4.5
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What We Love

  • Up-close-and-personal elephant experiences that you can’t get anywhere else
  • Unique setting in a lush sanctuary near Bali’s art and culture hub, Ubud; if you’re looking for beaches stay elsewhere
  • Sunset drinks overlooking the lodge’s pond

What To Know

  • Family-friendly; the elephant experiences are tailored to all ages
  • The hotel can arrange activities like hiking, rafting and mountain biking with parent company Bali Adventure Tours
  • The sanctuary is 30 minutes north of Ubud (shuttles to town are available) and 75 minutes from the international airport (airport transfers can be arranged)
  • Spa treatments incorporate local ingredients like avocado, aloe vera and ginseng

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Taro, you’ll be in a provincial park and minutes from Elephant Safari Park, and close to Tirta Empul Temple. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Tegallalang Handicraft Center and Gunung Kawi Temple.

Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Elephant Safari Park Lodge
Jalan Elephant Park Taro
Taro, 80561 Indonesia

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1239 Reviews
Ride the elephants
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was such a great experience. We got to wash, feed, pet and ride the elephants. The restaurant and gift shop were very nice and the grounds at this preserve were gorgeous. You can stay the night here as well.

Elephant love
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful animal experiences I've had.
The elephants are super adorable and calm!
My friends and I were here and we started off with a shower with the elephants. We bathe them for a good 15-20 minutes.
Post the shower, it's time for a swim with the elephants. Basically you sit on the elephant and they take you in the pool for a dip. The elephants also get all cute in between and begin posing in the most candid ways possible.
We had a photo session with the elephants and they also had a short interaction with us.
Pay a bit more and get ready to indulge in some delicious breakfast. It's worth the money spent!

Catch these cheeky elephants in a show that's held post breakfast hours. The elephants do some coconut breaking, painting (which goes for sale in their souvenir store) and end by splashing some water on you.

Take a tour around the park to discover a lot more that's in there.

Stayed 2 nights
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is kept well , but its in the middle of nowhere and if you dont have transport it means you are stuck there. Elephants are great but the word "sanctuary" in my opinion isnt right as the elephants are used as attractions and are tied up at night - they are used to transport guests from the rooms to dinner at night as well under the guise of "exercise for the elephants". The shop is more of a sales point for memorabilia so as a guest you are limted to the menu and not having a few mopeds that they can rent out to guests means once you go there you are pretty much stuck there unless you book a day trip or excursion.

Big disapointment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was the worst we had on our whole Bali trip. The pool was really really dirty and uninviting. The room smelt of poop constantly, and there was mouse litter on the bed. The staff was impolite. The activities were poorly planned and we were sent from one place to another various times.
Over all, we wish we had spent this money (because it’s expensive) somewhere else. Big disapointment! :(

Amazing elephants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special experience being able to get so close to an elephant . You can wash an elephant or bathe with one .The elephants are able to roam free here and the staff seem to genuinely love these fabulous creatures . The elephants look happy and well cared for .It is well worth a visit.