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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa(4.5 stars)

Bentota, Sri Lanka View on map
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  • Great hotel (7)
    "Great hotel" found in 7 reviews
    • " Great hotel , fantastic beach and well situated! " 
      5.121428571428572
      August 2012
    • " A solid four star hotel with beautiful lawn (through a Rattanzaun from the natural beach separated)-great for action ... " 
      5.121428571428572
      August 2012
    • " Very nice hotel with manager problems " 
      4.885714285714286
      August 2012
    • " Beach hotel newly renovated " 
      5.466666666666667
      March 2012
    • " The hotel is newly renovated and modernly furnished, practical design, pleasant atmosphere, Spacious rooms. The renovation ... " 
      5.466666666666667
      March 2012
    • " The hotel is newly renovated and modernly furnished, practical design, pleasant atmosphere , Spacious rooms. The renovation Work still ongoing, are however Hardly perceptibly " 
      5.466666666666667
      March 2012
    • " After the renovation a good hotel with high expectations of themselves. The guest, I am pleased and enjoy the hotel. Good for a ... " 
      5.304761904761905
      July 2012
  • Well situated (1)
    "Well situated" found in 1 review
    • " Great hotel, fantastic beach and well situated ! " 
      5.121428571428572
      August 2012
  • Spacious rooms (1)
    "Spacious rooms" found in 1 review
    • " The hotel is newly renovated and modernly furnished, practical design, pleasant atmosphere, Spacious rooms . The renovation Work still ongoing, are however Hardly perceptibly " 
      5.466666666666667
      March 2012
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.4
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.3
  • Location
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.2

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    52
  • very good
    11
  • acceptable
    4
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
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The most helpful positive review

5.019444444444445

The avani bentota is by far the best and most beautiful beach hotel at this coast. The avani bentota is by far the best and most beautiful beach hotel at this coast. Very recommendable holiday hotel for a beach holiday. Very recommendable holiday hotel for a beach holiday. You should definitely not book half board, but bed & breakfast, as the evening buffet not varied enough and the à la carte restaurant rather for gourmets without hunger is (tiny portion …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.8611111111111107

A beautiful hotel on the surface but i would not recommend. Staff friendly but very lax and not professional it takes to get a strong coffee gets, which one ordered had. Breakfast always the same no variation and it was not aufgrfüllt if anything running out like for instance pineapple or papaya. Food always the same and mostly lukewarm, although great hot plates had. Drinks exaggerated too expensive 15 millilitter wine for 600 rupees for a sip of wine? R …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (7)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 7 reviews
      • " Great hotel, fantastic beach and well situated! "  read hotel review
        5.121428571428572
        August 2012
      • " A solid four star hotel with beautiful lawn (through a Rattanzaun from the natural beach separated)-great for action ... "  read hotel review
        5.121428571428572
        August 2012
      • " Very nice hotel with manager problems "  read hotel review
        4.885714285714286
        August 2012
      • " Beach hotel newly renovated "  read hotel review
        5.466666666666667
        March 2012
      • " The hotel is newly renovated and modernly furnished, practical design, pleasant atmosphere, Spacious rooms. The renovation ... "  read hotel review
        5.466666666666667
        March 2012
      • " The hotel is newly renovated and modernly furnished, practical design, pleasant atmosphere, Spacious rooms. The renovation Work still ongoing, are however Hardly perceptibly "  read hotel review
        5.466666666666667
        March 2012
      • " After the renovation a good hotel with high expectations of themselves. The guest, I am pleased and enjoy the hotel. Good for a ... "  read hotel review
        5.304761904761905
        July 2012
  • Location
    Pros
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... and directly at the beach. The room and the bathroom were very spacious and nicely furnished. The Cleanboys have always very much trouble. At all the staff were really very nice and friendly. The breakfast was good and there was enough, but we have to say that the à-la-carte restaurant no massive selection ... "  read hotel review
        5.207142857142857
        October 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " The hotel is newly renovated and modernly furnished, practical design, pleasant atmosphere, Spacious rooms. The renovation Work still ongoing, are however Hardly perceptibly "  read hotel review
        5.466666666666667
        March 2012
Holm
First trip to Sri Lanka - we'll be back!
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Andere
  • January 2014
A hotel for feeling well. Unexpectedly many service staff try not only english, but also to speak german. Customer service through sumal terrancy extremely courteous and correct. In the restaurant we were greeted by deepthi and their service team and the cuisine with local and international cuisine. The entire staff is to be commended, but small tip - as in all asian countries - also special wishes possible. Our only criticisms relate to the condition of the bathrooms (joints, mirror/glass), the only partially by the climate is. The line along the coast behind the hotel, which did not bother us ... very much at all. We have us in the Avani very comfortable and felt safe and would for our next trip to Sri Lanka the Avani again choose. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    5.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    5.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    5.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.3
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    5.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    5.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    5.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    5.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.5
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    4.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    5.0
  • Gastronomie
    4.8
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    5.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    4.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    5.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    6.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    6.0
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Marion
Great hotel, excellent guide.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Nachweis erbracht
  • Badeferien
  • January 2014
All around satisfied. Whoever sought peace and relaxation, this is the right place! Especially the beach to us in terms of cleanliness and surprised. As far as we can tell one of the nicest beach sections of the south - west coast for beach lovers. %singlelinebreak % Guide: yesterday we are a 3 - tägigen round trip back swept. A beautiful, interesting and varied experience. A special thanks to our guide sumith and the driver soma! My husband is gardener and botany its great hobby. Sumith proved talented leader with a large interest in the botany of his country. Also ... the choice of places and his handling of the traveller and the local we liked it very much. A mitreisender is employee of the deutsche bahn. Sumith has actually allows, that he on egg he lok ride and a signal box could visit. Smiling faces! %singlelinebreak % The contact details of sumith %singlelinebreak % Sumith nanda de Silva, sumithndesilva @ gail. Com, mobil: 0094-77 7213769 %singlelinebreak % Good german and english. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    5.5
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    5.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomie
    6.0
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    6.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    6.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    6.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    5.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    6.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.2
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    4.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    6.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    6.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    5.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    5.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.7
    Qualität des Strandes
    6.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    5.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    6.0
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Horst
Good hotel and very service-minded staff.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Nachweis erbracht
  • Badeferien
  • December 2013
The staff was very without exception helpful and friendly. The area was in a very good condition. We would definitely recommend this hotel. Bewertung lesen
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    5.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
    Behindertenfreundlichkeit
    4.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    5.0
  • Zimmer
    6.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    6.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    6.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    4.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    4.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    6.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    5.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    6.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    4.0
  • Gastronomie
    6.0
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    6.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    6.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    6.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    6.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.5
    Qualität des Strandes
    6.0
    Kinderbetreuung oder Spielplatz
    4.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    6.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    6.0
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Brigitte
An unforgettable holiday.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Nachweis erbracht
  • Badeferien
  • November 2013
The hotel is modern in straight lines built. Everything was very clean and in good condition. If somewhere the color goes off, equals a painter and arranges it again. The colors white, grey and purple one finds generally speaking hotel, everything well coordinated, very nice everything. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    6.0

    The size of the room is absolutely ok the furniture is new, as well as the huge flat screen tv. The air conditioning worked well and quiet. Could also in the night turned on his. But at night we usually only the fan run had put, at the cover hangs. There is a kettle, tea and coffee bags are in the morning at deseamed filled and in the evening.

  • Gastronomie
    6.0

    We had only booked breakfast. Tables you can choose your own where you want to sit. But the staff is always there to help you for any help. Also used plates were cleared away immediately. Fresh omelets and waffles cooked to order. Also soups, curries, linsengerichte, stews, beans, fried bacon... Cold ham, cheese, fruit, muesli, jam, many small pastries and juices there. A few times i've also seen that special wishes gladly fulfilled.

  • Service
    6.0

    I think i have never stayed in a hotel where all the staff was so nice as in the Avani. No matter which activity the employees craze, everyone was very nice and always had a smile ready. The rooms were always clean, have been lovingly decorated and the toiletries in the bathroom were daily. Refilled. Also 2 water bottles there was daily. Free. Once our tv no reception, a quick visit to the front desk and there were three technicians. The days that, if you happen to be in the lobby looked, you have just asked, whether the device anyway works.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is modern in straight lines built. Everything was very clean and in good condition. If somewhere the color goes off, equals a painter and arranges it again. The colors white, grey and purple one finds generally speaking hotel, everything well coordinated, very nice everything.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0

    Directly next to the hotel there is the railway line (Colombo-bile). Sometimes, you can get the train to hear, especially, if the driver long honks, which also occurs. I thought it was not particularly disturbing. The location right on the beach is perfect. Only small hotels in the neighborhood, everything very calmly and to relaxing. Walks and joggingtouren possible. Before the hotel there is a Tuk-tuk service, but the train station is also in 5 minutes walking distance. In the city you can simply run, about 10 minutes In the proximity are several restaurants, a but not right eye, still are enough available. We have in all good food. Close to the train station, the Melis, which genuinly nicely furnished and the food great. Also the Aida restaurant and serena villa can i much recommend.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.0

    There are two pools. But actually at our time only one of the guests used is. Both are well maintained and are great. Enough beach chairs and umbrellas were available. The (small) pool attendant came immediately with towels, if you go for a beach chair has decided - overlooks a never. Also with the umbrella it is always helpful. There is no entertainment, which was a good thing this fits.

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Melanie
Super hotel! Travel definitely over p. book!
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Übersetzt
  • Andere
  • June 2013
We were in in june 2013 for two weeks Sri Lanka in the Avani bentota. The hotel Was really great, the very friendly and courteous staff. You never had the feeling tip give to have. The prices in the hotel are of course more expensive than outside, for european standards we have however too expensive us (1 Cola = circa 1 Euro). The rooms are very modern with flat screen tv and large. Also the bathroom was very large (rain shower ☺. In the bathroom only a 'window' is installed (but including network for mosquitoes) we didn't find disturbing. Directly ... behind the hotel the light rail line (is there for all the hotels on the coast so, the course honks when he elevation), the train of course a bit in the room belongs, but it was otherwise very quiet (concrete walls) and the noise of the train was not comparable with street noise in various exetensively-so absolutely no problem and not annoying. There are two pools both very clean and big enough. The food was for all those gladly 'indian' food a dream, international cuisine there is rather less, about a meal in the evening for example pasta or pizza otherwise curry with rice etc. (we really liked). The hotel is located really close to the beach, we had a room on the ground floor (number 110) and direct sea view. The weather Was despite 'rainy season' almost always nice. It was almost always cloudy, but still about 32 degrees. It rained almost every day, but mostly in the morning or in the evening and then only for a maximum of 30 minutes. The only fault at the rainy season for us was the very stormy sea. One could brusthoch 'swimming' go, the waves are really high. In addition naturally that with stormy sea the water not turquoise or blue is. Desk We have already on HolidayCheck from ' shiran' belongs, a beachboy the directly in front of the hotel his travel offers. However, we have over a very good and well-known tour operator booked three stars and we were in place some trips are offered. We have through our travel agency a 1-day trip, so 115 Euro per person paid. We are on this day by car after Colombo, there by train after kandy (which absolutely recommendable!) In kandy, we had a visit at the tooth temple-the tooth temple was great however, the quality of three stars unfortunately totally for the fish. We were almost nothing explains only a handwritten note was passed where some elements enough. We were then to three ' stores' risks, which will take you right a little offended when we were not bought. Here was everywhere extra tip (which one naturally gladly do, but with the time, really annoying). After that, we were still in the elephant orphanage. We had therefore a good impression and wanted to take a trip on the beachboy shiran book. He offered us following: 11 days (all stay) it drives us without further costs with a tuk-tuk to the surrounding area around Bentota boat tour for about 3 hours Trip to the market on monday about 1 hour Trip to some temples in bentota Trip to vollmondfest about 2 hours 2 day trip including night after sygria and so on. And not time for the double money our reiseanbieters. So we have booked. All travel was the absolute dream, we were not to various sales campaigns run, for tips also held shiran. We received so many information on the country, culture, animals and so on. The we without a native never could have got. He knew the most beautiful corners of the country and showed us so many wild animals (without safari). Also in case of bad weather in the hotel (where you sometimes to gene ffs and bored is) he stood on the beach and took us to small trips in bentota forward. He gave us fruit to the beach brought and on every corner demonstrated something! Absolutely recommendable! Clothes It was also in the rainy season constant (over night) around the 30 degrees. I would, however, still some long pants or dresses with you. The ceylonesen a rather prüdes people (here, every long clothes) and at the dinner, you are certainly not the views on itself. Bewertung lesen
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Zustand des Hotels
    5.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
  • Zimmer
    6.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    6.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    6.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.7
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    6.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    6.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    5.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    4.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    6.0
  • Gastronomie
    5.5
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    5.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    6.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    6.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    6.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    6.0
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Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Hotel Information

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Information from the hotel *

  • Location
    This resort hotel is situated on the broad beach of Bentota, one of the most expansive sand beaches in Asia. Bentota is a much-loved family resort on Sri Lanka's popular south-west coast. It lies around 2.5 hours south of Colombo and 96 km from Bandaranaike International Airport.
  • There is a hospitable feel to this simple, serene hotel that leaves many guests charmed. It is set in the heart of Bentota's broad sand beach and comprises a total of 90 guest rooms. The rooms themselves are simple but comfortably furnished, and the public areas are stylish and inviting. Fully air-conditioned, the hotel welcomes its guests into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. There is an on-site café, bar and restaurant, and entertainment can be found in the TV lounge and the games room. Room and laundry services are provided.
  • Each of the air-conditioned guest rooms comes with a private balcony or terrace with sea views and an en suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer. The rooms are furnished with double beds, writing desks and chairs, as well as facilities like direct dial telephone, satellite TV, minibar and safe.
  • The large palm-fringed gardens are home to an outdoor swimming pool and children's swimming area, and sun loungers have been laid out poolside. Guests can relax with a massage or spa treatment or try their hand at waterskiing, jet skiing or windsurfing. Squash and volleyball courts are also available, and evening entertainment includes staff variety shows, which always contribute to the joyful atmosphere.
  • The hotel's main restaurant serves both Sri Lankan and continental cuisine, while mid-morning, mid-afternoon and midnight snacks can be enjoyed in the coffee shop and lounge area. A continental breakfast is served daily.
  • The hotel accepts both MasterCard and VISA credit cards.
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    AVANI Bentota is located in a picturesque location in Bentota, on one of the best beaches on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. Keeping with the AVANI brand promise, the hotel’s contemporary design is an architectural marvel designed and landscaped by renowned legendary Architect Geoffrey Bawa, and is a symbol of elegance and relaxed comfort with its bare open corridors and sprawling lawns. AVANI Bentota consists of a total of 75 rooms and is ideal for guests looking for a quiet holiday with some pampering.
  • Location
    The resort is just 96 kms away for the Bandaranaike International Airport and 64 kms away from the Capital Colombo.
  • Food and Drink
    The hotel serves a variety of cuisine to suit every palette at their two Restaurants and 3 Bars and guests could even ‘tailor-make’ their dining experience, where they could have a meal at any location of their choice, and ask our in-house chefs to prepare a meal based on what they are in the mood for.
  • Other facilities and services
    The service of the hotel · 03 bars · 02 restaurants · A variety of dining options · 24 hours room Service · Water Sports · 02 swimming pools & Kiddies pool · AVANI Spa · Meeting facilities · Business Centre · Shops · Gymnasium · Free Wi-Fi · Beach BBQ facility · Evening entertainment

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking

Room amenities

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

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurant seats altogether: < 100
  • Diabetic menu
  • International
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Menu
  • Hotel bar
  • Number of hotel bars for non-guests: 1
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • Design hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Number of stars/domestic category: 5 Stars
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • English
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the airport: charged
  • Cash payment
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Ocean
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Dry cleaning