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Hotel Elephant View Restaurant

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Rambukkana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a way to watch orphaned elephants being given some time to bathe in a river. The hotel staff are wonderfully polite and well mannered.

Thank petenashy
Bangkok, Thailand
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This restaurant has a very good view of river. And you can see lots of elephantscome to bathing in this river. They organize a buffetlunch with resonable price with standard quality of food.

Thank Chatt215
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

If it were not for having some type of view of the the elephants bathing, we would not have gone to this hotel restaurant. Our private guide took my husband and I there for lunch. It was extremely packed, and it was buffet. (not sure if menu also). I did not dine, but my husband commented the food was average.... More 

Thank Linda A
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had breakfast in this restaurant watching Elephants take bath in River. People were selling Banana's (Rupees 200) to feed the Elephants. Kids enjoyed watching elephants taking a dip in water and baby elephants playing with each other. Food was average.

Thank Marwah_Neetu
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel is just beside the place where elephants bath. Nice experience when a big heard of elephant come in for bath. Fun to watch them bath and enjoy the delicious food.

Thank Yogesh J
Dusseldorf, Germany
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269 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

If you can find a table on the terrace with river view you can enjoy the elephants from the near by orphanage playing around. A very enjoyable event! The food itself is not particularly good and not cheap either. A curry with rice was 1000 rupees.

Thank Tobias2402
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had breakfast here whilst watching the elephants from the nearby orphanage bathe. This was a lovely experience but, as to the quality of the restaurant other than it`s situation , very hard to gauge. Everything was spick and span and what we had was ok so on that basis give it a go!

Ginigathena, Sri Lanka
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Everyday all the elephant from pinnawala elephant orphanage come to his place for a bath. They stay here around 1 to 2 hours.

Thank Keerthiee
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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386 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

As we wished to see the elephants we walked down towards the river. We did get a wonderful close view when we went down near the water. But it was horribly hot in the sun. So we chose the restaurant to sit and see in the shade.It gave an equally great view. The place was crowded but we did find... More 

Thank kc j
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

So when your at the elephant sanctuary and your wandering down to see them walk from the sanctuary to the river, you will see this hotel in at the end of the road. There you will find about 12 waiters trying to usher you in to sit down and watch the elephants bathe. Sri Lanka is strange in the sense... More 

Thank Squirrel_Forest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Sri Lankan, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambukkana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy District  >  Kandy

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?