Water Garden Sigiriya

Location: Cultural Triangle & Eastern Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The beautiful Water Garden Sigiriya is a serene, secluded haven, surrounded by lakes and streams, just 6km from Sigiriya (Lion Rock) and also near many of the other gems of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cultural Triangle.

You are literally immersed in the setting here, with some villas partly submerged in water, overlooking Sigiriya and the surrounding countryside.  
Perfect forDiscovering Sigiriya and the Cultural Triangle in a tranquil setting.
In the know
  • Luxury villas surrounded by lakes and streams, some partly submerged in water
  • Just 6km from Sigiriya and near many other attractions of the Cultural Triangle
  • A range of tours, including helicopter trips from the hotel’s own helipad
  • Secluded spa offering renowned Balinese massages
  • Delicious organic cuisine

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cultural Immersion

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Water Garden Sigiriya has a spectacular natural setting surrounded by water and forests, yet is just a few kilometres away from Sigiriya. It’s also near Dambulla and other historic cities in the Golden Triangle, including Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.

Rooms at Water Garden Sigiriya

The 30 stylish and spacious villas sit amongst the streams that meander around the manicured gardens and beyond, and some are partly submerged in the water, integrating with the landscape. They come with four-poster beds, iPod docks and mini-bars, with fresh neutral colour schemes and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the countryside. Some come with private gardens, plunge pools and Jacuzzis.

From your sundeck, look out over Sigiriya and watch out for birds and wildlife, including peacocks, kingfishers, egrets, black-headed ibis and grey langur monkeys.

Food & Drink

Choose from a delicious international menu at the restaurant, which features organic cuisine. Alternatively, dine al fresco while enjoying the views, which can also be taken in alongside a cocktail or two from the terrace of the Twin Level Bar. Ask your butler about personalised dining experiences, as well as activities in and around the hotel.

Facilities

There is a pool in an idyllic setting and a fitness centre, while the spa is a tranquil oasis where you can enjoy a one of the hotel's signature Balinese massages.

Activities at Water Garden Sigiriya

Try your hand at billiards or archery, or enjoy a guided nature tour of the surroundings or a cycling trip around the lakes.

As well as Sigiriya, there are numerous other gems in the Cultural Triangle to explore, with the area dotted with shrines, monasteries and royal palaces. Visit the historic city of Polonnaruwa, see the temples and dagobas (stupas) of Anuradhapura, venture into the cave temples of Dambulla, and see the beautiful frescoes at Mihintale, which depict the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, further afield, you can see elephants in Minneriya National Park.

For panoramic bird’s eye views over the Cultural Triangle, enjoy a scenic helicopter tour from the hotel’s helipad.

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Hotel location

Water Garden Sigiriya is approximately a 4.5-hour drive from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

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