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10 Best Hotels in Kataragama

Mandara Rosen
4 out of 5
No. 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$94 per night
14.12 km from city centre
3.3/5 (17 reviews)
Great Stay

"It was a great stay and staff was friendly. Good food and hotel was great too."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2019

Mandara Rosen
Tamarind Lake
4.5 out of 5
Kandasuridugama Raja Mawatha, Kataragama, Uva
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$100 per night
13.21 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Family Holiday

"Beautiful scenic environment. Friendly service. Delicious food. Nice place to stay. Very close to religious sites. Inside room comfy and the quality of furniture and bedding need improvements."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Tamarind Lake
Yala Safari Camping
3 out of 5
60, Tissa Lake Road, Yala National Park, Kataragama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$803 per night
11.25 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Cancelled my trip last minute due to the terrorist attack happened on Easter Sunday. But I’ll definitely come back again."…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2019

Yala Safari Camping
Thisara Guest Hotel Rooms
2.5 out of 5
3 Km Kanuwa, Sell Road, Mailagama, Kataragama
The price is AU$29 per night
13.3 km from city centre
1/5 (1 review)
My true comments

"The hotel kept on saying I have not paid, lock all doors and did not allow us to check in until I shown them my confirmation email. The rooms were very dirty especially the toilet. All things were broken in the shower room, no hot water, no blankets. Please keep away from this hotel if possible."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2018

Thisara Guest Hotel Rooms
Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort
3 out of 5
Mathara Gedara, Old Buttala Road, Sellakatharagama, Kataragama
The price is AU$43 per night
13.72 km from city centre
1.3/5 (3 reviews)


Reviewed on 24 Apr. 2017

Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort
Big Game Camp Yala
3 out of 5
Katagamuwa, Yala, Kataragama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$160 per night
10.76 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (31 reviews)

"Wonderful out door experience. Well run by Saman. Very comfortable tent with adequate en suite shower etc. Dinner around the fire was straight out of the film Out of Africa. Very good red wine. Didn’t try the white and the food was excellent. The safari was well worth the early start with a stop ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020

Big Game Camp Yala
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp All-Inclusive - Yala
3.5 out of 5
Yala National Park, Yala, Kataragama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$1,003 per night
11.25 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Perfect honeymoon, best value, unforgettable

"From start to finish the staff made our trip perfect. Incredibly friendly, attentive, always looking to do something a little extra to make your stay unforgettable. Incredible food and accommodation (with hot running water and full comfort!) in a romantic setting surrounded by nature, private safaris ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep. 2019

Mahoora Tented Safari Camp All-Inclusive - Yala
Hotel Sunflower
3.5 out of 5
Depot Rd, Kataragama, UP
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$45 per night
11.78 km from city centre
Hotel Sunflower
Hotel senora kataragama
3 out of 5
No. 121 Pussadewa Mawatha, Kataragama
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$41 per night
12.09 km from city centre
3.4/5 (5 reviews)

"Hotel staff were very good and helpful. Asanka is the man taking care of everybody. He was so good with us on all our request. But hotel is okay. There were lot of bugs came into the room at night. Very scary and cannot sleep peacefully. Staff told us it is common this time of the year but hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2018

Hotel senora kataragama
Wild Trails by Amaya
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11.07 km from city centre
Wild Trails by Amaya
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Visiting Kataragama

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Kataragama, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the safari tours. Tourists can also enjoy the city's temples and parks. In Kataragama, there are 26 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Kataragama

The picturesque setting of Sacred Bo Tree and Weheragala Lake exemplify the city's natural beauty. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Kataragama Archaeological Museum and Yala National Park.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 26 hotels and other lodging options available to choose from in Kataragama. Listed here are some of the places to stay within 5 miles of the city center.

  • Yala Safari Camping is located 4.7 mi from the city center. This 3-star tentalow in Kataragama features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free parking.
  • Sunsung Chiththa Holiday Resort is 3.3 mi from the city's heart. This 3-star hotel in Kataragama features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Heina Nature Resort & Yala Safari is located within 3 mi of the city center. Guests who stay at this 2-star chalet in Kataragama can enjoy access to a restaurant and free parking, along with free WiFi.

Dressing for Kataragama

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 89°F, while the average at night is 74°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 88°F with nighttime averages of 75°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 87°F and nighttime averages of 72°F
  • About 2.48 inches of rain falls on Kataragama each year
  • Usually April and March are the hottest months with an average of 89°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 72°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Kataragama?
Tamarind Lake is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data. This 4.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your visit include Mandara Rosen and Thisara Guest Hotel Rooms.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kataragama, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best deals in Kataragama.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Kataragama?
Thisara Guest Hotel Rooms is a hotel with a restaurant and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good options for your stay with the children include JAYASINGHE HOLIDAY RESORT and Lavendish Okrin Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Kataragama?
Yala Safari Camping is a favourite 3-star tentalow for couples, and features premium bedding and 24-hour room service.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kataragama?
Thisara Guest Hotel Rooms is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Heina Nature Resort & Yala Safari is another good choice for you and your pet.

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