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Elephant Reach

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Chalet | In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Chalet | In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Elephant Reach

Elephant Reach

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Kirinda Temple

6.6/10 Good

22 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
Yala Junction, Kirinda, Tissamaharama

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 118.6 miles/190.8 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Hathmaluwa Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • Tissa hotel & bakery - 9 min drive
  • Hot spot - 9 min drive
  • Lak Chand Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Red Chilli - 10 min drive

About this property

Elephant Reach

Elephant Reach offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for LKR 28000 per vehicle one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Tusk, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global), SGS (third-party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2006
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 21-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Tusk – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of LKR 1500 for adults and LKR 750 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of LKR 28000 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for LKR 1750 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)
  • SGS (third-party expert - Global)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)
  • WELL Health-Safety Rating (IWBI)
  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Elephant Reach Hotel Kirinda
Elephant Reach Hotel
Elephant Reach Kirinda
Elephant Reach
Hotel Elephant Reach Sri Lanka/Kirinda
Elephant Reach Hotel
Elephant Reach Tissamaharama
Elephant Reach Hotel Tissamaharama

Frequently asked questions

Does Elephant Reach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Elephant Reach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Elephant Reach?
As of 31 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Elephant Reach on 1 February 2023 start from €58, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Elephant Reach?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Elephant Reach?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Elephant Reach?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Elephant Reach?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Elephant Reach?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is LKR 28000 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Elephant Reach?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Elephant Reach and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, mountain biking and scuba-diving. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Elephant Reach?
Yes, Tusk offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Hathmaluwa Restaurant (5.7 mi), Hot spot (6 mi) and Tissa hotel & bakery (6.1 mi).
Does Elephant Reach have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Elephant Reach like?
Elephant Reach is located a short 17-minute walk from Kirinda Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Best outside of Yala!
Owners and staff are very respectful and helpful! Very personable too and will do anything to make your stay the best it can possibly be. Will defiantly stay here again! It’s only a 15 minute drive to Yala National Park the food is fantastic for all! Lovely setting and perfect hotel! Thank you to all at Elephant Reach!
Cassandra, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely rustic property
Elephant Reach is a lovely rustic property. Each guest has his/her own spacious bungalow with air conditioning. Wi-Fi is only available in the reception and restaurant area. 3 buffet meals are served three times a day at set times. The staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful and want to assist in making trip arrangements. They arranged transit from the airport and to Galle for me in addition to a full day safari. They know the best tour operators, and overall I had a great experience. If you are looking to go on a safari, this is the place to stay, and it’s just minutes from Yala National Park. Other than safaris and one temple, there isn’t much to do in the area.
Emily, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Chandana, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place
The staff are very helpful.. the pool is great and rooms are beautiful. Breakfast was very nice and tho not a buffet they is plenty to eat . We would to loved to stay longer .
Di, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Impressed but not impressed
Hi My husband and I are travellers , we have travelled all through Asia staying it lots of places and we found this place was beautiful but the food was 2nd rate, Alchol was not available for me and very limited for my husband, it was a bit out of the way and there was really nothing to do. Very disappointed. The place itself is beautiful.
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6/10 Good

Great Hotel& location, Terrible food
Nice property and location but a big let down with restaurant service and food. Drinks took 45 mins to arrive after 2 reminders. Cold fish and chips served twice. Breakfast Buffett cold.
Jay, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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6/10 Good

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2/10 Poor

Very Disappointing
This hotel was a real disappointment. We checked in at 7.00pm and checked out at 8.30pm that very night. We had booked 2 chalet rooms. There were gecko droppings on the sheets. The room had a stale smell. The bath area did not have any lighting and it was not clean. The walls between the rooms were very thin and we could hear the baby crying in the next room and also their conversations. The towels had stains on them and it had a peculiar smell. There were also lots of mosquitoes. When we decided to check out immediately, the porters did not even help us with our baggage!
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4/10 Fair

Poor Food and Service
Service was pretty poor here and the food was terrible. The rooms were fine and its relatively close to Yala National park but I would recommend seeing if there is anywhere else before you choose this.
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