Grand Udawalawe

Udawalawe in southeast of Sri Lanka borders the wet and dry zones, providing diversity of flora and fauna and plenty of wildlife attractions in the form of Udawalawe National Park. The area also has a fascinating history and culture, offering an array of historical sites for the discerning traveler. Grand Udawalawe is situated on 7 acres of land only 500 meters from the Ath Athuru Sevana (Elephant Orphanage), and is only a five minutes drive from the Udawalawe National Park. Ingeniously fashioned from the Malabotu Ara, a natural waterway bordering three sides of the property, the hotel preserves the natural ambiance and the peaceful quality of the jungle atmosphere. The shades from large Kumbuk trees provide coolness and the healthy quality of air and water.

Accommodation

The resort has 79 rooms of which 24 are Deluxe Rooms, 29 are Super Deluxe Rooms, 4 are Suites and 22 are Grand Deluxe Rooms.

Room facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Mini Bars
  • TV
  • IDD telephone
  • Pipe music
  • 24 hour laundry service
  • Air conditioning
  • Hot and cold water
  • DVD Players
  • 24 hour room service
  • Tea making facilities

Resort Facilities

  • Open-air theatre
  • Doctor on call
  • Mini theatre
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym

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Goldi Sands Hotel

Situated on the golden sandy beach of Negombo on the western coast, this 71 room glamorous and luxurious hotel is a fantastic place to start your beach holiday. Located just 15 minutes from the airport and 32km from Colombo, Goldi Sands is all about convenience. The pristine beach is borders, the nearby Negombo Estuarine lagoon, mangrove swamps, the Dutch Fort, Dutch canal, old churches, fish auction centers, old markets and the fishing villages add to the beauty of your beach experience.

Accommodation

Luxury accommodation at Goldi Sands consist of two luxury suites with ocean view, four cabanas in close proximity to the beach, six non sea-view rooms which can accommodate 2 pax each and the rest standard rooms having its own private balcony / terrace offering excellent views of the Indian Ocean.

Room Facilities

  • Telephone
  • Piped music
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Electronic safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water

Hotel Facilities

  • Ayurveda Spa
  • Large swimming pool
  • 24 hour room service
  • Doctor on call
  • IDD & internet facilities
  • Foreign currency encashment
  • Laundry services

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Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge is set in 20 acres of a private forest, against the backdrop of low lying mountains, in the vicinity of the forgotten Gal Oya National Park. It also borders the country’s largest lake, Gal Oya and offers the opportunity of seeing wildlife from boat safaris, especially the swimming elephants. The hotel promotes environmentally responsible tourism by incorporating locally sourced natural materials in its building, furnishing and amenities.

Accommodation

8 spacious lodges are nestled in the forest with impressive views all around. Each bungalow is 800sqft, consisting of a private living room, a spacious bedroom with a king sized bed, large en suite bathroom and indoor and outdoor showers. Both rooms feature spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows and doors which open onto a private veranda.
A two-bedroom villa is perched at the highest point of Gal Oya Lodge, offering sumptuous views. Connecting both bedrooms is a spacious 680 sqft open plan living room which is the perfect spot to lounge and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature. Each bedroom has a wraparound veranda with wide views over the canopy to catch both sunrise and sunset.

Hotel Facilities

Gal Oya Lodge has a pool with views of the mountains and wilderness. An organic farm in the hotel grounds provides fresh fruit and vegetable. You also have the chance to meet the aboriginal people of the area and trek through the countryside. Gal Oya National park is an unbeaten territory where the country’s largest inland body of water, Senanayaka Samudraya is located. This is a wonderful place to see the Asian elephant and the only place where boat safaris are possible to spot stunning wildlife, as they come to the water’s edge to drink and forage along the shore. You can also look forward to jungle drives and nature walks.

 

 

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Era Beach

This grand colonial style resort is located on the coast of Galle, with indulging views of the ocean and serene ambiance. The tropical garden, private beach and spacious accommodation of Jetwing Era Beach offer sumptuous luxury to the travelers who want to explore southern Sri Lanka’s beaches and beauty. The colonial ambiance of the resort resonates with that of the Galle Fort and surrounding Dutch heritage of the Galle city. The unspoiled beach and sea of Talpe are perfect for lazing, strolling and bathing.

Accommodation

Era beach has six spacious bedroom suites and Lobby Room equipped with all the modern comforts.

Sea View suites

The four sea view suites have endless views of the Indian Ocean and the sandy beach, and come with a terrace or a balcony to stretch out and relax.

Garden View Suites

The three Garden View suites have a private courtyard and offer the vistas of the stunning landscape of the Era Beach water garden and more.

In-room facilities

  • Electric Power – 220 to 240V
  • Telephone with IDD facility
  • TV with international and Sri Lankan channels
  • DVD/CD player on request
  • Tea/ Coffee making facility on request
  • Individual air conditioning units in each room with temperature controls
  • In room safe
  • Hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers and umbrella
  • Iron and ironing board (on Request)
  • Baby cots (on Request)
  • DVD player (on Request)
  • Tea / coffee making facilities (on Request)
  • Bathroom with a separate shower (rain shower) enclosure, with hot and cold water.

Resort Facilities

  • Fully equipped gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Chess
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mailing facilities
  • Parking facilities
  • Doctor on Call

When you are a guest at Era Beach, you also have the opportunity of using the facilities at Jetwing Lighthoue Galle, which is nearby. And these include:

  • Billiards
  • Spa
  • Hotel shop
  • Tennis court (Racquets and balls available)
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Travel counter
  • Gem and jewellery shop
  • Library
  • Laundry

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Colombo Courtyard

Colombo Courtyard is an artistically designed urban hideaway in the middle of Colombo metropolis. This eco-friendly hotel is certified as a ‘Carbon Neutral Hotel’ and was voted the ‘Luxury Green Hotel – Indian Ocean 2014.’ The hotel is designed and operated under the concept of sustainability from energy saving to the use of recycled building material. The hotel is conveniently located for shopping, dining and sightseeing in Colombo and the suburbs. It is also a great stopping point on your way to the south.

Accommodation

Deluxe

Deluxe rooms at Colombo Courtyard are tastefully furnished with a Queen sized bed, rain shower and more elegant amenities.

Super Deluxe Rooms

These have their own private courtyard, a King sized bed, rain showers and more luxurious facilities.

Suites

The spacious interiors of the suites have a private courtyard or private balcony, King sized four poster bed, rain shower with bath, juice maker and coffee machine adding extra comfort.

Honeymoon Suite

Enter into a world of romance. Enjoy a plush four poster bed is strewn with rose petals, a room ignited with scented candles at turn down and romantic poolside dinner with personal butler service.

Duplex room

The Duplex room is a two-storey room, where a comfortable living room sits on the ground floor with a private courtyard and a spacious bedroom occupying the top floor.

In-room facilities

  • LED TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Electronic safe
  • Choice of pillows
  • Complementary bottled water
  • Tea and coffee making facility

Hotel Facilities

The Amber Spa is a great place to rejuvenate and immerse in luxury well-being. A relaxing plunge pool helps you de-stress, while a Jacuzzi also sets the setting to unwind. A well-stocked library offers books of varied topics and subjects when you want to curl up with a book. The business centre is fully equipped with computers, printers and fax machines to catch up on work. You can keep fit thanks to the state-of-the-art gym, and the decadent wine cellar compliments the many culinary delights of the hotel.

 

 

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Coco Bay

Unawatuna is a picturesque fishing village on the southern coast and boasts a stunning coastline and corals. Coco Bay is situated away from the busy tourist strip of Unawatuna, in a serene atmosphere, where the sights are breathtaking. Coco Bay also provides views of the Galle Fort and is just few minutes away from the UNESCO Heritage Site. It has its own private beach dotted with palm trees and immaculate garden to relax and soak up the sun or the views all around.

Accommodation

All 16 rooms at Coco Bay are uniquely designed with an amazing sea view from several angles even while enjoying a bath in the jacuzzi. The rooms have been crafted with comfort and elegance in mind.

Grande Riviera Suites

The two grande suites offer complete privacy and well-appointed amenities. You have your own large ocean-front balcony with sun beds and private dining facilities. A luxurious bathroom offers a Jacuzzi and all modern bathroom amenities.

Ocean Privilege Suites

These stylish first floor master suites come with a large balcony overlooking the sea, with day beds and dining facility. The rooms are equipped with two poster bed, an en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and an exclusive in-room menu.

Sea Escape Deluxe

7 exclusive 1st floor deluxe rooms with ocean views have a large balcony with dining facility, king sized bed and Jacuzzi bath.

Aqua Marina Deluxe

These luxuriously furnished deluxe rooms are located rooftop, overlooking the ocean. Jacuzzi in the bathroom, sun beds and private dining facilities in balcony are also included.

Aqua Romance Deluxe

These two grand suites offer complete privacy and amenities including private Jacuzzi, your own large balcony with sun beds and private dining facilities.

In-room facilities

  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Pillow menu and soap menu
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player and DVD library at reception
  • WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Electronic safe
  • IDD telephone

Hotel Facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Swimming pool and kiddies pool
  • Gym
  • Yoga facilities

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Club Villa

Designed by South Asia’s most renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa, this southwestern beach boutique hotel exudes the air of a home from home. Located in a water sport paradise the area of Bentota provides plenty of opportunities for recreation and play. The estuary of Madu Ganga River offers another exotic world with one of the last remaining pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. On one of the islands on Madu Ganga is a Buddhist monastery where the friendly monks will show you a 150 year old book and show how they cook from cinnamon wood. The boat trip along the river is a unique experience to add to your beach getaway. You can also visit the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery, the Brief Gardens and Lunuganaga. The historic city of Galle is also not far away.

Accommodation

The 17 rooms of Club Villa are spread throughout the ground floor and the first floor. The standard rooms are situated on ground level with private terraces. The Deluxe rooms are located on the first floor and have either a private balcony or large bay windows and Mezzanine floors that provide additional living space. The Club Suite has a separate living area, a private garden and a long split level luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate rain shower. The interior garden has stylist antique columns. All rooms have air-conditioning and are furnished with period furniture from the Dutch colonial era.

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
  • Chess
  • Croquet
  • TV Lounge
  • Massage Facilities
  • Yoga
  • Board Games
  • Lounge Bar
  • Transport facilities may be arranged at the front desk

 

 

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Cinnamon Wild

Sitting on the border of the Yala National Park, Cinnamon Wild gives you the experience of life in wilderness. You can wake up to the sounds of the jungle animals and always be on the lookout for cheeky lemurs, elusive leopards and even an elephant that might happen to pass by. The hotel also borders a large lake that has crocodiles, pelicans and deer as its inhabitants in and around. Built on a 10 foot elevation, the views of the sea and wilderness are incredible from your rooms. The award-winning wildlife division of Cinnamon Nature Trails takes you on phenomenal nature trails in the Yala and even conducts island’s only infrared night safaris.

Accommodation

The forest lodge resort houses 68 chalets including 8 beach chalets that are right by the Yala beach. Wild exteriors and plush interiors of the beach chalets and jungle chalets provide you with a staying experience to cherish.

Beach Chalets

A wooden stairway leads up to the chalets that are perched on stilts and made entirely with wood. These feature a private terrace to gaze at the ocean and passing animals.

Jungle Chalets

The jungle chalets bring you closer to the wilderness and are rustic and luxurious simultaneously. These have a private porch where you can watch for the odd elephant or leopard that passes by.

In-room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Laundry and express laundry
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Divan
  • Terrace and porch furniture
  • Hot and cold water
  • Mini bar
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Tea and coffee making facility
  • Work table
  • Closet
  • Double beds or twin beds and additional bed on request

Resort Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access enabled rooms

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Cinnamon Lodge

Cinnamon Lodge in Anuradhapura in the north central of Sri Lanka is located at the heart of the Cultural Triangle. It is a great escape for the traveler, the adventurer and the explorer. It is nestled in a land of wilderness defined by 200 trees, 138 species of exotic birds and 2 primates. The pathways, trails and the cool shade of trees make the grounds of the hotel a nature paradise. The resort resembles the foundation of Ritigala ruins, an ancient monastery that used to be a palace. The concept has given rise to luxury private cottages in a wilderness setting. The nearby Minneriya National Park is an ideal place to see herds of elephants and there are plenty of heritage sites scattered all around.

Accommodation

Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites at Cinnamon Lodge are built on elevated foundations in the simulated forest.

Superior Rooms

The 68 Superior Rooms are connected through winding pathways and are located across the vast gardens with a stunning view of the lake surrounding. A generously large living area and a vast shower and bathroom space are included among other amenities.

Deluxe Rooms

The plush interiors of the deluxe rooms are exquisite and comfortable and include spacious bathrooms with baths and showers. By calling ahead you can have your tub filled and ready on your arrival. Other luxuries include private meals on the veranda, your own butler service and in-room spa treatments.

Suites

Habarana Lodge has 4 deluxe suites, each two-storey lodges with a lounge and dining area as well as a second bedroom on the ground floor. The upper floor features an exquisite master bedroom, dressing room, and a bathroom featuring twin-sinks and a Jacuzzi.
The 2 superior suites are single-floor lodges where you can enjoy a meal in your own private lodge, with a personal butler on hand 24-hours a day and in-room spa services

Resort Facilities

  • An invigorating spa
  • Kids play area
  • Jogging trails
  • Tennis courts
  • Environment Centre
  • A pool resembling an ancient royal bathing pool

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Buckingham Place

This eco-friendly, family-friendly boutique hotel is situated in the deep south, in the coastal village of Rekawa. Rekawa is home to one of the best sea turtle nesting sites in Sri Lanka, thus giving rise to a turtle conservation project. Turtles swim to the shore in the night to lay eggs on the beach and they are protected in the sand by the conservation project. This beach is a nesting sanctuary for five different species of turtle. Sea at Tangalle is a great place to surf and snorkel and from December to April you can watch blue whales on their annual migration as well as sperm whales and dolphins.

Accommodation

There are 6 bedrooms and 9 suites at Buckingham Place.

The Presidential and Kandy Kumaraya

Extra large 1st floor suites with superior lagoon views and long and side balconies. Both suites come with a large, airy, rain-shower bathroom.

Thambapani Sunset

A ground floor suite that has lagoon views and a long veranda. It features a vast full bathroom with bathtub and open pergola rain-shower. It also has a small, air-conditioned annex/side room into which a bunk bed can be installed for an accompanying guest/s.

Rekawa East and Rekawa West

Peaceful Peacocks, Puzzled Monkeys, Rekawa East and Rekawa West suites are secluded with views all around and consist of separate luggage room, own shaded veranda, pergola rain-shower with lagoon views from the large bathtub bathroom.

The Tree House or The Honeymoon Suite

An elevated ground floor suite that has a mature coconut tree growing in the centre of the open-air rain-shower/bathtub bathroom. The spacious bedroom has lagoon views from the balcony and bed.

Hotel Facilities

    • Special needs, easier access suite
    • Free WiFi
    • Local network mobile phone for out and about days
    • Room service
    • Picnic menus

 

 

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