The Guesthouse

Just a few minutes walk from Unawatuna beach

Our Colonial Style Guest House is located only few steps from the beach

The French Lotus is located in Unawatuna, in a green exotic setting only 250m from the beach, it is a good place to relax. The property is comprised of two houses connected by an open patio; it offers a tropical garden and a chill out pagoda. The first house, “antik” as the Local people like to call it, host the front office, TV lounge and the kitchen. The relaxing patio is our common space. It is a comfortable gathering place for breakfast and dinner. Feel right at home in our cozy seats and sofas of pure Sri Lankan tradition. The Zen aquatic garden, accentuated by papyrus plants, fish, water lilies and lotus flowers emphasize the serenity of the place. Our 6 comfortable rooms and their terraces are in the colonial house and surrounded by a tropical garden. The host house is remarkably adapted to the tropical climate. The covered patio protect the rooms from the outside heat. The beautiful venetian blinds on the windows and doors, and the tiled floors contribute to keep the coolness of the place. Chill out in our pagoda watching flora and fauna, roam in our garden where the Birds of Paradise flowers, jasmine, frangipani tree, hibiscus, tropical ginger, heliconia and other green plants grow under a splendid sun.


The French Lotus offers all services of a guesthouse , such as breakfast, daily room cleaning, free Wifi… We will also be very happy to share with you the real Sri Lankan life and give you all kind of useful advice.

Complimentary breakfast

Daily room cleaning

Free WiFi in common areas

Laundry service

Airport transfers

Family friendly

Full Privatization

We offer the possibility to rent the complete guesthouse. 

Capacity for 16 persons. Not available from December to April.

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We stayed in bedroom ‘Alice’ for 5 nights at the end of our travels around Sri Lanka. This was easily our favourite place. French Lotus is BEAUTIFUL. Celyn and the team working there were brilliant and we fell in love with Cosma the dog! Breakfast each day was delicious, the homemade jams are amazing and I loved the smoothie bowls you can order- definitely worth a try! The room was spacious, clean and full of little touches- fresh towels everyday, flowers, tea and coffee etc. We loved having breakfast outside our room and watching the birds coming and going from the tree next to us. We would highly recommend a stay at French Lotus.
Fabulous place - would highly recommend. Great location, great crêpes and great dogs! Staff were really helpful and added thoughtful touches to our stay.