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Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Sigiriya Village, Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel, Sri Lanka



Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel.
The restaurant of Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya Village offers organic & local food: all meals are prepared using fresh produce directly from the hotel’s extensive organic farm. SigiriyaVillage takes pride in offering guests their own home grown fruit and vegetables.
All the herbal oils, scrubs, and wraps used at the on-site Ayurvedic  Centre for the therapies are prepared using herbs from the hotel’s own garden. Do not miss the opportunity to experience the indigenous, ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda, which provides the most natural methods of relaxing one’s body and mind.

Location: Sri  Lanka Holidays Sigiriya Village is located 169 km from Colombo & 165 km from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake Airport, the hotel is close to the Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya.

Setting:   “back to the nature style”. With a view of Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya village is comprised of small duplexes designed to blend it with their natural environment. The earth-toned cottages in clusters set in parkland so even during the high season, the gardens retain the serene atmosphere, mingle into the environment. Ideally, you too may avoid bright colours & wear cloths of matching colours & blend into the environment. Now, that cannot get any better.

Accommodation: 120 individually designed earth-toned cottages of Sri  Lanka Holidays Sigiriya Village brings in enchanting rural atmosphere, each with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and private verandah overlooking carefully nurtured gardens & ponds, are decorated carefully with themes symbolic of rustic life.

Facilities: Recreational facilities at Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya Village include a swimming pool with separate children’s pool The hotel further offers guests mini-golf, badminton, tennis and board games on the premises. Mini golf – Badminton – Tennis – Jogging track

Meals are served at the main dining area overlooking the swimming pool and the magnificent Lion Rock citadel Sigiriya which looms over the treetops. Traditional Sri Lanka rice and curry is a speciality here. Buffets – with Western and Eastern food — are served for breakfast and lunch. There is also an a la carte menu and room service menu.

Leisure: Bird-watching, Elephant ride & ttraditional dance and music troupes provide nightly entertainment within the main restaurant area.

Excursions: Lion Rock citadel Sigiriya (UNESCO World Heritage Site) (You are right there); Golden Dambulla Rock temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) (round trip 48 km); Anuradhapura, (UNESCO World Heritage Site) (round trip 164 km); Polonnaruwa (UNESCO World Heritage Site) (round trip 134 km).



Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Sigiriya Hotel, Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel, Sri Lanka


Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel
To be edited. Link to the hotel website still to be provided.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya hotel is located close to Habarana Road in the cultural triangle 62 km north east fromBandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Katunayake & 170km north east of Colombo.

Sri Lanka Holidays Sigiriya, a tranquil hotel amidst rich foliage is built with possibly the best view of Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site in Central Province of  Sri Lanka. The property is an ideal blend of nature & culture yet without a compromise of comforts of a luxury setting. There is a good range of wildlife in & around the cool woodland gardens


Hotel Sigiriya consists of 80 well furnished A/C rooms each with balcony & terrace with direct access to enchantingly landscaped garden with greenery all around. All rooms are provided with hot & cold water, telephone, piped music, fire place, cable TV, shower & bath tub & laundry facilities.


Among the main facilities are King Kassapa Cocktail Bar (A/C), Wild Otters restaurant, Ayurvedice Health Centre & Freshwater swimming pool with children’s pool bordering the jungle & offering a panoramic view of the Lion Rock Citadel Sigiriya.
The Interpretation Room is well equipped books (on culture, nature & historical attractions for your to engage in research), TV & DVD, a telescope for star gazing


Treks on elephant back, Bird watching trails – easy, medium & difficult trails. The hotel has been recognised as a bird-friendly one by the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

Elephant observation Safaris
A jeep safari at Minneriya National Park with abundance of wild elephants.

The recent brand ratings evaluated by Brand Finance Limited (Pvt) Ltd. and published in the LMD issue of April 2008, rates Sigiriya Hotel, among the top 100 Brands in Sri Lanka.








Sri Lanka Holidays Hotel Guide

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Riolta Sri Lanka Holidays Hotel Guide Sri Lanka Hotels Sri Lanka Hotels complement & supplement Sri Lanka Holidays to the hilt, no holds barred. Sri Lanka Holidays is a home of distinctive architecture.

“We have a marvelous tradition of building in this country that has got lost. It got lost because people followed outside influences over their own good instincts. They never built right “through” the landscape. You must “run” with the site; after all, you don’t want to push nature out with the building”

Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003)
Geoffrey Bawa followed up his words with deeds & built magnificent tourist hotels, splendid University of Ruhuna & Island in the sun, over the stream Parliament of Sri Lanka, Simamalaka Shrine of Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo in the tradition of ancient Sinhalese architecture.

Sri Lanka Hotels of Sri Lanka Holidays designed by Bawa during his lifetime, today run an extra mile to retain Bawa Certification. Geoffrey Bawa Hotels are the pioneer eco-oriented luxury Sri Lanka Hotels of Sri Lanka Holidays. In the backdrop of diversity & variety of tourist attractions of the ancient tropical island of Sri Lanka, the Land of Delights, Sri Lanka Holidays has something for everyone. The multitude of accommodation options in the wide spectrum of Sri Lanka Hotels rise up with great splendor to the grandeur of Sri Lanka Holidays. Sri Lanka Holidays serve expectations, interests & activities of yours to fullest extent, bringing forth the Total Holiday Experience (THE).

Then again, supplementing & complementing Sri Lanka Holidays, Sri Lanka Hotels play no second fiddle. Some of the Sri Lanka Hotels in the caliber of Vil Uyana at the Sigiriya Lion Rock Citadel  (A UNESCO World Heritage Site -WHS), Heritance Kandalama close to Golden Dambulla Rock Temple (WHS); Boulder Gardens on the fringes of Singha Raja Lion Rock Rain Forest (WHS); The Tea Factory close to Horton Plains (WHS); Amangalle, within the confines of VOC Galle Dutch Fort World Heritage site (WHS) of superior ecological & architectural splendor are Sri Lanka Holidays attractions in their own rights.

Amidst the numerous cultural attractions of resplendent Sri Lanka are Sri Lanka Eco Master Hotels spanning across the wide spectrum of accommodation: conventional hotels, boutique hotels, rest houses, guest houses, villas, lodges and camps. Bordering the pristine beaches & in the shade and shelter of vast coconut groves of Sri Lanka Holidays are Sri Lanka Beach Master Hotels, rest houses, boutique hotels, guest houses, villas & lodges. Amidst the seamless tea plantations are Sri Lanka Colonial Master Hotels that consist of rebuilt or renovated colonial bungalows.

Then again in the Central Highlands of salubrious climate & magnificent landscape of the ancient tropical island of Sri Lanka are Sri Lanka Highland Master Hotels that run across the entire gamut of accommodation: conventional hotels, boutique hotels, villas, lodges, rest houses & guest houses, all nestled high up in the hills. Sri Lanka Hotels built in a wide array of architecture, mostly with the eco concept to the forefront, have taken a leaf from Sri Lanka Holidays to create the synthesis of the Total Holiday Experience in the ancient topical island of Sri Lanka, the Land Of Delights.

We reveal for you to revel in My Sri Lanka, Our Island, The Resplendent Island.

“Dear me, it is beautiful. And most sumptuously tropical.”

That was Mark Twain’s comment when his ship reached Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1896. Sri Lanka

The Land of Delights Riolta Lanka Holidays (Pvt.) Ltd., Lakshapatiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka & Ivory Gardens, Kandana, Sri Lanka Proudly Presents Riolta Sri Lanka Hotel Guide To The Vast Range Of Accommodation, Legendary Hospitality of The Sinhalese.

My Sri Lanka, Our Island Will Prevail!

Hail the Heroes of the Nation & Prince Diyasena of “Revolt in The Temple” (April 1953), the maestro of “The Turn of the Screw” at “The Turn of the Tide” from 26th July 2006 at Mother River, Our Mother Lanka, to 19th May 2009 at “The Sea of Conches”, My Sri Lanka, Our Island.

This Land is My Land; This Land is Our Land, from Point Pedro to Dondra Head.

Sri Lanka Hotels Range of Accommodation Options
Sri Lanka Hotels spread over a wide array of hotels of international standing to budget accommodation.
The top of the flight luxury accommodation options range from five star resorts to handsome colonial mansions: eco-oriented hotels, boutique hotels, villas and tea estate bungalows. The high end luxury accommodation are in such close proximity to cultural, wildlife and nature attractions of Sri Lanka Holidays, staying in these hotels itself could turn out to be an overwhelming joy indeed.
You may enjoy the lavish hospitality of top of the flight 5 star accommodation or opt for Sri Lanka Hotels of lesser standing. The tourists can even go for budget accommodation at guest houses or rest houses. If you are travelers on your own, you may easily rent a room with an attached bathroom in a friendly family home. The tourists who wish to enjoy at Sri Lanka Beaches could put them up at beach side cabana style accommodation too.

But then again, Sri Lanka Holidays doesn’t feature dormitory-style accommodation at all, that is available, two a penny, all over in India. That is to say Sri Lanka doesn’t cater well for pot smoking shoe-string counter culture long-haired, scantily clad hippy-like smelly weeds of the affluent countries. Those narcotic addicted weird weeds could even be refused visa on arrival and deported in the very next flight. Drug smuggling could evoke capital punishment in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankans, the local tourists who love to tour their beautiful island, as a nation find their way into reasonable facilities of privacy, space, and room. And they would hardly dish out accommodation facilities that they themselves wouldn’t choose, to the foreign tourists. Having said that, I must hasten to stress, in comparison to other Asian destinations, Sri Lanka Hotels rates, as a convention, produce high value for your hard-earned money. With numerous accommodation options available, you are free to enjoy the best Sri Lanka has to offer for a fraction of the price that your highness would pay in the western countries. You are treated right royally at Sri Lanka Hotels.

Eco-oriented Hotels & Lodges
Pride of the parade of Sri Lanka Holidays is taken by eco-oriented hotels designed by Sri Lanka’s foremost architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919–2003). Among the numerous modern hotels, the stunning sophisticated hotels with eco-orientation stands out like beacons of Sri Lanka Holidays: they are tourist attractions of their own right. In addition to Geoffrey Bawa hotels, Sri Lanka boasts of numerous other eco-oriented luxury Hotels.
Developers of Sri Lanka Holidays have risen up to the occasion caused by modern trend towards eco tourism to reap the benefit of its outstanding eco tourism potential. Sri Lanka is one of the 34 bio-diversity hot spots of the world. The latest grand scale hotel development project is Dutch Bay Resorts of “Kalpitiya Integrated Tourism Development Project”, the newly launched eco-oriented mega tourism project of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Hotels rates
Sri Lanka Hotels rates are at a slight variance during the year: the main tourist season during November to March records the higher end of the rates of Sri Lanka Hotels throughout the island, significantly in the western and southern beach resorts. But then bargains galore in the off seasons. During the month of April Sri Lanka Hotels and guest houses are in heavy demand in Nuwara Eliya, the prime colonial sanitarium of Central Highlands. Then again the tourist season for eastern coast (April to September) also records higher rates though confined strictly to the Sri Lanka Hotels in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.Take a leaf from the book of Sri Lanka’s heroic Defence Forces: nothing is impossible. bunpeiris


Club Bentota

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Location of Club Bentota
Club Bentota is located 100 km south of CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International airport (BIA), 62 km south of Colombo at Bentota Bay Beach, of which the neighboring beach to the north called Beruwale heralds the 132km stretch of Sri Lanka’s southern coastal line replete with palm fringed pristine bay beaches of soft garden sand.

Club Bentota Hotel, Sri Lanka Holidays

Setting of Club Bentota
Built on 80,000 sq. meters of coconut palm shaded garden in the peninsula framed by the Indian Ocean and Bentara River at Bentota, Club Bentota is a secluded beachfront hotel. The guests arrive at Club Bentota by crossing the Bentara River at Bentota by boat as if in an attempt to leave the rest of the world behind them.

Club Bentota, Sri Lanka

Sustainable tourism (Green i.e., eco) credentials of the hotel: to be edited.

Type of hotel and star ranking: 3 star beach resort hotel

Accommodation at Club Bentota
150 tastefully decorated air-conditioned rooms with piped music, IDD telephone etc. All rooms have attached bathrooms with h/w showers and balconies with river front views.

Club Bentota Hotel at Bentota, Sri Lanka

In-house facilities at Club Bentota
Shopping arcade is well stocked with lovely scarves and garments created from colorful batik; hand crafted folk dancing masks; coconut-shell handicrafts, T-shirts made colorful with images of Sri Lanka
Cyber Café equipped all modern requirements of an office: internet, direct dialing facility, photocopying and faxing
Travel desk is open to arrange excursions and trips for the guests.

Club Bentota, Sri Lanka

In-Room Amenities at Club Bentota
Air conditioning with temperature control, King sized or twin beds, Extra blankets and towels, Digital Safe, Mini-fridge, Ceiling Fan, Smoke Detector, Full length mirror
TV with satellite channels (including Russian channels),Telephone with International Direct Dialing,
Private terrace with wooden chairs and stool
Writing Table and Chair, Bedside lamps and drawer, Cushioned footstool, Lounge chair and stool, Wardrobe, Luggage Stool
Separate stand-in shower cubicle with hot and cold water, Bathroom closet, Hair dryer, 110-220V electric shaver outlet, Toiletries
Baby crib on request
Free bottled mineral water

Club Bentota, Bentota National Holiday ResortFacilities at Club Bentota : Dining
The large open-air terrace garden restaurant featuring vaulted ceilings and vintage décor spacious enough to accommodate is pleasantly set up to bring in panoramic views of the River Bentara Ganga at Bentota.

The buffet with a range of exquisitely prepared Eastern and Western cuisine is spread around an oven that supplies a variety of freshly baked bread.
Dinner on the Barge
Every Saturday, a three course lobster dinner on a barge can be scheduled for resident guests at Club Bentota. Entertained by a Calypso band, accompanied by a chef and five member staff, the dinner lasts for two hours while the barge cruise in the River Bentara Ganga at Sri Lanka Holidays Bentota.
Theme Nights
Let Club Bentota’s theme nights take you on a culinary adventure around the world: Around the World; B.B.Q Night; Canton Night (Chinese); Chef’s Night; Creole Night; English Night; Frankfurt Night; Goven Night; International Night; Southern Sri Lankan Feast; Dinner on the Barge.

Club Bentota, Sri Lanka

Sports & Leisure at Club Bentota
Large swimming pool with kiddies’ pool, deck chairs and sun shades. Tennis court with floodlight, table tennis, beach volley, aqua gymnastic, jogging, water sky, wind surfing, jet scooter, diving, deep sea fishing, river cruising, water polo, pool animation, theater animation.

Water sports facilities at Club Bentota
Club Bentota has offers a range of water sports including wind surfing, water skiing along the river, deep sea fishing with the local fishermen and diving. Other activities include riding along the river on a Jet Scooter, water polo, aqua gymnastics, beach volleyball, tennis, table tennis, an open-air discotheque, theater animation and children’s play area.

Diving lessons at Club Bentota
When it comes to water sports and water-borne adventure, Club Bentota goes the extra mile: Ypsylon Diving Centre (since 1982) at Bentota is engaged by Club Bentota to offer free diving lessons for the guests on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The professional divers equipped with diving gear train all in diving techniques.
Club Bentota is open to make bookings for deep-sea scuba diving expeditions.

Excursions off at Club Bentota
Sailing in a local wooden fishing boat (catamaran) with fishermen
Taking a boat ride along the tranquil River Madu Ganga past quaint rural neighborhood brings in a refreshing perspective of the environment of a wet land eco system.
Visiting Bevis Bawa’s Brief Gardens close to Kalawila village north of River Bentara Ganga and Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga Gardens at Dedduwa lake south of Bentara Ganga.
Visiting Kosgoda Marine Turtle hatchery, a conservation project set up to protect endangered Marine turtles enlighten you with life of this ancient creature.
Visiting Ariyapala Mask Museum at Ambalangoda of intricate & vibrant folk masks of the Southern provinces of Sri Lanka provides you all an introduction to the traditions of folk dances. Masked dancing is also performed here regularly.
Visiting VOC Galle Dutch Fort, the fortress city founded in the 16th century is a must visit Sri Lanka Holidays attraction in a tour in Sri Lanka for those interested in colonial period.
Visiting local markets, temples, Batik & antique shops is an ideal way to pick up souvenirs.
Masked dancing is also performed here regularly.
Visit Mitiyagoda’s gem village where the semi-precious moonstones are mined and turned into intricate pieces of jewelry.


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