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Gal Oya Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
1 bedroom, premium bedding, desk, rollaway beds

Overview of Gal Oya Lodge

Gal Oya Lodge

3 out of 5

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Rathugala, bibile ampara road, Galgamuwa, Madulla, Uva

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGal Oya National Park3 min drive
  • Popular LocationPublic Library34 min drive
  • Popular LocationPeace Pagoda47 min drive

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About this area


What's nearby

  • Gal Oya National Park - 3 min drive
  • Public Library - 34 min drive
  • Peace Pagoda - 47 min drive
  • Mahaavaapi Maha Viharaya Temple - 51 min drive
  • Buddhangala Monastery - 60 min drive

About this property

Gal Oya Lodge

Family-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, conference space and concierge services. All 9 rooms provide conveniences such as sofa beds and living rooms, plus balconies or patios and room service. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free bottled water and ceiling fans.
Gal Oya Lodge offers 9 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation has separate living rooms and includes sofa beds and desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

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 COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

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

Gives staff 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.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Extended parking on site (surcharge)
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (subject to charges) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate living room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Sofa bed
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free food shopping service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Conference space (1076 square feet)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed


  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
This property is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 hotel.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 38.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 38.0 per night

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 may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Gal Oya Lodge Bulupitiya
Gal Oya Lodge Madulla
Gal Oya Madulla
Hotel Gal Oya Lodge Madulla
Madulla Gal Oya Lodge Hotel
Hotel Gal Oya Lodge
Gal Oya
Gal Oya Lodge Hotel
Gal Oya Lodge Madulla
Gal Oya Lodge Hotel Madulla

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was extremely accommodating to our needs, the naturalists were great at their jobs, and the meals were of high quality. We stayed in five different places over eight days in Sri Lanka, and if we had it to do over again, we would have stayed at least three nights. This place is as much about the experience as the wildlife - it is not a commercialized atmosphere where the "wild" animals have been trained by tourism to tolerate tourists, and while we saw less, it still exceeded our expectations. Reminded me slightly of African safaris of 35 years ago - some wildlife, great gin and tonics, and few people. The only critique is that they really need some form of signage off the main road, especially since there is no cell service in the immediate vicinity (also a perk!) to call them when you get close.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is simply amazing. Normally the pictures only show the best bits in the best light but I can assure you it really lives up to its description. The property consists of 10/11 ‘bungalows’ sitting in their own little secluded plot surrounding a central lodge where the restaurant and pool are. The rooms are beautiful and large with doors onto a little terrace with your own piece of jungle to sit and enjoy. Just from here we spotted about a dozen species of butterfly, lots of birds including roosting peacocks, little skinks and a big monitor lizard mooching about. The bathroom is beautifully furnished and a little alfresco whilst still maintaining privacy. Solar hot water was the hottest of all the hotels on my 5 week trip and shower pressure was great. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is offered and is exceptional. They also offer a breakfast picnic with the boat safari and a picnic lunch with the jeep safari. Both amazing but I won’t say anymore and ruin the surprise! We went on both the safaris, we were the only boat on the lake save for a few fishermen setting their nets and saw loads of elephants and plenty of birds in a lovely peaceful setting. On the jeep safari, we were the first into the park, at 2pm and and I think the only tourists that day! Our guide Charlie was brilliant and so knowledgable with a great sense of humour, (well done on the coconut in one)! A great thanks to Sam as well who guided me up to the top of monkey mountain.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful experience in Sri Lankan wilderness
We had a lovely time at Gal Oya lodge. The whole team made us feel so welcome and it was a lovely place to take our 18month old daughter. The guided walks were a highlight as was the delicious food.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely hotel for getting close to nature.
This is a lovely hotel well designed to blend into its natural surroundings. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the naturalists are amazing. Both the jeep and boat safaris were fantastic with great sightings of wild elephants, the opportunity to walk in the national park was a real bonus as was the chance to meet and walk with a tribal elder.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Personnel adorable. Aux petits soins pour nous. Un lieu qui ne manque d'aucun charme. Très regardant sur l'écologie. Tout est fait pour ne pas utiliser de ressources inutiles. Le chef fait une cuisine excellente. Seul petit regret de ne pas avoir pu faire le safari en bateau.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019