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Bethany 101 was built more than 170 years ago, at the beginning of the British Colonial era, and has offered its residents luxurious accommodation, world class cuisine, and an environment of inspiring beauty ever since. The manor’s décor is faultlessly classic and was meticulously renewed to its original splendour in 2013, incorporating many original antique fittings and furniture in the style of old Ceylon.We are happy to say that Bethany 101 is more resplendent today than it has ever been throughout its long history making it the premier boutique hotel in the Kalpitiya and Puttalam areas. The entire villa plays host to only six guest bedrooms, assuring you of a private and exclusively luxurious stay. Outside, commodious verandas with easy chairs sweep around the manor, offering an unobstructed view of an oasis like garden with an expansive lawn and an exquisite swimming area, all shaded by frangipani trees. Bethany 101 is a paradise boutique hotel and complete five star holiday destination. It has been our family home for generations, and our goal is to make it feel like your home as well. Our staff value hospitality and service very highly, and work to make every detail of your stay perfect. Nestled between the shore of pristine Puttalam Lagoon and the sheer majesty of Sri Lanka’s dry zone in the north western province, Bethany 101 is centrally located in Puttalam, just footsteps from town. We are also minutes from Kalpitiya, which is Sri Lanka’s premier dolphin and whale-watching hotspot. It also offers some of the best Kite Surfing in Sri Lanka. A short drive will take you to Wilpattu National Park, the island’s largest wildlife reserve, legendary for leopards and sloth bears. Anuradhapura, the greatest of Sri Lanka’s ancient capitals, is little more than an hour away, making it a comfortable and rewarding day trip.
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101 Colombo Road, Puttalam 61300 Sri Lanka
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport59 mi
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Stayed here for 2 nights with the family and booked the entire villa. Wonderfully maintained colonial villa with an amazing collection of antique furniture. Landscaped garden makes the pool very inviting. Chaminda and the team of staff were excellent and took good care of
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We spent the weekend with friends in Mid October booking the entire villa. The villa was clean and the staff super friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. At time I felt the western dinner menu's were on the small side especially for the boys. We requested a special crab lunch
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We had a relaxing time at Bethany 101 due to the kind attention of its staff, especially Chominda(Manager) who looked after our every need. Indika, Shonalia & Pasindu also were perfect hosts and it was Pradeep who made us some of the best food we have had in Sri Lanka! Our
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Stayed for 3 days after flight from UK. Rooms, grounds, food and service was excellent. Rooms and grounds were stunning, immaturely kept and very comfortable. Interesting colonial style decor. Good base for a trip to wildlife park and did some leopard spotting BUT the best
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Stayed with family of 5 (3 teenagers) in early August. A beautiful and clean hotel. However, the friendliness of the staff; levels of service and quality of food make this hotel stand out. Packed breakfast; lunch and tea and coffee at 4.45am before our trip to Wilpattu - no
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Hi Sue, yes all the bedrooms have attached bathrooms. Bethany 101 was rated in the top 20 villas in SL by Times Destination UK. Looking forward to your reservation. best wishes Azam
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Bethany 101 is within 40 km of the National Wildlife Park by the name of Wilpattu (literal translation "10 Lakes" or "10 waterholes"). This is one of the best wildlife parks in the country with a high probability of seeing Leopards. It is best that you enter the park as early as possible (opens at 6 a.m.) as this gives you the best opportunity of seeing these elusive felines. Bethany will gladly arrange excellent packed breakfast (if you intend spending half the day in the park) or even lunch (for an extended safari). Early morning and late afternoon (5 to 6 p.m.) are the best hours for viewing wild animals and the light is great for photography. My hobby is wildlife photography, so my comments are somewhat weighted with photography in mind. The food, accommodation and ambiance at Bethany is outstanding and a dip in their swimming after a safari is pure magic!
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It's just two hours (give or take depending on traffic) directly from the Colombo International Airport. I am sure that they do have an airport pickup service that can be arranged. You should call Keshini directly on +94 75610 1101. She was most helpful in arranging all aspects of our stay. If all else fails, a taxi directly from the airport to Bethany 101 should only cost circa 35 - 45 US$
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"Rooms next to pool is quite and large."
"Only 5 rooms all on the ground floor."
"Ask for a room away from the main road if possible"
"All rooms are quiet and peaceful"
"A room with a garden view is a good idea if you are a fan of mornings with a relaxing view."
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvincePuttalam
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