Ellerton is a delightful small hotel in the hills about 20 minutes from Kandy. The building is over 100 years old and was originally built to be the home for the manager of a large tea estate. Now a friendly boutique hotel, Ellerton has retained its character and colonial charm well thanks to its thoughtful British owners. The house has just 8 rooms and many guests comment that it feels more like you are staying with friends (very hospitable ones) than in a hotel. All rooms are en-suite, some interconnecting, which can be ideal for small families and there is one well-appointed room in a separate building with views out over the valley, ideal for honeymooners or those seeking a bit more privacy. Drinks (except spirits and wine) are offered to guests on a complimentary basis and there are plenty of things to do if relaxing by the swimming pool or on the atmospheric veranda is not your thing. These include croquet, board games and table tennis. Bicycles are also provided, free of charge, if you are taking a bike ride in the stunning surrounding countryside, Ben, the resident black Labrador might well like to come with you and act as a guide. There is a small restaurant, serving delicious local and international favourites. All in all, Ellerton is a very enjoyable place to spend a few days.

  • Style: Superior Boutique
  • Location: Kandy
  • No. of Rooms: 8
  • Key Features: Dining Pavilion, Swimming pool, Restaurant

Our Opinion

Friendly boutique hotel in a magical spot in the hills outside Kandy.

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