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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have skimmed the 'average' reviews, I am not sure how anyone could give this resort such a rating. This was our first stop after a 4-5 hour drive from Negombo and we arrived around lunchtime to be welcomed by friendly faces, a refreshing cold towel and an equally cold drink. A special mention to Samiru (or Sam) who was so... More 

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patrickjj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location, great service, stunning chalets. We had a wonderful stay here while exploring the Cultural Triangle. Please note though, this is in the middle of tropical Sri Lanka. There will be geckos in your room, and monkeys and peacocks will pay you a visit (outside...). And not everything will work 100% of the time (though maintenance were so efficient... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I won't go on and on and describe the set up because so many other people have covered that. Will say how much I love Ullagalla. We were a bit of an unusual guest in the fact that most people stay 1 or 2 nights and then say they wish they'd had longer. We stayed 6 night first time and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Out chalet was beautiful, set in a private corner of the estate. Loved biking, watching the peacocks and even the occasional land monitor. The food was delicious in particular the breakfasts and the local Sri Lankan curries. Wish we had had more time to use the pool and gym!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In my constant search for homegrown luxury hotel products, Ulagalla turns up a gold medalist. Firstly the location and the "one-with-nature" design of the overall property is very unique. The combination of this and no-holds-barred luxury makes this special. Within an hour from Ulagalla there are so many potential excursions like Minneriya park, Anuradhapura, Ritigala, Sigiriya, Aukana and many beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Secluded luxury bungalows all within a short cycle or buggy ride from the hotel and each with their own unique view. Ours looked onto the Paddy field and the hotel . We awoke to the monkeys climbing on our roof and the peacocks tapping on the windows as the grounds are teeming with wildlife. This made our stay special as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure where to start praising this hotel.. We had the best honeymoon experience here, I will try to keep it brief (although I don't think I will be able to): 1. Our culinary experience was sensational!! Every single meal was a true 5 star extravaganza. The personal touches from the appertivos to the amuse Bouche were amazing. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a delightful place! We only stayed for one night whilst travelling around Sri Lanka so only got a tiny experience of the place. Everything from the greeting on arrival to leaving the next morning was so personal and sincere! Our accommodation was amazing as was the food. A nice touch as we left were two framed pictures taken of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a 14 day trip with our two kids (14 and 11) in Sri Lanka with 8 different hotels and this was our favorite one. Great place, with beautifull bungalows and a small private pool. The domain is magnificat, great nature and the bikes to go to the restaurant and swimming pool. The service is top, I'm curious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to add an extra comment to my husbands evaluation by sending our special thanks to the new food and beverage manager Sam, who really took good care of us and will probably bring the level of the restaurant to a higher result! You could feel he has much experience in dealing with tourists and their wishes !

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Ulagalla Resort

Address: Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Thirappane
Price Range: $282 - $624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ulagalla Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Ulagalla Hotel Thirappane
Ulagalla Resort Sri Lanka/Thirappane
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