Fortunately we have stayed only 1 night. The hotel has nice location, it stands directly at bank of a river where the big herd of elephants from nearby orphanage come to bathe. However, the hotel itself is dated and not clean. Athough we arrived late in the afternoon, our room was not ready and when we got it, it looked like they had exchanged only bed sheets, even the trash bin was full. There was a wedding that took place at the hotel the night before and they were just leaving, it seemed that they did not care about the new guests. The hotel was almost empty.
I would consider staying in another hotel even for 1 night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Pinnawala, Hotel Elephant Bay is right across from the famous elephant orphanage. It provides rooms with large private balconies and spectacular views of Ma Oya River.Rooms are bright and airy, with simple decor and furnishings. They feature a flat-screen cable TV, a tea/coffee maker and private bathroom facilities.Guests can enjoy leisurely strolls in the tropical garden or make use of the hotel’s sun terrace. The Elephant Bay Hotel offers bike rental facilities for guests’ convenience. Various activities like hiking and fishing are available.Ivory Inn Restaurant serves international dishes. Room service is provided.The Elephant Bay Hotel is a 70-minute drive from Bandaranaike International Airport and a 2-hour drive from Colombo. It is an easy drive to cities like Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Elephant Bay Sri Lanka/Pinnawala