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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

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Makulella with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.6/10 Good

6 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Makulella, Ella, Makulella

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Ella Railway Station - 62 min drive
  • Haputale Railway Station - 78 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


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

About this property

The Hideaway Ella

A great choice for a stay in Makulella, The Hideaway Ella features an airport shuttle. Guests indulge in spa services, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other features include an outdoor pool, a terrace and a garden.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Playground


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 31 January to 31 December:
  • One of the dining venues
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking area
The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Children's pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot springs
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Hideaway Ella offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Hideaway Ella does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Hideaway Ella?
As of 6 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Hideaway Ella on 7 February 2023 start from NZ$196, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at The Hideaway Ella?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Hideaway Ella?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Hideaway Ella?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Hideaway Ella?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Hideaway Ella?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Hideaway Ella and nearby?
The Hideaway Ella has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Hideaway Ella?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Matey Hut (9.6 mi), One Love (9.7 mi) and La Mensa (9.7 mi).







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Simple hotel with amazing views far from center
Location very far from center. Staff were amazing though.
Karim, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Sam, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Katrina, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
Laila, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Very beautiful location of the hotel, so nice that it was hard to leave.
Verified guest review