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4.9 / 5Exceptional
17 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Udawalawe National Park
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Udawalawe National Park
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Hambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)
    66 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Uda Walawe National Park
    79 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Clay House

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Tree House

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Tree House

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


La Pentera is located in Thanamalvila. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Udawalawe National Park and Uda Walawe National Park.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Udawalawe National Park - 6 min drive
  • Udawalawe National Park - 11 min drive
  • Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage - 66 min drive
  • Uda Walawe National Park - 79 min drive
  • Diyaluma Falls - 93 min drive

About this property

La Pentera

3-star lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace and 24-hour room service. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find fridges, free newspapers and free bottled water.
La Pentera offers 4 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.
This Thanamalvila lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free breakfast available
1 restaurant
24-hour room service

Things to do

Bike hire

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area
Rooftop terrace


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free toiletries


TV channels
flat-screen TV
premium channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

La Pentera is a unique property and it is conveniently located around 30 minutes drive to the entrance of the Udawalawe National Park. Our host is very friendly and helpful, going above and beyond our expectations and making sure we have the best time in the property. The evening walk around the lake area is awesome, and the hammocks, swings and mini rock climb is nice too. We had our best Sri Lankan cuisine in this resort, the chicken curry is full of flavours and spices. Definitely recommend you to stay here and would highly suggest staying for 2 nights, and do their full day tour to the safari park, lunch and river swim. We wished we had more time to do these activities.

Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Really special place

We stayed here for one night, using it as a base to visit Uda Walawe national park. Stayed in a tree house which was a memorable experience ! The staff were really helpful - very responsive via email before we arrived, helping us to organise a canoe ride and a safari which were the highlights of our holiday. From the moment we arrived, we were well-looked after, with excellent food and service throughout. Would definitely recommend La Pentera to others.

Pros: Loved staying in a tree house, plus excellent service from the staff before and during our stay.

Cons: Better signage from the village ! (our taxi driver had problems finding it).

Location: Canoe ride on the lake, safari in Uda Walawe, visit to elephant transit home

Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wonderful stay

we loved staying at la Pentera. It is close to beautiful national parks. The staff is very helpful and arranged all of our activities many of which were free. The food is tasty. The tree house accommodations are beautiful and ingenious! Wish we could have stayed longer. The pictures in the listing do not do the site justice. It was magical.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Quirky luxury tree houses near Udawalawe National

An amazing place well managed. Stayed in one of their new quirky tree houses. Very comfortable. Food delicious. Well positioned for safaris to Udawalawe Nation Park and Elephant transit home.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Superb three day stay.

Staff were superb, very friendly and keen to please. We really enjoyed our stay. The food was particularly good for vegetarians and the chef produced tasty food every meal. We enjoyed the trips out, particularly the spontaneous trip to the mango and coconut plantation. Service was always excellent with extras added, like cakes with our tea. We are looking forward to returning in the near future.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2017

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