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Miami, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unique little bungalows! We enjoyed our stay here, our toddler loved the geese and roosters. The service and food was great. Everyone was really helpful, thank you! Also the guide they arranged, Leel, he was knowledgeable and spoke well English made our safari tour real fun! Only thing was the insects, but it's the middle of the jungle so it's... More 

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Thank Jenny P
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's near Udawalawe National Park. Surrounded with threes, small lakes with gooses, beautiful chalets and open air bathrooms. Do not have wifi. Air conditioner worked properly, but cannot adjust temperature (something wrong with control). Bed and pillows were too soft, many of us got backache after one-night sleep. Very nice service. Very nice dinner and breakfast they offered.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The manager and all staff were very accommodating and helpful. The setting is beautiful, very picturesque and quiet with only 7 rooms in the hotel. The pool is average with a few insects floating around but one of the staff members immediately turned on extra filters, used a net to remove any leaves and... More 

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Winterswijk
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The bungalows at this hotel are beautiful designed and really fit in the surrounding. There are only seven bungalows at the location, but the owner is planning to build some more. Inside the bungalows you have a good bed and airco. Interior is with wood and looks really nice. The bathroom is downstairs and is part inside (toilet and washbasin)... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I don't know where the positive reviewers stayed, they either got the place muddled up with somewhere else or they have poor standards. We stayed in Kingfisher hut the bathroom was very dirty, the terrace & steps were constructed from sleepers a lot of which were rotting away & very dangerous. A frog/toad was living in the cupboard under the... More 

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Acton, West London
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

This hotel is by far the most decrepit, run down and badly managed property I have ever stayed at. Its description as being a “luxury hotel” is misrepresentation of the highest order. Apart from the state of the shower area with the broken mesh roof in our “Imperial Chalet”, the swimming pool area was filthy, the bed sheets were hung... More 

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Canberra
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The design of this bungalows is so beautiful! The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was breathtaking. I've never seen something like this. We spend so much time taking pictures of the room! The hotel restaurant was the only downside for us. But this is a common thing in Sri Lanka. There's no much passion for good hospitality service unfortunately.... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Exceptional service, wonderful staff, and overall great stay. The driver they recommended was great. He took the time to show us around the park and took us away from the crowds, couldn't have been happier. The food was well prepared and had generous portions. Highly recommend!!!

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Amsterdam, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Rooms were good and staff was friendly and helpful. You can visit Udawalawe National Park and the Elephant transit home, but other than that not a lot to do other than use the pool. The pool is good. The outdoor bathroom was great. It's a nice stay.

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Paris, France
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It was okay but really expensive for the quality ... Small details as many ants in the bathroom annoyed us . The pool is nice but other hotels have one as well for cheaper room (at the same quality) . However the rice curry is amazing . I think you can find a better deal

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
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Additional Information about Elephant Safari Hotel

Address: # 60 Aloka Mw, Walawegama, Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: $82 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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