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Water Garden Sigiriya - Sigiriya - Building
1
9.6 Excellent (178 reviews)
C$ 404+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Water Garden Sigiriya in Dambulla, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Ancient City of Sigiriya and Sigiriya Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Serenity and peacefulness. Food was very good and staff were very attentive
Cons: Staff asking too many questions. I understand they are trying to be friendly but it’s annoying
10.0 Excellent
Pros: WGS’s setting is spectacular, it takes full advantage of the Sigiriya lion Rock vista. The villas or suites have been designed for space, comfort and luxury. The aesthetics are spot on as are the furnishings. The service matches all of these considerations. The surrounding bird life is many and varied and creates a relaxing atmosphere.
Cons: The wifi - different passwords for different spots and considerably sluggish
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful rooms, absolutely brilliant staff who went out of their way to make you comfortable and just a sensational view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Definitly one of the best Hotels in Sri Lanka! Amazing Rooms and a gerat view from the infinty Pool. We had the best breakfast there, with a great choice! We definitly recommend this hotel, as everything was just perfect, helpful friendly staff. Also our Driver was treated very friendly, with refreshments at our arrivel. This is what makes Hotels special!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just excellent. Especially the staff and the food 10/10
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a beautiful place to stay if you love nature and the wild lives (you could see peacocks, monkeys, birds...etc.). Love the modern day water harvesting design and the direct view of the Lion Rock. The staff are absolutely amazing and helpful. We will be back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Service - staff- aesthetics- location - design - spa - breakfast
Palitha Home Stay - Sigiriya - Building
2
9.5 Excellent (236 reviews)
C$ 39+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Palitha Home Stay in Dambulla, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sigiriya Museum and Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality and breakfast.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful location near the jungle, a wonderful owner. Delicious breakfasts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food is very nice, and good value foe the money. The family helped me arranging my laundry also. The room is very clean and comfortable to stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent room and facilities.Wonderful hosts. best home cooked food in Sri Lanka. If you stay here get her to make you dinner at least one night. You won’t regret it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place to stay! We enjoyed a lot the central. It's surrounded by a beautiful garden. The family is lovely, attentive and helpful. I would definitely recommend this home stay!!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was super clean. The breakfast served on the veranda is the best we had in Sri Lanka. We even tried the dinner and I do highly recommend it. The owners are very helpful with any information we need. The homestay is located in a peaceful garden, with lots of lovely flowers. It is a real gem.
Cons: nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great time at Palitha homestay!! The owners are very friendly and helpful! Breakfast was very good and we recommend eating there for Dinner, it was excellent! Great location to avoid all the noise from the main street! Thank you again for everything!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hosts. Great location and a beautiful setting. Great breakfast!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice Family. I am with the others- breakfast was excellent! Also the dinner was one of the best curries we had in Sri Lanka!!! Clean and calm place in walking distance to the center of Sigiriya.
Cons: Nothing.
Sigiri Rock Side Home Stay - Sigiriya - Building
3
9.3 Excellent (976 reviews)
C$ 39+
Overview Reviews
The Sigiri Rock Side Home Stay is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. With Wi-Fi in designated areas available, you'll have no problems keeping connected. Sightseeing in the area is easy, with Sigiriya Lion Rock and Sigiriya Museum both nearby. In their spare time, guests can explore the hotel's surroundings. For guests' convenience, airport pickup can be arranged. If you demand a high level of service, our guests have indicated that this hotel has excellent standards. This is one of the most popular hotels in Sigiriya, you can be assured of a great stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Owner was helping and friendly guy. He arranged for us program for all days. He even drove us with his car to Sigiryia rock to see the sunrise, as it was out of season and we might run into an elephant.
Cons: Nothing really, all was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We felt very welcome at Sigiri Rock Side View Home Stay. The breakfast was huge and tasty, facilities were clean and the airco was ice cold. The bed was comfortable, equipped with a mosquito nest (although there were almost no mosquitos). The owner is super friendly and drove us at 4:45 in the morning to Pidurangala.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place looks great, it's clean and beautiful. The breakfast is AMAZING!!! And the owners are super friendly and helpful
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good
Cons: Down a lane way that is not lit well but the owner supplied a good torch.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 5 star breakfast and presentation. Well appointed and clean room.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A high quality homestay with a welcoming owner. We had a humongous and delicious traditional breakfast before climbing the rock. The garden is very nice and the rooms were comfortable !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This homestay is in a very good location close to the rock and town but still away in the jungle. The owner takes good care of his guests and is an honest and nice guy. He won’t allow any tuktuk driver to rip you off. He drove me to Pidurangala rock for seeing the sunrise for free. The breakfast is a big and delicious Sri Lankan breakfast. I really can recommend this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host is very friendly, breakfast was the best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka.
Cons: Nothing
Jetwing Vil Uyana - Sigiriya - Building
4
9.3 Excellent (440 reviews)
C$ 505+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Vil Uyana in Dambulla, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Ancient City of Sigiriya and Sigiriya Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and comfortable with a great view. Throughout our stay, the service was impeccable and everyone was so friendly. The food was also delicious!
Cons: It would have been nice to have had some options for evening entertainment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff. Wonderful spa. Extra large rooms. Big and good breakfast.
Cons: The water was low so “water dwelling room” isn’t quite looking out over much water at the moment due to the season.
7.5 Good
Pros: Facilities were beautiful. Pool was gorgeous, rooms huge and spacious and extremely comfortable. Shower was great! Food in restaurant was reasonably priced and very good, alcohol very reasonable. Hotel provided us with a Happy Honeymoon cake on arrival. Wildlife everywhere, it was fab!
Cons: Reception staff seemed very confused about exchange rates and we were charged extra for seemingly no reason. This was eventually sorted to some extent after 3 visits to reception. Speed of service was appalling. Drinks arriving after starters, mains arriving before starters finished. Nowhere near 5* service which is a real shame in such a fantastic location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A very friendly staff and wonderful room with pool to which we were upgraded. A tropical paradise!!
Habarana Ambasewana Resort - Habarana - Building
5
9.3 Excellent (419 reviews)
C$ 66+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Habarana Ambasewana Resort in Palugaswewa, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Tree house - absolutely amazing! Extremely nice personel. Delicious regional cousine. Safari trip
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay, the rooms are very large and breakfast was amazing each day. The owners are also very helpful.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: A better English language skill would be great; but the place is according or better expectations
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The garden rooms treehouse at Habarana Ambasewana Resort was simply the most memorable and best place that our family stayed during our time in Sri Lanka. I will never forget the excitement on the faces of my boys (& wife) when they first saw where we were staying. The tree house was so beautifully well built, comfortable and unforgettable. Ruwan and his family were extremely welcoming and friendly, we really enjoyed seeing them at the beginning of the day for breakfast and at the end of the day for dinner. The dinner without a doubt was the family’s favourite meal during our 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. Don’t bother going out for a meal in the evening stay here and I’m sure you will feel the same. Thank-you Ruwan and thank-you to your family for the wonderful experience and memories of our time in Habarana and Sri Lanka. I really hope that we will visit you again one day!
Cons: Having to leave!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service and standards maintained by this family business. Exceeded our expectations all around. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I booked cause of the cool design of the open bathroom in our big room . When we arrived, the staff welcomed us with refreshing juice. And when we check in, we loved this place so much that we decided to just chill there instead of exploring around. Front of our room is small patio, with some hammocks, relaxing outdoor sofa. The place is very clean and the decor is cool and detailed attentive. We booked dinner here, super nice curry and rice, buffet style. Staffs were always smiling and helpful. We had to leave at 4 in the morning, they arranged transport for us and bye us with warm smiles, beautiful! All in all, i wish I have more time here and surely recommend.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really nice hotel staff, always trying to help you with everything. Pretty close to Sigirya and Pollanaruwa.
Cons: The Wi-Fi is horrible.
Aliya Resort And Spa - Sigiriya - Building
6
9.2 Excellent (2,434 reviews)
C$ 153+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aliya Resort & Spa in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district and 14 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It’s a nice comfortable hotel where we stayed for the second time. The rooms are a bit moderate for a 5 star hotel but comfortable enough. The facilities and the food is good. Staff (especially in the restaurant) is going out of it’s way to make sure you have a good time.
Cons: The room we had this time was a bit out of the way. Air conditioning was very noisy.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Wide field of vision to see the plains and two famous rocks, when we were having our breakfast, we found a squirrel was stealing a pouch of sugar and then tearing to eat in the hall, harmonious nature and animals.
Cons: A little expensive for a small room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool. The main lobby and the decor loved how it was open concept. Room was very spacious my favorite part was the bathroom. The buffet style breakfast was amazing they had the best pancakes I've had ever. Loved the morning yoga as well
Cons: Nothing to not like with this place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stay was very comfortable the, accommodations were amazing, the staff was very nice and the food was amazing. There are a ton of things to do here. My wife and I chose a Safari as our main activity. The pool was comfortable and refreshing and was also open at night with a beautiful setting. I would absolutely stay here on my next visit and I would recommend anyone to stay here.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: One of the best pools in Sri Lanka, could sit by it all day
Cons: The buffets
Vaana Resort - Habarana - Building
7
9.4 Excellent (90 reviews)
C$ 83+
Overview Reviews
Set in Habarana, 1.8 km from Habarana Lake, Vaana Resort offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a shared lounge. Each accommodation at the 3-star resort has lake views, and guests can enjoy access to a garden and to a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The units come with air conditioning, a TV with cable channels, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a wardrobe. Guest rooms at the resort are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Guests at Vaana Resort can enjoy a à la carte breakfast. The accommodation offers a children's playground. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Vaana Resort. Ritigala Forest Monastery is 23 km from the resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. The staff were charming, they took us on a nature walk around the lake and they cooked us some local delicacies because they were so proud of their hotel and really wanted us to enjoy our stay.
Cons: Nothing. It was perfect.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful owner and staff. Had a lovely chat and amazing food! Good surroundings for a walk. We were there on the way back, so no excursions, but I'm sure they would arrange things well. They take the time for their guests and have attention for detail. Nice pool. Lovely garden with beautiful birds.
Cons: Bring insect repellent :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel, beatifull rooms and good bathroom. We had a great time here and in the pool. The hotel is walking distance from town, which is nice. The staff is superb, they do everything for you. Great people, great hospitality and very nice food. We extended our stay, because we liked it so much.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room, pool and staff were great. The staff was a true example for how it should be (and even more). They recently (end of last year) took over the hotel but it's smoothly operating. They go the extra mile
Cons: We unfortunatly could only stay 2 nights
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel team kindness and always trying to make your stay as great as possible (good tips, really helpful, explaining the local culture and uses...) Clean room, nice swimming pool, good AC, hot water, nice local meals....
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Vaana is a stunning location with fantastic staff. The pool was awesome at the end of our day, and the staff really went over an above to make sure we were comfortable, had fun, and were aware of all the activities. Some examples of extra mile - they let us join them in the kitchen to learn how to make some local dishes, they arranged a few activities for us without adding commission, and they personally dropped us to the bus station at end of our stay. Highly recommend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff gave us a very warm and friendly welcome. They helped us arrange our daily excursions. When it was time to leave they called and paid for a tuk tuk to the bus station in town and one staff member came with us to help us get on the right bus to Kandy. We all enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing in the green garden setting. The food was exceptional. We ate here each night because it was so good. Overall, staying here was a highlight of our holiday and we totally recommend to others.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place for relax. Clean rooms. Nice pool. Super Breakfast. Friendly staff and superb service. Highly recommended.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything . Their hospitality , big rooms , welcoming and friendly staff and the manager , yummy food ( especially vegetable biryani that we had every day ) . Need to mention Malinda who is doing his internship in Vaana resorts , was so helpful and provided everything we needed . Pool was great ... They offer very good safari too !! This was our best stay in Sri Lanka ..
Cons: Nothing !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ideally located to visit cultural triangle. The staff are lovely and look after you very well. The food was very nice.
Cons: Need better towels/pool towels.
Mutu Village - Habarana - Building
8
9.2 Excellent (327 reviews)
C$ 118+
Overview Reviews
Located in Habarane, Mutu Village features a garden with barbecue facilities and offers rooms with satellite TV and private bathroom 500 metres from a local bus stop. Laundry facilities and newspapers are available at the property. Rooms at Mutu Village are equipped with tiled floors and ironing facilities. The private bathroom comes with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Several restaurants and cafés are located within 15 minutes' drive. The accommodation can provide guests with suggestions and information on nearby eating facilities. The Minneriya National Park is 15 minutes' drive from Mutu Village and the Echo Park is 10 km away. The Kaudulla National Park is 30 minutes away by car. Habarana Train Station is a 10-minute drive away.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: location , rooms are around trees and trees are in rooms ,beautiful and big bathroom.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice owner, food was great (alot as well), treehouse was really nice! Can book a lot of trips with driver at the accomodation (sometimes at quite high prices though).
Cons: Dogs barking at night, sadly the owner cant do much about it as the dogs are probably not on the premises
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best place of our Sri Lanka trip. Very charming tree house but also surroundings of the village - greens, trees, pond with water lilies. Stylish and authentic atmosphere. Owner was amazing and helped us with everything - trips, tuktuk, tips, safari (12 000 rs for two in Kaudulla) etc. Awesome breakfast and best sri lankan dinner we had here.
Cons: We have nothing to ad here, all was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow, what a beautiful place - even more beautiful that we expected! The tree house was lovely with a big comfy bed, and even a little fridge to keep your drinks cold...and the outside bathroom was amazing! We even got upgraded to the tree house with an outdoor tub, gorgeous! The owner is very friendly and helpful, arranged trips and transport for us, and speaks english very well. Highly recommended!
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Two night stay when we visited Sigirya and Pidurangala. Staff very helpful and accommodating sorting taxis and meals out of hours. Accommodation was very clean and pleasant. A place with a difference and in a very quiet area. Thoroughly recommended.
Cons: Nothing of note
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This has been my favourite accommodation in Sri Lanka so far. Fabulous hospitality. Beautiful rooms which are well thought out, incredibly peaceful surroundings and the most amazing and delicious home made meals. What a fantastic place to stay!
Cons: Nothing. Loved everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved this place from the time of arrival until we left. Rooms were amazing (we were in the tree houses). Beds comfortable the outdoor showers amazing and the lovely deck overlooking the lotus pond was the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing.. my daughter celebrated her 18th on our last night and Mutu thoughtfully surprised her with balloons and a beautiful birthday cake. Would highly recommend and I will definitely stay here again
Cons: Nothing
4.6 Okay
Pros: The tree house cabin is excellent. Bed is very comfortable. Love the tree house concept.
Cons: Location is too close to village homes. Neighborhood was noisy. Indescent language was heard from one of the houses. There is no service. Just one staff member who is not contactible from the rooms. No food and beverage menu. Guests have no choice of food. Wifi signal is very weak.
Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana - Building
9
9.0 Excellent (2,663 reviews)
C$ 169+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Cinnamon Lodge in Palugaswewa, you'll be connected to the airport and 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It is an amazing place, would recommend everyone to experience the nature and luxury together at this place.
Cons: In Room dining menu could have some more options.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very safe place.My kids were taken care of when my wife and I went to Sigiriya.Vast property.Good room.
Cons: A dry lake was a disappointment from what I saw in the website video.The place is located in one of the driest part of Sri Lanka and it was to be seen.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It’s like a beautiful village, built in a great ecosystem
Cons: The bed is unsatisfactory because it is substandard
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room is very good but room surrounded area was not properly maintained
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing here. We had the perfect weekend with cinnamon lodge. We were treated warmly by Melissa. She gave us very descriptive introduction of all facilities at cinnamon lodge. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Location is amazing with lake and farm. Food buffet was ok. We will be back soon
Cons: They could add more variety for ala cate menu.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We used this hotel to build in some relaxed days in our journey. It gives you the possibility to rest in a high-end environnement. A nice pool, a beautiful remote estate filled wildlife (birds, monkeys, fish,...) and a lot of green. The buffet was extraordinary good. We visited Dambulla and Pollonaruwa, these are perfect excursions from this place. Sigirya and Annuradhapura are also not too far away because the hotel is located perfectly in the middle of the cultural triangle. Also a few national parks are around but we skipped those because we already visited others in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Huge swimming pool surrounded by gardens - the best of our entire trip, big enough to do proper lengths. The food is absolutely incredible, both the breakfast buffet and the dinner buffet - food from all over the world and something for every taste! Staff are very friendly and helpful, the hotel setting is gorgeous, and the spa is also excellent - had a very good value Balinese massage from a lovely therapist in gorgeous surroundings. Location is great for visiting all the sights - Dambulla caves, Sigiriya, and Polonnaruwa. Very easy to take local buses from the main road outside the hotel. Also the staff left us a cute little flower decoration in our room when we checked out!
Cons: Our room was quite dark, and quite a few bugs (tiny beetles, caterpillars - luckily nothing that bites!) managed to get in - but since the hotel is set in a jungle garden, this isn't really their fault. We didn't spend much time in the room anyway since the hotel surroundings were so nice!
Kuwera Eco Lodge - Sigiriya - Bedroom
10
9.0 Excellent (194 reviews)
C$ 135+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kuwera Eco Lodge in Dambulla, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Ancient City of Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock. Featured amenities include luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is a hidden gem, quiet and peaceful, decorated with style, the most adorable staff, eco friendly and great food. Even better than you would guess from the photos.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic food, natural surroundings, no plastic used!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Kuwera Eco Lodge, it was our favourite hotel when travelling. Excellent location to visit the many attractions around, very friendly and helpful staff, lovely meals (Sri Lankan curry was superb), very quiet and in the middle of nature. The pool was great after the hiking. Highly recommend!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Accomadation & staff
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were lovely. The location and design of the lodge mean that you really do feel as if you are half in the jungle, with beautiful birds, scurrying chipmunks, and a harmonious dawn chorus. It is a wonderfully peaceful place after hot hectic days seeing the sites. The pool was great too.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The food was lovely and if you like to feel part of nature and away from the craziness of the towns, then it is a very serene place to stay.
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice and clean room and bathroom.
Cons: Pool was not clean. Location far away from everything.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s so quiet and relaxed at Kuwera and Sanjeeva and the team are just fantastic hosts. The villas are really cute and comfortable and the whole place has a lovely ambience. We did their cooking class, first getting the ingredients from the organic garden - highly recommend doing this
Hotel Sigiriya - Sigiriya - Building
11
8.9 Excellent (2,799 reviews)
C$ 136+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Sigiriya in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, just steps from Ancient City of Sigiriya and a 4-minute drive from Sigiriya Museum. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had 3 nights in this hotel in October 2019.The location is excellent with amazing views of Lion Rock which is 10 minutes away by car. The staff in the restaurant,front of house and the room boy were very friendly and provided and excellent service. The food was buffet style with a tremendous choice of Sri Lankan,Chinese and Western dishes.The swimming pool is a good size and a good temperature with fresh bathing towels provided and plenty of sun loungers. The main reason for coming to this hotel is to visit Lion Rock or Pidurangala (a must for great views of Lion Rock) or a day exploring the ancient city of Polonnaruwa. The rooms were very clean with a warm orange decor as was the bathroom.The hotel is surrounded by mature trees and has a very tranquil feel to it. Sigiriya is a tiny hamlet with a few stores (no ATM) and that is about it.Having said this it is a good base to visit the sites mentioned above.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful panaroma. Ambiance is so soothing. So much variety on the buffet table. Extremely helpful and humble staff. They looked after us like children. Actually we were a bit spoilt by them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay and starting your Sri Lanka trip! Great food for a hotel - don’t miss it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool was lovely The location was great Breakfast excellent
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Best view in swimming pool to view the rock Breakfast is good
Cons: Little bit far away
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This property is well located and the pool and reception areas have a wonderful view of the rock. The staff are very attentive and the breakfasts were very good with a lot of variety. The room was comfortable and the grounds are spacious and well kept.
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice pool with great view
Cons: No full buffet dinner...despite advertising
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best hotel with amazing view of the rock
Thisara Guest House - Habarana - Bedroom
12
8.9 Excellent (439 reviews)
C$ 34+
Overview Reviews
The Thisara Guest House is an ideal spot for travelers wanting to discover the city. With Atadage and The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa both within a short distance, there is no shortage of things to do in the area. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can retire to the comfort of the hotel. Airport pickup can be arranged by the hotel upon request.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food at Thisara was delicious.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good food. Nice view. Clean rooms. Warm shower. Everything as expected. Host was very friendly!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great place to spend few days, well located to explore Pollonaruwa and stuff was very friendly and helpful!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good service provided. Comfortable calm and quiet place. Friendly environment.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s is really an amazing guesthouse. Obviously the location is great, a short walk from the bus stop, quiet just next to a rice field. Great garden with monkeys playing there from time to time. Room was very nice and clean, bed comfortable, and come with a very enjoyable patio with chair and a table from where you can enjoy the garden. The owners were extremely nice and helpful (great indications, they did my laundry for free, etc.). And the food is also great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A superb location situated closer to the Polonnaruwa town. You can reach to the town within few minutes. Location also good as they view in the description. Food also very good & it fulfill the customer needs and provide the maximum satisfaction for them .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host , Shamila, was so friendly and helpful. She arranged our bike hire and showed us where to go, and arranged a lovely dinner one evening with ice cold Lion Lagers. Her breakfasts were huge and delicious and freshly prepared and served in a lovely dining area overlooking a paddy field. The room was big and clean, the bed was really comfortable and best of all we had two easy chairs to relax in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.
Cons: Nothing could be improved on.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, good breakfast, possibility to rent bikes at a reasonable price, landlord really kind.
Cons: We would have rated it 10/10 if the AC was included in the price.
Elephant Stables Dambulla - Sigiriya - Bedroom
13
9.0 Excellent (90 reviews)
C$ 216+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Elephant Stables Dambulla in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Dambulla Cave Temple and Popham's Arboretum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly Beds very comfortable Very good selection of meal options Lovely view from the pool
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very attentive to our needs and gave us privacy most times. Very much appreciated.
4.6 Okay
Cons: Price too high! Cold atmosphere. One of our most expensive stays in Sri Lanka. Just not oké , this amount of money. We were only guests. The extra bed for my child was onacceptable ! Was not a bed ... hard couch I am travelling around Azië for 5 years during summervacation . This price value is not oké. Too high. Would never go back. Next day we stayed in a tree house, much much cheeper and so much nicer and a warmer / Friendly atmosphere. After that in luxe hotel in passikuda and Lodge in natuonal park; pay a lot , get a lot . Location : little bit outside is no problem ! You take a tuk tuk for a ride. Be aware of your tuk tuk price !
7.1 Good
Pros: Room is beautiful and comfy
Cons: Road leading to the hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff could not have been more friendly and attentive. Welcome cloth and fresh fruit drink. Great swimming pool, fantastic views, loads of room in the room and swing seat on private area outside. Lovely breakfast with choice so not all spice
Cons: Single bed for grown up daughter was very short and uncomfortable
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This is a beautiful place to stay if you are looking for a secluded boutique hotel with kind and personal service. We loved everything there: our room, the swimming pool, delicious food. We felt and were treated there as the only guests. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - nice little boutique hotel - great staff, always helpful no matter what you ask for - great food - great view, quite place, feeling as if you have the whole place just for yourself
Cons: - nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the service, always with a smile, very pleasant and friendly, maybe just a little over the top at times. The pool was beautiful, clean and with a great view of the mountains. The restaurant, particularly the Sri Lankan food was authentic and delicious, you couldn't ever starve here. Secluded and quiet. We stayed in room #1 which was very clean, tidy and had a comfortable bed.
Cons: There was almost nothing to dislike. The location could make it a little bit tricky for some because you're probably 2km from nearest restaurant (if you wanted to find outside the hotel), but given we had a driver it was no issue. There were some power outages but nothing significant. Didn't like having to order my food so far in advance.
Habarana Village By Cinnamon - Habarana - Bedroom
14
8.8 Excellent (1,805 reviews)
C$ 163+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Habarana Village by Cinnamon in Palugaswewa, you'll be on a lake and 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, ambiance, facilities
Cons: Great place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, amazing place for relaxation closer to nature.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location to do all the attractions. Very welcoming staff and a beautiful hotel.
Cons: Expensive excursions.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: excellent place,friendly staff and delicious food.
Cons: No gym at the premises .
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Rooms
Cons: Swimming pool is very near to restaurant
The Lake Breeze - Habarana - Building
15
9.0 Excellent (80 reviews)
C$ 31+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Lake Breeze in Hingurakgoda, you'll be 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from Minneriya National Park and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Pidurangala Rock. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner is it’s absolutely lovely, so so welcoming & kind, can help you book any tour, give you advice on activities to do yourself too. I highly recommend the kaudulla safari especially if you are in the season for the elephant gathering as we were! The guide that works for him is absolutely fantastic, he spotted numerous animals pretty much completely hidden in the bush! And we saw around 200 elephants!! The property is basic but lovely, the wild monkeys joined us one morning on the terrace after breakfast! Breakfast was a feast! Laid out at the time you wish,omelette, stacks of toast & an array of fresh fruit & preserves, tea & coffee.
Cons: If you get bitten by mosquitos then bring the bug spray!! This is nothing bad against the property but just a warning, it is likewise across Sri Lanka. You may also be joined by a friendly frog & a gecko in the bathroom haha. Which just adds to the charm of where you are staying!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A super friendly and helpful owner giving us many tipps and took us to safari and sigiriya. Good breakfast, near busstop so it was easy to go to dambulla and polonnaruwa.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owner was exceptional always available. We did two tours with him and the jeep safari tour for a very good price. Highly recommend it. The rooms are simple but comfortable and breakfast is good.
Cons: Wi-Fi was very slow and one suggestion I have is to improve the appearance of the bathrooms, as the flush had a leak and the window doesn’t close properly, so loads of spiders and even a frog could come in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is great! He took us to Ritigala (3000 rps) and Pindurangala (1000rps) and even when we went to a different place (we couldnt cancel our reservations) he came to pick us up and drive us there and back, free of charge. All in all, a really nice expirience!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sanjeewa was the nicest, most helpful guy. He did everything he could to ensure I enjoyed my stay, from organising tours, to waiting with me for buses and giving me advice on good prices for activities.he was very accommodating. The hostel is 2km from Habarana central, 100RS in a tuk tuk or a nice walk. From there it is easy to get buses to Sigiriya, Dambulla and Poloanawa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly homestay! We have been here for 3 nights and if we had no schedule, we would stay here for more days. Good atmosphere, clean room and relax zone on terrase before the room. The breakfast was either european or sri lanka style- thumbs up. The kind owner cared about us from the first moment till our departure. He recommended us some trips, he took us anywhere we wanted, moreover he provides excellent jeep safari tours. We were very satisfied with this guy and felt safe and comfortable here. Very recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sanjeewa, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. He organised our Safari, the visit at Pidurangala rock, he helped us with scooter rent, laundry service, restaurants and spa service . He is really amazing ! The room was basic but clean and spacious and you can seat outside in the garden relaxing with the peacock singing. Great breakfast even if you wake up at 6,30 in the morning ... he is always ready ! The hotel is in a perfect position to visit Sigiriya, Pidurangala, Dambulla and Polonnaruwa ... we have done all these by scooter and it was great! Not to be missed !!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host family was extremely nice, made sure i was always comfortable, set up a safari for me, help arranged tuk tuks and let me borrow a bicycle to ride into town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is easy to reach: the bus station is 50 m away. the room was clean and comfortable with an private entrance and terrace. the host couple with an small child is very nice and helpful and can organize you bicycles, scooters or a safari tour.
Cons: even the msin road isn't in front of the house, you can hear the trucks and busses passing by.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great host, very helpful.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like
The Other Corner - Habarana - Building
16
8.9 Excellent (87 reviews)
C$ 128+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at THE OTHER CORNER in Palugaswewa, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The TOC is a wonderful place of peace. The cottages are roomy and clean. The garden is spacious, beautiful and well kept. Amazing food is also available at the TOC. There is a pool to cool down after a trip to one of the nearby sites. The staff at TOC is amazingly friendly and helpul. Trips can be booked through the hotel and are perfectly organized. The TOC even has it's own naturalist to take a bird watching trip with and learn a lot about Sri Lankas beautiful nature.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We used The Other Corner as our base for visiting Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Minneriya NP. Loving nature and birds, we felt right happy here and would have liked to stay longer. I can also recommend the nature walk with the excellent (!) in-house naturalist. We asked her to come with us on our safari (organised by The Other Corner) and we were very glad we did - the driver was very good too and they made a great team. The pool was lovely, the food was great and our chalet was very comfortable. All the staff were very welcoming, friendly and attentive. Highlight of our tour of Sri Lanka!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Just a brilliant place: great staff who couldn’t do enough for us and helped us organise days trips and onwards travel; incredibly comfy rooms; beautiful food; and in a pretty magical location by a massive lake where you can watch stunning sunsets.
7.5 Good
Pros: We just stayed a night. The location is excellent being centrally located to access Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trinco and even Wilpattu wildlife park . The staff were very helpful and courteous went out of their way to make us comfortable. The food was good generous portions. The atmosphere definitely creates a feeling of being one with nature.
Cons: Minor maintenance issues but I am sure it would have been sorted if we stayed on.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was excellent . Food was excellent . The place got out attraction from the beginning ..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Other Corner is set in lovely grounds and the Tree Cottage was well-finished and clean. The grounds are set right by a lake where we saw birds during the day and bats flying over at sunset - amazing! Having a pool was a nice treat after a day visiting sites in the heat. The staff were the friendliest we had during our whole trip in Sri Lanka and couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome and help us to make the most of our time in the Cultural Triangle. They organised transport for us to visit Sigiriya, Dambulla Caves and Polonnaruwa and a safari to Kaudulla NP (and would have helped with anything else). Breakfast was included and the restaurant was a lovely place to have dinner. If you stay in Habarana, stay here!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The design of the room is amazing and the staff are very nice
Cons: More facilities and entertainment
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very eco and nice place. Everything is good.
Sungreen Resort & Spa - Habarana - Building
17
8.6 Excellent (182 reviews)
C$ 152+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sungreen Resort & Spa in Palugaswewa, you'll be in the historical district and 12 minutes by car from Minneriya National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free valet parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: good meal. Hari lassai.
Cons: too many flies.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: The pool, although it has signs saying no spitting which makes you thinking... and it is superslippery for kids
Cons: The hotel is cheaply constructed, bed sheets had holes in it, super thin walls, furniture and finishings were cheap quality, paintings in tacky colours. Appliances in the bedroom did not work, eg. lights missing in the gloomy bathroom. Dinner was a bland buffet with a tacky keyboard player. This hotel has absolutely no charm whatsoever and pictures are misleading. Plus making you pay upfront was a sign that it definitely is not even worth half of its price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The grounds are beautiful. The food is delicious (had the most amazing eggs benedict on our first morning!) They also pay attention to dietary requirements. Staff are extremely attentive and friendly and on that note, I would like to also give a massive thanks to the management and all of the staff. We were involved in an accident and the managements help exceeded any expectation we possibly had. They came to the hospital, they communicated with the doctors, they changed our room to a ground floor one without hesitation and took us to and from doctor appointments each day while we were there. They were all incredibly kind in a situation that would have otherwise been very daunting and we really can't begin to thank them enough. I will recommend anyone visiting Habarana to stay here because you will have the best and friendliest service! You should be proud.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Room looked out over the maintenance men
7.1 Good
Pros: We were looking forward to staying in this hotel/resort having read all the reviews. We had rang ahead and the room wasn't ready so went for a long village tour and lunch to pass the time. Yet on arriving, and much later than check in time, the room was still not ready. We left our bags and went off onto our Safari. On returning later, we were shown to what I would describe as a motel room on the 2nd level. it was a small room with another small room attached, fit and catering for 3 people, although there were 4 of us. It was far pokier than any of the photos on the website. The pool was pleasant and the restaurant choice fantastic. The staff were lovely.
Cons: This was one of 10 properties we stayed in, it got the thumbs up from my family for the food and the restaurant staff but a big thumbs down for accommodation. The room was dated and bland and barely fit us in, the bathroom old and the shower temperamental. No real views, no kids board games and definately no flowers on our bed! Guesthouses for us are definately the way to go in Sri Lanka.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: We didn’t have any hot water and wifi cut out
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was wonderful and idyllic. The staff really made our stay. Every single person was hospitable and friendly and helped us with any questions or suggestions. The grounds were amazing with trees, a great pool, local wildlife and even their own fruit garden. Food for breakfast and dinner was equally great and we enjoyed every bit of it. This is a great place to stay if you plan on visiting Sigiriya, pirandangula, dambulla, etc
Cons: N/A
7.9 Good
Pros: Cleanliness, comfort and service. Anyway worth spending.
Cons: Quality of food.
Camellia Resort And Spa - Sigiriya - Building
18
8.5 Excellent (382 reviews)
C$ 81+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Camellia Resort and Spa in Dambulla, you'll be 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Pidurangala Rock and 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Ancient City of Sigiriya. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Located in a village
Cons: Clean spacious rooms
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms location
Cons: Room lights are not sufficient, specially around wardrobe area & A/C unit location should be Centre of to the room or flow direction towards centre.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very good. When the hotel was quiet there was no buffet just a small choice, but still good. Buffet though was really great. All the staff were so friendly and let me do some cooking! The Room was extremely large and comfortable. The bed was great and I slept like a log!
Cons: There could have been a little more lighting in the room. It could be a little dark in the evenings, but this was just a very small issue.
7.9 Good
Pros: The swimming pool was very big and very very very very very clear/clean.
Cons: The ants in our first room.
7.5 Good
Pros: Friendly Staff / Good Meal Plan
Cons: The Room Wifi- Conncetion poor
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff is very friendly. The swimming pool is awesome. There are beer and alcohol drinks for a reasonable price and served in the swimming pool. The restaurant has some options besides Indian and Sri Lankan foods. The hotel is much better than showed in the pictures.
Cons: The breakfast is definitely for local people, with o lot of local food. There are few options for western people, as cheese and ham.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: locatio, room, really friendly staff
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff, great quiet location but still easy drive to Minneriya and lion rock. Definitely recommend!
Amaara Forest Hotel Sigiriya - Sigiriya - Bedroom
19
8.5 Excellent (216 reviews)
C$ 223+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaara Forest Hotel Sigiriya in Dambulla, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Ancient City of Sigiriya and Pidurangala Rock. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: It was in an isolated location. Full of mosquitos, rooms smelt dank and cupboards smelt of cockroaches. There was a frog in the bathroom. And when we decided to move somewhere else for the next 2 nights the hotel refused to refund the payment for the days we did not stay there. Terrible!
6.7 Good
Pros: I loved the location.
Cons: The bed sheets were really scratchy. Not cotton.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Can enjoy the wild life outside... Nice water stream. Wonderful tree house...
Cons: Good if they let us stay at tree house in the night...
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good pool and restaurant.
6.3 Good
Cons: Quality of food was not good, instead of a buffet, why not cooking fresh meals? Then you have less foodwaste and fresh food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The tree house with music and barbeque night..
Cons: Everything was fine but we were alone.. people should come back to their normal life style to enjoy such a lovely places like amaara..
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast was excellent and was made available extra early to leave early to Sirigyia.
Cons: Only stayed one night, dinner (beafsteak and tiramisu) was not so good.
7.9 Good
Pros: New hotel, very clean, beautiful entrance and Swimming pool Staff were very nice and kind, some stuff were forgotten in our room, they were quite fast getting back (1st night no towels, second night no refill of soap) Facilities are great with the pool and we took a massage, very good!
Cons: Disappointment was the location. We stayed 3 nights and we were isolated, nothing to see nor walk around once you are back to the hotel. But for 1 or 2 nights should be fine as the place is quiet. Last thing was the food. Again I think for 3 nights because of the location, we had to eat at the hotel, and honestly for this type of hotel food quality could be much better. And quality is one thing, but the rates applied were really too expensive. Some dish were invoices 2500/2700 Rp and were not nice. So my feeling is because we were “blocked” in the hotel, price applied were high because anyway you can’t go anywhere else. So effort on the food or price to be applied.
Sigiriya Village - Sigiriya - Building
20
8.4 Excellent (1,343 reviews)
C$ 168+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sigiriya Village in Dambulla, you'll be in the historical district, just steps from Ancient City of Sigiriya and a 4-minute drive from Sigiriya Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: A great setting, with separate cottages midst a mature tropical landscape. Terrific dinner and breakfast buffet.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The view of Sigirya Rock from the swimming pool is pretty awesome! Buffet breakfast and dinners were really comprehensive and tasty. Staff were always helpful and sorted us out with a driver to take us to Kandy. The room large, air conditioned, and really quiet. Nothing to complain about really!
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet.
Cons: It’s a very large hotel and its starting to he a bit outdated.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location on walking distance to lion's rock. Very friendly staff who are always ready en waiting to help out. Great room, wanted to stay an extra night and we got an upgrade.
7.5 Good
Pros: Instead of above sattissfied with all the other facilities. Magnificent view of the Sigiriya rock from the pool area. Good buffet. Thank you
Cons: I booked a room with double bed,but instead of double bed i received 2 twin beds which made both me and my husband uncomfortable.When i asked from the front desk they said that they provide only 2 twin beds for the rate that i paid even it was mentioned 1 double bed in the booking.com.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were a good size and the setting was lovely. Fabulous view from the pool of Sigiriya rock.
Cons: The rooms were a little dated but we did have access to everything needed.
7.9 Good
Pros: Ideal location with an incredible view of Sigiriya rock. Food was very good - we had a very nice Sri Lankan prawn curry here. Really added to a great experience in Sigiriya and felt like you were surrounded by wildlife (monkeys playing by the pool etc) - would definitely recommend staying here.
Cons: Very misleading when booking a superior cottage. This is advertised as a double bed but this is actually two singles pushed together which felt pretty sneaky & the room was very small/dark. We complained and were upgraded for free but be aware of this. Especially due to the price.
7.9 Good
Cons: We were provided by two single beds instead of one king size bed