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The Elephant Stables

Colonial Luxury And Modern Chic At Kandy

The Elephant Stables

The Elephant Stables

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The Elephant Stables is a beautiful colonial era bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy. The property was originally constructed by Adigar Sir Cudah Ratwatte. Adigar Ratwatte was a Ceylonese, the first elected mayor of Kandy and the first person from Kandy to be awarded a knighthood from the British.


The Elephant Stables has been lovingly restored with a combination of original mid-century colonial furnishings and modern chic interiors that enable guests to feel the ambience of old Ceylon while enjoying all the luxuries of an exclusive boutique property.


The hotel is located only 10 minutes away from the historic Old Town area of Kandy but on a private road high on a hill giving amazing views of the mist covered Knuckles Mountain range in the distance.


Unlike many other luxury boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, The Elephant Stables welcomes families.


Things That Will Make You Go Wow!

▪ The architecture and interior design is gorgeous. A unique mix of Colonial themes with chic designer touches that works amazingly well.


▪ This is a fantastic place for experiencing Sri Lankan cuisine, and traditional ‘Rice And Curry’ meal options are highly rated.


▪ There are great views on all sides as the hotel is perched on a hilltop. The view from the front over the Matterhorn-like Hunas Falls and Knuckles Mountains is superb.


The Downside

▪ There are only 6 rooms and suites so it’s a boutique hotel in the true sense of the word. It is therefore important to know that it does not have the facilities of a large resort hotel.

How Much Does It Cost To Stay There?

Approximately GBP 160 BB per room per night


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How To Incorporate A Stay Into An Island Tour?

A stay here is already featured for those who request ‘luxury’ tour hotels on our featured tours that include Kandy.


If you wish to upgrade to this hotel during a featured tour, then simply let us know.


Activities And Excursions

▪ The hotel has a great collection of vintage and classic cars that are available for use by hotel guests. Sightseeing tours of Kandy are easily arranged in one of the vehicles. You can hire a selection of old Austins, a Morris 8 and even a Mini Moke – great for kids!

The historic UNESCO World Heritage town centre of Kandy is a mere 10 minutes away. Here you can visit the Temple Of The Buddha’s Tooth (recommended even for ‘templed out’ travellers) which is best visited during the evening pooja when the sound of the temple drummers and lighting of thousands of oil lamps makes this a highly atmospheric experience.

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