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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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Ranked #13 of 26 hotels in Bentota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014
Asanka U Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

An excellent hotel, newly opened following major redevelopment, that is fully up to its 4 star rating.The rooms are well furnished and all have beautiful uninterupted views of the beach. Its major asset is its staff who were wonderful in all departments. The food was very good with plenty of choice. The taxi drivers linked to the hotel, especially Indika,... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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NE England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Camden, Maine
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14 hotel reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Having checked out the reviews on here after booking our honeymoon there we were worried about our choice. However, the hotel was fine for a 3* and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The hotel is a bit rough around the edges but is alongside an amazing, empty stretch of beach, and while it is a little out of... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

If you already have booked your holidays to Emerelad Bay Hotel Induruwa Sri Lanka, try your best to cancel it. It is the worst place in the world, The worst food. I eat 10 days the same food. The personnel - arrogant and lazy. The cleanliness- non existent. All cups and plates are chipped, the table clothes are very dirty.... More

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milton keynes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Emerald Bay left us with a departing tear in our eyes, stayed 1st-15th Oct. We shall return for 4 or 5 weeks next time, if you never did indoor camping and want shiny Hilton styling, do not go. If you want a quiet beach 3 good meals a day and can live with the odd fly, a regular supply of... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I, with a group of two other families checked into this hotel late in the evening. We were greeted warmly by the reception staff. There were a couple of stray dogs roaming inside the hotel. The rooms were pretty old with non-functioning shower & flush. However these were rectified very fast. Running water was a bit salty. The restaurant was... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This hotel is the WORST I have ever seen!!! Old, dirty, nosiy, cold food, annoying staff... At first, there was chaotic welcome at the reception. Then, waiting in lobby with welcome drink, there were dirty dogs everywhere. Next thing - waiting for the bags like 40 minutes. ONLY SALTY WATER in bathroom, no drinking water to make tea and coffee.... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Near a sleepy fishing village, nestled amongst the swaying coconut trees, you will come upon the charming and tranquil Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa, a sprawling, five-storied resort hotel overlooking a wide expanse of the Indian Ocean. ... more   less 
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