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Sri Lankan
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Dinner, Lunch
FEATURES
Seating, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Had to ask 3 times for a curry with no spice for the kids; and every time the small amount of chicken was so over cooked it was hardly worth the effort. All round just a very dull experience in such a nice location.. could...be so much better if they raised the standard.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

Nice location, lot of dishes to choose from but averadge food. Service is good, staff is friendly but could be more accurate.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 25 December 2019

It's one of the best places to watch the elephants from the orphanage bathing & enjoying themselves in the river. It has a lovely view along the restaurant. However, for exactly these 2 reasons & because there are lots of foreigners, the prices are sky...high & the quality is nothing special. If it was only that, it would've maybe still been ok, but then the service is also nothing special. They don't care about customer satisfaction, but they do care about the tip. We ended up going here, because it started pouring cats & dogs while we were enjoying watching the elephants. But I won't go again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2019

Brilliant - best place to sit and watch the elephants bathe whilst having a cool drink -i would even go there is there were no elephants - great food and drinks cold

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019

Visited Pinnalanda Hotel with a Indian friend with his family along with mine. We had a great time at the hotel. Staff was very helpful. Buffet was a nice Asian & European mix . This is probably the best location at Pinnawala Elephant orphanage to...watch Elephants bathing in the river while enjoying lunch with a cool beer. Very good value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

Curry rice twice for me involved four different curries each time. Fantastic. The table next to me were German. The kids liked their salad so much, they ordered more! Nice spot too looking over pool and paddies. Drop in for a pot of tea on...the way to the elephant orphanage.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 July 2019

English breakfast was excellent, we have order with sunny side up egg and scramble egg with 2 breakfast it was accompany with fresh juice, cut fruits, sausages and pork bacon, toast , butter , jam, marmalade , tea & coffee. Cutlery, crockery, glasses, table cloth,...chair coves and the entire area was clean & tidy. What we most like is the view. comfortable baby chair. it was unforgettable breakfast.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 March 2019

Room rates include Break fast & Dinner which is big spread. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Good View to elephant Bathing area

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic way to see the elephants up close as they go to the river for a wash and a drink ! Highly recommended for the service and friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

this is the perfect lunch spot in pinnawala to have lunch and relax.just by the side of river one can see elephants enjoying in the river while having lunch.ambience is very good.food is tasty.indian food is available on demand.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Rajivmalik56
22 October 2017|
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Response from Janet O | Reviewed this property |
They were all small tables at the front where you can see the elephants. There may be a room at the back where they can lay out a buffet. Perhaps it would be a good idea to contact the restaurant directly and see if they can... More
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Pinnalanda Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5