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JJ Villa Bentota - Aluthgama (Western Province) - Building
1
9.4 Excellent (138 reviews)
Overview Reviews
JJ Villa Bentota is situated in Aluthgama, 35 km from Hikkaduwa and 1.7 km from Bentota. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. All rooms are air-conditioned. Bike hire and car hire are available at this guest house and the area is popular for windsurfing. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as diving, cycling and fishing. Mount Lavinia is 46 km from JJ Villa Bentota, while Kalutara is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport, 83 km from the property.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very very friendly staff you help you with everything and also drive you to the beach and other places for free if they have time. The breakfast is very good. Rooms are spacious and we had a little balcony. When there was no power because of Sri Lanka power cut we had light and fan because of generator. Would definitely recommend
Cons: Over all clean but could be a little bit cleaner (long black hairs in bed) Water pressure little bit low.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great, the place is really Nice, clean, cheap. the owner is friendly and honest ! Everything was better than expected. Private parking, near city center !
Cons: The wifi was a bit weak in the room.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very nice, clean and comfortable room with AC, fan, TV, good wifi, mosquito net, small balcony and own bathroom for incredibly cheap price. Shared kitchen and washing machine free to use. Very kind staff that offer help with anything you need. They also offer tours and breakfast, but I didn't join any of them. Supermarket near by. Would definitely recommend the rooms!
Cons: Only negative thing is that the house is located around 20 min walk from the beach. But no problem, the staff offered a free tuktuk ride to drop me at the beach!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Big nice room with a huge balcony.
Cons: In the late evening was no hot water
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I had spend this place with my husband.. Very good staff.... Good value for money... Relx place ill come agin sure... i recommended this place as well
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The space, quality of furniture and extremely cleanliness
Cons: The cable didnt work but its ok.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owners were really nice to us. Everything was nice and clean. Place is really close to the city center. Bentota beach is 15-20 minutes of walking, or you can take a tuk tuk there!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Super clean place. Much more than the average in SL!! Big room, big and comfortable bed. A/C and fan.
7.5 Good
Pros: Staff was helpful. We were able to go around the town inn tuk tuk for free.
Cons: The sink was clogged and the water did not run out smoothly. We had ants in one room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: very comfortable
Cons: astonishing
The Pleasure Kosgoda - Kosgoda - Building
2
9.8 Excellent (36 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Bentota and with Bentota Lake reachable within 12 km, The PLeasure Kosgoda provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a garden. Providing a restaurant, the property also has a bar and a shared lounge. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at the hotel also provide guests with pool view. At The PLeasure Kosgoda every room is equipped with a seating area. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. The PLeasure Kosgoda offers a terrace. The area is popular for hiking, and car hire is available at the hotel. Lunuganga is 12 km from The PLeasure Kosgoda.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff, all of them were simply amazing. The food, we loved everything: breakfast was excellent and with mixed Western or Sri Lankan options. Dinner dishes were very nice as well. We only wish there was more variety. The location is also great. A few Km south from the busy area of Bentota, we liked being there on our own. Being right at the beach is a big plus. The pool was perfect for us, a bit small but just right for a 3-bedroom villa and it is a way to socialize with other guests if you want to. The room was very spacious and the balcony is a plus. The airport drop-off was arranged by the property and paid directly to them which is a great plus.
Cons: The room was extremely hot when we arrived. It took about 3-4 hours with the AC at full power to be at a comfortable temperature. The blue light from the AC display is quite disturbing when sleeping, it illuminates the whole room. The view from the room could be better but there are trees on the way, impossible to appreciate the beach/ocean view. Compared with other properties, the price is a bit high for what the property has to offer, but it is not exorbitant either.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable room and bathroom. Good breakfast. Wonderful quiet surrounding directly at the beach. Very friendly and helpful owner and staff. For some relaxing days it's the right choice!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location with a wonderful beach. Professional staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in the ocean room, the room was huge with an extensive balcony and a fantastic view. The bed was really comfortable the staff very attentive and Lana the manager was delightful on hand to ensure all was good. The food here is outstanding, breakfast and the lunch and evening meal choices. A beautifully positioned, decorated and friendly boutique hotel, felt more like our own villa. Highly recommended
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting. Lana and the team we’re very accommodating. We also had one of the best seafood meals here. Highly recommend.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Super location, attentive staff, limited rooms.
Cons: Lack of soft seating in public area . Dated bedroom furniture,huge bedroom not zoned for eat and comfort.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location was excellent - fabulous views of a beautiful beach. Very tranquil too!
Cons: The food was okay - no issues, BUT having travelled in Sri Lanka for 2 weeks prior to our stop at The Pleasure I had very high expectations and hoped for more of the fabulous home cooked Sri Lankan food I'd enjoyed. I think that this hotel would really benefit from having fewer items on the menu but learning to deliver them brilliantly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent stay. The property is clean, the stuff really friendly, big rooms with kettle and mini bar, everything was perfect! Good breakfast options, the beach outside the property is good, we went swimming with our 2 years old, the property provides beach towels, which is a nice bonus. The swimming pool is nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay completely! Thank you all, we will be back for sure.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were awesome ;the location and ambience is superb.Hotel is tastefully decorated and is so pleasing to the eye .Lana and her staff go the extra mile to make you feel welcome . My son absolutely loved his stay here and he wanted to see the turtles laying the eggs. The staff went out every night to check if this was happening , luckily on the last night he was fortunate to see this once in a life time opportunity. Once again the staff were so good in educating my son on how to observe this without disturbing the turtle. My little boy was so spoilt by the staff, they surely know how to treat kids .Staff also arranged for our laundry to be done , which was great . The list goes on , Lana arranged tours for us which we really enjoyed . Thank you for making our holidays so special . Hopefully we get to visit again .
Cons: All positive !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect at the Pleasure Kosgoda. The moment we stepped in we knew its the place we want for our honeymoon. All the rooms are ocean view. The beaches are just in front with a small pool downstairs. The room is very big and spacious with a balcony to sip coffee or wine while overlooking the ocean. The owner, Lana and her husband took great care of us and arranged trips to places of interest. The daily Srilankan breakfast was very delicious and Lana always explained the dishes with much enthusiasm. All the staff working are very polite and always taking extra measures to fulfill our needs. If we come back to Bentota/Kosgoda again we will again stay here and absolutely recommend everyone to stay at The Pleasure Kosgoda.
Cons: Nothing. We had a perfect stay :)
Kumu Beach - Balapitiya - Building
3
9.4 Excellent (102 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kumu Beach in Balapitiya, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Ariyapala Mask Museum and Ambalangoda Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff were exceptional... nothing was too much trouble and they were extraordinarily accommodating. We arrived and decided to upgrade to the suite and would highly recommend these rooms which are private and spacious. Food was also divine!
Cons: Not a lot to do, which for some is perfect. Very quiet and relaxing ideal for a couples stay. Could have some board games or such for guests to enjoy.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: very nice location, clean spacious rooms, with lots of greens, nice pool and a private beach, staff are very friendly and helpful.
Cons: the stone steps inside the suite is white on white, very easy to miss out and I actually sprained my ankles because of these steps.
7.5 Good
Pros: The hotel is beautiful and right on the beach. However the staff were awkward and didn’t feel welcoming. It’s a very British looking hotel so it’s great to stay here if you prefer a British style breakfast - it was the best breakfast we had throughout our whole stay. However the atmosphere is stiff and not relaxed so we moved onto another hotel that had friendlier staff and more of a holiday atmosphere.
Cons: The staff were awkward and made us feel uncomfortable. The hotel didn’t have the charm of the more Sri Lankan ones we stayed in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was outstanding! The bed was beautiful and very comfortable. The staff were super attentive and so very genuine and friendly. The sitting room was a great area for peace and quiet and the air conditioning was quiet and efficient.
Cons: The full height glass folding doors need shear curtains for privacy sake. The bathroom had shutters for ventilation that could not be closed and the room lacked a/c so (in May) it was murderously humid constantly and very uncomfortable for ablutions, everything felt damp including the towels. No spirits available on the menu. The beach was littered with plastic waste that no staff members felt obligated to pick up.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location...the view...the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is stunning, the food is fantastic and the staff was so so nice. It was the best place we stayed in our 3 weeks in Sri Lanka
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were excellent. Great location.
Cons: More variety of Sri Lankan food on the menu would be appreciated. The breakfast and evening menu’s are mainly western and they don’t rotate/change very much. A warning if you are coming here in April- unfortunately the neighbours were playing rather loud music for most of the days. Nothing the hotel can do about it- just a reality of the New Year celebrations.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very serene and relaxing for last few days of our trip. Quality and design of building and facilities were excellent.
Cons: Only small suggestion was to improve the menu by including more Sri Lankan dishes & flavours - eg grilled fresh fish, egg hoppers etc
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The beach was exceptionally quiet and beautiful. Often too rough to swim but we barely saw anyone else, which is exactly what we were looking for from the place. We had a lovely room and the staff were very kind and accommodating.
Cons: Because the hotel was so secluded, there weren’t many restaurants around to visit so we ended up mostly eating at the hotel. One morning the hotel staff did not show up until late, and our ocean view room was not private at all, and in fact did not have an ocean view.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were incredibly friendly at Kuma Beach Resort but what I think the stand out feature of the property is would be the restaurant. Not only were you able to dine outdoors and listen to the ocean the food would be at the top of the list of all the places I visited while in Sri Lanka!
Cons: We did a river boat ride through the property and the company they used for the boat doesn't match up with expectations when booking through a property like this. I think need to have a think about how they can make their excursions more unique then what a traveler can sort out on their own.
Paradise Road The Villa Bentota - Bentota - Building
4
9.2 Excellent (387 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota in Bentota, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-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 on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: As a very special bawa property,, in a perfect location .I was annoyed by very badly behaved , undisciplined children ruining our stay,, smashing plates and screaming in dining area,, taking over the pool area,, not hotels fault,, the staff were overly accommodating ,, we had to request another place to dine,, it’s a temple to design,, inappropriate for children
Cons: Shower drains had not been cleaned,, and the re was mould Had to wear rubber shoes in the shower,, mr baca would have been upset Not a hotel for children The pool is very warm
8.8 Excellent
Pros: great breakfasts,, its a bawa building, so that means it feels good to be there, going to the beach at sunset is a great thing to do. dont buy cigarettes...
Cons: too expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We couldn't ask for more. The place is fantastic with great facilities, beach 1 minute walking, pool, great food and more. The installations are clean and pristine, decorated with very good taste. The staff was awesome, very friendly, professional and efficient and that is a priceless asset. The way that ALL the staff performed their duties exceed anything I we were expecting. For example, we planned to go to the World Heritage Sigiriya and was necessary to leave the facilities at 04:00am in order to get there around 09:00 but that meant to miss the breakfast on that day. As soon as our plans were known, Mishara, a staff member, organized the preparation of two breakfast packs to be ready for us in the morning to take on the journey. Pro-activity and a job well done at its best. A word of appreciation for a great job as well for Chaminda at the reception and to Numesh and Sanjeewa and for all the great people with no exception working there. A big thanks very much.
Cons: To leave.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: A delightful boutique property, beautifully appointed. It was wonderful to be so close to such a magnificent stretch of beach and still have the option of 2 lovely swimming pools. The grounds are plush, large and relaxing. (The train line that runs behind the property was really quite a thrill - waving to the passengers as they trundled past.) The staff were most accommodating and the dining options were superb. Very happy to recommend this property.
Cons: It was a terrible shame that so many people had decided to cancel their bookings because of the recent unrest. We spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka and at no time did we feel threatened or unsafe. Please consider travelling to Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was very comfortable; our one year old who loved the gardens and the wide clean beach. Food was delicious and they made baby friendly food as well. Sanjeewa the bartender and Daham at reception were very welcoming and helpful.
Cons: The hand held shower was tricky to use. Some of the restaurant staff were not very friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything This place is just fabulous A little paradise and pure bliss
Cons: I can’t think of anything
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The property is really beautiful with lots of different seating areas and the Paradise Road interior design style throughout. I loved the main pool!. A HUGE shout out to the staff at the resort. I stayed 5 nights and the staff went out of their way to make sure that I was comfortable, happy and looked after throughout my stay. Security, gardeners, housekeeping, reception and restaurant staff were all very friendly and really attentive.
Cons: I have no complaints! I will definitely go back again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great. The staff very friendly and always smiling ! Highly recommend the stay !
9.3 Excellent
Pros: It’s a great hideaway in Bentota. Good clean rooms. The staff is also very helpfull.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolute must, upon entering, you get an explanation of the influence of Geoffrey Bawa, the architect who also determines was at our previous hotel Marissa Hills. Spacious layout and a lot of art makes you feel in a museum rather than a hotel. Room, restaurant and swimming pools. The whole outdoor happen to the last detail with the beautiful white beach to cap it. A must if you are in this area.
Cons: Nothing not to like
Sea Rock Villa - Bentota - Bedroom
5
9.2 Excellent (311 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sea Rock Villa in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are very clean, beds are comfy, the staff is super friendly. Great sea view from each room and easy access to the beach. Basically you don't have to worry about much if you're going to this place. You can perfectly relax. This place is well managed.
Cons: Food is okay, but they need to increase the size of the portions.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, clean. Good small garden with pool. Sea was rough during our visit, so had to be really careful and couldn't swim properly. The beach in front of the property as well as the garden was really well cleaned by the staff and it was good to enjoy walk & sun. Relaxing place. We had dinners in the hotel and seafood platter was really tasty. (Only other hotel restaurants nearby.) Hotel can help to book a minivan back to the airport. The Driver and car, which we got, were the best (new clean car, seat belts for everyone, Driver had a safe way of driving) that we had during our visit in Sri Lanka.
Cons: Due to the shortage of fresh water the pool water had to be taken from the well and chemicals were added to it to keep it clean. Pool was greenish and couldn't use all times due to cleaning process.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I very highly recommend this place. Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. The place is even better than seen in the pictures. The staff are very kind, prompt and always smiling. The rooms are spick and span, and are cleaned daily when requested. The breakfast included with the price is delicious. The chef is worth high praise. Close to Induruwa Railway Station and 5 minutes away from Bentota Railway Station. Pool and entire property is cleaned daily, and the beach is literally a hop away. Will definitely visit again. Cannot praise this place enough!
Cons: That I couldn't spend more time at this beautiful place.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location is good and staff is courtious, rooms were very comfortable and we liked our overall stay.
Cons: No intercom in the room had to go to reception for every small thing. Some more things for entertainment can be added. However we liked it over all
9.3 Excellent
Cons: There was a dog, It didn't bother us in any way, however we are little allergic to dogs
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Firstly, the place is still in excellent condition, being newly built in 2010 is been very well looked after. Its clean, rooms are well looked after. Second, the food in the restaurant is superb. The ice is safe in drinks!! All taxes and services charges are included in the menu pricing so you don't get stung on the bill. Value isn't bad either but fish items on the menu get expensive. You can eat a good meal for about £4, 1000Rs. Third, the atmosphere of the place, its calm and peaceful - apart from when exceptionally noisy children are staying. Sea temperature is 30degC people!!
Cons: Very little not to like. Perhaps the only three things one could say are, the way breakfast works in the morning - you order for a menu so everything takes a long time, but then you get to enjoy the meal and take your time. It can take an hour for breakfast when it could take 10mins if it were buffet style. 2nd point - the steepness of the beach - you don't get gentle waves. You can bodyboard all day long. 3rd point - the location is pretty isolated from any other towns, but that makes its very quiet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a great and unforgettable stay. Many thanks to all personal, you made our stay unique and very comfortable. The hotel is very beautiful and cozy, the food in the restaurant is very tasty, prices are good. Rooms are clean and big. It is a really nice and peaceful place, close to several Ayurvedic resorts. And we will never forget lots of surprises that happened here. We felt like home. Can’t wait to come back. We wish you good luck and prosperity!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were excellent, the food and restaurant was excellent and the fact that everything about the hotel layout was really wonderful. We loved our stay here. Highly recommend Sea Rock Villa.
Cons: Some of the floors were a little slippery for little children so we were alert to this around the pool and in the rooms.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very nice safety stay, spacy rooms are in perfect condition also with good A\C,right on a beach across beautifull garden and everything clean, swimming pool is not so big but enought for relaxig during hot days, staff is so friendly and working all the time - cleaning garden,pool, beach and so on...they arrange airport pickup (takes 2h+). Sandy beach is nice for walk where you can find many restaurants, outstanding sunsets here... even it is next the frequently street, there is no noise and you will hear only waves:) mostly recommendet this stay absolutelly high level on SriLanka!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Property is next to beach
Cons: Breakfast is limited
River Breeze Villa - Bentota - Building
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9.3 Excellent (83 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at River Breeze Villa in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Kaluwamodara Bridge. 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.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The apartment that we were staying in was big and spacious. Lal, one of the members of staff was a real character, he was on hand if ever we needed anything and went out of his way to help us - even getting up at 5am to say goodbye.
Cons: To have AC in the living area as well as the bed rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just perfect! We were welcomed with a drink and a smile! Our room was decorated with some beautiful Flowers and everything was super clean! Bathroom and room were very big and clean! Nothing to complain about! We did a safari boat toar and enjoyed our night quitely.. very beautiful place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Osaka and Lao were extremely kind and attended to all our needs. we were welcomed very warmly, the room and all areas were immaculately clean and tidy. although the bikes they had were free for us to ride, we wanted a scooter so we can explore the are more. They organise this for us, they also organised a loundry service for us... we had been given everything we wanted literally. we had an amazing time at the villa and will be definately returnig to exactly this place in future
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent stay. Well worth for the money Very nice room Nice ambiance Most importantly the best service Lal was amazing, I will definitely return
Cons: Its perfect for the moeny spent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was Perfect, great place, sparkling clean and modern. Very good service by the owner and the care taker LaL. Really liked the place and will come back soon again.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Value for money and the great hospitality given by Lal is superb. Also thank you very much for the lovely cake organized by Ms. Ruchira.
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice clean and big room!! We really liked it there, kind and helpful owner, great breakfast, everything was perfect except it's a little bit far from the ocean but there is a river instead
Cons: Far from the ocean
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at river breeze. We were met by Lal, who is a very sweet local and an excellent cook. He offered lots of lovely fresh fruit and gave us recommendations for our stay. We only stayed one night but it was lovely. They sorted us out with a lift from the airport with Anthony, who was excellent !
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good place to stay. They take care of the guest well. Very unique style of welcoming gust with juice and wet towel.
Cons: Bit inside difficult to locate. No sign board on road.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good housekeeper Lal Everything else Perfect!!!
Cons: Nothing
Sri Villas - Bentota - Building
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9.5 Excellent (40 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sri Villas in Bentota, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. Featured amenities include luggage storage and refrigerator in a common area. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.5 Okay
Pros: The bed was very comfy. Amazing view
Cons: The porch chairs are uncomfortable No TV
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - everything was perfect, my only regret i stay only 4 nights - beachfront location with very beautiful beach , not touristic , beautiful waves ( for good swimmers ) - staff very friendly and treat you very well - we check out at 10 AM , but manager arrange for us to leave our luggage in another room , and they have also a toilet for making shower and we spend all the day at the beach since we have the flight in the night - food was very good , also prepare an romantic dinner ( for valantine’s day) close to the ocean and was amazing. - you can arrange everything here : scooter rental (1500 lkr/day) airport transfer, loundry , tuk tuk and many others.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pure luxury for a 3 night stay with my husband and 7 year old daughter. The property is stunning and on a quiet, stunning beach. Karolyn was the the perfect host and looked after us so well. The food was delicious and staff were fantastic. We walked across the road to find monkeys, which was the highlight for my daughter! I would recommend this hotel highly and hope to be back next year!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is magical, peaceful and not so many people around. You get your own server for the day and his or her job is to keep you happy and feed you. The room is directed towards the sunset, and the sunsets there are orgasmic. The beach is clean and i felt i had the beach to my self. The room is clean and is well thought out the decor is vintage and comfy. Staff and manager, i am speechless about the service. Romantic place and also good for friends and family. Food is extremely delicious 5 star meals.
Cons: Breakfast choices are kind of limited.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Stunning location on a pristine beach, beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had a great spot for dinner both nights looking out onto the sea, a lovely spot for a quiet romantic get away!! The room was spacious and beautiful with a huge bathroom. The food was also great. I’d love to come back to Sri Villas.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay. Gorgeous room with amazing patio and ocean view. Staff was great and attentive. Nice touches like a sunset and midday snack. Delicious food for lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. The fish tacos and calamari were exceptional. They were generous enough to let us stay in the room until our late flight which was very much appreciated.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Carolyn was super friendly and welcoming. She made sure our stay was perfect and was very helpful. The property is stunning, right on the beach and the rooms are beautifully decorated. Its close enough to some restaurants and fishing (if your interested). It feels like a family home with different bedrooms split into 3 villas and everyone shares the communal areas. It had a really nice feel to it.
Cons: My only comment about this place would be the amount of mosquito's in our room. We traveled around Sri Lanka and didn't have this problem anywhere else.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food and staff
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, professional management, facilities and value.
Cons: Would liked to stay longer! Nothing wrong.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was the first stop in our 2,5 weeks around Sri Lanka and we couldn’t have wished for a better start. The setting is just perfect: a wonderfully designed and decorated house with a dash of the old Colonial Villas (not sure they are). We stayed in one of the suites in the Nisala Villa and enjoyed the indisturbed views of the Indian Ocean - and its soothing sound at night! The beach is precious, wild and desertic. We enjoyed walking practically alone and with no beach-boys at all and so we never actually went to the more touristic Bentota. Also, we just enjoyed winding down from our day-jobs and indulge in the luxury of just reading a book cover-to-cover on one go, while chilling at the garden or after a swim in the beautiful infinity pool. Plus points: The stuff is super nice and the food was delicious! Really enjoyed the spicy fried calamari, the fish tacos, the grilled fish and the curries! Oh, and they make also a mean French Toast for breakfast. Can’t recommend enough as your first or last leg of the trip!
Paradise Ocean Homestay - Kosgoda - Building
8
9.2 Excellent (98 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Bentota, within 12 km of Bentota Lake and 12 km of Lunuganga, Paradise Ocean Homestay provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi. Guests can enjoy garden views. At the guest house, each room comes with a desk. At Paradise Ocean Homestay, each room includes a seating area. A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Fishing is among the activities that guests can enjoy near Paradise Ocean Homestay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean , the place is located 5 minutes away from a secluded beach. The host cooked us a delicious meal and was very kind.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very relaxed, nothing was a problem, helpful with any questions I had. Very knowledgeable about how Sri Lanka works. Highly recommended, very clean and private house. friendly family.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Close to bus stop and beautiful beach Turtle hatchery is a must and we enjoy watching baby turtles being released to the ocean. Very friendly family running the business, we felt super comfortable Great outdoor shower flexible with check out
Cons: dinner was tasty but a little too expensive as we weren‘t aware that fish would be served. delicious for me but my bf doesn‘t eat.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room is very modern and the AC is silent and works a treat. Nice big bathroom with a good shower. Nice communal seating area. Huge comfy bed. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. The boat trip they organised was very good.
Cons: It’s a little far from the beach so you’ll have to be happy to walk or get tuk tuks. The communal kitchen could have used a bit of a clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice house. Very friendly host and nice lonely beach. Next to Turtle protection centre!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Close to the bus stop in Kosgoda you'll find a basic but clean room in a nice house. Bathroom was very clean, too. There's a mosquito net as well as a big fan but Kosgoda is hot. There's also a terrace to sit and escape the sun. We received plenty of tea and had some nice talks with Sirik(?), Dinesh's father who's really kind. Breakfast was very yum, too. The neighbours, as in extended family, cooked a nice curry for us (700 R) and it seems that everyone knows everyone in the village, so you can always ask for help. A very secluded beach is close-by. We didn't meet many people there and could jump into the ocean whenever we felt like it. :)
Cons: Wasn't easy to find as there was no sign but many locals were eager to show us the way. The bed was quite hard. Wifi was a bit slow but we had mobile data, so it didn't bother us. A small water bottle is 100 R. Would be better to have that clearly stated in the beginning. We also asked for a good place to have dinner and where shown "Testy Foods" where you pay 900 R for a small and tasteless portion of rice & chicken. Many references mentioned the great time they had with Dinesh & Sashini. As they just had their first child (congratulations again!) only Dinesh (who's very nice indeed) was there for half of our time there. It's totally understandable that they were busy but after reading the reviews we had other expectations.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you are looking for a nice and quiet place -this is the Paradise Ocean Homestay! Fantastic beach with no people .Turtle farm is just arround the courner. It was wonderful stay.Room and bathroom are very clean Hot water was really hot ) .Breakfast is simple but delisious( eggs , fruits , toast ,coffe or tea) . Really warm atmosphere . Family is very friendly ,easy going and helpful . We loved them.Highly recomend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow it was the best homestay I‘ve stayed in sri lanka so far! It’s such a lovely place. The owner Dinesh & Sashini are so friendly and do everything for you that you feel happy. The beach you can reach by a short walk. The room was really clean and it has everything what you need! Definitely can recommend this beautiful homestay!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had such a great time with this family ! As the name says it's a real paradise at few meter from the ocean. The breakfast and the diner are really good and generous. The train station is nearby so it's easy to go paradise ocean homestay by foot ( few minutes). You should definitely go there for few days of great time !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice breakfast, great dinner, clean bathroom, strong fan.
Cons: The location.
Walauwa The Villa Ahungalla - Bentota - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (105 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ahungalla, Walauwa The Villa Ahungalla is by the ocean, a 3-minute drive from Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center and 6 minutes from Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery. 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: The warm welcome the family gave me, was unbelieveble! So kind!!! Quietness and calmness!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It was a good breakfast. Nearby beach was excellent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Felt like home. Great place to stay with amazing helpful hosts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very good and it was nice to taste local breakfast. And there was possible to decide what time the breakfast was served. Owners took very good care and suggested and arranged things to do like boat trip by the river, visit in turtle farm and tour in Bentota. There is beautiful and peaceful beach nearby. Apartment (Villa) was clean and there was a air conditioning, which was very refreshing after long journey. Owners took very good care of us and we are grateful for that. Highly recommended place to stay!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very authentic and tasty. They accommodated my wife who is gluten intolerant by preparing special Sri Lankan food made of rice flower. For new years day they prepared the traditional rice and coconut milk cakes for us. Room was very spacious and clean. Very nice front terrace to sit and relax on. A real treat to see and feed the monkeys which roam in the trees on the property. A very nice family operates the villa. It was special to speak to the son who is 20 years old and speaks very good English. He explained the history of the villa and how it was built by his grandfather. Easy 5 min walk to the beach. Nice swimming. It was convenient to have some plates and cutlery so we could buy some fresh fruit to eat. We reserved a tuk tuk to take us to the train station but when it didn't show up they offered to drive us in their vehicle which was nice.
Cons: They told us about the various tours in the area which we were not interested in ...maybe a little too pushy on this point. Our bill for two nights came to 57 USD or 10500 rupees as per the booking.com reservation and current exchange rate of 182 rupees. They brought us the receipt and it showed 11000 rupees. This equated to a rate of 192 rupees = 1 USD. The rate was never higher than 182 rupees in the past month so they clearly attempted to overcharge us. When I corrected her she quickly agreed to 11000 rupees. I really hope they simply made a mistake and did not try to take advantage of us because they were such a sweet and friendly family and everything else about our stay was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was very good and local. There was very beautiful garden and it was possible to see few monkeys there sometimes. Room was comfortable and clean. Owners took very good care and made sure that we had a great stay. I would go there again.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very close to a very nice beach. Comfortable bed, nice staff
Cons: Was Saturday night, there was a party right behind the property, so I couldn’t sleep because of the loud music until 1:00 am! Was not nice at all
9.3 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: Amazing villa running by family. Very friendly and supportive!! Great location! Great value!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly and more than happy to help. Took a lot of pride in there amazing gardens. Really Nice restaurant on the beach 10 min walk way.
Hotel Riu Sri Lanka - Ahungalla - Building
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8.9 Excellent (2,779 reviews)
Overview Reviews
This Ahungalla property is on the beach, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and Ariyapala Mask Museum. Bentota Beach and Ambalangoda Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It’s a great big hotel all inclusive. Lovely pools. Kids pool is really cool and it’s amazing that you can leave your kids in a nursery with babysitter free of charge. Small gym. Food was amazing.
Cons: There isn’t anything really to see around it or close by. As soon as you walk outside of hotel locals are offering you tours and they are really annoying. They would follow us for long distances, everyone constantly tries to talk to you and sell you something. And if you go out you are asked to donate money all the time. Also while walking on the beach one morning by myself I saw a man in the jungle performing sex on himself it’s was disgusting. We also stayed in Arugam bay (east coast) and kandy (center of Sri Lanka) and didn’t have this problem.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The cleanest hotel I have stayed at, rooms were made up to the highest standard every day. The staff are amazingly kind and will do anything for you. Every time they walk past they will smile and greet you. Fair choice of food at the buffet and caters for vegetarians.
Cons: Cocktails aren’t very good. Entertainment was average.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It's a very big hotel with about 500 rooms! Pools and spa are very good.
Cons: Most of the rooms doesn't have good view!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The 3rd Riu I visited in 3 different countries. The Hotel met all the standard Ive visited. The room I booked gave direct view to the ocean which was fantastic. Beautiful compound. The pools are exceptional and situated in an excellent location for the infinity pool. As we took the all inclusive package ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) would say that you can never complain about the buffet. One of the best meals that we had during our stay ( Sri lanka Curries, Seafood etc) Special mention to the Restaurant manager, not sure about his name ( from Belgium) who welcomed us everyday with a big smile
9.5 Excellent
Pros: All inclusive package
Cons: Check in time which is 3pm.This could be 2pm to gain more competitive advantage.
3.0 Mediocre
Cons: They only refill the coffee,creamer every other day, which was only enough fr two ppl fr one serve. Sales department staff (head) has no respect for guests. Overall staff not trained properly.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were really friendly and accommodating
Cons: The security where they pull the whole luggage and all my personal belongings are on public display. There should be a separate place where they check bags for security reasons so that we have privacy not for everyone to see what we have inside our bags
5.8 Okay
Pros: Some members of staff were very good. Some specific dishes were exceptional.
Cons: Too loud. For a supposedly family friendly hotel, the facilities are much more geared towards stag parties rather than families.. If you aren't going to get very drunk (which you will need to be to enjoy the "entertainment") daily then it is not worth the price... Also, the "cocktails" were awful.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beds were very comfortable. We also got upgraded on arrival to a family suite which was perfect for our families needs as it provided a bath as well as a seperate shower. We also received a lovely evening dinner with birthday cake and fizz to celebrate our little boys 5th birthday!
Cons: The themed restaurants had very little choice on the menu. We would have liked to try the Italian restaurant but with fussy kids and no pizza on the menu there we couldn't go. Such a shame. We also tried out the kids club but my children really did'nt enjoy it very much and said it was boring being stuck in one room with one member of staff. This needs to be thought out more in my opinion. We also found the kids entertainment was far too early and the kids still wanted to be at the pool at 5:15pm or we were getting ready for dinner.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were spacious, the swim up bar pool, the staff were very friendly and polite with outstanding service.
Cons: I know it was quiet but a shame the ala carte restaurants were not open for dinner. We did get a main course option however with the buffet for dinner. The coffee at breakfast was instant, so undrinkable, but the lobby bar had espresso machine we found which was great!
Heritance Ahungalla - Ahungalla - Building
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8.9 Excellent (2,388 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Heritance Ahungalla is a five-star luxury hotel with 152 rooms located on 15 acres of beachfront on Sri Lankas southwest coast. It is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday while being pampered by our world-class service.It is also the perfect luxury base from which to go on a river safari along the Madu Ganga, visit the Kosgoda turtle hatchery or take in the culture and history of Galle and Sri Lankas coastal villages
10.0 Excellent
Pros: View
Cons: Everything is perfect
6.3 Good
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff
Cons: Confusing layout, food choices were lacking and some restaurants didn’t open - might have been due to it being low season. Location not ideal. I seemed to have been charged more on checkout than what was agreed on booking.com - not by a huge amount, only $40 - but consider the booking.com amount included taxes; I can’t figure out why it happened!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel with big pool ,nice comfy rooms. Well trained staff specially restaurants staff know what guests really need(Mr.Dharshana) . Hope to come back again
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staffs were very nice and friendly. Food was nice too.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Impressive location right on. The beach the staff at excellent especially the service given to us by Me Nipun and Mr thushara who spared no efforts to make our evening special by hosting a private dinner for all of us on the beach
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely short stay to spend my birthday getaway! I got upgraded into a Luxury room which I was very grateful! ❤️ From the time I arrived until I left, the staff were all warm and welcoming. That makes me feel good. Those working at Jute Restaurant were excellent. I was amazed that they tried to interact with the guests. I was well taken care off every time I eat there. There’s different varieties of delicious foods to choose from. I really enjoyed the food and the place as well. Thank you to Thushara, Nareen, Kasim, Sachini, Nuwapa (pardon me, I hope his name was correct) and the rest of the team who made an extra effort to surprise me during my birthday dinner last July 8. I really appreciate what you did! The service was beyond my expectations!
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel, amazing food!!
Cons: Niks
7.0 Good
Pros: Understand the security requirements of checking bags but please be a little more polite.
Cons: Staff could be more polite. One guy just did not let me take my backpack even though I offered him to check it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly. Clean rooms.
Club Villa - Bentota - Building
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9.0 Excellent (162 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Club Villa in Bentota, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Bentota Beach and 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.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The architecture and swimming pool
Cons: The food was ok
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Calm and quite , 3 minutes walk to beach ,
Cons: Some staff mainly room service guys a bit awkward in response , bath kit not refilled for 2 days . Beach side Some chair or recliners should have been placed by hotel as that’s USP .
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The property is beautiful, both the building and the grounds. We had an enormous bed and a private courtyard area that opened onto the main garden/pool. Lovely mature trees and colourful flowers. The train line runs across the end of the garden and you walk over that straight onto the quiet beach. It was entertaining to watch the train chug along the single track as you lay by the pool. They aren't very frequent so are not disturbing. Staff very attentive. Pool towels carefully folded with flowers, and extras brought without being asked. A dish of nuts brought when it was noticed we were having a beer from the mini bar on our patio.
Cons: Location is fairly remote so not for long stays unless you just want to relax by the beach and pool.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Large suite, beautiful grounds, lovely pool, very near beach
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful lodging. Good value. Excellent food. Quiet.
Cons: Although near beach, no beach chairs or umbrellaa
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was super complete and attending to all kind of preferences. Staff was always exceeding expectations they remember all what me and my daughter would like to eat and drink!
Cons: The ants in the bed and in the bathroom :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view from my balcony was phenomenal. My room was spacious and cozy.
Cons: I had an Ayurvedic body massage there but the therapist was sexually harassing me that he tried to go down on me.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Located in a quiet lane which has many other luxury villas. This had a very colonial feel , right from the moment we stepped in. We were welcomed with a glass of fresh papaya juice. Welcoming staff, especially Chaman who helped us find a good local taxi driver. All other staff people were very courteous & wanting to serve us well. And always with a smile on their faces. The room.... superb! Honestly, I didn’t expect it to turn out so good! It was huge!! With an added floor which had a kids bed. The bed was good & the chairs overlooking the garden were perfect for sipping ur Ceylon tea while doing nothing! The Sri Lankan food was very good; must try. You need to tell them a night before if u wish to have SL breakfast. The beach was just across the villa gardens. Only adventure was the railway line which u need to cross to reach to the beach. But the beach was good with not many people. I enjoyed my evening walks with my wife watching a lovely sunset. Lastly, A GREAT PLACE TO UNWIND AWAY FROM THE CITY CHAOS!!
Cons: I guess the bathroom needs to be updated a bit. Though kept very clean, just feels a little worn out! And the positioning of air con in the room. In the afternoon, It takes a long time to cool the room.
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
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8.8 Excellent (3,863 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Taj Bentota Resort & Spa in Bentota, you'll be near 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and best facilities
Cons: No comb and clock in the room
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We got upgraded for our anniversary to the Suite....which were stunning. We were over the moon with that surprise. The balcony view of the Indian Ocean and beach was breath taking. The rooms were immaculate, literally perfect. I loved the location and the Sunset. The Spa area was awesome too, it made me want to just keep getting treatments there. They have loads of fun activities which I was happy with. It was such a great place to go and you don't need to leave the resort to have fun. Highly recommend the Taj Bentota.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The courteous staff. Clean rooms. The beauty that surrounds the property.
Cons: Felt the food and buffet over priced for the selection that was offered.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing Service the staff were superb. Location is beautiful and they have an excellent Spa. Could not fault anything, food, location, staff.
Cons: Only comment would be the garden view rooms decor is better than the sea view rooms - which are being updated.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The food was amazing. Chef Neeraj was very kind and amazing human being who made our special day really memorable.
Cons: Maintenance. The bathroom has continuous running water and water leakage from windows when it rains.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was really tasty with a large variety of cuisines to choose from. Location was really beautiful. I choose to stay here as I just wanted a relaxing weekend and I planned to stay within the hotel the whole time. I don't think theres a huge amount of things to do in Bentota, but if you want a pool, beach and some food its a great choice!
Cons: I booked the room only by mistake. I found the buffet food a bit expensive with the evening buffet totaling 4,000 LKR per person. I don't tend to eat too much in one sitting so I ate off the separate menu as it was a bit cheaper.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff food and overall stay is excellent, good value for money
Cons: Only one restaurant (food was excellent but for a long stay it could get boring) and rooms/bathrooms are old
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This wonderful
Cons: Nil
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The service was excellent. Special mention to chef Dalip who went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. Also big thanks to Front desk manager Akram who helped us change our reservation. Overall staff was very warm, accommodative and served with a smile.
Malu Banna - Bentota - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (35 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Malu Banna in Beruwela, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours and a train station pick-up service.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We were very happy by the service and especially by mr Chatura Gunawardana who made our stay memorable!
Cons: Reconstruction during the night was very noisy
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything was exactly how it was declared on the site. A good car for transfer, very clean rooms, really friendly and reliable staff. Especially, I’d like to thank Vanessa, а manager, whose unbelievable care, attention and quickness helped me to arrange things exactly I wanted. Everything, from breakfasts to excursions, was individually tailored.
Cons: Only one small thing - the air-conditioner was quite noisy, at least for me - my daughter slept with no problem.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great view from the balcony. big room, very clean. good service (boat transport to the beach for free), nice restaurant. good choice of water sports activities and boat trips (a bit pricey).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Free boat service to the beach and back. Spacious room, amazing lagoon view. Friendly and very helpful staff.
Cons: Meal portions were small so everytime we ended up ordering something extra. Jet ski rent to expensive...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I stayed at the Malu Banna for 2 nights while bicycle touring Sri Lanka for 2 months. Loved the resort! The staff and owners were wonderful and helpful. They have a beautiful place right on the riverfront and people can rent jetski's, go skiing, tubing, etc. Room was huge, great AC, WiFi in the room was fast, and comfortable bed (with mosquito netting). I highly recommend this resort!
Cons: Not a thing! This resort is incredible! Loved staying here!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Spacious and comfortable room overlooking the river. Good WiFi. One minute by free shuttle boat to the amazing beach of Bentota (can be taken at anytime as there is always someone to take you immediately to the beach). Great staff.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Rooms 1 and 2 (and the rooms below them) are spacious, very well appointed, and superbly situated with lovely balconies where we could spend much time gazing over the water. And we had lovely dinners sitting right by the water.
Cons: The staff is clearly overstretched at times. Rooms were cleaned very late.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pushed the booking button and added a comment, yes I'd like transfers, and added my flight details, that was it all taken care of including the early check-in. I have only stayed in one place in Sri Lanka so far but I have to say, they could not have done any more to have accommodate us, our every wish was taken care of. The room was clean, perfect, the staff friendly and attentive. I really have no reservations to encourage you to go visit. I regret we only had four days there. (Oh and several of the sunsets were like paintings)
Cons: After several hot showers the bathroom door started to stick, we mentioned it, fixed. They really did take care of us, leaving the bill to the end makes most skeptics like me a little worried, but we put everything on the bill, beers, food, trips out, a day tour, a morning diving, and afternoon boat trip (fantastic nature, bats, owl, crocks, really), transfers, early check-in and when the bill was added, it almost was not enough! Sorry this has turned out not to be a dislike, because really I have absolutely no complaints at all. OOH, the streets approach is not the most attractive, they intend to change this, but it is not an issue.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Big and Clean room with nice balcony. Nice staff. Breakfast and food are good.
Cons: The room could use a stand to put your suitcase on.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice spacious and clean room with a lovely balcony with sea and river view. Lots of water sports and excursions available (although a bit pricey). Free boat transfer to the beautiful Bentota beach at any time on request.
Cons: They ask you the day before the time you want to go for breakfast and then make you wait 30-40 minutes sitting at the table before bringing you anything, even when you told you’re in a rush. We stayed two nights and one of them we nearly missed a train and the other they made us get to the airport at the very last minute, despite we had told the day before that we needed to be on time and despite we were the only costumers having breakfast at that time: the stuff in the morning is unaware of what agreed the day before. They arranged the airport taxi and then the driver asked for more money than agreed with the hotel. By the way the taxi arranged by the hotel is a bit more expensive than booked outside. They don’t make up the room daily. Breakfast is pretty basic and the same every day: fruit, eggs, bread, jam and tea or coffee.
Arcade Beach Hotel - Induruwa - Building
15
8.9 Excellent (156 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Bentota, Arcade Beach Hotel is by the ocean, a 4-minute drive from Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and 6 minutes from Bentota Beach. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly family. Breakfast and also the room was good. There was no air conditioning, but a fan was enough. It is very close to railway station, so it's easy to come to the hotel without a taxi or a tuk tuk. Is located directly opposite the supermarket. Shashi is very good person, also helpful. During my stay big sea turtle came to the hotel at evening. Shashi came to all the guests just to call us to look at it :)
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great stay in Induruwa. Location is pretty good, direct at the beautiful beach. At the morning you get a fantastic srilankan breakfast, direct at the beach. Room is basic, but clean. What this place makes great are the amazing and very friendly hosts. I will come back.
Cons: nothing, everything was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Hospitality
Cons: Nothing
4.3 Okay
Pros: The owners are extremely friendly. The lady understood that we left, accepted the cancellation of the 2 more nights and even made some phone calls for us.
Cons: The name Arcade Beach Resort made us expect something completely different. The entrance is a very small alley where you cannnot walk next to each other. The location is next to a Beach Club, very loud music during the night, impossible to sleep. We left after 1 night. The room we stayed in was very basic, mattress very thin, window facing a wall. Bathroom, toilet and lavabo completely under water after taking a shower. Room and bathroom floor were not clean. Internet connection very bad. This kind of rooms maybe suit to young backpackers, we did not feel comfortable ( couple age 50+ with world-wide travel experience for more than 35 years ) We paid U$ 40 which is a lot for this room. During our 1 month stay in Sri Lanka this was our worst experience, however the owners are the most friendly people.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food is excellent. Good n clean environment. Friendly staff
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Shashi and her husband are very kind and lovely hosts. We had a wonderful time at their hotel at the beach. Especially the delicious breakfast with a breathtaking ocean view! She always cared about us and gave us good advices. Definitely we would came again! Thanks so much!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: We got a nice balcony to chill! Really beautiful location right at the beach! Lovely family!
Cons: The music from neighbor resorts was soo loud even after the midnight
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We were two couples traveling through Sri Lanka and had four wonderful days at Arcade Beach Hotel. Everday we got different and lovely traditional breakfast below the palms at the beautiful beach. The host was very friendly and the atmosphere was really welcoming. We felt like coming home. One of us had his birthday and the host baked a cake for him. Thank you so much for this experience!
Cons: Nothing worth to mention.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location and the hosts. I think these were the best hosts on our trip. The breakfast was very tasty! I would highly recommend this hotel.
Cons: The room was quite hot.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable and excellent
Cons: Nothing
Shinagawa Beach - Balapitiya - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (428 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Balapitiya, Shinagawa Beach is by the ocean, within a 10-minute drive of Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Center and Ariyapala Mask Museum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The design hotel holds a very high standard and has a beautiful location at a rather unexploited beach with a limited amount of rooms. The restaurant is very good and the rooms are very well equipped. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the beach and water at the hotel is clean. We travelled as family with kids 5 and 7 years which was ok but the place is more suitable for couples who want to relax for some days. There is not much action nearby or at the beach.
Cons: The price level of this hotel is high - European price level for rooms, food and SPA which is a bit of a surprise compared to many other hotels in Sri Lanka.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: great location with wonderful beach very friendly staff away from city noise excellent place to relax
Cons: prices of food and beverages are bit high
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff made the stay. They are so welcoming and friendly and were very professional compared to other hotels we stayed in. We stayed here twice during our trip, once at the beginning and then again at the end as it was just a lovely atmosphere to stay in. Pool is half inside outside so is good when it rains. There is a security guard all night at the back and front of the hotel so belt really safe. Lovely beach views from the high rooms.
Cons: It was more basic than super luxury hotels so you tell it’s 4 star. But the price reflect this and it had everything we needed. No complaints!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Less than perfect
Cons: Some of the cooking. Waiting staff often slow, scope to improve their English
6.8 Good
Pros: This place is "nice" for a 3 star hotel. The food is decent, the pool is nice, the beach in front of the hotel is clean.
Cons: It just lacks any character or X-factor to justify it's 5* rating & price tag. Essentially, it's a bit basic & over-priced. The spa is just a room with a massage table in, no ambience. The bedrooms are clean & spacious, but a bit like a Premier Inn, very spartan. There's a garden full of sunbeds that leads onto the beach, and all day, every day there was a big group of men who stood there, staring at the tourists on the sun beds (I mean, for hours, it's very uncomfortable), and if anyone set foot on the beach, they were accosted. The hotel do nothing about this. The bar service is incredibly slow, actually, non-existent, at one point we had ordered drinks but after 20min, checked to see where they were & all of the bar staff were watching cricket. Repeat daily. I almost never write negative reviews, but I wouldn't recommend this place - save your money for somewhere with more spark.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: the suite was fantastic and bath tub was excellent. loved the patio and breeze was relaxing with the waves. loved the living room set up. PM turndown service was nice with waters and food was good. will come back and do more. next time I will upgrade from b&b to half board.
Cons: was a little disappointed spa was closed on Monday when someone could have informed us on Sunday if we wanted to use??
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so friendly and helpful. Food was great. The hotel grounds were well maintained and the beach was perfect.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 3rd time here. Superb as usual. Very early check in which was great. High floor room best for views but to be fair they all are. Best for couples. Daily walk along the beach before breakfast perfect. Asela the best tour guide again! Lives by the entrance and brought him a branded T-shirt!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breathtaking sea view, very kind and helpful stuff, spacious well-equipped rooms
Cons: Air conditioner is in front of the bed and the cold air is blowing at the guests. I saw the stuff cleaning the floors and the roof and the dirty water was falling into the pool. Towels were
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view from the hotel and room. Security on guard all night watching the beachfront and the hotel so felt very safe. The staff were lovely and welcoming and made the stay very special. The pool is outside but slightly under cover from the hotel which was a nice change from a classic pool. It provided a cooler area to relax on really hot days. The food was extremely tasty and we enjoyed everything we ordered. It felt clean and hygienic.
Cons: Hotel taxi service was very expensive but seemed to be a local taxi company so not worth the additional cost. Driver was not safe on the roads, very risky. Same length journey elsewhere cost less than half of price.
Bentota Beach By Cinnamon - Bentota - Building
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8.8 Excellent (424 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Cinnamon Bentota Beach in Bentota, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Bentota Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
Hotel Hemadan - Aluthgama (Western Province) - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (110 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Hemadan in Beruwela, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Bentota Beach and Kaluwamodara Bridge. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and the beautiful view of the beach from the patio. The restaurant provided amazing food and a romantic atmosphere.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff were friendly, the location was excellent and it was a little off the main road and was very quiet.
Cons: No hot water
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The food and the view
Cons: more mosquito abatement
9.3 Excellent
Pros: I stayed one night at Hotel Hemadan and the hospitality and support I received was incredible. They helped me find transport to the nearby Yahirala National Park and cooked some amazing curries for dinner. It was truly an amazing stay and the family was a great host! I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place where the owners actually care about you!
6.8 Good
Pros: The riverside garden was absolutely beautiful. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Cons: The room was so dark we could not see to read. The food was mediocre and the menu limited: the restaurant specialities were hot dogs and pizza, and only western breakfast was available.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great food very nice stuff perfect location that is near to the beach, river, bus and train station. nice view
Cons: LIZARDS,, I had two in my room, and a lot all over the hotel, they said that it is ok and no harm, and it is there to kill mosquitos! POOR FURNITURE,, I had a broken chair, and two small beds put aside instead of one big bed! RESERVATION,, in booking.com I saw we should have a TV and an AC.. and we didn't!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were really excellent and clean specialty the bathrooms and the owner family was extremely friendly. Just go for it....
Cons: Na
7.5 Good
Pros: The location is very good, right beside the river. The beach is just across the river and the hotel provides free boat service from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Out 3-bed room was very spacious.
Cons: They started checking room for anything missing/broken even before we get out of the room during checkout.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: by the lake, reachable to beach by boat, good restaurant, helpful staff, high ceiling and lake view from the room
Cons: two single beds but with one mosquito net
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff, situated at riverside with nice view from garden/dinner table. Boat service to beach nearby (very close) Nice food and drinks
Cons: Water sports on river a bit noisy during the day, but not very disturbing
Saman Villas - Bentota - Building
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8.8 Excellent (263 reviews)
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.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location and well maintained.
Cons: Safety can can be a concern. Also not possible to make tea or coffee in villa
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Pure paradise! Amazing food, staff and location. I hope to visit again one day!
Cons: Just one small improvement - some relaxing music at the sunset bar would be nice in the evenings to create more atmosphere.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: I don't know where to start, this place is incredible! The views, the rooms, the pools, the sea, the staff, the food! All absolutely spot on. Special thank you to Rushan and the restaurant staff, spot on!
Cons: I had an emergency doctor call out which cost $90 with medication, in contrast a spa treatment can cost around $120-160 pp. Don't get me wrong the spa is amazing but the price seems a bit high.
9.5 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.
4.5 Okay
Pros: Staff and food
Cons: Disappointing and Wasting of money.. I can’t believe its a 5 star resort..!! Its away from luxury, pictures are cheating and villa’s decor is below average. The internet was very slow, The electricity was disconnected 2-3 times everyday. Spa service was so so and not worth the price. The access to the beach is tight and risky with too many rocky steps. And no beach beds at all..!! Overall, this resort will cost you triple price of much better resorts in srilanka.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were so helpful and friendly. The safety and security are great. The privacy of the pool was excellent. The room breakfast was lovely. They even gave us a complementary dessert and photo when we checked out.
6.8 Good
Pros: Every think was good , but i rent a room with prive pool , and my privet pool was dirty and water was stop and not changing.
Cons: Every think was good , but i rent a room with prive pool , and my privet pool was dirty and water was stop and not changing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The bathrooms
Cons: Thought the food was a bit expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location
Nil Menik Villa - Kosgoda - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (42 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated in Bentota, Nil Menik Villa offers beachfront accommodation 12 km from Bentota Lake and features various facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is set 12 km from Lunuganga. The rooms at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. At Nil Menik Villa, rooms come with air conditioning and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: -Very clean. -Big pool, also very clean. -Beautiful beach very close, almost no visitors - and very clean. -Really nice staff, very friendly and helpful -Large breakfast, differs from day to day, with both local and English breakfast components
Cons: There were water (some repair works were ongoing) and power outages (probably weather related) whilst our stay. However the owner brought us lamps instantly so we could continue reading, which was very nice. It would have been great to get a notice or some extra water bottles for the water outage.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Near turtle farm. Breakfast very good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best host in Sri Lanka! Very helpful. Nice and clean rooms. Beautiful pool area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic, lovely small hotel, only 3 rooms and we were the only guests during our stay. The host was very attentive and made our stay perfect. Food was superb!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a fantastic place. Beautiful building, pool and garden right next to a fantastic beach. The folks running the place we really nice and the personalised meals they cooked in the evening were tasty and great value.
Cons: Nothing, it was all good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing! Very nice people! Just 4 rooms at the property, which is good. Clean pool and great breakfast. Restaurant at the property also is very convenient. Really good place to relax and chill. Would love to comeback!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First of all: best accommodation of our whole trip. We got the bigger room instead of the small we booked, because it was out of Saison and the hotel was empty beside of us. So we got a really nice and huge room in the ground floor with pool directly in front. There is all you need for a comfort stay: air conditioning, a huge bed (but a bit to short for tall men), WiFi-access, Moskito repellent, hot shower, pool towels, a wonderful pool and a beautiful garden... The best is the stuff. They try their best to fulfill all your wishes. No matter if there is a holiday and all shops are closed or you just want to try the coconuts of the garden and need somebody to climb the trees. You should also try their dinner! Their breakfast ist also very good and you can choose the day before what you like :)
Cons: Tipp for tours: don’t do the mangrove safari! It’s not a safari, just a trip to sell you cinnamon or fish treatments and much to expansive! It’s just a tourist trap. You can see more animals in the nice and quiet garden of the hotel than on this trip.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!! We went 2 nights early October. As it was low season, we were the only guests out of the 4 bedrooms available. We booked the budget room, however the manager kindly gave us one of the big room by the swimming pool. So nice! Huge, clean, quiet bedroom with mosquito repellent plug (nice touch) , safety box and aircon. There were 2 staff working in the villa and they were the most adorable people we met. Trully wonderful staff including the manager. They spent time to chat with us and really make us feel home. We had our homemade breakfast and dinner in the terrace overlooking the lovely garden and swimming pool ... And the fauna such as iguanas, monkeys, squirrels, birds... The food is delicious and for dinner you can choose from a menu! The last day, they even accept us to come to the kitchen to have a look at how they cook. Just note that there are no restaurants beside just a small street shop, so we had all our dinners there. No need for lunch as the huge breakfast was keeping us full for the day ;) The beach is 2minutes walk. Quiet and no tourist early October, however the bad thing was that the sea was very rough so we did not get into the water, but it is ok as you have th swimming pool available to you. One of the staff kindly brought us for free with the tuktuk to a turtle farm that we could visit and then release babies into the ocean. The manager has a jewellery shop and we loved spending time there and listening to all his knowledge while looking at these amazing gems. We ended up buying some lovely handmade jewellery that are the best souvenirs we have now from Sri Lanka. We arrived by bus from Galle and the bus stop is just in front of the jewellery, which is then 5minutes walk from the villa. To go to Colombo, the manager kindly stopped the bus we needed. And he let us check out at the time we want with no extra fees. Overall it was a wonderful experience!! Go there in this quiet and not so touristy part of Sri Lanka.
Cons: Everything was perfect!!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stay at the hotel, one of the best stays of our visit. + Friendly and attentive staff + clean pool and surroundings + secluded garden area + Excellent wifi + Good selection of food on menu and great breakfast + Easy going on a late checkout + Hot showers - powercuts twice a day - pathway to the beach (communial) was through what appeared to be a grave yard and surrounded with rubbish and remains of a fire ( although not the responsibility of the hotel) - beach is too rocky/dangerous to swim in but hotel pool was an excellent alternative
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, great rooms and a lovely relaxing pool. Evening meal was cooked fresh, great flavours and plenty of it, with superb value. Highly recommend this place, would definitely stay again if coming to Sri Lanka.
Cons: Had no issues at all.