Stayed 3 nights as part of a tour. Can't understand the negative comments in other reviews. We were led to believe by the tour operator we stayed in the nicer rooms, was sceptical at the time, but maybe explains some of the comments.
The tour operator put us in 6 'international' hotels in Sri Lanka and to me this one of the best.
The hotel is all 'open', no walls except for rooms. Refreshingly different, a modern hotel that is not of a standard hotel design and layout. Staff were very welcoming and could not be faulted. It was noticable that staff in isolated places like this were far better than in Columbo and Kandy. If only you could get staff like this in Europe or North America.
Food was good with a wide range. The pool area, probably the trademark of the hotel with it view of the rock is memorable.
Only downside is perhaps the monkeys, when the novelty of them wears off. They seemed to have developed very intricate routines over the years to divert people's attention and get hold of their food.
Only hotel that did not have WiFi, but had a couple of PC's by reception in a room for a couple of hundred roupees.
Village, 5 minutes walk from hotel with a small supermarket that seemed to have most things you could need was nice.
If the heat and humidity doesn't affect you too much, you could conceivably walk tgo Sigiriya Rock from hotel.
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