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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our van driver had not been to this place before and looked increasingly worried as we travelled along one track after another - he should not have been - this was an amazing place to visit and is thoroughly recommended. The tree houses are ingeniously constructed and all have views over the opening but are not overlooked. My children rowed... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We will remember our two nights up in the tree house for the rest of our lives! The experience will be wonderfull if you are well prepeared for a real adventure. You will sleep in a real tree house which is very spacious and has a nice toilet and a shower under the hut. But keep in mind it is... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first experience of staying in a tree house. We were surprised to see that the rooms had no locks but later got used to it. At first the sounds of winds at night would seem eerie but it does not take long to get used to it. Once you surpass this stage you would notice just how... More 

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Thank Tridhaman
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Dehigaha Ela is one of those places you long to return and return. It never tires you. This calls for a second review after a few visits and a lapse of a couple of years. The magic of the place only grows in spite of it becoming pleasantly more known to the intrepid traveller seeking solace of nature at its... More 

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Thank Lalith S
BoBLanka, Owner at Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Lalith Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you returned to Back of Beyond Dehigaha ela after a lapse of a couple of years, after visiting us so many times previously. It is also great to hear that you are happy with the improvements, which include a new tree house and wood fired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

What a magnificent place, really beautiful in the middle of the jungle. The tree house was excellent. Clean and so well decorated. Shower with 'tree view'. The staff is so nice and friendly, the food is great. The naturalist has so much knowledge! A tour with him is great!

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Thank Marije D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This was the best place we stayed in our month in Sri Lanka! You really feel like you are staying in the middle of the jungle. We had a 3 person treehut and it was amazing. The staff were so kind and attentive, they even organized a surprise candlelit dinner for us by the river on our last night. Absolute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by the friendly staff, who upon arrival, invited us for a refreshing drink and introduced to the rest of their friendly team. The site itself is amazingly self-sustainable, lacked any sign of pollution and many of the foods we ate were grown on the property. Water was sourced from the two wells on site which was filtered,... More 

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Thank Jake L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

What a wonderful place to spend your holiday!! I stayed in this amazing picturesque location for two days while on a brief visit to Sri Lanka and had the most satisfying experience. The fresh clear water of the nearby stream never disappointed when ever I felt like having a quick dip to freshen up and feel more energised. Waking up... More 

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BoBLanka, Owner at Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Hi Rish Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our beautiful eco retreat. This year there is more water in the streams compared to last year as we had heavy rainfall in May. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Friendly staff/ helpful and accommodative , well maintained public areas lots to do good food. Hoping to come back again. Reasonable rates. very peace and quite. kids had excellent time. we all loved it . .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a tree house in the jungle. We could even hear the elephants. The staff was so friendly and kind, and the food was excellent. That place is magic with the light of the end of the day. Waking up with the sound of nature is something unforgettable.

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Thank Helena C
BoBLanka, Owner at Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Hi Helena Thank you very much for your comments. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Damba tree house at Back of Beyond. The Damba tree is in flower and there will be even more birds once the fruiting season commences. best wishes Yohan More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka and within 30 minutes from Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Dehigaha ela is situated in a circular clearing at the base of a hill, ringed in by the thick forest on the sweeping curve of the two streams. It is a small secret place for all forms of wildlife - elephants, sambhur, deer, birds, butterflies - to visit. It is an ideal location for those who dream of sleeping under the stars, of exploring the jungle and streams on foot with all its joys and little discomforts. We have of course, added the comforts and care. The entire retreat is powered by solar energy. A backup generator is also provided. All hot water is also supplied via solar energy. A biogas generator has been installed to convert kitchen waste to bio gas for cooking. All tree houses and boulder cottages in this retreat are designed to be very open to nature, with coconut thatch roofing, wooden floors, and folding bamboo tats. Each lodge maintains standards of comfort by providing fans, mosquito nets, and modern toilets. The eco-retreat consists of a 2 tree houses and 4 boulder cottages. Each of the tastefully furnished units, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding environment. The reception, living and dining areas are separate, and the staff and drivers quarters are also housed separately to allow maximum privacy to guests. The surrounding forest is a haven for birds, smaller mammals and larger mammals such as deer, sambhur and even elephants. Guests enjoy bathing in the two streams that meet at the border to our property. One stream starts closeby hence has icy cold water, whereas the larger stream has warmer water. The crystal clear water of the nearby stream is full of small fish that provide a natural, free foot spa to the delight of our guests. A nature trail is also available in the property. The property also boasts of a large man-made pond that is full of lotuses and water lilies. This too attracts a wide variety of bird life and small fishes. A butterfly garden has also recently been started at Dehigaha ela. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kaludiya Pokuna, Wewela tank etc ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back of Beyond Dehigaha Ela

Address: Dehigaha ela, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: $64 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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