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La Pentera

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Tree House | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Deluxe Tree House | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Tree House | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Tree House | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of La Pentera

La Pentera

3.0 star property
3-star Hambegamuwa lodge with restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

19 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Lake Road, Thanamalvila, 91000

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

La Pentera

A great choice for a stay in Hambegamuwa, La Pentera features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle. Guests will have free perks such as breakfast, WiFi and self-parking. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • Built in 2016
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Pentera Lodge Hambegamuwa
Pentera Lodge
Pentera Lodge Thanamalvila
Pentera Thanamalvila
Lodge La Pentera Thanamalvila
Thanamalvila La Pentera Lodge
La Pentera Thanamalvila
Pentera Lodge
Lodge La Pentera
La Pentera Lodge
La Pentera Thanamalvila
La Pentera Lodge Thanamalvila

Frequently asked questions

Does La Pentera offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, La Pentera 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at La Pentera?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at La Pentera?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at La Pentera?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by La Pentera?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at La Pentera?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at La Pentera and nearby?
La Pentera has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near La Pentera?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Great wildness experience near Udawalawe park
Amazing value for money, great food and super friendly staff who go over and above for you. They organise a lovely fish boat around the lake for us, too
Michaela, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The venue needs a bit of a repair in places other than that it was great place to stay the staff are really great and willing to assist you anyway they can and food was fine. We would stay again as plenty of wild life all around you.
KERPAL, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Dennis, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Carolyn, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Jane, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Beverly, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The treehouse was amazing, the lighting at night created a beautiful ambiance. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we would have a memorable experience. Thanks for everything, Catherine, Wayne and Tori Preney
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very special hotel in the jungle
We stayed at La Pentera for 2 nights in Feb as part of our Sri Lanka tour. We arrived at about 6pm and were greated by Francis the manager and his wonderful team and a welcome drink. The driveway leading up to the 4 chalet hotel is impressive as is the whole hotel concept. Francis had called us in advance and was prepared for our arrival. We had booked the tree house but were also shown the clay house which we chose instead. The room was air conditioned, clean, safe and comfortable. We had a wonderful Sri Lankan meal cooked by the chef using organic vegetables grown on the grounds of the hotel. They were the tastiest vegetables I have ever eaten. We also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. We set off for Yala National Park at 5am in the hotel jeep with breakfast (sandwiches, fruit and drinjs) The trip was really well organised and the driver, Francis (who accompanied us) and the tracker were excellent and tracked down the elephants but the leopard was evasive. We returned to the hotel late afternoon & after a short rest, the team took us to the very peaceful lake at the back of the hotel. They offered to drive us to the road where the elephants would be crossing to drink water at night but we passed and enjoyed another great meal and after delicious breakfast the next morning and a look at the organic garden, Dimu the charming driver, drove us to Galle. This hotel in the jungle was a unique experience and the excellent team who are new are eager to please & will make it special!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful location with amazing staff
We were a group of four girls staying in La Pentera for just one night, as we had a short time in Sri Lanka. Before travelling over, I had arranged with Francis, the manager, to have a driver collect us in Galle. The journey was long, maybe about 4 hours but the driver (Dimuthu) was brillinat! He stopped for toilet breaks and even bought us some sweetcorn during the journey. From the moment we arrived, we were treated exceptionally well. Francis got to know all our names in the short time we were there. The food was fresh and really tasty. Go for the parata! I had a safari booked for the next day with a different company but cancelled it and booked one with La Pentera instead. We left at 6:00am, brought sandwiches and water with us. Francis and a guide came with us for the safari. It was great and they stopped to point out different animals and for photos to be taken. After the safari, we went to visit a lake which is a five minute walk from La Pentera. We then drove to a river nearby and had a swim. We left for Adam's Peak that afternoon and our driver, Dimuthu, drove us there. Again it was about 5 hours but we had some stops along the way. Dimuthu even climbed Adam's Peak with us at 2am (dedicated!) and drove us to Colombo that afternoon. We had a wonderful stay at La Pentera and we were so impressed with the commitment of the staff to making our stay as enjoyable and as memorable as possible. Our only regret is that we couldn't;t have stayed longer.
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