Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

At the opulent and eco-friendly Ulagalla you’ll be treated like the nobility that used to live here. A magnificent 150-year-old mansion house sits as the centre piece for their signature villas dotted around its 58 acres of lush greenery. Here, white flowering trees match the elegant wooden sun loungers that surround the over-sized swimming pool.
Perfect forAn eco-escape of indulgent luxury to base yourself during your exploration of the Cultural Triangle.
In the knowFamed for its unique welcome ceremony, your entry to the hotel will incorporate oil lamps, ringing bells and a complimentary photo to take home with you.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • Hideaway
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview


Anuradhapura, the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.

Rooms at Ulagalla

20 eco villas all with private plunge pools, terrace and floor to ceiling windows enjoy a panoramic view of the lush paddy fields, forest or expansive lake. For larger groups, we recommend indulging in the Nikawewa Villa: a two bedroom haven amidst the rice paddies, with a private pool, an expansive sun deck and a 24 hour butler to tend to your every need.

Food and Facilities

Ulagalla offers a truly bespoke dining experience. The main restaurant serves local and Western inspired dishes, but what you eat, when you eat and where you eat it, is totally up to you - even if that means getting it delivered to the tranquillity of the secret spa. Hidden amongst the foliage, the spa is designed to resemble an underground cavern; with a range of treatments, it’s an idyllic setting to relax to the sound of the trickling waterfalls.

Activities at Ulagalla

Ulagalla is perfectly located to explore Anuradhapura. Widely acknowledged as the first capital of Sri Lanka, it houses some of the country’s best preserved ruins – not to mention its own status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Back in Ulagalla you can explore 58 acres of natural beauty on foot, bicycle or even horseback, with Ulagalla’s equine residents: Sharm and Scotch - take the resident naturalist with you as an expert guide.

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