Club Villa Bentota, Sri Lanka - SLB003

Renovated to a very high standard and spaciously laid out this traditional boutique hotel offers 18 suites and a great location on the west coast.

18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 38

Stunning Club Suite
Large Swimming Pool
Air-conditioned Bedrooms
Wireless Internet
TV Lounge
Massage & Yoga On Request

"Exquisite! Club Villa is a wonderful place to stay, a real find. We cannot recommend it highly enough - from the elegant Bawa architecture to the delicious food, the warm and welcoming staff, the beautiful grounds and the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. It is just a delight. We absolutely loved it and look forward very much to going back soon. It was one of the real highlights of our trip to Sri Lanka." NH

"We had a fantastic holiday! Club Villa was perfect - very relaxed and low key but comfortable and quietly efficient too. The food was delicious and chef would do anything for the children (although most nights they enjoyed the delicious curry!)." SP

Club Villa is a chic hotel that forms part of the Geoffrey Bawa collection. It has a large garden and direct access to the beach. The owner describes the hotel as "neither a resort, nor a hotel. Instead it is a home away from home. In a setting that induces a sense of hypnotic relaxation, where every wish is anticipated and answered by discreet staff whose presence is felt rather than heard or seen."

The 17 room and suites have been renovated to include contemporary bathrooms and air-conditioning. Many feature a mezzanine floor, ideal for stowing your belongings or retreating to after a busy day by the pool. There are also a couple of interconnecting rooms ideal for families.

The hotel's show stopper however is the very special Club Suite, which is set away from the main building and has its own private garden, generously proportioned bedroom, separate living area and two attached bathrooms. Its ideal for a honeymoon couple or small family.

The hotel's swimming pool is located discreetly to the right hand side of the garden and is extremely beautiful. A short stroll away Club Villa's restaurant features a menu of both Sri-Lankan and European food, but the seafood is by far the winner. A specialty of the house is the BBQ and champagne dinner. This can be enjoyed privately for a small additional charge.

There are also several nice places to eat out locally and plenty to see and do. Bentota is a great area for those who like to be quite active with watersports, surfing, snorkeling, bike rides, fishing and kayaking on offer not far from the hotel. For those who enjoy a more gentle pace of life you can do a river safari, visit Beruwela fish market and temple, release newborn turtles at the conservation center in Kosgoda, take a drive in a open top Morris Minor to Lunuganga House and Gardens or catch a train along the coastal railway to Galle where you will find the UNESCO Dutch Fort. Please ask about booking these activities in advance of your stay.

Please note that there is a railway track that runs along the bottom of the garden at Club Villa. We think this is a wonderful addition and a privilege to watch the old trains trundle past loaded to the brim with passengers. It is said that you don't notice them after the first night, but still something to be aware of.