Joes Resort Bentota

Galle Road Galaboda, Galbada, Bentota 80510 Sri Lanka
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4.0
#2 of 2 hotels in Galbada
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
3.7
Service
3.8
Value
3.8
The Royal Beach is a luxury boutique resort with 14 rooms, all modern facilities & amenities. It is situated 66 km from Colombo and a one-hour-forty-five min drive from city of Colombo. The resort is set on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka in the enchanting Turtle Village of Induruwa. Its sprawling living areas are quite a contrast in comparison to any resort hotel where privacy takes a backseat. The Resort has a privileged beachfront position on one of the unspoiled south coast beaches. Words cannot describe the simple beauty and tranquility of its setting. The historic town of Galle is less than an hour to the south. This luxurious semi-boutique resort is ideal for the romantic getaway where privacy is the utmost. There is also a swimming pool for the ardent sunbather to select from as an option. Its revered attraction is its splendid architecture and many visitors have often been dazzled by it and even come back for a repeat stay. We take pride in our cuisine and serve a range of dishes. Meals can be taken anytime and anywhere or in our seafood restaurant on the beach with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean or in the privacy of your own balcony overlooking the ocean. This is one of the rare resorts in the southern coast of the island which provides total relaxation on the beach for anyone who wished to wind down without any encumbrances. It is an ultimate place for those who seek an escape from larger package hotels and swarming beaches.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool with view
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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Iroshan wrote a review Sep 2020
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was located at a very convenient location, around 20 min off the southern highway. The beach was clean and well maintained. The room was spacious and clean, with a very clean bathroom. The staff was very attentive and helped me swiftly with my requests. The food was really good and had a good selection. Had a really wonderful time at this hotel. I hope Mr Laxman and the team will continue the good work.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Harendra D wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful experience with friendly staff and beautiful location.Condition of the rooms was excellent. Fod and other facilities were great. The service provided by the staff and the management was fabulous. The pool and the clean surrounding including the beach added more comfort to the stay.I would recommend to anybody gladly and confidantly
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ruzena B wrote a review Feb 2020
15 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice hotel right on the beach. restaurant and lobbies pleasantly furnished with stylish furniture. Breakfast and dinner buffets are tasty, and variations are made daily.Our group enjoy very much and next year we will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mohamed Amsath, General Manager at Joes Resort Bentota
Responded Jun 26, 2020
Hi ! Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review. The Joes team appreciates your feedback. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay. We hope you will recommend us to family and friends and will continue to support us in future. Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon . Thank You!
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Anurag S wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited this property from 14 Jan to 16 Jan .

Good things about the property :-

1. Property is located in a good location besides the beach , it has its own private beach and swimming pool.
2. The rooms are pretty spacious and good to Live

Bad things about the property :-

1. The hotel staff is not at all helpful, they actually don’t send anyone for the room service you have go down and get your stuff even in the morning if you don’t tell anyone to clean the room nobody would come
2. The food is pathetic here , the hotel does not have any good food choices . There is a small place besides the hotel there you can get good food.
3. The breakfast buffet and the dinner buffet is pathetic they don’t serve good food at hotel .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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NaAk wrote a review Jan 2020
Hyderabad, India8 contributions
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Really disappointed with the room provided on day 1. We booked a suite with a sea view and instead got a normal room and of course with a side sea view.
Next day they shifted us to a suite with sea view. The manager argued that the room we had on day 1 was also a suite and not a normal room. I asked him to tell me features of a suite, as the room had none. Arrogant Manager. We paid $170 for a $120 room. All we asked them was to be fair and pay us back the extra we paid for normal room. He said we don't give concession as other guests would also ask. This wasn't even about concession but charge for the service you provide. Pathetic. Disappointed. Our day 1 room had no wifi, no TV connection, no intercom, no tissues. Everytime we needed something we had to go 3 floors down and collect ourselves as they would forget to give us in our room. The asked us to pay for both the days before checking in.
The room we got next day was a decent one, had couch, microwave, kitchen sink and a separate living area , all these features were not there on Day 1. One can clearly see the difference between the two rooms. Still manager argued that all rooms on 3rd floor are suite. seriously! doesn't matter if features are being met. 3rd floor means a suite.

food is average. Nothing exceptional.
Location is good and have their own private beach which can be a plus for many.
But service is really poor. During check out, they added bills of other rooms in our total bill and had to argue with them over the same.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Though it's mentioned that all rooms have sea view, some of the rooms have a side sea view...
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Vishal K wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff behaviour is worst , also the management of the hotel doesn't respond to any query.We have planned for a candle light dinner and it was the worst arrangment or in other words there were no arrangments, at last we have to take the buffet on our so called candle light dinner. The cups in the room they simply put it don't change untill you complain.
Only good thing about this hotel is its on a beach so you have access to private beach section., Which again i found many othet hotels are providing in the same area.
I won't recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anura D wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend an amazing night at the Joe's Resort Bentota with two other families including 5 kids. That was a very nice stay with an excellent service. All three meals were very delicious and gave us an unique experience. I see their flexibility as the secret behind their success whereas friendliness of the management created a more in-dependency.
Cleanliness of wash rooms, rooms and the swimming-pool is excellent! And also, this is one of the best place I found in down-south where we can enjoy the beach without any trouble from beach combers, sellers, guides or any other outside people.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Best views, well furnished and cleanliness
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npp231 wrote a review Feb 12
Mumbai, India10 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good Ambience, Nice swimming pool , just in front of the beach. Send Pathetic Service, Rooms do not have intercom facilities, for any service need to go to the reception. Booked 3 rooms, all rooms had AC problems, 2 were sorted and 3rd one did not work, the hotel was not ready to change the room saying rooms not available, same room in the morning hot water not available, Later shifted to a new room. No proper maintenance of rooms, Buffet good quality was ok. Fixed menu food was good. Kitchen chef Mr Lal and serving staff shehan and Mahesh were excellent.

At the time of checkout asked for bell boy for taking our luggage, but they did not bother to come and take the luggage, in the end we ourselves had to bring down our luggage.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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thirdylopez wrote a review Jan 2020
Makati, Philippines86 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice hotel in front of the beach. Nice service. Food selection not so good unless you enjoy indian food. Most of the dinner selection is geared towards indian cuisine so we opted to eat elsewhere. We didn't get to experience the breakfast buffet. Nice check in experience. We got welcome drinks made from papaya Love the rustic vibe.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from MohamedA28664, General Manager at Joes Resort Bentota
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Hi ! Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review. The Joes team appreciates your feedback. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay. We hope you will recommend us to family and friends and will continue to support us in future. Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon . Thank You!
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Dulan de S wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to Joes for one night with another couple. Everything was good. The food was very good. The price was decent. The location was hard to beat. The pool was chlorinated and well kept , Nice roof top, a lift even though 3 floors only. The owner Joe is a decent bloke as he has continued to pay salaries of staff during the covid period when the property was empty (90% of salary)
Only negative issues were that TV only had local stations, Wi-Fi is weak in some places though I had enough data. The architecture of the building was not to my taste. But I strongly recommend this if you want decent service, good food and value for money in Bentota
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I was in 107 my friends in 108 both had great sea view. I guess most rooms have a good view .The...
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Surman M wrote a tip Jan 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Carry a local sim phone as rooms don't have intercom."
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Ravi wrote a tip Nov 2023
10 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not really "
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Dulan de S wrote a tip Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was in 107 my friends in 108 both had great sea view. I guess most rooms have a good view .The A/C was good .TV only had local channels"
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Dinusha C wrote a tip Mar 2021
Colombo41 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea view was ok."
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Anura D wrote a tip Aug 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views, well furnished and cleanliness"
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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal beach hotel induruwa
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictBentotaGalbada
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joes Resort Bentota
Which popular attractions are close to Joes Resort Bentota?
Nearby attractions include Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center (0.05 miles) and Kaikawala Natural Sea Pool (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Joes Resort Bentota?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Joes Resort Bentota?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Joes Resort Bentota?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Joes Resort Bentota?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Joes Resort Bentota?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboo Shoot Restaurant, Osteria Romana, and Dulvin Cafe And Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Joes Resort Bentota?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Joes Resort Bentota have airport transportation?
Yes, Joes Resort Bentota offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Joes Resort Bentota located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Galbada.
Are any cleaning services offered at Joes Resort Bentota?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Joes Resort Bentota?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wanawasa rajamaha viharaya (3.5 miles).