Sigiriya Village is a jungle retreat conveniently located only a few minutes away from the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress. To complement the rural setting, elegantly designed earth-toned cottages are decorated with themes that are symbolic of rustic village life. The hotel has the breathtaking sky-palace of Sigiriya in its sights. Bathed in a cloak of lush velvety-green paddy and glorious birdlife, the retreat is also at the heart of the Cultural Triangle, home to the isle’s richest heritage sites.
Sigiriya Village has 100 rooms, individually designed earth-toned cottages, each with a bedroom with exquisite bathroom, and private verandah. Other facilities include satellite TV, telephone and mini bar.
The cottages are arranged in six clusters, with a unique Sri Lankan theme and vibrant interiors. All are equipped with modern amenities and are designed in a manner to ensure optimum comfort. Clusters of cottages are named and decorated with reference to rural life. The interiors of the King Fisher cluster are highlighted in hues of blue; the Paddy cluster in shades of green, the Temple cluster uses frangipani motifs in yellows and white, and the Ayvurudic cluster in reds, oranges and greens. The King Arbor cluster is secluded and provides for more privacy.
All cottages are air-conditioned namely Ganga Addara and Avurudhu. These cottages are with attached toilets, hot and cold water, and private verandas.
The Superior Cottages are found in The King Fisher, The Temple and Paddy Field clusters. These cottages are furnished with large comfortable beds and have a sitting area, writing desk, private verandah and they come equipped with all the mod-cons such as satellite TV and mini-bar. In addition, the rooms have hot and cold water, a separate dining area, as well as a private veranda.
The Deluxe Cottages located in the Kings Arbour are similar to a suite. The rooms are designed in a manner that is reminiscent of royal living, with king sized beds, bath tubs with hot and cold water, satellite TV and mini-bar, a pond and a private courtyard.
Interconnecting Rooms: Yes
Family Rooms: Yes (Suites With Extra Beds Available)
The hotel's main restaurant - located in a central area slightly aloof from the cottages - serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a la carte dining, while the bar serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Rooms and public areas are WI-FI enabled. Gift Shop. Coffee Bar. Clay-top tennis court. Cycling
Jogging track. Jungle trekking. Bird trail. Rooms and public areas are WI-FI enabled.
Ayurvedic Centre - headed by an experienced Ayurvedic Physician, allows guests to experience this indigenous, ancient healing wisdom, which provides the most natural methods of relaxing one's body and mind. All the herbal oils, scrubs, and wraps used for the therapies are prepared using herbs from the hotel's own garden.
What We Say
Sigiriya Village is actually a 4 star hotel, so offers fantastic value for money in a generally overpriced destination.
Whats more, the cottages lie in a huge forested park and are very spacious indeed. The Sigiriya Rock Fortress is only a stone’s throw away, so staying here all adds up to a great package at the end of the day.
Best Time To Go
Dambulla’s climate is fairly temperate throughout the year, without extreme variations. Its a great base for watching the Gathering Of Elephants at Minneriya National Park (July-Sept)
DBL - BB
01.05.13 – 31.10.13
01.11.12 - 30.04.13
* Supplements May Apply During Peak Periods
Including The Summer Holiday Season and X Mas And New Year Season.
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Kassapa Lion Rock
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