We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Up with the very best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jetwing Vil Uyana

Lowest prices for {0} - {1}
Enter dates for lowest prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
Jetwing Vil Uyana
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Certificate of Excellence
East Neuk of Fife
Level Contributor
58 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Up with the very best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

This was a beautiful place - we had requested a dwelling in the paddy fields and it was a stunning setting. The interiors are of a very high quality.
We sat in the lounge area of the main block before dinner each evening and watched a breathtaking display of fruit bats flying from their roosts
Food in the restuarant was of a very high standard and staff were very friendly. It was a shame we were the only guests on the first of our nights there but there were another 4 groups of guests on our second night.. It was good to be in a vehicle free area (except for the buggies which transport guests around the place).
The wildlife referred to by other reviewers was absolutely wonderful and the staff were most helpful in both pointing out and identifying the various species of birds.
This hotel deserves all the praise it has been given.
We wished we had booked more time at Vil Uyana.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Deejaypea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,394 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,107
    215
    50
    18
    4
See reviews for
254
920
28
13
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (369)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
london
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2009

We loved everything about this hotel.Large well equiped rooms located in one of four areas.On the water's edge,amongst paddy fields,forest,cant remember the fourth.Lots of birds and wildlife.Crocodile,land monitor lizards etc.Very good restaurant above swimming pool area.Our only regret was we did not spend enough time there due to sight seing

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank robbie43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2009

We stayed two nights in a forest room at the Vil Uyana in October.

The concept and location of this luxurious hotel is brilliant.

They managed to achieve the right balance between quality of service and respect of the environment.

The hotel is set in a wetland and each bungalow is independent. It gives you the amazing feeling to be alone in the middle of the nature.

We stayed in a Forest bungalow offering a private pool (6x3 meters) and a fantastic amount of space (around 200 m2).

The ground floor offers a covered terrace and a fabulous bathroom set around an internal patio. Taking a bath with just the candle light and the sound of nature as music was incredible.

The bedroom is set on the 1st floor, it is spacious and very luminous thanks to the giant windows. You can enjoy the view from one of the two balconies.

All modern amenities are provided including a Bose sound system.

The restaurant is set in the middle of the wetland and you need to call reception for a buggy to get there.

The chef offered modern innovative quality cuisine.

The hotel chose to employ only local people and train them for ethic reasons.

The results achieved is good, the service is very good and people are extremely attentive.

We were delighted by our stay and strongly advise you to try it.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank hgeslin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scotland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2009

Vil Uyana is one of a kind. This isn't a hotel but a small village made up of cottages facing rice paddies and artificial lakes (oddly called 'tanks' in Sri Lanka). Obviously this means Vil Uyana is literally in the middle of nowhere but this isn't a problem as UNESCO-listed Dambula, Sigyria Rock and Arunadhapura are within easy reach. So after a busy day immersing yourself in culture and climbing that immense rock, there is nothing better than relaxing at Vil Uyana's infinity pool or cottage splash pool (if you're rich enough to afford one of those villa's or lucky enough to get upgraded like we were!).

The hotel list rate is expensive but if you shop around you should be able to get a better deal, especially as tourism is still picking up and hotels are nowhere near full capacity. If you do end up paying the list rate, bear in mind that you're likely to be touring nearby cultural sites for most of the day which doest not leave you a lot of time to take full advantage of the cottage and surroundings.

Our cottage was a two level, lake facing Balinese-style creation with open-air bathroom, shower etc downstairs and bedroom + terrace upstairs. The main reception & restaurant were a 5 minute walk or 1 minute golf buggy away. This building also has a library and bar and includes the infinity pool. Again, amazing style, lay-out and general vibe.

If I have to list one negative point about the place, it would probably be the restaurant. The food is flawless: tasty local dishes, pan-Asian fusion or European style cooking is available and of high quality. However, service is slow and sometimes confused. Breakfast is a la carte and should really be a buffet since most people are on schedule to meet a tour guide in the morning. Other than this, Vil Uyana is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank CosmoKramer2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2009

Entering the small path-way that takes you into Vil Uyana, you already know that something specia is awaiting you. The small 'village' of Vil Uyana is set in the most magnificent natural setting surounded by wet land, forest and paddy fields, and is connected by small gravel roads - so tranquil and picturesque it's almost hard to grasp. Trying to comprehend this amazing sceen gets even harder, when you enter your cottage (even though labeling it as a cottage is a severe understatement!). We stayed four nights in a 'forest dwelling' cottage, and we were absolutely speechless, when we sat down in our own rural paradise. We really cannot find enough positive and praising adjectives to describe this marvelous place.
Staff is genuinely friendly and helpful,l and will do their outmost to make you comfortable and happy. Apart from the staff, you will not encounter many guests. The place is perfectly balanced so you really get the sense of being close to nature: adding to this is the varied wildlife you meet, when you move around: SO many different birds, frogs, liizards, peakcocks, squirrels - not forgetting the Vil Uyana crock! This guy can easily be seen from the restaurant, wich also alows you to see the beautiful Sigiriya Rock in the horizon.
It may not fall under the category of 'budget travelling', but it surely is worth every penny spent! If you ever find yourself in the cultural triangle area, please don't miss the chance to stay a night or two (or three or four...) at this unique place.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank CLyPeD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maldives
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2009

We were at Vil Uyana just for 02 nights...but the lasting impression is a life time one and one that beckons to go back ...again...and again! An ideal get away from the hassles and tussles of life...words will not justify the whole ambiance on display...it is something to be lived and to remain nostalgic forever!! The team of staff is unbelievably friendly, service oriented and kind! To phrase it simply....Vil Uyana is about mixing local village ethics anywhere in the world with a hospitality and service attitude of international standards!
If you are a nature lover, the best time to visit would be in the monsoons....when the paddy fields are filled with water...the lake brimming to quench the thirst of a wide variety of bird life and little animals...the view would be anything but spellbinding!
The rooms are very well done..spacious and with a great view! One can only imagine...with the rooms spread about in such a wide area...the house keeping and maintenance part would be a real challenge...but just as in everything, the wonderful team at the Vil uyana meets that challenge amicably! The rooms are really clean and spotless!
It is truly a five star plus boutique Resort..Eco tourism at its pinnacle....kudos to the nature lovers of Sri Lanka...and thanks a million for sharing it with everyone around the world! And thanks to everyone at Vil Uyana...for 02 of the most wonderful days of a life time! . Antony/Ajish/Nikhil/Antony - India, Maldives.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ni Luh A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2009

stay at vil uyana sigiriya was the best part of our trip to srilanka.........situated in the middle of nowhere the hotel offers excellent cottages, grt food, extremely friendly staff, beautiful surroundings. the chef and the waiters went out of their way to give us delicious food.
we even saw a crocodile in the water surrounding the resort and a snake crossed our path after a drizzle. overall a great experience and very romantic

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank libraChennai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sigiriya
6.4 mi away
Aliya Resort & Spa
Aliya Resort & Spa
#3 of 20 in Sigiriya
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,455 reviews
4.2 mi away
Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
#1 of 15 in Dambulla
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,313 reviews
3.2 mi away
Hotel Sigiriya
Hotel Sigiriya
#6 of 20 in Sigiriya
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,430 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.5 mi away
Amaara Forest Hotel Sigiriya
4.7 mi away
Camellia Resort and Spa
Camellia Resort and Spa
#4 of 20 in Sigiriya
4.5 of 5 bubbles 490 reviews
3.1 mi away
Sigiriya Village Hotel
Sigiriya Village Hotel
#8 of 20 in Sigiriya
4.0 of 5 bubbles 985 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Jetwing Vil Uyana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jetwing Vil Uyana

Property: Jetwing Vil Uyana
Address: Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection 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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Spa Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Family Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Jetwing Vil Uyana 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Infused with eco friendly, sustainable modern design, Jetwing Vil Uyana is nestled deep in the heart of the island paradise of Sri Lanka incorporating five main ecological zones from forests to marshes. It is a retreat perfect for tranquility seekers or for those who wish to be close to the island's rich array of flora and fauna. The challenge of introducing a wetland system on reclaimed agricultural lands provides the unique backdrop for this exciting property. A strong 'back to nature' theme pervades your every moment at Jetwing Vil Uyana and the uniqueness of the experience is unforgettable. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Jetwing Vil Uyana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Jetwing Vil Uyana Sigiriya
Jetwing Vil Uyana Hotel Sigiriya

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing