Hotels in Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

Search and compare Kitulgala, Sri Lanka hotels from hundreds of travel sites and save

Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Sep 22 — Sep 232
Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Fri 9/22
Sat 9/23
...and more

Refine Your Search

Star ratings
Guest Ratings
See all filters

Popular hotels in Kitulgala

These are some of the hotels in Kitulgala with the highest demand. If you're not finding the hotel you're looking for and have flexibility with dates, try adjusting the search form at the top of the page for more results.
Filter by star ratings
All filters
Girankiththa Eco Resort
Dunukedeniya, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Show on map
2.2 mi from city center, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka 

Girankiththa Eco Resort provides a comfortable setting while in Kitulgala. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet.

Kithulgala Rest House
7.0 Good
Rest House Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Show on map
3.0 mi from city center, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 31 reviews

Kitulgala Heritage Resort is located in Kitulgala and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and a 24-hour reception.

Palmstone Retreat
8.6 Excellent
Koskanuwala Watta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Show on map
2.1 mi from city center, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 15 reviews

This comfortable hotel in Kitulgala offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a sauna and babysitting/child services.

Forest Edge Hotel
9.0 Excellent
250 Kalukohotenna, Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Show on map
0.9 mi from city center, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 9 reviews

Forest Edge provides 3-star accommodation in Kitulgala. It also has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel prices in Kitulgala

Some of the best options for booking a hotel in Kitulgala categorized by hotel class. You'll also find the most popular and best value properties within each hotel class.
3 stars
4 stars +

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Kitulgala

Use the map to find hotels in Kitulgala that are close to the points of interest you'll be frequenting. Clicking a property's name will unlock more information and allow you to book that particular hotel.

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 in Kitulgala

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

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.

Facts about staying in Kitulgala

  • What are the best hotels in Kitulgala?

    31 reviews rated Kithulgala Rest House with an average score of 7.0/10. It may also be worth looking into the Kithulvilla Holiday Bungalow, which received a rating of 9.2/10 from 16 reviews. Palmstone Retreat could also be a good option, with a score of 8.6/10 from 15 reviews.

Millions of Reviews
Real ratings and reviews from millions of guests, just like yourself. Book your perfect stay with confidence!
Best Hotel Deals
HotelsCombined sources over 3 million hotels and properties and compiles them in one place so you can compare the ideal accommodation.
Free Cancellation
Plans change — we get it. And that’s why you can search and book hotels and accommodations on HotelsCombined from agencies that offer free cancellation