Swimming Pool

The beautiful designer swimming pool at The Elephant Stables is one of the prettiest in Sri Lanka.
The infinity edge looks out over the surrounding hills and the town of Kandy. The pool lies in the garden surrounded by large trees and lush foliage.


Our Bartender Nihal can conjure up an amazing variety of cocktails and mocktails. He has gained a wealth of experience working in the Maldives at some of the great resort hotels of the world!

You can even try our very special signature cocktail – The Elephant Unstable!

Living Room

There is a collection of around 100 All Time Movie Classics for you to consider watching.

Films include Casablanca (1942), Ice Cold in Alex (1958), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Get Carter (1971), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Withnail & I (1987), and The Road To Perdition (2002).

Reading Room

The Reading Room is an excellent place to relax and catch up on some reading while looking at the beautiful panorama of the Knuckles Mountains in the distance.

There are lots of very interesting books here outlining the island’s wildlife, history and architecture.

The Premier Luxary Boutique hotel at Kandy

Day Excursions from Kandy

We are pleased to offer day excursions from Kandy to places of interest that are tailored to your interests.
You can easily visit the Cultural Triangle and the tea estates of the Hill Country as a day trip from Kandy.
The more adventurous can try White Water Rafting at Kithulgala or trekking in the Knuckles mountains too.

Classic Cars

The hotel has a collection of famous British cars from the 1950s and early 1960s including a Ford Prefect, Morris 8 and Austin A50 / Austin A55’s. There is also a mustard yellow Mini Moke – an absolute favourite with kids and great fun to ride!

Local drives are possible around the Kandy Lake and Upper Lake Drive Viewpoint as well as longer excursions to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.


The Living Room has a collection of classic retro board games that are a perfect way to get families interacting and actually speaking to each other – away from their i-pads and i-pods!

Games include Monopoly, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. You can also try Carrom, the national game of the island. There is even a Space Hopper for kids!


There are several I Pods with remote controlled JBL speaker units that are available for use by hotel guests.

There are 1000s of classic songs from the 1950s to the present day, including Sri Lankan calypso and Portuguese influenced ‘Baila’ music and even Sri Lankan pop music if you want to have a listen!

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