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Hotel Elephant Reach

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This resort is a cool place, the houses are independent and the architecture is simple and elegant. The restaurant is so nice as people take care of you very well. Executive Chef and Janaka the manager in restaurant were very kind. The rooms had snags in bathrooms.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good location for a good price. The room was ok but bathroom was stinking. Location is good for safari. Food and the staff was good. Nicely landscaped garden and peaceful environment. But poorly maintained rooms.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Poorly maintained rooms let this hotel down which is in an otherwise beautiful setting right in the middle of the wildlife section of the island. The food was good with superb service well supervised by the able restaurant manager, Mr H M Janaka. The staff were friendly and willing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent Food Excellent Staff Excellent Hotel One of the Natural beauty. It is bit far but to be honest with you, one of the nice place and you will really feel freedom and nice cool place. Not only that it is very silent place too

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place wasn't up to scratch compared to other hotels. The room wasn't properly cleaned when we checked in.There were drinks from the last guests in the fridge, no toiletries and dirty looking linen - I'm not convinced the beds had been changed. When I complained, I was met with shrugs. Our AC leaked onto our bed in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long drive from Colombo to Thissa and my family was hectic, all got over by the overwhelming welcome give by the hotel staff. It's is located in good place with beautiful pool and the wonderful grass covered ground. Facilities are grate and the it's my pleasure to mention two persons Head chef and the restaurant manager Mr.Janaka,... More 

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Colombo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Family decided to stay here on our way to Yala. The property is good but the service was the worst. The Saturday we checked in was acceptable since Mr. Mendis the GM and Mr. Crooz the naturalist made us very comfortable but then come Sunday evening after the trip to Yala, the service was at it's worst in the... More 

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Colombo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The pool was a perfect place to cool after a long journey from Colombo. The hotel rooms are comfortable. Sri Lankan cuisine was great.The hotel is perfectly placed in Yala only 10 km from Thissa town. The staff is friendly and helpful. Special thanks to restaurant manager Janeka for the friendly service.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The room I stayed had animal poo on the bed cover (they said it was gecko poo, but if it was, it must have been a giant one!!!) When I asked for a second ashtray, reply was "one table -one ashtray. The bathrooms were hidious, meals were not good and sone as if from yesterday. The staff very slow.Thus in... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We arrived after a long journey and were made to feel at home, we were welcomed with a delicious drink and were immediately shown to our room. The room was great, spacious, big bed, massive shower, everything we needed. The food was excellent, something different each night and plenty of it! The breakfast was very tasty and they make very... More 

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ElephantReach_Mgt, General 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 Dharmawardene and the entire... More 

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