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Back of Beyond, Pidurangala

Kurulu Uyana, Vihara Mawatha | Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were showing around Sri Lanka to a first time visitor and I wanted a non touristy, rustic, clean and comfortable place which will not break our bank (which seems to be the case with most hotels in SL now). And boy did this place deliver! As we were on a tight schedule, we booked in only for one night... More

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Chicago, IL
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61 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hidden in plain site off a dirt road within walking distance of Sigiriya, this place is really special. Bungalow was cool and quiet, even though it was quite hot once you get out of the trees. I loved the semi-outdoor bathroom and sharing the shower and toilet with tiny frogs. There were plenty of birds, lizards and spiders outiside the... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was our first stay in Sri Lanka. We stayed at Back of Beyond for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The first mention must go to the staff who provided an excellent service and cooked us some wonderful Sri Lankan cuisine (I would highly recommend their egg hoppers for breakfast). The accommodation itself is lovely (and I wouldn't say... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I normally don't like to write reviews, but exceptional service, good food, friendly staff made write there. I went there for lunch on a business trip. This is nicely located off the beaten track in the wild. The staff said elephants literaly surround the area quite often. Moneys and birds are plenty. Food was the best we had on the... More

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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First off, apologies to Tusita and the lovely team at Back of Beyond for taking so long to write this review! We had a most amazing five nights here (2 adults/2 children aged 8 and 12). Not only is the location quite magical, but the accommodation is superb, the food delicious and the team cannot do enough for you. Thusitha... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

yes, the name suits it well; hidden in dense forest even the entrance to the hotel is like being in Jungle Book; superb accommodation, lovely outside shower, great authentic service, brilliant food (takes a while, but boy is it worth it) and then less than 5 min from Sigiriya Rock and less than 1 minute from the gorgeous Pidurangala Rock... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Another excellent gem in the 'Back of Beyond' chain of Eco Lodges. If you love birds and birding, the dawn chorus will amaze you. Try some of the excellent birding treks and walks around the village tanks. It's also a great base to explore Sigiriya - but do not miss the trek to the top of Pidurangala. The resident naturalist... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed in the Back of Beyond early in our trip around Sri Lanka, and it was by some margin our favourite place. The reasons are many; friendly, knowledgeable staff; the beautiful surroundings, with so many birds and insects; the fantastic food; how they made my wife's birthday special with local flowers, a special breakfast and dinner with wine; and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we had a fantatic stay at this eco lodge. Lovely setting, superb service, comfortable beds, well designed rooms, hot water showers and plenty of bird life. The highlight of the trip was seeing two lorises at night. We also visited Minneriya national park and saw over 100 elephants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stayed for three nights here in the middle of virgin rainforest. There are a few cottages and three main open air buildings. There's lot of shade. The food was really tasty such as fish curry and we had special new year cakes offered with a cup of tea which were delicious. We wanted to try hoppers and they willingly... More

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Address: Kurulu Uyana, Vihara Mawatha | Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
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Located in the heart of the Cultural Triangle and within 5 minutes from the Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Pidurangala is situated in a lovely unfenced 4 acre forest, a mere 5 minutes from the Sigiriya Rock. Offering you the best of rustic charm together with modern comforts, this retreat is a perfect base to explore the natural environment and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Each of the 3 tastefully furnished cottages, each with its own verandah, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding forest. A 3 bedroom bungalow is also available for larger groups. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya National Park, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Ritigala etc. Renowned for its excellent service from a friendly and caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Back of Beyond Pidurangala. ... more   less 
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