Sigiriya Village is a long-time staple hotel of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle, offering traditional mid-range accommodation to a predominantly package crowd in a charming rustic setting. Accommodation is designed similar to a typical rural village where individual cottages or dwellings in clusters of about ten, are located in secluded landscaped gardens. Pathways along lotus-filled ponds connect each of the clusters with the main central area where dining facilities are located. Sigiriya Village is an ideal destination for children who will enjoy the separate garden play area and the families of monkeys that hover on the tree tops.
There are 120 individually designed earth-toned cottages, each with a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, private verandah and moody lighting. Standard and Superior cottages are on offer with or without a/c. Other facilities include satellite TV, telephone and mini bar. Clusters of cottages are named and decorated with reference to rural life. The interiors of the King Fisher cluster are highlighted in hues of blue, the Paddy cluster in shades of green, the Temple cluster uses frangipani motifs in yellows and white, and the Avurudhu cluster in reds, oranges and greens. The King Arbor cluster is secluded and provides for more privacy.
Classic: Located in the Avurudu cluster, these cottages are furnished with double or twin beds and have a sitting area, writing desk, private veranda and ensuite bathroom with h/w rain showers.
Deluxe: These are furnished with king-sized beds, writing desk and DVD player with private veranda and ensuite bathroom with a bath tub h/w rain showers. These cottages are located in the King Arbour cluster.
Superior: Situated in the Paddy, Kingfisher and Temple clusters, these are well-appointed with twin or double beds, overhead fan and comes with a private veranda. Ensuite bathroom has h/w showers.
Meals are served in a proudly rustic dining area overlooking the swimming pool with the rock fortress looming in the distance. Hot buffet offers a wide choice, curries are good and there is a la carte and room service. Meals are prepared using fresh produce from the hotel's extensive organic farm. Traditional dance and music troupes provide nightly entertainment within the main restaurant area. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool with separate children's pool, sun deck, indoor games, mini golf, tennis, and badminton. The Ayurvedic Centre is headed by an experienced Ayurvedic Physician. All the herbal oils, scrubs, and wraps used for the therapies are prepared using herbs from the hotel's own garden.
Why We Like It
The unapologetic old-style rustic charm of this veteran Cultural Triangle hotel still keeps a largely package crowd happy.
Sigiriya Village is just minutes away from the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The ruined capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are 1.5 hours away and the historic Dambulla cave temple is just 30 minutes' drive. The hotel is four hours from Colombo airport.
Location: Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle
Style: Best Budget Hotel
No. of Rooms: 120
Key Features: Convenient location close to Sigiriya Rock Fortress; birdwatching; wildlife