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Elephant Corridor Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sigiriya Rd | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would start by saying that the description of the hotel on the various websites does not do it justice. Beautiful location, excellent spacious rooms and the staff was simply and genuinely very welcoming, helpful, and pleasant. We were prepared to extend our stay despite the fact we would lose our money for our next booking. regretfully there was no... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled all across Sri Lanka, and this was definitively our best hotel of the trip. We chose to limit our stay due to the mixed reviews in Tripadvisor. What a mistake! This turned to be a much more charming hotel than many other resorts which received higher grades. The rooms are just gorgeous, especially those with the plunge pool... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We love that you’ve enjoyed the nature and wildlife surrounding the hotel grounds that makes The Elephant Corridor unique and makes the experience ideal for any nature lover. The staff are truly delighted to read your kind words and the kitchen team has taken your comments... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 1 evening here and did really enjoy it. I was a little concerned after reading all the terrible reviews but here was our thoughts. 1) it is expensive but the hotel and grounds are stunning. The rooms are just lovely-note the plunge pool is simply a small pool of cold water not a hot tub or jaccuzi. The... More

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Giussano, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is simply a dream. Rooms are incredibly spacious, having a living room and a separate bed zone. The bathroom is huge as well but the highlight is surely the indoor pool. Only, the water is quite cold so you can t really relax in it. Staff is caring and always smiling. Restaurant is good even if breakfast could... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your delightful review on Tripadvisor! We are so happy to know that you liked the spacious layout of the rooms and especially the pool that can provide cool respite from the hot afternoon sun. The staff will be delighted to see your lovely comments and we will try to improve on the breakfast as... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a really nice place but the management was in a really low level. The rooms were very untidy, the surroundings were very dry and it made our stay there uncomfortable into some extent. If it is managed well, the hotel could be in the top among the competitors. The food was not that much good in the first... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review of The Elephant Corridor on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your valuable comments with regard to your stay and encourage such feedback in order to improve the standard of the service offered at The Elephant Corridor. It was truly a pleasure for the staff to have had you with us and we hope that... More

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We loved our stay at this unique hotel. Spent only one night there, although could have handled many more. The room with outside pool is a dream. Staff is super-friendly and will do just about anything for you. We stayed there in off-season and basically had the place to ourselves, which was another plus. Definitely would do it again.

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for this great review! The team loved having you with us and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us so much!. It was a treat for the staff to look after you and it is a pity that you were not able to stay with us for longer. However, we hope... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant location , from the driveway to the chalets just gorgeous. The front of house team were young and willing to meet the customer needs. Very poor management, need to learn something from Indian Taj group and Oberio group in hospitality. The food for vegetarians was very poor, to that extent we skipped breakfast before we went to sigiriya.... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , Thank you for your constructive comments about The Elephant Corridor and your suggestions. It means a lot to us that you took the time to let us know how your experience at Elephant corridor was. We are glad that you liked the property and are encouraged to know that you would like to come back. The... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This property used to be one of the top properties in the country. I was excited to travel and stay for 2 nights here with my family. We were offered the presidential suite. What we experienced so so unlike what we expected the experience to be. The staff was very friendly and sympathetic to our feed back. Even the food... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate feedback and suggestions that help us improve the experience offered at The Elephant Corridor. While we are glad that you enjoyed the pool area and that Vijay provided a service that we can be proud of, we are extremely sorry that your holiday didn't live up to... More

Colombo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We arrived on the 17th of May 2014. We were taken to the bar for the welcome refreshments and the bar had an awful smell. First impression of the hotel was horrible. Then we were taken to our rooms (UK and UL) and as alway I went to check out the washroom and it had a smell as well. The... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , It means so much to us that you took the time to review the Elephant Corridor! Constructive comments from our esteemed guests helps us identify our faults and improve our standards. We are glad that you enjoyed our fantastic view of the lion’s rock and the food. We are truly very sorry about the smell that... More

Paris, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

On the road to Sigiriya, the hotel lobby gives you a great view over lion's rock. The rooms are well accommodated with high ceiling, huge bed and bathroom. Don't be fooled by the private plunge pool on the booking website, its mostly pictures of the Presidential villa plunge pool, deluxe room's one is so tiny there is no point using... More

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Elephantc, Manager at Elephant Corridor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , Thank you for taking the time to review The Elephant Corridor. We appreciate all the feedback that we get from guests so that we can improve their experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the rooms, the food, dips in the swimming pool and the fantastic view of the lions rock itself. We apologies that the... More

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Address: Sigiriya Rd | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Corridor Hotel 4*
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Elephant Corridor is set in a jungle plain, in the vicinity of the fifth century Sigiriya Rock Fortress, also named the 8th Wonder of the World. Amidst thousands of acres of undisturbed jungle, teak forest, and wildlife of many species, includes elephants who occasionally visit to drink from the 1500-year-old lake. ... more   less 
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