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1 room, 2 adults

The Elephant Stables

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/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 cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Arcade/game room
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Restrictions related to your trip

Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • OMG! What a place Our regret is that we had only one night here. This property is simply…Apr. 16, 2019
  • It has the feel of a private house, lovely views from the top of the hill, above all a…Feb. 22, 2020

The Elephant Stables

from A$440
  • 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 centre
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • 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.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 22 reviews

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
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
Exceptional 10.0
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, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful service, beautiful historic building, stunning setting and delicious food!
Lois, us2 night family trip
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
Great stay
Very interesting stay at the Sir David Lean bungalow. Great food and hospitality
sg1 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
Exceptional 10.0
2 great nights at the Bungalow
We stayed at the Sir David Lean Bungalow, which is about 15 minutes in a tuk tuk from the main Elephant Stables hotel. Although they offer a free shuttle to and from the hotel so you can use the pool facilities etc., we didn’t actually spend any time at the hotel so our review is just of the bungalow. We were greeted by Manjula and the very sweet chef (sorry, never got his name!) who spent the next 2 days making sure we were well fed and looked after. They were always around to help plan our days, arrange transport, suggest outings and then arm us with a mobile so we could call back at any time. They really made our time special and helped us get the most from Kandy. The bungalow itself is a stunning position, overlooking the river valley - it’s set a bit outside the main town but we enjoyed this. Beautiful (if not a bit dated) decor and a comfy bed - quiet evenings on the veranda were definitely a highlight of our trip.
Tom, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Interesting place - close to tooth temple.
Hotel good. Food average and expensive. Staff and manager excellent air conditioner not effective. Good ambience.
gb1 night trip

The Elephant Stables