Bentota Walauwa Bentota, Sri Lanka
A marvellous heritage mansion set on sprawling gardens along the Southern coastline
Located by the beachside, an erstwhile ancestral ‘walauwa’, caught the fancy of Sri Lanka’s much loved architect, who refurbished the place into a beautiful boutique hotel
The interiors of this heritage mansion blend beautifully with the tropical surroundings - an architectural style that's bound to appease the senses and create a setting befitting a vacation.
The deep verandahs, patios, pavilions, courtyard and balconies, allow for continuous flow of space and light
The suites, in addition to being larger rooms, also come with private lounging around areas.
A view of the luxurious ensuite bathroom that comes with double sinks and a relaxed bathtub
Light streaming into the bedroom
Contemporary and modern finishes find their way into the superior bedroom suites
Most rooms have a cosy balcony/sit out area and offer calming views of the sea, while opening up to the verdant gardens or shimming waters of the pool.
The cosy standard rooms are great for a couple
Keep up with mails or browse around while seated at the hip work desk in your bedroom
A view of the most luxurious suite in the mansion
Beautifully designed spaces all around
Observe and admire the stark art-works, installations, curios and other artefacts that lend the villa its distinctive character while giving a glimpse into the rich Asian heritage and culture.
The sprawling manicured lawns dotted with coconut trees, double up as a venue of choice for celebrations and events - host upto 150 people without a worry
Very rarely does a place as boutique and private as this one, offer a choice of not one but two swimming pools!
For tanning or swimming laps, the larger pool set amidst the gardens, is perfect
Watch the sun go down or just enjoy the balmy tropical weather while at the gazebo
The chefs here are magicians who stir up some of the most flavourful and divine dishes that one can have in Sri Lanka.
The local dishes are a complete feast - try some of the house specials such as the lemongrass and ginger chicken or the innovative wasabi coated salmon.
Continue the celebrations at the bar while sipping on your favourite drinks
Take back a thing or two from the colourful in-house shop