98 Acres Resort and Spa
Famous for its sprawling tea plantations and spectacular mountain views, Ella is a favourite destination for all travellers to Sri Lanka. The lush cloud forests that define the region are alive with a variety of flora and fauna, whilst Ella’s cool mountain climate provides a welcome respite from the heat of Sri Lanka’s lowlands. 98 Acres Resort & Spa epitomises everything for which Ella is so well-loved, located as it is on a tea estate that overlooks the iconic vistas of Ella Gap and Little Adam’s Peak. The resort is the perfect base for discovering the surrounding area and offers ample hiking and cycling facilities to allow its guests to do just that. The beauty of 98 Acres’ location is reflected in the rustic design of its chalets, whilst its activities and cuisine are clearly inspired by Ella’s fascinating cultural heritage.
- Indulge in a moment of pure relaxation at the 98 Acres spa
- Keep an eye out for the six endemic bird species that live in the grounds of the resort
- Hike to Little Adam’s Peak and enjoy some of the best natural scenery in Sri Lanka
- Visit a local tea plantation to learn the history of Sri Lanka’s most famous export
LocationElla, Sri Lanka
Best time to go
The climate at 98 Acres Resort and Spa remains a comfortable 20-28 degrees Celsius throughout the year, and is consistently cooler than that of the Sri Lankan lowlands. Ella sees quite a bit of precipitation, with April to October constituting the region’s wettest season. The driest months of the year are February and March.
Although this resort offers excellent service and specialty cuisine, 98 Acres’ undoubted highlight is its location. From the serenity of its spectacular views to the wide range of activities facilitated by the surrounding countryside, this resort is the perfect destination for all those wishing to experience Ella at its very best.
- Swimming pool
- Archery school
- Bicycles for hire
- Events facilities
Thanks to its elevated position, Restaurant 98 complements its inventive menu with mesmerising views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Offering a selection of Sri Lankan, Continental and Far Eastern delicacies, Restaurant 98’s signature dishes include a range of specialty tea soups and sauces.
Uniquely designed and constructed using recycled railway sleepers, Bar 98 offers an extensive list of fine wines and spirits- as well as a full menu of cocktails, mocktails, and specialty teas.
All rooms at 98 Acres are equipped with a range of luxury amenities, including an LCD television, a mini bar, an in-room safe, and complimentary wifi.
With interiors designed to reflect the rusticity of the resort’s location, the Standard Rooms feature a queen-sized bed, a spacious en-suite bathroom, and a private balcony. Each one also boasts beautiful views of Ella Gap and Little Adam’s Peak.
The six Deluxe Rooms at 98 Acres boast a separate living area in addition to a king-sized bedroom and a decadent en-suite bathroom. Each one features polished timber floors, and a large verandah from which one can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
- Tours of the local tea plantations
- Helicopter tours
- Cooking classes
Children are more than welcome at 98 Acres, where the wide range of activities on offer ensures that guests of all ages are kept well entertained.