Paradise Road The Villa Bentota is a unique and private beachside hotel located 1.5 hours drive south of Colombo, set on 2 acres of land and housed in the ‘Mohotti Walauwa’, Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel converted in the1970s by world-renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa.

Offering 15 individually designed Rooms and Suites with all modern amenities and services, the original villa was refurbished and extended with incredible sensitivity to the original design by Udayshanth Fernando in 2007. Paradise Road The Villa Bentota is in keeping with Bawa’s original design, presenting an entirely different design and architectural ethos to the more stately heritage Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo.

With a sprawling coconut palm dressed lawn opening out to the sea, 2 swimming pools, a restaurant (The Villa Café), a Paradise Road gift store and an art gallery, Paradise Road The Villa Bentota is a must stop for all those traveling down the coast of Sri Lanka.


World-renowned Architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa, was originally drawn to this unique property in the 1970s, known as the Mohotti Walauwa. He was responsible for converting the then dilapidated ancestral home into Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel. During its refurbishment, Bawa sold the property but continued to keep a keen eye on its development.

It has changed hands several times since, but 30 years on it has acquired a new lease of life by Shanth Fernando of Paradise Road who took over the property in 2007. One and half years later, Fernando extended the property adding on a new wing and entrance pavilion, swimming pool and manicured the gardens. The bathrooms were re-worked and bedrooms modernized.

Paradise Road The Villa Bentota opened in December 2009 showcasing the property at its new best and has received prestigious press acknowledgement as a result. Due to the private charm of the property, it has been visited by such personalities as Sir Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant.

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The Villa Bentota

138/18 – 138/22 Galle Road
Sri Lanka