Overview of Elephant Reach

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Lobby lounge
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKirinda Beach17 min walk
    Popular LocationKirinda Temple2 min drive
    Popular LocationPalatupana Beach9 min drive
    AirportHambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)46 min drive
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  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Chalet

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsChalet

About this area


Located in Tissamaharama, Elephant Reach is in a rural area and on the boardwalk. Kirinda Temple and Yatala Dagoba are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tissa Lake and Yala National Park. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving, snorkelling and boat tours nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kirinda Beach - 17 min walk
  • Kirinda Temple - 2 min drive
  • Palatupana Beach - 9 min drive
  • Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara - 15 min drive
  • Yatala Dagoba - 19 min drive


  • Tusk — 1 min walk
  • Hathmaluwa Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • No name - 9 min drive
  • Lak Chand Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Red Chilli - 10 min drive

About this property

Elephant Reach

4-star Boardwalk hotel near Kirinda Temple
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, coffee/tea in a common area and dry cleaning. All 35 individually furnished rooms feature private yards and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also find coffee/tea makers and free bottled water.
Elephant Reach offers 35 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Satellite televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: LKR 1500 for adults and LKR 750 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 21-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Garden


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for LKR 1750 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


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

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: LKR 1500 for adults and LKR 750 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: LKR 28000 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: LKR 1750 per night

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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
Up to 2 children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Elephant Reach
Elephant Reach Hotel
Elephant Reach Hotel Kirinda
Elephant Reach Kirinda
Hotel Elephant Reach Sri Lanka/Kirinda
Elephant Reach Tissamaharama
Elephant Reach Hotel Tissamaharama

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Elephant Reach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Elephant Reach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Elephant Reach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Elephant Reach have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Elephant Reach pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Elephant Reach?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Elephant Reach?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Elephant Reach?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Elephant Reach provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of LKR 28000 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Elephant Reach located?
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Kirinda Temple, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Tissa Lake and Yatala Dagoba. Yala National Park and Bundala Bird Sanctuary are also within 16 mi (25 km).
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Best outside of Yala!
Owners and staff are very respectful and helpful! Very personable too and will do anything to make your stay the best it can possibly be. Will defiantly stay here again! It’s only a 15 minute drive to Yala National Park the food is fantastic for all! Lovely setting and perfect hotel! Thank you to all at Elephant Reach!
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

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Lovely rustic property
Elephant Reach is a lovely rustic property. Each guest has his/her own spacious bungalow with air conditioning. Wi-Fi is only available in the reception and restaurant area. 3 buffet meals are served three times a day at set times. The staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful and want to assist in making trip arrangements. They arranged transit from the airport and to Galle for me in addition to a full day safari. They know the best tour operators, and overall I had a great experience. If you are looking to go on a safari, this is the place to stay, and it’s just minutes from Yala National Park. Other than safaris and one temple, there isn’t much to do in the area.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Lovely place
The staff are very helpful.. the pool is great and rooms are beautiful. Breakfast was very nice and tho not a buffet they is plenty to eat . We would to loved to stay longer .
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Impressed but not impressed
Hi My husband and I are travellers , we have travelled all through Asia staying it lots of places and we found this place was beautiful but the food was 2nd rate, Alchol was not available for me and very limited for my husband, it was a bit out of the way and there was really nothing to do. Very disappointed. The place itself is beautiful.

3/5 Okay

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Great Hotel& location, Terrible food
Nice property and location but a big let down with restaurant service and food. Drinks took 45 mins to arrive after 2 reminders. Cold fish and chips served twice. Breakfast Buffett cold.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

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