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Hotel Sigiriya
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Wonderful hotel with spectacular views of the rock from the pool area. Food was the best we had in Sri Lanka! Each night and morning there was a tasty buffet of a wide range of cuisines including local delicacies. The large comfortable room had appealing decor and we liked that it was single story with large open grounds. Excellent.

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

I think the most have been written about this hotel already. We stayed there for 3 nights in January 2012 and was pleased with our stay. The room was clean, had a couple of bottles of free drinking water and a minibar/fridge, and not to forget an electric mosquito killer that actually worked.
The bar area provided a splendid view over the pool with Sigiriya Rock in the background as quite a few of the photos here are showing.
The food was varied and generally good.
We have experienced some times at places like this they make a choise of Western food that is completely tasteless. That was partially true also here. Fortunately they also had a good choise of Sri Lankan food that tasted very good.
One of the nights the water in the pool looked not clean at all, but the next night it looked nice and clear. I guess they may have had a temporary problem with the filtering equipment.
The hotel consists of low buildings almost hidden in the wood, so birds, monkeys and other animals roamed the area.
The staff was nice and attentive. We can safely recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank BjornT
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The hotel is in a wonderful setting with a pool overlooking the Sigiriya rock. The rooms are tastefully furnished and spacious and the staff very helpful. Laundry services is also excellent.
The buffet was the best of any hotel we stayed in during our two week stay in Sri Lanka. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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7  Thank missbloggs
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Our first sight of this hotel was looking down on it from the top of Sigiriya rock! The swimming pool looked like an oasis in the middle of the forest. We stayed here for 3 nights whilst on a tour seeing the surrounding sights of which there are many. The staff were very friendly and we were met by a different flower and sheet display everyday on return to our room. The food was good - although would recommend avoiding the costly extras. Stick to local drinks (the ginger beer is especially good) as we ended up paying over the odds for a bottle of wine. We only used the pool in the evenings - having it to ourselves everytime.

Our only other criticism would be that we had two single beds pushed together - but for 3 nights it was fine!

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Cathy R
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We came to the Sigiriya hotel in the late evening after awful driving via minor road through the tropical jungle and the rain. This hotel was chosen as a base for visiting Sigiriya rock and Polonnaruwa city, so main goal was have a good sleep and start to climbing on Sigiriya early morning.

We were very tired and decide to supper and go to sleep. The food in the hotel was not very spicy (as usually in Lanka) and quite good. The room was clean enough, but to not the ideal one. Everything was so-so. But only in the morning we understood why the Sigiriya hotel has such good reviews - THE VIEW. The great view through the pool to the Sigiriya rock. Unforgettable view. The rock was so far away and same time so close to us. Very beautiful. But when we climbed up on the rock and look the a hotel we saw very small blue dot in the forest - it was the pool :)

So in other words, it's a good and solid choice as a base for visiting the Sigiriya rock.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Andrey B
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Sigiriya on 17th/18th December as part of our tour of Sri Lanka, I just wanted to let you all know of all the 8 hotels we stayed in, that we thought Hotel Sigiriya was the best, and the food was definately the best we had in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank BarlowO
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

Hotel Sigiriya was perfect for our two day stay. The food, staff and room was just right. The head chef of the restaurant, Zoysa, was very so accommodating and most of all cooked beautiful food, with the help of his many assistants. The view from the poolside of the Lion Rock was amazing, especially after conquering the climb!

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3  Thank Georgie C
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Additional Information about Hotel Sigiriya

Address: Hotel Road, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Price Range: $74 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sigiriya 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sigiriya is for the nature-culture lover and the eco-buff. For a perfect mix of the splendour of nature and culture, there is nowhere quite like Hotel Sigiriya. Situated in an eight-acre garden of verdant trees, chirping birds and flitting butterflies, overlooking the spectacular Sigiriya Rock, and just four hours away from the capital city of Colombo. ... more   less 
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