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London
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were picked up at Colombo airport by taxi. From there it took 90 minutes or so to arrive at our hotel. On our journey we noticed the poverty and deprivation. On arrival at the hotel we had to go through security gates. Then taken across a river by boat which by the way was pleasant. On arrival at reception... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my husband stayed here for a week end of November. We had a lovely welcome with great reception . the room was nice and spacious and it was overlooking the sea as I had requested. The restaurant where they serve breakfast and Dinner ( Cafe Bem) had vegetarian choice too, although on an off occasion I settled in... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear 11manj, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. We hope to welcome you back soon again. Kind regards, Riaan Drever General Manager More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought up in Sri Lanka and visit very often from Oxford, England with and without friends, partner and children. I am having a wonderful time at the Centara Ceysands - have only been here 2nights. Rushdi at the front desk exemplified the calibre of the service here - my phone charger left in a nearby store -his co-ordination and help... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear Sprite57, Thank you for taking the time to post some feedback whilst still with us. Was lovely meeting you yesterday at our weekly guest / management cocktails. Hope you have a lovely rest of your stay. Kind regards, Riaan More 

Warsaw, Poland
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in Centara at the end of our trip, with a plan to relax and do nothing. Hotel is a perfect for such! Room was spacious, with nice view and wifi access. The swimming pool was great, quite big and with separate one for children. Beach is 10 meters from the hotel and is beautiful! You... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear AAP2013, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies on the points we missed. I have shared your comments with Roberto, Upul and Annie to check where they can improve further. Kind regards, Riaan More 

Kressbronn, Germany
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend more than 3 Weeks in this Resort. This was one of our best Vacation . All Members of this Crew was very helpful and friendly. The Roomboy Suresh was great. He was always there when we need him. The Food, Breakfast and Diner,was first Class. Absolut no Basic , like in many other Hotels . We had Joy... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear Rumpelstolz, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with with us. We will certainly share your compliments with Suresh and the team. Hope to welcome you back soon again. Kind regards, Riaan More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is with gladness that I recount a most wonderful weekend of bliss at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa at Bentota. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the boat room staff and ushered into the departure lobby to be ferried across the river to the resort. As we waited in its comfortable confines complete with lounge chairs and washroom... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear Mahes S, Thank you for taking the time to post some feedback from your recent group visit. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and hopefully for a bit longer then. Kind regards, Riaan More 

Bristol
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hotel, on a lovely long white beach. Food was a little hit and miss, but must say the street food night was fantastic. The hotel is a chain and feels like one, it lacks that something special and overall felt a little generic. Train station a 15/20 minute walk and would recommend an adventure out of... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear LasBabas, Thank you for sharing some feedback on your recent visit. Please accept my sincere apologies about the boat trip experience. This has already been taken up with them and I assure you this will be addressed as it is by no means our expectation from the team there. I would appreciate if you could contact me directly so... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have loved to give 5 stars to Centara, considering the helpful staff, always smiling, and brilliant choice of foods. While travelling 26 weeks pregnant, and enjoying one of the treatments in the Spa, a special thanks to Spa Manager Annie, who did have knowledge in offering the treatment suitable during pregnancy. The only few comments I would like... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear Gaisva H (Gaisva & Shiraz), Thank you for sharing some feedback with us. I will certainly share your comments with the team and Annie. Sadly yes we can only point out not to reserve the beds but can not get into a tiff with our guests so best is the hope that they consider other guests too and that... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's taken me a while to write this review as it was somewhat overwhelming coming home from such an amazing place. First of all, I want to start with the only negatives I could possibly think of, as it's likely to be a long review... for those of you looking for any down-sides or reasons not to book your holiday... More 

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Waragoda M, Quality & Assurance Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

DearMrs_Whitton1, Thank you for your complimentary 5 star long review of the Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Bentota. It is a pleasure to note your compliments on our staff and the service they provide. Indeed they work so hard to ensure guest satisfaction and will be greatly encouraged to note your valuable feedback. We look forward to having you back... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though our stay was eventful the staff was really friendly and the rooms were great as well. The food variety is really good. How ever there's more room to improve. Do not go to the sea beyond the red flag. Its dangerous and the hotel does not take responsibility on it. Other than that, yes i would definitely come again... More 

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General M, General Manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, responded to this review

Dear Praha V, Thank you for taking the time to post some feedback from your recent visit. True the beach and ocean is public use area hence we do not offer sun loungers or life guard services but the team is mindful of our guests using the area. The red or double red flags at certain times of the year... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on Bentota peninsula Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka enjoys a superb location with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, ensuring dreamy views from most areas of the resort, and offering a natural environment along with a wide range of facilities and activities. The resort is accessed by a short boat ride across the lagoon from a departure point a few minutes to Aluthgama station, and river and ocean boat trips are a major attraction. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka

Address: Aluthgama, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $180 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka 4.5*
Number of rooms: 165
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Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#4 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
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“If not happy with room ask at reception to change it.”
 of 5 bubbles LondonCockney, 2 days ago | Read review
“We recommend a Room in the 3. Floor, because from there is a nice View over River and Ocean .”
 of 5 bubbles Rumpelstolz, 1 week ago | Read review
“Indulging in water sports is a must to make the most of your stay”
 of 5 bubbles mahess2013, 1 week ago | Read review
“Book the room further from the staircase and the bar”
 of 5 bubbles gaisvam, 1 week ago | Read review
“Upper floor rooms facing pool & sea have a better view .”
 of 5 bubbles SujeewaW_12, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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