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BOUTIQUE HOTEL

History & Heritage

The former ancestral home of a famed village Ayurveda Doctor ‘Veda Mahattaya’, this property has now been styled as a charming and exclusive Boutique Hotel.

The Wallawwa is set on four and a half acres of coconut estate and Bawa designed tropical gardens minutes from Bentota beach and the Indian Ocean.


The property, dappled with fruit and medicinal trees, palms and orchids is a sanctuary for native and migratory tropical birdlife. Expansive views of the property are offered from three individual villas
overlooking the colonnaded garden pavilion and freshwater pool. The original manor house, shrine room or Budu Ge and traditional Wedding hall were built c.1850. The estate ownership was
transferred from original family members of the Veda Mahattaya in 2001 when a sympathetic restoration began. The name Nisala Arana meaning ‘an abode of peace’ remains auspicious
and was serendipitously offered by a visiting Buddhist Monk and his friend a Professor of the village just before officially opening our doors to friends, family and guests.


The Boutique Collection Escape & Explore

With our Heritage Homestay Collection you can enjoy Sri Lanka from a Stylish City Escape,
a Colonial Manor, a Private Villa and a Historic Tea Estate Bungalow.

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“ We shape our buildings
thereafter they shape us. ”

- Winston Churchill

+94 34 428 7079 / +94 77 773 3313
info@nisalaarana.com
Circular Road, Kommala, Bentota, Sri Lanka.