Hotel Pinnalanda
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"Great value for $$$"

Faryn

March 14, 2018

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7.8
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  • Air conditioning

  • Currency exchange

  • Balcony/terrace

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Superior River View
Superior River View
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  • River view
  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 double bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room with River View
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with River View
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  • 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room with River View
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with River View
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  • 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
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Superior Double Room with Lake View
Superior Double Room with Lake View
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  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
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"Food was good with hands on friendly service."

Reviewed December 30, 2016

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"The rooms were very nice and clean, with AC."

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Agoda Reviews (72)Booking.com Reviews (294)
7.8
Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.0
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service7.7
Value for money7.8
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8.4
Excellent
Bethany from United Kingdom
Group
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Amazing view of the elephants!”
It’s a clean and friendly hotel. The best part is the closest view of the elephants bathing, it’s the best hotel to see them. Starting from 8:30 and right up till 12 there were tons of elephants. Breakfast on the balcony. The staff were really helpful, and friendly and the food was really good too.
Reviewed July 13, 2018
6.0
David from Canada
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Only good for watching elephants”
Room and other facilities satisfactory at best, food and service satisfactory at best, but a great location for watching elephants in river. Hotel needs a better procedure for allowing checkin before 4pm - perhaps include extra charge in room rates rather than the current process of having to wait or buy elephant park tickets, even if you are only one hour early.
Reviewed April 18, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Faryn from Australia
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
We were pleasantly surprised!!!”
Great value for $$$
Reviewed March 14, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Amanda from Australia
Family with teens
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in January 2018
Great little hotel to view elephants”
Loved our stay here. Slight issue at check in but this was soon rectified. Room was clean with a massive window that overlooks the river. Amazing shower!!! Bathroom was a little smelly from the drain, but not a big deal...find this in a lot of places. Dinner wasn’t spectacular but it was fine. Had breakfast on the deck at 8.30am with a small group of elephants arriving at 9am. As the hotel only has 3 or 4 rooms, there were only about 4 of us watching these elephants. Then at 10am, a much larger group came to bathe. Again we had a great viewing spot, right outside our hotel room. Amazing spectacle to see. An added bonus was a Sri Lankan wedding being held at the hotel, with the bride staying right next to us. Wonderful to see the colour and dance of the wedding. Only bit of advice, is don’t arrive before 4pm for check in. You will be unable to enter the hotel grounds to check in unless you pay 2500 rupees/person (to view elephant bathing in the afternoon). Overall, great value for money...book well in advance as rooms book quickly...but it is quite an experience to have breakfast whilst watching those majestic animals bathe!
Reviewed January 21, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Mahesh from Sri Lanka
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The food was good. Staff was friendly. ”
Excellent place to see the elephants.
Reviewed January 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Joanne
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in December 2017
Elephant experience”
Excellent location for viewing elephants bathing in the river which they do several times a day. River view rooms have view from windows and tables and chairs on deck where you can have your meals. Clean and tidy room. Very relaxing stay. Only drawback for us was noise due to wedding in hotel and smell of cooking in room. Definitely value for money. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Reviewed December 10, 2017
6.4
Good
Joanne from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with River View
Stayed 1 night in September 2017
Location. Location. Location.”
We booked the room with river view and we were very happy. Room is nahh. Shower doesnt have any holder for shampoo/soap, so you will put them on the floor. The towels are not white anymore. The sofa in front of the room overlooking the river is also dirty. We didnt dare sit on it. The plus sides of this hotel, you dont have to pay the entrance fee if you arrive after 4pm. You'll also get the best seats if you plan to watch the bathing of the elephants in the Oya River at 9am every morning. You have private balcony overlooking the river.
Reviewed September 21, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Marion from Austria
Solo traveler
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in June 2017
Great Stay”
We stayed in the hotel only for night but enjoyed it very much. The rooms were very nice and clean, with AC. The staff was very nice and concerned that we enjoyed our stay. Although we didn't visit the orphanage, we could watch the elephants in the river during breakfast.
Reviewed June 27, 2017
6.4
Good
Sebastian from Poland
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
Good location to watch Elephants!!!”
Pros: - perfect location just next to the river Cons: - simple room old - many mosquitos - breakfast only 8.00 - 8.30
Reviewed March 12, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Katie from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Great location and friendly staff”
Fabulous room which gave us prime spot for watching the elephants in the morning. Seeing the first elephants bathe at 8.30am without the crowds was the real benefit. Food was good with hands on friendly service.
Reviewed December 30, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Petr from Czech Republic
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Great location”
Staying just 1 night. Top location - just by the river where the elephants are bathing. Great breakfast, but poor and pricy dinner.
Reviewed December 18, 2016
5.6
Melanie from Germany
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in October 2016
ripping off on its finest!!!!”
if you want to check in before 4 pm you have to pay extra entrance to come to your room!!! the place is really quiet and after 4pm all the shops are closed. the staff is really unfriendly! a really new bathroom but only cold water! only reason to go there are the elefants!! they take a bath in the river right in front the hotel and they are really amazing!
Reviewed October 27, 2016
5.6
Martin from Switzerland
Family with young children
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Booking”
Agoda booking did not reach on time
Reviewed July 16, 2016
7.2
Very good
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Great view, not great hotel”
+ great view, good size room, good breakfast, price - staff, service, noisy air con and fridge in room (had to switch both off), elephants chained up at the river were very stressed out. Not convinced the "orphanage" are treating them well
Reviewed April 21, 2016
8.3
Excellent
wes from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in February 2015
Excellent”
Location, Location, Location.
Staff were very attentive. Room was spacious and well designed. The view in the morning was stunning and worth the money alone..! Breakfast was average but with an uninterrupted view of the river and elephants while we ate more than made up for it. Regular visits are on the cards.
Reviewed January 18, 2016
8.0
Excellent
wes from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior River View
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Second visit”
The location is outstanding. The room is spacious. Staff are attentive.
This was our second stay within the year...and the same room.! Little things like the broken door on the wardrobe and dodgy light fitting still remained, so it needs some maintenance. But overall a pleasant stay in a great location and real value for the money..!!
Reviewed January 18, 2016
5.0
Tak from Hong Kong
Family with young children
Deluxe Double or Twin Room with River View
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Not a great stay but really good elephant view”
Great elephant view, breakfast in front of our room
The stay was not good. However I keep in mind that it's a really cheap one (in terms of how much we paid). We stayed at a Delux Double room. We can tell that it has been recently renovated, however, the bathroom just stunk. Nothing of us want to go to the bathroom unless we had to. We had to keep the bathroom door closed at all times. Bathroom sink is way too high and refrigerator was not even cold. Did not give us a comfortable feeling but again we are very picky as well. At night time, there were a ton of insects flying around because they were attracted to light. In the morning, you will see a ton of dead flying insects on the ground. Luckily, the staff swept it in the morning. Location was good because it is right next to the river and able to have a good view of the elephants. This hotel has the perfect view.
Reviewed December 29, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Piret from Estonia
Solo traveler
Superior River View
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
The view is worth staying there”
Elephants bathing, view, food
The hotel was quite good, the downside is that after 6 pm the hotel seems totally empty. It seems it only has 3 rooms so in the evening there is nothing going on. However, the view was superb and you could see elephants in the river and running around almost the entire day. The food was okay, nothing too impressive but not bad. Negative thing - in case you stay over 1 day you need to ask for toilet paper (the rooms are not cleaned during your stay). Also, considering there are only 3 rooms it was weird that the receptionist could not remember us after 3rd day.
Reviewed April 03, 2015
6.3
Good
Wijitha from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Superior River View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Room for Improvement”
locatiion view staff
Not all rooms had facilities (minibar etc) as advertised in the AGODA. One room is very small. No proper area/room for suit cases and clothes. Had to put them on the floor. We checked in around 8.30pm. Rooms were still not ready and there were thousands of insects attracted by the lights in the room. We had to wait until rooms were cleaned, still not to the full satisfaction. Electrical wiring in the room is not complete. Cable TV did not work. Brought this to the attention but was not rectified during our stay. However Staff was friendly, food was good. The above mentioned issues need to be addressed. I feel hotel is a bit overrated.
Reviewed February 09, 2015
6.3
Good
Wijitha from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Superior River View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
There is room for improvment”
staff, location, view
Not all rooms had facilities (minibar etc) as advertised in the AGODA. One room is very small. No proper area/room for suit cases and clothes. Had to put them on the floor. We checked in around 4.00 am. the Room was but there were lots of insects attracted by the lights in the room. Electrical wiring in the room is not complete. No minibar as advertised in AGODA. However Staff was friendly, food was good. The above mentioned issues needs to be addressed. I feel hotel is a bit overrated.
Reviewed February 09, 2015
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