The Elephant Stables

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Outdoor pool
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Deluxe Room (Pepper) | Balcony

Overview of The Elephant Stables

The Elephant Stables

3.5 star property
Mountain hotel in Kandy with 3 bars/lounges and outdoor pool

9.4/10 Exceptional

31 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
46, Nittawela Road, Kandy, 200000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

Getting around

  • Kandy Railway Station - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Elephant Stables

3.5-star hotel in the historical district
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a round-trip airport shuttle and a terrace at The Elephant Stables. Be sure to enjoy local cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and an arcade/games room.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle and a porter/bellboy
  • Concierge services, free newspapers and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms are individually furnished, and feature comforts, such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to perks, such as free minibar items and dressing gowns. Guests reviews say good things about the size rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvets and free cots/infant beds
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries and bidets
  • 55-inch LED TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
  • 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 10 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • 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


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Business centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch LED TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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 205.67
  • New Year's Day (1 January) gala dinner per adult: USD 205.67

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; 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; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Elephant Stables offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Elephant Stables 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Elephant Stables?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Elephant Stables?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Elephant Stables?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Elephant Stables?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Elephant Stables?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
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 and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Elephant Stables and nearby?
The Elephant Stables has 3 bars, an outdoor pool and an arcade, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Elephant Stables?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Worldspice (2.1 mi), Café Secret alley (2.1 mi) and Route 66 (2.1 mi).
What's the area around The Elephant Stables like?
The Elephant Stables is located a short 12-minute walk from Udawatta Kele Sanctuary.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

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, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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).
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely retreat from the bustle of Kandy.
Lovely setting, high up and on the edge of town, so that you feel worlds apart from the bustle of Kandy, but still close enough to experience major attractions. No restaurants to walk to, but food at hotel is really excellent and reasonably priced.
Judith, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful service, beautiful historic building, stunning setting and delicious food!
Lois, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Very interesting stay at the Sir David Lean bungalow. Great food and hospitality
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 1-night trip with friends
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