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Overview of The Elephant Stables

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The Elephant Stables

3.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUdawatta Kele Sanctuary12 min walk
    Popular LocationAsgiri Maha Viharaya5 min drive
    AirportKandy (KDZ-Polgolla Reservoir)9 min drive
    Popular LocationRoyal Palace of Kandy10 min drive

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Deluxe Room (Saffron)

No guest room rating
  • 31 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

The Cottage Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 67 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed

Sir David Lean Bungalow

5/5 guest room rating
  • 111 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds

Royal Suite (Luxury Tented)

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 85 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed

The Vanilla Colonial Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 47 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room (Pepper)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 47 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room (Lemongrass)

No guest room rating
  • 41 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

The Citronella Colonial Suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 36 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Kandy, The Elephant Stables is in the historical district and in the mountains. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kandy Lake and Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, while International Buddhist Museum and National Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Asgiriya Stadium or Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Udawatta Kele Sanctuary - 12 min walk
  • Asgiri Maha Viharaya - 5 min drive
  • Natha Devale - 10 min drive
  • Royal Palace of Kandy - 10 min drive
  • Bahirawakanda Vihara Buddha - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Kandy Railway Station - 14 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

The Elephant Stables

3.5-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and 3 bars/lounges are available at this hotel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, 24-hour room service and a business centre. All 7 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as free minibar items and bathrobes.
The Elephant Stables offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free minibar items and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. 55-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Kandy hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down duvet
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Rainfall showerhead


  • 55-inch LED TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 6 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 120.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Elephant Stables and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Elephant Stables offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Elephant Stables cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Elephant Stables?
As of 22 Apr,2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Elephant Stables on 24 Apr,2021 start from SG$269, 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.
Does The Elephant Stables have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is The Elephant Stables pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Elephant Stables?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Elephant Stables?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at The Elephant Stables?
Checkout is at noon.
Does The Elephant Stables provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 120.00 per vehicle applies.
Where is The Elephant Stables located?
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Udawatta Kele Sanctuary and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kandy Lake and Temple of the Tooth. Royal Palace of Kandy and Asgiri Maha Viharaya are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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).
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

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