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Elephant Corridor

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Front of property
2 indoor pools, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 indoor pools, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 indoor pools, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Wild Escape | 1 bedroom, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Elephant Corridor

Elephant Corridor

4.0 star property
Lakefront resort in Sigiriya with 2 restaurants and 2 indoor pools

8.4/10 Very good

49 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Pothana, Kimbissa, Dambulla, 21120
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Steam room
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Separate bedroom

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 159 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lake View Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • RastaRant - 3 min drive
  • Sigiriya Village Hotel - 16 min walk
  • The Kitchen Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • GajashakthI Restaurant - 6 min drive

About this property

Elephant Corridor

Elephant Corridor offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle one-way. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy or Ayurvedic treatments, and Ambrosia, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include 2 indoor pools, an outdoor pool and a poolside bar. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and size.



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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

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

  • 22 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 11:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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
  • 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


  • Up to 2 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Free on-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking


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

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (200 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas
  • Free bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 26 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Om Wellness Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. Children under 3 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Ambrosia – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Ebony and Ivory Jungle – Overlooking the pool and garden, this bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 50.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 25.00 (from 4 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15 for adults and USD 8 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 2)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility or hot tub without adult supervision
  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


<p>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.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Elephant Corridor
Elephant Corridor Hotel
Elephant Corridor Hotel Sigiriya
Elephant Corridor Sigiriya
Elephant Corridor Resort Dambulla
Elephant Corridor Dambulla
Elephant Corridor Resort
Elephant Corridor Dambulla
Elephant Corridor Resort Dambulla

Frequently asked questions

Does Elephant Corridor offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Elephant Corridor 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 Elephant Corridor?
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 Elephant Corridor?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Elephant Corridor?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Elephant Corridor?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Free motorhome/bus/lorry parking is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Elephant Corridor?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Elephant Corridor?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Elephant Corridor and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the hot tub or go for a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools. Elephant Corridor also has private plunge pools, a 24-hour fitness centre and spa services, as well as an arcade, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Elephant Corridor?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, international cuisine and garden views.
Does Elephant Corridor have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool.



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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

I stayed here 10 years ago and it was wonderful. The “bones” are great but “cracks” are appearing. The rooms are generous and the property and vistas are beautiful. The property, rooms and facilities are beginning to look a little tired and the staff are struggling. The swimming pool and spa are a long way away but there used to be buggies to pick you up especially during the heat of the day. Phones not working so room service was difficult. There was a ridiculously high corkage charge on some wine that we brought with us and the laundry charge was incredibly high. Bathrooms need a renovation. The overall grandeur is still there so it wouldn’t take much to improve it. No activity was offered. I love birdwatching and preciously an expert was offered along with other interesting experiences.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Grand, great views & good location
Lovely hotel with big rooms. The pool was nice too, located a short walk from the rooms and you can borrow cycles. Lovely view of Sigiriya rock too. The bar was a bit of a strange room with no atmosphere. It felt more like a waiting room. We had our drinks outside though so this was not a problem.
Matthew, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rural retreat, beautiful gardens.
Close to Sigurya, Lion Rock can be seen from reception. Dambulla 40 mins drive. This is an absolutely amazing hotel. Totally away from anything. A very tranquil rural retreat, only 28 rooms (I believe). The staff, from the lady gardeners to the waiters, were all lovely. They made it!
Eliza, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great spot for some r&r. Service in restaurant a tad hit and miss. But all done with a smile. Rooms tired but great size and design. Fantastic bed and linen! Would stay here again.
Melanie, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Good concept, mediocre reality
Based on pictures and reviews on line, we anticipated a great experience. However, from check in through check out, the actual experience fell significantly short. The rooms are dark and dated. While I understand small critters will get into the rooms in this setting, we found droppings (mice, geckos?) at several locations within the room. Our calls to reception went unanswered ( we were trying to get through in order to have a tuk tuk sent to our cabin). In the middle of the night, we received a call from a guest in another room - she was distraught and saying that there was screaming outside her room that had been going on for a couple of hours (kind of scary!). Food was very mediocre and service was slow. Check out was mayhem. We had requested a car service for 10AM that didn't show up until 11AM- ruined our plans for the day. Three other guests experienced the same thing (and were not happy- nor was the couple that had heard the screaming the night before who were checking out at the same time...). The staff was earnest and tried hard to be hospitable but the overall operation just falls short on multiple fronts.
James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing Stay
We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, and the variety of birds we saw just from the patio of our room. The room opened up to the view of the lake that we could see at a distance and a green belt. Two days in a row we saw a peacock walk by in the woods. We also saw other birds and monkeys. We did not see any elephants on the premises because the hotel property is fended off. We were told that elephants cross the property beyond the fenced area. Sigiriya rock is visible from the hotel. The park and the trail leading to the rock fort is only a 5-10 minute drive from the hotel. They have a very nice swimming pool. The restaurant served really good food- taste and presentation was splendid. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the authentic Sri Lankan entrée. The staff were very friendly. On the day we arrived they had some water issues so we did not have water for a few hours. Fortunately that problem did not arise again. The room was spacious and the bathroom was huge!
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2/10 Poor

Over-rated and over-priced - just poor
Promoted as an idyllic romantic secluded resort and long ago it may have had aspirations to achieve that. Now its just expensive and run down. The rooms are large but poorly furnished with Spartan furniture that is uninviting and uncomfortable. The pool is very nice, but is 500m down a hot dusty track to get to. The Spa is further down the same track. Anything you spend would be wasted on the hot trek back to your room. They once had carts, but they were all out of commission. You cannot buy drinks at the pool bar, but need to trek back to the main bar near reception. The rooms are cleaned well, but not maintained to the standard the prices demand. The shower floods the bathroom and the shower heads spray everywhere except down. Our shower had an ant infestation. The regular up keep you would expect, just is not performed. The restaurant is not bad, but just plain. Every breakfast was the same 4 curries with no variety. The dinners were mundane. My lamb was served cold. Overall just misses the mark. If you make the mistake and get stuck here take the time to drive to the nearby restaurants at the quality hotels of Heritance Kandalama, Cinnamon or Jetwing. If possible pick one of these other hotels instead. We ate at Cinnamon and Heritance Kandalama and walked around their hotel. They were significantly better at a similar price. Don't be fooled by the in-room pools. They are too cold to use and not romantic at all.
Ant nest in poorly maintained shower
Spartan furniture in large rooms
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8/10 Very good

luxurious stay, friendly staff
lots of space and facilities for children
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