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Ulagalla Resort is perfectly positioned to explore the wonders of the Cultural Triangle. This Sri Lankan eco-boutique hotel, one of the Small Hotels of the World, is the epitome of luxury in a beautiful setting.
Once the ancestral estate of local Anuradhapura nobility, it features a 150-year-old mansion at its center. Twenty spacious and luxurious chalets await, offering maximum privacy and views across rice paddies or over a reservoir.
Rooms are beautifully furnished with state-of-the-art amenities, a four-poster bed, a plunge pool, and a terrace, as well as two bicycles for guests to use.
Dining at Liya Wela, Ulgalla’s restaurant is a joy; gourmet dishes are influenced by Sri Lankan, Eastern, and Western cooking. There are no set meal times – you eat when you’re hungry.
At the end of a busy day, revitalize with an Ayurvedic treatment at the spa or with a cocktail by the pool.
Ulagalla Resort Information
Location & Getting There
Tucked away in an exotic and secluded corner of the Cultural Triangle, this luxury resort is a 3-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo and a 30-minute drive from Anuradhapura Domestic Airport.
Ulagalla offers 19 one-bedroom villas each over 850 square feet in size with glass-walled panoramic views of the lush scenery just outside. The private deck and plunge pool are ideal for admiring the surrounding nature and hearing the call of the multiple birds in the region. Families will be very comfortable in the Nikawewa Villa, a 1200 square feet abode with two bedrooms located in the middle of rice paddies. The glass walls boast a 180-degree view over the 20 acres of paddy fields, which can also be enjoyed in the villa's private length pool.
Guests can rent kayaks for a leisurely cruise across the lake, bicycles to visit the local villages, and horses to canter around the property. The Abhayagiri Monastery and Dagaba provide a glimpse of Sri Lanka's history, while attractions like the sacred Sri Mahabodhi Tree is also worth a visit. Animal lovers should also visit Wilpattu, the country's second-largest wildlife sanctuary, and go dolphin or whale watching at Trincomalee.
The hotel has plenty of activities for junior adventurers, such as horseriding. Baby cots are free and babysitting can be arranged.
Escape to another era at Ulagalla Resort in Sri Lanka, charming boutique property, and one of the Small Hotels of the World. Immerse yourself in culture, history, and nature, dine on gourmet cuisine from the vegetable fields of Sri Lanka, enjoy the fully equipped gym, pool, sauna, and archery stations, and go canoeing and kayaking on the lake.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.