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Kottawatta Village

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUdawalawe Reservoir4 min drive
    Popular LocationUdawalawa Elephant Orphanage4 min drive
    Popular LocationMaduwanwela Walawwa30 min drive
    AirportHambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)57 min drive

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  • Luxury Double Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Poolside

    Room amenities

    • 371 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Double Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Poolside
  • Standard Tent, 1 Bedroom, River View, Garden Area

    Room amenities

    • 19 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Tent, 1 Bedroom, River View, Garden Area
  • Luxury Tent

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLuxury Tent

About this area


Located in Embilipitiya, Kottawatta Village is in the historical district and on the waterfront. Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Udawalawe National Park and Udawalawe Reservoir.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Udawalawe Reservoir - 4 min drive
  • Udawalawe National Park - 4 min drive
  • Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage - 4 min drive
  • Maduwanwela Walawwa - 30 min drive
  • Ereporu Ganga Waterfalls - 36 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Ice Burge restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Athgira - 4 min drive
  • Frozen Lemon Restaurant - 8 min drive
  • Birds Paradise Inn - 8 min drive
  • Lalo's Clock Inn - 12 min drive
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About this property

Kottawatta Village

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a swim-up bar, a coffee shop/café and a 24-hour business centre are on-site. All 20 rooms boast fireplaces, and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Free wired Internet and separate living rooms are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
Kottawatta Village offers 20 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, bidets and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

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
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: USD 7 for adults and USD 7 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate living room


  • Banquet hall
  • Newspapers in reception
  • Reception hall

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate living room

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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 7 for adults and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 228.94 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

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 and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Kottawatta Village Hotel Udawalawa
Kottawatta Village Hotel
Kottawatta Village Udawalawa
Kottawatta Village
Kottawatta Village Hotel Embilipitiya
Kottawatta Village Embilipitiya
Kottawatta ge Embilipitiya
Kottawatta Village Hotel
Kottawatta Village Embilipitiya
Kottawatta Village Hotel Embilipitiya

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kottawatta Village and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kottawatta Village offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kottawatta Village cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Kottawatta Village?
As of 23 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kottawatta Village on 24 Jan 2021 start from NZ$92, 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 Kottawatta Village have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Kottawatta Village pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kottawatta Village?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Kottawatta Village?
Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Kottawatta Village?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Kottawatta Village provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 228.94 per vehicle, roundtrip, applies.
Where is Kottawatta Village located?
This family-friendly Embilipitiya hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and Udawalawe National Park. Udawalawe Reservoir is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 49 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
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4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 49 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 49 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 49 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff made me feel welcome and safe from the moment I arrived. They organised for me to share a morning safari with another couple who were staying there - this way we all saved money and it’s better for the environment. I really appreciated this! Our guide for the Safari “Parera” was fantastic! He made sure we were the second Jeep in the park, and drive quickly but safely and professionally. He knew many species of animal and always stopped for everything. He could spot a gecko on a tree ten metres away! When we reached the end of our safari we found a mother and baby elephant having a mud bath. It was so beautiful and we watched for so long even though we went over time - Parera called the hotel and made sure they waited for us to return so we could have breakfast and watch the elephants for longer. Thank you so much Parera!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. We absolutely loved the outdoor bathroom. The fish massage, pool and gardens make it a very relaxing stay. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to please guests. We enjoyed the idea of the outside bathroom, but there were thousands of ants. The grounds were lovely as well. Restaurant is okay but I loved the special "date night" tables they had
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
They may give your room away!
We booked 2 months in advance and had been in contact with resort in the weeks leading up to our trip. When we arrived, we were told they didn’t have our booked room available as the had double booked it. They offered a tent, which we didn’t want as we had been camping up to this point and wanted closed walls to keep insects out. They weren’t apologetic at all and we found a different place to stay as a result. We wouldn’t book again. Poor customer service. Lack of consideration for plans around travel. And we found out later that they overcharge for safaris. So we are glad we didn’t end up with them.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Basic accommodation set in nice grounds with two decent swimming pools. Go for the poolside rooms if you want to stay here. This property also can organise jeep safaris to the Udawalawe park. Email the hotel to organise this ahead of time, we’ll worth it. Did 6 hour tour with breakfast, guide was excellent. Saw dozens of elephants. Much better than Yala for elephant and other wildlife spotting (did an 8 hr trip to Yala the next day and saw almost nothing as the forest is so dense at times and overcrowded with noisy jeeps)
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

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