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Elephant Stables

46 Nittawela Road, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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#10 of 155 hotels in Kandy
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Malki S wrote a review Sep 24
Bentota, Sri Lanka56 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed at their huge tent for 2 nights. We throughly enjoyed the experience. Even though it’s a tent, they have all the facilities including TV,Wifi, Hot water etc. staff is very friendly too. Since all the 5 of us got hungry unexpectedly they had to make a quick meal for us which was considerably good. However, I must say that taste wise food can improve a lot. Otherwise we had a memorable and a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Ogmk wrote a review Mar 2020
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A fantastic stay with Ryan and his team who looked after us and our 7 month old baby so well for 4 nights. Excellent service from Nihal and Minesh bringing us Indika's scrumptious curries. Rooms and gardens immaculate, pool lovely and cool, and views over Kandy spectacular. Oh, and if you are lucky enough as I was, there is opportunity to catch some quality rugby with real atmosphere in the local club just down the road......
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Date of stay: March 2020
moonflower59 wrote a review Mar 2020
Gosford, Australia723 contributions171 helpful votes
Our favourite hotel during our 13 day trip to Sri Lanka. Not only was the hotel gorgeous, it had a delightful pool and the meals....both breakfast and dinner were the best. We had the Sri Lankan curry for dinner and it was better than any restaurant meal we had. The Sri Lankan breakfast was also a hit. This hotel had the best service we have encountered. Even the chef came out to see how our meal was going. If only all hotels were this good!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Tim UK wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are looking for somewhere that has a colonial feel, great service and exceptional food than you have found the right place...the chef even comes out to make sure your meal is good. The Pepper and Lemongrass rooms have balconies with views over Kandy. The Sri Lankan curry is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Helen E wrote a review Feb 2020
Sale, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Elephant Stables for 3 nights during our tour of Sri Lanka. It’s a small, friendly boutique hotel away from the hustle and bustle of Kandy with just 6-7 rooms and that means the staff are attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Food is cooked to order and the chef is more than happy to discuss menu choices - chef’s curry taster meal was fantastic. One thing is for sure: if you eat here you will not go hungry! I need to burn off the curry and egg hoppers when I get home! We stayed in the lemongrass room which overlooks the pool and garden. The bed was very comfortable and bathroom very clean. I’d very much recommend this place if you’re looking for something just outside the town centre.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$165 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKandy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elephant Stables
Which popular attractions are close to Elephant Stables?
Nearby attractions include Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (1.5 miles), Jayamali Batiks Studio (1.5 miles), and Kandy Lake Club - Cultural Dance Show (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elephant Stables?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Elephant Stables?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elephant Stables?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elephant Stables?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elephant Stables?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cool Corner Fried Ice Cream Parlor, Buono, and Vito Wood Fired Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elephant Stables?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elephant Stables?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Elephant Stables?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Temple of the Gadaladenia (6.7 miles).
Does Elephant Stables have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.