Family of four (children 7 & 9). WE spent two nights here in order to do a couple of game drives in the national park. The room was clean and fir for purpose (shower curtains worked fine). Noisey AC but provided you cool the room during the day then you can switch it off at night and rely on the ceiling fan.
The staff at the hotel were very pleasant and helped where they were able to.
The hotel has a large and child-friendly swimming pool with life guard. Lots of bats, bugs and monkeys to keep small boys and girls occupied.
The catering is a a large buffet-style dining room, however the food was very good. Of particular note was the excellent Sri Lankan food which was truly delicious and is highly recommended for any foodie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Sri Lanka/Uda Walawe National Park