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Hotel Elephant Bay

Hotel Elephant Bay Road, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good thing about this hotel is the elephants - and that's pretty much it. Rooms and overall hotel were not clean (hair in beed, dust everywhere - must have been ages that soneone cleaned...) we did not feel comfortable at all. I can not recommend staying here. Maybe better come for a day trip?

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
24 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too many people at the same time ..... obviously staged for the elephant times to the river but , what a shame! There are signs around saying don't feed the elephants , then the keepers are taking back handers from the visitors to have photos taken with or feeding the elephants. Sad to see..... the hotel has limited WC toilet... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice hotel,very big,clean,cosy,calm atmosphere,you can see elephants many times a day,they come to the hotel°s restaurant,you can see them also from the balcony of your room but a little bit far...some nice terraces,very beautiful views... too expensive,there is another one and in a better position just 100metres from this hotel and costs much less and it gives you a chance... More 

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bengaluru
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The hotel is situated in nice green surroundings with a sounding beautiful river flowing at its back yards. The rooms are pretty clean. The restaurant facing the flowing river and green forest where the elephants can be seen is an added attraction. The minus point is that the main entrance of the hotel is at the end of a small... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Pinnawala is a must see for kids and adults. Elephant Bay Hotel has family rooms, is clean, tidy and friendly. Great place for viewing and feeding the beautiful elephants. Shopping in the main street where elephants come and go is good - many things you won't find elsewhere in Sri Lanka. Riding elephants was a lot of fun especially for... More 

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Sohar, Oman
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed here just 1 night, but it was worth it, the elephants come to the river twice a day and come right up to the back of the hotel. Here you can touch them or feed them with bananas and you don't need to pay the entrance fees to see them at the end of the road. There are... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Visited there on the Christmas day of 2014 and ended up being utterly disappointed. Their lunch buffet in that messy restaurant area was terrible, no taste, no variations & above all it was so UNCLEAN out there including the dishes, spoons and all. To make things worse, the staff & the rude management was also pretty careless and not seem... More 

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Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stayed here for one night as we wanted to visit the Millennium Elephant Foundation and also see the elephants wash in the river. the hotel was a little run down but the staff was friendly but for the price you cannot complain. the staff was friendly and the hotel was very quite so we literally had the entire garden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The hotel is situated on the river and a view of the elephants is possible...BUT not from all the rooms. Better view are from the open fronted eating area..... OR from a bit along the river side. Hotel is clean & tidy although lighting is a bit hit & miss. Staff are friendly, if a bit slow, Food was OK... More 

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Surat, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The hotel is on Best Location. But Not so clean. They really need to give attention on cleaning of rooms as well as other areas. What one should really go to pinnawala. Food quality is average. We can view elephants in the morning from this hotel.

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Address: Hotel Elephant Bay Road, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Pinnawala
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Number of rooms: 14
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