Located within easy reach of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Hotel Elephant Park offers the perfect setting for a family holiday. Whilst enjoying these massive creatures follow their daily routine, guests can also enjoy a pleasant stay at the hotel enjoying the delicious cuisine and charming atmosphere. With Sri Lankan feasts that will please you to a range of western delights, you can enjoy your meals while watching the elephants bathe.
The Hotel Elephant Park is located opposite the Maha-Oya River and is approximately a 5 minute walk away from the famed Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. The drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake is just about 2 1/2 hours while the distance from Colombo is about 90km. Pinnawala can be reached via the Colombo - Kegalle - Kandy main road while the town does not consist of a railway station.
There are a total number of 6 guestrooms available at Hotel Elephant Park in Pinnawala while all rooms are well equipped and air-conditioned to make your stay more convenient and relaxing. The rooms are charming and simple while in-room amenities include a mini refrigerator and a television. With breath taking views of the surroundings, all guestrooms consist of attached bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
Hotel Elephant Park in Pinnawala comprises of a beautiful restaurant overlooking the river where the elephants of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage gather for their daily bath. Guests can savour authentic Sri Lankan cuisine as well as western and Chinese cuisine whilst enjoying a range of beverages. The view of the elephants lazing around and splashing water all over them is indeed a wonderful sight especially if you are travelling with children. The hotel also boasts of a riverside bar where guests can enjoy drinks. Other facilities which are available at the hotel include laundry facilities and a few kiosks where handicrafts, ceramics, batiks and various gift items are available.
Pinnawala has always been renowned for its beautiful elephant orphanage which is home to over 50 elephants that have been orphaned or injured. This orphanage attracts locals and tourists right throughout the year while it is now a popular breeding centre for elephants that have turned out to be endangered. Daily activities such as milk feeding the baby elephants and watching them enjoy their two hour daily bath can be enjoyed by visitors. The drive from Pinnawala to Kandy takes about one hour or less so you can easily make a day trip to the hill capital.