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Overview of Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

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Outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUdawalawa Elephant Orphanage19 min walk
    Popular LocationUdawalawe Reservoir3 min drive
    Popular LocationMaduwanwela Walawwa33 min drive
    AirportHambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)72 min drive

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Grand Suite

  • 48 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Super Deluxe Room

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Room

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Luxury Suite

  • 48 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Embilipitiya

Located in Embilipitiya, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is in a rural area and near the boardwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and Udawalawe National Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage - 19 min walk
  • Udawalawe National Park - 2 min drive
  • Udawalawe Reservoir - 3 min drive
  • Maduwanwela Walawwa - 33 min drive
  • Ereporu Ganga Waterfalls - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 158 min drive

Restaurants

  • Una Sevana — 1 min walk
  • Athgira - 19 min walk
  • Birds Paradise Inn - 6 min drive
  • Lalo's Clock Inn - 9 min drive
  • Frozen Lemon Restaurant - 11 min drive
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About this property

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort

5-star, family-friendly hotel near Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage
This hotel features an attached winery, a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site. All 79 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus free wired Internet and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. 24-hour room service, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort offers 79 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. This Embilipitiya hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: USD 10 for adults and USD 5 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • On-site winery

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - noon
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 5 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 150 per room
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8 AM to 8 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Udawalawa
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Embilipitiya
Grand Udawalawe Safari Embilipitiya
Udawalawe Safari Embilipitiya
Udawalawe Safari Embilipitiya
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Hotel
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Embilipitiya
Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort Hotel Embilipitiya

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
As of 28 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort on 31 Jan 2021 start from NZ$157, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Is Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Check-in is from 2 PM - noon. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. A fee of USD 150 per room applies.
Where is Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort located?
This family-friendly Embilipitiya hotel is located in a national park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and Udawalawe National Park.
3.9
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 56 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 56 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 56 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 56 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 56 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

3.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The staff were pleasant. The room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit gritty. The décor was gloomy. The food was good.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
great stay in a great hotel
We had a fantastic time, the food was great - so many gluten free options, I’m coeliac so that made a huge difference. It was my 30th birthday when we arrived, they decorated my room, gave me a free drink and also made me a gluten free cake and sang to me - brilliant! This hotel was lovely, clean, had great pool and the staff were kind, attentive and always pleasant. we would definitely visit again :)
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good Spot
A great place to stay when planning a safari! Not much else to do in the area and hotel but perfect for a one night trip!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place but very average food
The hotel was nice and well kept. The room was really big and comfortable, the staff was helpful. The biggest issue that we faced was with the food. we are vegetarians so there were very limited choices to begin with (we are used to less options but this was abnormally low). Even the few options that were available tasted very bad. It was excessively salty and slightly under-cooked. The hotel’s safari jeep package was almost double of what we paid outside.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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