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Kassapa Lion's Rock

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  • About this holiday

    Kassapa Lions Rock is a fantastic base from which to explore Sri Lanka's cultural Triangle. Expressions holidays recommends this peaceful hotel as our budget option in our Highlights of Sri Lanka Touring Holiday. Located in a quiet position this well maintained hotel offers spacious individual bungalows with large en-suite open roofed showers. The extensive outdoor pool is set in beautifully manicured gardens and this is a wonderful hotel in which to unwind after a days sightseeing. Take a walk through the undeveloped country-side and experience local Sri Lankan village life. This is a friendly, welcoming property which boasts direct and uninterrupted views to the UNESCO protected Sigiriya Rock.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room 
    £1,080 for 7 nights 
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1087

    Our opinion

     Kassapa Lion's Rock is great for families and all those who want good tourist-class accommodation close to nature and near to the UNESCO World heritage sites.

    Hotel description

    Situated in rural landscape with views of the magnificent Sigiriya Rock in the distance, Kassapa Lion's Rock offers comfortable chalet-style accommodation in the heart of the Cultural Triangle. Opened a few years ago, the hotel has 31 modern, simply furnished, air-conditioned chalet bedrooms on ground level with en-suite bathrooms (semi open-air). Also in the lawned grounds are a swimming pool, reception lounge, viewing terrace and bar. In the open-sided restaurant, authentic Sri Lankan curries are the highlights of the buffets, though western food is also available. All produce comes from the nearby villages. Blessed with a dry climate and position on an open plain, Kassapa Lion's Rock sits in a natural amphitheatre for viewing stunning sunsets and clear, star-studded night skies. Bicycles are available for hire, popular in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the fierce mid-day sun. The flat terrain makes for pleasant walks and cycle rides around the neighbouring red-earth tracks, unravelling peaceful village smallholdings and a host of fascinating creatures and plants that thrive in the unique natural habitat of the dry zone. The naturalist member of staff will be pleased to identify the indigenous Sri Lankan and migratory birds spotted in and around the hotel. Kassapa Lion's Rock is an ideal base from which to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, and the national parks of Minneriya and Kaudulla, favoured stomping grounds of wild elephants.

    Location

    Kimbissa, Near Dambulla

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 4 hours

    Closest airport

    Colombo

    Room types

    The hotel has 31 chalets with TV, Mini-bar, Telephone, En-suite bathroom with open-air shower and bath. CD/DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board can be provided on request.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Kassapa Lions Rock include: Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool, Pool loungers, Observation point, Laundry, Souvenir shop, IDD telephone, Internet

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Bicycles for hire

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Places of interest near to Kassapa Lions Rock include: Sigiriya Rock Fortess and Dambulla Temple; Dambulla market; National Crafts Council Handicraft village; Popham Arboretum; tanks (reservoirs); rural life. Day trips to Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Ritigala.
    Activities nearby: Wildlife Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park, Kaudulla National Park; Elephant back rides, bird-watching, cycling, lake fishing, Hot Air Balloon rides
    Special Events Elephant gathering around Minneriya September/October

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children of all ages welcome.

    Minimum stays

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