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“Like a treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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Panchi Villa
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   #339/7A, Kurudu Watte | Wrahena, Bentota, Sri Lanka   |  
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Like a treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I stayed at the Panchi Villa for 11 nights and never had such wonderful and relaxing holidays before.
The staff made me feel welcome and home. They were all outstandingly friendly, helpful and always smiling. The room was in a very good condition, always clean and in the nice four poster bed I felt like in heaven. The balcony is larger than I ever saw in any other hotel and overlooks a very clean pool and surrounding garden place.
Also the service in the restaurant - where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served- was perfect. The food was always of high quality: fresh, nicely presented and exquisit.

At the Ayurveda-Center I enjoyed various traditional massages. Nadeeka did her job really well and with a lot of passion.

No doubt, I definitely recommend Panchi Villa … and will go back there hopefully soon again.
Thank you so much to everybody there that you made me feel so comfortable!

G.S. Singapore

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great rooms, breakfast was good. Friendly staff. Location was near a great beach bar.
Hotel surrounded by greenery. Lovely rooms with big balcony overlooking the pool. Rooms spacious and clean. Breakfast good- fresh juices, eggs and bacon, bread with cheese or marmelade, fruits, coffee, tea.
Bit far from the central restaurants, although getting a Tuk Tuk is no problem.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We checked out today from panchi villas. The rooms are spotless and big in size. They are clean and have a big balcony. The pool is nice and staff are attentive and well mannered.

The breakfast is a great big portion eggs bacon are lovely and a nice pot of tea/coffee with toast etc.

It is opposite a beach and a tuk tuk to benota town is roughly £2 english.

We are currently in hikkaduwa but shall be returning before we fly home to this top place.

Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were in Bentota only 1 night however wished we had more time as Panchi Villa was just perfect, its not often that accommodation is better than the pictures shown this i can say is one of those place the beat expectations.

The rooms are huge with 4 poster beds and mosquito nets, the view from the large balcony over looks the pool and restaurant whilst the entire property is surrounded in the trees/bush it’s just quiet, calming and peaceful.

I was a bit worried about the train noise that other reviewers noted however this wasn’t an issue for me, I wouldn’t say I have a high tolerance for noise however so I believe its safe to say people may find it noisy due to the place being very quiet and peaceful which would make a passenger train passing loud.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We came to Bentota for one night mainly for the turtle sanctuary and it turned out that it was 2 mins down the road from here which was perfect.

The hotel itself was lovely with spacious rooms, a balcony with a view of the pool and a nice area to eat next to the pool. Wifi and AC were available although I did find the fan for the AC outside to be a bit noisy. The breakfast was the usual fruit, omelette, eggs and toast but their Sri Lankan curries were delicious. There is also a spa with cheap treatments. We were given a voucher for a free foot massage but didn't use it as none of us like our feet being touched!

It is located a bit further away from the main part of Bentota but there isn't much in Bentota from what we could tell. The hotel do have their own tuk tuk if you want to arrange anything with them. They did try to get us to go to a turtle sanctuary further away from the one we wanted to go to for a fee but we said no and they didn't press it further. The hotel itself is not on the beach but on a road behind the railway tracks although we never really heard the train.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay and would recommend this for anyone wanting to visit the turtle sanctuary.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Panchi Villa is a very cozy lovely place near a beautiful sandy and clean beach with a very friendly and skilled staff.You can feel completely at home. Despite the fact that swimming in the pool and breakfast was at a certain time, we were allowed to swim even late at night and they were happy to treat us breakfast at noon. And when we went to Kandy for a whole day they arranged sandwiches for us, it was very kind of them. The swimming pool is quite large.In their restaurant/bar food was delicious cooked and they always had fresh fruits for breakfast. Waiters served us very well. You can arrange there a cheap tuk tuk neither to get somewhere or have a tour around Bentota. We had a really good time living at Panchi Villa, Sri Lanka

- electricity was switched off for a short time and sometimes we had the slow internet
We slept a very long time so it's a little bit noisy from 8-11 a.m. We suppose because of the cleaning personnel

Ivan Sharanich, Denmark, Skive. February 16

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Panchi villa was our first stop after arriving a bit tired and in a daze after a long flight and car ride. Bentota itself is small and pretty quiet. Panchi is located about 4 km away from the main bits if Bentota, a quick tuk tuk ride but there really isn't much in Bentota to get to. We ate both dinners and breakfasts at Panchi and enjoyed it. The first night rthe fresh medium prawns and chicken curry hit the spot. The rooms at Panchi are huge with lovely big balconies overlooking the pool. The pool was the perfect temperature and size for a relaxing and leisurely swim. A little over chlorinated but it was nice having a pool. The bathroom in our room had an overpowering smell of moth balls and was a bit mildewy but for the size of the room and the beautiful lush green surroundings I'd recommend! The staff were also very attentive and helpful in arranging a tuk tuk one evening for us to run to the store as well as a taxi to hikkaduwa.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: #339/7A, Kurudu Watte | Wrahena, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Panchi Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Panchi Villa is situated in the coastal city of Bentota and nestled in the midst of a tropical setting. This peaceful Villa comprises of seven luxury rooms ans two super luxury rooms overlooking the swimming pool and the lush greenery. An ideal hideout for those seeking serene and absolute peace. Service is personalised in the true sense of the word. The best part, Panchi Villa is just 100 meteres away from the exotic beach of the Indian Ocean. ... more   less 
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