We arrived here as a part of our cultural triangle tour, booked by a travel agency for 2 night stay. We checked-in at this hotel a little tired but all exited after climbing the Sigiriya hill in the evening. Woh! Was the first impression when we arrived at this hotel. Warm welcome by hotel front desk, a temple flower & a welcome drink awaited at the reception. As we were guided to our rooms, we passed by a beautiful view of Sigiriya hill from the swimming pool, an eye catching view not to be missed!
Ours was a superior rooms which was of regular size, clean bed, LCD TV, elegant wooden ceiling & wooden pillar at one side of the room & red oxide floor ; overall appeal of the room was very satisfactory. The bathroom were of regular size & clean again. The wardrobe was large enough to fit our belongings. Everything else was just perfect. The main door of our room faced wall of a opposite room which was unfortunate but the back door of the rooms opens to a large garden full of trees. The view here was wonderful.
The dining area was beautiful surrounded by greenery, with trees all around; a perfect place for romantic dinner. The middle of the dining area had a garden where musician was performing. On the first day we choose la carta & had a tasty Veg food. I choose srilankan meals consisting of Dal, rice & few other Srilankan curries. They were all tasty. The buffet breakfast next morning had lot of options for Americans & Europeans, but I being a veggie had to content with limited items. On second day for dinner, I choose buffet & it had plenty of Veg items. I tried few local cuisines which appealed to me. Overall the food was good, reasonably priced as per Srilankan standards.
On the bad note, the hotel is costly for call rates. Typically a call from Srilanka to India per min costs 8 SL Rs, but here they were charging around 250 SL Rs. The charges are simply not justifiable. The bottled water costs more as well.
When you are here, try going around the hotel looking at the beautiful, large trees. You would also notice many different flowers & birds making lot of noise in the morning, It sets up your mood for the day. I didn’t see facilities for sports here, I remember the tennis court was dirty, probably not used for many months. When in your room, especially with your spouse, do not miss to turn on the radio available at the back of your bed. Lovely, mesmerizing music was played round the clock.
- 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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