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“Spacious Room” 4 of 5 stars
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Adamspeak, Nallathanniya, Sri Lanka   |  
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Spacious Room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The room that we had is very spacious and clean. It also has a terrace but we were not able to use it as it was raining outside when we arrived at the hotel and had to check out the next day. The bathroom is not as clean as we hoped it would be but we were able to live with it. Too bad that there was no hot water the next day as the electricity was cut off due to heavy rains the previous night. All the hotels/houses/establishments in the area have no electrical power supply as some trees went down. It was a let down for a comfortable bath after Adam's Peak but we know it is beyond their control If only they have a generator or something. :) The bed were comfortably firm and clean.

The hotel is conveniently located in Dalhousie and just a superb choice if you are planning to climb Adam's Peak. And oh yeah, the curry that they served for dinner tasted so good. :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I did a fair amount of research of budget hotels in the Dalhousie area, and this one by far looked the best. Their website shows the big rooms with comfortable double beds and big balconies overlooking views of Adams Peak. http://hotelwhiteelephant.com/

I booked by emailing the hotel and was impressed by the immediate response and kind hospitality. The hotel is very conveniently located for the start of the hike to Adams Peak. For a hike that begins at 2am, you can simply walk out of the hotel to begin the hike. This was the best part for us. Overall it was a very comfortable hotel I would recommend over the other budget hotels in the area.

Improvement areas for the hotel would be on
i) cleanliness (towels were dirty, sheets minimal)
ii) Atmosphere - simple wall paint would help
iii) food - It was included in the price of the room. Dinner was only ok and breakfast minimal.

Enjoy your trip to Dalhousie and I hope you found this helpful.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stayed two days in this hotel. I have booked a different place on TA travelers reckmondations. But found the place too much in the town and dark inside. I am surprised why I didn't come across white elephant in my search. However slightly chilled hotel reckomonded this to me as they were house full.. The rooms in white elephant is very spacious and clean. Each room has two large inbuilt comfortable beds. The staff is very friendly and specially the manager Ravi. The charges are on the high side but you have to accept it as it is the season.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Adamspeak, Nallathanniya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Nallathanniya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nallathanniya

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