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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 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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