98 Acres

Ella, Kandy and the Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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  • A great place for birdwatching

  • Explore Ella and the surrounding area, made up of misty emerald hills, the Tea Country is a must when visiting Sri Lanka

  • The resort gets its name from the 98 acre tea estate it stands on

  • Made up of charming chalets cantilevered into the hillside

  • Outstanding views, this is a romantic retreat perfect for honeymooners or couples wanting to experience Ella

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Year round destination. Because the Hill Country it so high up it rarely gets unbearably hot. The months of December to April are probably the best time to visit, as temperatures rise to around 28C during the day but cool down at night. During the monsoon season from October to December you can expect heavy downpours. June to September are the driest months here, when there’s almost no rain at all.

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98 Acres is located on a scenic tea estate in the hillside town of Ella. A eco-friendly retreat, it has been built almost entirely out of recycled materials. With chalets nestled into its lush green surroundings, enjoy views out over the southern plains.

Close to the famed hillside town of Ella, 98 Acres is a luxurious retreat set on a hillock. Eco-friendly and intimate, the main highlight here is the stunning views and the lush green tea estate that surrounds it.

There are just 25 chalets to choose from here, all made of sustainable bamboo materials. Each chalet is cantilevered into the hillside, with vistas stretching to the southern lakes, the famous Ella rock and even Little Adam’s Peak.

Within the resort there is a spacious dining area and lounge pavilion which opens out overlooking the green jungle below. The swimming pool is close by and guests can relax here unwinding with a good book. For younger guests, there is even a kids pool, perfect for splashing about in.

The location of the resort makes it easily accessible by train, a must when visiting Sri Lanka. Arriving into Nuwara Eliya, you can experience the colonial charm of Little England. 98 Acres is in a great location for guests to explore the tea plantations, on nature walks or on a tour of a local tea factory where you can learn about the growth and production of some of the world's finest tea.

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98 Acres features a selection of twenty five beautifully handbuilt chalets that sit perched in the midst of the plantation with outstanding views. With ample space and privacy, the accommodation is perfect for couples or even families traveling together. Each chalet comes equipped with all modern amenities you'd expect to ensure a relaxing stay.


Children are welcome at 98 Acres, but please be aware there are no specific facilities for them.


Evening meals are a la carte or guests can choose from a set menu when staying at the hotel on a half board basis.


Sri Lanka's Hill County is famed for its colonial history and its tea. Discover how tea is picked and processed to make some of the world's best brews. But its not just all tea, for those who wish to keep active, there are plenty of walking trails to keep everyone entertained.

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Ella, Kandy and the Hill Country, Sri Lanka

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