This picturesque little town reminds of everything in miniature, but with some of the greatest views all around. The British Tea Baron, Sir Thomas Lipton had his retreat here to enjoy over his spoils of this far flung corner of the empire and viewed his tea empire from the "Lipton's seat". The climate reminds you of Nuwara Eliya though not so chilly and it doesn't pour down whenever the sky feels like. Ella is hailed as possessing one of the healthiest climates in the world, & nothing much has happened here to change that. For the better part of the year the climate remains the best for trekking with the wind cooling you down on your grueling walks as the terrain is rarely straight.
The Hideaway Ella which consists of 08 rooms with terrific views, is snuggled against a mountain range with unrestricted views across the valley towards Badulla and the Namunukula range about 30 kilometers away. This little gem is "The hotel" for the honeymooners, writers and for people who want complete solitude from the hustle and bustle of city life, with only the sound of falling water to break the harmony of nature.
This is the vegetable and tea country so best you enjoy both in their freshest form, though the hotel doesn't grow any right now, it's only a matter of time before you see the vegetable patches and flowers adorning the garden below.