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Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas

200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 43 Bentota B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a trip around Sri Lanka we spent the two last nights in Bentota before we flew back to Sweden (21/1-15). About the hotel - Positive: -Polite, flexible and friendly staff -Personal service, even on beach, with food and beverages -Free sunbeds at the beach -The area between the hotel and beach was perfect for running and other activities -Stable... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your detailed review! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for sharing the details of your experience at Palm Beach Inn. Your feedback is very important and we appreciate the time you took to share your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took us some time to find this place at night but were very happy when we did. The hosts are so accommodating... breakfast whenever and wherever you like, Michael Schumacher the tuk-tuk driver onsite to take you out and give dinner recommendations and an beach order service for drinks/ food. So relaxing! We stayed two nights and felt that... More 

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

Dear Guest, It certainly is great to hear from you. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed review. It makes us very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we greatly appreciate your kind comments and feedback. Thank you for your kind recommendations. Please come back and visit us when you... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that i was a bit disappointed when i arrived there. I guess the fact it is called a "boutique hotel" made me expect something better. They should better label it as "homestay" or "guesthouse" which would be more accurate. And also maybe as in the other places I visited in Sri Lanka the value for money... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a descriptive review. Firstly, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Bentota. We are happy that you enjoyed our properties location, service and the food you were served. It is unfortunate that we did not meet your expectations with the room that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay in this family run guesthouse. Clean, spacious rooms, a lovely, attentive owner, yummy breakfast each morning and the best part: it's literally right on the beach!! Walk out of your room, through the back garden and you'll hear the waves crashing.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to read about your pleasant experience and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for encouraging comments and kind recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Wishing you all the best. More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, located in the quieter part of Bentota beach. A 1 minute walk over the railway tracks would take you onto the private beach with a few sun loungers and even less people. The room was basic, with a/c and balcony, which breakfast was served to you there, which was lovely. Nona and her husband... 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 share your review. We are glad to hear of your pleasant experience and are very happy to know that we served you well. Thank you for your feedback and kind recommendation. We hope to welcome you again, soon. Wishing you all the best. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for a few nights and the staff were excellent. The lady who ran the place came and brought us breakfast both days and was happy to chat for ages. Room was pretty basic but comfortable, big bed. Very close to the train track, but most are in bentota I think.

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

Dear Richard, Thank you very much for your kind review. It makes us very happy to know that we served you well and that you enjoyed your stay at Palm Beach Inn. Your encouraging comments will be shared with our team. We greatly appreciate your kind recommendation. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Wishing you all the best... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had 7 wonderful days at Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas. The management is totally friendly and help where there can. We recommend this place for everybody. And order a curry. It is just delicious! If we have the chance we will come again for sure.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your delightful review! We are very happy to hear of your pleasant experience and greatly appreciate your kind comments and recommendation. We're glad you enjoyed the local food you were served and that it blended-in well with your experience at Palm Beach Inn. Thanks for your encouraging feedback, it's good to know we served you well.... More 

Cairo, Egypt
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My husband, two little kids and I really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and our lovely hostess. The area is really beautiful and we were free to relax, walk around and swim. The scenery and green plants and trees was amazing.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review! It is a pleasure to hear of your experience at Palm Beach Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed our property's location and scenic beauty, and it is very encouraging to know that we served you well. Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation. It was lovely to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great walk from one of the nicest beaches that Sri Lanka has to offer, with tropical trees overhanging the maintained path up too the welcoming guest house grounds. The rooms are very clean and with an air con in each room, no one can say that the weather's unbearably hot! The family run and owned hotel apartments are a great... More 

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

Dear Stephen, Great to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review! We love hearing feedback from all our guests and it certainly is very encouraging to hear of pleasant experiences like yours. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good time in Bentota, overall. Thank... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Literally a minutes walk to the quiet beach! Nice comfortable rooms with aircon. The owner was very helpful and gave us advice on the local area, beach etc. The hotel has sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach for guests to use and also lent us a body board. Great place to stay for the beach.

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

Dear Guest, What a delightful review. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and are also pleased to know that we served you well. Thank you for your kind recommendations. We certainly hope to welcome you again, soon. Wishing you all the best. More 

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Address: 200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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