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The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

No. 912 Thanamalwila Road (1 km from Thibolketiya (Barrier) Junction), Uda Walawe National Park 70190 Sri Lanka See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
3.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews one night national park sri lanka grand suite big hotel elephant orphanage good size superior room swimming pool great pool no wifi in the rooms other hotels buffet food udawalawe safari elephant transit home air conditioned short stay
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Reviewed 2 days ago

... as long as you are not on a long stay .... we stayed two nights and it was fine. This is quite a large hotel and caters for groups too. The rooms are a bit dated but the staff are super-good and do their...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank portisheadblue
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family of 4, 2 boys 7 and 5, had a good 1 night stay in room 250, the governor's suite. Very spacious for our group. We especially enjoyed the in toom jacuzzi. Pool was a very nice size. Staff were friendly and helpful throughtout....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank HappyBingo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice hotel our room face a garden at the rear of the property that opened out onto a really nice garden with many monkeys and even a mongoose running around, the rooms are spacious and adequate don’t expect luxury but it’s nice staff are great...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Pee42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As another person has said this hotel is the best of a bad bunch. You really only need one night in Udawalawe and after your Safari it’s time to move onto your next location. The staff are all very friendly and we couldn’t fault any...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank thelinfords
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is impressive, considering its a big property with a lot of facilities when options in Udawalawe are chiefly limited to small, B&Bs. However, the hotel is incredibly average when it comes to service and overall quality of accommodation. The rooms were...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, offering 4-star facilities. We have 53 Deluxe and Superior rooms and 4 suite rooms.The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, situated on 7 acres of land, is located 163 kilometers More away from Colombo, We are only 500 meters from the Ath Athuru Sevana (Elephant Orphernage), five minutes drive from the Uda Walawe National Park. It is very conveniently located with easy access to places such as the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium, the Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port and the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport.One of the most significant feature of the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is its’ picturesque swimming pool. Ingeniously fashioned from the Malabotu Ara, a natural waterway bordering three sides of the property, it preserves the natural ambience and the awe-inspiring quality of the jungle atmosphere with the shade of the stately Kumbuk trees, which were preserved in order to allow the guests of the hotel the coolness and to maintain the healthy quality of the air and water.The other significant feature of the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is its’ open air theater named ‘Wala”.The hotel is equipped with a Banquet Hall seating 400 pax and a Restaurant seating 250 pax, a fully equipped Conference Hall and a state-of-the-art Business Centre, a complete Gymnasium, a Mini-Theatre, the Main Kitchen catering to the Restaurant, and a satellite kitchen catering to the Pool Bar and a Banquet Kitchen in the upper floor catering to the Banquet Hall, located so as not to disturb the idyllic existence of the guests, who venture into the jungle to escape the humdrum day-to-day life in the City braving the rat race. The hotel has 24 hour room service and extensive laundry facilities. Less
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Free Internet
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Outdoor pool
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US$ 85 - US$ 159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Sri Lanka/Uda Walawe National Park
Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$ 85 - US$ 159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Sri Lanka/Uda Walawe National Park
Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
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Jennifer F
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Response from Dewulf_sarah | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kath, So sorry only just saw this. If you are still looking for a driver we used Goldi Land Travels and our driver was Gayan. He was amazing and highly recommend him. Sarah
30 April 2018|
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Response from kathmccowen | Reviewed this property |
Hi there We were there on a half board basis so not sure how much dinner was. You could choose from the a la carte or the buffet. We did have a couple of light lunches and Lion beer and don't think that was more that about... More
Chamali D
19 August 2017|
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Response from Marx R | Reviewed this property |
Raining. You can see lots of Elephants.
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"Forest View - Super Deluxe"
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"other hotels do the same job for half of price. very bad meal"
24 Sep 2018
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"Ask for a different room if the bathroom is not clean - just by off chance they have one!"
2 Sep 2018
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