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Kassapa Lions Rock
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Place to Relax......”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

This hotel is situated at close to Sigiriya Rock. It can properly see when we go to the garden of the hotel. Rooms are very clean and neat. Decorated as much as simple. In the morning and evening outside of the room is full with lot of birds' noises. There is a nice Ayurveda Spa also. I visited there also and got some spa treatments. They have well trained and experienced spa therapists.
All other staff members also very helpful and kind.
I should tell something about food also. Sri Lankan foods are good. But other foods are not taste much.
However this is a one of the best place to relax.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Right I'm not really sure why this place is having good reviews,I maybe a bit of a snob possibly,but I felt the rooms were quite basic and not very well equipped with a very hard mattress,the food and drinks are very expensive and the hotel is based in the middle of nowhere so you can't go out to eat if you wish,I would say it is only a hotel you'd want to stay at for a night stop over.It was reminiscent of a ww2 concentration camp.The only plus I can find is it was clean which is important so there you go ...there is one plus but only one

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Kassapa hotel itself was really nice and the room was awesome. The food was good and service was great. The pool was immaculate.

There's a lot to do in the surrounding area, which is great if you have a driver, it's not walking distance to anything of value.

The one downfall was the room for the drivers. Our guy told us it was full of bugs, which is terrible. It's known to drivers as "Bug Hotel". If you have a driver make sure he stays somewhere near the hotel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Not perfect but very good.
The room is ok and the food as well.
The main reason of going there is really to feel in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature. It's a relaxing place with nice swimming pool and a very beautiful garden.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We chose this hotel as a stop over hotel on our tour of Sri Lanka. Well we couldn't of asked for more. A lovely setting, tranquil and relaxing after a day of touring. Great pool and gardens with a view over to lions rock in the distance. Rooms were little bungalows with verandas, an interesting outdoor shower with mosquito mesh over the roof so no creepy craw lies could get in, the main part of the bathroom is under cover. The room was clean with air con and a comfy bed. Staff on hand if you needed help. The restaurant was excellent, a good choice of food from Western to Sri Lankan , would recommend the curries, they were fantastic, not too hot, catering for the western pallet.

Stayed April 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Kassapa Lions Rock hotel is conveniently located in the cultural triangle and in the village of Kimbissa, just 15 minutes drive to the Sigiriya Rock, 50 minutes drive to Polonnaruwa, 50 minutes to Anuradhapura, 1 hour 30 minutes to the town of Trincomalee, (Timing is approximate and depends on the vehicle you are travelling in, commercial vehicles will take longer due to speed limits). From Digampathaha junction it will approximately cost LKR 150/- 200/- by tuk tuk.

Standing in the middle of paddy fields and vegetable patches, the hotel has a direct view of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and Pidurangala, continuous moderate winds keep the open restaurant cool throughout the day and night, the 51 rooms most of them are individual chalets are located scattered in the property but not far away from basic amenities like the bar, restaurant, front office etc...

The rooms are charm and well decorated to suit the environment, the open roof shower is an attraction altogether, rooms are provided with basic amenities like, mineral water, tea / coffee making facilities and shower / bath amenities. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans for ultimate comfort.

The food is excellent with a wide range of selection even for vegetarians, prepared by experienced star class chefs. The staff is friendly and very efficient, prompt service by them was amazing.

Even the chauffeurs are provided with very comfortable rooms away from the main cluster with very good food (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner).

Further the rooms are priced at unbelievable and unbeatable rates which is value for money.

I recommend this property who wish to go on a very relaxing holiday and who would stay minimum of at least two nights to savor the hospitality and serenity of the location.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Located in a great area to explore all of the areas attractions. You can see the rock on the distance as you laze by the pool. Rooms are little cabins spread around the property. The gem store is also good value as well.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Kassapa Lions Rock
Address: Digampathaha | Kimbissa, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Sigiriya
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sigiriya
#6 Spa 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 all the historical sites such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, and Dambulla . Only hotel in the area with two swimming pools. Wi -Fi Facility is available ... more   less 
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