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“Former plantation houses set amidst 15 acres of gardens. Interiors are colonial and boutique in style with Geoffrey Bawa distinct monochrome floors. Bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture and four-poster beds. Shady terrace and cosy lounge. Authentic local cuisine served al-fresco. ”

“Former plantation houses set amidst 15 acres of gardens. Interiors are colonial and boutique in style with Geoffrey Bawa distinct monochrome floors. Bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture and four-poster beds. Shady terrace and cosy lounge. Authentic local cuisine served al-fresco. ”

Hotel Review

Once the idyllic southern retreat of famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, Lunuganga is a verdant oasis. Five gorgeous rooms, brimming with Bawa’s charming blend of antique furniture, contemporary pieces and artwork by some of the island’s most well-known creatives, are nestled amidst stunning gardens. Big, beautiful spaces are filled with sunlight, whilst little nooks invite reflective visitors to cradle a cup of tea and a good book. Stroll past cinnamon trees, spot blue-feathered birds and brilliant butterflies, and admire avenues bright with frangipani flowers. Alfresco dining includes lovely local specialties. Bawa delighted in bringing the outside in — art aficionados, nature lovers and travellers in search of tranquility will find themselves soothed and restored by the enchantment of Lunuganga.
Recommended for
  • Writing a novel
  • Savour the seclusion of this wifi free zone, with many a nook to read or write your next novel
 

Written by Saskia Walker

Recommended For

  • Writing a novel
  • Savour the seclusion of this wifi free zone, with many a nook to read or write your next novel
  • Watersports
  • On the nearby Bentota beach you can swim, dive, sail, surf, jet ski
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Hotel can organise boat trips according to your group
  • Sights nearby
  • Colombo and the Unesco World Heritage town of Galle
  • Learning
  • Discover the art of mask making in Ambalangoda
  • Wildlife Area
  • Check out one of the nearby turtle hatcheries
  • Snorkelling
  • Sailing
  • Other Activities
  • Scuba course
  • Riding
  • Diving
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is served; lunch and dinner on request
  • Beach nearby
  • Bentota beach is only 15 mins away
  • Restrictions on children
  • Over 12's welcome
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • Quiet
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Antiques
  • On an island
  • Full of character

Facilities

  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast is served; lunch and dinner on request
  • Restrictions on children
  • Over 12's welcome
  • Room service
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Massage
  • Garden
  • Private villas
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Watersports
  • On the nearby Bentota beach you can swim, dive, sail, surf, jet ski
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Hotel can organise boat trips according to your group
  • Sights nearby
  • Colombo and the Unesco World Heritage town of Galle
  • Learning
  • Discover the art of mask making in Ambalangoda
  • Wildlife Area
  • Check out one of the nearby turtle hatcheries
  • Snorkelling
  • Riding
  • Other Activities
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Scuba course

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