AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa(4.5 stars)

Bentota, Sri Lanka View on map

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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.6
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    5.1
  • Food and Drinks
    5.4
  • Sport & entertain
    5.4
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John
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • 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
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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
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    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
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    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
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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 bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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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
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    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
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Melanie
Super hotel! Travel definitely over p. book!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Robert
For quiet beach holidays good
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
More than 4-star hotel, one can, the Avani bentota would not give. The rooms are a little dark, but with all the necessities, such as safe, flat screen tv etc. The large disadvantage was, that the bathroom no schließbares window. So you can hear the train noise despite closed door already from 5 o'clock in the morning! The food the buffet offers a large variety. In the thai specialty restaurant the selection was more than poor, but the food very good. The garden is spacious and there were enough beach chairs. On the beach one can walk kilometres away. Swimming ... in the sea was in our 2 weeks holidays in march very dangerous. We had every day red flag! Unfortunately there is in the walking distance of the hotel hardly any shops and restaurants. Wanted after sunset reach, one should carry a flashlight forward! Conclusion for one week beach holidays with mittelklassansprüchen good, but not excellent! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Isabel
Clean, good food and friendly staff
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
We had a wonderful vacation avanti hotel. The staff is unbelievably friendly (as everywhere on Sri Lanka), it is very clean and breakfast and dinner (we had the half board) were very varied, rich and one had a wide selection. There was every evening a live appearance of various musicians. Great hotel! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
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Uwe & Ilka
Perfect relaxing holiday in exotic surroundings
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
Extensive small/medium quiet hotel right next to beach. On the premises can the guests from the way to go if you want peace. Guests are rather aged 45 +. There is but also young couples. Hardly any children. A few cautious traders on very nice sandy beach. Half-board is completely sufficient. A restaurant for breakfast and dinner (lunch at a charge). Drinks extra payment-price as in Germany. 2. restaurant and a drink bar nearby the pool. Large lawns under palm trees. Enough chairs available. No couches stress. No büfettstress. No excessive occupancy with a certain Nation - therefore no nationenstress. ... Guests stay between a night and 2 weeks. Hardly long term guests. Suitable for strollers newly renovated. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    We had a standard room and were very satisfied. Modern tv with information and current inspection the bill. Bathroom with hair dryer and a large shower (with regenfunktion ). Air conditioning ok. - could be a bit quieter. Ka but we in the night not used. Telephone available. Big plus was the good working free wi-fi for the internet. The train station don't mind the peace and quiet especially in the morning when the first trains run. But there are not very many trains per day.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    There is a restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Lunch at a charge, what we however didn't use. There are a restaurant on the premises, which we but also not visited since the offer outside of the hotel very varied and for each purse somewhat thereby is. In addition there is a bar nearby the pool (drinks and snacks) Breakfast and dinner adequate and diverse. There is a Sri Lanka corner at the buffet, the sharp dishes. Otherwise also for the normalesser adequate catered for. Food is always a matter of taste. Us it tasted very good. Kitchen also the origin of the publicum. Meals were always fresh and sufficiently available. There is no battle at the buffet.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff from the front desk on the service to the security guard very friendly and courteous. Small tips are always welcome. Man speaks english, german, spanish and french. Italian we didn't hear since this time no italians in the hotel were. Mix is internationally mixed. (no 'russian invasion'). The few russians which we in the hotel met were all very friendly and cultivated. Since we had no complaints, we can say nothing to handling. Wishes (for example how does the tv) were immediately fulfilled.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    The hotel is not for friends from party and entertainment. It is a typical one. Average age is accordingly. It were but also young couples in the hotel. For children is a longer stay rather boring. Table tennis table and a fitness room are available. There is a large spa which we didn't make use of. Chairs are sufficiently in the extensive park-like area available. There are two pools. The picture in the catalog is not up to date and probably comes from the time before the tsunami. The original is better than the katalogbild.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Extensive small/medium quiet hotel right next to beach. On the premises can the guests from the way to go if you want peace. Guests are rather aged 45 +. There is but also young couples. Hardly any children. A few cautious traders on very nice sandy beach. Half-board is completely sufficient. A restaurant for breakfast and dinner (lunch at a charge). Drinks extra payment-price as in Germany. 2. restaurant and a drink bar nearby the pool. Large lawns under palm trees. Enough chairs available. No couches stress. No büfettstress. No excessive occupancy with a certain Nation - therefore no nationenstress. Guests stay between a night and 2 weeks. Hardly long term guests. Suitable for strollers newly renovated.

  • Location
    5.0

    Drive from the airport depending on traffic 3 hours (in the morning, prior) and 1.5 h (4:30 a. m. in the morning, check out), Bentota is 5... 10 minutes on foot or tuk tuk distance. Bentota is a long pulled place. Souvenirs, drinks, clothes, spices are in the place everywhere for gotten. Great pharmacy in the ointments and tinctures to the part. Even be mixed. Restaurants are on foot or tuk tuk easy to reach. Seafood restaurants. Train station right next to hotel. Train ride to galle is very recommendable( about 100 rupees/person). Desk absolutely book on location. Is worthwhile not at home. We booked with shiran ( shiran tours at the beach directly in front the hotel) all our excursions. Very individually, inexpensive and with very good quality. Can only be recommended. Who more to know, you can write. A sun less because of the train station near the hotel. Otherwise very good.

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Astrid
Gladly again! Good choice
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
Smaller hotel, we appreciate 60 rooms, complete plant new and 4-5 stars, wi-fi internet access included, mixed guest structure, some with longer stay, some only 2 days, europär and asians, some german. Behind the hotel past driving train didn't bother us. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    We had a deluxe room and felt good, 50 square meter, coffee maker and a large bathroom, great location and a private terrace with roof. Top! The location the suites is not everyone's thing, the one should carefully.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Main restaurant breakfast and dinner both not 5 star standard but sufficient. Specialty restaurant frangipani cooks now thai and that was very good, have twice well, prices were ok. The bar has sandwiches, good quality, cocktails alright. We were glad, also three times outside eating.

  • Service
    4.0

    Room cleaning was great, front desk different but all tried very hard, specialty restaurant great, bar prima apart from you constantly typed wrong and wrong documents signed, service in the main restaurant especially in the morning not convincing. In the evening we were only there once.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Enough chairs on the lawn at the beach and at the pool, tip helps enormously the necessary cushions and towels. If you wanted to buy something, can prima to the shore line put, if you don't buy or book you should not do ☺. The lawn donates thanks palm trees much shade. The small pool is directly at the restaurant.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Smaller hotel, we appreciate 60 rooms, complete plant new and 4-5 stars, wi-fi internet access included, mixed guest structure, some with longer stay, some only 2 days, europär and asians, some german. Behind the hotel past driving train didn't bother us.

  • Location
    4.0

    It is located directly on the public beach, there no chairs, bathing possibilities great, places to the left and right on foot distance, shopping ok, attractive restaurants are rather with the tuk tuk for about 80 cents distance, easy access to the train of course prima, station 100 meters. Away, tracks only 20 meters. To the airport unfortunately 3 hours

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Melanie
Verkehrsgünstiges hotel with a great beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2013
A very relaxed hostel close to the beach, the great as a basis for excursions along the south-west coast to use is, since the train station only about 100 meters away from the hotel is. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Christina
Great beach location
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
A super hotel by the beach in bentota-a lot of beach chairs, one has its space, if you don't in the peak season goes. You can take a tuk-tuk to other restaurants to go not in the hotel eat to go. Nice beds-very comfortable with a mini bar where the wine is cheaper than at the bar- read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Henry
Great hotel, but 4 stars are more appropriate
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
The hotel avani was in december 2011 (before hotel serendib) after fundamental renovation newly opened. During my stay the beginning of 2012 was all great and without any reason to the complaint. Now after exactly one year one sees however already some alterungsspuren and wear phenomena. In the bathroom was during my 2 weeks vacation a lamp didn't work, a further in the corridor and a further in the bedroom. In the bathroom is already again feuchtigkeitsbedingter mold. This was after my instruction immediately scheme about pinselt, but that is naturally no real solution of the problem. The room -service ... really makes an effort. Nevertheless you have some cobwebs in the corners can live and also with the fact, that during of the vacation also nothing has changed. The hand towels were even know, are now but partly already very moldy. After the instruction in addition, there were again white towels. The for the pool and the loungers responsible employees apply early in the morning against a small tip like the reservation of the lying areas. Makes it unfortunately from time to time to mallorcaähnlichen proportions. As an early riser you can shortly after 8 from the breakfast to the pool and it is everything occupied, although no only guest can be seen. Unfortunately the reservers partially only at noon by the pool and block so unnecessary the places. That must not be. Summarizing the avani nevertheless a very good hotel with a very accommodating staff and dedicated management. The food and the complex itself are very good and maintained and is certainly the top -addresses in bentota. Only stars and thus the highest standard in my opinion and not appropriate. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Nicole
Really great hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
We had good, versatile and great holiday. Since we not the typical all-inclusive visitors were, did the bed and breakfast in this hotel brilliant. If we wanted to, we could also in the hotel food, a la carte (was very good) or buffet, but mostly we went somewhere outside something to eat. In the evening it is also good with the small trains on the way. The two pools were very clean and the sea really right in front of the door (very clean beach). The only small drawback (or advantage) was, that the beachboys or seller/inside very close to ... the border to the hotel from the beach come and depending on where one had one's pool chair had, you could be disturbed. Nevertheless i can only recommend the hotel, especially also the massages, which are offered. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Christian
As very nice hotel facility
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • December 2012
Nice hotel for those, the ' installations' not so very like, good distance to the beach. Somewhat derogatory, but as everywhere, close proximity to railway line, however at night no traffic. Buffet offers very tasty and quite varied dishes of law good quality. Positive mixed clientele. Clean, friendly staff, however not always reliable in the service area as turn down service, speed in the operation read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Mathias
Nice non-all-inclusive beach hotel Nice non-all-inclusive be
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
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 portions, with prices, we even in Germany as too expensive feeling would!). 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 portions, with prices, we even in Germany as too expensive feeling would!). Instead it recommends the in the more immediate vicinity the restaurants to visit and eat there. Instead it recommends the in the more immediate vicinity the restaurants to visit and eat there. Also the drinks at the bar are overpriced (600 rp per beer f. e.), this should be better in the liquor shop in aluthgama (10 minutes on foot, out of the hotel, after the tracks left over the bridge, alcoholic beverages- for example the exact same beer for 150 rp) or in the shop behind the tracks directly on the street at (non-alkolisches) buy. Also the drinks at the bar are overpriced (600 rp per beer f. e.), this should be better in the liquor shop in aluthgama (10 minutes on foot, out of the hotel, after the tracks left over the bridge, alcoholic beverages- for example the exact same beer for 150 rp) or in the shop behind the tracks directly on the street at (non-alkolisches) buy. In the end, there is therefore only an important point of criticism for this hotel: the verpflegungskonzept is has. In the end, there is therefore only an important point of criticism for this hotel: the verpflegungskonzept is has. In a billigpreisland Sri Lanka would be this hotel with a snack bar for lunch and an all-inclusive offers much more attractive (and thus for sri lankischen standard) the almost perfect beach hotel. In a billigpreisland Sri Lanka would be this hotel with a snack bar for lunch and an all-inclusive offers much more attractive (and thus for sri lankischen standard) the almost perfect beach hotel. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    2.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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Heinz
Pleasant hotel with good beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
Very fine sandy beach, sunbed area in the garden deferred against strandverkehr. Small eisenbahnbeeinträchigung. Service in the bar area much in need of improvement (long waiting periods, new year's eve about 1 hour for the ordered a bottle of wine-unreasonable!). Food and drinks very attractive, as well as cleanliness. Recommendable! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.3
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Beate
Great hotel, we would definitely book again!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
Great hotel, we would definitely book again. We felt good overall. The only problem the pushy beach boys, the us even on the hedge away in the garden permanently have mentioned. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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