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Uga Ulagalla

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka


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Luxury Holidays At Uga Ulagalla

Enjoying a prime location in 58 acres of lush greenery, and in the very heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, Ulagalla in Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka’s most luxurious boutique hotel. Like an ornate oasis in emerald fields, Ulagalla is a reformed ancestral estate once belonging to Anuradhapura nobility, and the refined ambience of prestige remains ever present. The main hotel is located within a 150 year-old mansion whilst the 20 private ecologically-designed villas are spread throughout the spacious, lush landscape of the estate grounds. The restored mansion houses the resorts signature restaurant, Liyawela, restaurant and wine cellar.

Sri Lankan hospitality is world renowned, and guests can experience the dedicated, personal service in a truly beautiful setting throughout their stay at Ulagalla. The hotel can design tailor-made itineraries for guests to nearby areas of interest including temples, national parks, an ancient Buddhist monastery and the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura. Ulagalla boasts all-villa accommodation, including the two bedroom Nikawewa Villa with private pool and signature Ulagalla Villas each with plunge pool. All villas feature luxury amenities, maid service three times daily and entertainment facilities. The resort also comprises a luxury spa, Uga Spa, where the Balinese Massage is not to be missed. There is also a fitness suite and Olympic-size swimming pool to enjoy. Guests can explore the sprawling resort grounds in a golf buggy, whilst the sedate pace of this serene resort is sure to appeal to those seeking a relaxing and culturally-rich luxury holiday.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Luxury boutique resort in a serene, ecological setting
  • Feature: Located in the heart of Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle
  • Rooms: 20 villas
  • Star rating: Member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'
  • Nearest airport: Bandaranayake International Katunayaka
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Location and transfer

Located 4 hours and 30 minutes from Bandaranayake International Airport. The hotel has a heli-pad on site and helicopter transfers can be arranged upon request.

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Hotel Experiences

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Sri Lankan culture on an authentic trip of discovery to Ulagalla. On Poya (full moon) days - holy to Buddhists of Sri Lanka - you can join a local guide to the nearby Veheragala Temple, observing and participating in the traditional rites of Sinhalese Buddhism. For the nature-loving foodie, Ulagalla hosts an informative and interactive guided tour of the organic herb and vegetable garden, before a visit to the traditional hearth kitchen, in which the produce will be transformed into delicious Sri Lankan dishes for you to sample.

Spa Breaks

Nestled within lush, tropical foliage and behind an enchanting waterfall, Ulagalla's luxury spa is a haven of indulgence and serenity. Choose from the extensive menu of spa treatments - including rejuvenating massages, hydrating facials, locally-inspired body treatments and signature rituals - each of which will be carried out by the expert therapists, renowned as among the best in Sri Lanka. By arrangement, an expert yoga instructor can conduct a bespoke programme for your complete relaxation and wellness.


Candlelit private dinners in grounds can be arranged upon request, perfect for stargazing!


Embrace the romance and tranquillity of Ulagalla with the glorious Luxury Honeymoon Package. Start married life in complete bliss as stunning surroundings, impeccable service, unforgettable activities and special little touches make treasured memories that will last a lifetime.


Say "I do" in Sri Lankan paradise - amidst stunning paddy fields or by the glimmering pools - with an intimate and bespoke wedding at Ulagalla. The dedicated planning team will coordinate everything to your desire - organising tailor-made menus of exquisite Asian or international cuisine, the perfect flowers for your taste, the wedding cake of your dreams, and mesmerising entertainment - ensuring that your day exudes serenity, luxury and seamlessness from start to finish.


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