I stayed at The Last House with my 3 daughters and mother Oct 2012 for 3 nights and it was wonderful.
The house is set right on the beach and the location is stunning. The house is very well furnished and the overall atmosphere is calm and serene. The staff were excellent and catered to all of our needs which included copious amounts of homemade banana cake for my 3 hungry girls ages 6,9 and 12. In fact all of the food was amazing in particular the delicious breakfast.
We travelled direct from the airport to Tangalle and the 5 hour journey was tiring after an overnight flight but The Last House was worth it. I have stayed in some beautiful hotels over the years but The Last House stands out as one of the best places I have stayed. Could not recommend it more highly - the journey is worth the effort.
- 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 venue for your Sri Lanka beach wedding.The Last House 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