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 rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Refrigerator

Overview

Hotel Elephant Park is a 2-star venue set just 19.4 km from Hakgala Botanical Garden, Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple and Gadaladeniya Temple.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. 85 km to Bandarawela.

Bandaranayake airport can be reached in 60 minutes by car from Hotel Elephant Park.

Rooms

This property offers guestrooms complete with a minibar, LCD flat panel TV, a dining area, pay television and television with satellite channels. Some rooms at Hotel Elephant Park have a view over the lake. The rooms come with private bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower along with a dishwasher and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

The barbeque restaurant serves dishes of international cuisine.

Services

Guests can rent cars on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Garden 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

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    35.4 mi
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    48.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

Hotel Elephant Park photos Room
Deluxe Room Balcony Garden View
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 205 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This room is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. The en suite bathroom features a shower.

Room facilities
    Hotel Elephant Park photos Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This room is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. The en suite bathroom features a bathtub and bathrobes. Spacious room accommodates up to 3 guests. There is no capacity for extra beds.

    Room facilities
      Hotel Elephant Park photos Room
      Deluxe Room Balcony River View
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 1520 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      This room is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. The en suite bathroom features a shower. This larger room offers river-views.

      Room facilities
        Hotel Elephant Park photos Room
        Superior Room Balcony River View
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 400 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        This triple room features a balcony, air conditioning and minibar.

        Room facilities
          Hotel Elephant Park photos Room
          Superior room Garden View Balcony
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 400 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
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          This triple room has a balcony, minibar and tile/marble floor.

          Room facilities
            Hotel Elephant Park photos Room
            Deluxe Family Room Balcony River View
            Bed type: 2 King-size beds
            Size: 360 sq. feet
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            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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            This quadruple room has air conditioning and minibar

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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
                1000 ft
              Airports
              • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                35.4 mi
              • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
                48.1 mi
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of rooms:
                15

              Hotel Elephant Park Location

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              • City Center - 700 ft

              Local attractions

              • Lankatilaka Temple - 11.6 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
                  1000 ft
                Airports
                • Bandaranayake (CMB)
                  35.4 mi
                • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
                  48.1 mi
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Number of rooms:
                  15