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Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela

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Dehigaha ela, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience to get connected with the nature and disconnected from almost every civilization. Great getaway for foreigners and locals. Just keep in mind, it far from Sigiriya Village. The Wifi wasnt always working but heeee, if you choose this place, this means you want to disconnect ;) The breakfast and dinner were very delicious :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Third time in SL and never at the same place except... This one. We love the open tree house and the surroundings. The service is very good and the food delicious. Boys are playing around all time, exploring and diving in the river. A little piece of paradise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our stay in Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela was an unique experience! Sleeping in the tree house in the middle of the nature. We spent 2 nights here and went out for an elephant safari, a trip to Sigiriya and Dambulla. The food was one of the best we had during our trip to Sri Lanka!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights with the kids in this very nice and very remote place. The road to go there is quite bumpy but it deserves this effort. Nice houses, nice river. Quiet and peaceful. Food was great, staff very nice. We loved it! One of the wildest and most authentic place we went to.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed at the Back of Beyond more than 3 months ago, but sleeping in an open air tree house is an unforgettable experience. Waking up to the sound of monkeys and giant tree squirrels swinging through the trees right in front of us was magical. Our children (6 and 9) will have memories of this place for life and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

what a wonderful experience, right in the middle of the jungle next to a beautiful stream with en extra bonus a" fish spa". Saying that this is not a place for everyone.The accommodation is basic with outside bathrooms, thatched roofs and very rustic. Overall great place to stay if you like nature... We loved the place and the wonderful staff.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I would agree that Back of Beyond Hotel is not for everyone, but who wants everyone to come to a place that is at the Back of Beyond? My family included my husband, 20 year old son and 15 year old daughter and we all agree it was an experience that we would not have missed for the world. We... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We absolutely loved the place and the welcome of the staff. It is just the right place to be for nature lovers. We spent hours watching the beautiful birds. We also rented bikes to explore the delightful surrounding. My only wish was to stay there for more than 4 days! Many thanks to all the staff who made this staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We saw both the boulder cottage and the tree house and decided on the tree house. Very nice accommodation in the wild. Am back to being a kid :) We just finished an excellent dinner of hoppers and curry, and are heading back to the tree house to hopefully spot some elephants in the night. Anand the resident manager is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Basically we were spending 8 days in Sri Lanka and had planned out the first four. We had originally planned to go to Yala for a bit of safari but it was closed due to the dry season and the leopards being a bit frisky. So we had a search for a back to nature type experience a bit further... More 

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