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Hotel Elephant Bay

2.1 km from Pinnawala centre
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  • Breakfast included
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brighton
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 19 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 6 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 28 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 25 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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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 25 December 2016

It was great to see elephants bathing in front of the hotel... it was a once in a lifetime experience which I will never forget! The hotel service was good in general - I was well attended in relation to all my inquiries. Nevertheless, I remember having to wait (i.e. more time than what I had expected) in the restaurant...

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Senec, Slovakia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This place really surprised us. Rooms were really nice and spacious. Personel was kind, we got a welcome "drink" and they gave us also bigger room. From the balcony was awesome view. We could see all the elephants! and also after breakfast which were inside, we could go outside to touch them. Also another advantage was that the two next...

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Thank Domi-boo
Paris, France
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stayed there for lunch after our visit of elephant'orphanage Just over the river to see everyone The elephants bathing, buffet was 9 just correct. Don't expect to be in a unforgettable place. Also an hotel , but we don't stay

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a nice encounter with elephants, without buying tickets too... (privilege being guests in this hotel... but only for viewing elephant bathing). The hotel has a lot to develop on services & create a hospitality atmosphere but Housekeeping in charge Mr.Priyantha was outstanding.

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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: $63 - $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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