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The Last House - Luxury holidays to Tangalle, Sri Lanka

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  • About this holiday

    Designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa, The Last House is a quaint and colourful Sri Lankan house beside Mawella Beach in Tangalle. The luxury villa-style hotel offers a communal living experience for simple beachside stays with a swimming pool, direct beach access and a dining service.

    Client testimonial: "The most sublime experience. The staff were lovely, the setting restful and the food very good - we did not want to leave."
    Mr & Mrs C, April 2016

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private transfers and bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price for a luxury holiday to The Last House is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,570 for 7 nights
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1608J

    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    The Last House is a quaint and colourful Sri Lankan house beside the sparsely populated Mawella Beach in Tangalle. Designed by architect Geoffrey Bawa, The Last House is a fine example of local and traditional seaside dwellings, with striking yellow walls and turquoise door and window shutters oozing charm. Accommodating up to 14 guests in six bedrooms, it can be rented exclusively as a whole, or guests can choose to mix with other travellers for more social gatherings. From tropical gardens, a sandy pathway leads onto a secluded stretch of golden sand beside the Indian Ocean, but homely accommodation makes the most of the natural setting with plenty of open-air living spaces. A timber-framed, two-storey building, natural light and seaside breezes are exploited on large verandas which are perfect for sheltered relaxation day or night. At its heart is an interior garden with outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and blossom-strewn trees. To suit the vibrant external walls, interiors are filled with an eccentric mixture of clashing colours and fabrics, and there is an interesting mix of contemporary and antique decorative features. The centre of communal life at The Last House is the dining experience; evening meals are prepared by a local chef and served at a single dinner table, but the kitchen is also open for guests to help themselves throughout the day. Whether you book the house as a whole or one of the six guestrooms alone, your accommodation will be unique, colourful and full of the simplicity of beachside life. The most luxurious offering is the Cinnamon Hill Suite on the upper floor with sea and garden views and a large balcony which is perfect for private dining.

    Location

    Tangalle, beachside spot on the tranquil Mawella Beach

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Colombo Airport, 108 miles

    Closest airport

    Colombo Airport

    Room types

    The Last House offers four rooms and one suite to choose from, including two twin rooms. Alternatively, you can rent the house as a whole. In-room amenities include a king size bed, mosquito net and ceiling fan. An additional bed can be provided.
    Na – large double bedroom and en suite. Ground floor location to the rear of the property, overlooking a small lagoon with access to rear garden.
    Atteriya– Large double bedroom and en suite. Ground floor with sea views and doors opening onto front and rear gardens.
    Cinnamon Hill Suite Twin Room – Large twin bedroom with en suite and bathtub.
    Moonamal - Large double bedroom and en suite. Ground floor with sea views and doors opening onto front and rear gardens. With access to an outdoor courtyard with separate double-bath and shower area.
    Cinnamon Hill Suite Double Room – Large double room on the upper floor with a balcony overlooking the beach that is great for private dining.
    Whole House

    Hotel facilities and services

    Outdoor swimming pool, Dining service, Kitchen, Veranda, Living room.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Beaches of Sri Lanka’s south coast, Tangalle, Tangalle fishing harbour, Mawalla Lagoon, Kalameliya Bird Sanctuary.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children under 3 years stay free of charge in parents’ room or on a cot.

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of two nights applies.

    Other information

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