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Sleep in the most unique accommodation in Bentota, in Geoffrey Bawa’s incomparable former home. Our nine individually furnished rooms and suites sit within independent, uniquely styled buildings dotted throughout the Lunuganga garden. Bawa added to the property serendipitously over four decades, carving out inspirational residences for visiting artists and his students of architecture, and blissful boltholes for close friends.

By staying at Bawa’s house in Bentota you’ll occupy a secluded niche of the estate. Rooms purposefully frame views of the garden, the lake, the treetops or of distant Buddhist stupas, and some of our suites also have private sit outs serenaded by the songs of exotic birds. All nine bedrooms are furnished and preserved in the exact same way that Bawa envisaged.

Honeymooners may be drawn to the expansive Gallery Studio, nature lovers to the treetop Glass House, while the Main House Studio sits closest to Bawa’s own room. Families could take all three rooms of No. 5 at Lunuganga, the 55-year-old former residence of renowned batik artist, Ena de Silva, and dear friend of Bawa, which was painstakingly transplanted from Colombo and reconstructed brick by brick in a far flung corner of Lunuganga.

The Geoffrey Bawa Suite

56 sqm

Previously closed off to guests, the The Geoffrey Bawa Suite is the original room occupied by Geoffrey Bawa at Lunuganga Estate. Located in the Main House, Bawa’s former suite is furnished with a king-sized bed, modern-day amenities, and a spacious living area adorned with a rare collection of original artworks, and his personal library.

Cinnamon Hill Bedrooms

Cinnamon Hill Bedrooms

25 & 30 sqm

Two breezy bedrooms sharing a freestanding building on the summit of Cinnamon Hill, around 250-metres from the main house, with double height loggia and Dedduwa Lake views. Each bedroom has a king-sized bed and an innovative, secluded open-air bathroom.

Glass House

Glass House

30 sqm

A unique glass-walled light-bathed room amidst branches on the top of a portico separating the entrance court of Bawa’s garden from the Eastern Terrace. This enchanting room is furnished with a queen-sized bed, planters’ chairs and Dutch period antiques.

Gate House

Gate House

40 sqm

This upper floor Gate House room nestles in a grove of trees and was one of Lunuganga’s earliest additions. Intimate and cosy, the room gazes into lush greenery and features a beautiful batik print by Ena de Silva.

Gallery Studio Suite

Gallery Studio Suite

60 sqm

This, our largest suite, formerly housed Bawa’s art collection and is a honeymoon-friendly space furnished with a king-sized antique four-poster bed. Located around 50-metres from the main building, it has a private courtyard flanked by weathered ochre walls.

Main House Studio

Main House Studio

40 sqm

This spacious, opulently decorated suite – formerly Bawa’s guest suite – sits opposite Bawa’s suite of rooms within the main house. Furnished with a king-sized bed and bathroom with bathtub, it has a sitting area that opens into a completely private courtyard.

Ena’s Bedroom

N0. 5 Ena’s Bedroom

25 sqm

One of three spacious guestrooms in the former house of Ena de Silva, which sits in blissful isolation on the edge of the estate. Located on the first floor, the room features a platform bed, delicate louvered window shades and traditional planters’ chairs.

Ena House Guest Suite

No. 5 Guest Suite

50 sqm

Located on the ground floor of the former house of Ena de Silva, a separate three-bedroom property located in a far flung corner of Lunuganga garden, this tranquil room features terracotta floors, whitewashed built-in furnishings, a king-sized bed and a private courtyard.

Ena House Master Suite

No. 5 Master Suite

35 sqm

This first-floor room in a separate three-bedroom house is a light-bathed suite with hardwood floors, delicate louvered windows and colonial-era furnishings. Formerly Ena’s husband’s bedroom, this is one of three guestrooms by No. 5 at Lunuganga that appeals to families or groups.

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