Stayed at this hotel as part of tour with a safari visit.
The hotel is very nice, rooms are again of decent size and comfortable, although keep the doors closed as one might invite the mosquitos in.
A nice hot shower was good.
The swimming pool as well nice and attentive, even got a footy to play with in the pool, pity the pool bar wasn't open.
Food is very good and the buffet was vast, although we only chose the sri Lankan food which was very good, the hot aubergine dish was yummy but watch out for the spice.
No complaints about this hotel, wish we could have stayed for more than one night.
Also cant be too bad as the New Zealand cricket team rocked up as we were leaving.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Sri Lanka/Uda Walawe National Park