A beautifully appointed colonial mansion, Bethany 101 has been lovingly converted into a boutique hotel. Complete with original antique furniture, its location is perfect for visiting Wilpattu with its healthy population of leopards and sloth bear.
A Colonial mansion with access to Wilpattu
Furnished with original antiques
Family run for more than 150 years
Set in beautiful gardens with a delightful pool
Located only 2-hours from Colombo and just 30-minutes from Wilpattu National Park, Bethany 101 offers ideal accommodation for those looking for something with a bit more character and boutique feel from which to explore Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife. The property is perfect for couples or larger families who can take out the villa on an exclusive basis. This converted mansion, which has been owned by the same family for generations, houses original antique furniture and is set in beautiful gardens.
The property consists of just 6 rooms, simple in style with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and four-poster beds. For those looking for a little more space, the Master Room is ideal. There are no televisions in the rooms themselves, however, there is a large TV room with an extensive collection of DVDs and bluerays which is great for younger guests. Parents can enjoy a glass of wine in the garden whilst their little ones watch a movie. The pool is beautiful and lined with flowering frangipani trees, creating a tranquil setting.
Dining is a personal affair with no set menu, allowing for a very relaxed atmosphere. The chef will meet you and discuss your likes and dislikes, tailoring his food around your requirements. Weather permitting, meals are served outside in the garden or on the antique dining table inside.
When to visit
A visit to the salt farms and nearby Muslim community is definitely worth it as you see a different side to Sri Lanka
Bethany 101 is located in Puttalam in North-West of Sri Lanka, just 30 minutes from Wilpattu National Park. Great option to combine with the north and east of Sri Lanka, sitting just a 1-hour 30-minute drive from the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
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