Are you looking for a hotel to stay in near Sigiriya in Sri Lanka? Are you looking to stay at Hotel Sigiriya, and want to read an honest review before you book? We have stayed at Hotel Sigiriya, and will give you the most honest opinion on the Hotel, and its accommodation!

Hotel Sigiriya is located in central Sri Lanka, close to Dambulla, with the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sigiriya Rock casting its shadows over the hotel. This beautiful ecofriendly hotel, is certainly in touch with nature, with bird trails, jungle treks, and elephant watching, to keep you entertained whilst visiting Sigiriya.

Check in

Check in is from 2pm

Check out is at 12pm (noon)


Hotel Sigiriya is in the perfect location, only about a 5-minute walk to Sigiriya Rock, with views of the 8th wonder of the world. Sigiriya is located within the cultural triangle, and about 162km from Sri Lanka’s only international airport near Colombo. The hotel is in a prime location to explore the history of Sri Lanka, and the wildlife all rolled into one.

If you are relying on public transport to get you around Sri Lanka, you may find Hotel Sigiriya in a secluded spot, with very limited public transport services. However, if you like the peace, quiet, and the tranquility, just like us, then this is the place to stay.

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The service provided from arrival to our departure was outstanding. The receptionist checked us in quickly and efficiently, the staff in the hotel are polite and helpful, and with a wealth of knowledge.

At our request, we were provided with a staff member, who provided us with the local history of Sigiriya and the hotel, but also gave us ideas on places to visit in the local area.


Our room was of a very good size, clean and tidy, with a double bed, a compact seating area with a TV, and a good size bathroom. We were surprised to see a small selection of fruit and chocolate left for us on the table, which definitely went down well.

Our room in Hotel Sigiriya

There are coffee and tea making facilities, and a good size cupboard to hang your belongs. There are double doors, that lead to a communal area.

Food and drink

The food at Hotel Sigiriya is very good, we had a buffet evening meal, with a variety of different foods to eat. You can choose from Savory and sweet dishes, to Sri Lankan spicy food, to western foods, or mix it up and have both.

The buffet food at Hotel Sigiriya

The food served was nicely set out, was to a high standard, and most importantly tasted very good. Our favorite dish would have to either be a plain hopper or egg hopper, which is a traditional Sri Lankan dish, and to follow, a selection of sweet desserts.

Hotel Sigiriya has one main restaurant, but you can order room service, have your meal at the bar, or even at the pool side under the night sky, with Sigiriya Rock in the distance.

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To stay at Hotel Sigiriya in our opinion is quite reasonable. It’s a luxury hotel, in a good location, with stunning facilities, rooms and friendly and helpful staff, for which the price is reflective of this.

Depending on when you plan to visit, you could be looking at a superior room costing anything upwards of $80.00.

If there are package deals, including a stay at Hotel Sigiriya, this may work out to be cheaper. Alternatively, travel off peak, to pick up the best deals.


The cleanliness throughout Hotel Sigiriya was to a very high standard, all communal areas, and facilities were spotless, clean, tidy and dust free.

Just some of the decorative features around Hotel Sigiriya

Our room, was to a very high standard, with no horrible smells, and the bed was freshly made daily, and fresh towels provided when needed.


Hotel Sigiriya has a number of things to do during your stay. You can keep fit, by using their outdoor games area, or relax by the pool side after a long day out sightseeing. Here are the facilities Hotel Sigiriya have to offer:


Open: 7:30am-9pm

After a long day exploring Sigiriya, you may wish to sit back and relax, or cool off in the pool. Hotel Sigiriya, has a freshwater pool to do just that. It is a good size, and with great views of Sigiriya Rock as you swim.

Eco Centre

This is a great area, to learn more about the wildlife, and culture that surrounds Sigiriya, with documentaries, short films, and books to read.


Most hotels in Sri Lanka, have some form of exercise, or competitive sports area, so that their guests can still have a workout and keep fit whilst on holiday. Hotel Sigiriya offers, badminton, and volleyball.

Unfortunately, there are no gym facilities at Hotel Sigiriya.

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If you still want to play a competitive game, just without the running, well Hotel Sigiriya has carom, which is a traditional game found in Sri Lanka and Asia, or chess, and sometimes a darts competition.

Just some of the sculptures around Hotel Sigiriya

Hotel Sigiriya also offer laundry service, room service, currency exchange, taxi service, and airport transfer.

Hotel Sigiriya has everything you may need and more from a hotel, it certainly ticks all the right boxes, and one we would recommend to anyone looking to visit Sri Lanka. We enjoyed our stay, and hope that when you book your stay, you enjoy the experience just as much as we did.

While staying at Hotel Sigiriya, you’ll want to explore the area including Sigiriya Rock. But there’re other places to visit! Want to plan your holiday to Sri Lanka, then you must visit these best things to do in Sigiriya.

Hotel Sigiriya Pool, with Sigiriya in the distance

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