Welcome to Cozy Cottage Ella

Just Moments Away from the Heart of Ella, Revel in Gardens, Private Parking, Picturesque Terraces, and Culinary Magic.

Embrace Tranquil Bliss at Cozy Cottage Ella,

Ella’s Hidden Gem

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Ella, Sri Lanka, Cozy Cottage Ella invites you to experience a delightful escape. Our 2-star hotel offers well-appointed accommodations featuring a garden, complimentary private parking, and a charming terrace. Unwind in rooms equipped with modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs, private balconies with city views, and convenient in-room fridges. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings, popular for hiking adventures, while also enjoying the ease of bike rentals. Let Cozy Cottage Ella be your haven, where comfort meets the allure of Ella’s enchanting scenery.

The Rooms

Indulge in comfort at Cozy Cottage Ella’s inviting rooms. Each space is thoughtfully designed, featuring a closet, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and a balcony offering scenic city views. With cozy bed linens, towels, and a fridge, our rooms provide a perfect blend of relaxation and convenience.

The Restaurant

Savor culinary delights at Cozy Cottage Ella’s charming restaurant. Immerse yourself in a delightful dining experience with a menu that showcases a variety of flavors. From local specialties to international cuisine, our restaurant is a culinary journey that complements the serene ambiance of Ella.


Embark on adventure with the array of activities at Cozy Cottage Ella. Explore the lush surroundings through popular hiking trails, and for those seeking excitement, bike rentals are available. Unwind in nature’s embrace, making your stay a perfect balance of relaxation and exploration.

Culinary Harmony at Cozy Cottage Restaurant

Savor the Essence of Ella in Every Bite – A Delightful Journey Through Local and International Cuisine


Soups with a savory blend of exotic spices and locally sourced ingredients, simmered to perfection to create rich, flavorful broths that warm the soul.

Variations – Vegetable, Cream of pumpkin, Omelet, Chicken and egg, Fish

Served with – Toast bread and butter


Salads burst with tropical freshness, combining crisp local greens and vibrant vegetables, tossed in zesty dressings infused with local spices, offering the essence of the island’s abundant natural flavors in every bite.

Variations – Roasted vegetable salad, Mixed salad

Rice and curry

The quintessential Sri Lankan meal, features fragrant rice served with an array of vibrant curries, including vegetable, meat, or seafood options, showcasing the rich and diverse flavors of the island’s culinary heritage.

Variations – Vegetable, Egg, Chicken, Fish

Fried rice

A flavorful staple dish made with steamed rice stir-fried with a medley of vegetables, eggs, and a choice of meats or seafood, seasoned with aromatic spices and soy sauce.

Variations – Egg, Chicken, Sausage, Fish, Mix rice

Served with – Vegetable chop suey, Chilie paste, Tomato sauce


A popular street food in Sri Lanka, is a deliciously fragrant and spicy dish made by chopping roti (flatbread) into small pieces and stir-frying them with vegetables, eggs, and a choice of meats or seafood.

Variations – Egg kottu, Chicken kottu, Fish kottu, Cheese kottu

Served with – Milky gravy, Chilie paste, Tomato sauce


Sri Lankan noodles dish up a delicious fusion of flavors, featuring stir-fried noodles tossed with vibrant vegetables, aromatic spices, and your choice of protein.

Variations – Egg noodles, Chicken noodles, Fish noodles

Served with – Milky gravy, Chilie paste, Tomato sauce

The Best Things to Do in Ella

Tucked away in the misty Sri Lankan high country, amongst idyllic green hills and gushing waterfalls lies Ella: one of Sri Lankan’s most appealing destinations.

From scaling the heady heights of Ella Rock to laying eyes on the mystical Nine Arch Bridge for the very first time; standing on the edge of the roaring Diyaluma Falls (the second tallest in the country), and winding through the tea plantations and mountains passes on the famous Kandy to Ella train; many of your favorite Sri Lankan adventures can be found right here.

At its heart, Ella is a charming and laid-back village perfect for relaxing, hiking, and escaping the searing temperatures of the southern coast.

Ella’s Famous Nine-Arch Bridge

It’s astonishing to think that a bridge could drive tourists in droves to Ella, yet the Nine Arch Bridge, just outside the town, has done just that.

The Nine Arch Bridge is flanked by verdant forests and tea plantations, standing proudly across the valley below. On misty days, a low cloud hangs in the valley, giving the whole area a moody, mystical feel.

Completed in 1921, the Nine Arch Bridge is built entirely out of brick, rock and cement, with no metal used in its construction – an engineering feat back in those days. Spanning 91 meters at a height of 24 feet, the bridge is on the famous Kandy to Bandarawela (via Ella) train line, with trains passing around five times a day, depending on the ever-changing Sri Lankan train timetable.

Although train times are notoriously unreliable in Sri Lanka, trains tend to pass the Nine Arch Bridge around the following times: 9:30, 11:30, 15:30, 16:30, and 17:30 (read our comprehensive guide here!).


Hike Little Adam’s Peak

Just because it’s called Little Adam’s Peak doesn’t mean it’s any less amazing than the original Adam’s Peak – it’s just easier to get to!

To reach the top of Little Adam’s Peak from Ella it takes around an hour, but if you want to shave some time off the hike then consider getting a tuk-tuk to the start of the trail at Ravana Zipline. From here, it’s only 20 minutes to the top.

Once you’re at the top you can then walk the ridgeline and explore. There are actually three peaks on Little Adam’s Peak and it takes around 30 minutes to reach the furthest one.

Due to safety reasons, I wouldn’t recommend hiking to the last peak if you’re traveling with children. It gets very narrow and steep!

Little Adams Peak is the most accessible hike in Ella and well worth checking out for the amazing views!

Visit Ravana Falls

The first waterfall we’ll mention on this list of things to do in Ella is Ravana Falls. This huge waterfall is really quite impressive to see. Ravana Falls is also one of the closest waterfalls to Ella, making it very easy (and cheap) to get to.

Ravana Falls is located around a 10-minute drive from Ella along the main highway. Every tuk-tuk driver or taxi will know where it is but the location is also on Google maps.

Although you can’t really swim at Ravana Falls, it’s still a nice place to visit.

Around the falls you’ll always see lots of monkeys and there are some juice bars and small shops on the highway near the falls too. During the dry season, you can also hike to the top of Ravana Falls to admire the stunning views from above. During our visit, there was too much water to hike the trail.

A tuk-tuk to the falls and back should cost around 600 rupees. We drove our own tuk-tuk there and it was easy to find and there was plenty of parking on the side of the road.

Find Everything you can do in Ella.


Guest Reviews

We had a very great time in Ella at Cozy cottage! The room was spacious and clean. And the view is absolute stunning! The location is a bit far from city but we rented a scooter so we had the pleasure to feel free and ride wherever we wanted.
Mr. Viraj, a staff member was really helpful throughout our stay, helped us with the scooter and the activities. Also arrange breakfast so that we could eat early before our next stop. The breakfast was also very good!!

Stéphanie - Canada

Absolutely amazing and worth the price. Stayed for 2 nights. Very kind and friendly staff. I highly recommend this place. View Point is amazing. There is 360 view at roof top.
Comfortable stay and room ,balcony and washrooms are clean. Food is tasty. Tuktuk can be arranged as a package and friendly drivers.
We loved the place.

Thenuzan - Sri Lanka

We did have a really good time at the Cozy Cottage Hotel, even if I felt sick. 3 Nights, stunning view over the hills of Ella, very clean facility, very friendly staff with a very professional hotel manager (I was sick and the staff took very good care for me and brought extra tea and health products). Thanks for such a friendly treatment.
The Breakfast and Food at the restaurant was also very tasty.
Close by there are some small hiking trails and the train station. By Tucktuck, you are in a short time to the center of Ella.

Daniel - Switzerland

The hotel is located a bit outside of Ella, but this is not a problem as you can quickly get into town with a tuk tuk. The staff organizes a tuk tuk driver, who you can reach at any time via WhatsApp and who brings you back to the hotel. The staff was incredibly helpful and even carried our bags to the room.
The room is huge, very clean and the bed is very comfortable. The view is fantastic.

Katharina - Germany