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Water Garden Sigiriya is a beautifully laid out, resort-style boutique hotel set in rural countryside in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle region.
Located just 7km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya Rock, the design of the hotel is based around landscaped water gardens, in a nod towards the ancient water gardens of Sigiriya.
The hotel’s rural location feels off the beaten track, yet the historic rock fortress of Sigiriya is within sight and is just a 20 minute drive away.
From Water Garden Sigiriya you can also discover Dambulla Cave Temples – one of Sri Lanka’s holiest shrines - and other ancient cities in the Cultural Triangle, such as Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. Elephant safaris in Minneriya National Park are also possible from the hotel.
Bicycles are available for exploring the local area independently or you can join the hotel’s daily two-hour guided nature walks.
Should you wish to relax after a day of sightseeing, cycling or walking you can visit the Water Garden Sigiriya Spa which offers a range of massages, body scrubs, wraps and Ayurvedic treatments carried out by qualified, attentive professionals.
The accommodation at Water Garden Sigiriya is comprised of 30 extremely spacious, stylish, air-conditioned villas, all offering privacy in beautiful surroundings.
The hotel has a lovely glass-walled, air-conditioned restaurant, which also has an al fresco dining terrace offering panoramic views.
Next to the restaurant is the Twin Level Bar - a fantastic place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail and take in the spectacular views of the sun setting across the countryside.
Water Garden Sigiriya features 30 luxuriously designed villas. The Deluxe Villas offer a large bedroom with a king size four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, plus a spacious living room. French windows open from the lounge and bedroom onto your own private terrace, overlooking the water garden below, and the Duplex Twin Villa and Superior Deluxe Villas also have private plunge pools and sundecks. Some rooms have views of Sigiriya, however all have views of the water gardens which are a haven for peacocks, egrets and cormorants. All villas have coffee machines, WiFi, Bluetooth speakers, and binoculars for spotting wildlife and bird life from your private terrace.
The villas are big enough for extra beds, however the Duplex Villas, which have a king size bed on the ground floor and twin beds on the upper floor, two bathrooms and living space, plus a plunge pool, are the best option for families. The hotel offers a dedicated butler service, and a traditional buggy is on hand to transport you from your villa to the swimming pool, restaurant or bar.
Facilities include a luxury spa, a well-equipped fitness centre, and a large swimming pool (plus smaller childrens pool) overlooking the water gardens and the rock fortress of Sigiriya.
The hotel’s restaurant is a glass-walled, air-conditioned dining room with a wraparound al-fresco dining terrace. The restaurant serves delicious, well-presented food – including Sri Lanka curries and western options.
At Wayfairer, we aim to work with accommodations that share our values with regards to responsible, sustainable and ethical tourism. Water Garden Sigiriya strives to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible and it incorporates state-of-the-art technology, the use of renewable resources and other innovative features. The hotel has provided employment to local men and women from the Cultural Triangle region.
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