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Thick Forest

Pidurangala, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at thick forest. Both of our hosts, sunil and ajithnandana were fantastic hosts who were warm, informative and extremely accommodating. They helped us adventure off on our own when we wanted to and Sunil guided us when we needed it (and did a great job!) Dinners were very expensive at 1200 per person but they were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off the location. It's called Thick Forest, so expect to be in the forest and it can be a little bit difficult to get to (get good directions before you go). We really enjoyed that aspect of it. We did have a frog in the toilet, I thought it was hilarious and loved it, fiance...not so much. Small number... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

we stayed here for 1 night yes the view from the tree house is good but that the only thing that is good about it the tree house is old and grubby the fly net had bits of tape all over it covering the holes. The location of it is a good 20 mins walk from Sigiriya town not where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at The Thick Forest for an entire week - and loved every day of it. We booked the property easily through Agoda, and hired a driver to take us there from Kandy. He found it with minimal fuss. The place itself was a little way out of the 'main' part of Sigiriya (there is not much too Sigiriya!),... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were at Thick Forest for 1 day. We were the only one there, and of course we had the best room of them all, up high and with the perfect view to the lion rock. We were not bothers much by bugs or other kind of animals actually. The bed was good and the shower okay, but the toilet... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

There are 4 wooden chalets with in the jungle.Each room has a nice view of the Sigiriya rock. Good for people who would like adventure, wild life etc. Complementary Breakfast is provided. Dinner is provided upon request.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I booked this as a surprise for our 2 boys. They stayed in their own tree house and they highly raved about the experience. They had a big lizard in their room which they found very exciting and I heard them talking long after the sun had set. The tree houses have proper windows so are not open to the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great place removed from the city. Excellent food, lovely tree houses and amazing staff. We stayed there for our first 3 nights in Sri Lanka and driver pick up us at the airport. A nice way to start our vacation. If you are looking for a driver ask for Tissa, he is definitely the highlight of our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed just one night on a solo trip and really enjoyed it. Staff was very friendly and helpful and made last minute arrangements for my driver to stay there, which I really appreciated. The room was an experience! Up a steep, narrow wobbly flight of stairs to literally a tree house in the sky. Room had a rustic, cabin-y feel... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

A good rustic experience with friendly staff and a good meal. Room was a bit overpriced given that it is full of bugs and the only sanctuary was the undersized bug netting above the bed. Good place to stay if you like being out in nature and enjoy the chance to see wildlife. We had a group of monkeys travel... More

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Address: Pidurangala, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
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Thick Forest Sigiriya is a unique tree house hotel over looking the eighth wonder of the world, sigiriya rock castle, in Sri Lanka. It is situated at the centre of three, mostly visited ancient cities, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa & kandy.Minneriya & Kawudulla National parks are renowned as the best places to observe the wild elephants in their natural habitat, and it's a few minute drive from 'Thick Forest'. Wild Safaris, Bird watching, Elephant rides,Guided tour to Sigiriya Rock Castle and surrounding archaeologically important places are among many other activities which can be arranged to suit the need of the visitor.Sri Lankan cousin made by our chef is served at the roof-top restaurant overlooking the Sigiriya rock. ... more   less 
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