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Ulagalla Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Thirappane | Anuradhapura, Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving in Colombo from a long flight from Europe, and 6 hours drive, 5 female friends, we arrived in heaven. Friendly reception, great great rooms with pool and very nice food. The chef was trying new receipes and with great success. It was great that they brought breakfast to our rooms. Gourgeous rooms with living room and big bathroom.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We aproached Ulagalla after a 16 hours (almost sleepless) travel from Europe, including a 3,5 hours drive from Colombo Airport. Not the best odds, however, after leaving the main road we continued on a small dusty gravel road passing small villages and the expectations went down. But then the doors went open at the gate and paradise started. Welcome ceremony,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 3 days at Ulagalla. The main thing that we loved is the setting - acres and acres of stunning countryside and lots of wildlife. Everything is very spread out so all the chalets are very private and we really enjoyed using the bicycles which the hotel provided to get around the resort. The pool area is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really fabulous place, the staff are delightful, the chalets fantastic, the setting absolutely beautiful. Unlike others we had no problems with the bikes -excellent physiotherapy for a newly replaced knee!- or the buggies. But oh dear, the food...billed variously as 'gourmet' and 'fine dining' unfortunately the restaurant falls some way short of its own aspirations. The breakfasts... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last year I had only an afternoon, night and morning and didn't want to go, so this year I stayed for 5 nights. It gave me ample time to do 2 day excursions and have lots of relaxation time in the lovely big pool and grounds. The accommodation is fantastic and although the lodges are set in 50 acres of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is difficult to rate this hotel The chalets are magnificent; you cannot hope for anything better. However they are far from the central facility and if you are not a bike rider (free bikes are offered with each chalet) , you need the service of a buggy with driver to take you to eat, etc. This service is haphazard... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet charm says it all really. From the charming "greeters" to the other staff. You'll love the property, almost a bird sanctuary (maybe it is!) with bungalows spread out strategically. Golf carts ferry you around. Wonderful pool area. Only downside: the menu needs a little work. Stick to the local dishes. Otherwise, you'll be well pleased.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I spent 4 nights here and left feeling completely satisfied and relaxed. On arrival the commitment to service hits you and remains constant throughout. Beautiful natural surroundings from well kept lawns to raw jungle around your 'glass house' chalet, with several ponds/lakes. Beautiful flowering plants and trees. The chalets are very comfortable with plunge pool jacuzzi, loads... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself & My wife went Ulagalla Resort to Celebrate Our Wedding Anniversary.And It was a faboulous vacation for both of us.I can call this as a heaven in Sri Lanka. In a remote location with substantial grounds for getting away from it all. We received excellent service.For bird watchers this would be paradise, for others a great place to get... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

We have spent several days at this beautiful idyllic, relaxing and unique hotel. strongly endorse the many positive comments about the setting and facilities. We are aware that in the past there have been some criticisms about the hotels restaurants and food. We can only say that our dining experience has also been 5* - delicious food, cooked using local... More

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Also Known As:
Ulagalla Hotel Thirappane
Ulagalla Hotel
Ulagalla Resort Sri Lanka/Thirappane
Address: Thirappane | Anuradhapura, Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Anuradhapura District > Thirappane
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Thirappane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ulagalla Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury boutique hotel and spa located in Anuradhapura, North Central of Sri Lanka. Built on 58 lush acres bordering two ancient reservoirs, surrounded by unspoilt nature and tucked away in complete privacy, the resort offers 20 spacious and luxurious chalets, 19 stand alone chalets and one suite, each with its own private plunge pool with all modern amenities. Ulagalla Resort is the perfect base for travelers with a thirst for adventure and a passion for wildlife. But we understand that great adventures are also about elegant simplicity – to return to a cool dip in the pool, rejuvenate in the spa or sip a sundowner on a private deck.Located at the center of the Cultural Triangle and close to national parks, Ulagalla is the perfect base for travelers with a thirst for adventure and passion for wildlife. The resort offers many excursions and guided tours: A cycling tour can be taken to explore the ancient capital of Anuradhapura in a novel way. Exciting wildlife safaris to the plains of Minneriya National Park to watch the elephants or further West to Wilpattu National Park – the realm of leopards - are organized with all the necessary permits.Witness the wonder of Kalawewa – a giant reservoir and a proud feat of engineering of an ancient kingdom, or visit the ancient ruins of Ritigala. Explore the marvels of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and other sites of archaeological and historical significance on a day trip. ... more   less 
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