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The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

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The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, offering 4-star facilities. We have 53 Deluxe and Superior rooms and 4 suite rooms.The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, situated on 7 acres of land, is located 163 kilometers away from Colombo, We are only 500 meters from the Ath Athuru Sevana (Elephant Orphernage), five minutes drive from the Uda Walawe National Park. It is very conveniently located with easy access to places such as the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium, the Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port and the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport.One of the most significant feature of the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is its’ picturesque swimming pool. Ingeniously fashioned from the Malabotu Ara, a natural waterway bordering three sides of the property, it preserves the natural ambience and the awe-inspiring quality of the jungle atmosphere with the shade of the stately Kumbuk trees, which were preserved in order to allow the guests of the hotel the coolness and to maintain the healthy quality of the air and water.The other significant feature of the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is its’ open air theater named ‘Wala”.The hotel is equipped with a Banquet Hall seating 400 pax and a Restaurant seating 250 pax, a fully equipped Conference Hall and a state-of-the-art Business Centre, a complete Gymnasium, a Mini-Theatre, the Main Kitchen catering to the Restaurant, and a satellite kitchen catering to the Pool Bar and a Banquet Kitchen in the upper floor catering to the Banquet Hall, located so as not to disturb the idyllic existence of the guests, who venture into the jungle to escape the humdrum day-to-day life in the City braving the rat race. The hotel has 24 hour room service and extensive laundry facilities.
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Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
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Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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This is the most convenient hotel to use if you're visiting the national park to see the elephants. Staff are helpful. The curry was great. But PLEASE, no more plastic straws with drinks. There is no need! And it is completely at odds with looking at animals in their
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When we turned up at the hotel we said 'This looks good' How wrong we were! We waited for 15 minutes before we got a welcome drink and cold towel and that was only after our driver complained. We dropped our cases off to the room and then headed to the dining room for lunch.
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Attention to detail from the very beginning to end of our stay. Staff were super friendly and attentive. A shame we only had one night here. Pool, bar, restaurant, gardens and guest rooms highly recommended. Great base for the safari at Udawalawe.
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Just rating the restaurant as we didn’t stay at the hotel. The dinner buffet had a decent selection of western and Sri Lankan dishes. Service was excellent. I suspect this is the best place to eat in the area.
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We used PickMe app to get from Galle to Grand Safari, cost about LKR5,700, additional LRK200 highway fee. PickMe is good to use but only available in certain areas and the driver might try to be funny by following the longer route, make sure you turn on Google Map to make sure
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Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I travelled with a Sri Lankan tour company, however I am sure that the hotel can arrange this for you and it is a very short drive from the hotel to the reserve.
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I don’t know ifGrand Udawalawe had drivervaccommodation I’m afraid.
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Hi there We were there on a half board basis so not sure how much dinner was. You could choose from the a la carte or the buffet. We did have a couple of light lunches and Lion beer and don't think that was more that about £20. Hope this helps a bit. Kath
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Raining. You can see lots of Elephants.
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"While the lobby was wheelchair accessible, not sure any of the rooms could be accessed with a wheelchair."
"Get the biggest room for your budget"
"Forest View - Super Deluxe"
"other hotels do the same job for half of price. very bad meal"
"Ask for a different room if the bathroom is not clean - just by off chance they have one!"
$100 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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