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Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela

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Dehigaha ela, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dehigaha Ela is situated in a wonderful spot - lush green, a bird watchers paradise. The tree-houses and boulder homes are also beautifully ensconced into the natural environment and overall this place is the nature lover's paradise. The staff are very helpful and the food is fantastic. Where Dehigaha Ela falls short is living up to the promise and potential... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warning: You need a 4x4 to get to the lodge and a sense of adventure. Obviously, you are looking at this hotel because you are looking for something different and unique. This is definitely not a lux place with all your daily amenities at your disposal. However, if adventure is what you are into, you have found it here. My... More 

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dublin
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64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful experience sleeping in the tree house. Staff were incredibly nice and accommodating and could not be more helpful. Our group stayed in 6 different hotels during our trip and this was by far our favorite and this is mainly down to the brilliant staff. The resident naturist took us for a nature walk also which which was great. This... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We only stayed one night in the tree houses. Although it was very hard to get there (1 hour from getting down from the main road) it was absolutely worth it. The location is in the middle of the forest, so expect only the noise of the animals (that sometimes can be quite loud though). At night there is not... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in one of their three houses and had a wonderful time. If you like nature and quite, this is the place. The staff was very helpful. We even experienced rain during the night without this becoming an issue ! The houses are very nicely furnished and the open air bathroom is a unique experience. Last but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We were very disappointed with Back of Beyond and left early - as did other people. The idea is a great one - tree houses in the countryside in the cultural triangle. But the owners need to help their hard working staff out with more resources. They have essentially plonked the tree houses down in a field with a pond... More 

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england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a fantastic spot, the amazing tree houses look over lotus filled ponds and a river runs by the restaurant with cleaner fish to give you a free foot spa! The food was fine but not awesome, the night was noisy due to wind but the beds were comfortable and the showers hot. True the water wasn't bottled but... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the treehouses during our roundtrip on Sri Lanka. We wanted to try some special location and a guide requested this "hotel", so our expectations were great. First impression: a tuktuk picked us up and have brought us to the "hotel". On the way we saw much elephant faeces and the driver told us, that there... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went here for our Honeymoon just like BOB Kahandamodara but yet another different experience. totally away from civilization and bordering a river there are few tree houses with a wonderful view. you could spend days and days just staying here. the food was fine and the service was good. Anand the manager at the site is very knowlegable on... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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65 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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