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“relaxed beach guest house” 4 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas
1.0 of 5 Guest house   |   200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #16 of 47 Bentota B&B and Inns
Negombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“relaxed beach guest house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

we stayed two days in this guesthouse.
staff very friendly and try to do all they can to make your stay perfect.
clean rooms and nice breakfast. beach is very beautifull and quiet
we will come back one day!

m&m

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

All the best!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Very good value for money, the rooms are basic but very cosy and come with the all important mosquito net. One minute walk and you are at the beach which is really impressive. It was very quiet and relaxing. The lady at the resort was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. She gave us information on the local market and the best place to see turtles. Would recommend to those who are on a budget looking for somewhere quiet.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your review and encouraging feedback!

We certainly hope to welcome you again soon!

All the best!
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Gliwice, Poland
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9 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best places to stay on the west coast. Among big hotel resorts this hotel offers more private and relaxed vacations. Its very quiet and peaceful here and cabanas are very very clean. The beach is a minute away from the hotel, you can actually hear the ocean when sitting on the balcony. Food is very good and fresh and the hosts are very helpful, giving tips on how to survive in sri lanka;) The lady owner speaks very good english and provides a lot of information about their culture and country;) definately I can reccomend this place and I look forward to come back here one day;)

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

All the best!
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We got here by recommendation of our tuctuc driver. When we arrived at night we couldn't see much. But when we woke up the next day and saw the whole resort we were surprised positively. We had real good breakfast, nice service and nice neighbours. When we walked to the beach it was like paradise. Just a one minute walk through a little palm forest. The beach is clean, has nice sand, very private but still huge.
In the surrounding area there really beautiful restuarants and good food.
I can really recommend this hotel. Especially for the first days after you arrive. It is so relaxing. And the host lady has very good tips, is very helpful and speaks good english!

And for all of that the price is unbelievable.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Sir ,

Thank you very much for sparing your time to comment . Hope you would visit our place again, when you come to Sri Lanka.
Best Regards!!!
Team
Palm Beach Inn
Bentota
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We coincidentally bumped in to this lovely place. It's small and quiet and that makes it the perfect getaway. Rooms are good and clean for a really fair price. Staff and owner are super nice and friendly. Breakfast in the garden with squirrels all around you and the beach is just a few steps away. Awesome place! Definitely advisable to stay here.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Dear Sir ,

Thank You very much for sparing your valuable time to comment . Hope you would visit our hotel again , when you come to Sri Lanka.

Best Regards!!!

Team
Palm Beach Inn
Bentota
Sri Lanka
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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The bungalows are rather small, mainly a bedroom with small basic bathroom.
The ac was too strong and too close to the bed but without ac it would have been impossible to sleep.
The food is very simple but was OK.
The staff is very helpful and friendly.

Some important tips for your first time in bentota :
1) pay everything in lkr and always ask prices in rupies before taking a service /tuktuk(taxi)
2) if you tip then keep in mind that 100 rupies is a good tip already. People earn between 1000 and 2000 a day.
3) Nearly every place you are brought to by drivers, tour guys is a scam.
The tourist shops pay 40% commission, spice gardens pay 50!
The stuff in the spice garden shops is overpriced by 20-30 times.

You can have a nice time there, just keep those things in mind. The people there are used to naive rich tourists and nearly every tour you book is designed to milk your wallet.
If a tour guy does not bring you to any shop or similar thing during a tour I suggest to give him a high tip, if he tries to make you buy stuff then do not tip and do not buy!
















Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your review!

We appreciate your kind feedback and certainly look forward to welcoming you again soon!

All the best!
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Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Palm Beach in Bentota is a very relaxing place to stay. Especially the owner is charming, she helps you with everything you need with a big smile. We have tried the food (including breakfast) and it was very good. Rooms are tidy, colorful and the bed is very comfortable. thus, we had a good experience with staying here and recommend it to everyone who wants to have a private beach at their doorstep and beautiful room without paying way too much.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Thank you very much for your encouraging review!

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

All the best!
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Additional Information about Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas

Address: 200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas 1*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by lush greenery and vegetation, Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas is situated within a 10-minute drive from the popular Lunuganga. Free Wi-Fi access is available in its public areas and parking is provided at no charge. A 50-minute drive takes guests to the well-known Galle Fort, while Colombo city and Bandaranaike International Airport are within a 2-hour drive away. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is 2 km away. Cooled with a fan or air conditioning, all rooms are simply equipped with a mosquito net, desk and a wardrobe. All rooms feature an attached bathroom offering shower facility. Surrounded by lush greenery, Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas offers a tour desk to assist with sightseeing and travel arrangements. Laundry, massage and airport shuttle service is also available on request. The in-house restaurant serves a tasty spread of Sri Lankan and Western dishes. Guests can also enjoy meals in the privacy of their rooms with room service. ... more   less 
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