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Hotel Pinnalanda

Pinnawala 71100 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Pinnawala

See why so many travelers make Hotel Pinnalanda their small hotel 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.

Rooms at Hotel Pinnalanda offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Currency exchange, shops, and a gift shop are some of the conveniences offered at this small hotel. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Hotel Pinnalanda, free parking is available.

Travelers looking for a place to eat close to Hotel Pinnalanda can head to Pinnalanda Hotel Restaurant (0.0 mi), which is within walking distance.

During your visit, be sure to check out Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium (0.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the small hotel.

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

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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
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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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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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The restaurant faced to Beautiful view of the river, food quality is average but quality of service great from AMILA, without asking he brought some non spicy potato curry for my children, that touch make me to review thank you Amila well done keep up your great service.
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Amazing stay. The room was very nice, clean, with aircon, modern bathroom and a big balcony with a nice view. Good wifi. The restaurant was open when we arrived at 20.00 in the evening, and had good food. We got a huge breakfast in the morning with toast, coffe, muffins, egg, fruit, sri lankan breakfast with rice, and fresh juice. We could see a couple of elephants bathing at 08.30 in the morning when we were eating breakfast. All the elephants came down to bathe in the river at 10.00. A fantastic sight.
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Very good location. Easy to find. Amazing. Just near the river and saw how elephants getting bath. It's a awesome experience for life Time. The receiption is very helpful too. Hotel has good space. When I was there lot of foreigners was in the hotel too Meals are delicious and have good variations to select. Wanna go again
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$39 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Pinnalanda?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge 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.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Pinnalanda?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Pinnalanda have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Pinnalanda offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Pinnalanda have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.