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Deluxe Tent, 1 Double Bed, Lake View, Lakeside | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Athgira River Camp

Athgira River Camp

2.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel in Udawalawa with 2 restaurants and indoor pool

8.4/10 Very good

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
Mudunmangada Road, Udawalawa, 70190

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 162 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Ice Burge Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • The Garlic - 6 min drive
  • Athgira - 7 min drive
  • Birds Paradise Inn - 11 min drive
  • Lalo's Clock Inn - 11 min drive

About this property

Athgira River Camp

Athgira River Camp offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 90 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can indulge in massages, and Athgaala, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a seasonal outdoor pool are other features.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


Athgaala – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Wild Bar – On-site bar. Open 24 hours. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 90 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Athgira River Camp Hotel Udawalawa
Athgira River Camp Hotel Embilipitiya
Athgira River Camp Udawalawa
Athgira River Camp
Athgira River Camp Embilipitiya
Athgira River Camp Embilipiti
Athgira River Camp Hotel
Athgira River Camp Udawalawa
Athgira River Camp Hotel Udawalawa

Frequently asked questions

Does Athgira River Camp offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Athgira River Camp does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Athgira River Camp?
As of 3 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Athgira River Camp on 9 December 2022 start from NZ$47, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Athgira River Camp?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Athgira River Camp?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Athgira River Camp?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Athgira River Camp?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Athgira River Camp?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 90 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Athgira River Camp?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Athgira River Camp and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and spa services. Athgira River Camp also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Athgira River Camp?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Garlic (2 mi), Athgira (2.3 mi) and Lalo's Clock Inn (2.9 mi).
Does Athgira River Camp have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Pierre-Yves, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice tent
We liked the tent and breakfast. It rained while hard while we were there and we got very bit up around our ankles walking to and from the restaurant at night as well as sitting on the deck overlooking the river. No hot water in the shower.
laura, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good choice for Udawalawe
This was " glamping " with part canvas , part solid construction to create the impression of a safari tent . It worked quite well and they were comfortable and peaceful. Try and book a river view one if you are going to stay here. The food was very good and the place is liquor licensed. Food and drinks a shade on the high side , but you are a captive audience anywhere in the location. The arrange and run safaris directly from here , so this is a good place to do your safari experience then kick back and relax . We stayed on a recommendation from a family member and I in turn would recommend it.
KEN, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The charm of the river camp added to park experience. It was wonderful to hear the sounds of the forest.
Paul, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great experience
Great experience! Only downside no hot water for shower. Lovely bbq and delicious breakfast.
Kimberly, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
The location is a bit far and difficult to find but the place is great, unique and with a great pool and river front. The tents add a safari feel. The cold shower was a negative
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A ne pas manquer
Un accueil chaleureux, un emplacement idyllique… tout était parfait pour notre séjour Ils nous ont réservé un super safari avec un excellent guide !
Thibaud, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

très bon accueil
hotel tout à fait conforme aux guides qui le recommandent , et très bien pour des familles.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfekt ihop med safari
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Eine besondere und schöne Art zu schlafen
Unbedingt die neuen Zelte buchen. Die alten sind wirklich schon sehr in die Jahre gekommen. Frühstück und "BBQ" am Fluss sind nicht sehr empfehlenswert. Alles sehr lieblos und auch ein bisschen unhygienisch. Ausserdem sind speziell am Fluss sehr viel Schnacken unterwegs... Eigentlich kein guter Ort um sich abends dort lange aufzuhalten. Die neuen Zelte sind top, der Pool sauber und schön! Insgesamt etwas zu teuer für die gebotene Leistung!
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