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“A walk on the wild side for softies!”
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Jetwing Vil Uyana
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Sigiriya
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wales
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“A walk on the wild side for softies!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Well done Jetwing for daring to be different. Fantastic place that just works.

Do yourself a favour and spend at least one day chilling here in the peace and quiet while everyone else is sightseeing. You will feel like a millionaire for a day.

Also if you are worried about unwanted wildlife don't be. The ecological balance in this place meant that we found less mossies than anywhere else we stayed on the island. The wild peafowl eat the snakes and for that I forgive them for walking on my roof in the early morning!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Beautiful setting, fantastic room with view of the lake, worth paying for meals in advance - we went half board and had great 5 course meals every night which were delicious. Staff were friendly.
The bathroom was open to the outdoors and we had frogs, lizards and a bat in our bathroom! We liked that although I guess some people might not!
We went as part of our honeymoon trip and had 4 nights there but could have stayed longer - we had lots of honeymoon treats included too so felt very spoilt.
The spa was a real treat.
The only thing to say as a negative was that the trips they offered were very expensive. A half day trip to see the wild elephants in the nearby Minneriya National Park was 250 US dollars for two through the hotel, but we got a tuk tuk to nearby Sigiriya and arranged it easily there for less than 90 US dollars.Take a Rough Guide guidebook and it makes it easier and cheaper!

Room Tip: we had the 2 story building with pool (i can't remember what they call this but it was the most...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Staffordshire Uk
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed two nights, which were two of the most luxurious nights of our holiday in Sri Lanka. The staff, food, accommodation and setting are just perfect. If your budget can run to it, try and book a forest room. They are sumptuous and have their own small pool. Stop looking. Just book it.

Room Tip: Try and budget for a Forest room. You won't regret it.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stayed several days and didn't want to leave. A perfect base for discovering the many ancient sights around Sigiriya. The staff could not be more helpful. Food was great. Stayed in a Forest Dwelling which was just AMAZING. Private pool, excellent amenities, glorious bedroom upstairs, and so peaceful. Would recommend to anyone as its one of the best places I've stayed at. They'll look after your driver if that's how you're making your way around Sri Lanka (I recommend SL Driver Tours and request Manju who was excellent). Book through SLH and join the SLH club for free to potentially get a free upgrade...

Room Tip: Forest dwelling was excellent
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Vil Uyana, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Jetwing Vil Uyana. Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. The heart of the Jetwing brand has always been unmatched hospitality. Also we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed our food and services provided during your stay.

We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Priyanthika Wijenaiyke
General Manager
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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Excellent tour which can take up to 2 hours. We were lucky enough to see 5 loris mammals including a set of twins. There is a charge for the tour but only if you see the loris's.
Fantastic to see these endangered species in their natural environment.

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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Jetwing Vil Uyana has got to be one of the best eco resort world wide and deserves the numerous awards it has received. This is the perfect location to rest and take time out. Set in marsh and paddy fields the accommodation is made of a series of villas - Marsh, Forest or Garden villas. We stayed in the Garden Vila which is single story and very calm, luxurious and stylist the other units are on two stories and some have their own pools.
We opted for half board and were extremely impressed with the range of dished and the quality of food. Breakfast was choice of continental, american or sri lankan and many of the ingredients and
locally sourced. The evening menus was interesting and varied and used lots of the wonderful fruits and vegetables of the region.
The staff were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Chaminda the resident naturist took us on a night tour to look for lorsi mammals. There is a conservation programme run on the site and we were lucky enough to see 5 including a set of twins.
It is really a truly wonderful eco hotel and one that I look forward to returning to again very soon.

Room Tip: mosquito repellant for when you are walking in the grounds.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Vil Uyana, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are absolutely thrilled that your stay with us was such a success. Thank you for your kind words which will be passed on to the rest of the team and thank you for taking your valuable time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We trust your experience of the highly distinctive Jetwing hospitality was more than satisfactory. One of the unique features of the hotel is our design and the different categories of dwellings such as Garden, Paddy, Marsh, Water and Forest, which provides an unforgettable experience with its own location and facilities.

Being an Eco hotel, our priorities are committed to nature activities which is the reason we have our own eco professional, the resident naturalist who specializes in all nature trails. And one of the latest trails as you have mentioned is the Loris Watching which is available only at Jetwing Vil Uyana.

Once again thank you for the lovely comments on Trip Advisor and for your patronage. We look forward to welcoming you again at Jetwing Vil Uyana to gain an even better experience on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Priyanthika Wijenaike
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Started our vacation from Dambulla and choosing Vil Uyana was the best choice we made. We booked paddy dwelling but the families wanted to change to marsh once we were there onsite. The management was very flexible on this an accommodated our request without any hassle.

Vil Uyana has unique style of being a echo lodge but having all the luxuries built in. The food and the restaurant was supper and the staff was very friendly. Great place to relax and enjoy a serene environment with nice pampering ;-) !!

For us Dambulla, Kandalama hotel was THE place in that area uptil now, but now there is good competition !! two great hotels

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jetwinghotels, General Manager at Jetwing Vil Uyana, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely review on the Trip Advisor. It was indeed a pleasure to hear that you have enjoyed not only the facilities but also the food and the services provided during your stay. We believe in personalized service to all our guests and we offer a fine dining restaurant experience with an open concept. The hotel itself is designed as an open concept and the restaurant is also open to enjoy Mother Nature.

Thank you for your thoughts and comments about our beautiful property and looking forward to welcoming you to Jetwing Vil Uyana once again.

Sincerely,

Priyanthika Wijenaike
General Manager
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Property: Jetwing Vil Uyana
Address: Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Family Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sigiriya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Jetwing Vil Uyana 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Infused with eco friendly, sustainable modern design, Jetwing Vil Uyana is nestled deep in the heart of the island paradise of Sri Lanka incorporating five main ecological zones from forests to marshes. It is a retreat perfect for tranquility seekers or for those who wish to be close to the island's rich array of flora and fauna. The challenge of introducing a wetland system on reclaimed agricultural lands provides the unique backdrop for this exciting property. A strong 'back to nature' theme pervades your every moment at Jetwing Vil Uyana and the uniqueness of the experience is unforgettable. ... more   less 
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