Water Garden, one of the finest properties in the cultural triangle, is spread across 35 acres with the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the backdrop. It was conceived by renowned Sri Lankan architect, Channa Dasawatte, as a tribute to the ancient water gardens that occupied the lands surrounding the Sigiriya Rock fortress back in the day. The accommodation is tastefully furnished and highlights several creative pieces done by local artists.
Take refuge from the sun at the open-plan reception area before you are taken to your respective villa in a buggy.
Water Garden offers accommodation in 30 villas in three categories - 13 Standard Villas (950sqft),13 Deluxe Villas (1282sqft) and 4 Duplex Villas (2135sqft).
The Standard Villa has a well-appointed sitting area with contemporary furniture, a cable TV and a minibar. The bedroom is complete with a king-sized four-poster bed with mosquito net, writing table, wardrobe, safe and a spacious ensuite bathroom with twin wash basins, shower cubical and stand-alone bathtub. There is also a private terrace.
The Deluxe Villa has the same layout as a Standard Villa but with the addition of a plunge pool with Jacuzzi and wooden deck with sunbeds looking out over the surrounding landscape.
The Duplex Villa also has a well-appointed sitting area with cable TV and minibar, with the addition of a dining area for two (complete with cutlery). This too has a private plunge pool with Jacuzzi and wooden deck with sunbeds. The bedroom downstairs is furnished with twin beds, wardrobe, safe and writing table and has an ensuite bathroom and an outdoor terrace. The master bedroom upstairs offers an undisturbed view of Sigiriya Rock and is complete with a king-sized four-poster bed and ensuite bathroom. Perfect for families and groups of friends.
All rooms can be tripled: the additional bed provided will be a folding bed. All villas are air-conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi.
The restaurant and the bar are located on either side of the pool, which overlooks the water garden and Sigiriya Rock. Constructed with a blend of indigenous materials and natural interior finishes, the highlight of the restaurant is the grand chandelier, created by one of Sri Lanka’s foremost artists and sculptors. The restaurant offers a variety of local favourites as well as some fine western dishes. In addition, the hotel also has a kid’s pool, billiards room, gym and a spa with sauna and steam rooms. They also offer a range of activities including bird-watching, nature treks, yoga and archery, to name a few.
Why We Like It
Individual villas in a beautiful water-dominated location rich with wildlife help to make this one of Sri Lanka's finest Cultural Triangle hotels.
Water Garden is in Sigiriya in the Cultural Triangle, about 4.5 hours from Colombo’s international airport. Approximately 8km from Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Location: Sigiriya, Cultural Triangle
Style: Luxury Hotel
No. of Rooms: 30
Key Features: Large swimming pool; views of Sigiriya Rock; spa; restaurant