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Thick Forest

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Not good with toddler aged kids. My one year old constantly wanted to climb down the stairs - which was very unsafe for him. I had to prevent him from doing so. Definitely a great experience sleeping among the birds, but the cabin needs maintenance. We were 4 adults with 2 kids and their biggest room was not enough for...

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mudithas, Owner at Thick Forest, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconvenience you faced in your stay. You requested room for 2 adults and 2 kids. But there were 4 adults and 2 kids. so the biggest tree house also unable to such number. We can accommodate 3 adults comfortably in one tree house.

Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Dream coming true: sleeping in a tree hut, waking up to the sound of birds, apes and geckos. Excellent service, very tasty local cooking. When we left early, they got up really early just to make sure we had a care package on our way. Only minus: electricity went off a couple of times - but then again - added...

1Thank Mirka H
Gorgonzola, Italy
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The place is really nice. Of course you do not have to expect a grand hotel but place is well kept and clean. Staff is great. Sunil is an excellent chef and ask him to take a tour in the jungle. The manager is also good and is a great driver if you plan to go to Minneryia national park....

Thank Nicola F
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This is truly a "one with nature" experience. We could hear nature all around us from 6am in the morning... it was an exceptionally beautiful experience. We got out to look at the view i.e. Sigiriya Rock Fortress and was greeted by monkeys passing through the trees! (Too bad they moved way too fast for us to run and grab...

1Thank cordeeeeeelia
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

The room and ensuite toilet was clean comfortable. Do keep your doors and windows close though if you do not wish to have any friendly visitors like toads and and flying insects in your room since its in the jungle. Very friendly and helpful staff who made sure I had everything I need. The food at the restaurant is good...

Thank Jazlyn T
Reviewed 7 March 2015

The best place around the area with eco touch and location. Tehy'll arrange you safari tours even to see the largest animal on earth :-) The food and service is unbeatable. you can have a nice view at Rock Sigiriya just from your room. I have added some photos for who are interested.

Thank Damith Sameera J
Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

I found this place by accident, I looked at a few places, and this was definitely the best. I am a single 50 year old female cycling through Sri Lanka for 3 weeks. I immediately felt comfortable here, I intended to stay for 2 nights, but my tree house is so gorgeous I am staying here for 5 nights. The...

2Thank Toby R
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This tree-house hotel is simply amazing! Located in the jungle you get the full wildlife experience, jungle roars and bird chirping from the minute you arrive! We stayed in the top tree-house with a magnificent view of Sigirya Rock and access to a nice private balcony. Nandawe (owner) very kindly offered to drive us to Sigiriya Rock in the morning...

2Thank Niels R
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

Been there for about 2 days and they where magical and mind relaxing experience.. Never been in that much nature you sleep and wake up in birds singing and breathtaking view of the Sigiriya Rock.. An experience I will never forget!

3Thank Daryl Z
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We stayed in this great tree house with balcony and view to Sigiriya rock. With sunil one of our hosts we went to Pidurangala a rock besides Sigiriya Rock. It was a phantastic trip. The rice and curry was very good, but a bit expensive.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thick Forest Sigiriya is a unique tree house hotel over looking the eighth wonder of the world, sigiriya rock castle, in Sri Lanka. It is situated at the centre of three, mostly visited ancient cities, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa & kandy.Minneriya & Kawudulla National parks are renowned as the best places to observe the wild elephants in their natural habitat, and it's a few minute drive from 'Thick Forest'. Wild Safaris, Bird watching, Elephant rides,Guided tour to Sigiriya Rock Castle and surrounding archaeologically important places are among many other activities which can be arranged to suit the need of the visitor.Sri Lankan cuisine made by our chef is served at the roof-top restaurant overlooking the Sigiriya rock. ... more   less 

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Address: Pidurangala | Sigiriya, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: $51 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“deluxe tree house has aircon etc if you are wanting a less rustic experience. Basic treehouse is lovely and rustic”
O106IBsusanm, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cottage no 3 had a view of the Sigiriya rock face”
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Swameez, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Take the hut that's facing the Sigiriya Rock!”
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cordeeeeeelia, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are only 3 rooms.”
EdiMandM, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in No. 12 which had a view of Sigiriya Rock”
Groovybaby18, 16 Jan 2014 | Read review
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