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Aanawila,

Wilpattu

Price From : US $ 420.00

Introduction

Set amidst lush tropical wilderness in a sparsely-populated and beautiful part of the island, this is a nature lovers’ dream. Designed by Sri Lanka’s iconic landscape artist and architect, Laki Senanayake, Aanawila is an eco-friendly bungalow constructed of recycled materials such as old wooden railway sleepers. It has half-walls throughout to help keep the property airy and cool. Nature lovers will be thrilled with the open-sided lounge, where they will be awaken early by bird calls and lulled to sleep by crickets. The picturesque woodlands of Wilpattu are on the doorstep: be prepared for the occasional frog indoors or even a wild elephant roaming about in the gardens. Aanawila does not have grid electricity, but ample solar powered lights are available. A generator is used only to pump water to the in-house tank which ensures tap water in the bathrooms and kitchen. Aanawila can accommodate up to eight guests comfortably and is rented on a bungalow only or full-board basis.

Accommodation

There is a double room on the ground floor furnished with a double bed and a twin room on the upper floor. Both have attached bathrooms with outdoor showers. There is no a/c or fans in the bedrooms. Sleeping is also possible in the upper floor open-sided lounge. This area is fitted with a large L shaped polished cement platform that can be arranged with eight single mattresses and mosquito nets upon request. Red Dot recommends sleeping in the lounge area where it is much cooler.

Facilities

  • Eco friendly
  • Bird Watching

The ground floor has a living area furnished with comfortable recliners and planters chairs, a dining area with a 10-seater dining table and a small pantry. The upper floor consists of a lounge and open-air terrace. Anaawila has a cook who will prepare traditional Sri Lankan rice and curries, simple western dishes, or do a BBQ. Meals are prepared with village vegetables and locally purchased produce. Alcoholic beverages are not available but guests are welcome to bring their own. A man-made waterhole in the gardens attracts plenty of wildlife including deer, wild boar and the occasional elephant. Aanawila is a bird watcher’s paradise: over 100 species have been recorded in the surrounding area.

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Aanawila is a rustic wildlife bungalow with a prime position barely 1km from the entrance to Wilpattu National Park. Wilpattu is about three hours north of Colombo’s international airport.

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DATE RANGE BASIS PER NIGHT
14/12/2017 - 31/12/2017 Villa $ 420

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Important note on prices: Our price includes accommodation, all taxes and service charges. Some properties may quote directly without taxes and service charges which may add 29 per cent to your bill. Red Dot guarantees to match any lower published prices from other agents at time of booking. If prices are not available for a certain date, please 'Make an Enquiry' or contact us at enquiries@reddottours.com.

Reviews & Customer Feedback

Jan 16, 2016 : Not a very pleasant stay. Food was awesome.
Jan 11, 2014 : A special place – warm and friendly.
Sep 09, 2013 : Highly recommended.

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