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The Lion Rock Hotel

183 Thalkote Road | Ehelagala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
The Lion Rock Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here since quiet and relaxing, and only a short walk to the Sigiriya World Heritage Site. The accommodation comprises a few separate buildings at the back, each with an upstairs and a downstairs en suite room which was reasonable and clean. After a hot day out it was great to have the pool for a swim or just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are ok - spacious, but get very hot in the day and only a fan to cool down. There's building work happening at the moment to construct more rooms at the back, but you don't get too much noise. Places to eat within walking distance. Reasonably priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situate in the middle of nowhere. However it is near to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Rock Temple and Polonnaruwa. The room were spacious and clean. The food was excellent. There is a pool but did not use it as we were out visiting the sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a reasonable room for the price we paid, and it was clean. We did not use the pool although some families with children did. The restaurant was excellent. Staff were quick and efficient from adding an extra mosquito net to getting the bill ready. The over-all impression was of good management. Accommodation for drivers seemed good.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A nice hotel in the middle of the jungle, so much that we were awaken by monkeys jumping on the roof. The pool is nice and has a good childrens section. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially when we experiences one of the common electrical outages. The food was great and they helped making it interesting for our 3... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

The location of lion rock was excellent just 15 minutes away from sigirya or dambulla. However the experience was not that good. Given that the hotel is in the rain forest there is a lot of animals. Insects of any kind and a scorpion in the room. The mosquito net helped but did not fully make me feel comfortable. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I just completed an excellent trip through Sri Lanka with a car and driver. I had started to travel independently but after three days in Colombo and a couple in Kandy I continued with a car and driver. It was the very best decision I could have made. The Lion Rock Hotel in Sigiriya was one of the places I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for two nights while Touring Sri Lanka with our guide. Our guide had booked this hotel and made all the arrangements for us on a B&B basis. A lovely quiet cheap hotel in the middle ofn the jungle not far from teh Lion Rock in Sigiriya. The hotel only has 8 rooms in two blocks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We spent 2 nights here. The room was large with an extremely new bathroom. Everything was spotlessly clean & the beds were comfortable. the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the location in the jungle as well as the small pool. Food was good - as with most guesthouses in Sri Lanka we were asked to order in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Only stayed one night. The rooms were large, basic and clean with mosquito nets. The double bed was comfy and the shower was large with strong water pressure and lots of hot water. The rooms on the first floor have nice balconies and there are monkeys in the trees. The hotel complex was quiet and a good place to relax.... More 

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