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A holiday worth reviewing
My husband and I just spent 4 amazing days at Uga Chena Huts at the beginning of October. Though we are avid travellers, regretably we hardly take the time to review the places we stay. But we felt that Uga Chena Huts merits a review. We truly enjoyed our stay which was elevated by the excellent service provided by the staff, the GM Haleem, Kasun and their team, who truly understand customer service. The location is fabulous and truly gives you a feel that you are in the wild, albeit ensconced in luxury with delicious fine dining meals that really set them apart from all other hotels in Sri Lanka. Each meal was enjoyable and well presented – a delight to all the senses. The menu (apart from breakfast) was changed daily which kept the meals interesting. On one of the nights they organized a lovely dinner on the beach lit with lanterns that gave a lovely intimate setting to our meal. A special mention of Praneeth, our naturalist who went with us on all our game drives and went above and beyond to ensure that we would have some leopard sightings at a time when sightings were few and far between. It truly made a difference to our stay as we came back with wonderful memories of the wildlife excursions on this visit to yala. We would unhesitatingly recommend Uga to any discerning traveller seeking a spot of luxury and comfort in the wild with authentic Sri Lankan hospitality. We eagerly await our next visit back to Uga Chena huts.
Amazing Safari Lodge and probably best in Sri Lanka
We visited Uga with our parents and had the most amazing time and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to the excellent staff and knowledgeable safari ranger for making our stay memorable by going above and beyond in every possible way. We have stayed in few African safari lodges and I must say that I didn’t expect this same level safari experience in Sri Lanka. Well done Uga team!
We had a great time. The Hotel and its views were beautiful. The Rooms were spacious and the private plunge pool was breathtaking and well maintained by the staff. All the necessary amenities were present. Kasun and Geetha were really courteous and always there to help. The food was great and tasty. The staff at the restaurants were polite and always there to serve to go the extra mile. Definitely will recommend Chena Huts. Looking forward to revisit. Its a lifetime experience.
We spent our honeymoon at Chena huts and there were no other guests which we felt like having the premises fully reserved for us 😁 I would like to give 5 stars for every single service we got. Starting from the welcome greetings, the food, location, safari, wild life ranger, huge cabana, the staff and all were PERFECT! The food was one of the best in the island. They prepared the dinner table outside with lanterns surrounded and even got a surprize wedding cake after the dinner. Big Thank. 🙇♂️ Great Hospitality! ハネムーンで利用させて頂きましたが、世界トップレベルのサービスです。全て完璧です。ご飯もものすごく美味しかったです。日本の生活に慣れていると海外のサービスの弱点はよく見えますが、ここは文句ありませんでした。サプライズケーキまで頂き、ありがとうございました。また利用させて頂きます。
Oh Island, Wild Island
This month it was our fourth stay at Uga Chena Huts for the year. It goes without saying that no stone has been unturned in ensuring convenience and luxury in terms of the ‘Huts’ and the rest of the inhouse facilities. The walk on the pristine beach overlain by coastal gravels capped by ancient coastal dunes is something every traveller must experience. From the Hermit Crab to the mighty Elephant we saw on our walks. Migrant birds including the rare Pratincole could be seen. Indeed, these coastal gravels suspiciously resemble residues from past tsunamis as evident by the high-level unsorted gravels and boulders over an undulating landscape. What caps it all is the service that makes you uttterly at ease. The General Manager Mr Haleem Lye has instilled true hospitality in each and every staff member. Not only that, it is clearly visible that he carries all his staff with him, a rare trait today. Chef Sujith and team, F&B Jayalath and team, Kasun and team, Haritha and team, down to the gardeners were all visibly doing their part to the best of their abilities. Ranger Praneeth who accompanied us on safari was very knowledgeable and persevering to make sure we got to experience the fauna and flora of Yala in its splendour. We thank all at Uga Chena Huts for making us want to come back again and again. “……..But oh for the trails that the wild men tread, For the hills that are the haunts of the hiving bee, For the twittering bill and the branching head, Oh Island, wild island, you are home to me." - R. L. Spittel
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