Originally known as the `Mohotti Wallawwa’, this wonderful manor house has courtyards and verandas, and was originally refurbished in 1970 by Sri Lanka’s iconic architect, the late Geoffrey Bawa. It is now under the loving management of Shanth Fernando, a Sri Lankan lifestyle designer and entrepreneur whose other commitments include The Gallery Café, one of Colombo’s leading restaurants, and Tintagel, an exquisite boutique hotel in Colombo. Shanth’s signature design and creativity has transformed The Villa Bentota into a beautiful boutique hotel with 15 luxurious rooms and suites. Villa Café, the restaurant, serves sumptuous fusion cuisine and is open to non-resident guests. The extensive coconut grove estate stretches all the way up to the beach, divided into two sections by a railway line which runs across the property. The villa itself is situated within walled gardens ensuring plenty of privacy. Villa Bentota is ideal for a romantic wedding or family gathering and can be booked in its entirety.