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Rambawala Wewa 1.21 km
Tarane wewa 2.87 km
Sigiriya Temple 3.93 km
Main Vehicle Park Sigiriya 3.98 km
Pidurangala Rock 4.09 km
Sigiriya Rock Fortress 4.35 km
Archaeological Museum 4.39 km
Sigiriya Airport 4.46 km
Carved Rock 4.53 km
Pidurangala Temple 4.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Sigiriya Temple 3.93 km
Pidurangala Rock 4.09 km
Archaeological Museum 4.39 km
Pidurangala Temple 4.7 km
Citadel of Sigiriya - Lion Rock 4.73 km
Sigiri Art Gallery 5.43 km
Kimbissa Buddhist Temple 6.32 km
Minneriya National Park 15.25 km
Dambulla Cave Temple 18.28 km
Kumbukgaha Villa

"I really like the property, especially the way the grounds are kept like surrounding areas and local trees and plants are planted for a most natural f..."

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Kumbukgaha Villa

Kumbukgaha Villa off Habarana Road,Audangawa, Habarana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, 21120 - See map
  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Garden

  • Safety deposit boxes

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Sigiriya in the last 24 hoursCompared to 811 Sigiriya properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.8
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
Distance to airport4.5 km

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8.8
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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    What time is check-in and check-out at Kumbukgaha Villa?

    Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Kumbukgaha Villa?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kumbukgaha Villa has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Sigiriya with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at Kumbukgaha Villa?

    Kumbukgaha Villa does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Would definitely visit again and recommend to anyone visiting the caves and sigriya rock"

      Daisy

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      January 14, 2020

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Everything perfectly bedded into nature, even elephants pass by the hotel grounds."

      Andreas

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      April 17, 2019

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "I found the staff very courteous and willing to help at all times."

      Amala

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      October 2, 2018

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    Overall rating:
    8.9
    Excellent
    228 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.1
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    8.4
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    Fantastic location, lovely hotel (great outdoor bathrooms) -...
    KAREN from United Kingdom
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    More about Kumbukgaha Villa

    Located in an ideal spot that allows visitors to be at peace with nature, visitors will be lost in the exquisiteness of Kumbukgaha Villa which is spread over 10 acres of private land surrounded by a forest reserve, farm land, paddy fields, and a stunning stream. There are only three rooms, each of them are fully furnished and totally independent with attached toilets and open-to-the-sky showers. The views of the roaming elephants can be enjoyed from the large common verandah with a wooden deck above. To pamper the guests even further, a personal host along with a skilled chef will be appointed to you to discuss your meals.

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    10.0
    Exceptional
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    "The best of all was the staff, they were just great and took..."

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    April 17, 2019

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    Facilities8.4
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service9.4
    Value for money8.8
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Brandon from United States
    Couple
    Bungalow - 1-Bedroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Beautiful place, but someone messed up”

    This "hotel" is just beautiful. It's not what you think of as a hotel, which is why I put it in quotes. There are a few individual bungalow type houses, and a couple of rooms that do share a wall. It is a beautiful property that is next to rice fields. The dining area is outdoors and stunning. The road to get to the property is a little rough though. My husband and I were supposed to have a two night stay at this property, however, something happened, there was miscommunication between Agoda and Kumbukgaha Villa, our reservation was lost (even though my credit card was charged), they were overbooked, and we did not get to stay the two nights. Kumbukgaha Villa, did what they could - they gave us an upgraded room for one night at no charge, and Agoda booked us a room at another hotel for the following night for no additional charge. I was sad to not be able to stay here the second night. Dinner was good but expensive and probably should've been free due to the situation.

    Reviewed February 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Laura from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Bungalow - 1-Bedroom
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Perfect stay in every way; wonderful staff, fantastic accommodation and delicious food”

    Our 3 night stay at Kumbukgaha couldn't have been more perfect. The staff were all wonderful, incredibly friendly and very helpful. The room was huge and really lovely with a very comfortable bed. The outdoor bathroom was great. We went at the start of the rainy season and enjoyed a couple of warm showers in the pouring rain. The pool was great, and we especially enjoyed having a swim surrounded by a few monkeys in the trees. Breakfast was great and very filling, and the 4 course dinner was fantastic - a different option to choose from each night for the main course. The location was perfect for us. It was so quiet being off the beaten track and very relaxing after our week and half of travelling around Sri Lanka. The hotel organised a tuk tuk driver for us for our two trips out; one to Sigiriya rock (2500 rupees for round trip) and Polonoruwa (5000 rupees for round trip). All in all this stay was our highlifht in Sri Lanka and we couldn't recommend it enough!!!

    Reviewed September 30, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sue from Australia
    Couple
    Bungalow - 1-Bedroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    SUPERB HOTEL”

    Kumbukgaha Villa was a little out of the way, but absolutely worth that little extra drive. The room was spacious and well appointed. The bathroom was huge and mostly under the stars. I was introduced to two new sorts of frogs. The furnishings and decoration in the communal areas was delightful. A lot of it looked antique. Very nice!!

    Reviewed April 18, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    katethip from Thailand
    Family with teens
    Private Villa
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    The best hotel in our trip”

    The place is deep in the end of the road.We were impressed.The staff are great .good service. We had dinner and breakfast there.The best meal in our trip. The building is new very clean and comfortable. The swimming pool is great .There were peacock around .We will defenitly recommended our friend to stay in Kumbukgaha villa.

    Reviewed April 19, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carys from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    Honeymoon Stay”

    Had a wonderful few days at Kumbukgaha Villa. Loved waking up to the sounds of animals each morning, seeing monkeys while swimming in the pool and spotting elephants nearby. The staff were wonderful and made every effort to make our stay a memorable one. As I was also pregnant they took extra care of all our requirements. We were sad to leave.

    Reviewed January 22, 2017
    9.7
    Exceptional
    C from Canada
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    Amazing find!”

    Peaceful, great staff, spotless

    KML was an amazing peaceful experience. We took a chance booking this Loge over some of the larger more commercial hotels in the area – in the end we were extremely happy and wished we could have stayed longer! Lodge was originally built to be a luxury family cottage – however owners found they were not using it so they decided to offer it to travelers. There’s only 3 rooms, but they are very clean with modern design and facilities – the washroom is outside but still spotless… no bugs. Hotel property is essentially in the wild, 20 min drive from Sigiriya. You can use this as a great base to visit Sigiriya and surrounding areas. We ate both breakfast and dinner at the hotel – there’s a personal chef that cooks at request.

    Reviewed March 22, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Elvia from Israel
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

    Safari Paradise with Outstanding Service”

    Attentive Staff, Location and Great WIFI

    My husband and I stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. We had the whole place to ourselves and were spoiled by the attentive staff. They arranged to take us in their own tuk tuk to the ancient cities of Sigiriya (45 minutes from the hotel) and Polonnaruwa for a fair price. Food was just okay but the safari like surroundings and two floor bedroom more than made up for it. Wifi was the fastest in all of our hotels and the outside bathroom was a new experience that my husband and I both enjoyed. Overall we highly recommend Kumbukgas Lodge!

    Reviewed June 15, 2014
    8.8
    Excellent
    Heidi from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Private Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Excellent”

    After an active day sight-seeing, it was always great to return to Kumbukgaha for some relaxation. The sounds of nature, a dip in the pool or a tea on our veranda were always a joy. The staff catered to our every need from an extra early breakfast, an emergency trip to the doctor to needing an extra bed. We would recommend and happily return to this boutique hotel.

    Reviewed April 03, 2018
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Sumit from India
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Looking for an Adventure, Go for it”

    Surroundings, Staff & The Rooms

    We simply had a wonderful time at Kumbukgas Lodge. It had clearly exceeded our expectations. It more like a Semi Eco-Lodge, but boy, have not they maintained it properly. The rooms are excellent, open bathrooms but so very well maintained Its in the middle of a jungle but they have maintained the cleaned the surrounding few meters beyind the actual property. They have only 3-4 rooms and am glad, that they have kept it this way since it ensures that services are of top quality. Breakfast was included and we liked it. Driver Accommodation is available. Sigiriya rock is about half an hour away but i totally recommend staying here if you are looking a completely different experience and dont mind 1-2 lizards in the room. Just to make you feel better, the room is pretty big so its manageable.

    Reviewed August 22, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Henry from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    Lovely peaceful stay with very attentive staff”

    Peace and quiet, being surrounded by nature and how the staff make you feel totally comfortable

    We had a relaxing and peaceful stay at Kumbukgas Mankada Lodge. It was a bit hard to find the guesthouse as you have to drive for 2.5 km on a dirt track after turning right about half way between Dambulla and Habarana. However, this slight moment of stress was made up for by the very friendly staff who welcomed us with a drink and dinner. The food was delicious and very traditional with many different dishes being freshly prepared. You certainly won't be hungry afterwards. It was also lovely having dinner with all the sounds of nature around you and fire flies lighting up the night. In the morning, you may also be lucky to see some peacocks while you have breakfast! Another great feature was the outside bathroom which was perfectly clean. Overall, a great stay and I would definitely come back again next time I visit Sri Lanka.

    Reviewed November 20, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Todd from United States
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    3 nights”

    Quiet and relaxing, great service

    The lodge is a great quiet spot to enjoy one of the most crowded tourist areas in Sri Lanka. Everyone else stays near the road or at Sigiriya, but this spot is nicely located between Minneriya and Sigiriya and Dambulla. The staff was great about organizing transit and gave good recommendations for the area as well. Not much to do at the hotel itself, but great quiet location.

    Reviewed March 26, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    pamela from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Private Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

    a real gem of a guesthouse”

    beautifull surroundings right out in the countryside lots of peacocks in gardens

    lovely guesthouse a real gem, staff were great ,we were woken up by peacocks calling each morning which was nice sometimes there are elephants passing but unfortunately not during our stay although they passed through neighbouring village one night we heard villagers shouting ,guesthouse is a bit difficult to find it is off main rd from Dambulla on right hand side about 3 miles passed turn off into Sigiriya you need a tuk tuk or taxi but this wasn't a problem theres nothing much in Sigiriya appart from the rock .If you want to see Sigiriya rock without paying $30 and joining the crowds we climbed up Pidurangala rock and caves cost RS300 took alocal guide hardly any other tourists and its right next to Sigiriys same height so we had excellent view of other rock much better value

    Reviewed April 04, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jonathan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    A lovely ... if remote retreat”

    solitude / room / bathroom

    The location is pretty remote and very difficult to find your way to if you are using public transportation. The Tuk Tuks that wait at the Sigiriya road will charge a lot to take you there ... and even these drivers don't have a clear idea. The actual place is fantastic. Very remote. Lovely large rooms with mosquito nets and wifi. The bathroom is great as it is open to the stars. The staff are welcoming and try to suit your needs. Be prepared to stock up with any items you may need before coming as the lodge is removed from all conveniences.

    Reviewed January 09, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    David from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    Lovely rooms and service in a peaceful setting”

    Kumbukgaha is situated at the end of a long bumpy track but the journey is worth it for the peace and seclusion offered. Lovely rooms in a very natural setting (peacocks and mosquitos included!) - there is a lot to be said for showering outside! Delicious food (I needed sambol to spice things up a bit though) and friendly service. A little disappointed to find the pool dirty and the grounds could really do with a little love in terms of some plants and grass.

    Reviewed November 15, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Nancy from Philippines
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    A perfect get away in Sigiriya ”

    best thing was the staff. They were amazing and made the experience unforgettable. They were accommodating and made you feel at home. It felt like an exclusive holiday where you were taken cared off

    Sigiriya is a 4 hour drive from the airport and because we wanted to climb the rocks first thing in the morning, we headed off to Kumbukgas straight from the airport and got there at midnight. Lionel and Sampath were both awake and greeted us warmly even at that hour. They even prepared a welcome drink for us which to me was unnecessary at that time. For breakfast they would ask us our preference and made sure we were set for the day. To be honest, the rooms are not extraordinary and the open shower was not ideal for me because it was way too cold but it was so different from any hotel you will appreciate it as it is. The location is in the middle of nowhere which was so good too because you can feel the calmness and appreciate nature as it is. You can hear the animals in the background and i have never seen a sky filled with so much stars but there. Because they only had 3 rooms, you can feel its exclusivity and not think that its over crowded. You are given full attention at all times and the best part is the service is given with a smile. No complains. No nos.

    Reviewed February 24, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Dean from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    Peaceful, secluded family run guest house”

    Serene location, minimal tourists because only 3 rooms, no mosquitos!

    The Lodge is close to all the sights around Sigiriya and yet is miles from any other hotels/guest houses and, therefore, very peaceful and a real getaway from it all. I slept with the door to my open air bathroom open and didn't notice any mosquitos. The food was very good traditional Sri Lankan fare and way more than I could finish! They have driver accommodation.

    Reviewed March 23, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    R.W. from United States
    Family with young children
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Tranquil Oasis”

    This property is a bit off the beaten path, but once you find it you are delivered to a tranquil oasis. There are wild peacocks, monkeys and even an elephant or two may pass through during the evening. From check-in to check-out everything was wonderful. They helped us celebrate our son's 2nd birthday as well! There is nothing else near the property, so we did have breakfast and dinner onsite each day. The food was excellent!!! They had a great wifi connection, it just did not quite make it to our villa. Thus, I would use the main sitting area to check email, etc... I would highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a peaceful, zen location. One note: the bathrooms for each villa are private, but outside and uncovered. It was a unique experience showering under the moonlight, but this may not be for everyone!

    Reviewed February 11, 2018
    8.7
    Excellent
    aaron from Italy
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

    One of a kind. Beautiful rooms, intimate & peacefu”

    Location, cleaniness, super sweet staff, shower under the stars

    Magical atmosphere, completely in the nature with frequent peacoks and if u r lucky elephant. Simple and good breakfast. Super friendly and sweet staff. Perfect for-couples only 3 rooms and stylish location everybody who got there is at first puzzled by the road to get there but its only 5 min from the main road. Equally distant from sigiriya, dambulla and polonnaruwa. Very intimate and highly recomended. Perfect for a couple of days. We'll get back there given the opportunity. Cons no a/c but climate is fresh.

    Reviewed February 07, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    John from Australia
    Group
    Private Villa
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Truly A great place to spend one to two nights”

    Location,staff,food.

    Kumbukgas Lodge is an oasis in the bush,truly a highlight of our holiday,beware it can be hard to find impossible without a driver to ask directions then you will need to ring the number,but well worth the effort the staff,food and ambiance were excellent it is in close proximatey to Sigiriya Rock.

    Reviewed October 03, 2013
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Antoine from France
    Couple
    Private Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    EXCELLENT - UNFORGETTABLE”

    Location, charm and facilities

    We stayed two nights to visit Polonnaruwa, Sigirya and Andarapuw... This hotel was an incredible surprise: excellent price / quality report, it is located in the middle of a field with nothing around which makes you feel alone in the nature (superbe exeperience), room is fantastic (clean, spacious) with outdoor bathroom, staff very friendly Food was ok with not a lot of choice byut very good taste Internet works during meals (i.e. breakfast and dinner) and then it is shut down Hotel is quite difficult to find but very close to Camelia Spa Resort hotel... We would defenitely recommend this hotel

    Reviewed March 12, 2013
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