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Kottawatta Village
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"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"
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7.3

Very good

182 reviews

Peacock Riverside
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
Avg price per night
$ 7
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"We stayed at Udawalawe Safari resort for 2 nights after changing our booking form another hotel. We got scared off the other place after reading some horrible reviews and decided to book here instead as we needed a bit of luxury after some of our other experiences in Sri Lanka. It cost more than a couple of places we had previously stayed at, but boy was it worth it! we had a massive room with a very comfortable bed, and a nice big balcony to sit out on in the afternoon drinking beer and reading. The pool was also massive and we virtually had the place to ourselves for most of the afternoon. Also Buffet meals were fantastic. The staff helped us organise everything and just let us bill it all to our room and finalise payment when we checked-out. They were really helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. We organised an early morning Safari tour after our first night and I would recommend this as the main thing to do while you're there. We saw about 30 different elephants, as well as lots of other wildlife (Peacocks, land monitor, hawks, eagles, crocodiles, deer, etc). make sure you do this and also visit the elephant rehabilitaion centre a short walk from the resort."
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8.1

Excellent

271 reviews

Kottawatta River Bank Resort
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"Brilliant tour of the national park. Great facilities. Staff very helpful for booking a taxi which was a really good price as well. The place is difficult to find. The owners need to place the hotel on Google maps please! It's down a random road past the Kottawatta village. "
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9.2

Exceptional

9 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 47
The Countryside Udawalawe
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"We stayed here for one night to do a safari on Udawalawe. The staff here were exceptional, very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. They played badminton with our son, organised the safari with a very good guide and recommended great places to eat. We had breakfast here after the safari which was fantastic. The room was great and clean and perfect for the 3 of us. "
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9

Exceptional

17 reviews

Jungle Paradise
Udawalawe National Park,Udawalawe - View on map
"Overall a great place and would highly recommend it other travelers."
6

Very good

1 review

Nature House
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"One of the best places we stayed in Sri Lanka. The rooms are beautiful! Mr. Thilak Somarathna was a perfect host. We arrived after dinner at about 7pm. He arranged dinner for us. He also arranged our safari the next morning with his driver. He and his wife and staff were so attentive. I wish we could have stayed longer. His place was a little difficult to find in the dark(our fault for arriving after dark) but we just asked a local man and he directed us with a smile. Please stay here. The driver of the safari was extremely good at spotting things we might want to see. The park was truly amazing. We had breakfast after the safari and it was scrumptious! A plate of fruit, fresh squeezed juice, eggs, coffee and tea. We loved it!"
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9.5

Exceptional

59 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 21
Wild River Side
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"Given the great reviews, we were surprised to experience a stay that was pretty much average. -The facilities are beautiful and made us feel in a tiny jungle resort. -The room is spacious and clean but poorly ventilated. The owner said that the fans would work better at night due to stronger electricity supply, but it didn’t. We had to leave all the windows open (no screen but a net over the bed) and it was still very hot. -When we woke up for the safari, we found hundreds of mini-flies and ants crawling on the floor near the bathroom door. They all went away by themselves when the daylight started shining. A bit expected since we are in jungle, but the quantity was impressive. -We chose to have dinner on site, but the rice & curry was average at best (1800lkr). A bit of green beans and chicken, but mostly starchy options (potatoes, squash, rice, etc). It was the same for the included breakfast: no fruits, but lots of bready options (pancakes, muffins, roti, dahl wade, bread). The cutlets were good. We were also charged for the water we were served during the meal (even though we had our own reusable bottle). Not that it was expensive, but just surprising. We informed the host of our comments, but I’m not sure he understood everything. With that said, the owner is a very nice man who really wants to make his customers happy. I feel sorry that we were not able to communicate more. "
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9.1

Exceptional

4 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 20
Elephant Trail Hotel - Udawalawe
Udawalawe National Park,Udawalawe - View on map
"We stayed in Elephant Trail for 2 nights, it seems most people only stay for one, but travelling with a young child we didn’t want to move to often. The room was spacious, modernly furnished and spotlessly clean. The bathroom – a bit dark, but that didn’t bother us. With a massive shower cabin it was very comfortable. We stayed in one of the rooms directly at the swimming pool, virtually at our balcony door, but the rooms on the upper floors have their perks too – balconies with chairs and a table, there are also a few communal terraces around the property. I found the architecture and design the biggest asset of the place. The staff were also very hospitable, helpful and kind, they made soup for our baby upon request and were eager to accommodate requests. The problem with staying here for more than 1 night is that there’s virtually nothing in the area – the small town is 7-8 km away, you need to hire a bike or tuk tuk to get there. The hotel restaurant serves nice breakfasts, we only had the buffet dinner once, it was quite expensive and though it mostly included western food, it was quite OK, a nice change after a longer time in Sri Lanka. The restaurant sells beer too, which isn’t understood in Sri Lanka. We did the safari organised from the hotel, it was just us in a jeep for 3500 Rs, we were quite happy – the driver mostly drove around solo, not accompanied by other jeeps, although he barely spoke English. But he did try to please us. Contrary to some concerns expressed on internet forums, I can confirm the pool is being cleaned, we also used it with our atopic skin disease having child and it was all good. If I were to come to Udawalawe again, I’d definitely stay here. "
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7.4

Very good

59 reviews

Olivi Palace
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"Can't say enough about how lovely the family owned small guesthouse is! At arrival I was greeted with a fresh fruit drink. Great food, a clean AC room at no hidden charge. Low price for the area. Made arrangements for me with excellent guide named Madoo. A really memorable stay."
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9.7

Exceptional

8 reviews

Kottawatta Village
Udawalawe City,Udawalawe - View on map
"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"
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7.3

Very good

182 reviews

Fast facts about Udawalawe, Sri Lanka

Accommodations204 properties
Popular hotelKottawatta River Bank Resort
Popular areaUdawalawe City
Nightly rates fromNZ$8

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Frequently asked questions

What's the average price of a hotel in Udawalawe?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Udawalawe is USD 24. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Udawalawe is USD 58. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Udawalawe is USD 81.

What's the average price of a hotel in Udawalawe this weekend?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Udawalawe this weekend is USD 23. The average price for a 4-star hotel in Udawalawe this weekend is USD 58. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Udawalawe this weekend is USD 80.

What's the average price of a hotel in Udawalawe tonight?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Udawalawe tonight is USD 25. The average price for a 5-star hotel in Udawalawe tonight is USD 80.

What are the most popular hotels in Udawalawe?

What are the best hotels in Udawalawe for couples?

Couples who stayed in Udawalawe have given high ratings to Kottawatta River Bank Resort, Olivi Palace and Centauria Wild.

What are the best hotels in Udawalawe for families?

Families who stayed in Udawalawe highly recommend Kottawatta River Bank Resort, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort and Olivi Palace.

What hotels in Udawalawe have the best breakfast?

Verified travelers to Udawalawe have given top reviews for the breakfast at green view safari resort, The Countryside Udawalawe and eagle safari bungalow.

What's the best neighborhood in Udawalawe to stay in?

Popular neighborhoods among travelers staying in Udawalawe include Udawalawe City and Udawalawe National Park.

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More about Udawalawe

Udawalawe National Park is one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful natural treasures, home to wild buffalo, leopards, and of course, elephants. The park spans an immense amount of land, rivaling many natural reserves around the world, including the savannas of Africa. Udawalawe is located near the provinces of Uva and Sabaragamuwa, and is around 10 hours by train from Colombo.

The park is best accessed from Embilipitiya, which is located about 20 kilometers away and a great place in which to arrange one’s local tour guide if it has not yet been done. Hotels in the area will be very helpful in arranging these tours, as the local staff are better equipped to navigate some of the language barriers and other concerns that might arise. Once in Udawalawe, the wealth of natural wonders are sure to take up plenty of time, and the sights range from the popular Udawalawe Safari Camp to the Udawalawe Reservoir and much more. This is also the home of the Elephant Transit Home, which is where the injured elephants of the area are looked after by dedicated staff. The park itself is an impressive testament to Sri Lanka’s natural wonders, and it can take up several days for the dedicated travelers committed to exploring as much of it as possible. To find out where the rest of the park’s attractions are located, and where all of the hotels and guesthouses are in Udawalawe, take a look at the interactive map on this page and start planning the epic journey to this impressive place.