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Ulagalla Resort,


Price From : US $ 376.25


Ulagalla is a luxurious holiday retreat set amidst 58 acres of lush woodland, paddy fields and the Ulagalla Reservoir in the rural village of Tirappane near Anuradhapura. It was once the abode of a village chieftain. The original walawwa (ancestral mansion), which was built in 1885, still remains and has been renovated maintaining its traditional architectural features, and now houses the resort’s reception area. Accommodation is in luxurious chalets scattered across the 58 acre estate and overlooking paddy fields and reservoirs. Each chalet has its own plunge pool and provides complete privacy amidst an utterly tranquil setting. Relax on your private deck and take in the scenic surroundings. The more adventurous might wish to go bird watching, morning nature walks, archery kayaking or even horseback riding within the estate. Ulagalla Resort follows strict eco-friendly policies and runs a solar energy farm which supplies over 50% of the resort’s energy requirements.


Accommodation is in well-designed chalets spread across the estate and constructed of environmentally friendly materials. There are Ulagalla Chalets and the more spacious Nikaweva Chalets. Each of the chalets consists of an ensuite bedroom, dressing room, and living area opening out to a broad private terrace with a plunge pool. The stylish interiors are furnished with king-size four-poster beds. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fan, mini-bar, tea/coffee facility, IDD telephone, 42 inch LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player, music and DVD library, electronic safe, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers. The ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers. There are also two bicycles for each chalet to explore the estate.

Ulagalla Chalets (650 sq.ft): These 19 one-bedroom villas are spread across the sprawling estate and overlook the paddy fields and reservoirs.

Nikewawa Chalets (1800 sq.ft): These are two-bedroom chalets that are perfect for families or friends travelling together. The Nikewawa chalets have spacious outdoor decks for taking in panoramic views of the surrounding paddy fields. There is an ensuite Master Suite and a double room that can accommodate up to four guests.


  • Swimming pool
  • Bicycle hire
  • Cable TV
  • DVD library
  • Internet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed bar
  • Room service
  • Laundry service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Eco friendly
  • Bird Watching

Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and a mix of international cuisine is served here prepared with fresh vegetables and rice from their own estate. You can choose to have your meals at Ulagalla’s fine dining restaurant, in the gardens under a starlit sky; on the terrace overlooking the reservoir or in your own chalet. Ulagalla has a well-stocked underground wine cellar. The in-house spa specialises in rejuvenating massages and treatments. Other resort facilities include a 30 metre swimming pool by the main walawwa, fitness centre, indoor games, billiards, laundry service and wheelchair access. Ulagalla Resort welcomes families with children and has special children’s menus, baby cots and high chairs, and babysitting service with prior notice. Experiences include village bicycle rides, full-moon day (poya) visit to the Veheragalla Buddhist temple for meditation, yoga, Sri Lankan cookery classes, jungle kayaking, guided nature trails and bird watching accompanied by the in-house naturalist; horse riding (the resort has its own riding stables) and kite making for kids.

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This tranquil eco-retreat is located 20 kms away from the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura off the A9 from Dambulla and is an ideal base from which to explore the Cultural Triangle sites. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about four hours.


26/04/2018 - 30/04/2018 BB $ 460 $ 541 $ 541 $ 716
01/05/2018 - 14/07/2018 BB $ 320 $ 376 $ 376 $ 551
15/07/2018 - 31/08/2018 BB $ 518 $ 609 $ 609 $ 784
01/09/2018 - 19/12/2018 BB $ 341 $ 401 $ 401 $ 576
20/12/2018 - 23/12/2018 BB $ 739 $ 869 $ 869 $ 1044
24/12/2018 - 24/12/2018 BB $ 951 $ 1294 $ 1294 $ 1681
25/12/2018 - 30/12/2018 BB $ 739 $ 869 $ 869 $ 1044
31/12/2018 - 31/12/2018 BB $ 983 $ 1356 $ 1356 $ 1775
01/01/2019 - 10/01/2019 BB $ 739 $ 869 $ 869 $ 1044
11/01/2019 - 28/02/2019 BB $ 544 $ 640 $ 640 $ 815
01/03/2019 - 30/04/2019 BB $ 425 $ 500 $ 500 $ 675

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Reviews & Customer Feedback

Dec 22, 2017 : Very nice too busy to use pool or spa. only one night.
Nov 22, 2017 : Excellent welcome. Quiet place. Good to relax. Perfect pool.
Sep 30, 2017 : Really made to feel at home.

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