Designed & built in the 1970s by the late Geoffery Bawa, one of Sri Lanka's most famous architects, the AVANI Bentota is modeled after a Dutch seaside village. The architecture & layout of the resort is classic & beautiful, with orange-tiled roofs & white walls, yet very modern since it has been newly renovated last year and rebranded as AVANI.
The staff are very friendly & helpful. We had to leave 5:30am to catch our flight and they packed breakfast bags for us.
The in-room entertainment system is pretty cool, with free movies on demand, although there was some problem with the programming at first.
The food is good too. Must try the egg hoppers at breakfast.
The resort has a schedule of activities every day, we were there during the Sinhalese new year and they had a cultural dance & drumming show.
However do be warned that the decking around the swimming pool becomes very hot like a grill during the day, some of us burned their feet by walking on it!
The resort is also quite near the railway tracks, so a train rumbles by a few times a day.
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- Also Known As:
- Avani Bentota Resort And Spa
- Avani Bentota Hotel Bentota
- Serendib Hotel Bentota