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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

With 10 friends this was a an obvious choice on our Bawa themed sojourn in Sri Lanka. The choice of curries with our rice and curry were unusual and well received. The attentive staff who later also guided us around the garden made the day memorable. The garden is certainly a national treasure in design and casual approach to plantings.... More 

Thank Hardwell
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful garden and country house. A must stopover if you are traveling between Galle and Colombo. Not easy to access - which means you probably need to have a driver to get you here. The "design" of the gardens and views are quite interesting, but I found interior design of the garden house and some other rooms to be very... More 

Thank Daniel T
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

a day trip to geoffrey bawas home and estate was truly the high point of out trip to bentota.The guided tour was evocative and informative and the curry lunch was authentic and superb.Would also recommend a trip to Brief gardens , though its had to locate

1 Thank 90meera
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Beautifully landscaped and self sufficient garden of Geoffrey Bawa who has designed some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. His home known as Lunuganga which means salty river in Sinhalese, the garden consists of an abundance of local trees including the gigantic Mahogany, Teak, Ebony and various other trees. The old cow shed and the chicken hutch are still... More 

2 Thank sandrachandra2000
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We rang a bell at a large gate and waited to be let in. It was the beginning of what was to be an amazing experience. Our accommodation was The Glass Room, The Guest Room Suite and The Gate House. All three were absolutely delightful and housed antiques and treasures. We appreciated the little extras like torches, cool boxes for... More 

3 Thank ManicDepressive
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Don't discount this National Trust historic ruins site as a place to eat, sleep and enjoy the beauty of the lakes and rolling grasslands. It is really worth the U$D 230 we spent to sleep in the studio packed with eclectic contemporary art; including sculptures, paintings and architectural wonder. The fee included dinner and breakfast; making it VERY affordable in... More 

1 Thank Wally S
Tourtour, France
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We have just stayed 2 nights at Lunuganga and it was among our favorite in Sri Lanka despite we stayed also in Bentota in another lovely Bawa property this one is very unique. It should not be considered as a hotel but as a secret to enjoy for those travelers looking for a a short or longer retreat and those... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Ever heard of Geoffrey Bawa ? Famous Sri Lankan architect who died 10 years ago, and was one of the most wellknow architect in Asia. Wether you do or not, don't miss Lunuganga. This place has a soul, which is miraculously alive thanks to two formers students of Geoffrey Bawa, Michael and Asha. Both are architects, both are knowledgeable about... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Lovely place, felt like being transferred back to Britain with a tropical twist. Lovely and informative guide. Amazing staff. Hotel rooms looked lovely, sadly no children policy so we could not stay. You can book yourself for lunch before visiting. Booking is essential as it will be cooked just for you. Don't miss if interested in design and architecture.

Thank SamakaLondon
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44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The country home of G Bawa - with the jungle trying its best to reclaim and the conservators to repel with dignity - the home and gardens are being preserved as best they can be. While the employees would like to make you welcome it appears they aren't entirely sure how to achieve same. For Australians the various paintings and... More 

2 Thank DTG59

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Additional Information about Lunuganga

Address: Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Hotel Class:4 star — Lunuganga 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lunuganga Hotel Bentota
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
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“You need to check this very carefully”
 of 5 bubbles DTG59, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
“just email first, all rooms are cool!”
 of 5 bubbles LinziXu, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the glass house which was most comfortable with an ecletcic collection of furniture & art including a statue of Mary.”
 of 5 bubbles Polly255060, 8 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The room are all completely different, so you will need to look at te website to judge which is most suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles Musician101, 24 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Call ahead and have the English-speaking staff explain the different rooms to you, so that you'll get the one best suited to your needs. Young children are not allowed.”
 of 5 bubbles labeet, 10 Aug 2012 | Read review
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