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Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela

Dehigaha ela, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Javier G Valencia, Spain
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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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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We (family with two four-year old girls) visited this Eco Lodge in May, off season. The description `back of beyond` describes this location very accurately, as it can only be reached after a five km drive on a bumpy dirt track. For the last 200m the owner rightfully recommends either using a 4WD drive our to simply park the car... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our team spent two days there and the place it good. Staff is also friendly and food tasted great. Issue is with the quantity of food since the buffet they provided was not enough for all of us (there were around 15 of us) This continued in night and next day morning too and not at all worth the money.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

You need to stay at least 3 nights or more to absorb the magic of Dehigaha Ela. Everything about the Eco Lodge spells 'tranquility' in a truly Sri Lankan way - and with a huge dose of finesse. The owners have successfully blended an earthy/minimalist ambiance with just the right amount of comforts. Solar powered hot water, beautifully designed showers... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We drove along a bumpy road to get here, but every minute was worth it. What an amazing place. We will never forget our experience here. Surrounded by forest, with a pond in the middle and a stream next to the property, we had so many magical experiences. The natural fish spa was exquisite. They even have a resident naturalist... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we spent two days at Dehigha ela and wish we could have stayed for two more days. The 20 minute drive on a rather bumpy road from Sigiriya is well worth it. what a spectacular location in a forest with a lovely pond in the middle and stream flowing adjacent to the property. We enjoyed the natural fish spa, visited... More

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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I stayed here for two nights, the food was delicious and the tree houses were delightful! Keep in mind that an open tree house is going to have more bugs than an inclosed building, but there's bug nets on the beds, and I would generally expect those looking for this type of accommodation not to be worried if there are... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Overseas School of Colombo's "Dry Zone Ecosystems" WWW group came to stay at Dehigaha Ela in late January 2014. We enjoyed two nights and three days packed with learning and fun. Location is a key aspect that makes this a very special place. It is set in a relatively remote (but still easily accessible) forest/rural location near Sigiriya. The... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My twins and had a fantastic weekend at Dehigaha Ela. The drive to get there itself was exciting. Living in a tree house with all amenities was a adventure beyond words. The birds and butterflies in the area took our breath away. The service of the staff was excellent and the food was was very good. I recommend this place... More

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