# 2 of 50 hotels in Bentota

AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa(4.5 stars)

Bentota, Sri Lanka View on map
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  • Great hotel (4)
    "Great hotel" found in 4 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
    • " 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
  • The breakfast was good (1)
    "The breakfast was good" 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 ... " 
      5.207142857142857
      October 2012
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.4
  • Room
    5.6
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.2

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    62
  • very good
    12
  • acceptable
    4
  • 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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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (4)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 4 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
      • " 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
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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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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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.
  • The establishment comprises a total of 90 accommodation units. A lobby and a reception are available to guests. Amenities include a safe. Internet access and wireless internet access (for a fee) 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. Additional features of the establishment include a TV room and a playroom. Additional services include multilingual staff, room service and a laundry. In addition, a conference room and a business centre are also available.
  • All accommodation units feature air conditioning, a fan and a bathroom. The balcony or terrace found in most accommodation units offers additional comfort. Some of the accommodation units offer wonderful sea views. The accommodation units each feature a double bed. A safe and a minibar also feature. Tea and coffee making equipment is included as standard. Most rooms are equipped with internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and a DVD player. In the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a bath and a hairdryer.
  • The establishment offers an outdoor pool and a children's pool. The sun loungers and parasols on the sun terrace offer a great place to unwind. Various refreshing drinks are available from the poolside bar. The establishment offers outdoor sporting options, including bocce, beach volleyball and volleyball,j or for a fee, horse riding. With water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, snorkelling and diving, fans of watersports will have plenty to choose from. The establishment also offers fans of sports a wide range of indoor activities, such as a gym, table tennis, pool/billiards, darts, squash and gymnastics. The establishment features a range of spa options, including a spa, a beauty salon and massage treatments. In addition, a steam bath is available to guests for a fee. Entertainment options and leisure facilities include an entertainment programme and live music.
  • The establishment offers a wide range of bookable meals and board options, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, half board and full board. The establishment additionally offers snacks. Alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic drinks are available at the establishment.
  • The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: VISA and MasterCard.
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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