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Lunuganga

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Lunuganga
Ranked #6 of 20 hotels in Bentota
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It felt like a rare privilege to stay at Lunuganga. Our senses were awakened to the aesthetics. We came away mesmerised by the shades of green, shapes, proportion, balance - subtle beauty that we had not previously appreciated. The meals on the verandah were excellent with a sublimely understated backdrop. But the highlight was wandering the gardens alone early in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We did not stay at Lunuganga but enjoyed a wonderful luncheon set in the gardens of this amazing property. My 3rd visit - the charm & character of Lunuganga still prevails & the magic of the place is evident from the moment you ring the bell at the front gate & escorted through the wonderful lush grounds of the estate.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 hotel reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed for one night on a recent three week trip to Sri Lanka. It was the highlight of the trip. One night was simply not enough. The property, room and hotel personnel were all perfect. There was nothing that could have been changed or made better. It was that good. We stayed in the Gallery. I was initially concerned... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Our daughter,an architect, had stayed here with her husband in 2012 & told us that we must visit this special place. We were not disappointed. The trust has done a wonderful job in maintaining the property & managing Bawa's legacy. It was an honour to stay here. Sitting having dinner on the verandah, looking through the window forming branches of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lunuganga is a very special place, and was the highlight of our trip to Sri Lanka. We were seeking an escape from city life, and found that at Lunuganga. The gardens are incredibly beautiful; we spent much of our time walking and exploring. We had the chance to spot a troop of purple-faced leaf monkeys, who took us by surprise!... More

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Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was glad I did not cancel my two-night stay at Lunuganga. A recent review criticized the estate for being old and worn out, and I was foolish enough to have bought the "lies". Thank God I followed my heart and gave Mr Bawa's country home a chance... and boy, did I have an unforgettable experience! Lunuganga is NOT a... More

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Bellingen, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Lunuganga is a place of pilgrimage for admirers of Geoffrey Bawa’s architecture and garden design. Don't expect a slick international hotel, Lunuganga has the air of a gently decayed historic site ... there is no television, wifi, room service or a mini bar, just simple food and the sound of birds and the rain dripping from the trees. The rooms... More

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Hong Kong
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Geoffrety Bawa, the Sri Lankan architect, is held is almost religious reverence in the country, and students of architecture make a visit to Lunuganga, Bawa's former home, something on the order of a pilgrimage. Okay if that's what you like, but this is no place for anyone looking for an enjoyable holiday, and it is impossibly overpriced for what it... More

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India
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Lunuganga is truly a hidden gem. Close to the beaches of Bentota, it is the best that Sri Lanka has to offer in terms of beauty, serenity and service. Those interested in architecture and landscape design may want to read up on this lifelong experiment of Geoffrey Bawa. We stayed at Cinnamon Hill house, built in the characteristic style of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Lunuganga is so much more than accommodation. It is an experience that satisfies on many levels - aesthetic, intellectual and spiritual. To visit this special place is to feel like a privileged guest gaining a glimpse into the private world of a great creative mind. The wait staff were friendly going out of their way to help and those connected... More

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Also Known As:
Lunuganga Hotel
Lunuganga Hotel Bentota
Address: Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Hotel Class:4 star — Lunuganga 4*

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