# 4 of 12 hotels in Kalutara

AVANI Kalutara Resort(4 stars)

St Sebastian’s Road Katukurunda Kalutara Sri Lanka View on map
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  • The rooms are clean (1)
    "The rooms are clean" found in 1 review
    • " the hotel has changed absolutely positive, the rooms are clean , the rooms well maintained, the complex is always cleaned, there were hardly any dirt. please ... " 
      4.828571428571428
      January 2012
  • The beach was beautiful (1)
    "The beach was beautiful" found in 1 review
    • " the beach was beautiful but just a bit coarse. It is even no coral sand like the Maldives or the Caribbean. The sand ... " 
      4.328571428571428
      January 2012
  • The food was delicious (1)
    "The food was delicious" found in 1 review
    • " the food was delicious , right varied and for those who do not like spicy food, there was always something. On the ... " 
      4.328571428571428
      January 2012
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  • Hotel in general
    5.2
  • Room
    5.4
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    4.5
  • Gastronomy
    5.4
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    30
  • very good
    16
  • acceptable
    3
  • poor
    2
  • terrible
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The most helpful positive review

4.061111111111111

All together the vacation was reasonable. What was lacking was, was the service of the restaurant staff. One chatters rather, as guests to operate. To repeated shout one was also served. To christmas were in the hotel about 200 people, when we at 20:30 hours for dinner went, were the cornucopias empty and it took a long time until it is again spears was, the unfortunately only in small quantities were presented. A day later we just 7:30 p. m. and the chef …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.3285714285714287

the hotel is very getting old. A renovation would be urgently necessary! Service staff perpetrates his work rather listless and indifferent (without tips is nothing at all ). Food was good. Spa offer professional but very expensive! Beach partly very dirty. For children and older people, the sea too dangerous. On a board at the beach will special stressed, that this beach section is dangerous, the red flag depends on! My husband and I have beach vacation …  read hotel review

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  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (1)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 1 review
      • " the beach was beautiful but just a bit coarse. It is even no coral sand like the Maldives or the Caribbean. The sand ... "  read hotel review
        4.328571428571428
        January 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " We felt all around in good hands. Criticism of the all inclusive offer we cannot nachvollziehenen. On the menu was something there for everyone. Staff is friendly and helpful. It was constantly cleaned and very clean. Only Defect were the many crow with your pushiness ... "  read hotel review
        4.678571428571429
        April 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " the food was delicious, right varied and for those who do not like spicy food, there was always something. On the ... "  read hotel review
        4.328571428571428
        January 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Cleanliness (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " the hotel has changed absolutely positive, the rooms are clean, the rooms well maintained, the complex is always cleaned, there were hardly any dirt. please ... "  read hotel review
        4.828571428571428
        January 2012
Marianne
Nice hotel on a wide beach with wild sea.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • January 2014
After our trip in the country we experienced Avani hotel beautiful relaxing and enjoyable days with a sensational new year's eve party. Could not have been better and the hotel is highly recommendable for those seeking peace without children. The service, the cleanliness and the food were very good. The sea is wild and rough with high waves, the partly against the rocks of individual ramparts break. Long lonely beach walks were possible, but because of the sloping beach also strenuous. But open other wonderful possibilities with the friendly locals in contact or the fishermen in the einhohlen your networks ... to watch. Contrary to some opinions on the net, seemed the pool is not too small. Daily fresh large pool towels comfortable cushions on beautiful wooden beach chairs. Enough pool chairs in the sun or shade available. Romantic candelight dinner at the beach for lovers with fire, torches, hussen etc. Here, every wish was fulfilled. All inclusive was worth it, both from the food and the drinks was. Thoroughly friendly, lovely staff. Guests from all countries. Many from the german-speaking countries, but also different Europa and Russia. Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    5.8
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    6.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    6.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    5.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    6.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    3.7
    Qualität des Strandes
    4.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    2.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    5.0
  • Zimmer
    5.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    5.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    5.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    5.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    6.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    6.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    6.0
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Matthias
Nice hotel for silent holiday.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Nachweis erbracht
  • Badeferien
  • December 2013
A chic hotel for couples (without children), quiet, and a bit off the beaten track but ideal for relaxation. The rooms were inviting and the room boy was always beautifully decorated with flowers. The pool is not very big, but there were enough beach chairs on the extensive grounds. The waves in the sea are partly wild, the sand reddish and a bit coarse, but it was but about 1 kilometer people empty idyll. A superior room with a view of the sea is recommendable, beautiful sunsets and waves from the balcony is certainly better than the noise from the ... city (train, cars and the prayers calls from the mosque). Food was good, but little variety. Local curries with bones and hot, but we enjoyed it. Festbüfett at christmas was very good, varied and beautifully presented. We only had half board, which we but completely enough for us. Drinks for the day when we food city (main road turn left, about 1 kilometer on foot) with the Tuk-tuk in/out privileges. At the beach exit vatch the beachboys in the shade and want to sell trips. They leave a but after a few days and clear words in silence. Other travelers reported but also good excursions with them. We were with the local rep of FTI and had made a very competent and friendly guide, the spoke german very well. Greetings hereby at sumith ☺ Bewertung lesen
  • Service
    4.0
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    3.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    5.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    4.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Zustand des Hotels
    5.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
    Behindertenfreundlichkeit
    1.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    1.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    2.8
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    2.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    6.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    3.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    1.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    2.0
  • Zimmer
    4.8
    Größe des Zimmers
    4.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    3.0
    Qualität des Strandes
    4.0
    Kinderbetreuung oder Spielplatz
    1.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    3.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    4.0
  • Gastronomie
    4.5
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    3.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    5.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    5.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    5.0
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Mathias
New year on Sri Lanka.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Familien
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • December 2013
Very nice and modern renovated hotel. Number of rooms and size of the hotels well arranged, therefore no cafeteria atmosphere in the restaurant, no rush at the pool, no oktobefest drinking in the bar area. When all'in all meals and drinks until 0:00 a. m. free, it had the room number and a receipt signed. Mostly european guests (german, italian, dutch, austrian,...) , there were a few russians, at weekends many locals. Bewertung lesen
  • Hotel
    6.0

    Very nice and modern renovated hotel. Number of rooms and size of the hotels well arranged, therefore no cafeteria atmosphere in the restaurant, no rush at the pool, no oktobefest drinking in the bar area. When all'in all meals and drinks until 0:00 a. m. free, it had the room number and a receipt signed. Mostly european guests (german, italian, dutch, austrian,...) , there were a few russians, at weekends many locals.

  • Zimmer
    5.0

    As a family we have 2 double rooms booked, with the journey we 2 rooms with ocean view in the 1st floor (227/231), by another in between undeveoped rooms separated. The view from the balcony on the ocean is a joy. The rooms feature a large bathroom with shower (rain shower), toilet and sink with sufficient storage space, a room with a large double bed with mattress, the other room had a double bed with 2 mattresses. In both rooms there was a minibar (content not included), a large led tv (german only german wave, otherwise international sports channels, bbc, national geographic,...) , quiet air conditioning, fan, electric kettle with tea and coffee, closet, safe and desk. 2 seating area with a small table on the balcony. The last 2 days we as a family in a junior-suite moved (number 143), with a terrace to the ocean and the mouth. The room has an additional seating area, in our case, however, the place has been transformed. For 2 people is this spacious room, for 3 persons, for 4 persons only short-term tolerable. The bathroom has an additional bath, and is more spacious.

  • Service
    5.0

    Very attentive, polite and well-trained staff. Communication on english with the staff, a few understand and speak german (in the training at the school of hotellery as a foreign language trained). Orders for the drinks to the food sadly partly longer ( allín ), dirty dishes were immediately cleared away. Our rooms were always thoroughly cleaned, evenings were additionally anti-bugs spray in the room.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0

    Shuttle from the airport to the hotel about 2 hours, in next time but still be better, as the construction of motorways progresses, and then the center of Colombo circle can be. The hotel is located on a peninsula, there are small shops on the main approach road, the next larger shops (supermarket, clothing.) About 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes with the Tuk-tuk. Railway station, bus stops about 20 minutes walk away, Tuk-tuk are available at the hotel entrance ready, with tours will it be collected directly at the hotel. Restaurants are at the zufahrtsstrasse available, were however not tested by us. Nightlife or other is in the immediate vicinity not available and restricted to the hotel area.

  • Gastronomie
    5.0

    The hotel has a buffet restaurant, an à la carte restaurant and at the days over a bar with food. All ' guests have free access to the buffet restaurant to use (breakfast, lunch and dinner), every day there was a different motto, with european food as well as many local dishes. The buffet was rather often refilled, than beginning of large quantities available, thereby there were occasionally to bottlenecks (especially the salad buffet), but they were taken care of immediately, if one of the many cooks spoken. The offer of dishes was extensive and varied, local food should definitely be tried (very spicy). Wine was allowed to dance along with all ' just for lunch and dinner free of charge to be ordered, in the bar area or on the pool only against payment. Christmas and Sylvester there were galabüfetts, in which one could not try everything. The staff in the restaurant are small tips or other benefits (chocolate,...).

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.0

    If you want a extensive entertainment program with evening shows, is wrong in this hotel. In the evening there was a different music program ( guitar music, saxofonmusik, small bands with singing), either in the bar area or within the pool range with beach views and in. Ocean. During the day there is sometimes a sports entertainer, who tried beachvolleyball-ball, water polo or other activities to offer, but often due to the tourist structure and number of participants cannot carry out. Pool table in the bar area for free. A fitness room was available, but because of the quote (1 times treadmill, 1 times stepper, 1 times ergometer) not earn this designation. Beach chairs and umbrellas were always sufficiently available, also to excursions could the pool boys always a place to offer. Towels and mats were the pool boys immediately provided. Mats were with our stay completely renewed, the beach chairs have enough comfort for an extensive sunbathing. The pool area consists of a small children's pool and a larger pool, in addition to a small increase in 2 water are available. The pool is about 1.30 meter deep. During our stay there was always enough space for swimming and fun in the pool. At the beach there were no beach chairs, we have daily bathed in the sea (water temperature about 28 degrees), this is at their own risk, a supervision is not available and the indian ocean at several days, a strong current in the beach area.

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Mark
Super nice hotel with a small 'hook'
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • November 2013
We had a 'modest' room at the end of the first hotelabschnittes - 'gardenview' - never again - you look out on the terraces and balconies of 2. hotelabschnittes - distance about 10 meter Rooms with sea view or lagoon view are certainly better, but never 'gardenview' book! Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm was in order - picture remains sometimes hang. First controlled channels is russian (!) Channels. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom big enough. Safe and internet costs (!) In the room. Room was always clean, new ... towels and toiletries every day. Guests were very international - in this week (or two half weeks) mostly eastern european/russian (circa 80%)! lt. Statements of other guests, the already longer sunday. Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    5.0

    There was the main restaurant for breakfast and dinner, as well as a bar and a pool bar, at which it also limited small dishes such as pizza or burger gibt. Hygiene and cleanliness in every area. Food lovingly prepared with a lot of taste.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.0

    Sufficient beach chairs, umbrellas or palm trees for shade available. Pool boy brought quite quickly cushions and towels. Pool is rather small, so nothing for swimmers. The ocean was very restless, waves very hard. Gym. Available, but not deserve the name.

  • Zimmer
    5.0

    Quiet rooms... Nice furniture but too little shelf space in the room for two people. Room-bathroom-toilet everything was always clean.

  • Service
    4.0

    The whole team was always friendly and helpful. In a german track would say 'they were always tried hard...' One notices marked differences in the speed of the service of the guests - depending on, whether the guest only breakfast, half board, full board or all-inclusive and the nationalities of the guests... It has the old principle 'who greases well...'

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We had a 'modest' room at the end of the first hotelabschnittes - 'gardenview' - never again - you look out on the terraces and balconies of 2. hotelabschnittes - distance about 10 meter Rooms with sea view or lagoon view are certainly better, but never 'gardenview' book! Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm was in order - picture remains sometimes hang. First controlled channels is russian (!) Channels. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom big enough. Safe and internet costs (!) In the room. Room was always clean, new towels and toiletries every day. Guests were very international - in this week (or two half weeks) mostly eastern european/russian (circa 80%)! lt. Statements of other guests, the already longer sunday..

  • Lage und Umgebung
    4.0

    Hotel right on the beach - depending on traffic about 2 hours from the airport to the hotel. Evening as - live bands - kandy dance. Very isolated - nothing for people who in the evening times wanted to get out.

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Wolfgang
Honest assessment of the hotels.
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  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Badeferien
  • November 2013
We had a great, quiet room at the end of the hotel of the sea. Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm Deutsche Welle was ok. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom was very large. Safe and internet without costs on the rooms. Room was always clean, new towels and toiletries every day. Older guests from 50 years upward Breakfast and dinner just a dream. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    6.0

    Large quiet rooms. Nice furniture great new mattresses where you have can strike. Room bathroom toilet everything was always clean.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We had a great, quiet room at the end of the hotel of the sea. Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm Deutsche Welle was ok. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom was very large. Safe and internet without costs on the rooms. Room was always clean, new towels and toiletries every day. Older guests from 50 years upward Breakfast and dinner just a dream.

  • Service
    6.0

    The whole team was always friendly and helpful. English were no problem some even german. Rooms were perfect and cleaned quickly - laundry service very fast, clean and cheap.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0

    Hotel right on the beach about 3 hours from the airport to the hotel. Evening as oktoberfest - live band kandy dance brought no long while. With tuck tuck in front of the hotel, you could everywhere. The hotel is located on a river estuary ( kaluganga river) - great bays turn left out of the hotel after a few minutes walk to reach.

  • Gastronomie
    6.0

    There was only the main restaurant was sufficient. Hygiene and cleanliness in every area. Gigantic spesenauswahl lovingly arranged with a lot of taste. Fast service not be waiting for tips. We gave much tip the staff deserves.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    6.0

    Ausriechende - pool boy brought quickly cushions and towels. Umbrellas available.

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Information about AVANI Kalutara Resort

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  • Location
    Situated on the tip of the mouth of the Kalu Ganga River along the west coast of Sri Lanka, the club resort truly has a spectacular setting, where two opposite forces of nature, Karadiya and Miridiya, meet. The Konaya is a place where the Great River meets the Indian Ocean, where the soul encounters the spirit and where dreams become reality.
  • Blending unlimited comfort with exceptional services, the air-conditioned spa complex promises a wonderful holiday in its friendly and hospitable environment. The spa is a perfect circle for guests to experience peace, harmony, balance and well-being. Guests are offered 105 rooms in total and facilities include a lobby with hotel safe, a restaurant, WLAN Internet access and a car park.
  • All the rooms are stylishly furnished with contemporary design providing modern comforts. Most of the rooms offer spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and the tranquil Kalu Ganga River. Each room features an en suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer, a double bed, direct dial telephone, TV, Internet access, an in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities and individually regulated air conditioning.
  • Guests may take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or choose from a range of spa treatments.
  • Overlooking the sea and river, the 2 restaurants offer a variety of cuisine that focus on international buffets featuring traditional Asian cooking with a modern twist.
  • American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    AVANI Kalutara Resort is located south of the island’s capital Colombo, approximately a 01-hour drive from Colombo, AVANI Kalutara has a remarkable location, built on the mouth of the River Kalu, facing the lagoon in one direction and the Indian Ocean on the other.
  • Location
    The resort is just 78 kms away for the Bandaranaike International Airport and 44 kms away from the Capital Colombo.
  • Other facilities and services
    The service of the hotel · 02 Bars · 02 Restaurants · 24 hours Room Service · Swimming pool with Kiddies pool · Spa · Free Wi-Fi · Fitness Centre and Yoga · Library · Beach BBQ Facility · Wedding Hosts and Coordinators · Meeting Facilities · Sport activities · Evening entertainment

Hotel News

25/05/2012:

Dear Guests, We are pleased to inform you that Avani Kalutara Resort is closed for a complete upgrade and renovation from 1st May 2012 onwards. We are excited about the changes we are doing at the property, and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future. The Management

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Business Centre Use: charged
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking

Room amenities

  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Standard balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • International
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Menu
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • Non-hotel guests can/cannot access the area: closed
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the airport: charged
  • Express check in and check out
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Ocean
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Dry cleaning