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Elephant Rest - Udawalawa

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This guesthouse was a big dissappointment. We were promised accomodation for our driver, and even though we had email contact where they promised us a drivers lodge, there was none when we arrived. We were also met by a man who didn't speak english at all, and hence he was not able to help us with setting up the safari...

Thank sirimaatta
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Elephant rest is situated closeby to Udawalawey park. Tickets are priced around LKR 20 for locals. There are standard times where elephants arrives and feeding takes place. This is usually in the evening and better to check the times before arriving.

Thank Chamath A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Elephant rest is a good place to relax. located close to the park about 1.5km in the middle of a Village. the care taker served delicious Sri Lankan curries. rooms were nice with satellite TV, coffee making and Fridge. rooms are clean and nicely appointed. the hotel has its own safari jeep which is very comfortable and offers the best...

1Thank LakmalJayaweera
Duxbury, Vermont, United States
Reviewed 29 January 2015

We stayed at Elephant Rest for 2 nights while visiting Udawalawe park. I moved to Colombo a month ago and Kamari's cooking is the best Sri Lankan food I have eaten so far. Sajeewa, her husband, was a very gracious host too, and made our bookings for the safari (saving us money from what we were quoted earlier). The rooms...

1Thank Erica C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night, just to do the safari the next morning. We arrived around 3pm, greeted by the owner and shown our spacious room, with complementary drink. It was hard to find, we drove from Mirissa and the location is much further on the right than Google maps advises. Had a brilliant dinner, homemade rice curry was...

1Thank Kiarna
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

When we arrived, the place and room seems ok. But after a few minutes you can see how dirty the place is (room, restaurant, bathroom). We stayed 2 nights and the second evening the owner (or maybe employee) ask us a few times what time we want to check out the next day. We told him we don't know yet...

Thank Maran V
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Our experience at this place was nothing like the good reviews we had read. The photos of the room looked quite nice on the booking websites (agoda, booking.com, etc) but what we were given was really dirty, small room with virtually no view out. The first thing we noticed was the smell - it smelled like a toilet that had...

1Thank m00kers
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We booked a room based on excellent reviews. No stranger to rough or basic rooms, we did not expect or request four or even two-star treatment. However, the room we were given on arrival - a small, yellow, putrid box with no natural light and an overall aura of tropical gloom - was not what we were expecting for over...

Thank Icemill
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Clean, basic, friendly in a great location for the national park. The couple running it provided the best and personal service they could. Great dinner and breakfast. Best toast in all Sri Lanka from local bakery bread. Good value. Just 2 rooms mean no crowds !!!!

1Thank TaCenc1
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We loved this place even though we only stayed for one night (they let us check in early and check out late the day after. There are 2 spacious, clean, comfortable rooms with a fridge, TV, kettle and hair-dryer. The property is close to Udawalawa National Park entrance; the caretakers booked our safari trip for early next morning and chased...

1Thank BOOtsie5

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Address: 431 Ananda Gama, Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: $55 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elephant Rest - Udawalawa 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“get the room with the garden view”
 of 5 bubbles LakmalJayaweera, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We rented the family room and a smaller standard room. The bigger room was definitely nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles 786ericac, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms could sleep 4”
 of 5 bubbles TaCenc1, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“there is only three rooms in the hotel, at least two of them are big! It can live 4 people. So it is valuable for family to live in.”
 of 5 bubbles yilinw2013, 15 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Both rooms are identical”
 of 5 bubbles stevem176, 27 Jul 2013 | Read review
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