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“Elegant Boutique Accommodation” 5 of 5 stars
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Elephant Stables
46 Nittawela Road, Kandy 20800, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Kandy
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“Elegant Boutique Accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

One of the Most Rarest Type of Luxury Boutique Accommodation Venues in Srilanka. Located in Kandy with an Awesome View of the Mountain Chains. One would not believe that a place like this will be at the end of the road that you have to take to reach Elephant Stables. From Carpet roads , Rocky Lanes to a Destination Unknown. A Breathtaking Experience i shared with my Family and Friends, was Priceless even in the most harsh weather conditions, Windy and Rain, but enjoyed every bit of the fusion that man made and mother nature had to offer. The food was Classically Traditional Srilankan, so tasty, had the opportunity to meet the chef, to witness few of his magnificent cooking techniques. Prepared us this out of the world Sausage Dish as appetizer/bites for the Bottle of black and the other wines we shared that evening. The rooms were fitted and decorated with eye candy interior ornaments and furniture. The bathrooms were so nice, i would give a 7 Star Hotel Recommendation. You can just pass out for days on those comfy beds. If IAN FLEMING was here today, he would have wrote all his 007 Movies in the reading room located above the front entrance porch. There's endless more to write about but sadly i have to wrap it up now mentioning how friendly and professional the ELEPHANT STABLES STAFF was !!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the very positive feedback you have given us and it certainly encourages the staff to perform better . We look forward to seeing you in Elephant Stables soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This must be the best boutique hotel in Sri Lanka let alone Kandy. My bedroom and the lovely sitting rooms and dining room are all beautifully decorated displaying the best of the beauty of SL's handicrafts whether this be furniture or decoration. I stayed for 2 nights and was so well looked after - wonderful cocktails overlooking the pool and valley with the large Buddha on top of the hills looking on. Chef produced the most delicious food both western style and Sri Lankan - the best cooking of my tour. My stay here was organised through Elephant Island with whom I had booked a 12 day tour. The attention to detail displayed by all the staff and exceptional food made this stay most memorable and it was almost with regret that I had to leave to carry on with my tour. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inoka K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Many thanks for the time you have taken to share your experiences with us. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Elephant Stables and looking forward to have you here with us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Myself and my partner were upgraded to this hotel through tour company Elephant Island who were opening the boutique hotel as part of their 20th anniversary. Myself and my husband were only the third couple to stay there, and what a stay we had. It was amazing. As if Kandy isn't romantic and amazing wherever you are staying, Elephant Stables just contributed to that. It's been so well done up and it's beautiful. The staff couldn't do enough for us - the views are trememndous. The guys working there disappeared for ages in the evening to do what we thought was a turn down service but it was a swan dispplay with flowers and petals for our honeymoon. The pool looks out over the valley. We sat with a beer on the terrace in the evening and watched the thunderstorms. The rooms were gorgeous. The food was out of this world - we had about 10 different dishes. The chef came out to talk to us personally. Honestly, we were sad that we only got to stay here one night, and we will be going back there in a few years to celebrate an anniversary (if we can afford it!!) The chef made me Eggs Florentine the next morning which I had never had before, and it was well tasty, in fact the breakfast as a whole was just delicious :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inoka K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Many thanks for the time you have taken to provide us your valuable feedback. We are very glad that we were able to make your special day unforgettable by upgrading you to The Elephant Stables. We hope you will revisit Sri Lanka and The Elephant Stables.
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Address: 46 Nittawela Road, Kandy 20800, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elephant Stables is a beautiful colonial era bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy city that has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel offering elegant colonial style living in Sri Lanka. It features a unique blend of original mid-century furniture with modern chic interiors with an exceptional level of personalized service. ... more   less 
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