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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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We were looking for a quick snack and came across the Hotel Elephant Park restaurant. We only had a bottle of water, french fries and fresh roasted cashew nuts. They were heavenly. The view from the restaurant looks over the elephant bathing area in the river and had superior views of the elephants.

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Tolyatti, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here for one night by car, the room we were given was clean and comfortable accept smell in the bathroom..the dinner we took in pinnawala hotel just on the opposite side of the street, the breakfast in elephant hotel was not substantial but ok. The place of the hotel is really good, the elephants pass almost through it...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the hotel to be very upto date, clean and well maintained. We went as a large family with people between the ages of 2 - 80. They took the trouble to put the older people in a lower floor and also adding additional beds in the rooms without us asking them. The views of the river and elephants...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had every intention of having lunch here after visiting the nearby Elephant Orphanage. However, when given the menu, I realised they only served "Western oriented" food and no local cuisine. The waiter who has worked in Saudi Arabia and, as I realised, spoke decent Arabic and Urdu/ Hindi suggested I eat next door but have a beer here as...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not expect much from this hotel but were surprised that it basically had everything we needed - hot water, a working restaurant (everything else was closed in the evening), credit cards accepted and a superb location so that you can see the elephants go past your balcony and watch them bathe in the lake during breakfast. Minuses include...

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Thank Ivan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to view the magnificent beasts and a good cup of tea. The view from the left hand corner of the dining area at the back is great . not very crowded and unimpeded views of elephants taking a dip. Friendly staff makes the place very welcoming . Toilets were clean ! That's great news ... Cheers.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

[This review is for the restaurant only]. If you are looking for a prime seat to view the daily elephant washing and bathing activities, then this restaurant is idea. They will sit you at a balcony table overlooking the river in a prime location and you can pretty much stay there as long a you want without them clearing the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Chose this hotel based on its "prime" location to watch the elephants during their baths. We arrived close to noon feeling hungry and tired after a long car ride right after a red eye flight. We planned to have our lunch at the hotel restaurant before check in (We know that check in is at 4pm). To our horror, we...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch watching the elephants bathing in the river once the crowds had returned to the elephant orphanage to watch the babies being bottle fed. The food was tasty considering that the restaurant could have played solely on its location.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 September 2016

WOW! Imagine sitting on your balcony, sipping smoothies & fresh juices and watching 40-50 elephants bathing in a river just onder your room.... In Pinnawala the elephants are brought twice a day from a close-by Elephant Orphanage to the river and it's an amazing sight when these awesome animals marching the streets of the village. The rooms are very nice...

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This enchanting hotel is designed in a unique way with a spacious area that could accommodate 350 guests at the same time. It also gives the guests a magnificent opportunity to watch the Sri Lankan elephants bathe in the river, while you have your meals or beverages at the restaurant. This hotel consists of 6 luxurious air-conditioned rooms and a riverside bar. We also provide services for weddings, parties and other occasions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Elephant Park

Address: Rambukkna Rd, Pinnawala 70130, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Pinnawala
Price Range: $68 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“River view rooms are a must when in Pinnawala”
 of 5 bubbles InesS156, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Great views of elephants going to and from the bathing spot from the garden view side of the hotel”
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  • View from first floor
  • View from restaurant
  • View from restaurant
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 of 5 bubbles _samanthahindmarsh1, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Balcony rooms with river view”
 of 5 bubbles EE-LT123, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go for balcony room if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles mcivor2jw, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the river but choose 1 with a balcony”
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 of 5 bubbles Tropicsexporer, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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