- A group of 20 chalets within 58 acres of private grounds, the latter home to more than 100 species of birds, is the setting for this superb eco-friendly hotel near Anaradhapura. The hotel is within easy reach of the many attractions of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.
- A boutique hotel with a touch of traditional elegance and aristocracy, offers you a unique experience of luxury amidst a natural, remote, and uninhabited environment. Set amidst 58 acres of lush woodland, paddy fields and the Ulagalla reservoir in Anuradhapura.
- Ulagalla offers 20 detached villas with private plunge pools, scattered over 58 acres of Sri Lanka’s finest rural landscape.
- Ulagalla is a peaceful setting that is ideal for nature lovers and offers several adventurous activities ranging from horse riding and kayaking to birdwatching.
- The property features landscaped gardens abundant with flowering plants that wrap around its Olympic-sized pool. Walk into the comfort of our luxury spa which offers you rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. Bicycles are provided for guests to get around the property.
- Dining at Ulagalla is a fabulous experience, tailored to your own preferences, any time of the day or night. Enjoy our carefully crafted fine dining experience at the main restaurant or dine in privacy on your own personal deck or even in a local paddy field.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Explore your surroundings and take a ride through a local village. Embark on a thrilling journey in a three wheeler commonly known as a “Tuk Tuk”. Enoy the fresh air and excitement of travelling like a local and get an inside view of the daily life of a Sri Lankan village. The tour will take you through the rice fields, lakes and temples and finally to a village house to experience a traditional Sri Lankan meal. Learn some culinary tips and tricks and cook your lunch with the lady of the house, Mrs. Chandrapala, and create memories that will last a life time.
There’s more to Ulagalla than the view from your hotel room. Wake up as the sun rises to the sweet chorus of the birds and take a guided walk around the estate and beyond. This leisurely 60-minute nature walk in Anuradhapura includes a walk along the banks of Wannemaduwa Tank, a traditional irrigation reservoir designed and built over 2,000 years ago.
Take to the waters of the Wannemaduwa Tank in a kayak at dawn or dusk, to experience the breathtaking wildlife at a time when it’s most active. Paddle quietly with your friendly staff guide through floating islands of lotus, strands of water reeds, and overhanging boughs. The soft light of the rising or setting sun makes for a picturesque setting for this excursion offered by our Anuradhapura resort.
Discover the humble simplicity of Sri Lankan village life with this two-hour guided bicycle excursion. Keep an eye open for exotic birds and small wildlife along the route – expect surprises on one of the best Sri Lankan bike tours! Your destination is Veheragalla, a traditional farming village not far from the hotel.
If you prefer riding on horseback, you can spend an hour or so exploring the estate and neighbourhood on horseback with a staff groom. We also offer longer Sri Lankan horse riding excursions through prior arrangement.
For the nature-loving gourmet: we offer a guided tour of Sri Lankan organic farming and of our organic herb and vegetable garden, during which you can pick fresh, juicy fruits and vegetables for your lunch. End your walk with a visit to our traditional hearth kitchen, where the herbs and vegetables you’ve selected will be transformed into delicious Sri Lankan dishes especially for you.
Surrounded by the birds and the trees of Ulagalla, we offer exclusive archery excursion in Sri Lanka. We even supply the equipment – bows, arrows, and targets – and expert advice as well as some friendly competition from our recreational assistants, who are graduates of the Colombo School of Archery. You may even engage in a tournament with your own party or fellow guests.
All over South Asia, children, as well as adults, engage in the popular pastime of making and flying kites. This is one of Sri Lanka’s favourite pastimes. Learn how to craft, launch, and fly a bamboo and paper kite of classic Sri Lankan design – naisarungal (cobra kite), wowla (fruit bat), or monara (peacock). These designs are not just cosmetic but offer different attributes in the air as well. The fruit bat, for example, is the easiest to make but the hardest to control in the air while the peacock is the exact opposite. This is one of the most unique activities available at Anuradhapura’s luxury resorts.
Ulagalla Resort, a boutique hotel with a touch of traditional elegance and aristocracy, offers you a unique experience of luxury amidst a natural, remote, and uninhabited environment. A gem amongst the Anuradhapura hotels, it is nestled in a sprawling 58-acre lush green garden with a 150-year-old mansion at its centre, rich with cultural heritage and historical significance. Interposed within this natural habitat, there are 25 villas with private pools, cautiously designed and built to maintain the ecological balance of the surroundings. Enjoy our carefully crafted fine dining experience at the main restaurant or dine in privacy on your own personal deck or even in a local paddy field.
Our sprawling grounds of 58 acres can be explored on the bicycles we provide or you may call the front desk to book your battery powered golf buggy to drive you about. The property features landscaped gardens abundant with flowering plants that wrap around its Olympic-sized pool. Walk into the comfort of our luxury spa which offers you rejuvenating and relaxing treatments; making Ulagalla one of the most special hotels in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. If you cherish adventure tourism or value visiting majestic archaeological sites, Ulagalla is the place to visit. This is after all the land where great Kings once reigned. It is a 30-minute drive to the archaeological sites in Anuradhapura and an hour away from the great rock fortress of Sigiriya, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Our accommodations are simply exquisite and are among the most luxurious villas in Sri Lanka. Your very own ‘villa’, your royal abode, comes with a king-sized bed, cosy sofas, wooden floors, and spacious terraces to create an atmosphere of pure luxury and extravagance. You have a choice of 20 Pool Villas, each its own sanctuary. The calm and serene beauty of Anuradhapura surrounds your holiday home. The views from within are breathtaking – you have a choice of awe-inspiring views of lush green paddy fields, the neighbouring jungle which teems with life, or a tranquil lake with its inviting waters
Nikawewa 2 Bedroom Pool Villa
Nikawewa, the exquisitely and elegantly furnished 3,371 sq ft Pool Villa is ideal for a truly comfortable and memorable holiday. The villa comes with two bedrooms, living and dining areas, and its 180-degree glass wall gives its occupants a picturesque view of a 17-acre paddy field. A full-length pool links the man made villa with the abundant beauty of nature with delicate intricacy, making it one of the most unique resorts in Anuradhapura.
Ulagalla Pool Villa
The square area of each of the 19 Pool Villas at Ulagalla is over 1,370 square feet; fitting for a cosy and private holiday for a small family unit. Its glass wall offers an unobstructed, panoramic view of the scenic, unspoiled, natural glory of the surrounding of these villas in Anuradhapura. Within the villa is pure luxury and comfort. Equipped with air conditioning, high-end entertainment systems, and all the modern amenities Ulagalla gives you one of the most luxurious experiences amongst the Sri Lankan hotels. All villas of the hotel, have its own deck and secluded private plunge pool, making it a unique and unparalleled destination.
Deluxe Ulagalla Villa
A haven of intimate luxury and comfort, in a setting infused with the serenity of being close to nature. The stunning Deluxe Pool Villas at Ulagalla boast 2,278 sq feet of splendour. Step through the foyer into the comfort of a spacious bedroom, augmented by a dressing space and flanked by an elegant bathroom with a shower and bathtub, to suit your preference. The ample living room is only second to the stunning 700-sqft outdoor deck which features day beds, a second bathroom, a dining space, and of course the pièce de résistance – the plunge pool.
Enjoy our carefully crafted fine dining experience at the main restaurant or dine in privacy on your own personal deck or even in a local paddy field. Our en suite dining options are numerous and we are ever willing to meet your every whim with an unparalleled attention to detail. We believe that this is what truly sets us apart from other five-star hotels in Anuradhapura. We don’t make concessions when it comes to offering the best and we guarantee the freshest of locally-produced ingredients, some of which comes from our own gardens and the surrounding paddy fields.
Sample the exotic flavours of our local cuisine amidst the lush jungle backdrop, dine under the stars with a romantic beachside picnic, or have a private barbeque on the beach with your personal chef and waiter.
At Liyawela restaurant, your dining experience will be undoubtedly unforgettable. Thetraditional furnishing,emphasised by the multiple shades of brown,brings out the characteristic dry zone atmosphere. This cosy dining venue offers you the best of Sri Lankan, Eastern and Western cuisine as well as fusion fare. The restaurant’s upper deck provides a captivating view of the lush green vegetation that surrounds the resort. Come savour and relish a scrumptious meal unlike any other luxury resort in Anuradhapura, in the soothing cool breeze at Liyawela.
You haven’t tasted Sri Lanka, locals say, until you fully experience an authentic “Kamatha” meal – rice paddy dining pavilion serving revered royal recipes from a Kingdom long forgotten. The Kamatha, a new dining experience by Ulagalla’s award winning team, set in the centre of a working paddy (rice) field brings together travellers and locals who have an appetite for exploring flavours.
On this epicurean adventure you will sample traditional dishes, explore old world ingredients and even work with home cooks and their favourite recipes. You will learn ; how the traditions of a Kingdom are reflected in the myriad of fragrant spices and seasonings, about the utensils still in use after 2000 years and of the preparation of food in hand made clay pots and open wood fires at a whole different taste. These thoughtful multi-course meals incorporate vegetables harvested at Ulaglla’s organic farm, lake fish and free-range meats sourced locally and traditional breads and old-world rice, the signature crop of Ulagalla’s paddy fields.
Deep within its lush green vegetation, Ulagalla offers an exclusive dining experience to its guests who desire privacy. Imagine a table set for two in a middle of a peaceful “kamatha” – the threshing ground of a paddy field – that offers the perfect ambience to savour the authentic flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine or experience a sumptuous barbecue meal. If your preference is to spend a romantic candlelit dinner, the observation deck at Ulagalla has the perfect setting.
Our sprawling grounds of 58 acres can be explored on the bicycles we provide or you may call the front desk to book your battery powered golf buggy to drive you about. The property features landscaped gardens abundant with flowering plants that wrap around its Olympic-sized pool. Walk into the comfort of our luxury Spa which offers you rejuvenating and relaxing treatments; making Ulagalla one of the most special hotels in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
Facilities at Ulagalla include a fully equipped gym, pool, sauna, archery stations, canoeing, kayaking and horseback riding. There is a spa with two open-air, private therapy rooms, offering Balinese or Thai massages, as well as traditional Sri Lankan Ayurvedic treatments. There is also a gym and a large outdoor central swimming pool.
You may want to laze around, or just lie in bed; do nothing and just enjoy the peace and quiet of our resort and its hospitality. However, if you’d like to add a bit of activity, discovery, and colour to your vacation, here in the middle of the ‘Cultural Triangle’, there’s a wealth of places to visit and explore. Many of the things you could do and see in Anuradhapura are within a few minutes’ walk or bicycle ride from the hotel.
The walls of our luxurious spa at Ulagalla are built with wattle and have an inconspicuous appearance. It is further concealedand is obscured by lush foliage that surrounds it. It is hidden to all but the ones who seek it; our luxury spa is one of the best hotels in Anuradhapura for some wonderfully indulgent pampering.
Veiled to the world and its cares, our spa is built to resemble an underground cavern of perfect equanimity and is not only unique in appearance but also offers an experience that is inimitable –from a simple massage to signature treatments to rejuvenate you from your crown to your toes.
Our expert spa therapists are recognised as some of the best in Sri Lanka with international expertise and training. All our spa treatments and products are of exceptional quality and conform to international standards; you can rest assured that you are in the safest hands when you step into the spa at Ulagalla.