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Elephant Safari Hotel

# 60 Aloka Mw, Walawegama, Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
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Acton, West London
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is by far the most decrepit, run down and badly managed property I have ever stayed at. Its description as being a “luxury hotel” is misrepresentation of the highest order. Apart from the state of the shower area with the broken mesh roof in our “Imperial Chalet”, the swimming pool area was filthy, the bed sheets were hung... More 

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Canberra
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The design of this bungalows is so beautiful! The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was breathtaking. I've never seen something like this. We spend so much time taking pictures of the room! The hotel restaurant was the only downside for us. But this is a common thing in Sri Lanka. There's no much passion for good hospitality service unfortunately.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Exceptional service, wonderful staff, and overall great stay. The driver they recommended was great. He took the time to show us around the park and took us away from the crowds, couldn't have been happier. The food was well prepared and had generous portions. Highly recommend!!!

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Amsterdam, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Rooms were good and staff was friendly and helpful. You can visit Udawalawe National Park and the Elephant transit home, but other than that not a lot to do other than use the pool. The pool is good. The outdoor bathroom was great. It's a nice stay.

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Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It was okay but really expensive for the quality ... Small details as many ants in the bathroom annoyed us . The pool is nice but other hotels have one as well for cheaper room (at the same quality) . However the rice curry is amazing . I think you can find a better deal

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good quality rooms, friendly staff and lovely home cooked food. It is convenient for trips to the nearby Uda Walawe National Park and the Elephant Transit Home, which the hotel will happily organise for you, but other than that it is very remote with not a lot to do other than make use of the pool and relax. The outdoor... More 

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Thank Russell N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Me and my wife visited this hotel on our honeymoon. The place is very professionally run and the rooms are more luxurious than expected. The food is fresh and well prepared and the owners and staff are very helpfull and makemthisnstayna memorable one. The trip to the elephant safari park is a must once you re here. Your are very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The rooms were quite picturesque from the outside and very basic on the interior. Our air conditioner was not in working order and other guests reported the same problem. We didn't have hot water for showers and the pool was green during our visit. The safari was interesting and worth a visit if you've never been on a safari but... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is very intimate here, just a few individual 'lodges', simple but adequate. The location of the hotel is lovely and quiet, well off the main road (a few minutes down a track) but at the same time perfect for the national park about 10 minutes along the main road. Also the elephant transit home is just a few minutes... More 

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Toronto
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a fine time here. The rooms are separate cabins, and the whole space is quite intimate. The only drawback was the occasional disco radio noise from out beyond the hotel (neighbours, not the fault of the hotel). The hotel is probably going to be expanded and upgraded, but it is fine right now. It is only about 7... More 

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