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Uga Ulagalla

Ulagalla Road, Thirappane 50072 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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 19 spacious and luxurious Villas, 5 Deluxe Villas and 1 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 great adventures are also about elegant simplicity – to return to a cool dip in the pool, rejuvenate in the spa or sip a sun downer on a private deck. Located in Cultural Triangle and close to national parks, the resort offers many excursions and guided tours: A cycling tour to explore the ancient capital of Anuradhapura, exciting wildlife safaris to the plains of Minneriya National Park to watch the elephants or to Wilpattu National Park – the realm of leopards. Explore marvels of archaeological and historical sites on a day trip
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala


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Ulagalla Road, Thirappane 50072 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport21 miSee all flights
China Bay Airport49 miSee all flights
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Amjad Nazeer wrote a review Jan 17
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Uga Ulagalla was one of the best, relaxing and enjoyable experience I've had in Sri Lanka, except for the private pool not being heated (hence the 4 stars, definitely 4.8/5 but TripAdvisor only allows 4 or 5). Everything else was very good. The service was excellent. Most of the staff we interacted with including Dilrukshi were very friendly and helpful, and the General Manager Thashinthan was also extremely pleasant. The staff was very helpful in organising a delicious surprise birthday cake as well. The Property is beautiful and quite massive with a plethora of hidden gems to explore, paddy fields, lakes and beautiful gardens with a variety of wild life paying visits in the Mornings and evenings. The property is large enough that you don't feel the crowd disturbed by other guests. It is the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. You can go around the property in bicycles or call a buggy/golf cart to pick you up. They also have two adorable horses available for guests to ride! The food was one of the best I have tasted in Sri Lanka. The starters were delicious and the mains were excellent, although the prices of some of the local food on the menu were quite expensive (in $ rates) but the international menu was decently priced with a good potion. The menu didn't have many choices in each category, but whatever was served was of high quality and taste. I'd suggest to book full board if you want a superior and complete culinary experience. The chalet we stayed was very spacious with pretty much all the amenities you'd expect and a few more as well. The bathrooms were gorgeous. The private plunge pool was okay. We would have loved to spend more time in the pool but the the pool was quite cold even though the weather was warm, and we could only spend an hour in it without getting chills. I wish they had heated pools (just a few degrees warmer) which would have allowed us to spend more time in the pool even at night, giving us a more wholesome and exclusive experience. But other than that it was a great stay. Would recommend Uga Ulagalla to anyone. Although I'd mention the pool not being heated.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Food and drink prices on the menu are pretty expensive specially the local food (the rates are in...
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Andrew G wrote a review Jan 15
London, United Kingdom55 contributions46 helpful votes
An upscale boutique hotel based on villas set in magnificent grounds of paddy fields and flowering shrubs and old trees. It is an escape from the hubbub of the day-to-day with its peace and tranquility broken by peacock cries and monkey calls. All the rest is also excellent- with great food and charming staff. Thank you to Kalal for taking us so often in the buggy, to the great team on reception and in the restaurant. Also, lots of things to do here; we used the bikes and the slightly modest gym but there is los more. An excellent base too for a safari and trip to the temples…..
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dimalj wrote a review Jan 13
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions
My wife and I want to express to you and your staff how much we enjoyed our stay at your hotel. We were on our honeymoon and we were so badly in a need of a break. And i am very pleased to say that you guys did not disappoint us at all. Your service and the entire experience was beyond our expectations.! Especial thanks goes to Kasun, Nilushi, and Seshaya for their amazing service.! Last but not least Amal, the guy who helped us on our very first experience in kayaking did a really good job 👍 Highly recommend any one to visit this amazing place and it will be worth your while.!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ubayakula wrote a review Jan 12
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It was a grate stay at Ulagalla with my family. Everybody in the Hotel was so good and helpful. Beautiful and naturally attractive place for you to stay with home feeling. I strongly recommended for any one who is willing to spend your holiday as real holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Birgit S wrote a review Jan 6
Munich, Germany6 contributions1 helpful vote
We can recommend this hotel concept with full conviction. This spacious complex with private villas is a dream, especially in times of Corona. Service, cuisine and atmosphere invite you to spend a few days there. Special thanks go to Katharina (ranger/naturalist). She organised a safari through the marshland with us and a great driver colleague, including a picnic at sunset. A real MUST !! The visit to the Willpattu National Park and the Buddhist sites in Anuradahpura make the stay a highlight of the Sri Lanka trip.
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Date of stay: December 2021
$301 - $675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ulagalla hotel thirappane
Sri LankaNorth Central ProvinceThirappane
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Frequently Asked Questions about Uga Ulagalla
What are some of the property amenities at Uga Ulagalla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Uga Ulagalla?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Uga Ulagalla?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Uga Ulagalla?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Uga Ulagalla?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Uga Ulagalla have airport transportation?
Yes, Uga Ulagalla offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Uga Ulagalla?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Uga Ulagalla?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Uga Ulagalla?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ritigala Forest Monastery (10.0 miles).
Does Uga Ulagalla have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.