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Hotel Elephant Reach

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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Waikanae
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the welcome flower, greeting and our private bungalow 122. We had everything we needed in the spacious room, which had a rustic feel, set amongst trees. The pool was a welcome place to cool off after the fabulous safari (arranged before we got here) in Yala. A good selection at the dinner buffet, although the quality of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great driver Dawson(works out of Colombo and Hatton) who booked this hotel for us and arranged our safari. The hotel rooms are basic but comfortable. The hotel staff is exceptional when we arrived our room did not have enough beds for our family, they quickly set up another bed at no extra cost. The manager and staff... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was at elephant reach with my friends with a infant. Hotel Manager, chef and the staff was very polite and help full.. BBQ night was one of the best we had and sri lankan cuisine is even more great.

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Canadensis, PA
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13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the accommodations here were fine, no complaints, I was primarily there to go on safari. I had tried to arrange this in advance, but was told via email from the property that I could do this on arrival at the hotel. But when I got there, I was directed to the "Naturalist" named Damien, who initially told me that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here fore to Night. Everything was ok the romms the clining. But the food in the restaurant was very good. And the service very High. We had dinner in our akirement and er could take everything from the menu card. We vill go back to This place anytime.

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for selecting Elephant Reach Yala as your prefered holiday destination. We are very thankful for the time and trouble you have taken to post a review on trip advisor. We are delighted by your comments and will make sure to pass this down to the Chef and team and the F&B team. I am glad... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived to the hotel after a long drive from N - Eliya. It was refreshing to see the friendly front office staff with a warmth welcome. Rooms were clean & tidy. We were lucky to get a newly renovated room. There was no buffet b’fast. However the b’fast set menu was good. Fantastic service by the restaurant manager. Vry... More 

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Greetings from Elephant Reach, Yala. Thank you for the lovely comment on Trip advisor. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us and glad you had a memorable experience with us. Thank you for the high recommendation you have given the staff, sure will help us keep them motivated to offer better service in future. Hope... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has SO much potential, however it's no way near as good as it could be. The hotel was clearly set up to accommodate the vast numbers of people visiting the nearby Safari area and as such it was conveinent however, we felt that it was more of a 'budget' hotel, best for back packers or people who just... More 

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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting Elephant Reach Yala and it was indeed a pleasure having you with us. We thank you for the constructive feedback given to us on TripAdvisor. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused and will make sure we rectify these issues immediately. A refurbishment is already underway to ensure the highest standards of... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Greetings from Elephant Reach Yala. whilst thanking you for selecting our hotel as your preferred holiday destination, we are very thankful to you for the time and trouble you have taken to post a review on trip advisor. We are delighted by your comments and will make sure to pass this down to the entire team and... More 

Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
101 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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ElephantReach_Mgt, Manager at Hotel Elephant Reach, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting Elephant Reach Yala and it was indeed a pleasure having you with us. We thank you for the constructive feedback given to us on TripAdvisor and for giving us the benefit of the doubt. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused and will make sure we rectify these issues immediately. A refurbishment... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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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