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Elephant Stables
46 Nittawela Road, Kandy 20800, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Kandy
Milan, Italy
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“Superb !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very nice guest house with a small number of rooms. Facilities are great, the food is outstanding and the staff is extremely nice, I loved everything about that place. Awesome end to end experience overall. I strongly recommend, so much better than large hotels.
The only down side is possibly the manager who should learn to smile and to genuinely care about customers rather being stuck behind his PC.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, March 11, 2014
Dear Mr. Vincent,

Thank you very much for the constructive criticism. We will certainly work on the areas which can be improved in order to lead our property to the no. 01 place in Kandy.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We can't rate this hotel highly enough - it's absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful room, incredible bathroom, delicious food served in our own private area in the grounds of the hotel over looking the knuckles mountains. It's a MUST for anyone travelling near Kandy.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Mr. Jones,

It's a great pleasure to understand that you are very happy with your stay at Elephant Stables. Your comment highly encourages the staff and we are looking forward to seeing you soon again in Elephant Stables.
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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed at the Elephant stables for 2 nights and me and my family can really recommend this hotel. We are a family of 5 and stayed there together with another family of 5. So totally we were 4 adults and 6 children. The hotel staff was incredible nice to us, and we got a warm welcome. We slept in the cottage suite. It was great. Almost new with everything you need. The food at the stables is very good. I really recommend the prawns with mango salat as a starter. The best praws ever.......breakfast is also good. The kids loved the pancakes.
The manager fix transport and guide to a fair price, so don't bother fixing that yourself.

Room Tip: Can recommend the cottage suite, brand new place with good ac and 10 m to pool. quiet cause it is si...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are happy that your family loved the place and the food at Elephant Stables. As you correctly said, we take every effort to keep the kids happy and unharmed in the property unlike many hotels in the country. Hence, we notice a trend of getting a large number of family bookings to our property. We hope you will visit us again with your kids again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were in Kandy for one night only and were delighted that we chose the Elephant Stables as our hotel. A little off the beaten track, the location was fine for us - we were not that taken with Kandy as a town - but the staff, service and food at Elephant Stables - allied to the view - made it a great stopover. I would have to mention the bedroom and shower room, which are truly outstanding, and the new rooms, which I would thoroughly recommend, each have a really spacious balcony. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Tony,

It's a pleasure to know that you had a great time in Elephant Stables. We hope you will recommend the place to your friends too and visit us again. cheers!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was the second hotel we were staying in on our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and it was fantastic. We stayed in The Garden Room (1) which was gorgeous and had a lovely balcony which overlooked the garden. The hotel is new and the room we were in had only been open since December and we did have a couple of things which needed sorting out, no hot water from the shower and the electric went off one evening. However these issues were attended to immediately and sorted out very quickly.
The staff were absolutely lovely and the food wonderful, the best curry we had on the whole of our trip and we are still talking about it now!
This is a wonderful hotel, it is perfectly located to be very tranquil in the surround of the busy city of Kandy.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Liz,

Many thanks for the beautiful feedback you had sent us. We certainly look forward to receiving you again in Elephant Stables in order to provide you a fantastic service next time.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed for one night at the Elephant Stables as part of our tour of Sri Lanka. We stayed in the Pepper Suite and it way lovely with a great balcony and views over the surrounding city and countryside. The food at dinner was amazing with 8 different types of curry and the coconut pancakes at breakfast were delicious. We even had entertainment from the monkeys during breakfast. The staff were friendly, my only slight criticism is that they could be a little too attentive at times but that may just be me being a bit grumpy. Overall the hotel was excellent and would defiantly recommend it to anyone staying in Kandy.

Room Tip: The pepper room on the fist floor has excellent views over the surrounding countryside.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Jim,

Thank you so much for the feedback you had provided us. We will certainly look for the areas that can be improved as you have mentioned in order to ensure our clients are 100% satisfied with the service we provide them.
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Aarhus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our stay with children was in every respect wonderful. The cottage suite left the family plenty of living space, we were met with engaged personnel, the food was delicious (you must try the egg hoppers for breakfast) and the surroundings lovely.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the lovely feedback you had sent us. We hope you will visit us again.
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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 #3 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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