Ulagalla, one of Uga Escapes’ renowned boutique properties, walked away with a Golden Panther Award for for the Best Boutique Hotel’ 2017 . This was at a recent awards ceremony that was held in Germany.

What’s a Golden Panther Award?

The Golden Panther Award is a prestigious recognition in the world of hospitality, and aims to recognise, and reward outstanding luxury hotels worldwide for their services. This year’s ceremony was an intimate affair with sophistication and poise infused into every element of the proceedings.


Ulagalla by Uga Escapes

Located within Sri Lanka’s famed Cultural Triangle, Ulagalla dates back 150 years, where it first originated as a chieftain’s mansion. With 20 exceedingly private, ecologically built villas that have been artfully positioned throughout 58 acres of sprawling land, Ulagalla stands out for blending in with its lush surroundings. It features a solar farm, responsible for generating over half of the property’s energy requirements. The resort also have their own organic garden and rice paddy fields.

In case you’re curious, Ulagalla is conveniently situated in close proximity to some of the country’s most significant tourist attractions. These include the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, and Sigiriya Rock. Complete with an underground spa that effortlessly rivals others of its kind, its easy to see why the hotel is a premier choice amongst travellers. The resort managed to bag the 2016 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and 2017 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award as well.


What Ulagalla has to offer

Uga Escapes is a fully owned subsidiary of the Finco Group. Incorporated in 1963, the group comprises of several companies recording success in diverse fields. The company owns boutique properties offering unique experiences across the island that include Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach, Trincomalee, and Uga Bay, Pasikudah, Residence by Uga Escapes in the heart of Colombo and the latest addition Chena Huts in Yala.

Ulagalla presents the opportunity to experience some of its unique surrounding attractions that are of great historical cultural significance. Guests at Ulagalla can additionally sample some of the many resort activities that include horse riding, kayaking, archery, cooking lessons and guided village tours along the banks of ancient tanks.



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