Top Hotels in Sri Lanka: TripAdvisor

Water Garden Sigiriya awarded number one in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka for 2019. Luxury and small hotels also celebrated.

HOSPITALITY INSIDER – Water Garden Sigiriya, designed in honour of the historical water gardens surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Site, topped the 2019 Travelers’ Choice for Sri Lanka. Notably, four hotels from each of the Sri Lankan hotel giants Aitken Spence and Jetwing have been selected by TripAdvisor in their Top 25 pick. Both Sri Lankan hotels under Luxury resort brand Anantara have also clinched spots on the listing.

In the luxury category, three hotels under boutique chain Uga Escapes were picked for the Top 10, including Ulagalla which topped the list.

Buckingham Place in Rekawa topped the list for the small hotel category. Asia Leisure Hotels and Manor House Concepts each have three hotels recognised in the top 25 small hotels.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka


  1. Water Garden Sigiriya
  2. Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes
  3. Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
  4. Anantara Kalutara Resort
  5. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
  6. Cape Weligama
  7. The Fortress
  8. Jetwing Lake
  9. Anantaya Resort & Spa
  10. Jetwing Vil Uyana
  11. Cinnamon Lakeside
  12. Hotel Mermaid & Club
  13. Jetwing Yala
  14. Club Hotel Dolphin
  15. Heritance Negombo
  16. The Grand Kandyan Hotel
  17. Amaara Forest Hotel Sigiriya
  18. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
  19. The Blue Water
  20. Heritance Kandalama
  21. Heritance Tea Factory
  22. Heritance Ahungalla
  23. Colombo Court Hotel & Spa
  24. Jetwing Lagoon
  25. Hotel Riu


Top 25 Small Hotels


  1. Buckingham Place
  2. Ulagalla by Uga Escapes
  3. Ceylon Tea Trails – Relais & Chateaux
  4. Reef Villa & Spa
  5. Villa Saffron Hikkaduwa
  6. Lake Lodge Boutique Hotel
  7. Jim’s Farm Villas
  8. Maniumpathy
  9. Horathapola Estate
  10. KK Beach
  11. Niyagama House
  12. Aditya
  13. The River House
  14. Tamarind Hill
  15. Taprobana Wadduwa
  16. The Wallawwa
  17. Santani Wellness Resort & Spa
  18. Coco Tangalla
  19. CoCoBay Unawatuna
  20. Kahanda Kanda
  21. The Last House
  22. Amba Ayurveda Boutique Hotel
  23. Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel
  24. The Secret Ella
  25. Residence by Uga Escapes


Top 10 Luxury Hotels


  1. Ulgalla by Uga Escapes
  2. Ceylon Tea Trails
  3. Aditya
  4. Anantara Kalutara Resort
  5. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
  6. Water Garden Sigiriya
  7. KK Beach
  8. Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes
  9. Uga Bay by Uga Escapes
  10. The Fortress Resort & Spa


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