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    Hotel Elephant Bay

    Hotel Elephant Bay Road, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
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    Reviewed 1 April 2016

    The hotel was clean and comfortable. We had a balcony but unfortunately didn't use it due to the heat. The view of the river was amazing, you could sit in the restaurant/bar area all day and watch the elephants bathe. The food menu wasn't extensive...More

    Thank kingprawn66
    Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

    Thank you Elephant Bay. You gave us wonderful time. We enjoyed your kind service ,Good meals ,Beautiful environment .... Priyantha who working housekeeping department makes more valuable place to the hotel... Thank you. We visit once again

    Thank Harsha N
    Reviewed 4 March 2016

    After visiting the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage on a very hot day, it was a pleasure to have a very good lunch and a drink at a table overlooking the river where the elephants were splashing and playing.The view was outstanding.

    Thank BrackenLiz
    Reviewed 3 February 2016

    The hotel is right by the river, where every day at 10 AM and 4PM to come to bathe group of elephants from the nearby Elephant Orphanage. The hotel features a nice garden with seating and rooms where you will find everything you need for...More

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    Reviewed 21 January 2016

    Half of the restaurant was smoked because of a fish barbecue they did inside! In addition the tablecloth was very dirty. When we ask to change it, they did it. But they just set one less dirty! Obviously already used. The chairs were brackish as...More

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    • US$31 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • 14
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    Lani H
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    Response from Madhusagara | Reviewed this property |
    You can take Bus to Kandy and get down KARADUPANA JUNCTION. FROM THERE TAKE BUS TO RAMBUKKANA AND GET DOWN IN PINNAWELLA. Or take taxi. Or you can travel by train from colombo to Rambukkana ( colombo -Kandy or Colombo... More
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    "best elephant views from a hotel I have ever seen."
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