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Lake Serenity Boutique Hotel
Lake Serenity Boutique Hotel
8.0 Excellent
Gonapitiya,Kuruvita,Rathnapura, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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17.2 mi from city centre, Kitulgala 
ExcellentBased on 29 reviews
8.0

Lake Serenity Resort & SPA is located in Kuruwita and features free wireless internet. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and a lake.

Gallene Gala Nature Resort
Gallene Gala Nature Resort
8.6 Excellent
G18, Malwatta Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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3.0 mi from city centre, Kitulgala 
ExcellentBased on 199 reviews
8.6

Gallene Gala Nature Resort provides a comfortable setting when in Kitulgala. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

Palmstone Retreat
Palmstone Retreat
8.8 Excellent
Koskanuwala Watta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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2.1 mi from city centre, Kitulgala 
ExcellentBased on 68 reviews
8.8

This comfortable property in Kitulgala offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned chalets.

Kitulgala Heritage Resort
Kitulgala Heritage Resort
7.2 Good
Lg Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre, Kitulgala 
GoodBased on 27 reviews
7.2

Kitulgala Heritage Resort is situated in Kitulgala and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, room service and an airport shuttle.

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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Kitulgala:£46/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£7/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
£9 - £166
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£8 - £59
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Gallene Gala Nature Resort
Gallene Gala Nature Resort
8.6 Excellent
G18, Malwatta Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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3.0 mi from city centre,  

Gallene Gala Nature Resort provides a comfortable setting when in Kitulgala. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

£14
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Kitulgala Heritage Resort
Kitulgala Heritage Resort
7.2 Good
Lg Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

Kitulgala Heritage Resort is situated in Kitulgala and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, room service and an airport shuttle.

£24
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Lake Serenity Boutique Hotel
Lake Serenity Boutique Hotel
8.0 Excellent
Gonapitiya,Kuruvita,Rathnapura, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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17.2 mi from city centre,  

Lake Serenity Resort & SPA is located in Kuruwita and features free wireless internet. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and a lake.

£74
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Palmstone Retreat
Palmstone Retreat
8.8 Excellent
Koskanuwala Watta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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2.1 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable property in Kitulgala offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned chalets.

£112
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Hotel prices in Kitulgala

2 stars or below

£14 - £24

Kitulgala Heritage Resort

No. 1 most popular

£24
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Gallene Gala Nature Resort

Best value

£14
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About Kitulgala

Famed as the film setting for the 1957 movie “The Bridge over the River Kwai”, Kitulgala is perched on the banks of the Kelani River east of Colombo. It’s renowned as a base for whitewater rafting expeditions and adventure-based activities, with spectacular caves and waterfalls found in the surrounding region.

Things to do

Spend a day trekking through Kitulgala’s lush rainforest, which is fed by two annual monsoons and is one of the wettest places in Sri Lanka. The area attracts birdwatchers from around the globe, with endemic species such as Sri Lanka spurfowl, spot-winged thrush and green-billed coucal among the highlights. The country’s most recently discovered bird, the Serendib scops owl, was also heard making its distinctive “poo-ooo” call here.

Join one of the local operators on an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting adventure down the mighty Kelani River. In addition to tackling its five major rapids (plus four smaller ones), the journey offers scenic views of the Kitulgala rainforest and its mountainous surroundings.

Kitulgala is an excellent base for visiting Aberdeen Falls, a 98-metre-high cascade on the Kehelgamu Oya, one of the major tributaries of the Kelani River. It lies on the northern edge of the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, which is home to the sacred summit of Sri Pada/Adam’s Peak. Join the pilgrims ascending its stairs in the early hours of the morning, with the reward being unforgettable sunrise views across Sri Lanka.

Getting around

Kitulgala is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Colombo and Bandaranaike International Airport, with regular buses connecting to the Sri Lankan capital. The town itself is compact enough to explore on foot while an abundance of tuk-tuks is available for accessing the surrounding tea plantations and natural wonders.

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  • What are the best hotels in Kitulgala?

    Rafters Retreat is a very popular hotel in Kitulgala, with a score of 8.6 from 35 reviews. Forest Edge (8.5 from 16 reviews) and Lake Serenity Boutique Hotel (8.0 from 29 reviews) are also highly rated Kitulgala hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Kitulgala cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Kitulgala have been around £73 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kitulgala?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Kitulgala hotels have prices starting from as low as £11/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.