Elephant Palace
Elephant Palace
Elephant Palace

Elephant Palace


  • Koggala (View map)
  • 6 pers. max.
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 staff
  • Direct beach access
  • Balconies with sea views
  • Spacious outdoor compound
  • Elegant and contemporary interiors
  • Located within proximity to a variety of attractions and local amenities

Elephant Palace pictures and description

Elegant and contemporary, Elephant Palace is a three bedroom villa set alongside a prime beachfront location close to Galle. Featuring sun-dappled grounds, tastefully furnished living spaces and a sparkling pool, the holiday home is ideally kitted out for two couples (with or without kids), or for sharing among a group of four to six adults.

Location

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Located in a prime seafront located close to Galle, Elephant Palace puts villa vacationers within easy access to a variety of attractions. The scenic Koggala Lake is less than 10 minutes’ drive from your villa; taking a boat ride across the lake in the late afternoon is a great way to unwind before the evening. While you’re in the vicinity, stop by to visit two noteworthy Buddhist temples on the lake: Yatagalla Temple and the Japanese Peace Pagoda at Rumasalla.



Hop into a car for a 30-minute ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort. A stroll across the fortified town is the best way to explore the venue; you’ll set sight on beautifully restored Dutch colonial buildings and churches, and chance upon a wide-ranging variety of boutiques, cafés and restaurants.

Kabalana Beach stretches out from beyond your garden at Elephant Palace. Apart from picture-perfect seascape, it’s also one of the few beaches along the south that’s ideal for swimming and for learning to surf - the waters remain shallow and there’s no rocks or reefs present in the bottom. You’ll find a surf school just a skip away from your villa. Experienced surfers will enjoy catching the waves at Weligama.

Just across from your villa is an excellent restaurant known for its oysters and lobster prawn dishes. You’ll also find bars, beach clubs and spas along the coastal road on your way to Galle. Unawatuna, located a 20-minute drive away offers a vibrant dining and nightlife scene.

Customer reviews

10/10 (Average rating based on 3 reviews)
10/10

After a long journey, we landed to hot tropical thunderstorm. Greeted by a friendly driver we were safely transported to what seemed like heaven. This was confirmed when the sun came up the following morning. Waking to a fruit platter and cappuccino. Elephant palace and its wonderful staff were therapy for all of us. Run, yoga and and loads and loads of swimming and surfing. Some fun tuk tuk rides to plantations and temples and shops. My boys were in heaven. At 7 and 4 and of corse hubby, not to mention myself, there was something for all of us. Thanks you Lara and Rob. I still meditate with the view in my minds eye. Xxx

Aida (United Kingdom) enjoyed a romantic stay at Elephant Palace from 13/04/2017 to 16/04/2017
10/10

Elephant Palace – is a dream holiday in Sri Lanka. Located right on the most beautiful clean sandy beach, it gives both privacy, and the easy access to places of interest - if you choose to! We often found so spoiled by the tranquility of the villa, that we would rather stay there and fully enjoy the experience. Very child friendly, it’s got a lovely pool cleverly designed for both kids and adults. Ample living area provides lots of space and air for everyone to chill out. Impeccable service from the houseboys and the cook made us feel welcome and spoiled. We definitely would come back to enjoy it again.

Angela (United Kingdom) enjoyed a romantic stay at Elephant Palace from 21/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
10/10

We stayed at the Elephant Palace for 10 nights in total and fell so in love with the place we had the blues for 2 days before we were due to leave. Lara & Rob were super helpful in terms of providing information before our arrival and even arranging our airport transfer. They also offered up solutions when the power was unexpectedly cut a few times, which was out of their hands. The villa is gorgeous with a good sized pool that is perfect for little ones as it has 2 shallow platforms for them to play on. Beyond the pool is a lovely garden with coconut trees and beyond that is the best beach we have ever visited! Let me tell you why: we had direct access from the garden to the beach so we did not have to pack tonnes of stuff with us and could just run back to the villa within seconds if we needed anything; the sand is soft and powdery; there are always people on the beach but it is never crowded; the water is warm and stays shallow for quite a way in so again great for kids to splash around in and is wavy enough for surfing! There are plenty of tuk tuks on the main road at the front of the villa so it is easy to get around. The villa comes with a chef and housekeeper who were wonderful. They were so sweet and accomodating and enjoyed playing with the children (1yr old and 2yr old). Danushka's breakfasts and fruit juices were delicious and Sampath's crab, spring rolls and daal were the tastiest we've had! In terms of activities, the pool and beach kept us all busy most of the time, but we also managed to try surfing (perfect beach for beginners and there is a fantastic surf school next door at 7th sky idyll) and had a few private yoga sessions at the villa. We travelled as a group of two families and there was something for everyone. We are sad to be back in the UK and are already trying to plan our next trip out to Elephant Palace where we created some wonderful memories.

Selma (United Kingdom) enjoyed a romantic stay at Elephant Palace from 03/02/2016 to 13/02/2016

Services & features

  • Facilities:

    • Additional bed (extra cost) (+10 USD)
    • Back-up generator
    • BBQ
    • Electricity
    • Hairdryer
    • Household supplies
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Mosquito nets
    • Off-street parking
    • Pool towels
    • Pool umbrella
    • Reclining chairs
    • Safety box
    • Swimming pool
    • Terrace
    • Wardrobe space
    • Wi-Fi Internet
    • Yoga bale
  • Kids:

    • Baby cot
    • Baby high chair
  • Meals:

    • Coffee maker
    • Daily breakfast at cost of groceries
    • Dinner at cost of groceries
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Lunch at cost of groceries
    • Room service
  • Entertainment:

    • DVD movies
    • International channels
    • Stereo
    • TV
  • Services:

    • Gardener
    • Laundry
    • Pool maintenance
    • Security service
    • Welcome drinks
  • More information:

    • Pers. max.: 6
    • Staff: 3
    • Villa size: 300 m²
    • Garden: 810 m²
  • Terms and conditions:

    • Check-in: after 03:00 pm
    • Check-out: until 11:00 am

Rates

Minimum stay 3 bedrooms
from 11/09/2017 to 14/12/2017 Low season 2 nights USD $ 500
from 14/12/2017 to 11/01/2018 Peak season 3 nights USD $ 700
from 11/01/2018 to 24/04/2018 High season 2 nights USD $ 600
from 24/04/2018 to 14/12/2018 Low season 2 nights USD $ 500

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