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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The personalized and individual attention given by the staff was truly wonderful! The chalets were beautifully done and the food was beyond expectations. A truly secluded exotic getaway. Highly recommended

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Thank Senath J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Ulagalla for a night on Full Board basis and I loved every second I spent there. I'm sure Ulagalla is the best resort you can find in the Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka. The villas are far from each other and each villa is private and surrounded by jungle. The concept of the resort is 'nature' and you can...

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Thank Aye5ha
London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 6 nights on our honeymoon. Below is a list of goods and bads.... don't get me wrong it's a nice hotel however for the price and the stars I think some key elements need improving! The rooms did feel a little tired and in need of some love - the blinds are not in a good state...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to holiday, so relaxing and tranquil. Really well laid out eco-resort, with fantastic pool and spa. Great proximity to Sri Lanka's ancient wonders. Really good service from the fantastic staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our anniversary at Ulagalla and I must say it's worth every penny you spent and I would say, it's the BEST out of ALL hotel stays in SL for me. Great, friendly staff who were polite and, absolutely exceeding expectations. They've got the BEST staff I've found in a hotel so far. Awesome surroundings and facilities. Superior quality...

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Thank Kasun D
Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at Ulagalla Resort after 7 days aboard a new (and extremely disappointing) boat taking us to swim with whales. We were apprehensive, as this part of our trip had been organized by the same people. But, the resort is a shining star! The rooms are huge ... with private dip pools. The staff worked very hard to ensure...

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2Thank JeanneElise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost never write reviews but for Ulagalla I will make an exception :) It was such a lovely experience I was actually sad leaving the resort when just before I arrived to Ulagalla I was dreading our trip in Sri Lanka due to the previous hotels, but Ulagalla managed to change my perception of Sri Lanka so thank you...

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1Thank Tiara B
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort has everything you would want in a luxury hotel. To the spacious villas with private plunge pools to the wonderful staff, especially the managers-Francisco and Vijey. The Ulagalla was an amazing experience-especially horseback riding in the jungle with a very knowledgeable instructor. The stables and horses were in better condition than any other horseback riding facility I've visited....

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Thank 605kaz
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's hard to nail one specific detail about Ulagalla. My favourite memory would definitely have to be one early morning breakfast on the terrace watching a muster of peacocks parading around the pool. Stunning!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Beautiful grounds and property… located off the beaten path surrounded by authentic village life, manmade reservoirs and jungle, so one should expect all sorts of wildlife. Try the sunset martinis, cooking class or the BBQ at the center part of the resort… all beautiful experiences. The team is eager to please and assist and the food is great, with a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 20 spacious and luxurious chalets, 19 stand alone chalets and one 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 we understand that great adventures are also about elegant simplicity – to return to a cool dip in the pool, rejuvenate in the spa or sip a sundowner on a private deck.Located at the center of the Cultural Triangle and close to national parks, Ulagalla is the perfect base for travelers with a thirst for adventure and passion for wildlife. The resort offers many excursions and guided tours: A cycling tour can be taken to explore the ancient capital of Anuradhapura in a novel way. Exciting wildlife safaris to the plains of Minneriya National Park to watch the elephants or further West to Wilpattu National Park – the realm of leopards - are organized with all the necessary permits.Witness the wonder of Kalawewa – a giant reservoir and a proud feat of engineering of an ancient kingdom, or visit the ancient ruins of Ritigala. Explore the marvels of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and other sites of archaeological and historical significance on a day trip. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Uga Ulagalla

Address: | Anuradhapura, Thirappane 50072, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Thirappane
Price Range: $380 - $1,153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Uga Ulagalla 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ideal for nature lovers and honeymooners”
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 of 5 bubbles Aye5ha, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Villa 3 - 10 gives you easy access to many things.”
 of 5 bubbles 669kasund, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms are the located further away from the main entrance”
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 of 5 bubbles akiladarshanap, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“For nature lovers. Definitely not for shoppers!”
 of 5 bubbles BrunoFromNishinomiya, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“bungalow 14 and 15 are not really in best condition”
 of 5 bubbles Silverfast69, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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