A better location for having breakfast or lunch whilst watching 30 - 40 elephants splashing and playing in the river you couldn't find. This is a place you must visit for anyone remotely interested in seeing elephants.
The town of Pinnawala, other than a couple of hotels and the elephant orphanage, doesn't have much else, so nightlife is non existant.
Only spend 2 nights maximum here, then move on.
There were issues during our stay with water into the bathroom, the plumbing does need some attention, we moved to another room in a different part of the hotel and the water problems were less.
Credit cards are not accepted, though the hotel does own a shop along the road where your bill can be settled with a cc. There is wifi advertised and you can connect to it, this itself is not connected to the internet.More