The Villa Bentota by KK Collection
Set on a former coconut plantation and just a stone’s throw from a dazzling golden-sand beach, is Sri Lanka’s first and one of the most sophisticated boutique hotels. The Villa Bentota by KK Collection is a unique and private beach-side hotel located just a 90-minutes drive south of Colombo in the charming beach town of Bentota.
Converted in the 1970s by world-renowned and iconic Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, it is today managed by British expat George Cooper and his team. The Villa Bentota by KK Collection comprises of 15 individually designed rooms and suites scattered around the grounds, all beautifully decorated in the typical Paradise Road interiors, with carefully selected Sri Lankan antiques, over sized jute rugs and geometric fabrics. The rooms also come with modern amenities and fantastic services.
With the beach just on your doorstep, there’ll be plenty to keep guests occupied. From December to March the beaches in Bentota are perfect for swimming and at other times of the year, surfing is possible, or just enjoy the coast for long walks along the sandy beaches! Just ten minutes down the Galle Road, Bentota Lake provides the perfect location for other water sports such as kite surfing and jet skiing. You can also take a private boat out into the mangroves for bird and wildlife spotting. For those who want to enjoy the comfort of the hotel, there are two swimming pools in the grounds by which to relax. There is also a massage room for that extra indulgence. The food is particularly good and includes Sri Lankan, Southeast Asian and Italian dishes.
A narrow-gauge railway runs at the bottom of the garden, and trains trundle past at various points of the day – fortunately most people find it adds to the charm of the hotel rather than being a disturbance. The Villa Bentota by KK Collection is an excellent choice for honeymooners or those looking for a bit of romance, and works perfectly at the end of a Sri Lanka tour for a spot of beach relaxation.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India