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“You come here for the rock but this is the photo opportunity hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Sigiriya

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Hotel Sigiriya
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“You come here for the rock but this is the photo opportunity hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

One night is most likely all people stay in Sigiriya but on that basis this place really does give you a great photo oppertunity . The food was good the room was fine and I would stay again if going to the rock again

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Good: Comfortable clean rooms
Awesome views of Sigiriya
Terrific pool
Polite and helpful service
Free wifi

OK: Meals are ordinary

Disappointing: Smelly drains at the time we were there.
No wifi in rooms
Limited TV channels and poor reception

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I spent four days in Sri Lanka and our first night was spent at Hotel Sigiriya. The facilities are beautiful, the food is good, and the rooms are simple. A little too simple for our Western, jaded perception but still good. There are monkeys everywhere in Lanka and reside at this hotel as well.

Tip... if you're going to visit Lion's Rock or Pollonaruwa... get there just before it opens otherwise you'll be lost in a crowd of tourists! And... hire a personal guide. It's more than worth the modest tip they desire at the end of the tour.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Inverness, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights during a 3 night / 4 day tour of Sri Lanka in January.

This was really our first taste of Sri Lanka and it was a pleasant experience.

The staff were friendly and attentive, the food varied witng for most people and the accommodation. although a bit dated, comfortable and clean.

We also met a very nice Dutch couple with whom we stayed up too late chatting the night before we left but such as the joys of travelling.

We would have no hesiation in recommending this hotel and hope to retur some time in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hotel had a fantastic view of Sigiriya rock from the pool area, it also had FREE Wifi in the pool area only, not available in the rooms. The food was OK not amazing, the rooms were comfortable and adequate again not amazing by western standards! All in all as a place to stay and see the rock this place has the beautiful view and will more than do, if you looking for high end 5* resort western style then your probably in the wrong country :0)

Room Tip: There is no Spa or gym, I clicked it accidentally. :0)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

for a visit to Sigiriya. There were several groups there during our stay, but it never appeared busy. About 30 mins easy walk to the rock and plenty of tuk tuk for the return. Food good especially the evening buffet

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Stayed two nights here in early January with our group of friends. We were exhausted when we arrived, so the view of the Lion Rock in the pool/public area was beautiful and serene and I had high hopes for the same standards for the bedrooms.

Unfortunately, the bedroom, particularly the bathroom facilities, was below motel standard. Our bathroom was not the cleanest and the taps were starting to fall apart a bit. The whole room felt quite tired and dated. The two short single beds pushed together as a double bed was not the most comfortable.

The restaurants and the pool areas are the redeeming factors for this hotel. Breakfast and dinner buffets were great. Excellent food selection and tasty dishes. Free wifi is only available in the public area, so one ended up staying around the pool quite a bit (nothing wrong with that!).

The hotel was quite expensive for what it is - but there are not many other choices in the area.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 #7 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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