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Ulagalla by Uga Escapes

Ulagalla Road, Thirappane 50072 Sri Lanka
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • 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
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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
Bandaranayake Intl Airport84 miSee all flights
Sigiriya Air Force Base Airport21 miSee all flights
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Prasanna7 wrote a review Jun 17
Kuruwita, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Great experience. Based on a traditional colonial "walawwa" theme with contemporary facilities. Good service. One of the best guest service providers during this pandemic. Friendly staff. Each and every staff member is dedicated and experienced. Calm environment. Surrounding tank paddy field and jungle patch gives perfect impression. Relaxing accommodation. Unique architectural design offers the peace of mind. Average food. A la carte menu restrict the variety of preferences.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Beautiful experience
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Natz98 wrote a review May 2021
8 contributions
My family and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Ulagalla and was warmly welcomed. The greatest part of the stay was meeting Rolex- the happy and playful horse. The view from the deluxe room was amazing. The food and the staff were definitely beyond expectations. Will come again soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
weebanda wrote a review May 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Every aspect what has to be to call as excellent hospitality, Uga Ullugalla has it. Worth to spend not only a night rather days yet you will not be satisfied. Welcoming to the hotel is awesome. Very unique way which you will not see in any other hotel in Sri Lanka ( as far as I know). Guest Relation, Ms. Nilushi is top notch.. So touched and unique. Rest of the team are the same. Food was amazing, cleanliness of the villa superb. Villa experience is wonderful. We came for a honeymoon trip which do not have any single negative comment to right. Excellent team work. Well done. We really miss the place.... Pls try this place in your next trip to Sri Lanka. 👏👏❤️
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
SJay wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was my first visit to Ulgalla and I suspect it won't be the last. A delightfully expansive place staffed by unobstrusive yet warm and wonderful people. An extraordinary effort was made to cater to my veganism, for which I am grateful. Indeed, the food was sublime. A place of true value that I would recommend without reservation.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Rehan A wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka552 contributions90 helpful votes
This was my second trip to Ulagalla and this time around the experience topped my previous stay, which I thought was not possible. The entire stay was an experience par excellence. From the warm welcome, to the in-depth briefing of the facility, Covid 19 preventive protocols and a brief insight into the history of the venue was very well done. The care and personalized attention was simply amazing. The venue itself is breath-taking, contoured by lush greenery and pady fields. We stayed in the pool villas (16 & 17), which hosts a contemporary layout with a living area, bedroom and washroom. It's extremely spacious and can be equivalent to small apartment. Each villa had a plunge pool with a jacuzzi, that simply hits the relaxation spot. I've shared some photos to bring color to this review. Traveling around the facility is made easy through three options; buggy travel, walking and bikes. Each villa has a set of bikes to make life a lot easier. In addition there are a host of facilities available from; archery, horse back riding and kayaking to name a few. All very well curated to suite everyone's needs. I especially would like to compliment the staff; Dilrukshi, Katherine and the restaurant staff for a splendid effort and attending to all our needs. The word "cant" wasn't in their DNA and they went over and above to make us feel special and cared for. A big kudos. This venue is principle not advertised as child friendly but nothing of the service and care fell short. My 1 1/2 year old daughter was taken care of with no risks. The staff went out of their routine to support dietary needs and comfort of my daughter. Great work! The food too was top notch. In our three day stay, every meal irrespective of it being at the main restaurant and or in our rooms was well presented, warm and delicious. All in all a fantastic escape from reality to get some quality R&R.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$301 - $675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaNorth Central ProvinceThirappane
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ulagalla by Uga Escapes
What are some of the property amenities at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Ulagalla by Uga Escapes have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ulagalla by Uga Escapes offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Ulagalla by Uga Escapes?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ritigala Forest Monastery (10.0 miles).
Does Ulagalla by Uga Escapes have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.