Hotel Elephant Park - Pinnawala

Pinnawala,, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel Elephant Park - Pinnawala

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Fishing

Cycling

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Overview

The central 2-star Hotel Elephant Park offers airport transfer, wedding services and 24-hour reception.

The hotel is set in central location in the heart of Pinnawala just 90 minutes’ drive away from Leisure World, Kandy Victoria Reservoir and Hakgala Botanical Garden. The property is 68 km away from the Ratnapura, within a 50-minute drive.

Quick access to restaurants and bars is provided.

Hotel Elephant Park is within a 60-minute drive to Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

Some of the 6 airy rooms feature bright décor and a spectacular view on the lake. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, free toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant Chinese dishes are served.

Services

The hotel offers bicycle and car rental services on site.

Relax

Active guests will enjoy hiking, cycling and fishing provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Hotel Elephant Park - Pinnawala Pinnawala location
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Hotel Address:

Pinnawala,, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Pinnawala
    400 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    35.4 mi
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    48.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Two-Bedroom Suite
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Superior Room
Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed
Size: 400 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 1520 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      Deluxe Triple Room
      Bed type: 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
      Size: 205 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Elephant Park - Pinnawala Pinnawala location
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        Hotel Address:

        Pinnawala,, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

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        City Center
        • Pinnawala
          400 ft
        Airports
        • Bandaranayake (CMB)
          35.4 mi
        • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
          48.0 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          15

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        • City Center - 400 ft

        Local attractions

        • Lankatilaka Temple - 11.5 mi
          Gadaldeniya Rd, Kandy
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            15
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          Hotel Elephant Park Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Elephant Park

          Average guest rating

          7.0out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 62 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            The view to the bay where elephants come for bath is amazing!Is a beautiful place to stay and enjoy the nature!The staff is very attentive. If I will come back to Sri Lanka for sure I will stay in this hotel again. And is also a good value for money. Keep up the good work! :)

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Stunning view of river and Elephants

          • Single
            10.0

            I loved every part of my stay at Hotel Elephant Bay. It is one of the nicest hotels on the Pinnawala River, about 500 meters from the Elephant Orphanage and the elephants would come down to the river twice a day for their bath... right in front of the hotel restaurant. The staff couldn't have been better (when I left my camera in my taxi to Colombo... they retrieved it and sent it back to me the next day!) . The restaurant is good, the room was beautiful and spacious with a balcony overlooking the river.

            The one small complaint is that wi-fi service was not available for the 4 days I was there, however the hotel was very accommodating and allowed me to use the computer in the hotel manager's office to check my email each day.

          • Family with children
            7.4

            The location and the staff's responsiveness to special meal requests.

            Room was not made up even at 7:00pm. On checkout hotel requested payment in cash, and there was no cashier available at the desk to facilitate the check out. The front desk staff had to phone an off site accountant to receive the bill details. No receipt was given for the cash paid.

          • Family with children
            5.4

            Excellent access to elephants and wildlife

            Very poor staff capability and service - do not even have a credit card machine... needed to go to a shop 500meters away after 1 hour in the morning to pay to check out

          • Family with children
            8.2

            Location of the hotel, Friendly and helpfull staff

            There is scope of improvement in the linen ( Towels and bed sheets etc)

          • Couple
            5.8

            The hotel is right by the river and all the elephants from the elephant orphanage come and stay for hours, we took many photos, fed the elephants. It is very close to the elephant foundation, spice garden and tea factory. The hotel gave us a free tuk tuk tour of the village, tea factory, jungle and rice fields. It is also walking distance from all the souvenir shops. The hotel owner also owns a shop that sells products made out of elephant dung-a must see!

            The hotel was expensive for what it had to offer, the food was not very good and hardly any service or staff available after 8. No room service. There is no system of pest control-mosquitoes, spiders, etc.

          • Group of friends
            7.4

            It is really nice to see the elephants in the river every morning. The hotel isn't cheap, but the room are clean, the staff is friendly, ... There is nothing to complain about.

          • Group of friends
            7.4

            Fantastic location to watch the elephants from the Pinnawella Orphanage.

            Arrived late due to travelling, no hot water was available. Upon request tea/ coffee services were brought to the room.

          • Family with children
            6.2

            The rate was reasonable

            Was not very clean and far from kandy

          • Single
            5.0

            The buffet lunch was the best feature of this hotel, and it's location.

            Staff were inexperienced and completely untrained. No lights after dark in common areas after dark for reading. This hotel (considering the price) was a big disappointment. Would recommend green days hotel just next door - cheaper, has more character and better location.

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            Elephnat Bay is the best hotel to stay to view the elephants from the Elephant orphanage at Pinnewala. They bathe in the river which fronts the hotel. You can take a late breakfast or lunch and see about 70 elephants bathing infront of you. It is spectacular and a pleasure to watch from the comfort of the hotel grounds. Much better option than rushing up from Colombo is to stay here overnight.

            Overpriced for a 3 star hotel. Go for the location only.

          • Single
            6.6

            I came in late afternoon, went to the last feeding at the elephant orphanage and left around 10 the next morning. Once the elephants are put to bed, most all the shops close up and there is nothing much to do after dark. That said, I found it to be a great first night in Sri Lanka but could see many people making a day trip to Pinawala instead of staying overnight. The accommodations were basic but fair for the price - aircon, hot water, free wifi.

          • Couple
            8.8

            The hotel was very quiet as we were staying out of season but the staff that were there were amazing - very friendly and accommodating. Yes the hotel isn't the most luxurious or comfortable, but the rooms are large and clean and the staff were friendly...but you wouldn't really stay there for longer than a night or two and for that its absolutely fine!

            The breakfast wasn't the greatest but the evening meal was very tasty!

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            excellent location wonderful view across river from our balcony,watched elephants bathing in the river twice a day from the hotel ,no need to visit the orphanage ,assistant manager very helpful arranged for us to visit a local tea factory ,resturant in hotel good.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Elephant Park - Pinnawala Pinnawala location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Pinnawala,, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Pinnawala
            400 ft
          Airports
          • Bandaranayake (CMB)
            35.4 mi
          • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
            48.0 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            15