Accommodation around the rock fortress

With Sigiriya being a good couple of hours away from Kandy in the central highlands, and even further away from Colombo on the west coast, it is a good idea to stay overnight near the rock fortress to make the most of your experience. While accommodation is generally not that cheap near to Sigiriya, some bargains can be found if you know where to look.

The Pool at Aliya Sigiriya Resort
The Pool at Aliya Sigiriya Resort

Aliya Resort Sigiriya is my personal favourite close to the rock fortress itself. This boutique hotel was only built a couple of years ago, but has proven very popular with international visitors to the area. Rooms from £100 per night.

Water cottages at Jetwing Vil Ayuna
Water cottages at Jetwing Vil Ayuna

Jetwing Vil Ayuna is from the prestigious Jetwing Hotel group, and they perhaps have the most luxurious accommodation nearby to Sigiriya, including beautiful water cottages that are situated beside a lake. http://www.jetwinghotels.com/jetwingviluyana/ Rooms from £170 per night.

Great value at Kassapa Lions Rock Hotel
Great value at Kassapa Lions Rock Hotel

Kassapa Lions Rock is a more mid-value hotel that is still relatively close to Sigiriya attractions. There are some great staff members here that make your stay a welcome one, and it is perfect for a night or two. http://www.kassapalionsrock.com/ Rooms from £85 per night.

The view from Sigiriya Village Hotel
The view from Sigiriya Village Hotel

Sigiriya Village Hotel simply has it all, and there are some amazing views of the Rock itself from the around the swimming pool. This hotel is very popular and books out months in advance during high season. Rooms from £92 per night.

Kumbukgas Speciality Lodge is a cheap option close by
Kumbukgas Speciality Lodge is a cheap option close by

Kumbukgas Mankada Lodge is an example of cheaper accommodation in the Sigiriya area, including homestays. Slightly further away from the action, this lodge is nonetheless great value in a safe part of town. Rooms from £41 per night.

Prices based on a 3 night stay in March 2016. I am not responsible for the content of external websites.

Advertisements

Tell me what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s