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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa(4.5 stars)

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  • Hotel in general
    5.4
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.5
  • Location
    5.1
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.4

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  • excellent
    68
  • very good
    10
  • acceptable
    0
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
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The most helpful positive review

5.166666666666667

The Avani bentota is a beautiful hotel, right on the bentota beach. The freshly renovated hotel and the rooms are bright, modern and always very clean. …  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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Great staff, nice beach, but strong currents
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2015
This was the last beach break on our sri lanka tour. Check in was quick, staff was great. With our member card we got a nice upgrade to a beach view room at the first floor. Food was nice, but the a la carte menu is better then the buffet. Breakfast is great with a good variety of food. Also the pool and beach area is of good quality: 2 pools, nice pool staff an a clean beach! Beware of the currents! While our stay there were 3 people, who needed help of the beach guards! All in all, an ... excellent stay! read hotel review
  • 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
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
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Sam
A good hotel in a growing tourist area
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
It was our first trip to Sri Lanka. Generally this is a good hotel. The rooms are large and we had a lovely view of the beach. Facilities are good with a nice pool and an array of bars and restaurants which were acceptable (food isn't winning any awards). Other eating options were within walking distance. The staff lacked a bit of initiative and needed to be called on for service rather than preempting your needs, but that will improve as Sri Lanka welcomes more tourists. To their credit, the hotel did send up a cake for my birthday without ... any prompting which shows somebody did actually look at my passport! Bentota itself is quiet, however may be busier in the off season. I believe I could have counted the hotel guests on two hands so it was very peaceful. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
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John Hodgkins
Lovely hotel in paradise location
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
The Avani Bentota is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. It is superbly located amongst palm trees next to the beach. Rooms are spacious with all needed facilities. Grounds are extensive and the hotel is beautifully designed. We stayed on a half board basis. As we were not coming in high season the hotel was less than half full. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The room was large and spacious. Decor was modern and the room was well equipped with coffee machine, fridge, safe etc. Bathroom was also luxurious.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The Avani Bentota is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. It is superbly located amongst palm trees next to the beach. Rooms are spacious with all needed facilities. Grounds are extensive and the hotel is beautifully designed. We stayed on a half board basis. As we were not coming in high season the hotel was less than half full.

  • Location
    6.0

    The Avani is superbly located next to a lovely beach with large grounds. There is plenty of space for sunloungers. There are two very large pools. The many palm trees in the gardens made for some great sunset pictures. There are handicraft shops etc. nearby but we wanted to make the most of the hotel and did not go further than the beach.

  • Service
    5.0

    Staff were friendly. Service was good in reception and the bar and restaurant. We had no issues.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The two pools were very large. Plenty of room for swimming. Water is shallow and is not temperature controlled so was very warm, perhaps too warm - but then so was the sea. There wasn't any organised entertainment but it was nice to relax and enjoy the tropical views. Good wifi speeds in both public areas and our room.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    We had both breakfast and evening meal help yourself buffet style in the main restaurant. The range of dishes was very good and the food tasty. The restaurant was nicely situated next to one of the pools and gardens. A beach BBQ was available one night but we didn't eat there as our air miles already covered the main meal in the restaurant and the extra cost seemed prohibitive.

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Marion
Great hotel, excellent guide.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    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
  • 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
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    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
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Holm
First trip to Sri Lanka - we'll be back!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • 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
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Hans & Christel
To only recommend!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Repeaters! The 15 times in the serendib. /Avani, this is testimony enough! Super service with 8 course menu christmas, new year's eve the piratenbüfett great, the Staff not recognized by panel and make-up. All had their fun. Thank you! read hotel review
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • 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
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Horst
Good hotel and very service-minded staff.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • 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
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • 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
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Wolfgang
A fine hotel.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Very pleasant hotel with enormous relaxation. The only downside is that the area outside of the hotel was not so appealing. This does not apply to an excellent beach. 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
  • 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
  • Location
    4.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • 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
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Brigitte
An unforgettable holiday.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Room
    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.

  • Gastronomy
    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.

  • Location
    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 & Leisure
    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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Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Hotel Information

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We would like to cheerfully welcome you to the Hotel Serendib. Use the hotel's cost-free car park from the moment you arrive. Make yourself at home The competent staff at reception will be there for you around the clock. Our porters will take care of your luggage as soon as you arrive at the hotel. Facilities for disabled guests are available in all areas of the hotel. A discount is available to families. Enjoy your yummy evening meal in the high-quality restaurant , and sample the delights of the well-stocked bar in good company. Where you will stay A convenient landline, an air conditioner, cable television with plenty of entertaining programmes as well as a minibar stocked with many different beverages are included in all of our hotel rooms. Each and every guest enjoys having an office table, a radio receiver, a safety deposit box and a hand-held hair-dryer available in all of the rooms. Hotel rooms come equipped with coffee making equipment. Not only will you find a shower in your bathroom but also a blow-dryer. Our active clientele take full advantage of our outdoor pool as a fitness facility, while others prefer to just relax in the sun. The sea is even nicer while sitting back on a boat. Check out our hotel's boating activities and see for yourself.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

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

  • BBQ facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Rooms with disabled access
  • Number of conference and banquet facilities: 1
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

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

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurant seats altogether: < 100
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • A la carte
  • Hotel bar
  • Number of hotel bars for non-guests: 1
  • Packed lunches

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Pool

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Sauna
  • Number of saunas: 1

Other hotel information

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