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Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas

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200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Cergy-Pontoise, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room were very nice even though we had recurrently the visit of a rat through the shower hole. The beach is very close by, clean and really beautiful. The staff is amazing and doing its best to help. The really disappointing point is the seafood restaurant. I ordered for a very expensive price the grilled tuna, and received two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for 1 night stay in this hotel, while yhe exteriors are not so good, but the rooms offer luxury and well spaced and clean washroom, balcony, and a view of the trees from window. another plus is their private beach. hotel can improve by adding swimming pool and improvement in their food.

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Thank rohit u
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and were not happy with the 'standard' room- read 'basic'. Felt prison-y. Asked to be moved to deluxe for our two nights which they could only do for one night- fair enough. Very accommodating and moved us to one of the nicest rooms we had our entire 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. Deluxe rooms are a world away... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on the nicest -yet not-busy part of the beach and the sun beds were a real plus.However the food was very unexciting and ,having paid £25 each for a poorly cooked and an hours wait- and it was cold-fish meal on Christmas Eve we were asked to write a good fish restaurant review which we cannot possibly do

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Thank Maurene63
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived this place from the beach, after getting off the train from Colombo, it was just a five minute walk south of the station. Immediately after exiting the train, some guy tried to sell us a tuk-tuk ride, and claimed our hotel was far away. Dont believe these guys! When we got there, we were several hours early for... More 

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Thank Mortn N
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

After travelling around Sri Lanka on a travellers budget we decided to increase our budget and spend our last few nights in what we thought would be more luxury accomodation. We arrived at Palm beach villas a little early and the management stated our room would be ready to check in at 1pm and to come back then. Unlike all... More 

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Thank jessicablackwell
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The key point of this Hotel is its location next to the beach. You leave the hotel garden, pass the train rails (couple of times your room will shake due to the passing train) and you are basically on the beach, which is in wonderful condition (cleanliness, sun beds, etc.) and calm (only few people there, no vendors strolling around).... More 

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Thank georg31415
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We paid more to stay in the cabanas, this was a mistake as the rooms are tired and worn, have a poor hot water system, no fan and shake when the trains go past. The downstairs of ours was also being used as a storage and staff room and the person sleeping there coughed through the night. We asked to... More 

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Thank Helen J
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

المدخل من الشارع الرئيسي ضيق ونازل وجميع الغرف اللي رئيتها مزريه ما عدا الغرف التي تقع خلف الاستقبال مغ العلم انها ليست مفروشة ولا حتى سيراميك أو باركيه مجرد صبه اسمتتيه ويفضل بينها وبين الشاطئ سكة القطار واشجاز كثيره بينها ممر موحش نوعاً ما The entrance is small and going down from the road All rooms i see is not... More 

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Thank JALLAL80
Jalpaiguri, India
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Its a resort type hotel, rooms were nice, though when we went the hotel was mostly under construction, but the support from the hotel staffs, the owner is simply unforgettable. Whatever we asked for was provided by the hotel staffs, their unmatched cooperation for the visitors is highly impressive. You just need to walk 2 minutes to reach the beach... More 

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spontaneiiti, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Palm Beach Inn and it was indeed our pleasure to have you with us. It is very encouraging to know that we helped to make your stay in Bentota more memorable and are... More 

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