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Hotel Ceysands

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aluthgama, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #24 of 26 hotels in Bentota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This hotel is accessed by the hotel boat and literally takes a few minutes. The boat service is very frequent and 24 hours. The beach is private and is not accessed by the public which is great. The beach is very clean and stretches for a couple of miles. There are no beach boys and sellers of goods so you... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

If all you need is a roof above your head and some food and maybe a dip in the pool then this is the hotel is for you. If you can close an eye before some small flaws and enjoy the great location of this hotel, then this is the hotel for you. If you expect western standards or fear... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

You can immediately tell a hotel in the process of decay. Rickety beds, peeling walls and a sense tht you've cone 10 years too late. The staff as almost everywhere in Sri lanka were really warm and helpful, but there's not much they can do. There were cockroaches in the room contesting with a swarm of mosquitoes for our attention.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Access to the Hotel: Reachable... Food: Breakfast is fair enough for the Veggies...String Hoppers (Idiyappam) is always available for the vegetarians where ever u go :) Less veggie items served for dinner (Both Buffet and Al' Carte)... Room: Rooms are well maintained...Cot was like Diwan which was quite uncomfortable...Double cot is preferable than 2 single cots...No Health Faucet in the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

We stayed here 2 weeks with our 2 kids (2 & 4 yrs) and I can really recommend it. We were satisfied with everything: Location, staff, food, rooms, beach.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Being closer to beach, guests carry a lot of sand and foul smell in the rooms. The rooms need to be cleaned and sprayed before the next guests check in. Staff needs to co-operate with genuine customer requirements or at least say no with regret! Structure is such that some rooms tend to be away from the main restaurant facilities.... More

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Gdansk, Poland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Great location - water sports center over the fence, railway station across the road, pharmacy, grocery store, decent restaurants and bank in vicinity, far from the noise of the busy town. The hotel itself is derelict, that is true, but cheap and very cosy. Everything is organized in a perfect holiday way - there is no room without a view,... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

The hotel have now been sold, and a renovation is soon under work. The staff is wonderful and helpful and give very good service. The staff made us forgive that the hotel was rather "tired". We spent our Christmas Eve and 7 days at Ceysands. The hotel has a very good location placed on a half-island. The river is from... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

$150 USD a night? Are you kidding me? My sister and I stayed here for one night and spent the next two nights trying to forget the dingy pool area, the moldy rooms, rusty bathroom and overall listlessness of this craphole that markets itself as an 'upscale escape.' The worst affront was the price tag. Ceysands was the most expensive... More

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pevensey,east sussex
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

stayed for 2 nights too long. hotel has been up for sale for several years, staff then hope money will be spent (lots) upgrading it to a reasonable standard. so, for now avoid this tired place. there is nothing to recommend this hotel for.

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Address: Aluthgama, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ceysands 4*
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