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Hotel Elephant Bay

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

Visited there on the Christmas day of 2014 and ended up being utterly disappointed. Their lunch buffet in that messy restaurant area was terrible, no taste, no variations & above all it was so UNCLEAN out there including the dishes, spoons and all. To make things worse, the staff & the rude management was also pretty careless and not seem...

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Wales
Reviewed 5 December 2014

We stayed here for one night as we wanted to visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation and also see the elephants wash in the river. the hotel was a little run down but the staff was friendly but for the price you cannot complain. the staff was friendly and the hotel was very quite so we literally had the entire garden...

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Thank z328
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The hotel is situated on the river and a view of the elephants is possible...BUT not from all the rooms. Better view are from the open fronted eating area..... OR from a bit along the river side. Hotel is clean & tidy although lighting is a bit hit & miss. Staff are friendly, if a bit slow, Food was OK...

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Thank beefuller
Surat, India
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

The hotel is on Best Location. But Not so clean. They really need to give attention on cleaning of rooms as well as other areas. What one should really go to pinnawala. Food quality is average. We can view elephants in the morning from this hotel.

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3Thank Priyen
London
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This larger hotel appears to cater mainly for larger parties, wedding receptions etc. It took them quite a while to let us into our room and even longer (10 pm) for the second room we had booked in advance. The hotel's terrace, which admittedly allows a nice view over the river and the elephant bathing area, was blasted with pretty...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2014

The Elephant Bay hotel is the perfect location to see elephants up close. It is located on a river which is used by the elephants at the nearby orphanage (ie zoo) to wash and bathe twice a day. Sat on the terrace at the hotel you can see the elephants enjoying a bath and they even wander over to hunt...

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3Thank Haddock2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Seeing the elephant and feeding them was the only joy, where my children very much enjoyed watching and interacting with the elephant. Poor and unclean catering, non working tv, and no comfort beds and pillows. It was the first hotel i stayed in when I arrived to Srilanka, however when I went to different places and hotels I get to...

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Thank Ali A
wiltshire
Reviewed 29 July 2014

At face value, this hotel doesn't have a lot going for it. In fact if you plopped it down in a city you would probably pick somewhere else to stay. Our room was dark and shade by lots of trees, the bed wasn't that comfortable and the fan didn't work. Everywhere is covered in insects and the shower is only...

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Thank roamingjode
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We are travellers and decided to blow our budget and book in to this hotel, and it was well worth it, breakfast with the elephants, all day the elephant were bathing in the river. Wonderful. Decided not to visit the "ZOO", as we felt our experience here was well worth it.

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is the best hotel to watch elephants. I was there with my son for 01 night. Although the place is best to watch elephants, I wasn’t happy with the room facilities. We were at deluxe room with the nice balcony overlooking river and it was one of the best room to watch elephant bathing. It was a spacious room...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $61 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elephant Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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