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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a tourist hotel set apart from any village or town and mainly used for visitors going to Yala National Park. Our room was in a block of two but such was the unbearable noise next door we mentioned it in passing at reception and immediately they moved us to a quieter room on the site. Give them credit...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed 2 nights at Elephant Reach hotel and it was a unique experience indeed. Only 20 minutes drive to Yala Park, I made the right choice of a 4 star hotel to stay in. As I arrived I was warmly greeted by Bradly the front office manager in the reception and was offered a unique welcome drink. Raw Mango...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It was indeed such great pleasure having you with us at Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala, recently. Your time taken to review our property on Trip Advisor is truly appreciated while your comments which are truly valued were notified to all staff thereby giving them a boost to keep going with the good work on a day-in...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big hotel with a big pool. Wifi is only available in communal areas, but these are plentiful and pleasant. Room was big and the bed was comfortable but the bathroom was shabby and the shower definitely on its last legs. It was a struggle to wash the shampoo out of my hair. Close to Yala National Park though - only...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, The time taken to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor is truly appreciated. We value your comments as they help us in identifying areas that need further improvement. We put in our best efforts in order to improve our standards. Our property which is closely situated to the Yala National Park also provides a...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and one of our stops during the roundtrip was at the Yala National Park. We spent two nights at the Elephant Reach Hotel, which provided the best accommodation during our stay in Sri Lanka. We had a separate bungalow in a very nice park with palm trees, birds, squirrels and monkeys (we could...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Balazs D, We appreciate the time taken by you to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor. Your comments are truly valued and welcoming as they help us in identifying our strong areas and areas that need further improvement. The property's environment as you say, provides a good start prior to one's safari. Also it is, closely...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I DO NOT recommend the Elephant Reach Hotel. It over promises and under delivers. The food is grossly expensive. They wanted $22 CAN for a buffet that consisted of basic curry and salad - could not be further away from the pictures online. The rooms and facilities were very run down, old and crumbling. The picture on their website and...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for the time taken to review our property on Trip Advisor. Your comments are well noted and taken care of. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused during your stay. Your comments help us in identifying areas that need further improvements. It is the hotel's policy however, to apply a corkage charge to...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Elephant's Reach for two nights as it is in close proximity to Yala and Bundala National Parks. The rooms are very clean and well decorated. The grounds are beautiful, full of incredible wildlife. Staff went out of their way to make sure that we had everything that we needed. Everyone was friendly and spoke excellent English, which...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Having you at our property was indeed our pleasure. Thank you for the time taken to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor. Your comments are truly valued and highly appreciated. Ours is a hotel that's conveniently and closely located to the Yala National Park which provides easy access for safaris. Not only so, the environment...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stayed 1 night with 9 other friends. The location was near the National Park and the rooms were clean and comfortable. My friends and I were very impressed with staff service. I arrived at hotel feeling unwell thus did not join my friends for dinner at restaurant. My friends ordered porridge for me but I think to Sri Lankans, porridge/congee...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for selecting our property for your stay and the time taken to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor. Your comments are truly valued and appreciated as they help us in identifying any area that need further improvement. Our staff take pride in offering a truly satisfied service to make our guests feel...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had our own Bungalow and slept very well after a great safari. Dinner as well as breakfast were served as Buffet. Unfortunately the plates were not heated so some dishes were already cold by the time we got there. Staff is very friendly but could improve their english. Wifi is only available in the lobby.

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Sera, Thank you for the time taken to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor. Your comments & views concerning our property are truly welcoming and appreciated as these help us in identifying and developing areas that need further improvement. The comments regarding the restaurant were noted and looked into while plans are underway to expand the...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself is quite basic, a lot has been hashed together. A few fancy touches here and there. Food is sub standard, the menu is a photocopied sheet with the same options for lunch and dinner with only 1 vegetarian option! Cocktails were appalling. Staff were helpful enough but not to a standard you would expect from an establishment...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time taken to express your views on Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala. All of your comments were well noted and are been taken care of. We believe this will not hold you from visiting our property once again as ground work is underway to include interesting features that would stimulate the curiosity of...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not too far from Yala National Park this basic but comfortable hotel is the ideal place to stay. Rooms were clean and a good size. Water pressure in the bathroom was low but to be expected in the location. Very friendly and helpful staff who were obviously proud of their hotel and all that the area offers. Food was good...

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Rooms Division Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear lousunde, We truly appreciate the time taken by you to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor. Thank you for highlighting the features you liked most. This helps us in maintaining our set standards whilst at the same time identifying any areas that need further improvement. Ours is a hotel that's filled with charm & beauty that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephant Reach, located bordering the Ruhuna Yala National Park, invites travelers to enjoy the bountiful nature in its natural surrounding whilst experiencing authentic Sri Lankan hospitality combined with luxury. Thus the experience of a stay at Elephant Reach will be cherished by all who step inside this nature haven. Located near the entry point of Yala National Park, Elephant Reach presents luxury in its simplicity combining nature. Another unblemished element of Elephant Reach is the Sri Lankan hospitality which truly makes the stay cherished and unforgettable. At Elephant Reach you are bound to experience true Sri Lankan hospitality in unison with beauty of nature and wild life. Thus Elephant Reach ensures that its guest enjoy luxury in simplicity coupled with Sri Lankan hospitality, which makes them return to this Isle Paradise, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, our beautiful Sri Lanka. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Elephant Reach

Address: Yala Junction, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Price Range: $96 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elephant Reach 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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