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Hotel Elephant Reach
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews
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“Food was delicious. Nice place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Food was delicious. Pool was great. Other facilities were good. We were at triple based room. But the space was not enough though. Staff was very friendly and well trained. Nice variety of Food. Kids will love this place since they will have lots of things to do.

Room Tip: It's near to World famous Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. But this is not in Yala national park...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Hello! Thank you so much for opting to stay at Elephant Reach, it was a pleasure having you with us. Thank you for the lovely comment on trip advisor on our staff and the food, will make it a point to keep the Chef and all other staff informed. Hope to see you back soon. Thanks again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We had visited hotel elephant reach with my family and friends. The hotel look was like jungle type theme. The rooms were good and swiming pool was neat and clean. The restaurant was good but service was too slow. The atmosphere out of the room was good with so many rabbits and cat feeling good for children's.

Stayed May 2014
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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Hello..thanks a lot for the lovely comments on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure having you at Elephant Reach, Yala. Thank you for your feedback, which we will take in to consideration and take necessary steps. Hope to see you again soon at the hotel for an unforgettable experience.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Very friendly staff. Good place to relax. Easy access to wild life and a few religious places. Food selection too is good. room service is up to standard. Need little bit of extra seating in the lobby area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Hello Thank you so much for opting to stay with us, we are so glad you had a wonderful time at our hotel. Thank you so much for the lovely thoughts and the review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure having you at Elephant Reach and we hope to see you again soon.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

It was a great place...beautiful cool relaxing environment. The staff friendly and eager to help. Food was great (if there are a few people you get a little touch of class and elegance added to your meal since they don't do buffet for few people and the chef get to spend a little more time with your meal personally. P.S ample quantity to eat ;) ). For people who want to go to Yala this is a great place. very close to Yala and a few small relaxing activities also are there for you to kill time between the morning safari and the evening safari. Rooms were great. Simple elegant and clean. Though the little elephant statue i bought as a souvenir had a lopsided eye. Overall a great time.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. It is indeed a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay at Elephant Reach, Yala. Whilst thanking you again for visiting us we look forward to see you again soon for a more relaxed and memorable stay.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

The hotel looks lovely. The staff was very very friendly. The rooms were great but need to do something more with the main door curtain as it doesn't cover the whole window. Food was not so great. Not much choice of food! need to do something on that. all in all Its a great place to relax! Thank you :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you very much for the lovely comments following your stay at Elephant Reach, Yala. Its a pleasure to note that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and warm hospitality. Thank you for the useful suggestions. We hope to see you again for a better unforgettable experience.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

We had originally booked this hotel for two nights as we wanted to go on the safari,but we changed our mind at the beginning of our trip so had to spend more time at the hotel.
I had a thought that this would be our worst hotel but it turned out to be very nice.
The rooms are a bit basic and had a couple of problems with the plugs but the shower worked well,it was clean and the food was good
We had the pool to ourselves one day and in general the service and reception were good.
And i do not think it was to expensive.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed there over the weekend and loved the hospitality extended. a remarkable improvement from last October. Felt very welcome. We relaxed despite a long journey to Yala from Colombo and felt at ease upon arrival greeted by welcoming staff. Food was exceptionally good!... A beautfully place to sit back , relax and absorb the beauty of nature, and true sri lankan hospitality.

Thank you Elephant reach ... well be back again!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you visited us again and it was indeed a pleasure having you here. I will make sure to convey your appreciation to the chef and service staff and i am glad that you've seen a change at the hotel. We are improving further and hope to see you back again for a better unforgettable stay with us.
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Property: Hotel Elephant Reach
Address: Yala Junction, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Kirinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elephant Reach 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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 
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