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Hotel Elephant Bay
3 out of 5
Pinnalandawatta, Rambukkana
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0.36 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (36 reviews)
Really bad experience

"Got the wrong room and only noticed it a couple of hours after we arrived. We paid for the elephant bath view and we were literally on the opposite side. We went to tell the receptionist after dinner and they didn't do anything. We had to go back at the reception the following morning and had to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2019

Hotel Elephant Bay
Hotel Elephant Lobby
3 out of 5
Pinnawala, Rambukkana, SG
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The price is CA $25 per night
0.4 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"The hotel is run by a really nice family. It’s a perfect location to ride the elephants right down the street. You can stay here to save money, and get a balcony room for a great price. Bring your own sheets and towels because you’ll be happier if you do (I did and had a great time). The owners son ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

Hotel Elephant Lobby
The Grand Kandyan
5 out of 5
89/10, Lady Gordon's Drive, Kandy
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $117 per night
27.5 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (100 reviews)
Three nights of bliss to start Sri Lankan trip

"The service here was fantastic. The breakfast was amazing. Roof top swims a delight. Yes, a few things needed fixing up in our room but to be honest this is five star luxury at UK bed and breakfast prices. It felt special to be there and everyone treated you as such. If you get the chance seek out ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 29, 2020

The Grand Kandyan
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Ma Oya Retreat
2.5 out of 5
Andirimada, Hiriwaddunna, Rambukkana, Sabaragamuwa
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $1,355 per night
0.77 km from city centre
Ma Oya Retreat
 OZO Kandy Sri Lanka
4 out of 5
No 31, Saranankara, Mawatha, Kandy
The price is CA $92 per night
28.11 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (342 reviews)
One night only

"Lovely airy reception area. Staff very friendly and efficient. Room was a good size - very clean and comfortable . Great nights sleep in a scrumptious bed . Loved the view from the upstairs bar/pool area at night - worth a visit ."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2020

OZO Kandy Sri Lanka
Diyagal Villa Pinnawala
42 Pitawala Rd, Hiriwadunna, Pinnawala, Rambukkana, Sabaragamuwa
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1.02 km from city centre
Diyagal Villa Pinnawala
Amaya Hills
4.5 out of 5
Heerassagala Kandy Sri Lanka, Kandy
Free cancellation
The price is CA $102 per night
25.85 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (158 reviews)
Short stay at Amaya Hills

"We stayed for here for our first two nights in Sri Lanka - a lovely hotel in the beautiful hills near Kandy. The location was great for us to make the most of our time in and around Kandy - the people were really friendly and the place was spotless."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2019

Amaya Hills
Sevana City Hotel Kandy
3 out of 5
84 Peradeniya Road, Kandy
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $26 per night
26.89 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (360 reviews)

"overall a pretty good location. staff were friendly."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 7, 2020

Sevana City Hotel Kandy
Theva Residency
3.5 out of 5
11/B5/10-1, 6th Lane Off Upper Tank Road, off Circular Road 2, Hantana, Kandy
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $214 per night
27.38 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"The manager Abhay is a total diamond. Made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Food was delicious and the views are insane! Room was cool too and overall a very pleasant stay. Good amenities and nice spot to explore Kandy as is 10 mins from temple"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2020

Theva Residency
Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
4 out of 5
124, Srimath Kuda Ratwatte Mawatha, Kandy
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The price is CA $72 per night
26.07 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (269 reviews)

"The hotel itself is a perfect getaway from the hustle of Kandy! It’s location is a little out of the city, but the trade off is complete tranquility! The staff are so kind and helpful, we really enjoyed our stay!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
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Pinnawala Hotel Guide

Are you traveling in Sri Lanka and are searching for accommodations in or around Pinnawala? Within a 0.1-kilometre (0.06-mile) distance from central Pinnawala you'll find 2 hotel options you can choose from.

The Hotel Elephant Park is the nearest Expedia hotel to the middle of Pinnawala and is just a quick drive away.

You could also check out the Mahaweli Reach Hotel and the Cinnamon Citadel Kandy. The Mahaweli Reach Hotel can be found 25 kilometres (16 miles) from downtown Pinnawala. The Cinnamon Citadel Kandy, is 25 kilometres (16 miles) away. Some other Expedia-registered hotels include the Amaya Hills and the The Tourmaline.

75 kilometres (46 miles) to the southwest of Pinnawala you will find Colombo, where you can explore National Art Gallery and University of Colombo. If you'd like to spend a night or two in Colombo, be sure to check out the Hilton Colombo Residence and Casa Colombo Hotel. Or, you could consider staying in Kandy District, 35 kilometres (23 miles) to the east of Pinnawala, where you'll find the Heavens Holiday Resort and Lanka Villas Holiday Resort. While in Kandy District, a couple of sights worth adding to your itinerary are the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and British Garrison Cemetery.

Before you leave Sri Lanka, make sure you experience some sport. Visit Sugathadasa Stadium to the southwest of Pinnawala. If you are interested in staying nearby, make a reservation in the Galadari Hotel or Taj Samudra.

Bandaranaike International Airport is situated 60 kilometres (36 miles) from Pinnawala. Should you wish to stay nearby, you can easily secure a night at the Amagi Lagoon or the Sun UP Hotel.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Pinnawala?
Based on our traveler data, Maoya Retreat Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay. This 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay include Hotel Elephant Park and Cafe Pinnalanda.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Pinnawala, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Pinnawala.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Pinnawala?
Villa Pinnawala & Restaurant is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other options for your family trip include Tulip Of Ceylon and Hotel Elephant Bay. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Pinnawala Zoo.
What are some accommodations with pools in Pinnawala?
Villa Pinnawala is a popular 3-star guesthouse featuring an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Tulip Of Ceylon and Villa Pinnawala & Restaurant.

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