Sri Lanka

Riverfront Ella lodge with restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • A stunning setting in the jungle,reached by dirt track and cable car.Rooms are clean,…Jan. 16, 2019
  • The idea for this hotel is great but unfortunately a lot of work still needs to be done.…Aug. 19, 2018

Ella Jungle Resort

What’s around Ella Jungle Resort


  • Secret Waterfall - 5 min walk
  • Ravana Falls - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Kinellan Tea Factory - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km
  • Nine Arches Bridge - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Little Adam's Peak - 8.8 mi / 14.1 km
  • Ella Rock - 13.9 mi / 22.4 km
  • Uva Halpewaththa Tea Factory - 11.3 mi / 18.1 km
  • Amphitikanda Tea Estate - 15 mi / 24.1 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 85.7 miles/138 km
  • Ella Railway Station - 25 min drive
  • Haputale Railway Station - 66 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 28 cabins


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Please note : This property offers vegetarian breakfast only

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No onsite parking

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Porter
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the cabin

Freshen up
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Special features


Vegetarian Meals Only - This theme restaurant specializes in vegetarian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Ella Jungle Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Ella Jungle Resort
  • Ella Jungle
  • Ella Resort
  • Jungle Resort Ella
  • Ella Jungle Resort Ella
  • Ella Jungle Resort Lodge
  • Ella Jungle Resort Lodge Ella


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 7 for adults and USD 4 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Ella Jungle Resort

  • Is parking offered on site at Ella Jungle Resort?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Ella Jungle Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ella Jungle Resort?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ella Jungle Resort?
    Yes, Vegetarian Meals Only offers vegetarian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Guru (7.3 mi), Curd Shop (7.4 mi), and 360° Ella (7.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 31 reviews

Very good 8.0
Wild place for adventurous tourists
Had a great time though it was not very comfortable. Room right on the river was exciting but very hot. Fans would be useful. Food was great, including veg Sri Lankan food we didn’t find elsewhere and jungle trek was fantastic. Lack of alcohol should be more prominently advertised on the website
dave, au2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A wonderful nature experience - so relaxing
We had the most amazing time highlighted by the best service I have experienced in a long time, from the initial exciting experience arriving by 4WD and the trolley car down to the resort to the most enjoyable and tasty Vegetarian food. This was my first experience with a full vegetarian menu and I loved it. Make sure you have the Hoppers with egg Yum:) We were taken on a most spectacular walk to the waterfall nearby and swam there as a relief from the heat. Our Guide was great and the rope climb up the rock face was so much fun. From the Zip line to the general surrounds and trails by the river it makes for a great experience. Evenings sitting around the huge bon fire was a treat, again a most relaxed environment. You must have the Juggary ( lol not sure of the spelling and the buffalo curd with local honey. Loved it Loved it Loved it - if you want to drink take your own alcohol. A real experience but don't whinge if you are looking for a five start resort, this is a different experience back to nature.
Alexander, au2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
What an Amazing place to stay
My friend and I stayed here for two nights and it was my favourite place in Sri Lanka. It was also possibly one of the coolest places we have ever stayed at. The hotel is down in the valley of the mountain and is a get away from the hustle and bustle. The scenary is amazing and the river running past the rooms made for a very peaceful sleep. The private waterfall on the property is a hidden gem that you can swim in. The staff were also very friendly and went out of their way to help us. Also the food is grown on the property and you can tell because it tasted delicious. I would recommend this to everyone as we loved it.
Carly, au2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Getting to the hotel itself was an experience through the jungle. Our favourite was going with Abi on a walk to a waterfall hidden away. This resort is a magical place!
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Set in a magnificent natural environment. Experience a great adventure from begining to end
au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Amazing gem
Amazing hotel if you want to get away from it all, first car then jeep then cable car to the valley, amazing views, rice grown on site, amazingly friendly staff lovely accommodation just a bit to open for a wersterner I would have liked some glass and some walls but I throughly enjoyed my two days there and would recommend if you want to be disconnected from the world and back in touch with nature
gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Avoid like plague. Worst hotel ever. Rats in the rooms, exceptionally rude manager and rickety cable car to get to the property.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We were on our honeymoon and had been staying in very luxury places but we fancied something different for a couple of days which would be an experience that we would remember. To get to the resort you have to get a 4x4 ride which is very bumpy (but you are going into the jungle so what do you expect!). After about 20 mins you make it to near the bottom of the valley. We were then put into a small cable car with our luggage for the final part of the trip which took 5 minutes. This was a really nice experience. At the bottom we were greeted by the manager Tharindu who was extremely friendly and accommodating. We were shown to our accommodation which was an Eco Jungle Chalet. We were very impressed with the room as to be honest we were expecting something a bit more basic. The chalet was lovely; it had a four poster bed in the middle, a tiled bathroom and a balcony looking out onto a river. The gable end of the roof is open air so you do hear all the sounds of the jungle and there are bugs (but you are in the jungle!). Bring plenty of Deet as we were still bitten by mosquitos. All the noises of the river and the crickets you could hear from outside were quite calming and I have to say we slept amazingly well. Dinner is buffet style, vegetarian and delicious! We did not miss meat whatsoever. The rice amongst other ingredients are grown in the resort. Breakfast is simple but perfectly nice. In the morning of our first day we met at 9:30am to trek to the near
gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Our stay at Ella Jungle was really something else, it is an unforgettable experience in a setting that feels really wild! I was a bit disappointed that they were not running the yoga or meditation so be aware these activities are not a given, however the morning trek to the waterfall for a morning swim could be the most outstanding memory from the entire holiday. It was truly stunning.
Lucy, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great resort! Loved the activities offered! The trek, the natural pool were all exciting! We also zip lined across a river. The staff at the resort are very friendly. We were quite surprised by the rooms. No fans or air conditioners because they're open rooms. We were out most of the day and it got cold at night so we did not need either of them. There are nice cafes close to Jungle Resort incase you plan to step out for a bit to enjoy other parts of Ella. I would definitely stay in Jungle Resort again.
Sahitya, gb2 night trip

Ella Jungle Resort