We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Back of Beyond - Pidurangala

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Back of Beyond - Pidurangala
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 96: English reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is different from all the main stream hotels you come across. The resort is located in the jungle and is just a 8 minute walk to the Sigiriya rock. The resort has two tree houses and 6 cottages. Adrian had welcomed us, offering a watermelon drink and briefed about the property and the things at the resort. There...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NatnZin
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear NatnZin! Thank you for your nice review! It really sounds like you had a great time with us in the Back of Beyond. We are glad you enjoyed the climb of Pidurangala Rock together with Thusitha and all his stories. We hope to welcome you back soon, for some more Back of Beyond experience. Kind regards, The BoB-team

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my friend stayed 2 nights (3 days) at this location, and it is brilliant! A hidden gem, custom-built in the middle of the jungle. The service is superb! The staff are incredibly accommodating, friendly and helpful. And the food served is delicious. We booked a package with lots of activites - safari trip in a neary national park,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joanne H
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Joanne! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you and your friend enjoyed your long weekend with us in Pidurangala - including the jungle sounds, the service and the activities. I will surely forward your kind words to Thusitha and his team. Have you also heard about our other beautiful eco lodges? See you next...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 27 October 2016

After a rigorous search for the best place for our staff retreat , Back of Beyond, Pidurangala was selected. The need was to get away from the hard work, stress and noise of day to day office work for the staff to enjoy a well earned break, to relax, enjoy and strengthen bonds among the team. Right from the moment...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Manique M
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Manique! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are very glad to hear that you and your team enjoyed your stay with us at Pidurangala - including the nature, activities and food. We hope you managed to relax and recharge, and we look forward to welcome you back next time for another break from the stress and...

Melbourne
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights in the treehouse. We watched elephants crossing the road out the front of the property soon after arriving. Amazing! Frogs in the bathroom just added to the experience. The food they prepared was really nice and they were happy to keep our bottles of wine and beers chilled. They also looked after our driver...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank liz-australia
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Dear Liz! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Pidurangala - including both the nature and culture. We hope to welcome you back another time for more Back of Beyond experience, have you also seen our other beautiful eco lodges? Best regards, The BoB-team

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We chose the tree house and really enjoyed the contact with nature and still very comfortable specially the lovely bathroom - my fav At the beginning the staff seemed a bit serious but very quick the smiles and kindness appeared Food was good, we had a delicious black pork curry. The breakfast is not interesting, a Sri Lanka option may...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank VTT1
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - including the outdoor bathroom and the pork curry - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco-retreats? Best regards, The BoB-team

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed three nights here recently as a base for Sigiriya and Polonnaruva. Stayed in a cottage and impressed with the accomodation. You need to expect an outdoor bathroom which means occasional frogs in the toilet etc. Tree houses looked lovely too but although they had mosquito nets, we were glad to have an extra layer of wall for protection. We...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Heather I
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Hello Heather! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - including the outdoor bathroom, the rock climbs and the lemur spotting - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other eco-retreat locations? Best regards, The BoB-team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Our family of four all stayed in a Tree House. Whilst our children were a little freaked out by the sound of the jungle at night and the amount of insects and frogs that shared our toilet, we loved the experience of being right in the jungle. The staff were friendly and attentive throughout our stay. Food is generous. If...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Brian D
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Hello Brian! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that your family enjoyed your stay with us - including the outdoor bathroom and its visitors from the jungle - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco-retreats? Best regards, The BoB-team

Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We loved it. Whether you stay in the cottage or a tree house the experience is unforgettable. We stayed in both. It had so many types of birds that it can easily be called bird watchers paradise. What makes this even more special is the various tours the hotel organizes from early mornings to late evenings. We went to a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tridhaman
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that your family enjoyed your stay with us - including all the activities - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco-retreats? Best regards, The BoB-team

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I came with a group of colleagues and we took the bungalow - two in each of the three rooms, with a private sitting area and private dining. It was perfect for our group. The property is really lovely, with lots of birds and small wildlife, and very close to Sigiriya. It's possible to see the other major sites in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank perastraad
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you and your colleagues enjoyed your stay with us - including wildlife and food - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond. Have you also seen our other beautiful eco-retreats? Best regards, The BoB-team

Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stayed for three nights in this eco-friendly place. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The chalet was roomy and comfortable. The food was great. The most unique feature of this property is the abundance of trees, feels like you are living in a jungle! The resident naturalist will take you on a night walk in the property to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Varuna N
BoBLanka, Public Relations Manager at Back of Beyond - Pidurangala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very glad that you enjoyed your three days with us - including the jungle, slender loris and Pidurangala climb - and we will be happy to welcome you back at Back of Beyond (staying in a tree house next time). Have you also seen our other beautiful eco-retreats? Best regards,...

123 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (111)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (25)
Viewed
View from Room (7)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (32)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sigiriya hotels
1.4 km away
Hotel Sigiriya
Hotel Sigiriya
#6 of 18 in Sigiriya
1,302 reviews
5.3 km away
Camellia Resort and Spa
Camellia Resort and Spa
#4 of 18 in Sigiriya
421 reviews
1.3 km away
Sigiriya Village Hotel
Sigiriya Village Hotel
#7 of 18 in Sigiriya
935 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.9 km away
Jetwing Vil Uyana
Jetwing Vil Uyana
#1 of 18 in Sigiriya
1,310 reviews
5.7 km away
Aliya Resort and Spa
Aliya Resort and Spa
#2 of 18 in Sigiriya
1,269 reviews
0.5 km away
Flower Garden Eco Village
Flower Garden Eco Village
#13 of 18 in Sigiriya
36 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the Cultural Triangle and within 5 minutes from the Sigiriya World Heritage Site, Back of Beyond Pidurangala is situated in a lovely unfenced 4 acre forest, a mere 5 minutes from the Sigiriya Rock. Offering you the best of rustic charm together with modern comforts, this retreat is a perfect base to explore the natural environment and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Each of the 3 tastefully furnished cottages, each with its own verandah, is designed to maximise the impact of the surrounding forest. A 3 bedroom bungalow is also available for larger groups. The retreat offers many activities including bird watching, hiking, cycling and excursions to Minneriya National Park, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Ritigala etc. Renowned for its excellent service from a friendly and caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Back of Beyond Pidurangala. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Back of Beyond - Pidurangala

Address: Kurulu Uyana, Vihara Mawatha | Pidurangala, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: RM363 - RM581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Back of Beyond - Pidurangala 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Priceline, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Back of Beyond - Pidurangala reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Back Of Beyond, Pidurangala Hotel Sigiriya
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Back of Beyond - Pidurangala staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Tree House”
  • Another washroom view
  • Aint that a view
  • Open concept showers anyone
  • Work Work Work
  • I feel sleepy
 of 5 bubbles NatnZin, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Tree Houses are incredible!”
 of 5 bubbles maniquem2015, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tree houses are the best”
 of 5 bubbles briand518, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For the best experience opt for an open air treetop bungalow over the regular rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles De_singas, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go for the treehouse”
 of 5 bubbles NaYili, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay