Exquisite Space and Exceptional Service

If Sri Lanka is the hottest destination on every discerning travellers’ wish list, The Long House by Taru Villas is the jewel in the crown that is Bentota. Besides its excellent location on one of the most unspoilt beaches on the South West coast, this private villa with its sumptuous interiors & charming staff offers a winning formula for total relaxation and indulgence.

The understated elegance of this uniquely luxurious residence and an uncommon level of service encourages you to immediately feel at home, ready to unwind and be pampered. 10 lavish bedrooms make it ideal for small groups of friends and family to reconnect and bond while holidaying together, yet with plenty of quiet space to retreat to.

Lovers of contemporary tropical design will be wowed by celebrated architect Anjalendran’s clean, majestic lines, and be blissfully transported by the gorgeous interiors; Taru Villas’ associate company Taru i.e. has created spaces inside The Long House using plush fabrics, stunning furniture and exquisite artwork by some of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after contemporary Artists, to complement the architecture.

Apart from basking in luxuriously appointed bedrooms and living spaces, guests of The Long House may choose from an array of activities– from a work-out at the well-equipped in-house gym, to professional in-house massage, from lounging poolside all day to tailored excursions and day trips for those who are eager to see more of Sri Lanka and understand her culture. If you vacation with family there’s a Playroom for kids, and a Music Room for the adults, with state-of-the-art sound and entertainment systems for movie nights in. As with the two neighbouring Taru Villas’ boutique hotels, each unique and different in their own ways, all three properties are distinguished by their connection to a magnificent, wind-swept, uncrowded beach, beyond the quirky train-track at the bottom of their respective gardens. It is this beach, with its fine sand and salty ocean breeze, that inspires and informs a fabulous group getaway.

Luxurious living, refined style and the gracious Taru Villas’ service makes for an exclusive and unforgettable escape at this villa.


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This stunning boutique hotel in Bentota offers a range of services and amenities. Here is a glance at what you can expect:


King size beds, in-room safes, A/C, overhead fans, cable TV, hot/cold rain showers, hair dryers, private terrace


A stunning broad, uncrowded Beach, a few steps over the single-gauge railway track at the bottom of the garden

Fully serviced property

with staff in residence at all times

Free WiFi

For those who struggle to "disconnect from the grid"


Spacious, open Dining Pavilion with bar and lounge


Professional massage therapy available

Airport Transfers/ Taxi Service

Our staff can help you organise your transport needs

Left Luggage

Travel lightly knowing your luggage is safely stored

In-House Laundry Service

Have your clothes laundered as you go

Cot and High Chair

Your Little Ones' needs are considered too


80 ft. turquoise pool with a child-friendly shallow end


Large garden with terraces and croquet lawn


If you choose to drive there is space for your vehicle


Enjoy having your room attended to each day if you choose

Organised excursions

We are happy to curate memorable experiences for you


We partner with reputable local businesses to get you the best water sports that Bentota has to offer. Why not earn your official PADI Diving Licence while staying at The Long House


Make use of the on-site Gym to keep up with your fitness schedule



Superior Rooms

The Long House


Premier Rooms

The Long House


Family Suite

The Long House

10 luxurious bedrooms with beautiful interior decor, furniture and art make it ideal for small groups of friends and family to reconnect and bond while holidaying together, yet with plenty of quiet space to retreat to.
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Rates Include:
Daily breakfast, tea & coffee throughout the day and WiFi.

Rates are in US Dollars. Rates are subject to Government Taxes and Service Charge. Government taxes are subject to change without notice.
Compulsory Supplements:
Christmas Supplement – US$ 75.00 nett per adult and US$ 45.00 per child

New Year Supplement – US$ 75.00 nett per adult and US$ 45.00 per child
Child Policy:
Children up to 3 years sharing parents’ bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 9 years may share parents’ bed or have an extra bed (subject to room configuration) at the rate of US$ 40 nett, including breakfast.

Children 9 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes
Extra Beds:
We are able to accommodate one extra bed in each of the Premier Rooms and two Superior Rooms located on the first floor. Extra bed & breakfast charge per person of US$ 91 nett
Payment Policy:
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% refundable deposit, balance payable 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings between 20th December and 15th January (both days inclusive) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for confirmation, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation received 30 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur 100% cancellation charge.
Peak Period Cancellation Policy:
During Peak Period (20th December – 15th January, both days inclusive) cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in 100% cancellation charge. All other cancellations will be charged the 50% non-refundable deposit.
Whole Villa Bookings:
A minimum 2 night booking is required for Whole Villa stays. 1 night bookings can only be accommodated based on availability closer to the date of arrival.


At all Taru Villas’ boutique hotels and villas, good food is a critical chapter of the story. Discerning travellers who insist on top quality cuisine will be delighted by the clever menus created by Chef Tim Nguyen at the Long House, who trained in the kitchens of culinary greats such as Brett Graham’s ‘The Ledbury’ and Heston Blumenthal’s ‘Dinner’.
© 2019 Nandima Divaratne
© 2019 Nandima Divaratne
The signature Taru Villas breakfasts and much-vaunted Sri Lankan dishes are served up alongside contemporary Asian and international favourites. All-day snacks, teatime specials, lunches & dinners- you’ll be bursting at the seams! Not to mention the range of fresh juices, New World wines, selected liquor and innovative cocktails to quench that hard earned holiday thirst.


Bentota and the South of Sri Lanka offer an abundance of opportunity for activity, sightseeing, and culture. Our staff will be happy to arrange any of the following activities and more, either prior to or after your arrival.

Break away from tranquility to seek action and excitement on the Bentota River with a variety of water sports including jet skiing, water skiing, banana boat rides and scuba diving
Built in 1734, this temple on a hill is a popular place of worship for locals. Take a pilgrimage or simply visit to observe Theravada Buddhist rituals
Asia’s largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers, this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site offers plenty by way of culture and history. Explore it all on foot, by bicycle, or in a tuk-tuk.
Visit the turtle hatchery run by Sri Lanka’s pioneering sea turtle conservation project. Learn about this important operation and help to release the day’s hatchlings into the ocean.
Visit one of the main fishery harbours on the West Coast of Sri Lanka and watch fisherman offloading the morning’s catch from their colourful canoes.
Get close to nature with a day trip to Sri Lanka’s best loved National Park and discover exotic wildlife such as leopards, elephants, and bears. You may extend your visit with a safari stay at Taru Villas – Yala, our 2-bedroom private villa oasis.


Head south along the Galle Road (A2) from Colombo. Pass through Aluthgama Town and over the Aluthgama/Bentota Bridge and continue for about a kilometre. Just before the 63rd kilometre post, The Long House is clearly marked on your right.
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