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The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

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No. 912 Thanamalwila Road (1 km from Thibolketiya (Barrier) Junction), Udawalawe National Park 70190 Sri Lanka
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#2 of 7 hotels in Udawalawe National Park
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Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is the only 04 Star Hotel in the region and the Hotel has 79 Luxury Rooms. It has been spread over 09 Acres of Land, is located 168 kilometers away from Colombo City and Just 05 minutes away from The one and only Elephant Transit home in Sri Lanka and Just 10 minutes away from the Udawalawe National Park. Total of 79 Rooms include 24 Deluxe Rooms, 29 Super Deluxe Rooms, 04 Luxury Suites, 18 Luxury Grand Suites and 04 Luxury Super Grand Suits. This Eco friendly adventure Resort is the biggest property in Udawalawe Region. It offers a wider range of facilities and has a contemporary design and modern comforts, the best for relaxation in its nature and is ideally placed for visiting the nearby Udawalaewe National Park and The Elephant Transit Home. The hotel is equipped with a Banquet Hall of seating capacity of 400 pax and a Restaurant of seating capacity of 300 pax, fully equipped Conference Hall and a state-of-the-art Business Center, a complete Gymnasium, and an Underground Film Theater. One of the most significant feature of the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is its’ picturesque swimming pool, a natural waterway bordering three sides of the property, it preserves the natural ambiance 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. It is very conveniently located with easy access to places such as the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport, and The Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port. Apart from the above, there are unique tourist attractions can be visited if you stay at Grand Udawalwe Safari Resort. Some of them are Ridiyagama Safari Park, Madunagala Hot Springs, Maduwanwala Walawwa, Panamure Eth Gaala, Katuwana Dutch Fort, Sankapala Temple, Waulpane Limestone Cave etc. Those pleases are just 30 to 40 minutes drive from the Hotel and easy access. Even you can cover ,Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, world famous Kataragama Dewalaya, Kiriwehwra Temple, Thissamaharama Temple and its ruins, Sithulpawwa Rock Temple, Kirinda Temple etc. and to these places you can reach from the Hotel within two to Three hours drive.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
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Diana S wrote a review 2 Jul
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We stayed at Grand Udawalawe, Sri Lanka & enjoyed the services & facilities very much. Bed room was super decorated & we loved that towel made Cute Elephant. The bar & the terrace is the ideal location to take little high. We had enough fun at the Pool Side. If Elephant Safari in Sri Lanka is Udawalawe & stay @ Grand Hotel. We suggest you to move Sri Lanka to enjoy your holiday. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Norah D wrote a review Jun 2022
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We were on our honeymoon trip to Sri Lanka & we came Udawalawe to visit Elephants & stayed overnight in Grand Udawalawe Hotel. Staff was welcoming, we could have a Grand Suite free upgrade & surprisingly arranged by front office team. We enjoyed food, swimming pool & safari drive to the udawalawe national park was located just 15 minutes drive away from the hotel. Thank you for the hospitality. We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GRAND UDAWALAWE SAFARI RESORT, Other at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team.
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Andrew N wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort while on our trip to Sri Lanka. Safari drive & Elephant Transit Home was really suprising. Hotel Staff, Foods, Rooms, Spa & Swimming pool made our stay memorable. We recommend you stay there & in Sri Lanka. Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carol M wrote a review Jun 2022
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Are you now planing your holiday to travel Sri Lanka? don't miss out Udawalawe Park & Elephant Transit Home that located in close proximity of Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort that truly amaze to visit. We stayed Udawalawe for 2 nights had some wonderful time in that fascinating resort with some great services & facilities. I suggest you to visit this Island Nation. Thank you very much for Sri Lankan Smile!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gaga Hdks wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed at Grand Udawalawe while on our trip to Down South, Sri Lanka. We loved the hotel so much, people were so much welcoming, comfy rooms, superb foods, large pool & heavenly backyard to take some snapshot for some lovely memories. We visited both Udawalawe Park & Elephant Transit home. If we gonna come back Sri Lanka, we definitely will be coming here in Udawalawe for sure. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GRAND UDAWALAWE SAFARI RESORT, Other at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team.
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Kapila De Silva wrote a review Jun 2022
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Stayed 2 night comfortably. Hospitality of staffs were excellent. Preparation of food was vey good n teasty. Cool placed with required facilities for enjoy. Children enjoyed with riding cycle too. I wish all the success for staff n resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GRAND UDAWALAWE SAFARI RESORT, Other at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team
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Naomi Edi wrote a review Jun 2022
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Grand Udawalawe, a stunning resort that brings you serenity for a while on your holiday trip. We stayed there & had some great time. Hotel staff was so much welcoming, Facilities & services were provided perfect enough. We would come back & recommend to our friends. Thank you.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GRAND UDAWALAWE SAFARI RESORT, Other at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team.
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Chandana P wrote a review Jun 2022
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Excellant room and food. Hotel build with out disturbed to envirement. Large swimming fool. Seperate swimimg fool for kids it much safer. Staff are flexible ,very kind and cooperative. Good service from them.it is nice place to relax and enjoy.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team.
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Veronika wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed weeks back at Grand Udawalawe, Sri Lanka. The hospitality was exceptional offered by the hotel staff. Yummy foods, comfy rooms, bigger pool & safari drive excited our stay in Udawalawe. Thank you for the smile while experiencing real economic turmoil in the country. We would come back for sure. You take care!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team.
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Gooner11 wrote a review May 2022
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We have just returned back from our stay in Sri Lanka. The fourth part of our trip was to Udawalawe where we spent 3 nights at this hotel. The hotel were very professional from the start with our requests prior to arrival. We arrived in the morning and were greeted with fresh juice and pleasant staff. We were happy with our rooms and everything seemed to be nicely cleaned. We had no major gripes with anything with regards to the rooms or cleanliness. The beds were also really comfy. The only downside was that there is no wifi in the rooms which was a bit frustrating as you had to keep going to reception to get any signal. The hotel is in good proximity to many tourist destinations such as the Safari Park and Transit Home. We were also really pleased that the hotel offered driver accommodation, which was so useful and important to us. The layout of the hotel is nice - be aware there is no lift but the porters help with taking the luggage up. We did not use the swimming pool or seating area but it looked nice from afar. The walk to the restaurant area was pleasant as you go over the bridge. There are monkeys playing in the trees on the grounds but they seem behaved enough not to enter the open restaurant. The breakfast itself was not bad, with reasonable choice for vegetarians and a deli section, which we had not seen in other hotels. We also had some dinner there however it was a poor choice for vegetarians. The staff were very much quiet and in the background, unlike other hotels, where they are much more talkative. Nevertheless they are all polite. We did have one issue which was that each of our rooms (three in total) all had visits from a cockroach at night. The reception staff were helpful in removing our one from our room! Overall we would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay close to the tourist attractions.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable stay at Grand Udawalawe and for sharing your feedback on this platform. We are so much pleased to read your compliments on hotel services and facilities. We will be hoping to see you again and your recommendations to your close ones. Best Regards, Grand Udawalawe Management Team.
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PRICE RANGE
$91 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Nearby attractions include Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage (1.4 km), Elephant Transit Home (ETH) (1.4 km), and Udawalawe Dam (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ice Burge Family Restaurant, Common Rose Restaurant, and The Garlic.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.