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The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
Reviewed December 17, 2012

My partner and I visited the Grand Udawalawe for lunch one afternoon. It is located directly on the main road to the Udawalawe park, but once you pull in, you don't realise you are so close to the busy area outside. This resort is brand new and very big and impressive. The rooms looked very nice and simple ( eco friendly feel) The pool is nice and big and there is a pool bar, which is chic. As we were the only ones there at the time, we were a bit bombarded by the lovely staff who wanted to accommodate us, but I suspect as they get busier with more guests, they will be less intense. The restaurant was very spacious and open. It was very impressive. We did not look at a menu, the chef came to our table and asked us what we wanted. We had a lovely lunch, but were bitten quite bad by mosquitoes, so bring some spray! Overall we would definitely stay here , especially if going to visit the Udawalawe park. There are no views from any of the rooms and the park is about a 15 minute drive across the dam. No spa yet, but being built and should be nice! From all the other places you can stay near Udawalawe , this would probably be the best choice, but not very well known yet.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: No. 912 Thanamalwila Road | (1 km from Thibolketiya (Barrier) Junction), Uda Walawe National Park 70190, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: $107 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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