We spent 4 nights at the Last House as part of our 2 week trip to Sri Lanka and I actually planned our itinerary around this hotel as we had high expectations. They were all met - except the food. The price of the food in my view was ok (unlike some previous posts) the issue was the lack of sri lankan food! The chef clearly has experience in a wide range of cuisine and has put together a fusion menu with two choices of starter, main and dessert each night and the food is nice. The problem is that we didn't come all the way to Sri Lanka to eat western food - we wanted to eat local food which didn't make much of an appearence on the menu when we were there and as everyone points out, you are quite isolated so there isn't much other choice.
That said we did find an excellent "shack' down the beach, which was called "sea dragon" and made excellent seafood and sri lankan curry and once we discovered it we ate lunch there each day.
This was really a beautiful hotel, on a beautiful beach which is pretty untouched. The only thing I would change is to put Sri Lankan curry on the menu! Also, aircon would be very welcome at night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's beach and chic at this Tangalle beach villa. As Geoffrey Bawa's final example of his infamous brand of architecture throughout Sri Lanka, this six-bedroomed seaside escape enjoys space, ventilation and barefoot luxury in a private location. Decor throughout the property is largely a mix of fresh white walls and grey polished cement floors, serving as a backdrop to a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture, all adorned with bright colours. Bedrooms enjoy views of the sea or a lagoon, set in tropical gardens with a central swimming pool. Whether with family, friends or as a couple, this Tangalle Hotel - The Last House is a truly serene tropical hideaway planted beside the Indian Ocean. It can be booked in part or as a whole house, and is staffed (including a chef) to accommodate up to 14 guests. Well suited for couples and families, and situated at the end of unspoilt Mawella beach. The house is also a perfect wedding hotel in Sri Lanka. The Last House Tangalle beach hotel provides for a quintessentially seaside holiday combined with a variety of wildlife, cultural and heritage destinations to visit on the south coast. From The Last House you can visit Yala National Park to see Sri Lanka's highest concentration of Leopards, see elephants at Udawalawe Reserve or visit the Turtle Conservation Area at Rekawa. Alternatively try whale watching from Mirissa, only 45 minutes away. Or closer to home, get aboard our Fishing Boat to try your hand alongside Mawella's fishermen, dive off the boat to swim or snorkel, or just observe the Blow Hole at Kudawella from the sea. For sights nearby, take a short trip to the Mulkirigala Caves boasting a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large and sheer rock formation in the surrounding forest. Also nearby, fans of Bawa's architecture should visit Ruhuna University and Claughton House. There's the Dutch Fort at Matara to warm you up before a visit to Galle and its own UNESCO World Heritage Site at Galle fort, also an oasis for some browsing and shopping in its' boutiques. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Last House Sri Lanka/Tangalle