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What To Know

  • The resort sits in a "buffer zone" just outside Yala National Park; because of its location, the staff will escort guests to and from the restaurant and bar before dawn and after dusk
  • Hut 1 has the best view of the beach
  • You'll likely spot animals wandering the premises
  • WiFi is slow but that's to be expected in such a remote location

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Chena Huts By Uga Escapes in Kirinda (Hambantota District), you’ll be within the region of Kirinda Temple and Patanangala Tsunami Memorial. This 5-star resort is within the region of Yatala Dagoba and Yala National Park.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 14 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the resort’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Chena Huts By Uga Escapes
Palatupana
Kirinda, Sri Lanka

Reviews

Honeymoon bliss for foodies and nature lovers
Loopylou123456789

We were always looking forward to this part of our Sri Lankan tour the most. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were in total awe and having stayed at many five star luxury boutique hotels around the world, we are not easily impressed.

This resort is next to the beautiful Indian Ocean and in Yala National Park buffer zone meaning elephants, leopards and lots of other animals could just arrive at the end of your terrace at any moment. The rooms are magnificent. They are spacious, in fact huge, with beautiful comfy oversized beds with plush bedding, a Jack and Jill bathroom with a large deep bathtub and some bath salts that are topped up daily right on your wine table (bliss) and the decked area outside overlooks the beach (some rooms) and the jungle and is private and secluded away from any other rooms. The mini bar and snacks are top quality and the plunge pool with bubbles outside is just the icing on the cake.

We did four safaris and were extremely lucky to see two leopards and two sloth bears which are even more rare than the leopards. We also saw two elephants, a dung beetle, lots of jackals, water buffalo, wild boar, birds and reptiles. If you are a lover of animals in the wild and happy in their own habitat, then this place will make you extremely happy !

The food is absolutely incredible ! If you are foodies then you won’t fail to be impressed. Ganesh (the head chef) went out of his way to make us some special food and chatted to us about the ingredients and how everything was made. He is an absolute inspiration and he has promised to email me a couple of recipes
to try at home.

Dulaj was our Waiter for two days and again he went out of his way to get us everything we wanted. The personal attention is just amazing and reflects the price you pay per night. This is the most expensive but best hotel in Sri Lanka ! Dulaj was a credit to Chena Huts and we hope to stay again and have him serve us.

The staff, surroundings, service, food and animals are some of the best we have encountered. We will be back but for a week next time !

Very nice stay to end our Honey Moon
jessreprezas

Overal our stay was very pleasent. The staff was super nice, always ready to answear our requests and needs. We had always the same waiter during meals, who followed our stay and new our preferences. You feel you have a constant, exclusive and personal treatment.
Food was Ok; varied, tasteful and fresh.
The room was the highlight of the resort - beautifully furnished, clean, confortable; the private pool and the deck turns it into perfection.

That said, we found Chena Huts a little overpriced for what we got. For that price range and an all-inclusive resort, you expect other kind of perks. There is no room service available and the spa treatments are payed extra.
We were told not to use the beach because the sea is dangerous and wild animal encounters are frequent. This is a disappointment, specially when you pick a place precisely for being by the beach. Being inside a natural park, there is not much to do besides safaris and use the pool.
The food is very good but, again, for that kind of price you expect other standards of luxury dining.
We stayed in another Uga resort, pretty similar (or superior) in terms of room facilities and payed much much less.

In sum, I loved Chena Huts and would absolutely come back and recomment it, the downside being the price.

The Chena Huts by Uga Escapes is the best experience we had so far.
sumi_nawo1234

We have traveled around the world, we have stayed in so many places but this is the best out of everything.
Those who are seeking for a relaxing get away with a high class customer service plus luxurious and cozy rooms, this is the ideal place for them.
I should definitely mention their amazing food also.
Thank you very much Dulaj for the amazing service you gave us through out our stay. You just made us feel like we are your family. That was beyond expectations.
No doubts this is one of the best places in the world.
We highly recommend this place and we will be back soon.

Sumiran Gunasekara (An actor and businessman)
Nawodya Gunasekara
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