5.0
Excellent 354 Reviews
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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

5.0 Excellent 354 Reviews
Honeymoon
Reviewed 11 hours ago

We had a fantastic stay at Chena Huts. The location is something very special and comes with all the luxus you can expect in the middle of the wildlife.

The last day they offered a fantastic romantic tabke with a honeymoon cake prepared especially for us. We will come back this is something we promised us.

Oliver, Switzerland

Great expierience!
Reviewed 12 hours ago

We had a wonderful time at Uga Chena Huts! Food was excellent (different menu every day, fresh and local ingredients, meat cooked perfectly), Service very attentive (special thanks to Jaya who‘s done everything for us to enjoy even more), Game drive with expierienced ranger. The accomodation is just amazing; spacious room, comfortable bed, nice terrace with pool and views into the nature, where you could watch wildhogs, peacocks, lizards, birds, squirrels etc right in front of your porch. The whole resort is beautifully built and fitted into the surrounding nature, making you feel part of the jungle. The beach is beautiful, not suited for bathing though and long lonely walks on the beach not possible, but that‘s the price of being in a wildlife reserve with real wild animals. To conclude: It was an amazing stay in a great resort with friendly staff that respect and appreciate the nature!

This is a 7 Star Resort!!!!
Reviewed 4 days ago

OMG!! This is a remarkable place. Every detail is covered. The room is immaculate, the food remarkable, the service sensational, the location unbelievable. This is a must stay place, for several days. Everything about Chena Huts is top quality. The spa treatment was world class. The safaris were amazing with leopards, elephants, sloth bears, a golden jackal and an abundance of birds.

The most amazing property we have ever stayed in
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've stayed in 5* accommodation all over the world, but I actually cried (with delight!) when I walked into our Chena Huts accommodation just outside of Yala National Park. Our hut/room was vast, impeccable and jaw-droppingly stunning. We spent two nights there and wished we could have stayed longer. The morning and evening safaris into Yala National Park were beyond amazing. We saw wildlife that we had never seen before - Asian elephants, monkeys, wild boar, water buffalo, civet cats, a sloth bear, a multitude of deer, crocodiles, mongooses, and yes, 3 leopards - not clear sightings, but we did see their spots! The standard of customer service at the hotel was exceptional, as was the food, made evermore so when an elephant crossed the beach just as we were having dinner. A magical experience all round.

An amazing Hotel in a wonderful location
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had a truly amazing 4 night stay at Chena Huts. The surroundings are wonderful and kept very clean and tendered. We attended safari's twice a day and thanks to the skills of Harry and the driver, we were very lucky to see 3 leopards, a sloth bear, elephants, amazing and colourful tropical birds of all sizes, deer, samba, wild boar, mongoose, crocodile; the list goes on. Harry was fantastic in pointing out all of the fantastic elements of the park, such as the watering holes and incredible landscape. Do not go to Yala National Park just for the Leopards or Bears (you may not see one and took us 6 safari's to capture everything), everything about the park is incredible. As for the Hotel, food and staff, I can not praise everyone enough for their kindest, support and quality of service. If you were late back from the morning safari and missed the breakfast time, they still gave you breakfast; nothing was too much trouble and even a small lizard in our room, which was way to large for my wife's liking was dealt with immediately by a ranger. I must specifically thank the following staff in the restaurant; Jayalath, Dulaj, Anusudha, Lasantha and Nalin (sorry for any misspellings) - impeccable service. To clear up a couple of comments I have read, you can go on the beach during the day without a ranger, but not at night and I advise you don't. We had an elephant visit twice and on one occasion I think he wanted to stay in our hut and around the Hotel, but he looked amazing standing on the beach silhouetted by the moon. We had wild boar, monkeys and water buffalo visit the back of our hut as well; truly amazing, but remember they are wild animals. I can only end by saying that if you get a chance to go to Chena Huts, you must, and the only reason you will be disappointed is that you did not stay longer!!