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“Nice lion rock view, quiet place” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sigiriya
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Sigiriya
Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice lion rock view, quiet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed one night here after visiting Lion Rock nearby.

The hotel is well designed. The view from the bar/pool is great.

Our room is a bit far from the public area, but very quiet. Room is relatively large, and well equipped.

Water quality in this region is not good, need to bring bottled water.

The hotel provides driver accommodation, but with limited place. My driver had to find his own place after the hotel telling him that the driver quarter was full.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I expected more from this hotel given its fantastic location with a view of Sigiriya rock. We were only staying one night so didn't have a chance to try the pool (it was raining so the pool was empty). We had a drink in the bar before dinner - the cocktails were prettily presented but far too sweet for our taste. Dinner and breakfast were buffet-style which is typical of hotels here. The dinner was a mix of western and sri lankan dishes but was not particularly inspriring. Breakfast was better. Our bedrooms were very clean and nicely decorated but the bathrooms were small and a bit old. There was no wi-fi in the rooms. It was fine for our purposes but the hotel could be so much better if it was spruced up a bit.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We travelled recently to Sri Lanka in a group of about 30 people. My parents and I were triple-sharing the room. This was the last stay destination of our tour and I felt was the best accommodation overall. The hotel is spread over a large area with plenty of greenery. The view from the pool is lovely, though we didn't get time enough to use the pool. The dinner and breakfast buffet spread was quite good with enough variety. Rooms were cozy, beds were neat and clean. Bathroom, toilet and shower facilities worked well. As we were 3, we asked for extra towels and they were sent promptly. All rooms are on ground level and spread around the reception area. Staff was also quite helpful and smiling. Baggage was delivered to the rooms, but took a bit of time.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed here for one night. The main lounge area is very nice and the view is superb. Also, there was a good buffet breakfast.
There's no wifi in rooms which was disappointing. Rooms could have been nicer for that price.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We arrived here after a long journey from the UK, we were checked in very quickly, ate a delicious dinner and went to bed. The next morning we were picked up early for a full days excursion, so we did not have time to swim or enjoy a massage in the spa until the evening. The view of the rock from the pool was lovely, even through the early morning mist. The restaurant was excellent, the food choice was excellent. Our room was a standard double, the bed was comfortable but the bathroom needed updating, which others have commented on. The staff were helpful.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

we spent our worst night in Sri Lanka in this hotel - the checkin took ages as they had lost my cancellation for other rooms that I had originally booked.
The room was so humid it was awful, the bedsheets were wet and it was freezing cold even with the a/c on at 30degrees celcius! We saw two huge lezards on the ceiling inside the bedroom just before going to sleep and the bathroom was very smelly and dirty.
The dinner buffet was not bad but the breakfast one was nothing exciting really, and offered poor choice.
The view from the pool is stunning but unfortunately don't make up for the rest...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great view of the rock, a cute little village to meander through, great little Batik factory.The hotel was the best of the bunch in Sigiriya.The food was wonderful. The staff were lovely, but English is a bit of a battle for the,Loved the pool time, so clean,and beautifully located, we would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sigiriya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sigiriya is for the nature-culture lover and the eco-buff. For a perfect mix of the splendour of nature and culture, there is nowhere quite like Hotel Sigiriya. Situated in an eight-acre garden of verdant trees, chirping birds and flitting butterflies, overlooking the spectacular Sigiriya Rock, and just four hours away from the capital city of Colombo. ... more   less 
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