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Elephants in the long grass of Udwalawe National Park

Udawalawe and Embilipitiya

About Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya

Embilipitiya is a small village, situate in southern Sri Lanka, this is rapidly becoming a commercial hub thanks to its convenient location next to the famous Udawalawe National Park. With numerous accommodation options and a well-made traveller infrastructure, this village provides a fantastic base for those seeking to venture into the leafy confines of the nearby reserve. 158km from Colombo, Embilipitiya is easy to access and has its own unique charm.

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Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya Hotels

If you are planning a Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Centauria Tourist Hotel Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Centauria is a chic hotel with comfortable rooms that have balconies overlooking the gorgeous lake. Nothing compares to the spectacle of the setting sun reflecting off the still water. Both eastern and western food is available at the buffet that takes place in the hotel's dining room. Fresh fish from the surrounding lake is barbecued for the pleasure of the guests and special healthy meals are also on offer. The Centauria Hotel lies on the edge Chandrika reservoir, close to the small town of Embilipitiya, and just south of the Udawalawe national park.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Udawalawe National Park and Embilipitiya.

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Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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