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The Waterside Bentota

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Yathramulla Road | Yathramulla Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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1 room 1 adult
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to eat here and immediately decided to move in! The Waterside is a beautiful location.Our room was spotlessly clean,comfortable and spacious. Being on the upper floor it also had fantastic views. The pool is fabulous and as the hotel was not too busy when we were there it almost felt like our private pool. Ate dinner here every night,even... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location only 6 rooms with great views. Food excellent, had dinner here 3 nights. Chami the boatman took us to the market across the river & showed us around the town. Nuwan the waiter and the other waiter (cant remember his name) were very friendly and chatty. All staff excellent. Rooms were spacious & comfortable although a little plain.... More 

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Bali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed three nights here and have been made to feel really at home. The staff are wonderfully helpful. The location on the banks of the Bentota Ganga is stunning, and far enough away from the train line to be peaceful. The superb beach is only a short tuktuk ride away and is a vast expanse of clean sand... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

if you're looking to stay close to the main amenities and the bentota beach but off the most touristy bit of bentota then look no further! we stayed at bentota waterside over new year and can't recommend the place enough. excellent service, great staff, clean room and hotel surroundings, quiet location and amazing dinner and lunch. as it was quite... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We are currently staying at the waterside and could not recommend this boutique hotel highly enough. The service is impeccable, the staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is varied and tasty. The chef has cooked us different dishes each day to our liking and every day surpassed the next with quality - the food is exceptional. Our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We had three nights at the Waterside and would thoroughly recommend to anyone staying in the Bentota region. The reviews speak for themselves, it is a small hotel away from the large hotels but near to the beach and right on the river front. We were lucky enough to see a wedding whilst there and found the staff to be... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I and my husband visited this boutique hotel for a vacation. I found this property on trip advisor and decided to book it. When We checked in there was only one more room occupied out of a total of six rooms that this hotel has and I thought to myself that maybe I had come to the wrong place. But... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We stayed at the Waterside for 6 nights at the end of our two week visit to Sri Lanka after reading reviews and within hours of arriving soon realised we had made an excellent choice. This place is an absolute gem of a place. The setting is right next to he river and is so relaxing.The place is full of... More 

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4 Thank maggieNpaul
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Decided to stay here after reading top reviews and what a great choice. Here for 3 days relaxing after two weeks touring India and couldn't ask for more.Large cleam room with good facilities,welcoming friendly and helpful staff and food of the very highest standard.We had a wonderful stay enjoying a couple of local outings.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Right by the river, you can hear its noises, Waterside Bentota is lovely and relaxing. The property is not lavish but the rooms are fine but the setting is lovely and the service is excellent. They provide a boat service to the beach and that is a lovely ride in itself. Enjoyed our stay here

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