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Mahe Island, Seychelles
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent two nights in the tree house with my daughter. We loved it. Impossible to describe the setting but I really recommend it to all nature lovers. It's in the middle of the jungle and the tree house is beautiful...! It's a peaceful place, truly peaceful, finally. You wake up in the morning with just the birds singing and monkeys...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us in Dehigaha Ela, including the nature and service. We are looking forward to welcome you back at one of our eco lodges. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Very Nice place for relax with a superrr staff ! Very Good traditional food from Sri Lanka. 100% Nature with a pretty river. All activities are fantastique around sigiriya, Safari, the Rock and buddhism caves and the hôtel manage all for you. Thank you

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Nelson, Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dehigaha Ela and hope to welcome you back in one of our eco lodges soon. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to end our trip in Sigiriya! We stayed (family of 4) in the tree house for 4 nights and exactly the perfect time to get really relaxed and one withe nature. Especially at 6 am in the morning when all the animals wake up; it's like an explosion of beautiful sounds! Thank you for your great...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Maarten, Thank you for your nice review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us in Dehigaha Ela and hope to see you again, maybe also in one of our other Back of Beyond eco lodges. Welcome back! The BoB-team

Delhi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is seriously the best place where I have stayed in, not just in Sri Lanka but all over the world. If you stay here, you don't need to get out because there is a lot to do here. This place is in a real jungle and not just a jungle themed resort. This place is 30 minutes drive...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonderful and detailed review. Thank you for sahring your experience with other travelers. We hope to see you again, maybe also in one of our other Back of Beyond eco lodges. Welcome back! The BoB-team

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful tree house accommodation - simple but beautifully done so you are able to get the full experience of sleeping so close to nature yet in comfort. Delightful staff looked after us so well, delicious food, fascinating nature walk and great river baths with the fish! Good location for seeing other sites.

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Dehigaha Ela, including the nature and comfort. We hope to welcome you back another time, have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and peaceful, far away from the noise of the main road and town. The boulder cottage I stayed in felt quite open to the surrounding nature but otherwise very private so it was just me and the animals! The service and the food were excellent. The fish spa in the nearby stream is also great if you're not too...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Kristin, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Dehigaha Ela, including the service and fish spa. We hope to welcome you back another time, have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent 3 days during Christmas Holidays on a Boulder top hut .Only sounds of Nature and moonlit nights ,with no cellphone connection . Absolute best place to go if you want to get away from it all and just be with Nature . The Manager took us on a well explained nature tour in the surrounding jungles . Great Restaurant...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Mahesh, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Back of Beyond in Sigiriya, including the sounds of nature and the service. We hope to welcome you back another time. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a place hidden deep inside the greenery in Seegiriya, Sri Lanka. It is bordering the Dehigahaela small stream and the and Seegiriya forest reservation. Magnificent wilderness experience. Perfect staff, good food and the tree houses in side the forest is truly beyond expectations.

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Kashyapa, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Back of Beyond in Sigiriya, including the wilderness experience. We hope to welcome you back another time. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB-team

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous! Our visit to Back of Beyond, Sigiriya, was on of the highligts during our Sri Lanka travel. People were very friendly and helpful, the jungle amazing, birds, elefants, monkeys. We stayed for two days and wanted more time. The manager organized a bird tour, a bicycle ride to the countryside and a boattrip on a small lake. BEAUTIFUL!! And...

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BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela, responded to this review

Dear Mette, Tomas, Nanna and Mille, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the Back of Beyond - experience: nature, service and comfort. We hope to welcome you back for more time close to nature. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Kind regards, The BoB - team

Reviewed 17 December 2016

We are Lisa and Sören, a German couple living in Switzerland. We write our reviews considering local standards and our individual way of traveling, being a mix of pure basics and luxury. We love to take beautiful pictures of the places we visit to share with others. The Resort is about 20min away from the city center of Sigirya. Getting...

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Dear Lisa and Sören, Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your Back of Beyond experience in Sigiriya. Happy 2017 from the BoB-team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka and within 30 minutes from Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Dehigaha ela is situated in a circular clearing at the base of a hill, ringed in by the thick forest on the sweeping curve of the two streams. It is a small secret place for all forms of wildlife - elephants, sambhur, deer, birds, butterflies - to visit. It is an ideal location for those who dream of sleeping under the stars, of exploring the jungle and streams on foot with all its joys and little discomforts. We have of course, added the comforts and care. The entire retreat is powered by solar energy. A backup generator is also provided. All hot water is also supplied via solar energy. A biogas generator has been installed to convert kitchen waste to bio gas for cooking. All tree houses and boulder cottages in this retreat are designed to be very open to nature, with coconut thatch roofing, wooden floors, and folding bamboo tats. Each lodge maintains standards of comfort by providing fans, mosquito nets, and modern toilets. The eco-retreat consists of a 2 tree houses and 4 boulder cottages. Each of the tastefully furnished units, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding environment. The reception, living and dining areas are separate, and the staff and drivers quarters are also housed separately to allow maximum privacy to guests. The surrounding forest is a haven for birds, smaller mammals and larger mammals such as deer, sambhur and even elephants. Guests enjoy bathing in the two streams that meet at the border to our property. One stream starts closeby hence has icy cold water, whereas the larger stream has warmer water. The crystal clear water of the nearby stream is full of small fish that provide a natural, free foot spa to the delight of our guests. A nature trail is also available in the property. The property also boasts of a large man-made pond that is full of lotuses and water lilies. This too attracts a wide variety of bird life and small fishes. A butterfly garden has also recently been started at Dehigaha ela. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Kaludiya Pokuna, Wewela tank etc ... more   less 

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Address: Dehigaha Ela, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: $88 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Back of Beyond - Dehigaha Ela 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Choose one of the two tree houses!!!”
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“Tree house is highly recommended”
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“Definetely the tree houses if you are up for closer encounter with nature. Cottages houses for the less brave.”
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