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Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We spent three nights here on arrival in Sri Lanka. After a long journey from the airport we were greeted with a lovely breakfast even though it was after their breakfast hours. We spent one night in a very nice, clean, spacious room before being moved at no added expense to one of the extraordinary boulder rooms. The staff were... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A bit of a mixed review unfortunately. We're a family of four with two children. First off, the good: Unique, rustic accommodation in the forest with a fair amount of wildlife around. We enjoyed being close to nature and the children loved swimming in the stream and having a swing. We stayed in a house (not a tree house) and... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A wonderful setting, very pretty and imaginative lodgings. Excellent attention and service all around. Really friendly staff that will help you plan your holidays. The feeling of being integrated in a natural environment is overwhelming, relaxing but exciting also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

There is little to add to the other reviews, just a few tips. Your driver is unlikely to know where this place is. It didn't help us that the dirt access road was closed, but it took us a hour to find it and an extra 25 dollars. Your stuck with the 'hotels' expensive tuk tuk driver to get to... More 

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Address: Dehigaha ela, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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