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Nine Skies

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Nine Skies is a stylishly refurbished 5-bedroom tea bungalow hotel on a working tea estate with far-reaching hill country views. Near Ella, the property dates back to the colonial era and offers contemporary facilities, gourmet food and high-end personalized service. It will have particular appeal to railway enthusiasts, being just a 15 minute walk from Demodara Station which has a rare 360-degree substation loop that can be spied from the hotel’s garden.

The 5 luxurious, individually decorated bedrooms feature period furnishings and private verandas that open onto the tea-fringed garden and surrounding estate. For extra space, the Ella Rock Suite has a sitting room and two sofa beds. Meals are served in the alfresco dining area and comprise of Sri Lankan curries and hearty upcountry cooking. For breakfast there’s either the full English or try the local breakfast of crispy hoppers and sambals. During your stay you can unwind in the snug library, lounge by the infinity pool, take in the exquisite vistas, or wander around the grounds. The property is a short walk or tuk-tuk ride from the Nine Arches Bridge, located along the famous railway track. While you are in the tea country, why not take a tour of one of the local estates and factories?

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  • Stylishly refurbished tea bungalow hotel
  • Sociable and inclusive atmosphere
  • Far-reaching hill country views
  • Fabulous for railway enthusiasts

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  • 5 Rooms and Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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"There are some lovely walks in Ella and the tea estates that surround the bungalow can be explored on your own or with a guide."

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