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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Elephant Stables

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Elephant Stables
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Two nights spent here on our tour of Sri Lanka and this was, no doubt, the very best hotel of the bunch! Excellent room, service and food! Attention to detail was paramount and the staff very extremely friendly and polite. The views from all sides were amazing yet peace and tranquility prevailed. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Guest, it's a pleasure to know that you had a fabulous time in Elephant Stables. We do hope to see you soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were very impressed with the hotel. Also the fact that at the bottom of the road as Kandys cricket stadium! There was only one other family there at the same time. It is in the process of extra bedrooms being added but you would not of known it. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Our bedrooms were very large and decorated to a high specification – four poster bed with mosquito nets, Large screen TV, ( the boys thought this was fabulous as could watch the ASHES! the bathrooms were spacious. The food was delicious and plenty of it. We had over Six dishes to taste with rice including meat, fish and vegetables – too much for us to eat and the waiters were very attentive. After dinner there were two areas which we could sit in and relax in and enjoy a pot of tea and a drink. The boys enjoyed the infinity pool which had great views over Kandy. They cooked dinner for a time you wanted and delayed ours so the boys could have a swim.

I would thoroughly recommend it. It was a shame we couldn’t have stayed longer as would have liked to have spent longer looking round Kandy. The cultural show was also very good and well worth making an effort to see it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Guest, We appreciate the time you have taken to send us a feedback and we are happy to know that you had enjoyed your holiday in Elephant Stables. Look forward to seeing you again in The Elephant Stables..
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

In our week long trip to Sri Lanka, Elephant Stables was the highlight hotel-wise.

The rooms and en suites were clean and spacious, with mosquito nets, and tastefully decorated. The views from the reading room on one side and the garden on the other (with infinity pool!) were both breathtaking. It was the service which was the icing on the cake, however: The four of us shared the hotel with only one more family of four, and the attentiveness, professionalism and friendliness of all the staff made the stay so much more pleasant.

Meals were on time, generous, fresh and utterly delicious, whether Sri Lankan or international (the 10-course curry was a special treat - not overspiced and very flavoursome). The chef answered all our questions and in the morning the entire staff saw us off. All in all, a delightful stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AaronP2
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Guest, We are happy to know that the highlight of your stay in Sri -Lanka is the stay in ' Elephant stables' . We look forward to see you soon in the property.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

To say that my husband and I were a bit daunted by the road leading to the Elephant Stables in Kandy is an understatement. However, on arrival we couldn't have been more pleased. What a wonderful setting high up in the hills of Kandy! As it turned out, we were the only guests for the two evenings we spent there and were thoroughly spoilt by the staff. They even prepared breakfast for us on the terrace on our first morning and ensured that the pool was properly cleaned for my husband to have a morning swim - even though the heavens opened shortly after!
Their attention to detail in all areas was second-to-none and the food was wonderful with both Sri Lankan and Western-style dishes. We spent two very relaxing evenings in the bar listening to our own iPod on the hotel sound system. They even ensured that we had Wifi by removing the router from the bar and placing it in our bedroom. Definitely a place to return to!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Guests,

It's great to know that you enjoyed your stay in Elephant Stables. Happy clients are our greatest rewards and we always hope you will visit us again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

After a long day traveling arriving at the hotel we wondered what we were going to find up the steep lane. We couldnt have asked for anything more. Beautifully appointed accomodation we great views and stylish rooms. We were well looked after and felt more like a services holiday let with everything catered for. We stayed two nights and would go again. We were due to take the train the next day and asked if they could make up a packed luch for us. They looked a littel worred but the next day we were presented with a pefect packed luch with sandwiches, fruit, peanuts and drinks all in little bags. Well done guys it was great. The meals we had both nights were excllent espically the choclate desert which was totally dreamy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Guest, It's our pleasure to know that you had a great time at our place and you loved the food, enjoyed the friendliness of staff... All we need is to see you again very soon to serve you in the best way we can.
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

One of the Most Rarest Type of Luxury Boutique Accommodation Venues in Srilanka. Located in Kandy with an Awesome View of the Mountain Chains. One would not believe that a place like this will be at the end of the road that you have to take to reach Elephant Stables. From Carpet roads , Rocky Lanes to a Destination Unknown. A Breathtaking Experience i shared with my Family and Friends, was Priceless even in the most harsh weather conditions, Windy and Rain, but enjoyed every bit of the fusion that man made and mother nature had to offer. The food was Classically Traditional Srilankan, so tasty, had the opportunity to meet the chef, to witness few of his magnificent cooking techniques. Prepared us this out of the world Sausage Dish as appetizer/bites for the Bottle of black and the other wines we shared that evening. The rooms were fitted and decorated with eye candy interior ornaments and furniture. The bathrooms were so nice, i would give a 7 Star Hotel Recommendation. You can just pass out for days on those comfy beds. If IAN FLEMING was here today, he would have wrote all his 007 Movies in the reading room located above the front entrance porch. There's endless more to write about but sadly i have to wrap it up now mentioning how friendly and professional the ELEPHANT STABLES STAFF was !!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Inoka-Karunananda, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the very positive feedback you have given us and it certainly encourages the staff to perform better . We look forward to seeing you in Elephant Stables soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This must be the best boutique hotel in Sri Lanka let alone Kandy. My bedroom and the lovely sitting rooms and dining room are all beautifully decorated displaying the best of the beauty of SL's handicrafts whether this be furniture or decoration. I stayed for 2 nights and was so well looked after - wonderful cocktails overlooking the pool and valley with the large Buddha on top of the hills looking on. Chef produced the most delicious food both western style and Sri Lankan - the best cooking of my tour. My stay here was organised through Elephant Island with whom I had booked a 12 day tour. The attention to detail displayed by all the staff and exceptional food made this stay most memorable and it was almost with regret that I had to leave to carry on with my tour. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Inoka K, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Stables, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Many thanks for the time you have taken to share your experiences with us. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in Elephant Stables and looking forward to have you here with us again.
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Property: Elephant Stables
Address: 46 Nittawela Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Kandy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Kandy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Elephant Stables 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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