Banana Rest

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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alexandra_h alexandr…
45 reviews
Surrounded by nature and close to the rock Feb 10, 2012
We had already found a hotel in Sigiriya, unfortunately it was so popular that there were no more rooms. Our pushy driver had an idea: Banana Rest.

It is a land with a house and restaurant of a former movie star. Or at least that's what Muthalif, our driver tells us. It resembles a campsite. And you're feel like you're middle of nowhere. Here you're totally surrounded by nature.

We got to see a double room. It was very simple, but provided with basic stuff like the air conditioning and mosquito net. Bathroom was as simple. But everything was very clean, nothing to complain about (if you don't mind to share the room with the frogs and gecko's).

Only there were three of us and just two beds in the room. We asked for a triple room. They didn't have one, but they also thought we could perfectly share two beds together. That was little too cozy we thought. We were about to leave and search another hotel. Then we were offered to take both rooms. We negotiated about the price and stayed. Basically we had the whole cottage with a lake view to our self.

We were the only guests. Only during the diner there was a group of curious male drinkers next to us.

Diner was delicious! Probably the best so far. Too bad the waiter was unashamedly scratching his balls all the time.

Sleeping comfort lacked. Not only the beds weren't fine, the lights went on and off several times during the night.

It's not the most comfortable place but it's homey and rural with good curries for dinner.
One of the beds
our terrace
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