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Ulagalla Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Thirappane | Anuradhapura, Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka   |  
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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22 hotel reviews
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“A peice of heaven on earth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Put together a stunning landscape with state of the technologies and top of the range luxuries and you end up with the amazing property that is Ulagalle Resort.
Not enough that the resort is LEEDS certified it also boast a stunning infinity pool over looking paddy fields and private pools in each chalet .
The cuisine is heavenly , be it local delicacy or fusion extravaganza.
The staff is courteous and warm.
and the Wallawa its self is a trip back in time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

our stay for two nights at ulugalla resort was fantabulous!. the tranquility and calm feel throughout our stay could be compared with no other!. I would recomend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

It was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed, the rooms, food, staff everything about the place was just impeccable...
Would recommend to anyone that's it's a must place visit ....

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Well what can I say……………. Luxury boutique hotel concept taken to the clouds! I stayed at this absolutely stunning concept hotel for only one night and, as the manager himself pointed out, one needs more time to let oneself sink into the rhythm of the tranquil decadence that permeates this place. From the exquisitely detailed bungalows to the almost Olympic size pool, the place is just perfectly designed. The food is quite good (I think the asparagus soup though was from a can) and the people are just amazing accommodating. For an example I did complain about the soup and suggested a soup made from a local herb and guess what they served for the next meal?
If I was to complain I would say that the staff can be over bearing (but this could be just my sensitivity) and as a Sri Lankan feel that the theme may be somewhat contrived.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Impeccable attention to detail. Loved everything about the place from the chalets to the service. Wished we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

We were supposed to be staying in Bentota for the whole duration of our holiday, but decided to check out of the beach hotel early to explore the island more. We're really glad that we did, otherwise we wouldn't have come across Ulagalla Resort. In total we stayed at 5 hotels/resorts on the island and we really think that you won't find a better place to stay than Ulagalla Resort. The manager here has really got everything spot on - you won't find better service elsewhere in Sri Lanka!

We were made to feel very welcome immediately on arrival and all staff were great with our two small children. The service experienced was superior to any other hotel we stayed at in Sri Lanka (by far......).

The hotel is situated in a great location for visiting the ancient cities Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya and various wildlife parks nearby.

Fantastic accomodation with modern gadgets, a separate lounge, plunge pool, private terrace, large bedroom and a huge modern bathroom, all set in quiet and peaceful grounds where you can observe birds, monkeys and other wildlife. The hotel is eco-friendly and grows many of it's own vegetables and rice too.

The Spa is amazing and situated in a lovely tranquil setting. Food is also superb and very reasonably priced for such a luxurious resort.

We have already recommended Ulagalla Resort to some friends and wouldn't hesitate to go back there again should we visit Sri Lanka in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

This is an excellant place to relax and enjoy yourslef with the personal care give from the time you enter the hotel. The Staff at Ullagalle was very friendly and the experince that you get is really great...
I think any body should visit Ullagalle and it will be an experince that you would love and Cherish... But please make sure that you stay at least 02 days.... :-)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Thirappane | Anuradhapura, Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Thirappane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thirappane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ulagalla Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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Ulagalla Hotel Thirappane
Ulagalla Resort Sri Lanka/Thirappane

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