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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature all around you and so many things to learn! Kasun, the manager of the place, was a wonderful guide too! Srilanka is a big jewel itself!!! The food was delicious too. The small stream right next to the lunch area bring more magic to the place. The tree house was an amazing experience.

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BoB-SriLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us at Dehigaha Ela, and we hope to be able to welcome you back at one of our eco lodges in the Back of Beyond next time. Kind regards, The BoB-team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

out of our 2 weeks in sri lanka, this was the most special place, we all loved it in the family! falling asleep under the stars, perfectly comfortable room and bathrooms with good pressure hot water was a luxury in the heart of the jungle. food was delicious, staff very kind and attentive and the resident naturalist is a mine...

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Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad to be part of your lifelong memory and hope to see you again at one of our eco lodges at Back of Beyond next time. Welcome back, The BoB-team

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We headed off to the stream no sooner we arrived and was treated to a fish pedicure.We stayed at the Boulder house but would definitely go for the tree house the next time. Ideal place for bird watchers and Thank you Kasun and the team for your true Sri Lankan hospitality.

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Roshi, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela, including the fish spa, and we will surely forward your kind words to Kasun and his team. You are welcome to try one of our adventurous tree houses next time. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was quite promising when I first went to see it with it having amazing elephant tours nearby and it not having in room wifi. I was traveling with a person who works at a news agency and she had to access the internet to work. Unfortunately the wifi in the lobby was so slow that she had to...

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear William, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela, despite the digital detox. Back of Beyond is indeed not a place with access to the internet around the clock (as the isolated location does not guarantee a stable connection), instead it...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place and the staff are so helpful, it is a great experience to have and a good digital detox. When we visited the place we had it all to ourself. The food was amazing and the staff made the experience unforgettable.

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Harry, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela, including the digital detox. And you are right, Back of Beyond is not a place to be if you cannot survive without WiFi. We hope to be able to welcome...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an unforgettable experience indeed. The road was a bit rough to get there, but it's worth the trip. you may go straight to the river to experience the fish foot massage:) The room is clean and great. Don't worry they have a hot shower even its located in the middle of nowhere:) We end up have all meals...

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela, including the fish spa, the papadums and the sunrise. We hope to see you again at one of our eco lodges in the Back of Beyond. Best wishes, The BoB-team

Nanning, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to relax yourself.comfortable room,hot water ,two lovely dogs,the lake view is amazing!but a little far away form town . I like the hotel very much,if you come here, you will feel good!!!!!

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Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela and we hope to welcome you back at one of our eco lodges in Sri Lanka next time. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was an excellent holiday. Waking up to the beautiful singing of various birds. Tree house lodging was a super experience. Nature walks were very informative. Good food and good service made our holiday a truly memorable experience

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Charini, Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in the Back of Beyond at Dehigaha Ela, including the nature, food and service. We hope to welcome you a again at one of our eco lodges. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back of beyond Dehigalaela is a place in the middle of the nature Sri Lankas. There are no sounds of traffic, only the voices of the nature. It is a place for people which enjoy to wake up with the amazing sound of the birds an go to bed with the lights of the fireflies. The river there is nice...

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Ben, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in the jungle at Dehigaha Ela, including the tree house, wildlife and village lunch. Welcome back to the middle of paradise! Best, The BoB-team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly a nature lovers paradise! Rustic living surrounded by nature - The highlight of my three visits was to soak in the stream/ella and of course enjoy the natural beauty and sounds all around. Kasun took us on an informative nature walk and being with bird watchers helped me to expand my limited knowledge:) check out the tree houses and...

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BoB-SriLanka, Guest Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Kushali, Thank you for yet another visit at Back of Beyond and for the lovely review. Please come back for more close-to-nature feeling. Best, The BoB-team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka and within 30 minutes from Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Dehigaha ela is situated in a circular clearing at the base of a hill, ringed in by the thick forest on the sweeping curve of the two streams. It is a small secret place for all forms of wildlife - elephants, sambhur, deer, birds, butterflies - to visit. It is an ideal location for those who dream of sleeping under the stars, of exploring the jungle and streams on foot with all its joys and little discomforts. We have of course, added the comforts and care. The entire retreat is powered by solar energy. A backup generator is also provided. All hot water is also supplied via solar energy. A biogas generator has been installed to convert kitchen waste to bio gas for cooking. All tree houses and boulder cottages in this retreat are designed to be very open to nature, with coconut thatch roofing, wooden floors, and folding bamboo tats. Each lodge maintains standards of comfort by providing fans, mosquito nets, and modern toilets. The eco-retreat consists of a 2 tree houses and 4 boulder cottages. Each of the tastefully furnished units, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding environment. The reception, living and dining areas are separate, and the staff and drivers quarters are also housed separately to allow maximum privacy to guests. The surrounding forest is a haven for birds, smaller mammals and larger mammals such as deer, sambhur and even elephants. Guests enjoy bathing in the two streams that meet at the border to our property. One stream starts closeby hence has icy cold water, whereas the larger stream has warmer water. The crystal clear water of the nearby stream is full of small fish that provide a natural, free foot spa to the delight of our guests. A nature trail is also available in the property. The property also boasts of a large man-made pond that is full of lotuses and water lilies. This too attracts a wide variety of bird life and small fishes. A butterfly garden has also recently been started at Dehigaha ela. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kaludiya Pokuna, Wewela tank etc ... more   less 

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Address: Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: €58 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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