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Elephant Watch Hut

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One and only place to see wild elephants in the near vicinity during early morning, twilight or in the night with a bit of your personal luck while experiencing the Elephant Watch Hut night out in Habarana. These watch huts, or Paela, are built by the farming community and completely run by these families.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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Special Rate:US$74 (USD)
Location
Full view
Getting there
Dambulla, Sigiriya Airport13 km
China Bay Airport69 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Elephant Watch Hut and probably would have stayed another if we did it over again. It was just an incredible experience, surrounded by nature and being looked after by a group of very caring and friendly people. The accomodation is...More

1  Thank JamesD523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night here, and there is only one way to describe it, and that's BRILLIANT!! Okay, it lacks the five-star facilities, but the sounds of wildlife, the potential of seeing elephants from you bedroom is exceptional.abandone you need a for comfort and experience...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We loved our stay at Elephant Watch Hut! My husband has never stayed in a rustic, wild setting so his first one combined with the delicious food served up by the adorable Rani and Kumari made this a memorable experience. We woke up to peahens...More

1  Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

If you haven't slept in a tree house now is your chance. We only stayed one night due to our limited budget, but really enjoyed the experience. Back to nature with the use of solar power and no television. Staff were great. Unfortunately didn't see...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Lunch as part of group tour. Small development that includes accommodation and in this case a lunch provided where you watch the two ladies prepare a largely vegetarian meal. Excellent lunch, full of spices and herbs and not too hot unless you add the sambol....More

1  Thank Kiwi_Traveller45
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19 January 2016|
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"choose a tree house...you won't regreat it"
ruthie352
4 Oct 2017
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"the tree hut"
467eveb
16 Sep 2017
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"Tree houses have the best view"
famvanbroekhoven
18 Aug 2017
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"ALL fabulous"
SSkl
8 Aug 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvinceHabarana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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