Elephant Safari Park Lodge4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
A great ride and bathing of an elephant. Had a lovely lunch, and some souviner shopping finished off the experience. A must try whilst in Ubud. I plan to stay at the lodge the next time I visit. Not too far a drive from Ubud and well worth a visit.
my wife and I had the most enjoyable time here, great ride through the forest, and then interacting with them was fantastic. I really enjoyed the younger elephants doing a variety of things they had been taught..Eva, our elephant was awesome and her keeper was great to chat to as we went around and then fed her. All the keepers were great. Our lunch was also really nice. A great day out
Not sure how they claim to be an accredited sanctuary when they give out elephant rides. To force elephants to obey human commands takes a torturous process that kills many baby elephants. Their use of bullhooks is cruel. I would not recommend this scam.
My husband and I recently spent one night at the lodge and booked ourselves a room with park view that includes almost everything such as an elephant safari ride, elephant bathing & swimming in addition to being able to watch the elephants 24/7 from the balcony of our room. We had so much fun with the elephants we were sad to leave. Our initial impressions were also of disappointment because we didn't like seeing people including ourselves riding the elephants and seeing them chained up. We actually felt bad throughout the elephant safari ride that the poor elephant had to shuttle us around in the rain. We noticed that the trainer held a rather sharp hook which we later learned is an elephant training tool. The trainer used the tool every time the elephant misbehaved but it didn't seem to hurt or bother the elephant or hurt her. We felt very bad for the elephant after our ride and even refused to tip the trainer. As we spent more time in the park, we got to know more about the place and became familiar with the people and elephants there. We were careful to notice that all of the elephants looked genuinely happy. When I was bathing and swimming with one of them, she was having so much fun (possibly more than me) that the elephant didn't want to stop dunking me and swimming with me in the water! The people there had to lure her out of the water with food. We too had a great time with the beautiful elephant. Later we visited the museum areas and read about the history of elephants being poached and killed and then also learned that the elephants were chained for their own protection as some of the other elephants were aggressive and could hurt each other. These elephants were rescued from a forest fire in Sumatra and would have been dead had not for this park's rescue. The place is immaculate and every elephant looked well fed. We were told that each elephant ate about 550lbs of food every day. We also noticed that there were people picking up poop all the time and each trainer took great care of the elephants. We came to this park after having spent a week in Bali. This was my 2nd visit to Bali and we learned that the average Balinese local would be lucky to make USD$200 a month as most do not. With that in mind, we realized that these elephants actually live a good life in Bali. While young kids in Bali peddle the streets to sell $1 postcards, these elephants shuttled tourists and baby sat them to get healthcare, room and board. We don't like to see elephants chained but the alternative could be worse for them. As such, we hope to be able to come back again to play with them, hug them and maybe see one of the four baby elephants grown up! Aside from the elephants, our rather expensive room was just average in size and amenities. The bed was actually kind of damp. Not sure why. But we didn't bother to get a room change as it was just one night and we didn't have much time there. We ate at the lunch buffet and thought that the food served at our airbnb villa was much better at a fraction of the cost. We later came for dinner and decided to order ala carte and cocktails, which turned out to be a better choice for us. Breakfast was pretty good with good coffee and fresh juices. One thing that stood out here was the customer service as everyone was just amazingly friendly and hospitable. We had to check out early and would have missed out on bathing and swimming time so they had a special afternoon session for us. We were also given a painting upon check out but lost it while transiting to Vietnam. I contacted the hotel and was able to purchase the painting and get it shipped to us in the USA for a fair price. We still have yet to received the painting but I am sure it will arrive looking great. Can't wait to get it. All in all, we spent a lot of money here and we hope that the proceeds with go towards proper care for the elephants. We love them all and will cherish our time with them here for years to come.
The location of this conservation is located about 2 hours car driving from denpasar. The location is great..located inside the forest however the location is so clean only smells from elephant sometimes disturb hehehe..only elephant that available in here at the locket you will be charge for the entry ticket..and if you want to take an elephant ride..additional charge shall be impose. You will be free to touch the elephant or take a picture with the elephant..some employee will always available to assist you whenever you want to take picture or touch the elephant.
I was extremely hesitant about visiting this place. However, It has always been my dream to see an elephant. The hotel it’s absolutely stunning, everything about the room was beautiful. The buffet style dinner was delicious better than expected. Staff was helpful and made sure we had a wonderful time. The reason why I am only giving this hotel 3 stars it’s because the elephants were chained, and people were riding them all day long. When I saw pictures of the hotel I thought the elephants were in a large open area where they could roam free, sadly I found out that was not the case. I saw one elephant that kept moving back and forth on his little chain and that broke my heart. Also I think it’s terrible that people were riding these elephants from the morning until late at night 7 days a week. I would be a lot happier if these elephants had more room to roam free without chains and people were not allowed to ride them. I left with mixed feelings about this place, some of the trainers seemed really sweet with the elephants, but others seemed more annoyed. I truly do hope some changes are made to this place so it genuinely feels like a sanctuary instead of the tourist trap attraction. Overall I enjoyed feeding and baiting these lovely animals. They are truly wonderful creatures ❤️🐘
I have a passion for elephants so when I saw this place come up when looking at hotels on Bali I was over the moon and booked a two night stay over Christmas as a treat for myself and daughter. We arrived and we treated very politely and shown to a very nice room with lovely bathroom. Room had mini bar and very comfortable beds. We went off to look round park first impressions are that it is a well maintained garden but it's the elephants that we were there for. They are chained up on concrete pads where they are forced to eat and go to toilet in same spot, the images on the website give the impression of a much larger park area. The only exercise these elephants get is when they are carrying people on the walk around. There were a couple of the elephants that did not seem to move from their pads in the whole two days and showed clear signs of stress by rocking back and two. At night the elephants have further chains put on fixing the front legs together. I understand these animals have been rescued from Sumatra but why bring them to Bali? if the wellbeing and future of these elephants was at for front then build a refuge over in their own island , instead they have been brought to Bali as a tourist attraction. As part of hotel stay washing the elephants in the morning was a highlight, unfortunately this had also been sold to the general public so you had to join a que wait your turn for 5 mins with a hose and scrubbing brush .... The restaurant are trying but they are well overpriced and are trying to be fine dining....maybe winning awards is all this place worries about not the actual elephants
We were there with children. Elephants either chained with minimal movement options or rigged to take tourists for a ride. We asked about the chaining and were told that if unchained they would fight..... but that begs the question how zoos around the World have unchanined elefants. Tjat area was tiny. I got the impression from the web that this place puts the elefants welfare first and choose it because of that - but it honestly in My personal oppinion seems more like a marketing gimmick. I would NOT reccomend this place!
from arrival to departure we had a magical experience . we recieved a warm welcome and immediately upgraded , the room was of extremely high quality, the food was fantastic and reasonably priced.the whole elephant experience was truly magical . to be so close and hands on with these magnificent animals was an honour . the park is run on a very ethical and sustainable footing .everything is immaculate . all of the elephants (except the four young eles that have been bred there) are rescued from a dubious future in Sumatra. 10/10 thankyou.
We visited this park while on holiday in Bali, we stayed in a villa in ubud and got a driver to take us there (cost us 400k but he took us there as well as the coffee plantation and an awesome place for lunch - we had him most of the day). So we are two family's from Cumbria England - 4 adults and 4 kids age 5, 5, 3 and 8 Months) Anyway we were tempted to buy tickets beforehand from the street sellers but decided not to as we were not sure if the kids would actually want to ride an elephant. So we arrived and it's was 850k per family. Family is 2 adults and 3 kids (the books don't tell u this) plus we paid separate for the 2 adults as it was the cheapest way to do. The kids definitely wanted to wash the elephants so we paid for them to do that on entrance and it was around 300k each - don't pay for the adults as we didn't but I helped the children and got up close to the elephant any way. It was a wonderful experience and I definitely recommend. We got lots of pictures and got to spend some quality time with them. We then Went on to feed the elephants which again was well worth the price of a basket of fruit!!! All three kids wanted to ride the elephants so we went back to reception to book and it only cost 340k for all the kids as they minus 50% off the admission if u book a ride. We booked the mini one for kids. The rider was so good with the kids and I was at ease knowing he would look after them as you can't walk with them. They were gone for around 10/15 mins and the whole day in my opinion was well worth the money. I was being careful with money as we wanted to do a lot while in Bali but I would recommend this and would do it all over again. We didn't eat in the park but we had ice cream. Wasn't badly priced. All in all a fab day out and well worth the money - it’s my best memory of Bali! Point to note a lot of reviews mention the cruelty to them. Washing and feeding them I saw None of this at all. It's was all done by instructions. I did notice the riders had something in there hand which made me a little sad. But overall I think there well looked after. Pop into the shed on the way out and listen to the DVD on how the elephants were saved from a neighbouring island - good watch and even the kids enjoyed it
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Elephant Safari Park Lodge places you next to Elephant Safari Park and within 2 miles (3 km) of Tirta Empul Temple. This 25-room, 4.5-star resort has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in a provincial park and also close to Tegallalang Handicraft Center and Bali Pulina.
This resort is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
Elephant Safari Park Lodge's 25 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are other standard amenities.
Guests staying at Elephant Safari Park Lodge enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for IDR 690000 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.
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91% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1127 reviews