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Saman Villas

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Galle Road, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Saman Villas on the 2nd August 2015, our first impression was 'WOW' and my goodness it just got better and better. The staff on all aspects are brilliant, nothing is too much bother. We had room 17 with the private pool, everything was just perfect. We spent many a afternoon watching the sun go down, in the... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly romantic hotel. The rooms overlook the Indian Ocean. You can watch the sun set from your balcony. You can go to sleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean. The restaurant is excellent and offers a wide range of food. The staff were very welcoming and professional - the 'goodbye' cake and photo was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Villas for two nights as part of our honeymoon tour around Sri Lanka. We were completely blown away by the hotel and its surroundings and will definitely return if we are lucky enough to go back to Sri Lanka. The staff are friendly and welcoming and our check in process was smooth and quick. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for the last 4 nights of a 14 night tour of Sri Lanka, and we're delighted with our choice. Great service, excellent rooms, brilliant swimming pool and Spa. We chose to eat out in Bentota for 3 of the nights, simply for a change of scene. Diya Sisila, Mellis and Amal, all very good. Just outside the hotel... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Saman Villas annually for the past 9 years. We are very grateful to Himaj (GM Sales) for giving us a 6 months grace period as we could not make it on the date we initially intended . The location is unbelievable, its only an hours drive from Colombo and the entire property has amazing views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long trip we a bit hungry and we stopped at this hotel, recommended from our driver. After we walked up the stairs to the restaurant and we saw this amazing location very impressive. We are friendly welcomed from the restaurant staff, the best service on our trip! Drinks are served quick and the orders are taking with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with absolutely the best service possible. Location is stunning and very well maintained. The chef looked after our vegetarian requirements. Not a place to take kids to though. The nearby water sports facilities were also very good. The rooms are well done up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never stayed in such a phenomenally thoughtful place. We felt so special from start to finish on our stay. We oped for a room with our own pool and it was such a treat. The bathrooms (I appreciate that it's rare to mention this in a review) were beautiful with an enormous bath, water feature and fragrant flowers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we did not stay at Saman Villas while in Bentota, we read about their Aruyvedic spa in Lonely Planet and decided to try it. The setting (spa was designed by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa) and massage were glorious - the best we he in Sri Lanka!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

a purrrrrfect getaway from everything. peaceful. quiet. beautiful and heavenly....but at a price friendly staff. rooms a bit rigid I must say. no tea/coffee available in the room and must make a call for it and that too served once before 12 noon. the bed is hard and the pillows did smell musky. spacious washrooms open to the sky....lovely. I... More 

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Himaj J, General Manager - Marketing & Operations at Saman Villas, responded to this review

We thank the reviewer for their recent stay at Saman Villas. Thank you for commending the location, tranquil atmosphere and open-air bathrooms. We thank the reviewer for raising their concerns as it gives the hotel an opportunity to rationally explain the reasons to benefit other visitors to this site. Please find below our explanations; BED IS HARD All leading manufacturers... More 

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