I booked this as a surprise for our 2 boys. They stayed in their own tree house and they highly raved about the experience. They had a big lizard in their room which they found very exciting and I heard them talking long after the sun had set.
The tree houses have proper windows so are not open to the elements. This is great when it's raining but don't expect to be completely in the open elements! The town is around 2 km away and the cook was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast room (also in a tree) is another truly spectacular venue.
My top tip is not to bring anything edible (even if unopened) as we awoke in the middle of the night by a rustling noise which turned out to be a small rat interested in our biscuits (our own fault :o)
The room could benefit from a square mosquito net thought as the round ones are not easy to sleep under. All in all it was a nice and different accommodation experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thick Forest Sigiriya is a unique tree house hotel over looking the eighth wonder of the world, sigiriya rock castle, in Sri Lanka. It is situated at the centre of three, mostly visited ancient cities, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa & kandy.Minneriya & Kawudulla National parks are renowned as the best places to observe the wild elephants in their natural habitat, and it's a few minute drive from 'Thick Forest'. Wild Safaris, Bird watching, Elephant rides,Guided tour to Sigiriya Rock Castle and surrounding archaeologically important places are among many other activities which can be arranged to suit the need of the visitor.Sri Lankan cuisine made by our chef is served at the roof-top restaurant overlooking the Sigiriya rock. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thick Forest Hotel Sigiriya