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Hotel Elephant Reach

3.0 of 5 Yala Junction, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you are visiting Southern part of Sri-Lanka, if you are a wild life enthusiast visiting Yala National Park, if you are on a pilgrim to Kataragama, if you are looking for a peaceful and homely hotel, if you want to spend a few days with nature, or if you are passing Kirinda and looking for stop over.. I would... More

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Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hotel seems to be very 'seasoned', which can be a good thing as it offers a great natural setting with big trees and bushes on the hotel grounds. Also wildlife is pretty nice with roaming cats and bunnies. However the rooms (or rather bungalows / villas) are pretty poorly maintained. Mattresses are overdue for replacement as they have the typical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thank you everybody for organizing the stay at Elephant Reach... Respect for the owner... As he is a person you never imagine he could be... Thank you so much Mr. Malinga!!!!! This is the best thing ever happened to me!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 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 August 16, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Address: Yala Junction, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kirinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elephant Reach 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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