This large hotel is situated 2 hours south of Colombo airport in a beautiful location at Wadduwa. It was originally designed by Geoffrey Bawa but has been substantially upgraded and added to on the last couple of years making it a fantastic 5 star hotel. Of particular note is the pool, which wends its way through the many palm trees and is said to be the largest in SE Asia.
Rock Villa is a beautiful converted 170 year-old Walauwa (Manor House) which sits in 2.5 acres of tropical gardens. Having been a totally renovated and upgraded very recently, together with the addition of a new wing that sits very sympathetically with the old building, this now provides very elegant accommodation with a modern twist. The single train track running at the site running at the bottom of the garden is hidden out of sight by the mass of luxuriant foliage, and is simple to cross over for a beach stroll or sea swim. It has proved to be very popular with our Honeymooners.
The Reef is located at Wadduwa some 2hrs south of Colombo Airport. This luxurious and spectacular villa has to be one of the most sublime beach villas that Sri Lanka has to offer. This is a totally idyllic hotel where the owners have thought of everything – from the acres of luxuriant tropical gardens, to the amazing detail in each of the Suites! You wont want to leave. It thoroughly deserves its many international accolades in the luxury category. We are pleased to include The Reef in our Luxury Tour of Sri Lanka.
This hotel was originally a colonial bungalow dating back to the 19th century but having been renovated it is now an extremely elegant boutique hotel which retains many of its original architectural features but does have a very contemporary feel to it with the use of black, white and natural colours. The 2 acres of gardens are shaded by many tropical trees, and there is a long slate lined the pool to relax by. The main Colombo to Galle railway runs between the end of the gardens and the beach- some can find this intrusive. The beach is a short walk away
This is a beautiful small boutique hotel about 10 minutes inland from Bentota in a peaceful location in the village of Kommala. The Doctors House is a 150-year old Walauwa (manor house where the Ayurvedic doctor lived) which is retained many of its splendid architectural features such as columns, central courtyard and verandah. All the rooms have antique furniture. The lush gardens are a real haven of peace and tranquillity, interspersed with tropical trees, a delightful pool and the dining pavilion. Weddings can be arranged here.
La Maison Nil Manel is a stunning colonial style small boutique hotel with 6 rooms exquisitely decorated with superb antiques from the Portuguese, Dutch and British former colonies with vibrant silks. Don’t miss the stunning sunsets to be seen from the beach which is a two minute walk (200m) down a small lane. The beach is actually very private and is several kilometres in length. If you are not too concerned about being right on the beach this is the perfect location to escape to!
They do not accommodate children under the age of 7yrs.