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Pinnalanda Hotel offers free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Surrounded by lush greenery, the hotel is a 1-hour drive from the Kandy. Colombo City is a 2-hour drive away while Bandaranaike International Airport is 57 km away. Airport shuttle services can be arranged at a surcharge. Enjoying tranquil river views, each room will provide you with a flat-screen TV, minibar and air conditioning. There is also an en suite bathroom with hot-water showers. Pinnalanda Hotel offers a tour desk and meeting/banquet facilities. Enjoy views of the elephants bathing as you relax with a cup of coffee. Overlooking the stunning Ma Oya River, the on-site restaurant serves various Sri Lankan and Western meals. Room service options are possible as well.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free private parking available at the hotel

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Pinnawala
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Roman
    Czech Republic Czech Republic
    Lovely clean room in a wonderful location overlooking the elephants.
  • Hasantha
    Australia Australia
    Don't have to go anywhere, elephants just come infront of ur balcony, awesome place👍
  • Liucija
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Exceptional breakfast, delicious foods with lots of choices, Sri Lankan and European cuisines. Amazing view and location. And even more amazing staff members, everyone was kind, funny and attentive, best hospitality experience in Sri Lanka.

Hotel surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of Hotel Pinnalanda
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • River view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Public transport tickets
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • ATM/cash machine on site
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    • Express check-in/check-out
      Additional charge
    • 24-hour front desk
    Cleaning services
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Air conditioning
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Car hire
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Infinity pool
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Kids' pool
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Hotel Pinnalanda takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 00:00


    From 11:00 to 12:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Cash Hotel Pinnalanda accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    FAQs about Hotel Pinnalanda

    • Yes, Hotel Pinnalanda is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Hotel Pinnalanda is 600 yards from the centre of Pinnawala. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Hotel Pinnalanda has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • The prices at Hotel Pinnalanda may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Hotel Pinnalanda is from 16:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

    • Hotel Pinnalanda offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Swimming Pool

    • Room options at Hotel Pinnalanda include:

      • Triple
      • Twin/Double