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“A lovely surprise”
Review of The Ficus Grove

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The Ficus Grove
Ranked #37 of 111 Sigiriya B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a different sort of place to stay and was frankly a welcome change from the usual hotels.
It is not a hotel - more a guest house. It is a beautifully designed spacious house with just four rooms, a large area to sit and a large dining area. Set in a large garden with a small but adequate swimming pool - Grove is a delight.
Run by the amazing manager Jiante (I am not sure that is how you spell her name) but she was wonderful and the service could not be better.
The rooms were large with large bathrooms. A lovely veranda flows along the front of the house with tables and chairs making it a good place for a sundowner. The place seems far removed from the road you can see at the end of the garden.
The food was amazing - but don’t expect a bar or a restaurant - it is more sort of "what would you like to eat? and then it is prepared for you. I would strongly suggest you go for the Sri Lankan option - Jiate is an extraordinary cook.
I was lucky enough to be able to have two private cookery lessons with her - and she is excellent - a great cook and a good teacher.
The garden is full of interesting birds and small animals - we saw some very colourful lizards and a rare huge bright green grasshopper.
Try this place as an alternative to the usual hotels - it is homely and a lovely surprise.

Room Tip: We had one of the rooms at the front with a window overlooking the garden- which was lovely.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 26, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Ficus Grove

Address: Anuradhapura Habarana Road, The Ficus Grove, Habarana, Sigiriya 50150, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Sigiriya
Price Range: $54 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 172km (4Hrs drive from Colombo) is the town of Habarana, known as the Hub of North Central Province. Straight on is Trincomalee, to the Left is Anuradhapura and Right is Polannawra, Passakudha and Batticalo.1km from the town on the Anuradhapura Road is "The Ficus Grove". A beautiful spacious luxury house with A/C rooms, Hot & Cold water & Swimming Pool, surrounded by Ficus, Mango & other wild trees. With the new addition of the our Outdoor dining area overlooking the pool it best to have a relaxing meal or a drink. Enjoy the home cooked food both Local & Western & the exotic fresh fruit juices. Get pampered by the staff, its your Home away from home. The hotel can accommodate both guest and guides; also our large parking area is ideal for the overnight parking secure. ... more   less 
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