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Palmstone Retreat
Palmstone Retreat
9.1 Excellent
Koskanuwala Watta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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3.3 km from city centre, Kitulgala 
ExcellentBased on 40 reviews
9.1

This comfortable property in Kitulgala offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned chalets.

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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Kitulgala:$95/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$14/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$18 - $339
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$16 - $119
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Palmstone Retreat
Palmstone Retreat
9.1 Excellent
Koskanuwala Watta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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3.3 km from city centre,  

This comfortable property in Kitulgala offers free Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned chalets.

$331
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2 stars and under
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Kitulgala Heritage Resort

Lg Kitulgala, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

$49

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No. 2 most popular

Gallene Gala Nature Resort

G18 Malwatta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

9.2 Excellent
$28

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4 stars +
Palmstone Retreat
No. 1 most popular

Palmstone Retreat

Koskanuwala Watta, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

9.1 Excellent
$331

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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.

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  • What are the best hotels in Kitulgala?

    Kitulgala is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Palmstone Retreat, which has a current rating of 9.1.

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    The average price of a hotel in Kitulgala is $176 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data.

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    Over the last 3 days, Kitulgala hotels have been found for as cheap as $26/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.