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Lunuganga
Ranked #15 of 25 Hotels in Bentota
Reviewed 13 April 2010

While reading the reviews of another hotel in Bentota I read a reviewer's comment about how in Bentota the highlight of their trip was visiting the Geoffrey Bawa estate and how when they visit Sri Lanka next they would make it a point to stay there, which had me, intrigued. I have always preferred a boutique style hotel over more conventional and commercial hotels and Lunuganga did not disappoint. It is much more than just a boutique or a specialty hotel. Lunuganga was the labour of love and the personal retreat of Geoffrey Bawa, a world renowned architect, who started developing the estate in 1948 and continued to do so till 2003. Everything that is present in the estate has Geoffrey Bawa’s mark on it and has a story behind it. I stayed here with my boyfriend for one night in December 09 and really regret not staying any longer. This garden estate spreads out on more than 25 acres of land and is surrounded by a lake on three sides. The hotel has six bedrooms and we stayed in the main guest room - the only room with air conditioning though we did not have the air con on much and we didn't miss it either. This room was huge with its own private courtyard. After lunch, which was the most delicious spread of Sri Lankan food, we were given a personal tour of the entire estate and had the opportunity to see the whole house including all other guest bedrooms. Every room is unique and extremely different from the rest of the house and every room and the house is full of gorgeous art and antiques. The gardens and the house create a surreal experience that cannot possibly be described. The Lunuganga estate is an architectural wonder and an experience that no one travelling in the area should miss. The rooms range from 200 USD to 350 USD a night with breakfast included. Lunuganga also provides tours of the estate for visitors along with lunch if prior bookings are made. I would definitely be going back all the way to Sri Lanka, a wonderful country in itself, just so to visit Lunuganga and would go as far as to say that in terms of experience, this was the most interesting hotel I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 June 2017
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Room Tip: ギャラリー・スイートが良いと思う。何より早い予約が必須。
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2016
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Room Tip: Nous avons vu uniquement notre chambre la Gate room, c'était très bien.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2016
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Stayed: April 2016
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Additional Information about Lunuganga

Address: Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Hotel Class:4 star — Lunuganga 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lunuganga Hotel Bentota

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