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The Lion Rock Hotel

183 Thalkote Road | Ehelagala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lion Rock is a lovely hotel, on gorgeous lush grounds, in one of the most beautiful villages in all of Sri Lanka! The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food, excellent, nice pool, and comfortable basic rooms. I loved staying there and would definitely return without hesitation!

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Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cozy hotel with a small and beautiful swimming pool. The staffs were very much friendly and happy to serve all the times. They have nice rooms with mosquito net as this region is highly mosquito effected area. They have nice restaurant with good food on a reasonable price. As it is a peaceful jungle area, you can... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a good budget option, but be aware that there are no bells and whistles (other than the pool). We arrived late at night to Lion Rock Hotel and there isn't much lighting so I would suggest, if possible, to arrive during the day. We had a first floor apartment in one of their four-room buildings (of which... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A little oasis. Clean rooms, clean pool, lovely lush garden. Special mention for the food prepared by Thisara saman, the local grilled fish was so delicious I had it two nights in a row. The staff are welcoming and friendly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Reminded me of a Safari lodge in Africa, large eating hall open on all sides, connected by concrete paths to single, and double bedrooms. Rooms are simply furnished with inadequate lighting, unusually the bathrooms are open to the ski, so when it rains showering is different. The complex has a good pool, and for one night stays is adequate. The... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The grounds are awesome...right in the middle of the jungle...so not amenable to "walking to town"...however there is a road to walk along to see the sunrise which includes "the rock". We were very lucky that Abby, one of the part owners was there at the same time as us. She gave good directions and made our 2 day stay... More 

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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival somebody approached the car and spoke to our driver in Sinhala completely ignoring us, the key was given to the driver and the welcome committee walked away leaving us alone. They made no effort in informing us that we could use the pool (we did so anyway) and mid way through our 1st (of 2) nights the electricity... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at this place. It's ok for the price. The people were so nice. We ate there and the food was decent for breakfast but if you want a Sri Lanka breakfast then you need to order the night before. The room is basic and it's ok. The bed is hard and the mosquito net didn't exactly... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed 3 nights here and found Sigiriya to be a great base for Dambulla, Sigiriya rock, Polonnurawu and Minneriya national park with our driver. The hotel itself is in the heart of the jungle - surrounded by wildlife such as monkeys and lizards with the added bonus of a refreshing pool! Rooms are spacious and clean with large balcony's... More 

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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel and do not regret it. Although the bathroom is a bit damp and shows some signs of moist, this was the only drawback we could find (which is not too bad, after all you're in the middle of the forest). The swimming pool was nice and clean, there is a nice patio with... More 

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