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Hotel Elephant Reach

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Yala Junction, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night only and to be brutally honest that was more than enough. Staff training here has it's issues on many levels. The staff are all polite and pleasant but their basic hospitality skills really do need addressing by the management. That said, when concerns were raised the management were quick to step in to try to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay including a unforgettable safari. Ishan, charitha, premasiri, sanjeewa gave us a wonderful service. Pretty nice place with a wonderful atmosphere. . If you are going to kirinda you must go to this place. Had some luck to see a leopard when we travelled to yala. Keep up the good work ishan..

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel is made up of chalet accommodation which was fine, the rooms are quite basic but are clean, the hotel has a nice pool. The staff were friendly and we ate the buffet meal offered as the evening meal, which was very good

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised of the nice atmosphere of this place. Big swimming pool, tree house, village cottage, real-size wooden elephants. The rooms are correct, not elegant. We liked that our housekeeper made swans out of our towels. In our first day the food was great, large buffet. We were surprised to see the next day we could select only... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very friendly and helpful however room maintenance became the key challenge in staying here. This is not a place for families to travel, especially if you have younger children or if you are used to staying at hotels of +4 star. Although many will tell you that the area is filled with small rabbits, large elephant statues, a... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long road trip from beautiful and seductive Kandy, my arrival here at Elephant Reach with 16 travel companions, was beyond words! Friendly smiles and helpfulness welcomed us. We discovered a shady and extensive park populated by overarching trees and lights in the trees. Porters willingly have us assistance finding our rooms after an easy check in. We repaired... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's average but not many selections in Yala. Bit run down and not maintained, food was ok, chef made anything we wanted for the kids... Staff were nice. They had bunnies everywhere and a play ground for the kids. You can talk to safari jeeps outside of hotel ..

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night which was all inclusive , originally had opted to stay in a luxury tent with my wife , when we got there it was very windy ,being virtually on the beach and so decided to retreat to the chalets. the accommodation was a good size , it was clean and the bed was comfortable . My... More

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Rome, Italy
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed here with a group of friends, at the end of a tour around Sri Lanka. There were very few guests besides us, it felt like we had the hotel all to ourself. The rooms are very spacious, very clean, beautiful big comfy bed, had a great night sleep here. The food was much better than the previous time... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited here 2 weeks back with some of my friends. We had a warm welcome by the staff & it was quite pleasant, We had reserved chalets & rooms were clean & tidy, but not that so luxurious as you expect. Unfortunately there was a cooperate event & there were about 100 pax in hotel & it was kind... More

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Address: Yala Junction, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kirinda
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elephant Reach 3*
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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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