Amaara Forest Hotel, Sigiriya
About Amaara Forest Hotel, Sigiriya
The Amaara Forest Hotel which is located less than 10 km away from the magnificent Rock Fortress of Sigiriya welcomes you to a calming environment with a range of features for you to enjoy during your holiday. With chalet type Deluxe rooms scattered around the property, the hotel consists of a few main buildings which houses a few dining venues, a pool bar, a swimming pool as well as a spa where you can completely rejuvenate. Safaris can be organized to the Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park depending on the time of year you travel to the island while Hot Air Balloon Rides are available for the extreme adventurer.
Location of Amaara Forest Hotel, Sigiriya
Located about 5 km away from the Habarana Junction which is considered a gateway to the North and East of the Island, the Amaara Forest Hotel is set within proximity to the historical monument Sigiriya. The Rock Fortress which is the common term given to Sigiriya is found near the town of Dambulla and is located about 175 km away from Colombo and about 145 km away from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. The easiest route is via Kurunegala while you can also reach the destination via Kandy. Taxi services are available from the airport while public transport options include buses that arrive to Habarana on a regular basis.
Accommodation at Amaara Forest Hotel, Sigiriya
The Amaara Forest Hotel boasts of 40 Deluxe Rooms that cover an area of about 650 square feet each. You can choose between double beds and twin rooms while triple occupancy can also be catered to. All rooms are spacious while features include air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, Flat screen LCD television, satellite television channels, DVD player, mini bar, safety deposit box, a telephone, en-suite bathroom with hot/cold water facilities and tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms are located within the expanse of the garden depicting chalet type units while each room either consists of a balcony or patio located on either floor.
Facilities at Amaara Forest Hotel, Sigiriya
Nestled amidst lush greenery, the Amaara Forest Hotel welcomes you to a peaceful holiday in Sigiriya. You will instantly feel the warmth and splendour of the island at the reception area which is surrounded by exotic plants and flowers. The pond gives you a calming feeling while you enjoy your welcome drink. The meals at the Amaara Forest Hotel in Sigiriya is inspired by authentic local cuisine and fusion cuisine while dining here is always a wonderful experience. The hotel boasts of a few outdoor and indoor dining venues including the Kaya Restaurant and Terrace and the Karanda Terrace. The pool is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a dip or laze around all day under the sun while the Illuk Pool Bar offers you an assortment of snacks and beverages to enjoy. The Araliya Spa is a fine venue to enjoy an invigorating massage after a long and tiring day of exploring. Well trained therapists offer you a range of massages to rejuvenate your body and soul.
From exploring National Parks to admiring ancient monasteries, the surroundings of the Amaara Forest Hotel in Sigiriya has a lot to offer. About 9km from the hotel is the ancient Rock Fortress of Sigiriya which once was the home to King Kasyapa. The ruins of his palace can be seen at the top if you climb this massive monument. A UNESCO World heritage site, locals and tourists flock to witness this landmark throughout the year. Safaris can be organized to the Minneriya National Park and the Kaudulla National Park where you can witness large herds of elephants gathering to quench their thirst. Other types of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and butterflies can also be spotted if you are a true nature enthusiast. A village tour can be organized while you can enjoy a hot air balloon ride which is ideal for the adventure seeker. Other places that you can visit include the Pidurangala Rock, the Ritigala Monastery and with time in hand, even the sacred cities of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura.