The 11 Best Hotels For Families In Udawalawe For Any Budget
There aren’t actually any hotels for families in Udawalawe National Park itself so we have included recommendations for families near Udawalawe. One of them is, in fact, opposite the gates and you can’t really get any closer than that!
Want to know more about visiting Sri Lanka with kids? Take a look at our 14 day Sri Lankan itinerary as well as our recommendations for the most family-friendly Sri Lankan accommodation in the main tourist destinations.
And before you go, here’s everything you need to know before visiting Sri Lanka with kids.
Our tip for staying in Udawalawe with kids is to look for places with mosquito nets (unless you are in a large hotel with air conditioning). Being situated close to a large body of water, mosquitoes are very prevalent in Udawalawe. If you want to learn more about Udawalawe before you go, here is the official Udawalawe National Park website.
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Budget hotels for families in Udawalawe
Some of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka with kids are on the budget end of the scale. They are the smaller homestays where you will really get to experience the Sri Lankan hospitality.
The food will be home cooked and you will get to chat with the hosts. These are our recommendations for excellent budget-friendly hotels for families in Udawalawe.
Peacock Riverside – very simple and cheap family room with 2 double beds located just under 4 miles from Udawalawe. We recommend it for the food and for the warm welcome from the hosts who arranged our safari for us. Mosquito nets and breakfast are included.
Vimanra Udawalawa – lovely family rooms that sleep up to 4 located around 8 miles from Udawalawe. They have a beautiful infinity pool and are surrounded by rice paddies. A lovely breakfast is included. It is a great budget family hotel in Udawalawe with pool.
Buddika Safari & Resort – this is about as close as you can get to Udawalawe National Park – almost opposite the entrance. They have small family rooms (for up to 3 people) which are quite basic but they do have aircon and a children’s playground.
Mango Tree House – safari style chalet with family suites with two double beds. It is located around 7 miles from Udawalawe but it is in a lovely setting. We love the outdoor showers!
Mid range family accommodation in Udawalawe
There is a lot of mid range accommodation for families in Udawalawe National Park so we have picked a selection of the best to try to suit most families.
Athgira River Camping – safari-style tents very close to the park with 2 outdoor swimming pools and great Sri Lankan food in their restaurant. Their deluxe tents accommodate families of 4 with mosquito nets available.
Kalu’s Hideaway – located about 2 miles from Udawalawe, the rooms are for 2 people but they offer interconnecting rooms for families. This is a truly lovely family accommodation with a pool near Udawalawe National Park.
Centauria Wild is located just over half a mile from Udawalawe National Park, making it one of the closest hotels to Udawalawe for families. It has 2 bedroom family suites, a large pool and a spa and restaurant.
Makulu Safari Camping – lovely safari tents around 4 miles from Udawalawe that sleep up to 4 in two large double beds. Mosquito nets provided and breakfast is included.
La Casa Udawalawe – this tree house style accommodation is one of the more unique places to stay in Udawalawe with kids! The views from the balconies are lovely and breakfast is included as well as mosquito nets. It is located around 3 miles from Udawalawe.
Luxury family hotels in Udawalawe
There isn’t a huge choice of luxury hotels for families in Udawalawe. If you want the luxury safari accommodation experience, you will find that Yala National Park has a lot more choice.
The best luxury accommodation for families in Udawalawe are:
Royal Reach Family Resort – located around 9 miles from Udawalawe, this family-friendly resort offers huge family suites. There is a playground and a large pool. All rooms have a pool view. There is the option to go all-inclusive here.
Nil Diya Mandaka Safari Lodge – the super deluxe family rooms at this hotel are actually quite basic, but the facilities are excellent. They have a gorgeous pool area which is perfect for kids. It is located about 5.5 miles from Udawalawe.