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Hotel Elephant Bay
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"The location of the hotel is simply awesome! It's practically next to the river where the elephants from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage come to bathe everyday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. We walked down to the river and was able to have very close encounters with the lovely creatures. The service is good too but no hair-dryer, no kettle, and only one towel was provided when we entered the room and another one was provided only upon request. The breakfast was pretty much the same as breakfast that we had at other hotels/hostels in sri lanka (fruit juice, scrambled eggs, toast, a pot of tea) but the toasts were too hard to swallow."
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7.3

Very good

253 reviews

Hotel Elephant Park
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"We stayed at the hotel one night to see the local attraction - the bathing elephants from the orphanage. This proved to be a very good decision - to visit the orphanage you need to buy pretty expensive tickets (20 USD per person), and they ask for the tickets even if you want to go to the riverside when the elephants are going there for bathing. With the hotel you have the best spot available to see the bathing elephants and you don't have to pay for the tickets of the orphanage. At the same time the quality of the room is pretty good, very clean, new and the size was also good. They have a great restaurant on the terrace with spectacular view on the river and the elephants and the selection is quite OK. However the prices are twice higher than normally in Sri Lanka. At the same time we weren't really satisfied with the staff at the hotel. We had a feeling that for everything they do they wanted to get money in reward, otherwise they wouldn't help. And when we asked some basic things from them (how to get to a railway junction in the near city to catch the train to Anuradhapura) none of them knew the answer, which was strange. Anyway, the location is very good and room was also great, so among other hotels near the elephant orphanage, I would definitely recommend this one."
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8

Excellent

222 reviews

Villa Pinnawala Homestay
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"We liked the place and it's probably the best in the area. Service is great however the food falls short of expectation. I think it's slightly overpriced for the location. "
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7

Very good

2 reviews

Cafe Pinnalanda
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"I stayed a total of three nights here in Pinnawala and I have to say the delicious breakfasts of coconut sambal, string hoppers, curries, fresh bread and coffee with generous portions were amazing and motivated me to extend my stay. the staff was very friendly, remembering my name on the second day. rooms were clean with new linens. overall an excellent value. "
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9.1

Exceptional

22 reviews

Hotel Pinnalanda
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"Excellent hotel our best stay in Sri Lanka so far. Great location to interact with the many elephants of Pinnawala - better than the orphanage or Millennium. Not a great location for day trips to sightsee in Kandy as traffic makes the commute take hours. Well worth an overnight stay particularly if you enjoy watching elephants. "
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7.9

Very good

99 reviews

Villa Pinnawala
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"not bad, good place, opposite to the elephant orphanage. "
6.8

Very good

1 review

Avg price per night
$ 37
Hotel Sevana Agro
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
10

Exceptional

1 review

Avg price per night
$ 14
Elephant Reach Villa
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"This hotel is a mess - there were no ensuite bathroom facilities and 4 rooms had to share one bathroom. There were not towels, toiletries or tea/coffee service. We had to very firmly ask for morning tea which took ages to be made before we left for our program each day. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. "
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5

4 reviews

Aarya Hotel
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"Comfy Beds and it was a pleasant stay."
9.6

Exceptional

1 review

Villa Pinnawala & restaurant
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"Accomodation consisting of several stand alone villas with own shower/toilet. Central outdoor restaurant with reasonable day menu, Breakfast buffet was very average, food was cold and poor choice. Be prepared for a few insects during dinner in open restaurant. But nice atmosphere and surroundings makes it rather special if you are the outdoor type. Take some mozzie spray and give your villa a good spray after closing the doors to kill any stray mozzies lurking. Rooms have mozzie nets over beds too. One thing that really annoyed us was we booked a 3 bedroom villa and when we got there they had given it to someone else! This was even after we had confirmation several months before via Agoda. Apparently they only had one 3 bedroom villa and decided to give it to another guest...this is just an appaling practice and the hotel should be held accountable by Agoda or any other online booking company. It is quite common for some Sri Lankan hotels to dishonour confirmed bookings."
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8.6

Excellent

10 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 48
Hotel Elephant Bay
Pinnawala,Pinnawala - View on map
"The location of the hotel is simply awesome! It's practically next to the river where the elephants from the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage come to bathe everyday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. We walked down to the river and was able to have very close encounters with the lovely creatures. The service is good too but no hair-dryer, no kettle, and only one towel was provided when we entered the room and another one was provided only upon request. The breakfast was pretty much the same as breakfast that we had at other hotels/hostels in sri lanka (fruit juice, scrambled eggs, toast, a pot of tea) but the toasts were too hard to swallow."
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7.3

Very good

253 reviews

Fast facts about Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

Accommodations23 properties
Popular hotelHotel Elephant Park
Popular areaPinnawala
Nightly rates fromC$18

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Pinnawala?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Pinnawala is USD 32.

What's the average price of a hotel in Pinnawala this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Pinnawala this weekend is USD 32.

What's the average price of a hotel in Pinnawala tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Pinnawala tonight is USD 32.

What are the most popular hotels in Pinnawala?

Popular hotels in Pinnawala include Eden lodge and Villa Pinnawala & restaurant.

What are the best hotels in Pinnawala for families?

Families who stayed in Pinnawala highly recommend Eden lodge.

What hotels in Pinnawala have the best views?

Verified travelers to Pinnawala have given top reviews for the views at Hotel Pinnalanda, Hotel Elephant Bay and Hotel Elephant Park.

What hotels in Pinnawala have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Pinnawala have given top reviews for the breakfast at Hotel Elephant Bay.

What's the best neighborhood in Pinnawala to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Pinnawala include Pinnawala.

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