# 3 of 16 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
    5.1
  • Room
    5.3
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.2
  • Gastronomy
    5.4
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    48
  • very good
    26
  • acceptable
    9
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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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
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    • 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
  • 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
Michaela
AVANI Kalutara hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2016
It was a fantastic experience for 4 weeks at avani hotel in kalutara. the food and accommodation were in excellent condition. the land between the river and sea gave us a very beautiful and charming environment. the room which has given for us. was fresh in experience for us. it was clean and well arranged. day by day, we were suprised to see the towel decorations and flower arrangements. the decorations were very pleasing for us. we convey our thanks to mr vijesiri who gave us all those comforts and arrangements to us durring our holiday. he did his great ... service to us by making us very happy. the friends who were staying with us talked about his cordiality and his good service. we also thank specially the house keeper manager mr. eric for his attention about the cleanliness of our room. we could understand his ability to make the hotel's cleanliness and beauty. he is a very distinguished manager and we admire his service. next april this year we defintely come to this hotel with our friends. amoung the hotels in sri lanka that we have had our experience. avani hotel in kalutara is the bust! we recommend the above comforts and experiences to other guest, who are comming to this hotel in the future: read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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Sabrina
Great hotel, no wishes remain open.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
The hotel is in great condition, everything was very modern and newly renovated. It has about 120 rooms and is flat, usually 2 - storied, sometimes 3 - storied in the wide built. There were rooms facing the sea and side of the river. The all-inclusive service includes: lots of food and drink (only local alcoholic drinks) from 10 to 24 hours, safe, wi-fi, fitness centre, billiards, table tennis, kayaking, yoga. The hotel is in the color line and everything has been agreed, the uniforms to the decor. read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is located at the end of a promontory overlooking the flusslagune and the sea. No other hotel is in the immediate vicinity, and there is no traffic or noise. Occasionally a train departs on the opposite side of the lagoon, and we do not in any way disturbing. With the tuc tuc left it for a bit of money everywhere. Outside of the hotel are a few small stores, but in about 2 kilometer away from the hustle and bustle, and plenty of shopping are. Nearby is a supermarket are, in which the prices for both locals as well as tourists are equal.

  • Room
    6.0

    All rooms are very modern, fashionable and with its own air conditioning and ceiling fan. The room has about 20-25 square meter. The bed was about 1.60 m wide and with plenty of pillows. The bathroom and the big shower, ground level, and with rainfall showerhead. There is also a built-in closet with a light, chest of drawers, work desk, a large tv, hair dryer, free safe, kettle (instant coffee, tea) and for a fee, a telephone. Our terrace had 20 square meter and garden furniture. The room was cleaned every day.

  • Service
    6.0

    The whole hotel staff was very nice and courteous. They spoke english, sometimes even some german. The room cleaning was spotless and with a little tip to the room service you can get an even more beautiful decoration of the beds with figures and flowers. Complaints or wishes are immediately accepted and implemented. If the food, because from excursions not can be used, it is possible at any time a lunch package to provide it.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The hotel has no entertainment, disco or kids club. table tennis, billiards, kayak, board games (mill, lady, chess), water polo and fitness center with a treadmill, stationary bike, and stair machines are available. The hotel also has its own library with books in various languages and a private spa. The pool is always warm, as well as the sea. The beach chairs were in sufficient number (early in the morning you have the best selection). An employee of the hotel, distributed mats (for the beach chairs) and the hotels own towels. In addition it helps the aligning rollbaren beach chairs and at the opening of the sun umbrellas. At the pool there were 3 wasserfallduschen. On the beach there is no shade, the sand is very hot and the waves are high. The current not to be underestimated, so the red flag. With a little caution, but of the waves float. Because the beach was public, scrimmage there many beachboys the excursion possibilities and trips offer. They can under circumstances strongly a friend.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is in great condition, everything was very modern and newly renovated. It has about 120 rooms and is flat, usually 2 - storied, sometimes 3 - storied in the wide built. There were rooms facing the sea and side of the river. The all-inclusive service includes: lots of food and drink (only local alcoholic drinks) from 10 to 24 hours, safe, wi-fi, fitness centre, billiards, table tennis, kayaking, yoga. The hotel is in the color line and everything has been agreed, the uniforms to the decor.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Large buffet is served in the 1st floor, 3 times a day, the air-conditioned restaurant. There is plenty of choice of: local dishes with rice, curry, fish, often also fresh, salads, dessertkreationen and also european dishes such as noodles or pizza. There is at each dish a sign with the appropriate name. The food was very delicious. In the restaurant it was always clean and empty eaten plates immediately collected. We tipped not here, but we had never the feeling that these normal or required. In the ground floor there is an à-la-carte-restaurant, but we had never visited.

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Michaela
Always again Avani.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
A beautiful hotel, tastefully decorated, and very clean. The staff was very friendly and fulfilled our request for possible immediately. The beach is clean but the sea is not very badefreundlich as the sea very wild and the waves unshattered on the beach shell. The buffet in the morning and evening are very varied and there was something for every taste. Overall, a highly recommended hotel! read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Marianne
Nice hotel on a wide beach with wild sea.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Doreen & Alexander
Actually really beautiful
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2012
We had 10 days with half board, superior room( view of the sea) on the Internet. The arrival by Qatar Airways and stopover in Doha was actually relatively relaxed. The transfer from the airport to the hotel against was after flight relatively long-drawn-out and strenuous. However, it is at the chaotic transport and street conditions on Sri Lanka. Tourist in Galle or bentota Hawk can enjoy even longer drive set. Also trips are inland (Kandy) somewhat longer. Apart from that our hotel was really nice and differed not really in a State to which other vacations. The rooms was really ... beautifully equipped and big enough, practically and equipped. From climate to beautiful bathroom everything available. Rooms without superior could have been a windowledge type balcony to inner courtyard have, where however but also the hallways are and guests pass. But apart from that even with us everything is great regarding hotel and room, area. During our visit the hotel looked not really very busy, which we felt as very entspannendd found. The guest structure was about age and nationalities very homogeneous. The described Russenproblem joined us on. There is however no credit/cash machine in the hotel. Therefore either Travelers checks, or as we just a ATM (ATM and withdraw money. (Exchange rate currently about: 1 euro = 150 rupees) read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    the food was delicious, right varied and for those who do not like spicy food, there was always something. On the rooms we were also free for every day enough water, coffee and tea available.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We had 10 days with half board, superior room( view of the sea) on the Internet. The arrival by Qatar Airways and stopover in Doha was actually relatively relaxed. The transfer from the airport to the hotel against was after flight relatively long-drawn-out and strenuous. However, it is at the chaotic transport and street conditions on Sri Lanka. Tourist in Galle or bentota Hawk can enjoy even longer drive set. Also trips are inland (Kandy) somewhat longer. Apart from that our hotel was really nice and differed not really in a State to which other vacations. The rooms was really beautifully equipped and big enough, practically and equipped. From climate to beautiful bathroom everything available. Rooms without superior could have been a windowledge type balcony to inner courtyard have, where however but also the hallways are and guests pass. But apart from that even with us everything is great regarding hotel and room, area. During our visit the hotel looked not really very busy, which we felt as very entspannendd found. The guest structure was about age and nationalities very homogeneous. The described Russenproblem joined us on. There is however no credit/cash machine in the hotel. Therefore either Travelers checks, or as we just a ATM (ATM and withdraw money. (Exchange rate currently about: 1 euro = 150 rupees)

  • Location
    3.0

    the beach was beautiful but just a bit coarse. It is even no coral sand like the Maldives or the Caribbean. The sand was pleasant and the beach was by angespültem unrat cleaned. The complex is located at the end of a barely so-called Headland and is therefore pleasant by water and not only a fence deferred. The transition to the city kalutara is flowing and you can for converted 2-4 euros fast times with a Tuk-Tuk in the city. But it is a city, as you in an Asian 'developing country' presents. Hectic, Exhaust, Verkehrskrieg and only a few Cultural highlights between Wellbleckständen, Tuk Tuk-parking spaces and being astonished Trinkgeldbettlern. Well... If you know and so not a problem has, then one is not surprised and have no safe in the town and this and the watch. Cultural highlights one finds then rather one of the offered excursions, the you definitely a the Touristikanbieter should do, since it otherwise really quick a promotional trip can sometimes degenerate and one in poor German a told.

  • Room
    5.0

    our room was as booked a superior on the first floor with a view of the sea. The room was really big enough and technically equipped. The bath was also one of the better so far. Balcony was also with it. Safe, cleanliness, TV, minibar, coffee, water, tea... And always beautifully clean. The bed was a supreme King and really top...

  • Service
    4.0

    At the service there was not really something to complain about. German it is almost not at all spoken, but on it you should just set. The rooms were absolutely immaculate cleaned and sometimes there was a small surprise in the crib...

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    the animation team seemed rather bored and was very unobtrusive. We are not friends great entertainment and that's why this was not a problem. Apart from that one could volleyball, darts and a lot other play. Certain Wassergeräte you can borrow. The beach is absolutely okay and starts right after Hotelzaun. There is however strong waves, why not in the water dare. Snorkeling this is not possible, but with a small Bodyboard you have fun in the waves. The pool was bigger than the picture and because of our crowd absolutely appropriate and nice. There were couches also sufficient. The annoying Belegungswahnsinn is bypassed, by the pool boys simply towels and cushions upon request was given out. At the beach there is always a dozen beach boys, the however after the first contact completely harmless and discrete remained. With a we sometimes also with the small trains the Städtchn dangers. Apart from that there is access to the internet in the library and a small shop.

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Toni
Kani Lanka resort Avani of
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2012
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 note: an oasis for the Russians -about 80% of the guests are from Russia. The hallways smell of tobacco, alcohol. Bathing in the swimming pool is often not possible, the Olgas Saschas and organize water battles with ball, swimming, enjoyment is excluded. from time to time you can see gespenstige make appropriate use of the following alcohol do not know exactly where the rooms are to be found. during meal times behavior the Ostfreunde pushy ..., the wait for the waiter is excluded, are those who have the power. we have the complex to second time selected, it happens never again. note; we are not picky, but this was enough for us. have fun with Hara and flooring Daswiedanja. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    It has changed a lot of positive, the meal times are every day different, tasty prepared, really clean prepared, for all tastes. the tips are not pushy-good.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    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 note: an oasis for the Russians -about 80% of the guests are from Russia. The hallways smell of tobacco, alcohol. Bathing in the swimming pool is often not possible, the Olgas Saschas and organize water battles with ball, swimming, enjoyment is excluded. from time to time you can see gespenstige make appropriate use of the following alcohol do not know exactly where the rooms are to be found. during meal times behavior the Ostfreunde pushy, the wait for the waiter is excluded, are those who have the power. we have the complex to second time selected, it happens never again. note; we are not picky, but this was enough for us. have fun with Hara and flooring Daswiedanja.

  • Location
    6.0

    dreamlike, there is some noise from the street in kalutara to be heard, but that didn't bother us. really well maintained, clean. the beach boys were always nice, but you can with a friendly Sentence shake off.

  • Room
    5.0

    Highly recommended-superior room- big and spacious, there is a lack of the chairs, but otherwise OK. the A/c worked perfectly, it wasn't too warm and not too cold. You can adjust the temperature.

  • Service
    5.0

    also great. We watched the locals clean freak, the cleaning is thorough, the ' restricted zones' as toilet seat, washbasin, shower absolutely clean. the exercise of complaints is truly srilankanisch -after the third warning mistake as stuffed Drains away. But it works. the waiters are generally OK, you must clearly express the wish, then it is usually. Beware-newest addition- fitness room. For more than 4 people is not suitable, but you can the figure tidy penalties. spa area the benefits are from our point of view absolutely professional the team worked really well, are well trained, unfortunately, the prices on German level. For 4 treatments we have a 190 euros paid. foreign languages skills are OK.-English, German and of course Russian.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    a fitness already written. entertainment no entertainment (thank God you), kayak rental is given, the 'water lad' empowers the Kahns (kayaks), the however partly not close, swimming in the sea is really dangerous. beach absolutely empty and Nice, invites you to mussels collect, only Minus, already again the beach boys.

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Information about AVANI Kalutara Resort

Hotel Information

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

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Total number of rooms: < 50
  • BBQ facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Rooms with disabled access
  • Number of conference and banquet facilities: 1
  • Business centre
  • Business Centre Use: charged
  • Hotel safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Private entrance
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Fire alarm
  • Hair dryer

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • A la carte
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Number of hotel bars altogether: 2
  • Extended breakfast
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Honeymoon
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the airport: charged
  • Express check in and check out
  • English
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Lake
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Post service