Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Great view of Sigiriya Rock, wildlife roam freely

Posted Aug 12, 2014
Pros: location, staff, hotel layout, amenities such as spa, organised safari tour, buffet was delicious.
Cons: updating of rooms, new bathroom suite, better drainage as shower plug was blocked, sturdier outside doors to rooms as could hear wildlife at night
Location: Minneriya national park safari, sigiriya rock, dambulla temple, spice gardens, batik/ silk clothing shops, wildlife watching.
Walking distance to Sigiriya Rock (1.5km), with a fantastic side-on view of the rock from the pool and bar/ lounge area. Food was varied and suitable for a European palate-- something rare in Sri Lanka. Always fresh, and as a vegetarian they had lots of salad and vegetable options. Hotel staff were pleasant and the men didn't make me feel uncomfortable-- also rare in Sri Lanka. The hotel sees a lot of non-paying guests such as macaques and monitor lizards. This made the whole experience feel like a jungle resort, as if we were truly in the wild! The room itself had character but needs a little updating. There were ants in the wardrobe so we didn't use it. The beds were a little hard, and can be noisy during nightfall due to the animals around the hotel. The shower drain was blocked and water wasn't hot, so had to have some compromising showers. Another downside was the lack of wi-fi in rooms- the lobby area was the only area in the hotel with signal and this would turn into an internet cafe every evening. Cocktails were expensive! The area is remote, with a small array of shops a 5 min walk away. I visited a lovely Batik shop with homemade items. Their son also offers a taxi service- I found this was half the price the hotel were quoting, and the driver was the most pleasant Sri Lankan I'd met; he took us on a tour of sights between Sigiriya and Kandy, was very well informed, spoke English fluently, and drove a brand new Prius-- less bumpy than tuktuks!
2 out of 5
by sumit from india

Good view of rock , but too expensive..

Posted Jun 22, 2014
View of the hotel was amazing.. it has the rock view.. but everything is too much expensive.. some may like it , but some may not.. i would not recommend this hotel to my friends.. cheers!!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Rahul from Mumbai, India

Great Location and view

Posted May 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent location, Pool overlooking Sigiriya rock is a beautiful site. Comfortable rooms and courteous staff. Buffet and food not worth the price.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Kristina from London

Nice hotel

Posted Apr 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
Friendly stuff, tasty food, fantastic view from the swimming pool. Coffee facilities at the rooms.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

poor value

Posted Apr 21, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: Food quality especially the meat. All the hot dishes were served tepid or only warm. Lamb and beef was tough.
Location: Sigiriya rock
Food tepid and meat tough. Room basic and environs from main area to room poor. Main area nice. Would not recommend though as for not much more you can get better accommodation. no hot water.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Annette J from London

Fantastic place in a beautiful area

Posted Apr 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
I stayed 3 nights at Hotel Sigiriya and had a fantastic time. The place is a perfect place for relaxation with a great pool and a fantastic spa area where you can get a nice massage or a great facial. The bar area is a nice place to hang out and the staff is extremely helpful and always happy to help you. Would also recommend the early morning bird watching, which was very interesting.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel

Posted Mar 26, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great view from the pool area. Nice restaurant. Great location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Ian from Australia

Great location

Posted Feb 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
The main tourist attraction in Sigiriya is the Lion Rock climb which is unmissable according to my wife and daughter. The hotel looks right at the rock in walking distance. I did infact miss it as my knee was playing up but I spent an excellent restful day around the pool next to the bar using their free wifi and reading in the shade. The buffet meals are a treat especially the curries. The had a full range of non-spicy food on offer but we came to Sri Lanka to enjoy their style of cooking and here it was very good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by sonofgeo from Felixstowe UK

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 14, 2014 on Hotels.com