Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler
A Fabulous Hotel in a Very Convenient LocationPosted Oct 10, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel & grounds were wonderful. There was loads of wildlife, including mongeese, monitor lizzards, grey slender loris & a resident crocodile. The room, restaurant & swimming pool were all excellent. There were also plenty of places to sit & read outside the room eg a library area.
by A verified traveler
Luxurious Relaxing ParadisePosted Oct 4, 2016 on Hotels
Beautiful from start to finish
Posted Jul 23, 2016 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NSW
Sigiriya WonderPosted May 5, 2016
Pros: Eco friendly, large rooms, huge bathrooms, partly external, exciting design. Set in a large spaced footprirnt.
Cons: Better signposting to find the way.
Location: Apart from Sigiriya, there are a number of sites within driving distance, including the Cave Temples. We met an elephant about 30kms down the road.
Sri Lanka offers many surprises. This hotel is one of them and a great place to stay. Great rooms, excellent food and facilities. It is on the more expensive end but worth it. It is also a bit out of the way so you cannot walk to alternate restaurants/cafes but facilities are great. It is very close to Sigiriya Rock so you can climb it in the morning and then return to the hotel and relax in the pool, watching the 'pet' crocodile.
by James from London
Sri Lankan luxuryPosted Oct 27, 2015 on Hotels
We had a wonderful stay at Vil Uyana. The grounds are stunning and full of wildlife giving a great ambience to the hotel. All the services and facilities were first class and the staff were exceptionally helpful.
by Jebin from Indian
Nice hotel for couplesPosted Sep 24, 2015 on Hotels
Good for honeymoon staying and good refreshment
by A verified traveler
A remarkable stay at a 5-star zoo.Posted Aug 19, 2015 on Hotels
Vil Uyana is an incredible hotel; it's a place where you can access a huge part of what makes Sri Lanka such an extraordinary country. It's built in a restored wetland, so is a bit like staying at the zoo, in the best sense: on the way to breakfast or back from dinner, you see peacocks, langur monkeys, giant water monitor lizards, eagles, bats, civets, frogs, iguanas, lorises. As we left the hotel one day, a wild elephant was right by the roadside, having breakfast. (If you've seen Disney's "Monkey Kingdom", you'll have some sense of the amazing animals; it was filmed at Polonnaruwa, which is close by). The food is good, the public spaces beautiful, the location close to many astonishing ancient sites nearby (as well as several national parks, where you can see elephants by the dozens or hundreds, depending on the season). The staff is warm, courteous, and extraordinarily helpful. There are a few extremely minor bumps because of the remote location -- there is wi-fi everywhere but it is medium-speed, not high-speed (but how do they even manage to have internet access in this wild place? That's a miracle in itself). And during a particularly strong downpour, the power went out twice for two seconds each time. It was barely noticeable. We give this our highest possible recommendation.
by Vivian from Los Angeles
Posted Aug 16, 2015 on Hotels
gorgeous grounds with plenty of monkeys and peacocks about; impressive large room/villa with comfortable ac and good wifi; caution - bathroom with open toilet (no divider from shower and no formal wall/door from room); very friendly and helpful staff; nice public area (library, lounge, pool) and restaurant with pretty good options. only wish we had stayed for more than one night!
by Jacqueline from Hong Kong
Luxury resort with natural surroundings.Posted Jun 22, 2015 on Hotels
The experience was amazing - being in the hotel was like being in a national wildlife reserve! We saw elephants, crocodiles and lots of birds. The villas with views of the lake or the rice paddy fields were far nicer than the cheaper ones, which could get a bit too dark. Compared to some other outdoor bathrooms this one was okay - only the shower and bath were outside but still if you hate insects, better make sure they give you a room with the bathroom indoors. Food was good too, and the service attentive.
by A verified traveler from Los angels, CA
WORST EXPERIENCE, DON'T GO THERE.Posted May 12, 2015
From Los Angeles: Booked this via Expedia for two nights for my brother's honeymoon. They got the worst experience as they had food poison and ended up in the Hospital at thier honeymoon. Appearantly one waiter has told my brother that they serve the remaining dishes to other customers. First night they had a power cut off all of a sudden in a cottage middle of a paddy field and then electricity provided by generators. After the food poison, this so called hotel chain with this class did not have an emergency plan or onsite doctor or any urgent care. My brother and his wife had to stay in Dambulla hospital( Dambulla hospital doctors and staff were 200% supportive, big thanks for that) on his wedding night due to the ignorance of this hotel management, staff. OUR FAMILY IS REALLY SAD AND DISSAPOINTED FOR WHAT HAD HAPPEN AS THIS CAUSED HEAVILY FOR THE NEXT DAY HOME COMING OF THE COUPLE, AND AFTER PARTY CELEBRATIONS. DO YOUR SELF A FAVOR. DO NOT GO THERE.