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Back of Beyond, Pidurangala

Kurulu Uyana, Vihara Mawatha | Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bungalows at Back of Beyond are tastefully decorated and are set in a wooded area which is alive with a variety of birds. The food and service were excellent. B of B is only a few minutes drive to Sigiriya. Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, known for their large elephant herds, are nearby. I went on an afternoon safari... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Overseas School of Colombo's "Dry Zone Ecosystems" WWW group came to stay at Back of Beyond's Pidruangala site in late January 2014. We enjoyed a night and morning with a highlight being the morning hike to Pidruangala . Location is a key aspect that makes this a very special place. It is set in a relatively remote (but still... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This Eco Lodge, located in the woods off the main road in Pidurangala, Sri Lanka is marked only by a stone pillar. A collection of bungalows, our bungalow was equipped with modern partly covered out-door bathroom surrounded by a wall for privacy. A larger open air porch structure with a second tire lounge servers as the dinning room and reception... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The only bad thing is that I arrived in Sigiriya at night time already. A solo female traveller and I had to take a tuktuk to the hotel, which the way has most part, grasses/trees. The locals refer to the area already as jungle or part of the jungle. There was even a family of wild boar crossing the street,... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The cottage was clean & well decorated. The food was excellent & the staff very friendly & helpful. Great location for outings & wildlife, especially birds which can be seen within the grounds. We would have no hesitation in booking here again on another trip to this part of Sri Lanka. Ann... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a wonderful Christmas at BofB in Piduranga, beginning with a short walk in the evening to an archeological site, excellent dinner, and then a Christmas hike at Sigiriya the next day. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming, even going to the effort of decorating a bush for our tree and carving a squash to look like a... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Perfect hotel in marvelous surrounding. Excellent service and food;the rooms are furnished with local handicrafts, charming and comfortable. Everything spotlessly clean. A haven of peace in the middle of the jungle. The ruins of Sigiryia can be reached on foot through an interesting archeological site. I do hope to go back soon.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a great place to relax in the middle of the rain forest. Like a safari lodge in Africa with open air (but fully walled in) bathroom. The birds and animal noises provide the most peaceful background music to a cold Lion beer at sundown..except they have no licence so YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN BEER. They don't warn... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We have booked the whole place for a 2 day visit and the place is great. The staff is very helpful and food also very tasty. The problem comes with the quantity of food since what they have provide in the buffet is only enough for around 15 of us. This has happened in night and next day morning too... More

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Also Known As:
Back Of Beyond, Pidurangala Hotel
Back Of Beyond, Pidurangala Hotel Sigiriya
Address: Kurulu Uyana, Vihara Mawatha | Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Matale District > Sigiriya
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Specialty lodging in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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