Very good 7.5
Based on 111 reviews

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About The Thick Forest


Designed for both business and leisure travel, The Thick Forest is ideally situated in Sigiriya Rock Front, one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Pidurangala Temple and Sigiriya Rock.

The Thick Forest offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides a car park, family room, tours, bicycle rentals, and laundry service/dry cleaning to ensure guests the greatest comfort.

Step into one of four inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as Internet access, a hair dryer, complimentary bottled water, desk, and daily newspaper. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Whatever your reason for visiting Sigiriya, The Thick Forest is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Tours
  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Sinhala
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 95 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:30 AM
Distance from City Center: 01.00 Km
Distance to Airport: 180 KM
Internet Usage Fee: 0 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 0
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 5
Parking Fee (per day): 0 USD
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 240
Year Hotel Built: 2010
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Cleanliness 7.1
  • Facilities 5.3
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.7
  • Service 7.6
  • Value for money 6.6
  • Food/Dining 8.2
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Sabine L. from France
Families with young children
Stayed one night in February 2016
Bad value for money
The staff is friendly and helpful but the facilities are badly maintained ( poor safety up in the trees, not enough rails, stairs damaged and trembling) and dirty ( old used bandaids found on the mosquito nets, mold and dirt in the bathroom). Kitchen is more than basic and so are the common areas. Very good for bad packers but absolutely not worth what we paid for it.
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Prakash B. from India
Stayed one night in January 2016
Good if you enjoy off beat experiences once while
Recommended for those who like to experiment with slightly varied experiences in their stay. If your preference is set towards urban comfort look elsewhere.
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Arjun V. from Sri Lanka
Stayed one night in December 2015
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Suresh B. from India
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Good location badly maintained.
Good location.
With proper maintenance this can be very good place.
Reviewed December 23, 2015

Rajath S. from India
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
Awesome experience and very nice chalets
view to sigiriya rock, location, peace
As a nature lover it was a great experience to stay right in the center of a jungle. If I am visiting Sigiriya Again, i will definitely book this hotel again. !
Reviewed November 19, 2015

charlotte P. from Germany
Stayed one night in March 2015
In the jungle
Jungle, tree house and food
Really nice place, isolated in the jungle but at 20-30 minutes by foot (really nice walk on a path through the Jungle) far away from Lion's rock. Traditional food for dinner (Curry rice) and breakfast (hopper). The view from the tree house is amazing. The only weakness would be the decoration and the bath room, but everything was clean, with big towels available. We recommand.
Reviewed March 03, 2015

Henrik H. from Denmark
Families with young children
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
the thick forest
the owner set prices way to high. which is outrageous. it's a funny experience and the staff is wonderfull. can take you for a very inspiring walk around his village. and they cook very sri lanka food. but it's too expensive. the cottage is fine. but for this price you should expect sheets without holes and a mosquito net which is not realy dirty and full of holes.
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Henrik H. from Denmark
Families with young children
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
Way to expensive
Staff is wonderfull
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Shelly D. from United States
Stayed one night in February 2015
Dirty room but fabulous jungle setting
Waking to birds singing, tree house in the leaves, cool enough at night
The stairs to our treehouse were very rickety, the room was dirty (gecko droppings), no wastebasket, and really super basic. Our room was also right by the trash area. But it was cool enough at night and there were astonishing bird songs in the morning. An elephant had come nearby during the night. The food was OK but not spicy, watered down for tourists. Hosts very friendly.
Reviewed February 20, 2015

Marie K. from Czech Republic
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
unique tree houses, we love it!
natural, unique, fantastic services
Reviewed January 19, 2015


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