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Hotel Elephant Reach

3.0 of 5 Yala Junction, Kirinda, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

A very personalised experience amidst nature. Its a quiet place and most suitable for nature lover. The staff is very helpful and would go to extremes to cater to your requirements...I was simply moved by the hospitality and yes the taste of masala tea that they served me is still there with me...

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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101 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel lobby is open air and appears modern, but upon closer inspection just look sworn out and grubby, and generally just needs a bit of a make over. The grounds are good with shady trees, a great swimming pool and plenty of sunbeds. The rooms are 2 per building located nestled amongst the trees, but once inside they are... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Elephant Reach twice within a month! It's situated in a great location, easily accessible via the main road. The hotel is about 20 minutes drive to Yala National Park and ia about 30-40 minutes away from the Bundala Bird Sanctuary.The convenient location also makes Udawalawe National Park easily accessible as well. We did multiple safaris to Yala... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, just outside the Yala National park and a short drive away to Bundala National Park. Good food, comfortable rooms and a beautiful pool. Eshan Mendis and his team did a great job in going out of the way to make the trip an exciting one. Damien Cruz, naturalist provided by the hotel, was knowledgeable and expressed his knowledge... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location for safari in Yala national park. Garden and pool is very nice, rooms (which are bungalows) are also OK, simple but clean. Bathroom is spacious, but dark, would need some renovation done, especially the shower area. Food was good, but would have appreciated a little bit wider selection. Staff extremely helpful and kind.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our base for an early morning safari to the National Park. As such with a gorgeous pool it suited us perfectly for our two night stay. We found the rooms to be very adequate; would agree with previous reviewer that old CRT tv looked outdated. Food was pretty good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here every day for a swim in the pool during the four days I was in Kirinda. It cost 500 r (children are free) to use the pool which was clean and very nice with trees around for shade. Hotel staff are very friendly, but the service in the restaurant was a bit slow. Menu card is short,... More 

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Stockholm
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61 hotel reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The room was good enough as was the pool and the grounds but there are a number of flaws. The old 'fat' TV does not work and there is no wifi in the rooms. The water in the afternoon is either hot or scalding due to the fact that the water tank is above ground out in the sun. The... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not a good hotel. Rooms, food and service were not great. We booked 4 nights but left after 1 - partly because of the poor weather but also because of the hotel... Overpriced for what it is. It claims to offer "luxury", which I don't think it does. I am sure if you are out all day on safari then... More 

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Maldives
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As we travelled by car from Colombo it was a bit far, but were greeted very warmly upon arrival by the front office manager and his team. Stayed in a chalet near the pool, room is spacious, shower in a small separate round room which gives a cosy feeling. The artificial animals in the park is a fun and suitable... More 

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