The Last House
Style Breezy Bawa beachpad
Setting Serene Seenimodera
It takes just seconds to be seduced by Tangalle boutique hotel The Last House. Designed by legendary Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, this luxury seaside escape was his ultimate commission, and is a true representation of his work, where airy, antique-filled interiors spill into alfresco spaces as if no boundaries exist at all.
Need to know
- Rooms Six.
Double rooms from $140.00, excluding tax at 24.25 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency ($140) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include a full English or Sri Lankan breakfast. Full board costs US$45 a person each day; half board is US$30.
- Facilities Gardens, free WiFi in public areas, iPod dock. In rooms: local toiletries.
- Poolside Set within a frangipani-fringed courtyard, the pool is surrounded by sunbed-topped lawns with views to the jungle beyond.
- Check-out 11am, but flexible subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, but again, it’s all pretty informal.
- Children Very welcome. Baby cots can be added to any of the double rooms for free, and extra beds for older kids cost US$65 a child, including breakfast. More...
- Also Smoking is only allowed outdoors.
Food and drink at The Last House
Secluded at the side of the house, the dining room has timber tables that spill out onto a pillared veranda and overlook the sea. Chef Ananda is well known in these parts for his superb dishes – standouts from the diverse Asian-fusion menu include crab curry and mullet with dhal sauce.
- Dress code Sarongs and shorts – super laid-back beach attire.
- Top table Ask the staff to arrange a barbecue and pitch your table beachside for romantic alfresco dining.
- Last orders Midday for dinner orders so Ananda can sniff out Tangalle’s freshest market produce and have time to prepare. As long as the kitchen has supplies, simple snacks can be requested up until you head to bed.
- Room service This isn’t a traditional hotel so you won't find a phone in your room, but there’s always a member of staff on duty to serve you snacks and brews until bedtime. As soon as you drift off, so do they.
- Hotel bar Alcohol isn't served here, but you can BYO booze for free. Local spirits and beer can be bought nearby, but wines and international liquor are best sourced from Colombo, or better still, from the duty-free shop at the airport when you arrive.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
The Last House Pubudu Mawatha, Seenimodera, Nakulugamuwa, Tangalle
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Our favourite rooms
We love them all, but pushed to pick we’d nab the Main House double for its superb sea views, wraparound balcony and blissful bathroom with ocean-ogling tub. Ground-floor Moonamal comes with its own alfresco tub with overhead shower, and stable doors that open right onto the front and back lawns. Na drinks in views of the jungle-edged lagoon and has a superb peep-hole that gazes through the house, over the garden and out to sea.
A stash of magazines and books for poolside flipping and some oh-so-floaty threads.
The hotel doesn’t have a spa but a visiting masseur can be rustled up for a rub down.