We have just spent 2 nights at one of the agreeable hotels I have had the pleasure to stay in, in Sri Lanka. The Elephant Stables has a homely feel to it and the new(ish) owner has managed to achieve the right balance between maintaining the original whilst adding some modern. Not a ‘luxurious’ hotel – but very fine touches throughout.
The food is excellent – I had the ‘8 course curry’ option both nights. There was of course some repetition of dishes (perhaps three?) but not of the main curries. However, when chef serves aubergine the way he does, I was more than happy to sample it again. Incidentally, the 8 courses doesn’t count the rice (2 types) and poppadum’s which make up the full table. It was a full assault on the taste buds – in the most enjoyable way possible.
For those who cannot travel without wifi (and I'm one) there was excellent connectivity - I believe there was a choice of 3 servers available - and no 'drop-out'!
Finally, all the staff are excellent. Attentive and friendly without being obsequious. Manjula was particularly helpful, properly checking our room before we departed - and discovering a pair of trousers still hanging in the cupboard!
I have already recommended this little jewel to friends who are visiting later this year … I just wish we could have stayed longer …More
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