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1 room, 2 adults

The Elephant Stables

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
46, Nittawela Road, Kandy, 200000, Sri Lanka

Mountain hotel with 3 bars/lounges, near Temple of the Tooth
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Arcade/game room
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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The Elephant Stables

from $300
  • Deluxe Room (Lemongrass)
  • Royal Suite (Luxury Tented)
  • The Vanilla Colonial Suite
  • The Citronella Colonial Suite
  • The Cottage Suite
  • Deluxe Room (Saffron)
  • Deluxe Room (Pepper)
  • Sir David Lean Bungalow

What’s around The Elephant Stables


  • Kandy Lake - 37 min walk
  • Temple of the Tooth - 41 min walk
  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 12 min walk
  • Royal Palace of Kandy - 32 min walk
  • Asgiri Maha Viharaya - 36 min walk
  • Natha Devale - 38 min walk
  • Kandy Clock Tower - 39 min walk
  • Wales Park - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Kandy Railway Station - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free self parking on site (limited)


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
Be entertained
  • 55-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Elephant Stables’s small print

Also known as

  • Elephant Stables Hotel Kandy
  • Elephant Stables Hotel
  • Elephant Stables Kandy
  • Elephant Stables
  • The Elephant Stables Hotel
  • The Elephant Stables Kandy
  • The Elephant Stables Hotel Kandy


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 194.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 249.76
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 259.00

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Elephant Stables

  • Does The Elephant Stables offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Elephant Stables does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Elephant Stables?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is there a pool at The Elephant Stables?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Elephant Stables?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Elephant Stables?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Elephant Stables?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Lyons (2 mi), Café Secret alley (2.1 mi), and Worldspice (2.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Elephant Stables?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120.00 per vehicle roundtrip.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 21 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Comfortable and welcoming.
Quiet small hotel away from the crowds in Kandy. Everyone was very professional and helpful. Excellent food. Very nice views. Personal attention. Meals served inside or out in lovely garden.
BERYL, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The hotel was great, we initially rented the Sir David suite but chose to change to one of the cottages in the main hotel due to better facilities. The staff were amazing! The kids had a blast playing with the resident turtles and running around the garden. Food was one of the best we had during our trip.
Khalid, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect stay!
The hotel was incredibly charming. It had a Victorian feeling, but the rooms and amenities were very modern. The hotel is on a hill overlooking the surrounding area. Get the breakfast! The food was excellent, service was incredible and the dining room is beautiful. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. The bathroom in the Lemongrass room featured double sinks and a GIANT walk in shower. I want to make a trip back to Kandy just to spend more time at Elephant Stables.
Julie, us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
nice hotel but far overpriced!
old pool, old showers, no lobby, expectations of colonial luxury hotel definitely not fulfilled. ok as a comfortable place to spend time. good food. great view...
ml, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We stayed in the David Lean bungalow which sits a top a peak overlooking the river and the distant hills toward the North. Its quite location is just wonderful after the hussel of being in downtown Kandy. We had dinner in one night which good quality and the chief worked around our allergies without problems. I would definitely recommend this place to others.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lucky to go
The hotel is beautifully set and designed. The staff is among the best we have ever had. Food was the best we had in country. Care was taken with every detail.
Neal, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Full of Character
It has the feel of a private house, lovely views from the top of the hill, above all a fantastic chef - the best food we have had in Sri Lanka
Carolyn, as3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful house, looking down on the hub bub of Kandy. Close enough to be part of it, but out of the way to enjoy the stunning scenery and garden. Very relaxed and welcoming, talented chef, experienced and friendly front of house team. We loved our stay at The Elephant Stables.
Ali, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
OMG! What a place Our regret is that we had only one night here. This property is simply stunning, perched on the hillside with its views overlooking Kandy. Checkin was smooth and welcoming. We were in the Citronella Suite which was spacious, clean and extremely well appointed. The bar fridge had free snacks to enjoy and nonalcoholic drinks also free of charge. Charging points (USB) for your various devices was also supplied in the room. The bathroom was also excellent and fully stocked with all requirements. As we only had a short stay we elected to dine at the property. We had the Sri Lankan set menu which was a banquet in itself. It would have to be one of the best Sri Lankan meals we have had since arriving two weeks ago to the country. The staff are also exceptional, from the chef that comes out to ask about the meal and the service staff that will do anything for you with a smile. Nihal who is barman and head waiter is also a gem. Must be one of the happiest and friendliest people in Sri Lanka. We also liked the in room information that provides you with where to go and what to see. Even restaurants close by are reviewed in their handy guide book. Could not recommend staying here enough and will be on our must stay places should we return (hopefully July next year).
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommend this property!
Wow!! What a beautiful place to stay where everything was top class - the staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was lovely. Our room (pepper) was one of the nicer rooms we stayed in overlooking the valley and pool. Can’t fault this property! Just to note, it’s in a high position over Kandy with limited options in the immediate vicinity.
gb1 night romance trip

The Elephant Stables