Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

CDE Place Walawegama, Udawalawe City, Udawalawe, Sri Lanka, 70190 - See map
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8.3
Excellent
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Housekeeping2
Children's activities1
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Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

"Staff friendly and the hotel arrange for our safari tour."

farzilah - February 3, 2020

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Exceptional comfort
10.0 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.4 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.3 facilities on premise
Excellent service
8.1 rating for service

This hotel is great for families as it is quiet, there is a large garden where children can play, a play ground for grown-ups and a nice pool facing t...

frederic | January 4, 2018

The pool and gardens are perfect for children (and parents), and the villa was kept clean.

Bridie | August 11, 2017

Staff were great and organized two fantastic safaris through them which were brilliant.

Aaron | May 24, 2017

Hotel can organise other tours (we visited the manor house, it was interesting).

frederic | January 4, 2018

This resort offers the perfect accommodation when visiting Uda Walawe NP.

Bridie | August 11, 2017

Very nice hotel with family rooms and comfortable beds and rooms.

frederic | January 4, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Sauna

  • Hot spring bath

Value for money8.2
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
10.0
Super Deluxe Triple Room
Super Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Super Deluxe Family Room
Super Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Triple Room with Garden View
Triple Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe  Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite
Family Suite
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Super Deluxe Triple Room with Garden View
Super Deluxe Triple Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Deluxe Family
Deluxe Family
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Triple Room
Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Udawalawe with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Can do a lot outdoor activities in the hotel."

    Pek | June 16, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    "Value for money and we ordered room service."

    farzilah | February 3, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good
    "Pool was good and the stuff really friendly."

    Anna | January 10, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 249 Udawalawe properties
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Room comfort score
10.0/10
Cleanliness score
8.5/10
Value for money score
8.2/10
Location score
8.4/10
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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
68 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.3
Location
8.4
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What travelers say they love:
Overall i will recommended this hotel to others.
farzilah from Malaysia
Couple
More about Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

More about Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

When visiting Udawalawe, you'll feel right at home at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out can be enjoyed at the hotel.

The hotel features 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, free welcome drink, linens, locker. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot spring bath, outdoor pool, spa, massage, children's playground. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge hits the spot in many ways.

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Swimming Pool
6 mentions
Food & Dining
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
"National park safari can be booked in the hotel."

Pek | June 16, 2017

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Asian
Continental
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Gluten-free
Kosher

Restaurants on site

Ali Mankada Restaurant
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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Reviews of Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge from real guests

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8.3
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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.3
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service8.1
Value for money8.2
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10.0
Exceptional
Nazreen from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Best stay of our trip”

We loved every aspect of Nil Diya Mankada, our rooms were clean, spacious and very comfortable. The food was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. They even have an ayurvedic spa to wind down. The manager was a very hospitable person generously offering help as well. The arrangements for the car and driver to and from the hotel saved us plenty of trouble too. Definately a joy to have been able to stay here!

Reviewed August 02, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Kylie from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Great location, wonderful for families”

This was a simply beautiful lodge, rooms were excellent, pool clean and maintained, staff so very friendly. Venue lovely for children to run around, restaurant on site but poor quality food, I think they are still developing menu but we still loved staying here. Would stay here again!!!! Air con, TV , fridge, has everything you need after a hot safari, small convenience stores close to buy drinks to put in your fridge. We spent two nights here and that was perfect really, one of the better places we stayed in Sri Lanka!!

Reviewed July 16, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Beautiful surroundings”

A beautiful resort, we only stayed for 1 night to do an early morning safari. The hotel organized the safari for us. Clean and nice family room. Our kids loved the turtles and fish pond, as well as the small playground and swimming pool. The breaskfast is fairly basic and since we didn't have it included in our room fee, it was pricey for what it was. Our kids ate one bowl of cereal each, but we were still charged full price for them - bit disappointing. Otherwise no faults, would stay again.

Reviewed April 24, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Bridie from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Great resort close to Uda Walawe. ”

This resort offers the perfect accommodation when visiting Uda Walawe NP. My family with two young children (aged 2.5 and <1), stayed here for 1 night. The pool and gardens are perfect for children (and parents), and the villa was kept clean. We organised our morning safari through the resort at the standard price (4000 rupees for the jeep + park fees). The only downside the resort was the buffet dinner. I felt it was overpriced and not particularly tasty. We also experienced the buffet breakfast after our safari which was a better experience. I would highly recommend staying here if you are passing through this area to visit Uda Walawe.

Reviewed August 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Lovely village ”

We stopped there for 2 nights. Staff organised us safari ride. It was the most exciting time to watch elephants just 2 steps in front of you, crocodiles, buffalo, peacokos and much more. After we had relaxing time by the pool. The lodge is located in friendly village. Worth to go for a walk around. Amazing stay.

Reviewed October 10, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Pernilla from Sweden
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Perfect stay for Safari tourists”

Close to Udawalawe national park. Nice rooms and garden. The pool is perfect during a hot day.

Reviewed November 04, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Aaron from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Very good”

Stayed here two nights and had the whole place to ourselves. Staff were great and organized two fantastic safaris through them which were brilliant. Food is well priced and good. Pool could do with a clean. Overall very satisfied as we have stayed at other safari lodges in sri lanka that are very overpriced. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed May 24, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Anna from Finland
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Nice hotel”

All over a nice place and worth of money. Pool was good and the stuff really friendly. They arranged everything, tuktuks, safari and transfer to another city. Room was ok, but the maintenance could be better. Room was not cleaned daily and as the air is so humid, towels didn’t dry at all. Room service didn’t pick up the food plates, so it attracted a lot of ants. Restaurant was nice, but prices are double compared to nearby village restaurant prices. Breakfast was ok.

Reviewed January 10, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Grant from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Family
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Lovely hotel in Udawalawe”

Very enjoyable stay - beautiful hotel, grounds and pool. It was a tranquil & comfortable setting that was convenient to get to the safari parks. A lot nicer than in the pictures online. Restaurant food was basic which was a shame as if you could have enjoyed a beautiful meal here it would have been fantastic. Staff were polite and helpful but would be handy to have more info of local activities. I'd definitely stay here again but would research other places to go for dinner to provide some different options.

Reviewed February 07, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Pek from Macau
Group
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

facilities good”

can do a lot outdoor activities in the hotel. national park safari can be booked in the hotel.

Reviewed June 16, 2017
8.8
Excellent
frederic from Belgium
Family with young children
Deluxe Family
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Great place to go for safari ”

Very nice hotel with family rooms and comfortable beds and rooms. They organise tours with jeeps twice a day to go to Udawalewa. Udawalewa is great to see elephants, buffalos and birds. Hotel can organise other tours (we visited the manor house, it was interesting). This hotel is great for families as it is quiet, there is a large garden where children can play, a play ground for grown-ups and a nice pool facing trees and nature. Food is buffet style, it is ok, mainly Sri Lankab food. The only thing is that they told me they have complimentary bikes but bikes were really not in good condition so we could not have a bike ride as we planned. Although I definitely recommend the place for couple of nights!

Reviewed January 04, 2018
6.8
Good
Alison from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

beautiful place do not get a massage!!”

Beautiful place to stay and easy access to the safari. Had a very lovely stay until my friend and I decided to get a massage (both young females). Both of us experienced repeated unwanted sexual touching from the masseuse (male). We tried to inform the reception, however it appeared not to be understood. Obviously this experience greatly ruined our stay and made us feel quite uncomfortable. Would recommend the place but not the beauty spa!!

Reviewed April 01, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Erin from New Zealand
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Great pool and nice rooms ”

The only thing we could complain about was the buffet, the food was cold and the selection was not great. Other than that the pool was very nice and awesome rooms! Would come back again but would avoid eating at the hotel

Reviewed April 20, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Jonas from Sweden
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Friendly with attention to details”

Close to the park, nice rooms of high standard that are well served, friendly staff. Monkeys, lizzards etc in the area increases the attractivity

Reviewed July 30, 2016
4.8
Eelco from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Ok hotel, but overpriced and low quality of service and food.”

The hotel is OK and the rooms are spacious, but a bit outdated and not very clean. The manager is mainly trying to earn more money from the tourists. For example breakfast is not included (which was clear during booking), however the price was far too high (>10USD) and food was of low quality. Same as the dinner, do not eat here.

Reviewed February 27, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
virginia from Armenia
Family with young children
Super Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Paradise”

Great place,clean,big,very nice staff,lovely surrounding!

Reviewed March 04, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Morten from Denmark
Family with young children
Deluxe Family
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Nice place, would come back”

Nice service and well maintained property and facilities.

Reviewed February 12, 2017
4.4
Nikhil from United States
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL. RIP OFF SCAM”

These guys ripped us off. We booked three rooms on Agoda. The booking said that each room can accommodate two people, as its a large double bed. So we had two pax per room. When we checked out of the hotel, they charged us for each person. We got into a huge verbal fight, which ruined our Sri Lanka trip and made us late for our flight. These guys are a scam.

Reviewed October 28, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
farzilah from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Value for money, very green hotel ”

We stayed for 1 night only. Room are clean and nice. Value for money and we ordered room service. Foodswas good and we enjoy our room service foods. Staff friendly and the hotel arrange for our safari tour. We walk around the hotel. Some part of the hotel facilties run down due to less visitors. You can't swim if that you looking at, but its fine for us since we are there for safari. Overall i will recommended this hotel to others. Nice place to stay... Due bring your ear plugs since the hotel located near to tample and the prayer start at 5am.

Reviewed February 03, 2020
8.7
Excellent
JOSE from Spain
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Paraíso en la selva”

Comodidad. Trato excelente del staff. Amplias habitaciones y muy bien equipadas.
Reviewed September 15, 2015
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