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Kitulgala Rest House
Kitulgala Rest House
7.2 Good
Lg Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre, Kitulgala 
GoodBased on 27 reviews
7.2

Kitulgala Heritage Resort provides a comfortable setting while in Kitulgala. It also features laundry facilities, an outdoor pool and room service.

Forest Edge
Forest Edge
8.5 Excellent
250 Kalukohotenna, Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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0.9 mi from city centre, Kitulgala 
ExcellentBased on 16 reviews
8.5

Featuring free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, Forest Edge is located in Kitulgala and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers luggage storage and laundry facilities.

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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Kitulgala:$65/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$13 - $231
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$11 - $81
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Cheapest hotels in Kitulgala, Kegalle District

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Kitulgala Rest House
Kitulgala Rest House
7.2 Good
Lg Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

Kitulgala Heritage Resort provides a comfortable setting while in Kitulgala. It also features laundry facilities, an outdoor pool and room service.

$33
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Forest Edge
Forest Edge
8.5 Excellent
250 Kalukohotenna, Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Featuring free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, Forest Edge is located in Kitulgala and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers luggage storage and laundry facilities.

$90
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Hotel prices in Kitulgala

2 stars and under

$12 - $33

Kitulgala Rest House

#1 Most popular

$33
Avg. per night
Gallene Gala Nature Resort

#2 Most popular

$19
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Madhusha Rest

Best value

Madhusha Rest
8.5 Excellent
$12
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3 stars

$90 - $103

Lake Serenity Boutique Hotel

#1 Most popular

$103
Avg. per night
Forest Edge

Best value

Forest Edge
8.5 Excellent
$90
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Kitulgala

About Kitulgala

Famed as the film setting for the 1957 movie “The Bridge over the River Kwai”, Kitulgala is perched on the banks of the Kelani River east of Colombo. It’s renowned as a base for whitewater rafting expeditions and adventure-based activities, with spectacular caves and waterfalls found in the surrounding region.

Things to do

Spend a day trekking through Kitulgala’s lush rainforest, which is fed by two annual monsoons and is one of the wettest places in Sri Lanka. The area attracts birdwatchers from around the globe, with endemic species such as Sri Lanka spurfowl, spot-winged thrush and green-billed coucal among the highlights. The country’s most recently discovered bird, the Serendib scops owl, was also heard making its distinctive “poo-ooo” call here.

Join one of the local operators on an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting adventure down the mighty Kelani River. In addition to tackling its five major rapids (plus four smaller ones), the journey offers scenic views of the Kitulgala rainforest and its mountainous surroundings.

Kitulgala is an excellent base for visiting Aberdeen Falls, a 98-metre-high cascade on the Kehelgamu Oya, one of the major tributaries of the Kelani River. It lies on the northern edge of the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, which is home to the sacred summit of Sri Pada/Adam’s Peak. Join the pilgrims ascending its stairs in the early hours of the morning, with the reward being unforgettable sunrise views across Sri Lanka.

Getting around

Kitulgala is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Colombo and Bandaranaike International Airport, with regular buses connecting to the Sri Lankan capital. The town itself is compact enough to explore on foot while an abundance of tuk-tuks is available for accessing the surrounding tea plantations and natural wonders.

Kitulgala travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kitulgala?

    Forest Edge is a very popular hotel in Kitulgala with a score of 8.5 from 16 reviews. Kitulgala Rest House (7.2 from 27 reviews) and Kitulgala Heritage Rest House (7.0 from 25 reviews) are also highly rated Kitulgala hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Kitulgala tonight?

    Kitulgala hotels start at $15 for tonight; however accommodations will average about $71. Many 4-star stays can be found in Kitulgala tonight, with prices starting at $156. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.