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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa(4.5 stars)

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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.6
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    5.1
  • Gastronomy
    5.4
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.4

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    64
  • very good
    11
  • acceptable
    2
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Hotel Information

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An ideal beach resort built in the serene village of Bentota. The hotel was designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Geoffrey Bawa to capture the architectural design and ambiance of an 18th century Dutch seaside village. The hotel is built on the beach and it features 76 standard rooms and 14 superior rooms fully air-conditioned. It is equipped with modern amenities such as hot / cold water, balcony or terrace, cable TV and telephone with colourful interior decor and a spectacular view of the golden sunset. Lay back and cool down in our spacious swimming pool with a special kiddies section. The pool borders the beach, giving you the most calming view of the ocean waves crumbling upon the sand. Our spa will pamper your body and soul with an array of revitalizing treatments for you to choose from, whilst the soothing sound of the ocean will comfort your mind.
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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

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

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Additional childrens' bed
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Dressing room
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Full board
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Menu
  • Hotel bar
  • Number of hotel bars altogether: 1
  • 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
  • Special massages
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • English
  • Airport transfer
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service