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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience during the stay in pidurnagala. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We went for Lankan meals and it was delicious and portions were quite big. I should thank Mr Ananda one of the old employees who helped me a lot when my car battery had ran down early in the morning on the day of...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Ricco, Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Back of Beyond in Sigiriya, including the breath-taking view from Pidurangala Rock. Hope to see you again in our other eco lodges. Welcome back! Kind regards, The BoB-team

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here as it was mentioned that it was walking distance to the rock Sigiriya. It became apparent that the walk was quite long so we had to drive. The tree house accommodation was adequate for a place in the jungle except for the hot water which ran out. The meals supplied were tasty and the staff friendly. If...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Back of Beyond in Sigiriya. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 12 January 2017

An amazing tree house experience, living very close to nature. Hot water dependent on solar energy so early morning showers a bit Luke warm, and you may find the odd lizard in your bathroom. Definitely a holiday for animal lovers with hundreds of elephants and other wildlife in the nearby reserves but also an amazing cultural experience , including the...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Pidurangala, including the wildlife, food and service. We hope to see you again at the Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB-team

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed two nights here. After an initial surprise when we realized how much eco and jungle this was, we came to love the place. Yes, there are mosquitos, ants, lizards etc in the room, yes, it can be scary to go to the toilet at night since it is outdoors (ensuite to the room, but open...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Are, Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the Back of Beyond - experience: nature, service and comfort. We hope to welcome you back for more time close to nature. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB - team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Back of Beyond delivers a great back to nature experience. It's as wild as you can get in sigiriya and so close to the Lion Rock too. Only letdown is the kitchen staff's unwillingness to go beyond the basic toast and egg breakfast despite a menu that promised much more.

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Hongwong, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Pidurangala. We will make sure that we can always also serve a typical Sri Lankan breakfast. We hope we can welcome you back soon, have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB-team

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I spent two nights in an tree house in the middle of a jungle. It felt like being in an actual jungle on a mountain, it was an extraordinary experience also for my children and my wife . The breakfast is an english traditional breakfast and the dinner is Sri Lankan food. Do not miss it!!

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Francesco, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the stay with us at Back of Beyond. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year, The BoB-team

Reviewed 17 December 2016

We are Lisa and Sören, a German couple living in Switzerland. We write our reviews considering local standards and our individual way of traveling, being a mix of pure basics and luxury. We love to take beautiful pictures of the places we visit to share with others. We had a wonderful stay at the back of beyond! The location of...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Lisa and Sören, Thank you for your detailed review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Pidurangala, the close-to-nature-feeling, the food and service. Wishing you a happy new year, The BoB-team

Reviewed 25 November 2016

The resort is different from all the main stream hotels you come across. The resort is located in the jungle and is just a 8 minute walk to the Sigiriya rock. The resort has two tree houses and 6 cottages. Adrian had welcomed us, offering a watermelon drink and briefed about the property and the things at the resort. There...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear NatnZin! Thank you for your nice review! It really sounds like you had a great time with us in the Back of Beyond. We are glad you enjoyed the climb of Pidurangala Rock together with Thusitha and all his stories. We hope to welcome you back soon, for some more Back of Beyond experience. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Myself and my friend stayed 2 nights (3 days) at this location, and it is brilliant! A hidden gem, custom-built in the middle of the jungle. The service is superb! The staff are incredibly accommodating, friendly and helpful. And the food served is delicious. We booked a package with lots of activites - safari trip in a neary national park,...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Joanne! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you and your friend enjoyed your long weekend with us in Pidurangala - including the jungle sounds, the service and the activities. I will surely forward your kind words to Thusitha and his team. Have you also heard about our other beautiful eco lodges? See you next...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 27 October 2016

After a rigorous search for the best place for our staff retreat , Back of Beyond, Pidurangala was selected. The need was to get away from the hard work, stress and noise of day to day office work for the staff to enjoy a well earned break, to relax, enjoy and strengthen bonds among the team. Right from the moment...

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Dear Manique! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are very glad to hear that you and your team enjoyed your stay with us at Pidurangala - including the nature, activities and food. We hope you managed to relax and recharge, and we look forward to welcome you back next time for another break from the stress and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the Cultural Triangle and within 5 minutes from the Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Pidurangala is situated in a lovely unfenced 4 acre forest, a mere 5 minutes from the Sigiriya Rock. Offering you the best of rustic charm together with modern comforts, this retreat is a perfect base to explore the natural environment and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Each of the 3 tastefully furnished cottages, each with its own verandah, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding forest. A 3 bedroom bungalow is also available for larger groups. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya National Park, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Ritigala etc. Renowned for its excellent service from a friendly and caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Back of Beyond Pidurangala. ... more   less 

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Address: Kurulu Uyana, Vihara Mawatha | Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: £61 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Back of Beyond - Pidurangala 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“A variety of rooms, with some less outdoorsy so best to discuss your preferences first.”
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