Hotel Elephant Park
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Hotel Elephant Park

pinnawela,rambukkana,, Pinnawala, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
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    7.9
    Very good
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The location is perfect."

    Rebecca

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    January 21, 2018

    7.9
    Very good facilities
    Recommended by 96% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Hotel Elephant Park

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    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

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    9.4
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    Value for money7.9
    Location rating9.4

    Rooms available at Hotel Elephant Park

    Superior Double Room Garden View
    Superior Double Room Garden View
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    • Room size: 300 m²/3229 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Double Room with River View and balcony
    Superior Double Room with River View and balcony
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 super king bed
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    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
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    • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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    Deluxe Triple Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Family Room with Balcony - River View
    Deluxe Family Room with Balcony - River View
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 queen beds
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    Deluxe - Deluxe Garden View Room
    Deluxe - Deluxe Garden View Room
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    • Room size: 200 m²/2153 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 super king bed
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    Family  Room with Lake View
    Family Room with Lake View
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    • River view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed
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    Superior Double Room with Garden View and Balcony
    Superior Double Room with Garden View and Balcony
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Deluxe Single Room
    Deluxe Single Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Shower
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    What people love about Hotel Elephant Park

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The staff are very helpful and accommodating."

      Rebecca

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      June 2, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The location is perfect and the food is tasty"

      Rebecca

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      June 2, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The rooms are very clean with great service and perfect morning views of the elephants"

      Rebecca

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      January 21, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Perfect location and worth the money."

    zafeer

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    September 13, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The location is excellent for watching the elephants bathing..."

    marcia

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    February 20, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (195)Booking.com Reviews (420)
    7.9
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    Cleanliness7.5
    Facilities7.9
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality7.3
    Service7.8
    Value for money7.9
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    8.0
    Excellent
    kuhandran from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Superior Double Room Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Need More Imporvement ”

    Room prices are valubale to stay but the food can be little be customized according to the countries request. food price are expensive compare to class hotel in colombo. Foods are demanded here because of less option of food available on surrounding.please consider more on hotel since it will be one of the country hit soon

    Reviewed November 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ARVIDS from Latvia
    Couple
    Deluxe - Deluxe Garden View Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Hotel with good location to see elephants”

    Nice hotel if you come to see elephants! This hotel is located next to elephant shower! Only there is late check in on 4pm, but if you buy some kind ticket, then some time you can do it earlier!

    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    9.0
    Exceptional
    choo from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2012

    Lovely hotel next to an elephant sanctuary”

    Close encounter with dozens of elephant

    We were very glad to have started our tour of Sri Lanka by first visiting this hotel which is near to Kandy, instead of wasting time in traffic jam travelling south to Colombo. We arranged with the hotel to pick us at the airport. Very friendly driver, who also acted as tourist guide! We are so pleased with him that we also engaged him to drive us to Kandy the next day. The hotel is strategically located next to the river whereby dozens of elephant come to bath twice a day, from 10-12 noon, and again from 2-4pm. This is the best site to view the cute elephants in action.

    Reviewed November 11, 2012
    9.6
    Exceptional
    phillip from Australia
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with River View and balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    must place to stay”

    all that you need to see the elephants good hotel and staff helpful only thing was eating at night in restaurant had to many bugs but still a great stay

    Reviewed August 23, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rebecca from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Superior Double Room with River View and balcony
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Wonderful experience ”

    The staff are very helpful and accommodating. The location is perfect and the food is tasty

    Reviewed June 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Raquel from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe - Deluxe Garden View Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Excellent option if u stay in pinnawala”

    Can watch the elephants twice a day when they pass going to the river. Can watch elephants bathing from resto and balcony. Can watch earlier the old and sick elephants. The view of the river at all times is superb. Can walk in the stones when not bathing time.

    Reviewed March 26, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Bruno from France
    Couple
    Deluxe - Deluxe Garden View Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Overpriced in Comparison with Thailand Hotel Standard”

    At breakfast time few Elephants was already enchained just under our restaurant. The herd came at 10am, we don't paid anything as asked at the reservation. ================================ Service Staff. Friendly Bedroom and bathroom not really clean. Hairs and dust every where on the floor. Dirty refrigerator. Provided with towels, liquid soap and toilet paper. Basic Western Style Buffet Breakfast WiFi good signal. Multi Channel TV Quiet hotel. Free car par

    Reviewed February 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Geva from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Superior Double Room with River View and balcony
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Perfect location for a few days with fantastic view and service!”

    Every morning the elephants go bathing - so book a room with river view for only a few Euro/ Dollar more. The Service is very kindly and helpful. Rooms a very clean, cozy and comfortable but not extraordinary. The kitchen prepared good food from several regions of the world. Ask for Sri Lankan breakfast the evening before. Thanks for a beautiful stay!

    Reviewed March 23, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Caroline from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Lovely Stay”

    we had a wonderful time.. really recommend staying. once all the tourists leave for the day you have the hotel overlooking the river all to yourself and get to see the elephants in the morning before non-guests are allowed in....

    Reviewed April 19, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Seevaratnam from Australia
    Family with young children
    Superior Double Room Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Memorable Stay”

    Comfortable beds, cleanliness and location

    Excellent location to watch bathing elephants. Courteous staff. Stayed in a river view room. Enjoyed the soothing sound of Maha Oya flowing on the granites throuout the night. If pop up come to upgrade, please do not accept. If clicked, your bookings will actually downgraded for an additional $12 to a garden view room. Careful to select the river view rooms. I am lucky that for an additional $10, my downgraded room was upgraded to a river view room. Thanks for the manager and receptionist both are extremely helpful. Missed the Sri Lankan traditional hopper breakfast that should be booked 12 hrs in advance. Nevertheless staff gave me a rice and fish curry breakfast, that was bloody good. Western breakfast is pretty ordinary. Staff are helpful and made my stay comfortable. Rather than paying $20/person entrance fee to the elephant sanctuary, visitors could get all the excitements in watching the elephants from the hotel. Nothing much to see inside the sanctuary anyway. Major attraction is elephant bath at the river.

    Reviewed December 19, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gerilyn from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

    Excellent ffor the price”

    Location for elephant orphanage, nice room, staff great

    Hotel overlooks river where elephants are bathed twice a day. Unfortunately heavy rains day before our stay made river too dangerous for this while we were there. But hotel is an easy walk from the orphanage, and we saw plenty of elephants there. Feed them by hand with a few exra rupees, stay as long as you like taking photos. Open restaurant overlooking river was breezy and pleasant, so we enjoyed dinner there. Food good and not too expensive. Free breakfast was good for the price, choice of menu items hot and cold. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would love to stay again someday.

    Reviewed August 19, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anton from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 7 nights in February 2014

    Spectacular stay in Hotel Elephant Park”

    Staff, views and elephants

    We stayed at the hotel for 7 days and the experience was unique. The hotel room was very clean and even modern. The air conditioning in our room worked flawlessly. The hotel is located just incredibly beautiful area and the views are spectacular. There are elephants in surroundings of the hotel bathing every day, which is the highlight. The staff are genuine and friendly, and it was pleasure to meet them. The food was also excellent. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone and we will miss there.

    Reviewed February 16, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Anton from Hungary
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Best location to see the bathing elephants”

    Best location to see the bathing elephants, very good quality rooms, television, big sized room

    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.

    Reviewed February 01, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    Sandra from Germany
    Group
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Hotel directly on the river.”

    Directly beside the main attraction, friendly staff, Internet available

    The hotel is facing the river where the elephants are bathing. Unfortunately the water level was too high and they were not bathing when we stayed there. It's 5 minutes walk to the elephant orphanage. The staff was very friendly but the rooms are average. It's a bit overcharged for the rooms it selfs but if you are lucky to see the bathing it's great and worth the money.

    Reviewed August 09, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Johan from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    A must visit when in Sri Lanka. ”

    Elephants right by hotel. Great food. Best seat in the house to view elephants bathing in river.

    We booked 2 rooms but only 1 room had hot water and a working Aircon. The food however was the ebst we had in Sri Lanka. The hotel management team made up for the lack of hot water and AC by providing free of charge an extra room on the day of our departure so we could store our luggae and have alast minute shower for a late afternoon departure. Of the 6 places we stayed in Sri Lanka, this hotel was certainly the best in terms of food, facilities, value for money, customer service and just being a fantastic place to view the elephants bathing in the river by the hotel. I would go back there again and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed August 04, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Theresa from New Zealand
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

    Elephants”

    Elephant encounter

    Right next to river. Great thing is they bring elephants down early in morning before tourist buses arrive. Got to spend time with elephants & take loads of photos by myself & gave the local guys a tip for it. Was awesome.

    Reviewed July 23, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Michael from Finland
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    Absolutely perfect location, great value. ”

    Clean, spacious rooms. Polite and attentive staff. Good quality breakfast and meals.

    The hotel is located on the river exactly where the elephants from Pinnawella Orphanage take their bath. Excellent view from restaurant and balconies. The main entrance to the Orphanage is only 200 m away. Everything was to our liking with this hotel.

    Reviewed March 09, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Hebe from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    Best hotel ever!! Especially if you love elephants”

    Watching the elephants bathe in the water plus the manager was so helpful and sorted out our trips!

    this hotel is amazing....the rooms are clean, have wifi and sky television and a clean bathroom but to be honest i wouldn't have cared if they didn't. the thing that makes staying here so special is naturally the elephants!! the hotel looks over the river where the elephants wash 3 times a day and to get there they walk past reception. they stay for two hours and watching them is just mesmerising. an added bonus was the quality of the service at the hotel and the rooms and food. the manager was so helpful- when we arrived he asked whether we knew what we wanted to do yet and we said that we wanted to ride an elephant somewhere so he showed us our room and arranged for a tuktuk to come in half an hour so that we could do it and be back for 2 when the elephants walked down to bathe. he came with us and waited for us to finish our ride then came back with us in the tuktuk! couldn't reccomend staying here more. and also the hotel is at the end of a street which stretches from the road to the river (river end obviously) and the street is full of local shops selling postcards, clothing, handicrafts, souvenirs and naturally everything elephant!! there are two shops which sell elephant dung paper and other books etc made from the dung and they show you the process too!

    Reviewed February 27, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Olivia from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    Beautiful hotel and location.”

    Elephant bathing and walking distance to Elephant Orphanage

    great hotel, value for money. it was great to see the elephants bathe every morning just under the hotel. the size of the room was pretty decent. mini bar was a nice touch. however, despite its location, the hotel remained very quiet. we didn't see many people in the restaurant or at the bar. apparently it was fully booked. we did request for the sheets to be changed as it was stained and ripped. the receptionist does need to be trained in customer service. all in all, it is a great hotel and highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 18, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    yoann from France
    Group
    Deluxe Double Balcony River View
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    best value for money hotel”

    the view and the staff

    this hotel is the best place to see the elephants bath, the staff is also very kind and nice. a very good spot one tip: wake up at 8 am to take your breakfast watching the first bath of the elephant, there is no crowd

    Reviewed January 16, 2013
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