Welcoming guests to enjoy nature and wildlife, the Elephant Trail Hotel is located in Udawalawe, just minutes away from the park entrance. The hotel comprises of luxurious guest rooms in two categories while all rooms are well equipped with modern amenities and views of the surroundings. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience where delicious meals are served on a daily basis highlighting Sri Lankan cuisine. You can relax by the pool with your favourite book or enjoy a safari drive up to the National Park where you can witness the magnificent elephants walking about.
Located along the borders of the Udawalawe National Park, the Elephant Trail Hotel is set a mere 5 minutes away from the park entrance. The Udawalawe National Park spreads across 31000 hectares of land and is located in the Southern dry zone area of Sri Lanka. The park is well nourished by the Udawalawe Reservoir which is within the parks boundaries while you can witness miles of beautiful plains and foothills when exploring. The distance from Colombo to the Udawalawe National Park is about 160km while it can be reached via the Ratnapura - Pelmadulla - Embilipitiya road. Helicopter charters are also available from the Bandaranaike International Airport if you prefer a shorter ride.
The Elephant Trail Hotel offers 15 luxurious standard and deluxe rooms, all which boasts of a separate entrance. Some rooms consist of private balconies with comfortable furniture while the rooms have been furnished with a wooden and green concept in mind. All rooms face the beautiful National Park which is indeed rejuvenating. Standard room facilities include air-conditioning, flat screen television with cable channels, telephone, wardrobe/closet, mosquito nets, bathroom with either bath or shower, hair dryer, free toiletries, dining area and outdoor furniture.
The main restaurant of the Elephant Trail Hotel displays a fine dining concept and introduces guests to a range of Sri Lankan and Western Cuisine. Guests are also offered a selected dining experience where you can enjoy mouth watering BBQ buffets, specialty Sri Lankan dinners and even an a la carte menu. Guests are also offered an extensive wine menu. You can also indulge in memorable dining experiences under the starts or even on the wooden deck outside. Other facilities at the Elephant Trail Hotel in Udawalawe include a swimming pool and a deck to laze about, bicycle rentals, picnic meals, room service, library facilities, indoor and outdoor games, news papers, private check in / check out services and safari tours.
The Elephant Trail Hotel in Udawalawe provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy a number of activities such as Udawalawe Safari Jeep Excursions, fishing, cycling, hiking, nature walks and even bird watching expeditions. Something that you can look forward to is the game drive to the Udawalawe National Park. The main highlight of the park being the Sri Lankan elephant, there are more than 600 elephants roaming about within the boundaries of the park. If you are lucky enough you may be able to spot a Sri Lankan leopard, water buffalos, wild boars and a number of native animals. The park is also home to over 180 species of birds allowing bird lovers to enjoy the entire experience.