Sri Lanka, Cultural Triangle
Info : Sigiriya Village
Sigiriya Village is spaciously laid out on large grounds, cunningly designed to reflect the shape and character of a traditional Sri Lankan village. The 120 individual cottages are divided into sections, each representing a different facet of village life the temple, the stream and the paddy field. A fourth cluster represents Sigiriya.
The walkways and the saffron colours of the Temple Cluster work particularly well, while the use of the woven boxes as decor in the Paddy Field Cluster, is attractive as well as being interesting and informative.
The beautiful gardens of Sigiriya Village were designed by one of Sri Lankas premier landscape designers, the late Bevis Bawa. The wonderful trees, around which the hotel and gardens were designed are a particular feature and add a sense of privacy.
Sigiriya Village has a great pool with a view of Sigiriya is a great family hotel even if the service is somewhat idiosyncratic.
Besides the obvious cultural and natural excursions in the Cultural Triangle area, Sigiriya Village offers a good range of activities itself. Tennis and Badminton, Birding and Trekking are all available. There is an Ayurvedic Centre and a fantastic organic farm that guests can wonder freely around.
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Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
- Airport transfer
We called Harriet in the UK and asked to move to a hotel with more facilities or closer to town. Our request was relayed through Colombo to the manager and resulted in a visit from the owner asking how he could make our stay better.