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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my fiancé stayed at the waterside Bentota for 4 nights. Our trip to Sri Lanka was unfortunately just a short one (as a stop over on our way to Australia) and whist there is so much on offer all we wanted was somewhere to relax. This is the perfect place. The Waterside is set on River Bentota away... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed here in February for a week and could not have wished for a better stay. It's true that the rooms could do with a little updating but once you've been here for 5 minutes it really doesn't matter. The rooms are clean and tidy and have everything you need. The hotel is amazingly tranquil with parakeets and giant... More 

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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

After a four day tour we finished off by staying here for the last few days to relax. Perfect place, clean, peaceful and brilliant staff who provided nice excursions and excellent food. Great for couples or families that just want to relax. Beach is only a 5 minute tuk-tuk away or they can even take you there by boat. They... More 

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Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel but had dinner at the restaurant. We also looked at their rooms. Nice and cozy place with good room facilities. Dinner was great and service very friendly. We also met two couples from who stayed there and the hat nothing but compliments about this place

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we felt completely settled. The view is outstanding the staff excellent and the hotel is wonderful oasis... Only six rooms great pool boat rides whenever you want to go anywhere. Restaurant was very good didn't have one bad meal. The wildlife is amazing as said before watching the bats and parrots at sunset awesome.. Go... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last week. Amila organised our airport pickup and an early check-in without any hassles. He even informed us before hand of a srilankan wedding to be held on our day of arrival, which in fact was quite a memorable experience in the end with the music and local lunch being organised for us. The rooms, bathroom and... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. It is a fantastic place to stay and we can't recommend it highly enough. Its in a great location right on the river side and they arrange free boat trips to the beach for you and will pick you up again at the end of the day. The beach is only 5 minutes away... More 

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Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

It's tucked well away from the main road and railway track through Bentota which must create noise at some other hotels. We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and as there was also a real Sri Lankan wedding on during the first night of our stay we were encouraged to join in with the 400 guests and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

The Waterside Hotel is an excellent Boutique Hotel. The staff were attentive to all our needs, the food was great. We had a very relaxing 3 days after a busy 9 days touring Sri Lanka, it was just what we needed.

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1 Thank Tom C
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

We stayed at Waterside hotel for 3 days and had a pleasant stay, lovely view from our room looking onto beautiful garden and Bentato River,food was freshly made,,very clean and pool was lovely the good thing for us was we had the. Whole place to ourselves, hotel boat takes you across the river which is 10 minutes away from beach... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterside is an elegant well maintained Villa with restaurant,which is situated in a unique riverside location,and has magnificent views over the wide Bentota Ganga. Waterside is popular with guests of all nationalities.We have 6 ensuite (with bathtub and shower) A/C rooms with bar fridge,fan and satellite TV.The large open restaurant serves delicious Sri Lankan and Western dishes as well as mouth watering seafood.During your stay you can relax by our pool which is only a few steps from all the rooms, whilst enjoying the surrounding mature tropical garden and river views.We offer complimentary boat transfer to nearby beach, water sports or town.If you require Ayuvedic massage we can recommend several treatment centres.Excursions and tours to all the magnificent sites in this beautiful island can be arranged.If you wish to explore the local area we provide bicycles or we can organise local scenic tuk tuk rides . Fishing trips ,bird watching and river trips are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterside Bentota

Address: Yathramulla Road | Yathramulla Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $93 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterside Bentota 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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#6 Family Hotel in Bentota
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“All rooms face the river and all have large balconies or terraces.”
 of 5 bubbles DrKayP, Mar 10, 2016 | Read review
“Lovely view,quite place”
 of 5 bubbles 887sanjayp, Feb 27, 2016 | Read review
“Pick top floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Val07777, Feb 24, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the same way & have lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles WilsonsDublin, Jan 25, 2016 | Read review
“We had an upper room with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles orthoceras, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
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