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Shangri-Lanka Villa - Bentota - Bedroom
1
9.5 Excellent (89 reviews)
S$ 185+
Overview Reviews
Surrounded by greenery, Shangri-lanka Villa is just a 10-minute walk from Bentota Beach. It features an outdoor swimming pool, an Ayurveduc massage centre and rooms with free WiFi access. It is a bird watchers paradise. The property is an 85-minute drive from Colombo City and 60 km from Galle. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 90-minute drive away. Offering views of the garden and pool from its terrace or balcony, suites feature a sofa and a minibar. It includes a large bathroom with a corner bath and separate shower. Tea and coffee is served at all times free of charge. The restaurant serves local Sri Lankan delights alongside Continental specialities. Guests can rent barbecue or water sport facilities. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk. Airport shuttle and laundry services are also available.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I had stayed in their other property close to Yala two years ago and was not disappointed with this property either; they are similar in many ways. The room is really big, with a HUGE bathroom and I even had my own little library of books - there are more books to read/swap in the reception area. It isn't actually on the beach - it took me around 20 minutes to walk there - but it is surrounded by nature and lovely birds. The food is also wonderful and Karen is a great host. Great wifi too - when I mentioned I couldn't really connect from my room they immediately gave me my own router!!!
Cons: Maybe the weather, but that was outwith Rohan and Karen's control ;)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: beautiful garden, relaxing luxury
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is to a very high standard . It’s probably been one of the nicest if not the nicest place I’ve stayed . The staff are unbelievably friendly and will do anything for you . The food is delicious and the rooms are very spacious and clean . Loved every minute of being in the Shangri-Lanka and will definitely be returning !!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful large room and balcony with picturesque views of the surrounding jungle and pool. Only a short tuk tuk ride to the lovely Bentota beach. Very helpful staff and a perfect place to relax for a few days.
8.3 Excellent
Cons: There was an incident that really shocked us! We arranged a driver from another hotel to pick us from shangri lanka to his stay. The owner of shangri lanka threatened the driver to hit him and damage his car, if he would pick us up from shangri lanka! As customers we cannot accept such unprofessional behaviour, thats why we wouldn't recommend this place.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: In a scenic, quiet location Spacious rooms Lovely pool Helpful staff organising fair priced tuk tuks Information pack in the room Reasonably priced Ayurvedic treatments
Cons: I like a sheet/duvet a little thicker on the bed. It’s very thin and though the AC is needed (otherwise it’s too hot), I woke up too cold a couple of times. Perhaps an extra blanket or thin duvet could be put in the room for those who need it. As we wake up around 6am, we weren’t able to have tea or coffee until after 7 when the staff arrive. It would be nice to have a kettle in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The suite was huge and luxurious. The room had numerous art pieces that makes it unique. The bed and the sheets were extremely comfortable. The bathroom had a large bath. There is a lovely pool in the gardens with sunlounges and unmbrellas. The chef serves excellent food. Prem was there to assist with meals and anything else you require. Thank you. Hope to return one day.
Cons: Nothing. Everything perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We felt totally relaxed the minute we checked in. The villa is set in beautiful peaceful and lush tropical gardens. The room was enormous, beautifully decorated & immaculate. The staff were very friendly and provided exceptional service, even down to lighting a mosquito coil under the table on our balcony so we could sit outside comfortably in the evening and soak up the tranquility.
Cons: Some matches in the room to light the candles in the bathroom but that is such a minor point.
Sea Rock Villa - Bentota - Bedroom
2
9.3 Excellent (359 reviews)
S$ 137+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sea Rock Villa in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Induruwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: An amazing place to stay. Right on the beach with great rooms, food, and service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. This villa is right next to the beach. No where before have I found the beach to be so accessible. The swimming pool was also simple and nice. The food at the place was also quite good. There is a also a very nice Italian restaurant next door to the hotel which is a must visit.
Cons: Communication with some staff members in explaining them your point was at times a challenge. Also the hotel does not have good tie ups for local taxi services. Having them should help. The taxi that they suggested to us was quite expensive. There were also quite a few ants in the room. They were quite harmless though. It was probably due to the proximity with a natural environment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 1. Staff was great, friendly, polite and really helpful. All of them, but most of all-the owner’s brothers. We also had a romantic dinner at the beach and got a cake-compliment from the hotel because of my husband’s birthday. 2. The rooms were clean. 3. The beach in this area is absolutely amazing- very clean and almost no people around, because all the nearest hotels and villas are very small. 4. We were in a busy Nee Year season, but we always had enough sun beds and umbrellas+ the shade of trees. 5. Though the hotel is not really new, all the textile ( towels in the room, towels in the beach, textile in bed) is very clean and looks quite fresh and new. 6. Restaurant with alcohol and great food. 7. There was an amazing new year dinner and program included in price, we liked it a lot ( modern group was playing nice covers and there were some nice national show+ fireworks) 8. All the rooms have see view.
Cons: 1. Some lamps in the room didn’t work. 2. You’ll need a plug-in for euro-standard sockets.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Soundproofing
Cons: Location is amazing Beach is clean and waves are small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best resort in the area
7.5 Good
Pros: Rooms are huge, all are sea facing which is great and was super clean. Hotel is right on the beach and also has a small pool which was very convenient. The member of staff who brushed down the sun beds every morning and provided towels was really lovely and very friendly.
Cons: For the price we paid a couple of things stood out to us. There was no hot water, which was a shame as the bathroom and shower were lovely, they use plastic straws in the restaurant (everywhere else we went had paper which is shocking given the hotel is right by the ocean) the staff were very hard to get hold of, we ended up constantly asking the restaurant staff who would then get the hotel team to come to us. Restaurant food was average.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very well maintained, family friendly, excellent staff with a wonderful private beach. The green lawns added to the beauty of the place.
Walauwa The Villa Ahungalla - Bentota - Bedroom
3
9.3 Excellent (103 reviews)
S$ 61+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Walauwa The Villa Ahungalla in Ahungalla, you'll be in the historical district, a 5-minute walk from Ahungalla Beach and a 2-minute drive from Kosgoda Beach. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden with monkeys on the trees and nice flowers. The bungalow is spacious and it's so nice to enjoy the delicious breakfast on the porch. We enjoyed our stay very much. The beach is beautiful and very close. The family is very kind, warmhearted and they give their best to make your time there as pleasant and wonderful as possible. Thank you so much!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stay at your bungalow was really amazing. Your family was so friendly, kind and let me feel like a familymember. I only booked with breakfast. But when you first cooked for us it was like a tastexplosion - really really good. Thanks for giving me the chance to try your cooking! The location by itself I think can't be better. Near the ocean and not far away from the supermarket. Also if we wanted to go on sightseeing you organized everything perfect. The background knowhow about the places was huge. I will come back. Thank you for everything! I really enjoyed the holidays.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A very sweet and lovely family always willing to assist and help.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This is a very beautiful, quiet place with very friendly and hospitable hosts and cute animals such as monkeys, monitor lizards and various birds. The area is clean and full of flowers. The beach is 2 minutes walk from the villa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Landlady food is excellent. Very friendly
Cons: Mosquito. But that is the whole country
6.3 Good
Pros: People were good, breakfast below par for people like us who are vegetarian
Cons: Not upto mark as per pics, slightly isolated,smelly, mosquito problem
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hospitality. The family (Beauty & Dinuka) go out of their way to make any stay as comfortable as possible. Dinuka gladly drove us to a couple of local sights. The garden is wonderful - attracting lots of birds. Sunbirds at close quarters. Other wildlife we saw included 3 chameleons, purple faced langur monkeys, land monitors, mongoose, palm squirrels, etc. It's only a 5 min walk to the sea - either a long sandy beach or in the other direction a lovely little cove. Add to that some lovely cooking - both breakfasts & dinners.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing villa running by family. Very friendly and supportive!! Great location! Great value!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property owners are absolutely fabulous people. We had a very nice and comfortable stay. The garden is awesome. Room facilities were also up to standard. We got help to go around the places, though at an additional cost. Very good and comfortable stay close to the beach.
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Lovely family hosted us in a beatiful paradise garden. We stayed 3 nights and spent nice and peaceful days on the beach that are just around the house. We went on a lake tour arranged by the family. We sincerely recommend.
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota - Bentota - Building
4
9.1 Excellent (367 reviews)
S$ 194+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota in Bentota, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous facilities, amazing service, super friendly & professional staff - overall great experience. Our best stay in Sri Lanka. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing architecture. Beautiful grounds. Lovely pool. Staff were brilliant.
Cons: Noisy neighbour hotels stopped us sleeping. Price of food and drinks is pretty crazy. Bentota beach is really touristy.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Overall a lovely place with very nice staff and food
Cons: The train going pass in the early morning
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It’s an amazing place, the hotel is beautiful with great service. You will feel like being spoiled by the staff.
Cons: The food and drinks in the hotel are a bit pricey, but very tasty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel. Beautifully decorated. Very relaxing stay. Nice pool and lots of other places to sit in the shade around the hotel. Restaurant lovely as well. Best food I had in Sri Lanka. Lovely staff. Can’t wait to go back.
7.0 Good
Pros: Loved the location, spaces in the hotel as well as the pool. The staff were friendly too. Massages were excellent, highly recommed having one.
Cons: Because its an old building the drainage in the bathrooms was not great.
The Fence - Bentota - Building
5
9.3 Excellent (79 reviews)
S$ 55+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Fence in Bentota, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Induruwa Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was great and comfortable, it had a very nice balcony, everything was clean. Also we spent the new year with the owner's family, this was very special because they shared their traditions with us and let us into their home, they are the nicest people! Last but not least, the food was amazing, we were very happy to try all those traditional dishes.
Cons: We don't really have any complains, although a suggestion would be to have a sign with the name on the street so that guests can find it more easily.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: From the moment I entered this property, I was made to feel more like a family member than a traveller. My room was sparkling clean and overlooked a lovely garden from the balcony. I had a meal prepared by Dolitha's wife and it was the nicest Sri Lankan meal I've had on three visits to the country. Please do not hesitate to stay with Dolitha and family!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Sofa and balcony
Cons: Dark bathroom lighting
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Helpful staff that went put of their way to make our stay in Sri Lanka amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Here you get more than just a stay. It's like you're a part of the big nice family. They are all open and friendly. Galin was so glad to meet us at airport after 3 hours waiting for us (we were doing paper things for our dog). Dalitha is very good and honest owner, ready to help with everything we need. Also it was easy to communicate – they speak perfect English. Everyone from the family was so nice, friendly and with beautiful Sri-Lankan smile. Everyday a great breakfast was served for us with love. Also we ordered dinner everyday, and each one was delicious. Room was also nice, clean and with jungle view balcony. We are so happy visited this place! And hope to stay here again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's a perfect place to enjoy Bentota while staying away from all the activities! The family that runs it are super friendly while not being overly intrusive.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location is great for beach and restaurants. Breakfast is freshly cooked along with fresh fruit.
Cons: Booked the studio room for 4 nights so was disappointed on arrival to be told because a group had decided to stay longer we were being put in the double room. The room and bathroom was smaller and the air-con was non existent making it a most unpleasant stay. We were finally given the studio early evening on the third night, but unfortunately it seems anyone who pays more money can have what room they like regardless of bookings.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed 4 nights in a wonderful room (super clean and comfortable). The fence is located about 10 minutes from beach. So it’s quiet at night times and if you wanna hang out at the ocean site, they got a deal with the rock hotel (very close), where you can use the whole facility. Best breakfast on our trip! Every day they prepared for us a different dish. As well we highly recommend the famous annanas curry for dinner, you have to try this!!!! Finally: Dolitha and his family are very careful and super friendly. They all speak fluent/perfect English. We just can highly recommend a stay at The Fence!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place and wonderful family of owners! Thank you for the hospitality! Treasure of nature not far from the city, great spot to unwind and breathe in the air of freshness!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The host family is wonderful: extremely attentive, super friendly and warm-hearted. It's also easy to talk to them because they all speak perfect English. They were so courteous with a (super) late check-out so I could enjoy my last day of holiday. They also accommodated for my food allergies and prepared a special breakfast for me, which I appreciated so much. Since I extended my stay I stayed in two different rooms and both were spacious, super clean and comfortable. Long story short: I highly recommend staying at The Fence.
Club Villa - Bentota - Pool
6
9.1 Excellent (139 reviews)
S$ 248+
Overview Reviews
Located in Bentota, Club Villa is a 4-minute drive from Bentota Beach and 9 minutes from Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The architecture and swimming pool
Cons: The food was ok
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous hotel, with beautiful green gardens and friendly, unobtrusively attentive staff. Perfect place to relax and unwind for a few days
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful buildings and grounds, fantastic staff, very comfortable room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Long beach is a very short stroll away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was friendly. The breakfast spread was delicious. The room was clean
Cons: There was cockroaches in the bathroom
Taj Bentota Resort & Spa - Bentota - Building
7
8.9 Excellent (4,523 reviews)
S$ 273+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Bentota Beach and a 4-minute drive from Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Perfect vacation place
Cons: Toilet
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice service.
Cons: To be able to use the beach without the disturbance of the group who are thinking they own the area!
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing good to say. Absolutely disappointing!!
Cons: The service was terrible, the room was missing stuff like the hair dryer. The food was not that great, not much variety and certainly very poor quality for a 5 star hotel. This should not be a five star. There are other Hotels and Resorts in Sri Lanka that are of less stars but gives a phenomenal service compared to what Taj Bentota had to offer
5.0 Okay
Pros: the breakfast was yummy, the workers very frindely
Cons: the cleaning
7.7 Good
Pros: The staff made th experience incredible. The facilities were very nice and the amenities excellent. The pool and beach are beautiful.
Cons: The rooms need an upgrade as they are a bit dated.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff and Beach. I need to recognize ‘Sam’ from Palms restaurant. He’s very welcoming and friendly.
Cons: Rooms are not up to Resort standards.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: was upgraded to ocean view and room was great and front staff were great along with housekeeping
Cons: stayed only one night so nothing bad
9.6 Excellent
Pros: we loved the place and room301 was perfect and quiet... thank you.. buffet was surprisingly good
Cons: I wish we got the local rate
Cinnamon Bentota Beach - Bentota - Building
8
8.9 Excellent (411 reviews)
S$ 381+
Overview
Located in Bentota, Cinnamon Bentota Beach is a 4-minute drive from Induruwa Beach and 6 minutes from Moragalla Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
Saman Villas - Bentota - Building
9
8.9 Excellent (273 reviews)
S$ 566+
Overview Reviews
The elegantly furnished suites are housed in two storied beach view villas which are located on both sides of the rocky headland. The premier suite, the Saman Villa is laid out in two floors. All suites come with a balcony or a terrace with a small garden, a day bed, a dining table, lounge area, sleeping deck, dressing room, open-air bath and shower that has a courtyard, individual climate control and modern creature comforts and amenities.The inviting infinity-edge swimming pool with sea blue water appears to merge with the vast Indian Ocean and beyond. The cascading gardens with beautifully manicured lawns on the rock face offer a variety of locations to appreciate the magnificent views, caressed by cooling sea breeze, in quite relaxation. The terrace restaurant caters for breakfast and lunch while the main restaurant on the upper level is open exclusively for dinner. In addition a diverse selection dining experiences are also available. The menus offer an array of dishes from eastern, western and Sri Lankan cuisine. The lounge bar beside the pool has breathtaking views of the different shades of blue from the sea and the pool. The sunset lounge on the upper floor has a panoramic view of the coast and the central hills.The Sahana Spa, a luxury all suite garden spa offers an array of treatments. Each suite features facilities of a luxury spa and offer treatments in complete privacy. Other facilities include a well stocked library with a variety of books covering Sri Lanka, music CDs and digital videos, snooker table, boardroom facilities for 12 people and a jewellery shop.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: the place very clean and the workers there they did there best to make us happy and comfortable, it is my sec time in this resort.
Cons: .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You will have a peaceful place.
Cons: There was no coffee machine in the room or tea.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great experience, and I will do it again. Location, food, staff all excellent.
Cons: mosquitos
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Private swimming pool Sea view. Gorgeous bathroom. Greate room facilities.
Cons: Neighbors can see throught the bushes or from upstairs, but fortunately we wasn't having any neighbors.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Staff qas very friendly and hospitable. The place is nice
Cons: The facilities are bit well maintained and the room pool wasn't clean that we were unable to use it. There is a number of insect and we had a lizard enter the room.
Waterside Bentota - Bentota - Building
10
8.9 Excellent (77 reviews)
S$ 133+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Waterside Bentota in Bentota, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Induruwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally helpful staff, very good dinners, (breakfast more limited) beautiful pool, boat service to Bentota beach, tranquil, mosquitoes well controlled, sunsets from all floors.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and most helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
Cons: That our stay wasn’t for longer!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The location of the resort is perfect. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset at the poolside. Rooms are super spacious with good small library inside.Staff is very friendly.
Cons: There was not much crowd at the resort. Thus the atmosphere was very dull. Food was okayish and was not available 24/7.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly and hospitable. The room was very big and neat with a big balcony with a good view on the pool and the lake. We were invited to have a look in the kitchen when the chef was preparing our Sri Lankan curry's. He explained the whole process and we tasted everything. The curries were delicious. The next day, the hotel staff took us on their private boat for a tour through the mangroves and bentota lake during sunset. It was a fun and absolutely stunning trip. On top of that the staff will bring you to the beach with the resorts private boat for free. We had a very relaxing stay with great service. a
Cons: We had no complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed 3 nights at Waterside Bentota. It was lovely. Great helpful staff. Good food. Great service with the boat to take us to the beach / town. Lovely pool. Beautiful setting.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The location is quiet and beautiful. The staff was very helpfull. The balcony was nice.
Cons: The bed was hard. The location is quite far from the restaurants and the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything about the property.. right from the location, swimming pool, staff, food, drinks etc. people there were extremely friendly. We would highly recommend them to others.
Cons: NA
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location of WATERSIDE was special a quiet spot right on the river with a SUPER swimming pool meters from the rooms block. The WATERSIDE has just 6 large rooms which is relaxing with a good feeling of space. The breakfast and food/drinks generally were of very good standard with wonderful very locally caught fish/etc on occasion shown to guests prior to cooking/buying. The WATERSIDE has superb and wonderful service particular thanks to Mr INDIKA who is generally around plus at breakfast/dinner, he has good experience/understanding and ideal English language skills. The Manager we met Mr Amila (I think) was a relaxed gentleman and most helpful, he assisted us with a jump start to our hire car (left out light on, stupid) I will say if you have good worldwide driving experience hire cars in Sri Lanka are an OK option but one does really have to use Google maps with a Sri Lanka Tourist SIM card (OK price with 10GB for 30 days) up to date SAT NAV maps are not so easy to buy or download prior to arrival or possibly even in Sri Lanka itself much as they exist, it seems. The Managers brother or cousin ran the kitchen and produced good fresh food for us clearly we did not try everything the hotel had a wide menu served in a very pleasant very large open but covered/fanned dining area.
Cons: Nothing NOT TO LIKE, really. The hotel is not hip or cutting-edge modern (no restaurant music or similar) but that is the charm and NOT what the guests often over 35/40 years of age, are looking for.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful location. Lovely views over the lake. Boat ride to the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful, peaceful, natural riverside location, short ride away from beach & town. Large, clean room with patio by pool, overlooking waterside. Beautiful sunsets & watch the fruit bats fly over to the mango trees. Manager Amila very helpful organising transport & river safari ( recommended). Food was amazing & all staff extremely pleasant.
Cons: Nothing
Yathra Houseboat by Jetwing - Bentota - Building
11
8.8 Excellent (74 reviews)
S$ 303+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Yathra Houseboat by Jetwing in Bentota, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Induruwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Ambience, breakfast
Cons: Cruise / without cruise -- option was not known. Payment deduction through card/ cash was a mystery till last minute. The full day program was not communicated.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the location:- tranquil, gorgeous, and inspirational, especially the cruise - which was awesome! We also liked the attention paid to us by all staff members: Captain Koralage (Knowledgeable, obliging, and helpful), Butler Gayan (sweet, calm, and obliging), Chef Sampath (flexible and accommodating), and Pilot Kumara (amiable). During the cruise, they surprised us with a cake to celebrate our wedding anniversary. That was a nice gesture!
Cons: There was a thunderstorm when we were having dinner, so we had to shift our dining to the entrance/lobby. So, perhaps there can be better rain blinds in the dining area to keep the rain out? Just a suggestion!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service by staff. Well behaved, well trained, and extremely courteous staff. Beautiful cruise. Cruise will simply take your breath away. Rooms are spacious for a houseboat and are clean. Rooms are 24*7 Air conditioned even when cruising. Stunning scenery. Overall value for money.
Cons: The bathtub was extremely small and it was leaking. No electric kettle for warm water or tea. The food options are limited and extremely overpriced.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Had a great experience on board the houseboat. Great views and excellent food. Highly recommended for anyone looking to stay somewhere a little different!
Cons: Nothing that we didn't like!
7.9 Good
Pros: The whole concept was amazing. Peacefull and quiet. Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. I recommend booking both rooms of the boat so that you can have complete privacy. It should be good for fishing enthusiasts as well.
Cons: The junior staff was ok, they should learn not to interfere during dinner. A senior staff member was trying to hoodwink me into paying for a cruise that was already booked by the other couple. He told me that we would be confined to our room during the cruise if we didn't pay this extra charge, which was not acceptable as I rightly pointed out that we had paid to use not only the room but all other common areas for the duration of our stay. Needless to say, this interaction led to diminish the overall experience of the trip as I had to get into arguments in my leisure time.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Loved taking a cruise in the morning. This boat had a VERY NICE bathroom and good air conditioning. Meals were good.
Cons: It was advertised that there would be a cruise in the evening as well as the next morning. When we arrived, we were told that we could not take the evening cruise, only the morning cruise was available.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location was super good. Rooms are also very beautiful and clean. It is one of the best place to stay for a day. Bit costly so when you tired and wanted to rest in your trip then this is the best and romantic stay in Srilanka
Cons: No reason
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Room in the boat is great.
Cons: They charge 25 dollers per person for dinner without drink but the quality is very low. They used microwave to warm up the food.
Avani Bentota Resort - Bentota - Building
12
8.5 Excellent (1,879 reviews)
S$ 176+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Avani Bentota Resort in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, just a 4-minute walk from Bentota Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: Great location, great beach, all fairly clean
Cons: Very loud hotel we could never sleep longer than 8am. When you order something to eat/drink you often wait 30-45 min before you get it. They have 2 pools but one has absolutely no shade so everybody wanted to use the other pool so there was never space for all. We went to the beach and had to pay there additionally.
2.0 Mediocre
Cons: We booked a luxury room with sea view and a complementary 15-minute spa. We were given a room with no sea view. We objected then we were given a smaller (lower class) room. As it was hopeless arguing with them for 30 minutes after a 5-hour drive Nuwara Eliya, I asked them for a refund which they refused. They asked me to cancel through booking.com. Of course I did not as my booking was non-refundable and they asked me for that so I can claim nothing (my feeling). I threatened to call the tourism police. Finally, they gave us the room that came out of nowhere saying it was booked by someone who had not shown up (as if I had no booking or as if it was given to me for charity). They knocked on the door 15 minutes later asking us if we could receive a maintenance team for 10 or 15 minutes (imagine)? The room and the toilet smell. The sinks are clogged. The view form the balcony chairs is blocked by vertical steel bars and a horizontal steel beam that is exactly on the same level as the eyes. The view is also significantly reduced by the slanting top of the room so actually it is not that sea view you have in mind. Avoid it if you have any sort of alternative.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Location
Cons: The food was not good at all. The resort is not worth the money they are charging.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting right on the beach which is stunning. Very relaxed atmosphere and the staff were brilliant throughout. Perfect place to relax after a long flight.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean rooms and resort. The town doesn’t much going on so a relaxing resort was welcomed for our first stop.
Cons: Showers were a little grimy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent property. Very clean. Excellent staff they all smile and make sure that you’re taken care of and good service is their biggest KPI I guess :) One suggestion - I guess a play area or kids club is needed for small children.
7.9 Good
Pros: I like the hospitality of all stuff and the hotel location also the green in front of the beach Also they have a good breakfast
Cons: The negative side is the cleaning not much as aspected also lunch and dinner not meet our expectations
Grace Villa Bentota - Bentota - Bedroom
13
8.5 Excellent (137 reviews)
S$ 16+
Overview Reviews
A 5-minute drive from Bentota Beach, Grace Villa Bentota features accommodation with garden views. In the surrounding area, guests can arrange to cycle or go fishing. It has an à la carte restaurant, free public parking and free WiFi in common areas. Fitted with a patio, rooms and suites are fan-cooled and feature cable TV and a DVD player. The en suite bathroom offers shower facilities and toiletries. Breakfast can be served in-room on request. The property can assist in laundry, ironing and car rental services. Airport shuttle services and tours are available at a surcharge. Shopping trips and turtle farm visits can also be arranged. Grace Villa Bentota is 500 metres from Bentota City Centre and 700 metres from the nearest bus stand. Lunuganga and Bentota Railway Station are a 5-minute drive away while Bandaranaike International Airport is 85 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Grace is great owner, breakfast is tasty, bed is big and comfortable, everything is very good!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Grace is a very nice host. She does everything within her opportunities to satisfy here guests.
Cons: .
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great hosts, Grace is such a nice person. We had amazing and huge breakfast everyday with different options (we are vegan). The rooms are ok for what you are paying for, they all have a small private kitchen.
Cons: Everything was good, a nice walk from the beach and main areas, but always tuk tuk available or scooter/bike rental
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The villa where you will be staying is surrounded by the beauty of Sri Lankan nature. The dorm is pretty spacious and there is a nice garden with a sharing area. The lady who runs this place is friendly and helpful. Thank you!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality, food
Cons: Distance from beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First thing is that the property is at the prime location, bentota beach is just 15 min away from the property and the place is good n maintained really well. Breakfast and the dinner served is really good and reasonable too. And the wife really works well as I could not even notice buffering while browsing n is at good speed. And u hv companion to play well with n his name is browny... I would highly recommend this place...
Cons: There is nothing to mention here
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb Breakfast + Amazing place, pretty calm and quite + Amazing and helpful staff + clean room + worth of money + 20 minutes walking distance from Bentota Beach + Comfy Bed
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly place with a really friendly owner :) The dinner and breakfast was very good. Dorm room has a very well equipped kitchen too!
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka - Bentota - Building
14
8.4 Excellent (2,398 reviews)
S$ 236+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Bentota Beach and a 3-minute drive from Moragalla Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Great safe beach walks fab shallow sea Ala carte restaurant food was superb but at a price Shower would flood the toilet area Beds were awful hard not comfy Loud bass music 7-11pm Great pool nice gardens gets busy Towels were being put out on many sun beds 6-7am I have just spent 18 days driving around Sri Lanka a different hotel each night on an adventure with rooms from £60-150 mostly 6-12 room boutique hotels. I booked into this hotel as an end of tour treat being the most expensive at £212 / night Disappointed to be in a bust commercial resort Doors banging loud talking furniture moving noise cleaners out at 8am pool bar music on 10am Resorts are not for me as you get a lot of wear and tear as the numbers are needed to keep them rolling I would rate this place as 7/10 as it covers all bases but it's not 4 or 5 star A great family private safe good beach and pool, good breakfast and diner Over priced indeed
8.8 Excellent
Pros: There were some issues with my room and later with the food but the staff took care of it promptly. Hospitality was good and the location excellent.
Cons: Very limited dishes in the In room dining menu A little difficult if you are a vegetarian.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The stay here was just what we needed after travelling around Sri Lanka, it was super relaxing and the spa facilities were great. Staff here are so nice and super friendly. We could get the boat back across to the main part of Bentota whenever we wanted. We got upgraded and room was pleasant with a lovely view. Overall hotel is very clean and staff are hard at work, the gardens were constantly being maintained.
Cons: As lovely as the place was I think we paid too much to stay here, compared to other hotels in the area this was a lot more money. For 5* resort we were expecting probably a bit more ‘luxury’. Hotel itself could do with a lick of paint in places and the food / services were more western prices rather than inline with how we found the rest of Sri Lanka prices to be.
7.1 Good
Pros: The view Nice room
Cons: A bit tired
3.0 Mediocre
Cons: We had a bad experience with the staff while exiting the hotel. The boat ride from the hotel to the main jetty was supposed to be exclusive for guests but they also added staff in it. My wife had a very creepy experience with some of them staring at her and then trying to take photos. Then there was the incident about the cartel of taxi and tuk tuk drivers threatening UBER drivers and hence they cannot pick anyone up from Centara. The hotel management is aware of this and does nothing. Dilshan and Mario actually told us to go to the police and complain.
Temple Tree Resort & Spa - Bentota - Outdoor view
15
8.3 Excellent (767 reviews)
S$ 191+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Temple Tree Resort & Spa in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Induruwa Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, Beach, Very good breakfast
Cons: We arrived very late in night around 2 AM. And had to wait long for the gates to be opened. A 4 star property should not have such a system. I expected at least guards to know guests are expected and gates should have been opened immediately.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was really friendly and took good care about us! The Pool was awesome! There is also a second pool were you have a little bit more privacy! About the food: We only had breakfast which was SUPER!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Overall experience was very good. Very good and secure location. Very clean and tidy. Breakfast was also good. Staff were very helpful and nice.
Cons: There was no gym facilities
7.1 Good
Pros: Very polite and nice staff
Cons: Late house keeping even after requesting it twice a day
5.4 Okay
Pros: Close to the beach
Cons: Superficially clean, but furniture water stained and linen musty. There is a train track running behind the hotel and the noise from the trains could be heard at regular intervals when in the room.
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Towels provided in the bathroom as well as for the pool had stains. Washroom was not clean. balcony floor was not nice and well done, when compared with other hotels.
Panchi Villa - Bentota - Building
16
8.3 Excellent (168 reviews)
S$ 78+
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All Hotel is very clean. Nice and friendly staff. Pool area is awesome. Recomend to stay with kids.
Cons: Wi-Fi stopped working once per day (low speed). Required to ask personnel to restart the router. All the rest is fine
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Too many things to love in this stay- a tastefully designed villa that will take you into Portuguese history, spacious rooms guaranteeing a comfortable stay, pool access to enjoy your evenings, sumptuous cooking done the Sri Lankan style, and hospitality by a great team. The peaceful Bentota Beach is walking from this property Our friend, Puthom was always there with a smiling face to ensure our stay was worth remembering. The people at the stay also helped us when a colleague lost her wallet. A special mention to our driver Sankar, who came in to help us at the airport and assisted us in getting back the wallet. Overall, I highly recommend this place for people looking for some peace and quiet during their stay while being taken care of the Sri Lankan way!
5.4 Okay
Pros: Good location, staff very helpful and friendly. Grounds were very well maintained.
Cons: The sheets had seen better days, bed a little lumpy and a strong smell of chemicals in our bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness, hospitality, location, quality of food & service. Great staff, amazing place & extremely worth staying at.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Truly amazing property ...relaxed with plush green and well maintained gardens and pool...Shanker and David were great hosts..a must stay place when one visits Bentota
Cons: None
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous hotel with a really nice pool and huge rooms. Felt like we paid a lot more for what we got. Breakfast was also really nice and staff so helpful.
Cons: A bit far from restaurants etc. You can get a tuk tuk but I like to be somewhere I can walk
6.0 Good
Pros: sparkly clean
Cons: awful restaurant :( noisy because of trains
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff really work hard to make your stay special. Really extensive breakfast of fruit, juice, toast with butter cheese or jam, followed by bacon and eggs as you please. The hotel it 4 km from the town centre and the river, but staff are always on hand to give you a tuk tuk ride to wherever you wish to go at very reasonable rates. £1 each way into town. However, the restaurant good is so good that we ate in every night for our four night stay. Alcoholic drinks are a reasonable price also. Beautiful well kept garden and large swimming pool with sunbeds with mattresses. We loved it here, and preferred a small hotel to the large characterless options on Paradise Island up the road. A real Sri Lankan experience.
Cons: Wifi was a little patchy, but this seemed to be the norm in the area. Buying a local Sim is a good tip.

Best rooms in Bentota

Saman Villas - Bentota - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (273 reviews)
S$ 566+
Overview Reviews
The elegantly furnished suites are housed in two storied beach view villas which are located on both sides of the rocky headland. The premier suite, the Saman Villa is laid out in two floors. All suites come with a balcony or a terrace with a small garden, a day bed, a dining table, lounge area, sleeping deck, dressing room, open-air bath and shower that has a courtyard, individual climate control and modern creature comforts and amenities.The inviting infinity-edge swimming pool with sea blue water appears to merge with the vast Indian Ocean and beyond. The cascading gardens with beautifully manicured lawns on the rock face offer a variety of locations to appreciate the magnificent views, caressed by cooling sea breeze, in quite relaxation. The terrace restaurant caters for breakfast and lunch while the main restaurant on the upper level is open exclusively for dinner. In addition a diverse selection dining experiences are also available. The menus offer an array of dishes from eastern, western and Sri Lankan cuisine. The lounge bar beside the pool has breathtaking views of the different shades of blue from the sea and the pool. The sunset lounge on the upper floor has a panoramic view of the coast and the central hills.The Sahana Spa, a luxury all suite garden spa offers an array of treatments. Each suite features facilities of a luxury spa and offer treatments in complete privacy. Other facilities include a well stocked library with a variety of books covering Sri Lanka, music CDs and digital videos, snooker table, boardroom facilities for 12 people and a jewellery shop.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: the place very clean and the workers there they did there best to make us happy and comfortable, it is my sec time in this resort.
Cons: .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You will have a peaceful place.
Cons: There was no coffee machine in the room or tea.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great experience, and I will do it again. Location, food, staff all excellent.
Cons: mosquitos
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Private swimming pool Sea view. Gorgeous bathroom. Greate room facilities.
Cons: Neighbors can see throught the bushes or from upstairs, but fortunately we wasn't having any neighbors.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Staff qas very friendly and hospitable. The place is nice
Cons: The facilities are bit well maintained and the room pool wasn't clean that we were unable to use it. There is a number of insect and we had a lizard enter the room.
Sea Rock Villa - Bentota - Bedroom
2
9.3 Excellent (359 reviews)
S$ 137+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sea Rock Villa in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Induruwa Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: An amazing place to stay. Right on the beach with great rooms, food, and service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. This villa is right next to the beach. No where before have I found the beach to be so accessible. The swimming pool was also simple and nice. The food at the place was also quite good. There is a also a very nice Italian restaurant next door to the hotel which is a must visit.
Cons: Communication with some staff members in explaining them your point was at times a challenge. Also the hotel does not have good tie ups for local taxi services. Having them should help. The taxi that they suggested to us was quite expensive. There were also quite a few ants in the room. They were quite harmless though. It was probably due to the proximity with a natural environment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 1. Staff was great, friendly, polite and really helpful. All of them, but most of all-the owner’s brothers. We also had a romantic dinner at the beach and got a cake-compliment from the hotel because of my husband’s birthday. 2. The rooms were clean. 3. The beach in this area is absolutely amazing- very clean and almost no people around, because all the nearest hotels and villas are very small. 4. We were in a busy Nee Year season, but we always had enough sun beds and umbrellas+ the shade of trees. 5. Though the hotel is not really new, all the textile ( towels in the room, towels in the beach, textile in bed) is very clean and looks quite fresh and new. 6. Restaurant with alcohol and great food. 7. There was an amazing new year dinner and program included in price, we liked it a lot ( modern group was playing nice covers and there were some nice national show+ fireworks) 8. All the rooms have see view.
Cons: 1. Some lamps in the room didn’t work. 2. You’ll need a plug-in for euro-standard sockets.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Soundproofing
Cons: Location is amazing Beach is clean and waves are small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best resort in the area
7.5 Good
Pros: Rooms are huge, all are sea facing which is great and was super clean. Hotel is right on the beach and also has a small pool which was very convenient. The member of staff who brushed down the sun beds every morning and provided towels was really lovely and very friendly.
Cons: For the price we paid a couple of things stood out to us. There was no hot water, which was a shame as the bathroom and shower were lovely, they use plastic straws in the restaurant (everywhere else we went had paper which is shocking given the hotel is right by the ocean) the staff were very hard to get hold of, we ended up constantly asking the restaurant staff who would then get the hotel team to come to us. Restaurant food was average.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very well maintained, family friendly, excellent staff with a wonderful private beach. The green lawns added to the beauty of the place.
Cinnamon Bentota Beach - Bentota - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (411 reviews)
S$ 381+
Overview
Located in Bentota, Cinnamon Bentota Beach is a 4-minute drive from Induruwa Beach and 6 minutes from Moragalla Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
Walauwa The Villa Ahungalla - Bentota - Bedroom
4
9.3 Excellent (103 reviews)
S$ 61+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Walauwa The Villa Ahungalla in Ahungalla, you'll be in the historical district, a 5-minute walk from Ahungalla Beach and a 2-minute drive from Kosgoda Beach. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden with monkeys on the trees and nice flowers. The bungalow is spacious and it's so nice to enjoy the delicious breakfast on the porch. We enjoyed our stay very much. The beach is beautiful and very close. The family is very kind, warmhearted and they give their best to make your time there as pleasant and wonderful as possible. Thank you so much!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The stay at your bungalow was really amazing. Your family was so friendly, kind and let me feel like a familymember. I only booked with breakfast. But when you first cooked for us it was like a tastexplosion - really really good. Thanks for giving me the chance to try your cooking! The location by itself I think can't be better. Near the ocean and not far away from the supermarket. Also if we wanted to go on sightseeing you organized everything perfect. The background knowhow about the places was huge. I will come back. Thank you for everything! I really enjoyed the holidays.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A very sweet and lovely family always willing to assist and help.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This is a very beautiful, quiet place with very friendly and hospitable hosts and cute animals such as monkeys, monitor lizards and various birds. The area is clean and full of flowers. The beach is 2 minutes walk from the villa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Landlady food is excellent. Very friendly
Cons: Mosquito. But that is the whole country
6.3 Good
Pros: People were good, breakfast below par for people like us who are vegetarian
Cons: Not upto mark as per pics, slightly isolated,smelly, mosquito problem
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hospitality. The family (Beauty & Dinuka) go out of their way to make any stay as comfortable as possible. Dinuka gladly drove us to a couple of local sights. The garden is wonderful - attracting lots of birds. Sunbirds at close quarters. Other wildlife we saw included 3 chameleons, purple faced langur monkeys, land monitors, mongoose, palm squirrels, etc. It's only a 5 min walk to the sea - either a long sandy beach or in the other direction a lovely little cove. Add to that some lovely cooking - both breakfasts & dinners.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing villa running by family. Very friendly and supportive!! Great location! Great value!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property owners are absolutely fabulous people. We had a very nice and comfortable stay. The garden is awesome. Room facilities were also up to standard. We got help to go around the places, though at an additional cost. Very good and comfortable stay close to the beach.
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Lovely family hosted us in a beatiful paradise garden. We stayed 3 nights and spent nice and peaceful days on the beach that are just around the house. We went on a lake tour arranged by the family. We sincerely recommend.