Water Garden – Sigiriya, Sigiriya

A luxurious Cultural Triangle hotel located within eyeshot of Sigiriya – one of a handful of World Heritage Sites that make this historic region such a must-visit destination. The hotel cherishes its view towards Sigiriya’s 200-metre-high rock fortress and its clever layout and design, which celebrates the water gardens that make Sigiriya so famous, was artfully created by Channa Daswatta, one of Sri Lanka’s foremost architects.

From the free-standing reception area, a pathway leads towards the rooms, spa and public areas, yet on the horizon looms Sigiriya. Rooms are freestanding villas offering a substantial amount of space – a bedroom and living area, an ensuite bathroom and a furnished terrace. Some villas have private plunge pools and there are four two-storey two-bedroom family duplexes, which also have pools. The restaurant and bar sit beside the swimming pool, and both the spa and gym observe the watery bird-filled grounds from stilts.

Bicycles are available to explore the rural surroundings and staff take guests on nature trails or set up picnics in close proximity to the hotel while other local attractions include Dambulla’s cave temples and Minneriya National Park.


  • 30 a/c villas (17 with private plunge pools)
  • BB/HB/FB/AI rates
  • Overlooks Sigiriya, a World Heritage Site
  • 31-metre swimming pool & kids pool
  • Freestanding spa & equipped gym
  • International & Sri Lankan cuisine
  • Landscaped water gardens
  • Butler service


  • Relax with a massage or beauty treatment in the hotel’s over water spa
  • Cycle along back lanes to explore the hotel’s rural local surroundings
  • Hike up to the summit of Sigiriya, admiring the former water gardens and well-preserved painted murals
  • Visit Dambulla’s five superbly preserved Buddhist cave temples
  • Day trip to Minneriya National Park to see elephants (best from August to October)
  • Day trip to Polonnaruwa, a 12th century former capital and World Heritage Site
  • Scramble up Pidurangala Rock for an alternative view of Sigiriya
  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sigiriya’s surroundings from a hot air balloon


  • The hotel is 8km from Sigiriya rock (by road)
  • The nearest train station is in Habarana, 9km away
  • The Sigiriya air taxi landing spot is 9km away
  • Distance to Colombo is 175km
  • Distance to the Bandaranaike International Airport is 145km



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