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Hotel Pinnalanda

B199 Rambukkana 71100, Sri Lanka, Pinnawala 70130 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Pinnawala

See why so many travelers make Cafe Pinnalanda their inn of choice when visiting Pinnawala. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the inn rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and room service while staying at Cafe Pinnalanda. In addition, Cafe Pinnalanda offers an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Pinnawala trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Travelers looking for Asian restaurants can head to Pinnalanda Hotel Restaurant.

If you’re looking for something to do, Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium (0.1 mi) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Cafe Pinnalanda.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Cafe Pinnalanda as you experience all of the things Pinnawala has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport transportation
Currency exchange
Gift shop
24-hour check-in
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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River View
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil
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Les O wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada13 contributions17 helpful votes
Good location and very inexpensive. Bring your own shampoo however as they only provide basic bars of soap. Room has air-con and small balconies. Bathroom was neat and modern-ish. Comfortable and reasonable. The Sri Lankan breakfast is a must. I'd stay here again if I need a basic but clean well appointed room for 1-2 nights.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Renuka W wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia48 contributions21 helpful votes
We spent one night at the Hotel Pinnalanda, Pinnawala. It is a family-friendly hotel with the essentials. Whilst the facility is rather basic, it is easy to overlook this with the amazing view of the elephants that the hotels offer their guests. The view of the river and the elephants in the morning was breathtaking - all this from the comfort of your balcony in the hotel room. The staff were extremely welcoming and hospitable and while the dinner options in the restaurant were limited, the staff were accommodating and willing to prepare something special (not on the menu). We were unable to use to the pool due to ongoing renovations at the time of our stay, however, from what we observed, the pool offered a breathtaking view of the elephants in the river - this would most certainly be an incredible alternative to viewing the elephants from your balcony. In summary, a pleasant family-friendly basic hotel that provides a fantastic elephant viewing experience at Pinnawala. Note: we were somewhat displeased to see some of the elephants at Pinnawala with chains on their feet. On inquiring about this, we were told that these were elephants that were in the process of being domesticated and that the chains would be removed after a few months. The accuracy of this statement is unverified; however, we did see a significant number of wild elephants (without chains) bathing in the river.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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ishara u wrote a review Jan 2020
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I have stayed there a few times; the Staff was friendly and good enough. The rooms and bathroom were clean, and the bed is comfortable So I can recommend this to you! Few steps to Pinnawala elephant orphanage and zoo. My rating 9/10
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Sanath Kaushalya wrote a review Jan 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions1 helpful vote
It is very clean and nice room, washrooms also very clean. Well maintained. Foods are also ok. This is situated in front of pinnawala elephant orphanage. Staff also friendly. You will have a buffet at ground flow resturant, with few varieties.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Heath wrote a review Nov 2019
Belair, Australia34 contributions11 helpful votes
Don't be fooled. This is a second listing and the same place as HOTEL ELEPHANT PARK Our room stunk of sewage Blood stain on wall Festy black mould and hairs on tiles Door didn't shut properly Dust and cobwebs thick behind television Food from restaurant deplorable Mentioned this all to the manager and showed him the photos, he simply said " all good thankyou " Avoid at all costs
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sri LankaSabaragamuwa ProvincePinnawala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Pinnalanda
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Pinnalanda?
Nearby attractions include Elephant Freedom Project (2.3 miles), Millennium Elephant Foundation (1.8 miles), and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Pinnalanda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Pinnalanda?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Pinnalanda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Pinnalanda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Channa, Hotel Elephant View Restaurant, and Dark Essence.
Does Hotel Pinnalanda have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Pinnalanda offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Pinnalanda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Does Hotel Pinnalanda have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.