Boutique hotels in Sri Lanka began to appear around the turn of the century - about the time that Red Dot was born. It has been an exciting journey ever since as boutique accommodation in Sri Lanka has gone from strength to strength. The term has become much overused, but when we say "boutique" we mean it. Our collection of Sri Lanka boutique hotels gathers together properties of individual appeal: charming and intimate places with personalised service, high standards and distinctive appeal. Take a look below.
- Boutique Hotels
41 Lighthouse Street
Galle Fort, Galle Coast
41 Lighthouse Street is a charming three-bedroom villa tucked away inside Galle Fort. Offering a spacious living area, beautifully designed rooms, an exquisite swimming pool and well-maintained courtyard, this villa is a much sought-after sanctuary.
98 Acres Resort
Ella, Hill Country
The 98 Acres Resort is a 12 room eco-friendly, boutique hotel in Ella set amidst tea covered hills with magnificent views of the southern plains, Ella rock and Little Adam’s Peak. Accommodation is in individual stone chalets and the lounge and restaurant pavilion has breathtaking views.
Rathgama, Galle Coast
Aditya is another must-have property in Sri Lanka’s increasingly impressive boutique market. This artistic hotel oozes class and style and sits on a secluded stretch of beach in Rathgama, midway between the hedonistic beach resort of Hikkaduwa and the historic old town of Galle.
Amaloh Boutique Resort
Matara, South Coast
Amaloh is a luxurious boutique hotel offering 20 stylish rooms with the feel of a traditional southern home and an unhurried atmosphere just south of Matara in Polhena, a convenient base for the exploring the deep south.
Galle Fort, Galle Coast
Amangalla is a fabulous boutique hotel in Galle Fort seeking to offer the highest possible luxury in intimate, historic surroundings. The property is an amalgamation of buildings dating back over 400 years and offers excellent old-world luxury.
Ashburnham Estate is an old planter’s bungalow that has been caringly renovated by its British owners. It lies on a 98-acre working tea plantation in the village of Elkaduwa, about an hour from Kandy in the Knuckles mountains. Six comfortable ensuite bedrooms are sold by the room – a great choice for walkers and nature lovers.
Balapitiya, West Coast
Bay Villas is a stylish three-suite property overlooking the ocean in Balapitiya which promises a peaceful, private stay. It can be booked by the room or in its entirety.
Bethany 101 is a 170-year-old Moorish villa facing the tranquil Puttalam Lagoon in the north-west. This refurbished boutique villa has six bedrooms and is centrally placed to enjoy the natural splendor of the Kalpitiya peninsula as well as Wilpattu game park.
Bougainvillea is a peaceful holiday retreat in tropical gardens within Victoria Golf & Country Resort. Accommodation is in well-appointed bedrooms set within the main house and separate cottages opening on to lush green gardens and mountain views.