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Hotel Elephant Bay, Pinnawala

Hotel Elephant Bay, Pinnawala

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(SKU: LK1500E80C)Escape to a tranquil oasis where nature's symphony plays the backdrop to your stay. This unique hotel, nestled by the Ma Oya river, offers privacy in harmony with the untamed beauty of Mother Nature. With modern comforts seamlessly blended into its historic charm, it's a place for new adventures and timeless love stories.


The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, located between Colombo and Kandy in central Sri Lanka, was established in 1975 on a 25-acre coconut property near the Maha Oya river. Its main purpose is to provide care and protection to orphaned elephants found in the jungle. As of 2009, the orphanage is home to around 84 elephants, including some with special needs, such as one blind elephant and another with a front leg amputated due to a landmine explosion. Visitors have the opportunity to observe the daily activities and baths of these magnificent animals, making it an educational and heartwarming experience.


Step into one of 20 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as desk, shower, non smoking rooms, television LCD/plasma screen, balcony/terrace. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Hotel Elephant Bay is a smart choice for travelers to Kandy, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.


Hotel Elephant Bay offers a variety of amenities and services to enhance your stay:

  • Coffee Bar: Guests can enjoy refreshments and coffee at the hotel's coffee bar.
  • Executive Floor: The hotel has an executive floor that caters to the needs of business travelers or those seeking additional comfort and services.
  • Room Service: Room service is available for the convenience of guests.
  • Laundry Service: The hotel offers laundry services to ensure guests have a comfortable stay.
  • Garden: A garden area provides a tranquil space for relaxation.
  • Wake-Up Service: Guests can request a wake-up service to help them start their day on time.
  • Wi-Fi: The hotel provides standard Wi-Fi access for guests to stay connected.
  • Bird Watching: Sri Lanka is a bird lover's paradise, and you can explore its rich avian fauna. Sri Lanka boasts 426 bird species, with 23 of them being endemic, found nowhere else in the world.
  • Butterfly Watching: Discover the world of butterflies in tropical Sri Lanka, where flowers abound, and butterflies flourish.
  • Elephant Bathing: Witness the daily ritual of elephants bathing in the river. It's a captivating sight, and you can capture incredible moments as the elephants play and splash in the water.
  • Milk Feeding to the Elephants: Experience the heartwarming activity of bottle feeding baby elephants. Watch as they are fed powdered milk using feeding bottles during specific feeding times.
  • Feeding Time: Don't miss the scheduled feeding times at 09:15 am, 01:15 pm, and 05:00 pm, where all the baby elephants are bottle-fed.
  • Elephant Riding: Explore the natural wonders and forests of Sri Lanka on an elephant ride. This traditional mode of transport allows you to connect with Mother Nature.
  • Mountain Biking: Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the area on a mountain bike. Create your own itinerary based on your preferences, group desires, and the beauty of the surroundings.
  • Hiking/Trekking Tours: The lush hill country around Pinnawala offers excellent opportunities for hiking and trekking. Explore jungles, paddy fields, and mountains, and cool off with a refreshing dip in the Ma-oya river.
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