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The Lion Rock Hotel
Ranked #27 of 93 Sigiriya B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Lovely Hotel and grounds and great location near Sigiriya Rock , big rooms & well equipt Management and Staff are great
all you need for a base to get around the area will be staying there again when i return in October

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

One night's stay in this resort set inside what was once a farm or an orchard was sufficient to make us fall in love with this place. Clean rooms and toilets. Good quality linen and nice furniture. The estate is a great place to watch birds. I found at least 20 different species right inside the campus. I have very nice images of Asian Paradise Flycatcher, White-browed Fantail Flycatcher and Iora!
Food is great and the dining area has free Wifi.
Overall very pleasant stay close to the Sigiriya Fort!

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floors have the view of the Lion Rock.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Food is a good, staff is friendly, you have WiFi at the restaurant. The hotel is surrounded by trees and vegetation, on an alley away from the road, so it will be quite enough to rest very well. But:
1. once it gets dark, dark will be in the room also. Pour lights.
2. Shower half broker. Generally the bathroom would need renovation, or at least the broken things fixed.
3. Sheets were a bit torn, but clean.

If you need a base for surrounding trips (Sigiriya rock), this might be what you are looking for.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in this hotel. I don't know price for this hotel, as room was booked by our tour-guide. Rooms and restaurant should be cleaner. Food in restaurant is average, very average. If you will decide to book room in this hotel, please check first if everything works. Our shower was half broken. We found this problem after we unpacked our luggage. As we stay her only for 2 nights we decide not change rooms.

Maybe this review is unfair, as I as said we don't know this htl prices, but I hope this review will ring a bells in your head :)

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

My wife and I stayed here our first night of our 10 day trip to Sri Lanka. Out of the 7 hotels we stayed at this was one of our favorites. This is nice low key quiet hotel nestled inside a large amount of trees. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had arrived that day at 4am and then did several tourist things prior to driving out here, so when we arrived we were exhausted. The staff brought up our luggage for us and had lunch ready for us within an hour of being there. The rooms were comfortable and big. If you are looking for a normal hotel however, TV with satellite then this isn't where you want to stay. There was no TV even in the room, this is perfect for a nice quiet getaway where you can sit under there covered restaurant area kick back have some good curry and beer to take the edge of from a day of adventure. The breakfast provided was delicious, it consisted of an omelet with fresh fruit, bread and jam, juice, and your choice of coffee or tea.

It is close to Lion Rock and you can also see Lion Rock from any of the second floor rooms. If you're lucky like us you may be greeted in the morning by a few monkeys playing. We loved it here and wish we were in the area for more then just one night.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

If you are looking for The Hilton - this isn't for you.
If you are looking for a hotel with friendly staff , good clean rooms in a jungle like setting at a great price - then this is the place for you!

This hotel is in a very peaceful setting. Close to Sigiriya Rock. Excellent! Hello Denish.

Bill and Roger

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Large basic rooms with mosquito nets, large comfy double bed, good shower, strong water pressure and plenty of hot water. Ask for one of the first floor rooms if possible - the rooms have nice balconies so you can watch the monkeys in the trees. Quiet at night but a good place to relax. The restaurant has a good menu with all the staples you'd expect and generous helpings of curry and rice. Breakfast was one of the best on the trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Lion Rock Hotel
Address: 183 Thalkote Road | Ehelagala, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
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Ranked #27 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Sigiriya
Number of rooms: 6

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