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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 10 days stay, really nice location on the end of a peninsula. Not a lot outside of the resort but the hotel and grounds are very nice, we were half board, all inclusive is also available, what's nice is the hotel is not too big so it feels at bit more personnel in the dining rooms.... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Neville Dickman, Thank you for your wonderful comment posted on TripAdvisor of your recent visit. It was a pleasure to read your comments and I am sure our team will be very encouraged by your kind words. I hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Edoardo Giuntoli General Manager More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Avani Kalutara for 11 days, and although there are a few issues which we were not told about by Virgin Holidays (i.e. the updating of the decking around the pool), this was not the fault of the hotel, but our tour company who have a duty of care to inform customers of any work being done.... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thank you for your positive review posted on TripAdvisor. I was glad to see that our team members contributed to make your stay an enjoyable one, and would like to personally thank you for recognizing the outstanding performance of Lana. With regards to your comment, I am happy to confirm you that our new umbrellas and sunbeds have... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a superb hotel with the friendly staff and fine food. . my family enjoyed well with all 3 meals with various food & beverages, desert also more entertain with nice music , swimming and many more.

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for patronizing AVANI Kalutara Resort and posting a positive comment on TripAdvisor of your stay. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially friendly staff and food served at Mangrove Restaurant. We believe that you and your family enjoyed and collected some valuable memories of your holiday. I've shared your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little hotel. Love the location n setting. We got a sea view triple room. The room is not designed to have a third bed at all! With the extra bed it get very cramped, but for a short week end visit its alright. Room amenities n bathroom are all good standard. Housekeeping staff were very obliging and helpfull. They... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Niro M, Many thanks for your detailed and complimentary review of AVANI Kalutara Resort. It is a pleasure to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you would like to return in the future. Warm Regards, Edoardo Giuntoli General Manager More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get me wrong - I don't want my review to put you off, the resort itself was lovely. The staff were courteous, sometimes slow but it's not the end of the world, the Buffett was lovely (lots of choice for vegetarians as well as meat eaters!) the settings are beautiful and during our stay they put on cocktails by... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lucofran, You made our day !!! Thank you for being a great Ambassador of AVANI Kalutara Resort and for recommending our hospitality on TripAdvisor. We can’t wait to have you back. Warm Regards, Edoardo Giuntoli General Manager More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to enjoy Avani's incredible location on this Indian Ocean peninsula when the service is trashy and the prices are laughable. A very mediocre sandwich will run you about 1000 rupees. I ordered a so-called "martini," which came devoid of vermouth and olive, and they billed me 1600 rupees for it. The waiters will blatantly regard you as their... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kandula A, Thank you for your comment on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at AVANI Kalutara Resort. I would like to personally apologize for having given you reasons to complain about our services. My team works hard to fulfill all the requirements of our guests but I understand that there was something lacking from your comment. Would like to... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Customer Service.. Great food.. Comfortable rooms. amenities are good. better place to visit in kalutara area. Good for family outings, honeymooners and all.. nice, attractive and simple place.. not a super luxury type.. but its a luxury hotel. they have in room wifi, safe, mini bar and all..

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madame, Thank you for your review of AVANI Kalutara on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our rooms and that the service provided by our team was a highlight of your experience. We sincerely hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our Hotel in the near future Kind Regards,... More 

newcastle upon tyne
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31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always start with this comment, my review is of my experience only and is not intended to put travellers off, I am always available to comment if anyone wants any details. Myself and my partner arrived at the Avani on the 05/09/16 and stayed here for 10 nights AI which I will explain as we go through my review.... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed and constructive feedback on TripAdvisor after your stay with us. Please allow me to apologize for the situations you experienced at the resort and also to clarify few points you kindly highlighted in your review : - The swimming pool was not “renovated” but we were... More 

Salmiyah, Kuwait
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is situated in a wonderful area. Pool is very nice as are the rooms. The "fitness suite" is a glorified janitors closet which features a treadmill, 2 broken bikes and a broken eliptical machine. The "free" canoeing turned out to not actually be free at all which was annoying. The food at times was inedible and usually late. It... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you for your review posted on TripAdvisor after your recent stay at AVANI Kalutara Resort. Please accept my apologies of we were unable to meet your expectations. We continuously work to keep improving our service and offer, I am confident we will be able to better serve you during your next visit. Please do not... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting with the positives, the resort is in a great location in terms of access to the beach and the rooms are well appointed and equipped. House keeping is efficient and the rooms are clean. Likewise the restaurant staff are attentive. The positives however are spoiled by the general malaise of the staff around the rest of the hotel. On... More 

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GM_Kalutara, General Manager at AVANI Kalutara Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tom H, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor of your stay with us at AVANI Kalutara. I would also like to thank you for bringing to my attention the situations where we failed to meet your expectations, and would like to personally apologize for it. Look forward to better serve you in a... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Breathe in that fresh sea air and feel the warmth of the sun against your skin. Before you, lies the ocean; behind you, the Kalu Ganga river, twisting almost 100 miles back to Sri Pada, the sacred mountain believed to be the footprint of the Buddha. Where the river meets the ocean, you'll find AVANI Kalutara Resort, and discover a place where your dreams of an island paradise come true.. This hotel was formely known as Kani Lanka Resort & Spa. Skim the white waves of the Indian Ocean on board a traditional fishing boat, or watch the sunlight glitter on the water as you kayak along the riverside... it's almost like you're paddling through diamonds. Later, draw close to the warmth of the beach-side fire and share stories of another incredible day. Savour every bite of that juicy fresh seafood and enjoy a sunset that's beautiful beyond belief... ... more   less 

Additional Information about AVANI Kalutara Resort

Address: St. Sebastian's Road | Katukurunda, Kalutara 0001, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kalutara
Price Range: $94 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVANI Kalutara Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 105
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AVANI Kalutara Resort Sri Lanka
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Kalutara
#2 Spa Hotel in Kalutara
#2 Family Hotel in Kalutara
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kalutara
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kalutara
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