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The Waterside Bentota

Yathramulla, Bentota, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We staid for 3 nights at the Waterside. We loved that place. It is located directly at the river. The pool is nice, blue and clean. The rooms are clean, nicely furnished with a balcony and riverview. Breakfast was included. Food was delicious. We loved the rice and curry. We asked the staff for some locale vegetables (Goto golum, Malung)... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stayed here when in Bentota last year. We were a bunch of friends and had an incredible great time there. We also stayed at the Bentota Beach Hotel, and both were amazing, but very different experiences. The Waterside is a small, intimate place, on the backwaters of Bentota, with just a few rooms. It is wonderfull located - surrounded by... More

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Waterside Hotel and were just charmed by the hotel, it's staff and the owner. The Waterside has 6 large a/c bed rooms, all with balcony. It is positioned on the edge of the Lagoon, a short boat ride from the main beach which the hotel were happy to provide free of charge for guests.... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

As soon as you walk round to reception, you know that you have made a great choice. Fantasic location on the edge of the river set amonst the Mangroves. It felt like the most relaxing place on earth & a perfect place to spend our last 4 nights in Sri Lanka. Beautiful gardens & pool area, great open resturant, big... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Highly impressed with lovely environment such as garden,river view and luxury rooms. Another thing that captured my mind and eyes was relaxing environment rich with green nature. I really enjoyed variety of excellent fresh meals served by the hotel. Lastly, this hotel provides you boat rides and many other facilities. This is the place that has very affordable price plans... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We are seasoned travelers and have stayed in many different style hotels around the world. The Waterside Bentota Hotel is a real jewel. We only stayed for three nights. We wish we could stay a lot longer. We had never seen such an excellent service before. All of the staff members are very helpful and attend to details and treat... More

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here and really enjoyed it. Room had lovely view over pool, bathroom could do with an upgrade. Staff were very friendly and meals were really wonderful (freshly cooked whatever you wanted (more or less)). Staff take you to Bentota by boat, and we had an interesting boat trip around the surrounding area, great mango swamps. Can get... More

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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Waterside is a very quiet small hotel overlooking the river with superb sunsets and an ideal place to recover from the often frenetic pace of live in Sri Lanka. It was really nice to have breakfasts cooked specially for you - and the evening meals were of a very high standard. Although away from the centre of town, a... More

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10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This was the most expensive place we stayed in Sri Lanka,and on top of that they charged for bottled water. The setting was nice -- rooms overlooked a swimming pool and beyond it the river. But the moldy odor in the room didn't make it a pleasant place to hang out. Breakfast was a random affair, with servers wandering around... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have been with my partner to this lovely, quiet, boutique hotel by the river and had a fabulous time. This was truly a wonderful experience all the way from check in through to the service In the restaurant. The rooms were absolutely fantastic, the additional facilities such as the free boat ride to the beach, swimming pool and beautiful... More

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Address: Yathramulla, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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