# 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
    5.3
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.2
  • Location
    4.5
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.6

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    34
  • very good
    17
  • acceptable
    3
  • poor
    1
  • 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
    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
  • 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
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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Matthias
Nice hotel for silent holiday.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • 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 ☺ read hotel review
  • Service
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
    Family friendliness
    1.0
  • Location
    2.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    1.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Mathias
New year on Sri Lanka.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    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.

  • Location
    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.

  • Room
    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.

  • Gastronomy
    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,...).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.
  • The hotel features 105 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Amenities include a safe. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant, a café and a bar. Guests can buy holiday mementos from the souvenir shop. Shopping facilities are available. A garden is among the features contributing to a pleasant stay. A library is also among the amenities at the hotel. Guests travelling in their own vehicles can make use of the available parking spaces. Additional services include a DVD hire service, room service and a laundry. In addition, a conference room and a business centre are also available.
  • All rooms feature air conditioning, a fan and a bathroom. The balcony or terrace found in most rooms offers additional comfort. Many guests are able to enjoy beautiful sea views from their accommodation units. The accommodation units each feature a double bed. A safe and a minibar also feature. The rooms offer a range of amenities, including tea and coffee making equipment. Internet access, a telephone, a TV, a CD player, a DVD player and wireless internet access are provided as standard. In each of the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a bath, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
  • The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a children's pool. A terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks. For those wishing to enjoy some exercise, tennis and beach volleyball are offered onsite. Guests of the hotel can have fun with watersports such as windsurfing, canoeing, catamaraning and kayaking. The hotel also offers sports enthusiasts a wide range of indoor activities, such as a gym, table tennis, pool/billiards, darts and yoga. Various spa options are offered, including a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a beauty salon, massage treatments and Ayurveda. In the evenings, guests are able to round off the day with live music.
  • The hotel offers a wide range of bookable meals and board options, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, half board and All-inclusive. The hotel additionally offers snacks. Alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic drinks are available.
  • The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA and MasterCard.
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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

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: alcoholic
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • A la carte
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 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
  • Number of stars/domestic category: 4 Stars
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • 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
  • Laundry service