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Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala

Kirinda Road, Yala Junction Yala Junction, Kirinda 82614 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 36 Specialty lodging in Kirinda
Elephant Reach, located bordering the Ruhuna Yala National Park, invites travelers to enjoy the bountiful nature in its natural surrounding whilst experiencing authentic Sri Lankan hospitality combined with luxury. Thus the experience of a stay at Elephant Reach will be cherished by all who step inside this nature haven. Located near the entry point of Yala National Park, Elephant Reach presents luxury in its simplicity combining nature. Another unblemished element of Elephant Reach is the Sri Lankan hospitality which truly makes the stay cherished and unforgettable. At Elephant Reach you are bound to experience true Sri Lankan hospitality in unison with beauty of nature and wild life. Thus Elephant Reach ensures that its guest enjoy luxury in simplicity coupled with Sri Lankan hospitality, which makes them return to this Isle Paradise, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, our beautiful Sri Lanka.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle tours
Car hire
Foot massage
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Taxi service
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, Sinhala and 1 more
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The sakura girl wrote a review Mar 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
When we came to Sri Lanka from overseas during this pandemic , this place was welcomed with warm hospitality. The staff and Manager made sure that we enjoyed our stay during this time! Great food and nice atmosphere.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
darthvader413 wrote a review Feb 2020
McKinney, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
Had an amazing experience at this hotel. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay the best possible. The food was fantastic and the chef was very accommodating for our kids needs. The pool was relaxing, beds comfortable, and location beautiful. Very close to yala park. Would highly reccomend this place. The best in the area for the value. General manager Mr. Perrera is very kind and checked on us daily. He cared deeply that we had a good experience and made sure we were taken care of. Plan to go back again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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HenryV1824 wrote a review Feb 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom127 contributions102 helpful votes
Elephant Reach Hotel , Yala. We were travelling on a 2 week tour with a private car and a Sri Lankan guide and stayed 2 nights at this hotel. The main purpose was to enjoy jeep safaris to see the many animals in the nearby Yala National Park. The hotel is about 8 km from the small town of Tissamaharama, and about 2 Km from Kirinda which is a tiny seaside village with a small beach and nothing else of note. The hotel is in a fairly well maintained garden with trees, plants and life size elephant statues. There is a large and well maintained pool with a max depth of 4ft 6 inches. The accommodation is in brick/concrete lodges situated in the garden. The rooms are relatively large but quite dark in style and would benefit from some update attention. There was a security box in our room but as in most Ski Lankan hotels it was useless as not attached to any structure. No fridge in our room. Other couples staying had several room problems including musty smelling rooms, no security box, no fridge, non flushing toilet, and no hot water. WiFi was useless except in the reception area. Food was buffet style and adequate with a reasonable choice and polite and efficient service. There was no entertainment. Visiting the Yala National Park is the only reason to stay at this hotel as nothing else close by. Overall rating. OK just. 3 out of 5 but check the room carefully.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Check for mustiness, fridge, lighting, security box, and working toilet / shower. Be very near...
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Bishwadeep B wrote a review Feb 2020
Pune, India396 contributions137 helpful votes
The rooms are cottages around the campus which has a pool for swimming. Nothing luxurious about the place but it is decently furnished. Food is good. Its location near the Yala park make it convenient but there are only a few shops around so for any shopping for articles you might have forgotten may need some driving. Wifi is very sketchy even in the lobby.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rogerstone wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Stayed at elephant reach with my wife a week ago. We were warmly welcomed by Imtias front office manager. We stayed in a newly refurbished chalet. Room was spacious and very comfortable. The hotel had a nice safari/wildlife look and feel to it which we loved. Lots of trees and greenery. Very tasty local and international dishes. My wife loved the local curries. Staff is a highlight, very helpful and always with a smile. We recommend elephant reach to all who visit Yala.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$63 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceKirinda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Nearby attractions include Tissa Dagoba (4.5 miles) and Kirinda Viharaya (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chef Lady Restaurant, Yala Peace Cottage Restaurant, and Hot Spot.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Is Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.