Kottawatta Village
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David from United Kingdom
Couple
Room was a cottage that was a bit dark, better lighting would have been appreciated. Staff were friendly and accommodated all requests without fail. Food in the dining area was well presented but not the best we've eaten here. Generally a good experience.
Keith from Canada
Couple
Wonderful visit - staff fabulous from arrival to departure. restaurant charming and staff exemplary
Elizabeth from Australia
Couple
Very nice and clean rooms. Room was big and so was the bathroom. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They organised our afternoon safari trip and it was great! Accommodation available if you are travelling with a driver
michele from Italy
Couple
We really enjoyed our stay. The resort organised an excellent safari to the National Park and the food was good. All facilities were very clean and comfortable.
Gregory from Australia
Couple
Great place, Easy access to Udawalawe National Park, Friendly staff, Nice Safari jeep and the very friendly driver was a good tracker himself
Lalith from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Very good
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7.0
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10
Very good service
7.4
Value for money7.0
Distance to city center08 Km
Location rating7.6
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Tent
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Pool View
Pool View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Air Conditioning
Deluxe Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
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Luxury Tent
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Agoda Reviews (148)Booking.com Reviews (2077)
7.0
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10
Cleanliness6.5
Facilities7.2
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality6.6
Service7.4
Value for money7.0
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9.6
Exceptional
daniel from Philippines
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March, 2018
Great safari hotel to stay”
We were surprised by the hotel as we didn’t know what to expect, we booked it just for a safari experience in Udawalawe. And it turned out a very pleasant stay! The room with the pool view that we had was amazing, big and with the shower outside so you enjoy the nature meanwhile you have a shower. The bed was very comfy with the mosquito protection net. The breakfast and dinner buffet were excellent, with the many options for dishes and even grill! We loved the dessert both times we had dinner. The pool we have to say was great and tidy and the water was very pleasant! But you should not miss the safari they offer here in the village, it is a different experience of the nature and wild living of elephants and crocodiles but very safe with great safari jeeps and experienced drivers! We are very happy in general about our stay!
Reviewed April 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Virginie from Switzerland
Group
Pool View
Stayed 1 night in November, 2017
Exceptional”
This place is amazing. We just spent 1 night there but would gladly have stayed longer. Very good price/quality ratio. The staff is very helpful and will arrange things for you upon request (safari, visit of the elephant orphanage, driver, etc.). The villas are amazing.
Reviewed December 04, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in August, 2015
Great location near Udawalawe National Park”
Location, Staff, Experience
We stayed in one of the tents at Kottawatta Eco Retreat and it was great. The tent was very clean and had a great bathroom inside. We saw monkeys, monitors and mongoose during our stay in the retreat and much more in the nearby National Park. It was a professional place and everything you could require was provided. The only slight negative was the food was not quite the high standard we had elsewhere but it was fine.
Reviewed August 15, 2015
8.8
Excellent
michael from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in January, 2018
Relaxing Hotel”
Great place to stay when visiting the National Park. Great staff and a nice atmosphere.
Reviewed February 12, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Sam from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in April, 2017
Anniversary romantic stay”
This hotel is unique and we stayed in the deluxe rooms which I would definitely recommend. The rooms and beautiful and next to pool. The outside bathroom is amazing and an experience I would recommend. As it was our anniversary the staff on arrival said they would organise a special dinner and they set up a candlelit dinner away from the main restaurant. All of the staff were amazing. They even organised the Jeep for our morning safari.
Reviewed April 19, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Alison from Vietnam
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in January, 2017
Excellent Value Resort”
Our tent was really nice and we really enjoyed swimming in the pool. The staff are very helpful and booked us a great safari at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a budget resort stay!
Reviewed February 06, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Suganthi from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in September, 2016
Unique Stay”
The resort was well maintained. The reception (Marly) was very accommodating and very friendly. We initially booked 3 nights and further extended it for another 2 nights. The room was a tent. Very clean, spacious and unique. It overlooked a stream where we encountered monkeys and a monitor lizard. There were hammocks outside the room in the general area which we spent quite a lot of time in, reading and relaxing. The swimming pool was a bonus. Again, great to have as there wasn't much to do outside of the resort. The food was somehow unlimited. The food wasn't exciting and catered for western taste bud. The waiter (Sankar) was very helpful and friendly. He speaks good English and he mapped out how to get to Ella for our next trip. If you're after good rice and curry, pop into the shop next to the resort. There are 3 women who don't speak English but their food is brilliant!
Reviewed October 04, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Manon from Netherlands
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in September, 2016
Great hospitalliy, great staff and owner”
They immediatly helpen When i left my bag in the taxi that brougt us to the place. They don't only do it for the money. Real people. We stayed 5 night, no regrets at all.wildlife around the place, Nice pool, outside bathroom at the poolside villa's. Good breakfast and food. The staff is really Nice!!
Reviewed October 03, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
casey from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January, 2016
Very happy with our stay”
We booked this place last minute, for a very cheap price, and were quite impressed with our stay. The owner is really nice, and helpful. Staff easily organized our safari, which was awesome, and then helped us find buses to our next destination. Breakfast was huge and delicious. Wifi was average, but that seems to be the case all over Sri Lanka. Definitely great value for money. We would stay here again.
Reviewed January 30, 2016
4.7
Amelia from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January, 2016
This hotel should be closed”
The staff do their best
The hotel should be closed while they redevelop the site. We were surrounded on 3 sides with building that started early in the morning, meant the electricity permanently flickered and left cables trailing outside our door. DO NOT STAY HERE!!
Reviewed January 12, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Leslie from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in July, 2015
Fun stay in the forest”
Atmosphere, Friendliness, Safari
We stayed in the tent room, and it was fun and rustic. There was a fan and mosquito net and comfortable chairs on the porch. My husband was not fond of the restaurant because the kitchen is far away, so by the time the food comes out, it's not very hot. I liked that the restaurant is in a rustic wooden hut with ceiling fans and open air walls. The best thing about this hotel is the easy access to good priced elephant safaris. The Kottawatta jeeps have really comfortable seats, and our guide was excellent at spotting elephants. We saw over 50! I would stay here again. The Wi-Fi in the lobby was good but I couldn't get it to work in the room or restaurant.
Reviewed July 10, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Michelle from Australia
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March, 2015
Peaceful break in nature”
Natural setting, Safari jeep comfort, room cleanliness and standard
Our stay was very pleasant and relaxing. We were in the deluxe tent which was located amongst the jungle trees and near the river, which we could hear flowing. We could also sit and watch the monkeys play and sit in the trees just infront of the tent. The room was very clean, well kept and had everything we needed. The safari was great - very comfy chairs which were needed! Only draw back if we had to name one would be the restaurant - food was pretty good however the service was sometimes slow as the staff were either not at the restaurant hut or they needed to trek back to the main hotel area to retrieve what we asked for. It's in a lovely natural environment however so we just enjoyed the surrounds while waiting patiently.
Reviewed March 11, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
robin from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February, 2015
best hotel in the Udawalawa”
rooms,foods and staff
we booked this hotel randomly without reading any reviews or even seeing it's pictures first. It was one the best coincidences we could have asked for. The place itself is a well structured jungle inside a jungle that has comfortable rooms with a relaxed atmosphere and a restaurant. The service is great with some of the friendliest staff I have ever encountered. The food is good too. But what stole the show was the manager who helped us plan two incredible days in Udawalawe kept and making sure everything was ok the whole way through. This is definitely the hotel to stay at in Udawalawe. Stayed January 2015
Reviewed February 15, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Keith from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November, 2014
Proximity to the Park”
Very accommodating staff, proximity to the national park, quiet location set back from the highway
Room was a cottage that was a bit dark, better lighting would have been appreciated. Staff were friendly and accommodated all requests without fail. Food in the dining area was well presented but not the best we've eaten here. Generally a good experience.
Reviewed November 13, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Kenneth from Estonia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September, 2014
Great service and great nature retreat”
Great service, great overall nature style, interesting rooms
Wonderful place with excellent service. Its situated approx 5min walk or short drive from town. Reception area looks very nice and there was a fresh juice welcome drink with cooling towels. Almost every room or cabin is different. We had a nice ac cabin with average interior. Others had a "tent" room which actually is not a tent but some walls are strong tent material and one wall is possible to open up and close for the night. Great experience for them and recommended.
Reviewed September 11, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
deepshan from Germany
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August, 2014
woow hotel ”
safari##clean room##location
we are two night spend in this hotel. i need to inform for other traveler this is the best hotel in udawalawe. first we enter this hotel until we chick out time there give to us very nice high hospitality service & always this staffs ready to help us. we are lived all room very good big & very clean. out side garden was very beautiful always day time you can see & you can listen bird's sound's. there have very nice open aria restaurant this also very beautiful food was very taste. we eat here sri lanken rice & curry this was amazing why i tel this we eat other place also rice & curry but we not get in like this taste before. i need inform my safari also this also i use hotel jeep price very reasonable time 3.30 hours we did safari in side the jungle. our jeep driver nishantha was very nice guide he have eagle eye some animal we not seen but he is the one show this animal for us. by the way i need to inform all Americans you need to go udawalawe N.P this hotel Highly we recommended. Room Tip: Room Number 9 & 10
Reviewed August 18, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
alkon from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July, 2014
“The staff was amazing! Highly recommend this plac”
staff and save money and location
we are three(3) night spend in this hotel. i need to inform for other traveler this is the best hotel in udawalawe. first we enter this hotel until we chick out time there give to us very nice high hospitality service & always this staffs ready to help us. we are lived all room very good big & very clean. out side garden was very beautiful always day time you can see & you can listen bird's sound's. there have very nice open aria restaurant this also very beautiful food was very taste. we eat here sri lanken rice & curry this was amazing why i tel this we eat other place also rice & curry but we not get in like this taste before. i need inform my safari also this also i use hotel jeep price very reasonable time 3.30 hours we did safari in side the jungle. our jeep driver nishantha was very nice guide he have eagle eye some animal we not seen but he is the one show this animal for us. by the way i need to inform all you need to go udawalawe N.P this hotel Highly we recommended.
Reviewed August 13, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
linker from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July, 2014
fantastic hotel”
safari/lime cave tour/clam
A fantastic hotel,charming rooms, friendly + helpful staff. Their young guide nishantha is best + most enthusiastic safari guide I ever experienced! The hotel is 7 km from the entrance of the National Park, but I was pleasantly surprised they didn't abuse their isolation: the dinner was excellent value, and they charge exactly the same for the safaris as you would pay at the park entrance.and i wish kottawatta
Reviewed August 12, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
farbian from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August, 2014
excellent kottawatta”
safari&room&food
ost professional staff we encountered in all of Sri Lanka. The manager had great English and was very helpful. We got a welcome drink and chatted about trip to Udawalawe national park, which the manager arranged for next morning (wasn't a problem even if we arrived late at night). Best breakfast in Sri Lanka - very big with lots of different things. Very nice outdoor bar, good food, waiter showed us some interesting things in the area. Really the only place in Sri Lanka with service western people take as a norm but is not common in Sri Lanka.
Reviewed August 11, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
michele from Italy
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March, 2014
good place”
friendly staff,great safari,clean rooms
Very nice and clean rooms. Room was big and so was the bathroom. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They organised our afternoon safari trip and it was great! Accommodation available if you are travelling with a driver
Reviewed March 24, 2014
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