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30 rooms from $281 per night

“Luxury thatched cabanas set on stilts over a man made lake filled with nature. Huge rooms, large windows and decks overlooking the wetlands - perfect for birdwatching. Peaceful library, large infinity pool, and spa. A unique retreat in natural surroundings. ”

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“Luxury thatched cabanas set on stilts over a man made lake filled with nature. Huge rooms, large windows and decks overlooking the wetlands - perfect for birdwatching. Peaceful library, large infinity pool, and spa. A unique retreat in natural surroundings. ”

Hotel Overview

“Vil Uyana is a luxurious treat to be enjoyed at the end of a road trip or after long days of sightseeing. Allow at least two days as there is much to enjoy. The treehouses and the guesthouse on stilts with huge rooms and large windows and decks overlooking the water allow excellent birdwatching: eat breakfast watching sea eagles and Brahminy kites at close range (though quite a lot of London pigeons seem to have moved in too). A peaceful library sits over the water and there is a large infinity pool at marsh level. Opt for the Sri Lankan menu rather than Western food.”

Recommended for
  • Back to Nature
  • Independent water huts on stilts over a man made lake in the wetland wildlife reserve.
 

Written by Lincoln Seligman

Facilities

  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Bicycle hire
  • No pets
  • Massage
  • Outdoor dining
  • In room DVD
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Car not required
  • In room music system
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lovely Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Private villas
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • This region is known as a haven for bird watchers with over 120 recorded species visable from your porch!
  • Other Activities
  • Take a tour of the Minneriya National Park and witness 'The Gathering' the largest congregation of elephants in Sri Lanka.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the reed beds and paddy fields of this man made wetland reserve.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Situated on a private wetland reserve, the hotel holds its own wildlife watching tours.
  • Sights nearby
  • The resort lies under the shadow of the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya or "Lion Mountain".

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“Jetwing’s newest and most ambitious project located within 5km of the ‘8th Wonder of the World’-Sigiriya- is the creation of a truly ‘Lifestyle Hotel’, Jetwing Vil Uyana. The challenge of introducing a wetland system on reclaimed agricultural lands within the Dry Zone, providing the unique backdrop for this exciting new property. Drawing from the local, rural traditions, the buildings grow not out, but into the landscape. The ‘habitats’ naturalized by local flora and fauna will create the timelessness of a healthy ecosystem providing the setting for peace and tranquility. With the first man-made lakes since King Parakramabahu’s era in the 11th century, this exciting feature allows for the first time in Sri Lanka dwellings to be built over water.”

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30 rooms from $281 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Back to Nature
  • Independent water huts on stilts over a man made lake in the wetland wildlife reserve.
Activities
  • Birdwatching
  • This region is known as a haven for bird watchers with over 120 recorded species visable from your porch!
  • Other Activities
  • Take a tour of the Minneriya National Park and witness 'The Gathering' the largest congregation of elephants in Sri Lanka.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the reed beds and paddy fields of this man made wetland reserve.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Situated on a private wetland reserve, the hotel holds its own wildlife watching tours.
  • Sights nearby
  • The resort lies under the shadow of the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya or "Lion Mountain".
Other highlights
  • Full of character
  • Eco
  • Remote
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Riverside
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant
  • Lakeside
  • Spa
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing
  • Quirky

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