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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed January 18, 2017

As we visited in peak season, we paid for the tour. It isn't worth it. If you are going for free, go for it. It's a must visit place. You don't have anything to eat there or nearby. Make arrangements for that accordingly.

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Hove, UK
Reviewed January 10, 2017

A friend and I stayed here for a night. We wanted to experience some luxury, not knowing that much about Sri Lanka's most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. It's a tuk tuk ride away of about 15-20 minutes from Bentota or Aluthgama stations. You need to clang the bell (one of 14 on the site, each with a different sound) at...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Our tour was planned starting at 9:30. We left Bentota Beach by Cinnamon around 9:15 and reached 9:30.But the tour didn't start. We waited for start about 30 minutes. The Garden tour (not include lunch) costs 1250 SLRs. Since our tour had so many talkative individuals, it took 1 and half hours. Bawa's garden was so impressive and beautiful.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 8, 2017

A visit to this property is a must but it is a bit difficult to get to and not well signed. Book in advance and have a guide meet you at the gate. Geoffrey Bawa has created this wonderful garden over forty years. Another tip is to take plenty of anti mosquito lotion with you as due to its proximity,...

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

We were very excited to visit Lunaganga estate and unfortunately couldn't get a booking to stay here. Never mind we thought - we'd visit for lunch and go for a garden walk. Little did we know the hosts here are so unwelcoming. First they told us that they could not accept outside guests for lunch because they were full up....

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

There are no signs to this place and even when you get there you don't know you have! And then you must ring the unlabelled bell above large metal gates and eventually ..and I mean eventually someone will come . Many people coming by tuk tuk had been lost on the way . 1250 R per person Your tour is...

1Thank Lib572
Reviewed October 3, 2016

With 10 friends this was a an obvious choice on our Bawa themed sojourn in Sri Lanka. The choice of curries with our rice and curry were unusual and well received. The attentive staff who later also guided us around the garden made the day memorable. The garden is certainly a national treasure in design and casual approach to plantings....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful garden and country house. A must stopover if you are traveling between Galle and Colombo. Not easy to access - which means you probably need to have a driver to get you here. The "design" of the gardens and views are quite interesting, but I found interior design of the garden house and some other rooms to be very...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed June 26, 2016

a day trip to geoffrey bawas home and estate was truly the high point of out trip to bentota.The guided tour was evocative and informative and the curry lunch was authentic and superb.Would also recommend a trip to Brief gardens , though its had to locate

1Thank 90meera
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Beautifully landscaped and self sufficient garden of Geoffrey Bawa who has designed some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. His home known as Lunuganga which means salty river in Sinhalese, the garden consists of an abundance of local trees including the gigantic Mahogany, Teak, Ebony and various other trees. The old cow shed and the chicken hutch are still...

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Additional Information about Lunuganga

Address: Dedduwa Lake, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Hotel Class:4 star — Lunuganga 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Lunuganga Hotel Bentota
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
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“Each room has its own charms - have a look on the website”
  • Second, downstairs room abundant with artwork, etc.
  • Four-poster bed
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“You need to check this very carefully”
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“just email first, all rooms are cool!”
 of 5 bubbles LinziXu, Dec 11, 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the glass house which was most comfortable with an ecletcic collection of furniture & art including a statue of Mary.”
 of 5 bubbles Polly255060, Nov 8, 2013 | Read review
“The room are all completely different, so you will need to look at te website to judge which is most suitable.”
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