Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala

Yala Junction, Kirinda, Yala, Sri Lanka  show map
 3 stars
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Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The superior 3-star Elephant Reach Hotel offers a luxury accommodation in a resort area of Yala.

The hotel lies close to Tissa Wewa, Yala National Park and Situlpawwa. The property is set within 5 km distance from Yala city center.

Quick access to bars and restaurants is provided.

The venue is notable for the good location within a 25-minute drive to Mattala Rajapaksa airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 35 rooms. They are fitted with television, an in-room safe, iPod docking station, an iron with ironing board and a dining area. Some rooms have the garden view. Guests can make use of a hairdryer, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving seafood dishes on site. The small bar serves a selection of cocktails and wines.

Services

Aside from parking, a newspaper stand and a gift shop, guests can make use of housekeeping, airport transfer and shopping service.

Relax

The beach facilities include outdoor chaise lounges, towels and umbrellas. Guests can choose from cycling and fishing available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   35.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness center

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala Yala location
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Hotel Address:

Yala Junction, Kirinda, Yala, Sri Lanka

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City Center
  • Yala
    3.0 mi
Airports
  • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
    13.4 mi
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    56.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    35

Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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Chalet
Size: 240 sq. feet
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Superior Room
Size: 205 sq. feet
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How to reach hotel

hotel Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala Yala location
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Hotel Address:

Yala Junction, Kirinda, Yala, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Center
  • Yala
    3.0 mi
Airports
  • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
    13.4 mi
  • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
    56.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    35

Elephant Reach Location

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Local attractions

  • Bundala National Park - 8.2 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      35

    Elephant Reach Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Elephant Reach

    Average guest rating

    6.4out of 10
    Good
    Based on 17 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      7.8

      Everybody stays there because of safari. And the is no orgqnisation for single persons or for two, like it was in my case. That means you alwáys have to pay the full price for the car. If they would bring some others, you could save money or you could drive more gamedrives.I Ask for that reason but nobody was interestet to go forward. It would be easy to make a list, I need some others,I want only 4 people in my car and so on. I wanted to have more gamedrives, but not for 9140 Rupi per drive. The rangers also charge 5140 Rupie per drive,that means 10000 rupi per day. That´s to much. In Afrcia is the fee between 30 and 50 $, it depends from the area. If you stay longer they give a 3 day or 8 day rate (Queen Elizabeth Park Uganda) In Botswana in Moremi Park is 30 $ for a full day. Masai Mara maybe 50 $ but everywhere you see amimals, more and a lot of different kinds of them. Your money comes back to your eyes and camera.. Thank you Konrad. Beleave I was is in many Parks.

    • Couple
      3.8

      Staff is very apologetic.

      Worst value for money. I got to Yala and realized that I could have got accommodation of same quality for 1/3 to 1/4 of the prices in the area. Room was very basic. Tv had one English channel. Bath towel was rough. Pieces of leaves were coming down the ceiling. Light was dim. Staff made many mistakes (I.E.: forgot to make wake-up call, forgot to pack breakfast). When you check out, they tag on another 24% of service charge.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Close toYala National Wildlife Park

      Cost of Accommodation

    • Family with children
      4.6

      The location was okay. Food is okay.

      -The room was very dark: no sufficient light to read. Television only 9 channels in our type of room, most local. No chair in room, only outside where musguitos were eating you. Upon arrival no towels, sanitary supplies; From the 5 hotels we had in Sri Lanka this was the most expensive and the worst in performance

    • Family with children
      7.0

      The location was perfect for a safari and the grounds were lovely. The rooms were clean and the beds, although small, were comfortable. The pool was a wonderful place to relax after the safari. Having each room as its own little bungalow is a nice touch, as is listening to the peacocks' call in the morning.

      I believe this is the best choice if you want to come to Yala for a safari, but be prepared to really pay for your stay at the Hotel Elephant Reach. The additional 24% added to our bill, and the fact that you had to pay for absolutely everything, even shooting pool, made the cost far too high for the overall quality of the hotel. The food, the rooms and the service was all "okay" but was not comparable to the many other hotels we stayed at during our trip to Sri Lanka. Nice hotel, but we stayed at much better hotels during our vacation for much less money. We would recommend it because of its location and the hotel's grounds only. Hotel Elephant Reach has five star prices at a three star hotel.

    • Family with children
      5.8

      Proximity to Yala is really all that constitutes a reason to stay there.

      A large numer of insects in the rooms, largely due to location. Hotel is pretty basic. If the price were also basic that would be fine, but it isn't it is charging prices equivalent to some of the very best hotels in Sri Lanka.

    • Group of friends
      2.8

      Location

      We had prebooked 2 double rooms. At check in we were given a 20% discount voucher for drinks at the pool bar. It was for Sri lankan drinks only and the bar was closed. Rooms were depressing: badly lit, sheets with stains and holes, no hangers in the wardrobe. We asked and were promised hangers and anti-mosquito devices like four times but nothing came. After two of us walked to the reception and shouted one hunger materialised for the two double rooms!!! The pool was unattended and for towels we had to stage a protest that led to a miserable employee having to go outside the hotel (!!!) to get some from the laundry!! The toilet in one room was not working but our pleas for help were entirely ignored until we screamed to the depressed receptionist and she offered another room. Cockroaches were roaming everywhere including in and out of the restaurant. The jeep we were given for our morning safari was a rusty tinbox with a rude guy as driver. The breakfast box given instead of the normal breakfast to take with us to the Yala park trip was an appalling dry chicken sandwich. Our reservation was for three nights but we fled the next morning after a huge fight with the manager who wanted to charge the whole three nights rates. Awful experienc

    • Family with children
      6.6

      The hotel is at a good location for Yala National Park and is well laid out. The swimming pool is good for cool down after a day of safari. The dining facilities are good and and cabanas are better than the room. It is worth staying in the cabanas. So try and upgrade to a cabana.

      The buildings are getting old and the rooms can be hot. They charge very high prices for soft drinks, compared to other hotel in Sri Lanka. The reception is under staffed and there are no people at the reception with authority to make a decision. They have to call someone at the head office to get any decisions made.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      I liked the proximity to Yala National Forest. I also liked the food service/buffets.

      The bathrooms were not very clean. Towel service by the pool was not readily available. The bar at the pool was never open in the evening. The process and time to get a wifi card were unacceptable.

    • Family with children
      3.2

      The swimming pool is nice.

      Poor service, bad food, uncomfortable, and way too expansive! The Hotel is simply a tourist trap!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Elephant Reach Hotel - Yala Yala location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Yala Junction, Kirinda, Yala, Sri Lanka

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Yala
      3.0 mi
    Airports
    • Mattala Rajapaksa (HRI)
      13.4 mi
    • Mawella Lagoon (DIW)
      56.4 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  1 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      35