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“Perfect for visiting Sigiriya area” 4 of 5 stars
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Kassapa Lions Rock
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Digampathaha | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Sigiriya
Los Angeles, California
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20 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Perfect for visiting Sigiriya area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed here for two nights recently. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

It's far from anything walking distance, so you need to have your driver take you to eat or the store.

The wifi is only available in common areas and is really weak.

The rooms are very quiet and most are separated from each other. The rooms are also roomy with large bathrooms with both shower and tub.

The food is average and the free breakfast buffet (from 6:45 to 9:30) is better than the dinner buffet.

The staff were friendly and courteous.

The pool is a nice feature and a welcome sight after a day of exploring the area.

The hotel has driver's quarters for your driver to stay at.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in here because we were on a roundtrip and had plans to go to the Lions Rock the next morning. This hotel had a great location nearby.
Nice hotel with a great service.
They had free wifi, but only in the reseption area and the restaurant.
The food was also good. The had a buffet.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Comfortable clean villas in beautiful setting. Room was a good size for triple share of three adults. Good sized bathroom with good amenities, although shower pressure not great, bath also available.
wifi not available in room, but can be used around pool area or in restaurant.
Staff were very helpful and good selection at buffet breakfast.
Would defiinitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The hotel is comprised of little bungalows for each room. Rooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable and staff really friendly and helpful. Negative points wifi only in pool and bar areas. The food was good with a wide range of choice. The hotel is isolated if you don't have a driver, which for us was not a problem. I would stay again if I were in Sigirya again!

Stayed July 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This hotel complex is located down a dirt road away from the local settlement. There is a separate reception building, an open ended bar/ restaurant and Ayurveda massage. The rooms are individual square blocks along tree- lined paths. There is a wonderful view of Lion Rock from here which is particularly good early evening as the light catches it.
Rooms are massive with a very wide bed, lots of storage, desk etc. the rooms have air con and a rotating fan. The bathroom is similarly large with the shower open to the sky (there is a net over to stop insects getting in); nice way to get a shower. Everything was very neat and clean.
The spa has Ayurveda massages and worth treating yourself at; I was served ginger tea whilst waiting. It's very strong so make sure you add some jaggry (Palm sugar).
The food is very good, evening meals are buffet style like many Sri Lankan accommodations. A number of starters including one evening the famous hoppers (a bowl shaped pancake really). Both nights we stayed there were a big variety of meat and vegetable curry dishes which were delicious. I don't normally go for the puddings but have to mention the sago (brings back childhood memories) and Omali pudding - their version of bread and butter. Delicious the lot of it.
There is a decent sized swimming pool with the view to Lion Rock.
Staff are very friendly and helpful. Don't be put of by it being down a track; I had a pleasant walk and saw lots of local life.
We would definitely recommend Kassapa Lion Rock as a place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I would highly recommend this resort if you are planning to visit the magnificent Sigiriya. Sigiriya is an absolute must do in Sri Lanka (or indeed, in the world), but it involves a lot of walking and climbing and may well leave you quite tired. This is where Lion's Rock comes in. The setting is absolutely lovely and peaceful, with a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. There is a great pool area with sun loungers and well-manicured grounds with an "African safari" feel. The spa is well priced and a tranquil way to ease your tired muscles. The food is a buffet which I was initially hesitant about but it is DELICIOUS. And the fact that breakfast and dinner is included makes it incredibly good value. We had lunch there one day (a la carte) and the food was delicious and very well-priced. The staff are lovely and attentive and I could not fault them. I would recommend this resort to anyone - very good value and lovely setting!

Room Tip: The rooms on the Eastern side near the pool seem a bit quieter and more peaceful
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kinver, West Midlands, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The only downside is once you are on site there isn't much you can do without transport, if you are including Sigiriya ( and you should) on a tour of Sri Lanka then the hotel offers a great basecamp. The rooms are separate cabins scattered across a well kept grassy park. A central restaurant offers bar and buffet food (good selection) with a nearby good sized pool to relax in or around.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about Kassapa Lions Rock

Address: Digampathaha | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sigiriya
#2 Family Hotel in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kassapa Lions Rock 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An ideally located hotel situated facing the magnificent Sigiriya rock in the midst of a small village named Digampathaha. It is located just 20 minutes from the beautiful and ever famous town of Dambulla. A short 15 kilometer drive towards Habarana and you will be in Digampathaha. A turn to your right and in 5 minutes you’ll be in the most scenic location in the area. Kassapa Lions Rock is an ideal base from which you can explore. Wi -Fi Facility is available ... more   less 
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Kassapa Lions Rock Hotel Sigiriya
Kassapa Lions Rock Dambulla

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