Hotel Nilwala

Set along the Bentota River that meanders through the heart of Bentota, 80 KM from the modern gardens of Colombo, ‘Hotel Nilwala’ is the perfect place to escape the city smog, pause and reboot, amid nature’s serenity.

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Woven around the tapestry of the jade-green waters of the Bentota River, ‘Hotel Nilwala’ appreciates a slow-flowing, languid-in-pace atmosphere. From cruising down the river on vibrant boats, to surfing the beckoning ocean waters of Bentota, one’s days will be entwined with the watery beauty of nature.

The Experience

‘Hotel Nilwala’ is appointed with 10 air-con guestrooms, 2 fan-cooled rooms and an air-con family room. All rooms are en-suite and furnished with amenities like a mini bar, chair and dressing table. Designed to sleep 4, the family room consists of 2 apartments. Certain rooms are equipped with a river-view balcony. Whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided, water sports and car hire services can be arranged at a surcharge.

The riverside restaurant at this nature hideaway dishes out delicious Ceylonese and Western gastronomic delights. For those wishing for a night revelry on the windy river bank, ‘Hotel Nilwala’ offers BBQ facilities. The breathtaking natural location of this cosy hideout has earned it repute as a great wedding hotel in Aluthgama. Inspired by ancient healing rituals and fragrant herbal blends, ‘Hotel Nilawala’ offers an array of Ayurveda treatments, designed to soothe mind, body and soul.

Around and About

Lovingly christened the ‘water sports capital’, Bentota, one of the most famed beach destinations in the isle, offers brine waters perfect for surfing, skiing and windsurfing. Partake in a boat safari in the magical Bentota River, scattered with mangrove swamps and little islets, a-burst with birdlife. Wander the scenic lawns and watch the art-filled galleries of the prestigious Brief Garden.

As the day fades away-like a softly-sung hymn, the river takes on the monochrome look of an old movie. A catamaran bobs on the waters like a shadow of a dream.

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