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Hotel Elephant Reach
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9 reviews
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“The best value for money hotel around”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a beautiful safari hotel very close to the national park. We were able to hire a vehicle and do a park safari in the Yala National Park. The food is very good and the staff are also very friendly and helpful. We will use this all the time we go there.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Elephant reach is a pretty average hotel. The hotel looks amazing on its website but not as good when you finally arrive there. The rooms were clean but the bathrooms could do with some work. The food is also average and not many local dishes. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ideally situated for entree into National Park. Basic rooms but clean. Bathroom not airconditioned and unpleasantly humid.International menu but no local dishes. Staff courteous and friendly. Buildings could do with some attention.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I stayed at this hotel with my family as it was close to the yala national park and because it provided luxury accommodation. The hotel rooms are located separately in different cottage like structures. It's actually a wonderful sight and the best thing about the hotel is that you are greeted by elephants at night. This is really adventurous. The food is okay. We had traditional Sri Lankan food and it tasted good. Overall it was a nice experience.

Room Tip: Rooms are spacious so you don't need to worry about the size of the room. There's not much o...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Pune
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Elephant Reach has a gorgeous website, but their place did not live up to expectations. Rooms were virtually deserted, 2 rooms to a cottage, each double independant of the others. Ours was part of a 2 storied structure, very basic, and noisy. The iron staircase outside our room was a considerable disturbance, as other top floor guests tramped up and down the stairs. The pool is great, and has a superb setting. And the menu and food served in their TUSK restaurant was very good indeed. It certainly was the saving grace for this hotel. Far away from anywhere, with nothing but the safari's and lazing at the pool, the rooms could easily have been more comfortable, which they were definitely not. Very basic.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glossop, Derbyshire, England
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were on an Archers tour of Sri Lanka and had already stayed in some very nice hotels along the way. This was the last hotel on the touring part of our holiday and was easily the best!
The chalets were clean, the pool outside our door and best of all were the Mai-Tai's created by Nisha in the upstairs bar - to die for!
The food was served either buffet style in the evenings or A la Carte for breakfast. All delicious!
The hotel supplied us with a packed breakfast for our first morning Safari and it was too much to eat - how often do you say that about a packed meal? It was good stuff as well!
This was so handy for the Yala National Park as you were at the main gate in 10 minutes.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

A nice welcoming on arrival after a long drive ...
The hotel concept is globally very good, having also a nice bar with a pool and in the site of the site a nice swimming-pool.
Rooms are clean but older, the bathroom needing to be reconstructed/refreshed and the King size beds to be real ones with one big mattress only.
Diner in the restaurant was good and diversified with nice starter presentation and barbecue outside.
Breakfast was OK.
Special reward to the cleaning team as also the outsides were continuously cleaned during the day ...

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Elephant Reach
Address: Yala Junction, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Kirinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elephant Reach 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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