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Sigiriya Rock Front
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Families with older children
August 7, 2011
Basic hotel, clean rooms with lovely setting
Gardens, pool, friendly staff
rooms are basic, but clean and in the style of small bungalows spread throughout the gardens which are lovely. staff are friendly and helpful and it is a good base to visit other areas in the cultural triangle.
cons: it is basic hotel which is isolated which is ok if you that's what you want, but there isn't anything in the area to buy supplies and the food choices at the hotel are limited and involves the usual buffets at lunch and dinner (no lunch service). you also need to hire a man/van or a tuk-tuk, nothing is really walking distance.
on its own merits, basic friendly hotel with a lovely garden and pool.
the train trip from kandy to ella is stunning and well worth the 230 rupees for 2nd class (not bookable). we paid for tickets at the train station in kandy. don't worry if you can't book 1st class (it was high season went so very busy), 2nd class is fine. there are guys at the station who will attempt to secure a seat for you which they did and it cost the 3 of us rupee 1000 total (hk70 or gbp6). we just turned up in ella and booked a room when we got there.
Families with young children
August 6, 2011
The hotel was nicely secluded, with Sigiriya Rock Fortress not too far away. Sadly, we never made it there as 9-month old baby & myself fell ill after having dinner there. I'll never know for sure if it was the food that caused it because in countries like these, the bug could have come from anywhere. We only had breakfast in our previous hotel (& were fine) and then dinner at Kassapa Lions Rock. This was our 2nd night in Sri Lanka and it was a shame we had to leave the very next day - never got to see the Rock Fortress we travelled so far for.
Hotel Feature Tip:
Best to stay away from local food and have vacuum packed sandwiches or other instant food alternative brought from home. Clearly stay away from drinking unbottled water and any food that might have been washed with tap water ie. unpeeled fruits, fresh salad leaves, etc.
July 18, 2011
The location of our hotel was prefect for our itinerary where we intended to cover dambulla, sirigaya and pollunuwarra in 2 days.
Rooms were sizeable and clean and the food was good. The view was brilliant as well.
July 16, 2011
One night on three
best distant place to the three places Dambulla Sigyria and Pollonawura
A change of room due to insects
A room boy arguing because of my complaint
Sigyria fort miles away
Families with young children
July 11, 2011
good luck to all employee
The journey from Colombo airport to the hotel was about 3 hours by the hotel Altmzim Yes Alphenq absolutely wonderful rooms and good service over the imagination was Mziavien welcome visitors and talk is not enough to thank them for what they gave us
agreat trip and More than wonderful
April 17, 2011
We arrive late int he afternoon and the AC was not workining but we decided to stay in the room.
the next morning i mentionned to the reception the problem and asked them to check during the day when we wer out.
Surprise evenig at 6pm nothin was done, they came and afeter 2 hours decided to change of room ( smaller) not good one
to finish at check out they had no record of payment, i told thenm i gave then the voucher 2 days ago and they check only at 8am when i am leaving.