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Hotel Elephant Bay

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place! On approach, its white columns give the hotel a grand, colonial feel. The staff were extremely welcoming and offered us all a cold juice while we waited to check in. We were given a fabulous family room right at the top of the newest part of the hotel - the view was breathtaking. Comfy beds, beautiful...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to stay right on the river so you could see the elephants swimming and being washed from your balcony The price was right half the amount of the adjacent hotel Also the food was fine I don't like buffets much but it is the way to go in Sri Lanka just get ahead of the...

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Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from our room was incredible. So enjoyable watching the elephants play! The young 'doorman' was super lovely. The food and drinks are really expensive and the hotel itself is pretty old but it's a great location.

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Fjenneslev, Denmark
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a very big one. It is located just by the river, were the elephants are bathing twice a day. But that is all good there is to say about it. We had 2 rooms for 2 days and were happy to leave. There is 1 staffmember who speaks a little bit of english and smiles.The rooms are...

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brighton
Reviewed 14 February 2017

best in room view of elephants fantastic view of river and forest edge good stay ticked all the boxes only gripe to many tourists at lunch time in hotel all the staff brilliant very helpful note check in before 10 or after 4 as you will have to pay 2500rupees for orphanage you can only use ticket for that day...

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Gandhidham, India
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

On our way to Kandi,had breakfast at this resort, breakfast was good with large spread of tasty food, but what was surprisingly pleasant was large group of elephants taking bath in the river on the bank of which is located this resort, An organisation takes care of all those baby elephants who are separated from the parents, everyday all those...

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Senec, Slovakia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This hotel is really amazing with great location. We have river side view, room with terrace, so we could watch elephants from the moment we woke up. We had deluxe rooms, they were spacious, nice and clean. There is nothing bad to say at all! Right after arrival we got fresh fruit drinks for free, breakfast were tasty and people...

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Thank Luc K
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. This village is so beautiful and this hotel is so good. River is back side of this hotel. From the river view room we can see elephants taking bath and playing in the morning. It was such a pleasant stay. The staff's are very good and friendly.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Beautiful location overlooking the river where the elephants come to bathe. We were able to sit drinking cold drinks whilst watching the elephants play in the water - really amazing. It was also 5 minutes walk from the Elephant orphanage which was convenient. The staff were lovely and always willing to help out. The hotel itself was fine (public bathrooms...

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel has great view, having mountain and a river flowing touching the hotel. We were lucky to have river side view because every morning around 500+ elephant's come to take bath. From 9am to 12am. And then baby elephant's come to take bath from 2pm to 4pm Worst part of the hotel or the area is we cannot check in...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Pinnawala, Hotel Elephant Bay is right across from the famous elephant orphanage. It provides rooms with large private balconies and spectacular views of Ma Oya River.Rooms are bright and airy, with simple decor and furnishings. They feature a flat-screen cable TV, a tea/coffee maker and private bathroom facilities.Guests can enjoy leisurely strolls in the tropical garden or make use of the hotel’s sun terrace. The Elephant Bay Hotel offers bike rental facilities for guests’ convenience. Various activities like hiking and fishing are available.Ivory Inn Restaurant serves international dishes. Room service is provided.The Elephant Bay Hotel is a 70-minute drive from Bandaranaike International Airport and a 2-hour drive from Colombo. It is an easy drive to cities like Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. ... more   less 

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Address: Hotel Elephant Bay Road, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Pinnawala
Price Range: $50 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elephant Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“128 for use”
grahame56, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“river side view”
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“View of the river is best”
SenorBoother, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No lift. So if you find it difficult to climb stairs ask foe ground floor room”
BushHas, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“river view is a must”
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