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Swimming Pool At Aliya Resort And Spa

Aliya Resort & Spa

A paddy field spa hotel with spectacular views of Sigiriya
The Cultural TriangleSri Lanka· 96 Rooms · ££

Centrally located with beautiful views

A luxurious spa retreat surrounded by lush green countryside with options for adventurous hiking to Sigiriya for some of the best views in Sri Lanka

Sitting happily amongst picturesque paddy fields with a fabulous view of Sigiriya (also known as Lion Rock) is the beautiful Aliya Resort and Spa. Surrounded by forests where wild elephants roam free, the concept and design of the hotel pays homage to these majestic creatures. Decor is a pleasing blend of contemporary, minimalist style with a traditional Sri Lankan touch. All of the 96 rooms are large, simple and stylish with all the modern comforts you'll ever need on holiday. They range from modern deluxe rooms to wooden chalets, so there's something for everyone. You have a choice of four restaurants when dining at Aliya, offering international as well as Sri Lankan cuisine suitable for all tastes and palates, and the service is impeccable.

When staying at Aliya, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Sigiriya from the infinity pool, and sip your favourite cocktail as you bask in the sunshine and relax, reading your favourite book. If you want to see the famous rock up close (and climb to the top!) it's a lovely walk through the paddy fields to reach it. Another option is to revitalize your body and mind in the able hands of the in-house Ayurvedic doctor who offers a range of specialist treatments. Or go for a day safari at Minneriya National Park where you'll be able to spot herds of elephants and spend another day discovering the ruins at Polonnaruwa which is just an hour away from the hotel. And if bird spotting is your passion, then a day visit to Kaudulla National Park that boasts of an array of bird species is a must.

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