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“Great, but not so great out of season”
Review of Jetwing Vil Uyana

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Jetwing Vil Uyana
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Sigiriya
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 1, 2009

I would agree with all the other comments made by other reviewers at this hotel. It is a superb setting amongst paddyfields in a remote part of the area (although you can see Sigiriya Rock from here). However, I thought I'd share one or two of my experiences at this hotel

All "rooms" are actually villas, some are on water and some are on the paddyfields. At the time that we went, the paddyfields seemed to be just a smelly marshfield, although this was maybe because we went out of season, or some may view it as being close to nature.

Going out of season had another disadvantage too - it meant that the hotel was hardly occupied. Now normally, I would love to stay in a hotel which wasn't full of noisy guests, but somehow with only two other guests staying here whilst we were staying here was a strange experience. If this place gains popularity (which it rightly should) then this should not be a problem in the future.

I have to make a particular mention about the food - it was truly great. The chef appeared very talented, and the choice of food on the menu (if somewhat restrictive for vegetarians) was very good.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2008

We travelled direct to Vil Uyana from Colombo airport, a 4 hour drive,which resulted in our arriving after dark. We were warmly greeted and the sound of frogs and cicada was very soothing to weary travellers.

November is out of season so the hotel was very quiet, with few other guests. It should have been the monsoon season but other than rain on one morning we had dry weather.

We were delighted by the serenity of the surroundings and by the quality of the accommodation/service. The daily menu was good value at 2,400 rupees with "international" food. The staff were very pleased whan we selected Sri Lankan food for breakfast, this too, was excellent.

A morning walk with a natuaralist was great fun and allowed us a opportunity to see many local birds, we are not ornithologists but it all adds to the experience.

Our driver, who was fiercely loyal to Sri Lanka approved of our choice of hotel; he believes that much ofthe money spent, stays in the local economy.

A very lovely setting, not for children or those who might fall off a walkway! This is a hotel that I would certainly recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed November 13, 2008

The hotel is excellent, the only issue is the cost.

The local rate is considerably lower than that of the International Tourist Rate.

Try haggling.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Uduwerage
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Reviewed August 26, 2008

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2008

Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank ColeenUk
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Reviewed February 3, 2008

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Chibby40
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Sigiriya
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sigiriya
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sigiriya
#2 Spa Hotel in Sigiriya
Price Range: $291 - $749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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