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Club Villa

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  • About this holiday

    Club Villa offers a home from home in Bentota, nestled amidst a coconut plantation just metres from the beach. Guests can venture out on local excursions or simply relax by the pool. 

    Client testimonial: "Charming with the railway running through the end of the garden. We would watch a train rumble through every half hour or so but not during sleeping hours. Absolutely enchanting."
    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 car transfers, dinner, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,600 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

    EXH952

    Our opinion

    A classic in Bawa design with a charming, laid-back atmosphere, like staying in a luxurious home.

    Hotel description

    Nestled amidst a coconut plantation, just metres from the beach, the unpretentious Club Villa encourages its guests to relax and treat it like home. Re-designed in 1980 by renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa, this 19th century Dutch colonial villa blends traditional period design with post-modern touches. As you wander through the discreet entrance to Club Villa and through the leafy corridors, decorated with stone columns and shallow pools filled with jumping catfish, a unique collection of colonial antique pieces sits harmoniously alongside modern art. The tropical walkways open onto a huge lawn dotted with mudilla trees and hammocks draped between palms. Occasionally, a Colombo-Galle train rattles by at the end of the garden, but does not destroy the sense of tranquillity of the villa’s grounds. Beyond the railway line and a row of vegetation lies a long stretch of sandy beach, presenting the perfect setting for watching the sun dip into the Indian Ocean. The menu offers a fusion of European specialities and traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, using fresh seafood and local spices, especially romantic when served by candlelight in the tropical gardens. The 15 rooms of Club Villa scattered around the grounds are simple and spacious, with Dutch colonial furniture and flashes of rich jewel colours from the hand-woven batiks and murals hung on whitewashed walls. Guests at Club Villa can venture out on local excursions to a mask-making factory or a turtle hatchery, try scuba diving or water sports, or simply relax by the pool and enjoy the laid-back luxury of doing nothing at all.

    Location

    Bentota

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 3 hours by car

    Closest airport

    Colombo

    Room types

    Number of bedrooms – 14 rooms and 1 suite

    Standard Room. Air-conditioning, En suite shower room, Veranda, balcony or bay window
    Deluxe Room. Air-conditioning, En suite shower room, Veranda, balcony or bay window
    Club Suite.  Separate living area and a patio facing the garden, en-suite bathroom has a jacuzzi bath, open-air rain shower, indoor shower, Air-conditioning, Veranda, balcony or bay window.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Bar, Swimming pool, Library with PC/internet connection, board games, Massage facilities, Weddings arranged.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Table tennis

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Club Villa are: Turtle Hatchery, Brief Garden, Galapita Vihara Temple.
    Activities nearby: Watersports at Bentota River – including waterskiing and jet skiing, scuba diving; Fishing; River tours
    Nearest shops and restaurants outside the hotel: In the Bentota area there are numerous hotels with restaurants and some tourist shops. There are general shops in Aluthgama town.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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