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Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yalegama, Bentota 80510, Sri Lanka (Formerly Emerald Bay Hotel)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here and was so impress as we enter the hotel ...really nice view...facing the sea front. We booked a inter connected family room(fullboard)on the 2nd floor facing the sea,rooms is very clean and well equipped,we were thinking to extend one more day but after diner buffet..I want to check out the next day, they mainly served... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I read some of the reviews before going to this hotel and I found out how out dated those reviews were. I was actually surprised how the hotel has changed. Hotel it self is under a different management and the courtesy and friendliness of the staff is admirable. Of course there were some flows in the hotel management as it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had great time with my family. nice beach, good for kids to have great fun. swimming pool is in nice location. friendly staff. great experience on variety of foods. recommend all who need a change for routine time table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here on half board basis and my experience has been extremely positive. This hotel used to be called Emerald Bay, Induruwa but this place is under completely new management from May 2014 (as I understand) hence the new name 'Pandanus'. This means you can safely ignorer some negative comments prior to may 2014 (I am glad I did).... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights.we got deluxe room in 4th floor.the view is owesom. Room is spaceus and luxurious. But there was a very bad smell coming from the wash room.house keeping crew tried their best, but failed, so had to bear up & stay cos we loved the scenery straight to our bed About the restaurant,... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

bang on the beach, and it helps as all rooms face the sea. the rooms are basic and they also have a decent pool to boot, The food and beverage options are just OK but wasnt too impressed with the quality. It wasnt a show stopper though as they real star was the hotels location. a nice property over all.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nice hotel in Benthota,Induruwa area in Sri Lanka , friendly staff and good food and newly opened its 4 star plus rating. We spent one night at the hotel and enjoyed every minute. Our room had everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable. staff who were wonderful and really friendly. Gym with high standerd the the trainers are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It is a very good resort.. Facilities are too good..staff very friendly..nice view of the beach from room as well as restraunt...wifi facility..we loved it..we were here for anniversary and it was perfect experience..

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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We were very apprehensive about the hotel having had to move our original booking from Tangerine Beach club because they messed up our booking! Having 3 children an interconnecting room type is imperative for us so we changed to the new Pandanus. There were few reviews or web info on it so seemed a gamble! On arrival into Columbo we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Yes it's a bit down at heal (having a re-furb now though) but you can't beat this place for location (ON the beach), staff and cleanliness. There are dogs in the complex. Two. Emma and her daughter, her name escapes me. They keep the other stray dogs that roam the beaches (and cows) out. If you want to go stay... More

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Address: Yalegama, Bentota 80510, Sri Lanka (Formerly Emerald Bay Hotel)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa 4*
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Also Known As:
Hotel Emerald Bay
Emerald Bay Hotel Sri Lanka
Emerald Bay Sri Lanka
Emerald Bay Induruwa

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