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Elephant stables Kandy Sri Lanka

Elephant stables Kandy Sri Lanka

Elegant Colonial Living In Sri Lanka
Featuring 6 Luxurious Rooms And Suites That Offer The Best Up-Market Accommodation At Kandy.
About The Elephant Stables
The Elephant Stables is a beautiful Colonial period bungalow on a hill overlooking Kandy. It was the home of Adigar Sir Cuda Ratwatte (1880-1950) who was a Ceylonese nobleman, 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 planter’s furniture and chic interiors to enable guests to feel the ambience of a Ceylon Planter’s bungalow while enjoying all the luxuries of an up-market 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.

Rooms And Suites
The Elephant Stables has 6 luxurious rooms and suites that provide the highest standards of accommodation available at Kandy.

The Colonial Suites

The Vanilla Colonial Suite

A large suite room on the upper floor of the Colonial Wing with a 4 Poster Bed and a living area.
There is in addition a small Interconnected Bedroom with a Bunk Bed. A perfect choice for a family of 2 adults and 2 young children.

The Citronella Colonial Suite
A large room with a 4 Poster Bed and lovely views of the mist covered Knuckles mountains in the distance.

The Cottage Suite
A large suite located in the garden with a partitioned master bedroom featuring an antique 4 Poster Bed as well as a separate Living Area featuring two single beds. This is most suitable for a family or long stay guests who would like to have more private space.

Deluxe Rooms

A medium size room on the upper floor of the Colonial Wing with a 4 Poster Bed that is furnished with a lovely blend of colonial and modernist styles.

Located on the upper floor of the New Wing with views on 2 sides over the garden and a wrap around upstairs verandah. The room features a 4 Poster Bed and a recess with dining table.

Located on the upper floor of the New Wing with a large bathroom and upstairs verandah overlooking the garden. The room features a 4 Poster Bed.


The Colonial Living Room
The lovely sitting room has a colonial ambience to brink back memories of an era when the island was  called Ceylon - The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean!

The Reading Room
An upstairs room above the front portico is an excellent place to relax and catch up some reading while looking at the panorama of the beautiful Knuckles Mountains in the distance. There is a Laptop with internet connection for free use by the guests. Shelves contain a large variety of reference books on Sri Lanka.

The Bar Area
An ultra chic addition to the colonial bungalow with a bar that is the perfect place to gather for an evening drink and to perhaps socialize with other guests in the evenings.

The Pool
The beautiful designer swimming pool is one of the prettiest in Sri Lanka with terrazzo concrete lining.
The pool lies in the garden with an infinity view over the Kandyan Hills. An extensive Kumbuk wooden decking wraps the pool on 3 sides, with funky sun-loungers.

The Garden
The lawn is a great place to sit in the evenings when the trees are floodlit and illuminated. There is even an I-Pod and Base Station for guests to enjoy an evening drink listening to classic songs from the 50s to the present day.

The Rock Wall - An Elephant Story
Sir Cuda Ratwatte's two elephants Sella and Mudiya hauled the huge rocks up the hill for the wall of the property and initially placed them under supervision of the masons. Towards the end of the construction (it took about 18 months) the elephants had worked out how to slot the rocks themselves, based on their shapes! The elephants used to feel the rocks with their trunks and feel the corresponding rock already in the wall and decide for themselves which rock fitted best where! All the men had to do was to fix the carrying chain on a rock and sit back and watch the elephants building the wall. This wall remains the largest stone wall in Kandy to date.

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