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Hotel Elephant Bay

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Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We had our breakfast here during our group tour and I must say the view is perfect. Watching the elephants taking a bath is what i enjoyed the most. The food is served late so we have to take all of it fast. And the crows that is taking advantage of the leftovers on the next table is quite annoying...

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Debniki, Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Ugly and icky place. Dont stay there! Only one thing you can enjoy is chance to look at elephants passing by the river. Room was dirty, full of mosquitos. Breakfast we had was the worst I have ever had in Sri Lanka. 60$ price for room is taking out of space. WiFi barely works. Stay away form this hotel!

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I came with my family.my son like this place very much.nice river view with elephant in live. Friendly staff.thank for the manager at the front desk at night.we enjoy the tasty dinner. We recommend this place for locals and foreigners boath.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful stay. We arrived mid afternoon and were greeted with smiles and a refreshing fruit juice. Staff were very welcoming from the start. We were shown to our room which had a beautiful view of the river. Dinner here was delicious.. sri lankan chicken curry with rice and so many different accompaniments. Me and my partner slept very well,...

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Bristol, England
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We visited here for lunch while on a tour of Sri Lanka having just visited the elephant orphanage. I ate virtually nothing as the food all looked highly suspicious, as were the hygiene standards. A lot tables hadn't been cleared and there's stains all over our table cloth. The buffet had very limited choice and with most of the containers...

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Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 July 2015

In the morning and evening to view the elephant bathing in the river, behind the hotel is a very beautiful scenery to experince as a first time traveller. location of the hotel gives a beautiful atmosphere and it attract people. hotel rooms are with nice balconies, a/c, hot water, dialog tv ,wifi and laundry service. it has a large restaurant...

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colchester uk
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Visited here for lunch as part of a guided tour, it was the worst meal of the week that we spent in Sri Lanka. We were a party of 20 and there were only few rolls available to accompany some dubious soup, very little choice for the buffet and for the dessert a pitiful amount of fruit salad, about 6...

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2Thank georgieboy
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 June 2015

this hotel overlooks the river where the elephants are brought to have a bath during the day. we visited pinnawalla to see elephants and landed up eating here. the food was good...a lovely buffet for about 1300 sri lankan rupees per person and we got to watch the elephants as we ate. however, if you are looking for authentic sri...

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 24 April 2015

The room was nothing special except for the marvelous view from the balcony! Worth the price alone. The food was ok (lunch/dinner were better than breakfast), but again, you can't beat mingling with elephants right from your hotel. There are a few grassy areas for the kids to explore, but you have to watch out for the drop-offs to the...

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Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

We were demanded to pay upfront which made us feel unconfortable. The staff was slow and not helpful. The rooms were clean but small (considering the price) We went to the dining area for food the first evening as just reached after a 4 hour travel. We were made to wait for 2 hours and still did not get our...

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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: $52 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Elephant Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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