Only opened in 2012, the Grand Uda Walawe is a clean, modern and welcome addition to an area with limited hotel options. The 57 room property sits within 7 acres of land, just 500 metres from the elephant orphange and a five minute drive from Uda Walawe National Park. The rooms are spacious and sleek with bright white walls and contemporary bathrooms. They are by no means luxurious but they do offer a good level of comfort. There’s a great pool central to the property, a gym and a restaurant serving international and Sri Lankan cuisine. We feel this is a good value and comfortable base, ideal when visiting Uda Walawe National Park.