About Us

Located in Udawalawe, Hotel Sobana is a charming holiday resort where you can spend a relaxing time with friends and family. The Hotel which is of proximity to the Udawalawe National Park and the Transit Home features a range of accommodation units including three cottages along with superior and deluxe rooms. Guests at Hotel Sobana can enjoy deliciously cooked meals at the in-house restaurant while for recreation there are a heap of activities that you can enjoy. Safaris can be organized to the Udawalawe National Park upon request.


Hotel Sobana is located in the beautiful area of Udawalawe which is located approximately 180km away from the city of Colombo. Udawalawe which is famous for its National Park is found along the boundary of the country's wet and dry zones while the landscape consists of mainly plains and open grasslands along with some mountainous areas, marshlands and forests. The distance from the Mattala Airport is about 28km while the distance from the Hambantota Port is about 37km. Taxi services are also available from the Bandaranaike International Airport while the drive is always a great way to explore and witness the diversity of the island.


Three Cottages and a number of superior and deluxe rooms are available at Hotel Sobana in Udawalawe. All accommodation units are spacious and are equipped with the basic necessities that travellers will need to spend a relaxing stay in Udawalawe. All abodes feature attached bathrooms, hot and cold water, ceiling fan, satellite television, air-conditioning and a safety deposit box. The cottages which are named individually consists of added features including a seating area and a mini bar / mini fridge upon request.


Hotel Sobana in Udawalawe boasts of a myriad of facilities for guests to make use of while holidaying with friends and family. The hotel consists of a restaurant and bar where local specialties and a number of western dishes can be savoured. The hotel also consists of a banquet hall where you can celebrate special occasions. For recreation purposes, there is a charming outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers while there is also an Ayurvedic Treatment Centre where you can enjoy a number of invigorating treatments.

Other facilities available at Hotel Sobana include free Wi-Fi, a badminton court, airport transfers, 24 hour room service, 24 hour security and a doctor who is always on call. Activities such as boating, canoeing, fishing, bird watching and cycling can be organized as well.


The main excursion that you can enjoy in Udawalawe is a safari to the Udawalawe National Park which is always an interesting journey. The Park is an important habitat for Sri Lankan elephants while over 200 elephants are believed to be permanently residing here. There is also an Udawalawe Transit Home which was established to look after orphaned and abandoned elephant calves. You can also spot the rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat, Sri Lankan leopard, sambar deer, wild boar etc within the boundaries of the park. The National Park is also famed as an excellent bird watching site. Other places of interest where you can enjoy excursions to include the Mulkirigala Temple, the Blow Hole, the Tangalle Beach, Tissamaharama Temple, Madunagala Hot Springs, Maduwanwela Walawwa, Yala National Park, Bundala National Park and the Lunugamvehera National Park.


Sobana has a beautiful well maintained big swimming pool.


Guests can enjoy memorable safaris to the Udawalawe National Park where herds of Sri Lankan elephants are present.

Bird Watching

Bird watching is a favoured pastime for most of the travellers who visit Udawalawe.