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About this listing

Stay off Sirigiya's beaten track in this colorful garden house. Price is for a double room.

The space

Tharindu's cute, small home was built in 2015, especially for guests who like to stay away from touristy Sigiriya town. The home was build by the host's uncle to support his family and to earn some income in financially difficult times. Currently, one of the home's two rooms is available to host guests, a nice room with a double bed, big windows and an attached bathroom.

Interaction with guests

You'll be hosted by 19-year old Tharindu and his grandma Kiri Amma, who all live in the house opposite the guest house. Just out of high school, but responsible beyond his age, Tharindu manages the home and takes care of guests, while grandma helps with the cleaning and cooking. Tharindu speaks a little bit of English, not enough to have an in-depth conversation, but enough to manage his guests' requests. He also has a safari jeep, which he uses to take guests on safari to Minneriya's wildlife park and he can arrange other types tours such as fun tuk tuk journeys.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
March 2017
The place is in walking distance to the lion rock, host is very friendly and wifi was working fine. Recommend.

Cynthia User Profile
February 2017
very nice house and nice host. very near sigiriya rock. Good place . Thank you

Анна User Profile
February 2017
The room was not bad, not good. There was smell in room. But place very close to Lion rock, so it's very good for short time.

Antonia User Profile
January 2017
The hosts are very friendly and helpful - they welcomed us with delicious mango and gave us tea in the morning. The place is perfect for walking to Sigiriya and calm, close to nature. Wi-fi worked fine. Thank you for a good stay! :)

Martin User Profile
October 2016
There are dozens of places to choose from in Sigiriya, but I was very happy to know I was contributing to a small family effort. I liked being away from the main road and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed chatting with Tharindu. He has a good map sense and could give me good directions for bicycle touring. For me, the place was perfect because I had my own bicycle. Highly recommended to bring or rent one. The surrounding area is fantastic for cycling. Fun wildlife (peacocks, monkeys, big lizards and of course elephants which I heard come through the yard sometimes) nice roads and fantastic views of the rocks from every angle. I wasn't expecting wifi, but it worked well and food was easily found a short ride away. I really recommend enjoying the slower life as there's a lot more to the area than just the rock.

Harriet User Profile
September 2016
We only stayed here for one night and were pretty busy so didn't see the owner much. The room is very basic and not as clean as I would of liked it, but considering the price it was fine for one night

Carolin User Profile
July 2017
Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Es ist ruhig und ab von der Touristenstraße. Die Gastfamilie war sehr gastfreundlich und hat uns unentgeltlich die Gegend gezeigt und eine günstige Safari, die sehr zu empfehlen ist, organisiert. Das Essen war auch gut und preiswert. Hier bezahlt man nur für das was man bestellt hat. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.

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