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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at Elephant Reach during one of my trips to the Yala National Park with my wife. We have stayed at this hotel a couple of times before as well. The overall its a decent, but average hotel. Location 4/5 : Very conveniently located for trips to the Yala National Park. Rooms 4/5 : Decent rooms that are very... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice bungalows with an adequate size of the rooms. Not luxurious but functional. The pool is most appreciated after a long day at the safari. The restaurant could offer a little bit more of an ambiance and the choice of food is ok, but not extraordinary. All in all a good value for money and welcoming staff.

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Thank Goetmilo
ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Goetmilo, Whilst valuing the time taken to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor, we truly appreciate and welcome your comments and feedback on our property which help us in identifying our areas of strength and the areas that need further improvement. As mentioned by most of our dear guests, we believe that you too had found... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice location. A lot of space - alleys, playgrounds, artificial elephants. The main advantage is big swimming pool with bar. Nice and spacious rooms, good bathroom. The room associated with tarrace or balcony. Small disadvantage - a lot of flying insects around. Very nice dinner - wide variety of food to choose, pretty poor breakfast. No Internet coverage in... More 

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

Dear Aleksander J, Thank you for visiting Elephant Reach Hotel, Yala and the time taken to review us on Trip Advisor. Your comments and feedback are highly valued and most welcome as we gauge our strong areas and areas that need further improvement from it. We appreciate you highlighting the hotel's location and it's swimming pool which adds beauty and... More 

Brisbane
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night at this hotel before heading into the Yala National Park for a few days safari. It is very close to Yala Junction which is the meeting point for many safari tours, so is very handy. The staff are very friendly and most speak good English and will help with anything. The hotel rooms are very... More 

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

Dear Timeg, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala. Thank you for the time taken to review us on Trip Advisor. Your comments are highly valued and most welcome as they showcase our areas of strength and the areas that need further improvement. You highlighting the location of Elephant Reach... More 

Northumberland, England
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Location of hotel is very close to Yala National Park and a very good choice to make when visiting the area. The hotel has a very good swimming pool for an enjoyable swim. Being the off season the hotel only offers a Buffet Dinner in the evening but were happy to make our party of four omelets. Very good they... More 

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

Dear Glamjan, While sincerely thanking you for the time taken to review Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala on Trip Advisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you highlighting the features you liked most, as this helps us in identifying the areas that need further improvements to create that 'unforgettable stay' that every guest's being... More 

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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97 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We booked in at the Hotel Elephant Reach because of its proximity to the Yala National Park and it was a good decision. We arrived late afternoon, had a swim in the excellent pool and had a light dinner before an early night to bed. When we set off from the hotel on safari at 0530 the following morning, the... More 

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

Dear Maioha, Thank you for taking the time to review Elephant Reach - Yala on Trip Advisor. We welcome your comments and suggestions as these help us in identifying our areas of strength as well as areas that need extra attention for improvement. Your comments concerning the location, the swimming pool and our service are highly valued and appreciated. We... More 

Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel has bungalows in a Beautiful Garden with a swimming pool in the middle. The bungalow was clean and spacious. At the time it was very quiet because of the low season. Staff was very friendly, always making sure everything was alright. Prices in the restaurant were bit high, but the food was very tasty.They even made a special... More 

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

Dear Peter B, Thank you for taking the time to review Elephant Reach - Yala on Trip Advisor. We welcome your comments and suggestions as these help us in identifying our areas of strength as well as areas that need extra attention for improvement. Your comments concerning the chalets, the garden, the swimming pool and our staff are highly valued... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Rooms ok, everything else BAD, service well short is expectations, it took them 45 minutes to find a corkscrew, breakfast was disastrously bad, tea n coffee bad, İnternet doesn't function, second day breakfast 'no more buffet, you want omelette?'. There's nothing in the immediate vicinity as an alternative

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting Elephant Reach Yala and taking time to review it on Tripadvisor. We thank you for the constructive feedback given to us on TripAdvisor. We value your feedback and comments as these help us recognize our strong areas & areas that can be improved. We will take a note on the areas you have... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed in a private bungalow. The room was clean and well appointed. The bathroom was large, the shower was large enough to bathe your elephant!!! The grounds were lovely and peaceful with many different types of birds in the trees as well as monkeys....Be ready for monkeys on your roof as well. The front desk was helpful in planning... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Elephant Reach - Yala on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate you highlighting the features you liked the most. We value your feedback and comments as these help us recognize our strong areas & areas that can be improved. We really appreciate your... More 

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111 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay . Definitely need good maintenance to keep up with the current pace and trends. Food was good and served nice. Can have small walk in the mornings. Maintenance definitely needed to keep place good

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ElephantReach_Mgt, General Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting Elephant Reach Yala and taking time to review it on Tripadvisor. We thank you for the constructive feedback given to us on TripAdvisor. We value your feedback and comments as this helps us recognize our strong areas & areas that can be improved. Whilst ensuring that we are positive towards improving our standards,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: £55 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elephant Reach 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“All bungalow rooms around the pool seem the same. We slept very well”
 of 5 bubbles glamjan, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms we saw appeared to be good.”
 of 5 bubbles Maioha, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the pools are advised. The lobby has free wifi. Has a lovely rooftop bar/pub. Also has a tree house for kids.”
 of 5 bubbles 323amitabhv, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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“Rooms near the pool are having easy access and nice and shady!”
 of 5 bubbles greavesgensets, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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