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Sigiriya Rest House

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Norwich, Norfolk
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Disinterested staff, terrible food, filthy room, I couldn't even bring my self to use the shower and believe me I have been in some dire places ! I can't find a good word to say about this hotel . They trade on the fact they are close to the sigiriya rock.

Thank jennychristine
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

The room is basic and so is the bathroom but everything works so it's not bad for 1 or 2 nights. It is very close to the Rock and waking up to a misty morning was nice. The breakfast was good and the staff were great. There are a few restaurants nearby which offer better food and are much cheaper.

Thank Dave4867
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I have been staying here since I was a child......1970s. At that time it was the only place to stay in Sigiriya. Walking distance to the Rock. Simple, clean, nice spacious rooms, value for money, decent food, kind service.....what else? There are many more luxurious hotel around Sigiriya but this place has some history and most important...value for money.

Thank Sivasuriam
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Although there is probably not a lot better in the surrounded area, this hotel is way too expensive for what you get. We had to change room twice because the bathroom was just flilthy! The beds are okay and the rooms spacious. Its okay for a night but try to find something that is worth high rates like these. The...

Thank Vall92
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

This is a basic hotel with old rooms and average service. The air con works, the shower is fine and the breakfast was good. It costs about £34 a night which is expensive for what is a very out of the way place. But it is much better value than the $170 I was quoted for a night at the...

Thank Hillcross
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I think this hotel assumes people coming only for one night and therefore don't much. First of all the price level is quiet high, again making use of visitors of the Lion rock since there is nothing else to do in this town. Staff unfriendly, beginning with the Receptionist who prefers to read newspaper rather than giving information. You have...

Thank likestotrave2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We had basic expectations after reviewing the comments given by other TripAdvisor reviewers. But once we checked in we were very happy that the room we got was above expectations (Our expectations were very much lower). The staff is very friendly and supportive, Rest house is very close to the Sigiriya rock. You can walk from the rest house to...

Thank Anushka S
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The management apparently does not bother to read the reviews since there is no change in the status quo described by the previous travellers. The Supply Manager of the Heritage chain (to which the rest house belongs) seems to be making some money on the side, going by the inferior bathroom fittings fitted. Room lighting needs to be completely revamped....

Thank YuhanSA
Washington, DC
Reviewed 29 April 2014

I am not sure how this hotel rated 2 stars, let alone 3. The premises are run down, the rooms are small and poorly maintained, the staff generally unresponsive, and the bathrooms are really primitive. The location may be great, but the hotel isn't worth it - stay in Pollanaruwa and commute for the day trip. You'll thank me for...

Thank UNH_90
Reviewed 25 April 2014

It was nice to hang out in the dining area and verandah, they have a nice garden full of monkeys and the view of the rock. The rooms are very old though, bathrooms definitely need renovation. There are balconies which open into quite a busy road, so had to keep all the windows and the door curtain covered. The food...

Thank vilgail_s

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Address: Dambulla | Sigiriya Rock, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Hotel Class:2 star — Sigiriya Rest House 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“The 2 rooms to the left as you enter the rest house are OK, but don't forget to set the remote of the AC to the code written at the back of the remote.....otherwise the AC would not work! Spent a hot night due to above.”
YuhanSA, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If you must stay in Sigiriya, choose another hotel.”
UNH_90, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Apparantly if your stay is longer then you can try for the original rooms on the verandah not the rooms to the right of the property which is where we stayed and are filthy”
Mim066, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“The rooms don't differ much as far as I was aware, so it's not a place where you need to be mindful of which room you get.”
AllZomorrowsParties, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“the room that the front is the mountain rock view(sigiriya mountain)”
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meeEXTRA, 8 Oct 2012 | Read review
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