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Panadura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Eco friendly hotel located in the middle of a jungle which closer to the Sigiriya rock. Amazing green environment, wildlife, tree houses, friendly and polite staff and delicious Sri Lankan food at there will give you a memorable stay for sure. If you are a nature lover do not miss this place.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tree house is indeed very exotic. Bats flying around the living room, fireflies floating on the ceiling, snail crawling on the water closet, and squirrels running on the roof. Needless to say, this is a paradise for naturalists. We love this place.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are a nature lover, this is your place. Sleeping with all the sounds of the jungle :-) Great food is served all day, you can even take a look into the kitchen. Kazen, the naturalist, offers really interesting nature walks and bike tour, absolutely recommend these!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I’m so grateful that I was able to visit Dehi Gaha Ela again, and with my husband this time around. It was just as wild and inhibited as I had left it, and perhaps even more so. The grass was taller, the crickets louder, and the surrounding forest a darker shade of green, due to the recent rain. I remember...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Back of Beyond (BOB) Dehigaha Ela in September last year and it was a holiday to remember. This eco-friendly boutique hotel is located in the wilderness area of Sigiriya and you have to drive down unmarked, dirt roads to get to it - which was half the charm! You are literally in the middle of nowhere, in...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Back of Beyond at Dehigaha Ela, including the close to nature feeling, the food and the simplicity. We hope to be able to welcome you back at one of our beautiful eco lodges for another relaxing getaway soon. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is hidden away from the main attractions,you need a driver with a van or a jeep to go there. We had the oldest tree house, which is very high up on a tree, and has a bungalow at the bottom of it so you can actually choose whether you want to sleep in the tree house or in...

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

Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with others. We are always happy about feedback, as we constantly try to improve our services. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the jungly feeling of Dehigaha Ela and we hope to be able to welcome you back at one of our Back of Beyond eco lodges. Kind...

Maldives
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Back of Beyond Pidurangala in 2014 and this time we stayed @ Dehigahaela. Tree house was well arranged for us and we enjoyed birds' sounds and all natural beats there. Staff is very friendly and pleasant always trying to assist. They serve local food in a super delicious way!! No flavors or chemicals, all natural food and...

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

Thank you for your review and for visiting us again in the Back of Beyond! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela, including the sounds of nature, the food and the service. Welcome back, The BoB-team

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes……. Since that first adventurous discovery of Dehigaha Ela back in late 2013, on the back seat a of a tuk tuk from Dambulla, I keep going back to this awesome sanctuary. Each time with a different set of friends with widely different interests, who on arrival simply fall in love with the place. The latest was with a bunch...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and for returning to the Back of Beyond. We are glad to hear that also the children enjoyed the stay in the jungle, away from the city, the noise and phones. We will also forward your kind words to Kasun and his team. See you next time, The BoB-team

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A super amazing jungle place ! Very untypical jungle bungalows, a small fish spa river, jungle smells and sounds... So many birds, monkeys and more... Razon and his team are very smily and disponible, the food is very very good. Razon is also an incredible singer and guitar player if you dare to ask... excursions are just a bit expensive...

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

Dear Cecile, Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dehigaha Ela. We will surely forward your kind words to Kasun and his team. And we hope to be able to welcome you at one of our eco lodges another time. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boulder cottage we stayed in was built in to the natural rock and consisted of a living area downstairs with the bed room and an open toilet upstairs. Each morning we would be woken to a symphony of bird sounds. This place is a birders paradise and we saw around 35 species of birds both endemic and migrants. A...

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

Dear Dellani, Thank you for your nice review and sharing your experience with other travelers. We are glad you and your family had a great time at Dehigaha Ela, including the bird symphony and fish spa. We hope to see you again at Back of Beyond soon. Kind regards, The BoB-team

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“Choose one of the two tree houses!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mktgcove, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book a tree house”
  • Our treehouse. Cute, no?
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 of 5 bubbles skwatr, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose one of the tree houses! A priceless experience!”
 of 5 bubbles 381s_renf, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tree house is highly recommended”
 of 5 bubbles NatnZin, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Definetely the tree houses if you are up for closer encounter with nature. Cottages houses for the less brave.”
 of 5 bubbles AngeloP_12, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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