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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect chill out environment after a long day sight seeing. The traditional food they serve is freshly cooked and delicious. The hosts are so welcoming and make you feel at home. Would love to come back again.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Taking you back to the olden days , living in a hut made entirely out of eco friendly materials. No wifi , no swimming pool , no tv but living with just nature around us , was so unique and so much fun. We made our own games and had just music to give us company.stayed with our kids aged...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is an amazing place where you could live very close to the nature. We stayed there two nights but wanted to stay more than that. Authentic Sri lankan Food and staff service is excellent . I recommend this place to my friends too..and we ll be coming back too.

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Cochin
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We booked a night for two rooms in the so called lodge and drove down to Kimbissa from Colombo. My partner fortunately / unfortunately did not make a payment or take directions on how to reach. We followed the Google map location and got lost a few times. Finally found the place thanks to a helpful local (remember, most locals...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Kumbura eco lodge and had a great time enjoying the open-air cabanas, waking up to the sound of birds and eating the delicious food Wageesha's wife cooked (we tasted sri lankan vegetables we had never had before which were incredible). We rented bicycles and spent an afternoon cycling around the area and Kandalama Lake. Extra...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Kumbura Eco Lodge is in such a beautiful location surrounded by wildlife and a lovely break from busy cityies. Our host provided us with a refreshing drink on arrival and was very attentive throughout our stay. Dinner at the lodge is delicious local food and we were asked whether we were vegetarian or liked spicy food so that the food...

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Could not have asked for more from my stay at Kumbura. The setting is beautiful, my room/tree house was incredible. Such an experience. The food is outstanding and all of the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more willing to go out of their way to help. The owner gave me lifts to various places, including Sigiriya Rock and just...

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

If you like nature and are in Sigiriya this is the place to go ! We stayed there for two nights in order to visit Sigiriya Rock (15 min drive) and Polonaruwa (1:15 min drive) and loved it ! Upon your arrival you are greeted by two brothers who own the place, and make sure you settle in. Rooms are...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Sigirya is not only A rock, on the contrary it's a amazing wild area. The surroundings of Sigirya and Kimbissa are very nice and quiet (look the enclosed pictures). So firstly : looking for a quite place ? Kumbura eco lodge is the best. Secondly who would not sleep in middle of the nature without wall surroundings by birds, monkeys,...

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

It was a tough call to choose 4 or 5 points for this place - after having decided for 5 here is what's great and what made me hesitate: Great: you basically live out in the open with just a roof over your head, which is a great experience in itself. Waking up to the sound of hundreds of birds,...

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At KUMBURA we wish to offer our guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the life and pace of village life. Just so you know, we are not a 5 star hotel... Our lodge is designed for the adventurous traveler who is looking for much simpler accommodation. Our bedrooms are set on a mezzanine floor with open sided walls, allowing air flow on hot nights. Each bed has its own mosquito net and yes, we do have electricity!! (Occasionally there are 'brown-outs' which happen in Sri Lanka from time to time). Each room has its own separate European style toilet and a cold water shower; very refreshing after a long, hot & dusty day of exploring! Downstairs we have lots of comfortable seating and a dining area. We serve our food informally, so it's OK to sit on the couches and lounge while you enjoy Ranu's delicious food!! The more relaxed you are, the happier we are!​​Situated only 3kms from the Unesco World Heritage site of Sigiriya and 16 kms from the ancient religious city of Dumbulla, Kumbura is set in the country village of Kibissa, which is part of an area known locally as the Elephant corridor. (And yes, occasionally we are visited by elephants looking for Jack fruit, young rice and bananas!) There are mainly farms that specialize in rice and root crops in the area; my family mainly produce rice. ​KUMBURA'S garden has a large selection of indigenous trees including king coconut, mango, teak, acacia, wood apple, palm and in late 2011 we planted a crop of 150 banana trees. We also have different types of palms, bougainvillea, hibiscus and grasses surrounding the lodge. We have a plethora of beautiful birds that visit our land; wild peacocks roam Kibissa and are often seen in our garden. Structurally, KUMBURA is built mainly of indigenous materials such as teak, mango and acacia woods, much of which was harvested from our land. The roofs are of woven coconut leaves, the half walls of natural local granite and wood fired mud bricks. It is built in the traditional style with open walls in both the living and sleeping areas which helps increase airflow and maximize light. Colourful Barbara Sansoni fabrics cover our furnishings and dinner-wear and other accessories from Colombo's Paradise Road bring a modern twist to your stay at our very simple but beautiful lodge. Food is our strong point and the ingredients for the dishes we serve at KUMBURA are either purchased from the local markets and when available, locally grown ingredients are used. Consisting mainly of vegetables and fish, our ever changing menu furnishes the guests with a healthful and delicious insight into Sri Lankan cuisine! Ranu, our chef (and my aunt), is going to make your stay here a culinary feast that you'll never forget! ... more   less 

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Address: Palutawa Road, Kimbissa | Sri Lanka, Sigiriya 0094, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Sigiriya
Price Range: $82 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are only three rooms and for two you will need to climb up a narrow stairway.”
 of 5 bubbles SureshM222, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One room is detached from the other two and offers a bit more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles vela71, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We didn't have wifi, but they may provide it now”
 of 5 bubbles cloeyhome, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We booked the two rooms and had the whole place to ourselves however we would have also been happy to share one of the large mezzanine rooms and share with others.”
 of 5 bubbles alisonq417, 20 May 2014 | Read review
“Better if your are alone in the facility or book the whole lodge with your friends.There are just two rooms next to each other and because of no walls you might feel uncomfortable with foreign people so close to you.”
 of 5 bubbles Elgema, 13 Oct 2012 | Read review
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