My last destination on this trip to Sri Lanka and a very good one at that. Elephant Stables is conveniently close to Kandy centre but not too much so and the ten minute ride to it is more than compensated for by the spectacular views.
This is a new property and the accommodation is very good indeed. Everything is state of the art and very upmarket, even had dual air-conditioning in my bedroom and a huge flat screen TV - not that there is anything worth watching on it! A magnificent four poster bed ensured a very good night's rest though one noisy awakening early morning with staff crashing about below. Only ate breakfast here but it was plentiful and delicious.
The Manager and Manjula, the chief steward, were very attentive and helpful but I did find one other member of the staff a little overbearing and gave the impression that he was hanging around for tips.
Would definitely recommend this six room property over any of the larger tourist hotels. It is certainly much better value for money in terms of the quality of accommodation and surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elephant Stables is a beautiful colonial era bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy city that has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel offering elegant colonial style living in Sri Lanka. It features a unique blend of original mid-century furniture with modern chic interiors with an exceptional level of personalized service. ... more less
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