My husband and I stayed here for one night in late December. These "tree houses" rise from the forest floor and into the canopy for excellent views of Sigiriya. Must be able to climb step and narrow stairs to get to the room. It is, to save the least, quite a unique place. This back to nature approach does have a negative side. As the tree houses are made from non-caulked wood siding, we shared the room with all types of guests including lizards, frogs, and numerous bugs. It comes equipped with a mosquito net and that helps with flying bugs while sleeping but having this many bugs around me as I tried to sleep wasn't relaxing.
The guesthouse is hard to find. The staff is friendly. The breakfast of fruit, juice, roti and jam is adequate. The price of $78 was way too expensive for this 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