Water Garden Sigiriya

At a glance

  • Views of Sigiriya Rock
  • Just 30 spacious villas
  • Overwater spa

Water Garden Sigiriya


This boutique hotel has villa accommodation, picture-perfect gardens and Sigiriya views.

This beautiful hotel has one of the best settings on the island. The iconic Sigiriya Rock appears as an ever-present back drop that’s beautifully framed by mature trees and pathways, and the thoughtfully-landscaped grounds have been inspired by the ancient fortresses own water gardens. We love that you can return to your hotel and continue to enjoy the region’s landscapes following a day of exploring the Cultural Triangle. And if that’s not enough, there’s also the exceptional service, the feeling of exclusivity – there are just 30 stand-alone villas – and the unfussy, yet high quality interiors that don’t distract you from the natural beauty outside. We particularly love the hotel’s infinity pools which overlooks the gardens towards the rock and the overwater spa which is in a beautifully secluded spot.

The main restaurant is more traditional in style with dark wood furnishings and a hand-carved chandelier in the dining room. You also have the option to dine al fresco overlooking the pool, surrounding countryside and Sigiriya Rock. Local and international cuisine is served and most of the produce used is organic and locally sourced where possible. The same views can be enjoyed from a slightly more elevated position and with a refreshing cocktail in hand from the upper floor of The Twin Level Bar.

The hotel’s tranquil atmosphere extends to the gorgeous villas which are scattered throughout the gardens. Each of these detached chalets is wonderfully spacious and provides you with a sense of privacy. Hours can be lost looking out over the paddy fields or the waterways from the terrace of your Deluxe Villa or from your own plunge pool if you upgrade to one of the Superior Deluxe Villas or uber-spacious Duplex Villas.

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Key information

In a rural setting just a few miles and 20 minutes to the north of Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Airport transfer time: Approx. 4 hours by road from Colombo airport
Rooms: 30

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Water Garden Sigiriya is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 1st in the Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka category for 2019.

Good to know

Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.

Accommodation information

30 chalets scattered throughout the gardens


Restaurant, bar

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board from £38 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant All Inclusive from £174 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant • High tea served in a setting of your choice Selected beer, wine by the glass and premium brand spirits (imported and local; 10am-10pm) • Bottled soft drinks, juices and table water (10am-10pm) • Sparkling picnic breakfast and destination themed dinner on the first full day of your stay.

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