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Paradise Road The Villa Bentota

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Mohotti Walauwa | 138/18 - 138/22 Galle Road, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here 2 nights and enjoyed our stay here 100%. The hotel is beautiful and teh decor is just wonderful. A lot of attention went into the small details of the hotel: candles, antiques, beautiful tables, art... which really makes this boutique hotel stand out. The restaurant serves fresh, good quality food and the pool and garden is well... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly warm, welcoming staff. Fantastic rooms. Swimming pool and nice beach close to. But chose the place in the season - off-season swimming is impossible because of rough weather together together with less sun.

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear Roald, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and do hope you return soon. Best wishes The Management - Paradise Road The Villa Bentota More 

Grafton NSW
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly this is a most beautiful hotel. The architecture and decor are magnificent. Our room was not overly large but looked over the pool and lawns. It is a very calming setting. We loved the train coming through all the time. We had some rain so ate in the hotel more than usual. The food was delicious. The curry crab... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed the architecture and your stay with us. We are Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, continually strive to improve our product and service offered our guests. We value your suggestions and will certainly take them in to consideration. Best wishes The... More 

Manama, Bahrain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant before and unfortunately the standards have definitely declined. The food was brought out at lightening speed indicating that it wasn't freshly made. The atmosphere consisted of a microwave pinging at frequent intervals and the pizza ordered with cheese sticking to the plate had clearly been preprepared and heated in this. The chicken in the salad... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of Paradise Road The Villa Café. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Our pizzas are all prepared in our pizza oven and not in a microwave, in addition the chicken you had on your salad was smoked and therefore certainly prepackaged. We will certainly look into the feedback you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original Geoffrey Bawa villa has been extended and altered so that it's now a maze of little courtyards with pools, lots of sudden unexpected sitting areas overlooking the garden, and an idiosyncratic art collection: all either very old or very modern. The style is cool, comfortable and restrained, in a soothing monochrome colour scheme that lets the art and... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, Thank you for the positive review of our property. We are glad that you appreciated the aesthetic of the hotel and the service provided. We are continuously looking to improving our establishment and will certainly look into your comments. Best wishes The Management - Paradise Road The Villa Bentota More 

Redding, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I must say that I was comparing Villa Bentota with the Oberoi in Bali. The unique Geffrey Bawa design makes this a very quiet and tranquil place. 15 rooms that are laid out so that they are private. There are multiple seatng areas. Although the Villa was full, it was rare to see many people, other than the four of... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your review and for recommending Paradise Road The Villa Bentota. We hope to have you at our property again soon. Best wishes The Management - Paradise Road The Villa Bentota More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a week and a half of touring Sri Lanka, we spent four tranquil and heavenly days at The Villa Bentota. Although all 15 rooms and suites were filled when we visited, we barely saw another sole for four days. The hotel is magnificently decorated and laid out... Every nook is more beautiful than the next... And the staff is... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and do hope you return very soon. Best wishes The Management - Paradise Road The Villa Bentota More 

Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful place, beautiful food... So why rattle the milk bottles to remove me from the bar at 9.45pm... Such a shame Nothing else wrong but on a holiday from the Middle East I don't need a bar closing on me. Nothing in the details telling me that was the case...

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Paradise Road The Villa Bentota. We regret to hear that you felt unwelcome in the Lion Bar and have asked our bartenders to be more sensitive about noise to the best of their ability. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again!... More 

Madurai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Villa is one of the most charming places ever. Ideally located, it is the perfect place for a weary tourist to kick back and fully take in the incredible, natural splendours that Sri Lanka has to offer. Another plus is that it is just a hop, skip and jump away from a gorgeous private beach. Architecturally, the place retains... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Dear Anujamouli, Thank you for taking the time review our property and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope you return with your family very soon. Best wishes The Management - Paradise Road Villa Bentota More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a relaxing and enjoyable two night stay at The Villa Bentota - despite the weather! The historic building is lovely and tastefully decorated. There are lots of places to relax (some do get soaked wet though!) The grounds were immaculate and there were lots of lovely touches like a tea and cake service in the bar in the... More 

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Harshi H, Public Relations Manager at Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We regret that you were not pleased with the service and food at our hotel. We continuously strive to offer the best product to our guests and will certainly look into some of your comments to the best of our ability. Best wishes The Management - Paradise Road Villa Bentota More 

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