Nine Skies, Ella
About Nine Skies, Ella
Promising far-reaching hill country views, our stylishly refurbished five-bedroom tea bungalow hotel is majestically perched on a tea-fringed hill near Ella. Dating back to the colonial era, the bungalow epitomises its legacy yet indulges discerning guests with contemporary facilities and high-end personalised service – be pampered by our butlers, feast on gourmet food and dip into a garden pool with stunning views across the valley and famous Demodera Loop.
Location of Nine Skies, Ella
Nine Skies is a 10-minute stroll from Demodara Railway Station and 15-minutes’ drive to Ella. A train to Demodera Railway Station on the Hill Country’s scenic Main Line, is the best way to reach the hotel. Kandy is four hours away and Nanu Oya (for Nuwara Eliya) is 90 minutes. The Main Line links Colombo Fort to Badulla, in the eastern Hill Country, and winds through picturesque hills, cloud forest, market gardens, tea estates, waterfalls and valleys. Designed by the British to transport tea to the capital, the Main Line started operations in 1864, reaching Kandy in 1867 and Nanu Oya in 1885 before the Badulla stretch finally opened in 1924. The line rises as high as 1,890-metres, and was expertly engineered with a unique 360-degree loop of track that winds around the Demodara Railway Station. The stretch between Ella and Demodara is significant for its nine-arched bridge locally known as “Ahas Navaya” (Nine Skies) so named for the nine skies one sees framed by the arches of the viaduct. Nearby Ella is a view-blessed village that stands on the edge of the south eastern hills. Views from Mini Adam’s Peak and Ella Rock – two great hikes – peer down the valley, through the Ella Gap towards the southern plains. Ella is a great outdoorsy destination with the undulating forest-edged terrain sprinkled with tea estates, rice fields and vegetable patches.
Accommodation at Nine Skies, Ella
Bask in the heady atmosphere of Sri Lanka’s tea country in one of our five bedrooms and suites, which open onto garden terraces blessed with wonderful views. All rooms are stylishly furnished and have ensuite bathrooms with tubs for soaking in after scenic strolls around the tea plantations.
The homely bungalow has three rooms types. Our magnificent Ella Rock Suite, has a private sitting room, direct garden access and is decadently spacious while our three double Demodera Bedrooms proffer private luxury in a setting redolent of days gone by. Nine Skies Bedroom is equipped with twin beds, and since this cosy room interconnects with a Demodera Bedroom, it is ideal for families.
Facilities at Nine Skies, Ella
Have the wonderful scenery and beautiful water pool.Since the hotel is located high altitude,you can enjoy a beautiful view from the pool. and you can enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by professional chefs. You have the option of dining indoors or even on the terrace area.there is a lovely garden and you can walk and spend time there.Hotel have Interconnecting unit available and complimentary Wi-Fi. Being a tranquil environment will also help you.
The south eastern Hill Country region surrounding Ella is a great destination for exploring the great outdoors. There are some wonderful walks in Ella and the tea estates that surround the bungalow can be explored on your own or with a butler guide. At our local Finlay’s Tea Factory you can learn about the tea production process on an absorbing guided tea factory tour.
Experiences in Ella range from exploring this stretch of Main Line railway – the Nine Arch Bridge viaduct and the Demodera Loop – to day-tripping to the colonial-era towns of Haputale and Bandarawela. Other things to do in Ella’s verdant surroundings include visiting Sri Lanka’s longest covered wooden bridge, swimming in pristine waterfalls and picnicking in private locations handpicked for their heart stopping scenery.