98 Acres

98 Acres is a romantic retreat set amid working tea plantations in the misty highlands of Ella, a small, laid-back town in central Sri Lanka.

98 Acres is a sprawling tea plantation located in Ella, a town set in Sri Lanka’s misty, temperate highlands. One of the region’s most distinctive boutique hotels, it offers accommodation in charming, chic chalets with thatched roofs, crafted out of recycled timbers and raw stone. Inside each chalet, guests can expect to find polished wooden floors, premium bedding, handcrafted furniture and rustic showers with plenty of hot water. Out on the balcony, enjoy sweeping views of the mountainous landscape that defines central Sri Lanka.

Facilities at 98 Acres include a beautiful restaurant, where Sri Lankan and a range of international dishes are served. There is also a charming bar constructed out of old railway sleepers, a fitness room, a day spa and gorgeous outdoor swimming pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs.

Hiking, cycling, bird-watching and archery are all possible things to do at 98 Acres. Trek up to iconic Little Adam’s Peak or Ella Rock, walk to a stunning waterfall or learn to handle a bow and arrow with the property’s in-house specialist. Other activity options include cooking classes, walking through the estate with tea pluckers, and visiting a factory to see how leaves are turned into pure Ceylon tea.


How to get to 98 Acres

98 Acres is located in Ella, which is around 240km or approximately 6.5 hours’ drive from Colombo’s international airport.

98 Acres Activities

  • Nature walks and hikes
  • Mountain biking
  • Cooking classes
  • Tea plantation tours
  • Spa treatments

*Some activities available at extra cost

98 Acres Highlights

  • A distinctive boutique hotel with thatched roofs set on a working tea estate
  • Surrounded by misty mountains that characterise the temperate, laid-back town of Ella
  • Stay in chic, comfortable chalets crafted out of recycled timber
  • Swim in a gorgeous pool, learn to cook Sri Lankan cuisine or enjoy a traditional massage
  • Follow the journey from leaf to cup or climb to the top of iconic Little Adam’s Peak

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