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“A special place” 5 of 5 stars
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Ulagalla Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thirappane
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

We had an amazing experience at Ulagalla - from the exceptional service and delicious cuisine, to the stunning scenery and beautiful chalets, it was one of the best places we have ever visited. We had such a lovely, relaxing time, and hope to return very soon!

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  • Stayed December 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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  • 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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Perwez, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We spent only one night at Ulagalla Resort, but it will remain in our minds forever as one of the best places (if not THE best) we have ever visited around the world. An original eco-resort with a luxury service like nowhere else, from the welcoming ritual ceremony, to the tour of the property in electric car. The food was delicious, and the bungalow perfect ! If you go to Sri Lanka, don't miss this place and stay there for at least 2 or 3 nights (it is not far from the main historical sites to visit). Congratulations to the owner and manager for all their efforts to combine the respect of environment with high-quality service !

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Colombo
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: I d say all of them are great
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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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Dehiwela
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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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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Additional Information about Ulagalla Resort

Address: 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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Also Known As:
Ulagalla Hotel Thirappane
Ulagalla Resort Sri Lanka/Thirappane

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