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Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka

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Aluthgama - Mathugama Rd, Aluthgama Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 04/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 16 in Aluthgama
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
On the Bentota peninsula, the Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka enjoys a superb location with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other, and is accessed by a short boat ride across the lagoon. The rooms and suites (38-139 sqm. of total living space) feature a balcony or terrace looking out across the peaceful river or over the blue ocean. Truly a family destination in concept, the resort also offers a choice of family-friend accommodation options including Family Residences with bunk beds in a separate children’s area. The resort offers an abundance of natural attractions along with a huge, palm-fringed swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a wealth of water sports including canoeing, sailing, wakeboarding, knee-boarding, and jet skiing, two kids clubs, and a wonderful spa inspired by Thai and Ayurvedic wellbeing heritage. Riverside dining is one of the highlights of the resort which is also home to an authentic Thai restaurant and two bars. Wi-Fi is complimentary.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mohan Siriwardena wrote a review May 12
Leominster, United Kingdom27 contributions12 helpful votes
We have been here many time before our recent visit a bit of a home from home resort or so we thought . This time after booking a well earned three week vacation here my experience was some what different aweful putting it mildly . Toliet broke literally came off the wall rooms needed updating and dirty and mouldy . My clothes were damp due to air conditioning. Curtains and nets dirty . Food has gone right down hill with a very limited set menu for lunch. Change of chefs not cooking very much Srilankan dishes . Asked 3 times for a beach towel and still didn’t get . The all inclusive is not worth the money very overpriced and not all items in all inclusive. Complained and nothing done and went to the main manager and his attitude wasn’t acceptable. Left after 4 days to go to another hotel as it was such an aweful experience we felt we couldn’t stay another night .They wouldn’t even organise a cab for us . When we got to another hotel we realised just how bad everything was. Service needs improvement and guests need to be treated as guests . Never going back here again . Ruined my holiday and I had to try and save it by gojng to another hotel which resorted in more costs . Manager said I’d get a refund for the remaining nights but seeing is believing. Aweful aweful experience and they should all be ashamed of themselves Mohan Siriwardena
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Toozalii wrote a review May 9
Salisbury, United Kingdom35 contributions52 helpful votes
The arrival at this hotel is just excellent! Your taxi drops you off by the town side of the river at the hotel’s own very nice and spacious jetty reception area. From there you are transported by boat across the river to the hotel reception, a magical experience at any time of day. We had a suite at the end of the second floor wing (room 3216) with two balconies looking out across the gardens and into the palm tree tops, swaying and rustling, just lovely. All, and we mean All of the staff were wonderful during our eight day stay. Polite, helpful, friendly, efficient, an excellent example to gladden any traveller. Special mention to Nelka at reception, Rachitha in the buffet area and Kalinga who not kept our suite spotless but made the most wonderful towel sculptures on our bed all surrounded by fresh flowers. Like all hotels after this horrendous Covid challenge the Centara Ceysands has a few tired edges showing but their maintenance is ongoing and improvements show every day.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Toozalii, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation partner. We are delighted to have delighted you with our service culture, culinary experience and hotel facilities. Thank you for recognizing our staff members and acknowledging their good service. Hoping to welcome you back soon. Thank you, Kind Regards, The Management
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Simon B wrote a review May 8
Crowborough, United Kingdom13 contributions25 helpful votes
The first thing to say here is that you must ignore any negative reviews about travel to Sri Lanka. Yes, there are some economic problems and peaceful demonstrations in Columbo, but nothing that is of any concern and you should not hesitate to book a holiday here. This resort is quite simply amazing, it has an unbeatable location with great facilities and wonderful food and drink. However, what sets it apart from the rest is the people. In every area of the resort from the ground team, the bar team, the restaurant team and the management team, every person was incredible. I would also add that every trainee there was superb, the management have chosen some excellent new team members and are clearly preparing them weel for their roles. Among all the great people I must mention three who stood out from even this great team. Around the pool Udara and Indika were superb and looked after us all day, every day whilst in the main bar Praneetha could not have done more to make our stay as wonderful as it was. You have a great team of people, please look after them.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms were well positioned, rooms 2110 to 2125 were great with lovely ocean views
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Response from Mario T, Owner at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Simon, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation partner. We are delighted to have delighted you with our service culture, culinary experience and hotel facilities. Thank you for recognizing our staff members and acknowledging their good service. Currently, the country is some economical issues but it is not affecting to the tourism industry. We ensure to satisfy our guests without any drawbacks as you mentioned here. Hope to welcome you back yousoon here. Thank you, Kind Regards, The Management
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RachelRJBW wrote a review May 7
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom19 contributions5 helpful votes
Great location in Bentota situated between the river and the ocean. Upon arrival we were taken, by boat, across the river to the hotel where we were greeted and checked in quickly. The staff throughout this resort are extremely friendly, helpful, welcoming and accommodating. They are genuinely lovely people who take an interest in the guests and their needs. Special shout out and thanks to Udara Madusanka, the pool boy, who looked after us around the pool. Sugath who kept our room spotless and cleverly created animal shapes with towels. Milan, Praneetha and Sampath who looked after us in the bar. All the staff helped make our holiday special and we hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Rachel, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation partner. We are delighted to have delighted you with our service culture, culinary experience and hotel facilities. Thank you for recognizing our staff members and acknowledging their good service. Hope to welcome back you soon. Thank you, Kind Regards, The Management
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Phil P wrote a review May 3
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the perfect destination for a family holiday. The food selection is great with some lovely local cuisine on offer every day. We stayed half board which was a great choice as the food around the pool was great and was also cheap for lunches. The staff in the restaurant was always so welcoming, especially Sachindu, he was certainly my sons favourite 👍🏻👍🏻 We can’t wait to return in the future
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Mario T, Owner at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Philp, We thank you for the rating & the review of your recent visit and hope you & your family enjoyed the stay to your best.Sachindu is a guest favorite as his unique pieces bring happiness to the viewer. Thank you so much for appreciating our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back, soon Thank you, Kind Regards, The Management
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Tina wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Beautiful location had a great family time the service was great the rooms were spotless the nival was an excellent personality guy who cleaned our room very enthusiastic and smiling The dining hall had multiple food salad and dessert choices with live station The food hall manager shrimal excellent guy very friendly and had fulfilled our requirements and requested the chef to make whatever we wanted to eat Overall had a great time will go back there in near future
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Tina, We thank you for the rating & the review of your recent visit and hope you & your family enjoyed the stay to your best. We also appreciate your recognition of our team members, as they are our most valued asset. Your kind words of appreciation have been a great source of inspiration for our team.Srimal is an integral part of our service culture-bound to assure impeccable hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you back, soon. Thank you, Kind Regards, The Management
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Ben D wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Chose this resort as a meeting point for family who live in various locations around the world to come together and catch up after a few years of being apart. The resort perfectly matched our needs for a luxury getaway that children and adults could relax at while finding fun activities to do during day and night. Rooms were well maintained and all contained excellent views of the beach. All staff were extremely friendly and polite, in particular, our room boy Sugath and Soisa at the pool bar made sure that our stay was as relaxing and entertaining as possible. Activities are abundant outside the resort as well with friendly locals at the beach happy to provide insight into day trips and tourist attractions around Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms beginning with 3 had the best location relative to the main dining facilities (we stayed in...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ben, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation partner. We are delighted to have delighted you with our service culture, culinary experience, and hotel facilities. Thank you for recognizing our staff members and acknowledging their good service. Sugath and Soisa are guest favorites as their unique pieces bring happiness to the viewer. Hope to welcome back you soon. Kind Regards, The Management.
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Mayank Garg wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India57 contributions26 helpful votes
Very Amazing resort located with river on one side and sea on the other. you have to take an in house boat to reach the main resort which operates 24 hours conviniently. the swimming pool and the beach are to die for. Breakfast spread was very good with numerous variety and good taste. room was very nice and spacious with all facilities one can ask for.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: In house food and snacks are very expensive, must carry things to munch with you and spend a lot...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mayankg, Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation partner. We are delighted to have delighted you with our service culture, culinary experience, and hotel facilities. Thank you for recognizing our staff members and acknowledging their good service. Thank you, Kind Regards, The Management
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Lisa B wrote a review Apr 2022
Kent, United Kingdom119 contributions2 helpful votes
Myself, son and daughter have just returned after spending 9 nights at this Hotel, its a lovely hotel in an absolutely gorgeous location, we felt like we were in a James Bond movie every time we got the boat to and from the Hotel as its situated on the river with the beautiful Indian Ocean on the other side. We did a couple of boat trips on the river where we managed to feed the monkeys and we did a day trip to Galle stopping to do different things on the way and we did an overnight trip to Ella where we also did a safari at Udawalawe. The staff at the Hotel were lovely and food was excellent, we thought we were just half board but when we arrived we were told our drinks were included in our evening meal which was a nice touch as it was beer, spirits, cocktails or soft drinks. You see the most amazing sunset on the beach there. Sri Lanka really is a beautiful place and its so sad to know they are having such problems which I must add didn't affect us at all, we did see long queues for petrol but that was all. We all felt really sad to be leaving there and would highly recommend this Hotel of you are thinking of a visit to Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Mario T, Owner at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to have delighted you. We also appreciate your recognition of our staff members and service culture - an asset we greatly value. We do hope to see you back. Kind Regards, The Management.
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Klarke M wrote a review Apr 2022
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I stayed there 44 years ago. The amazing experience has only got better. Stayed there for 2 nights, from when we arrived till we left, the staff were fantastic and friendly. Getting the boat over to hotel was very unique. From Jet sking up bentota to pure relaxation. Extremely recommended to anyone that looking to say in Sri Lanka. Looking forward to going back. The Resturant/bar manger and the pool bar server, extremely good at there jobs, once you meet them you will understand:))
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear klarkem, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to have delighted you. We also appreciate your recognition of our staff members and service culture - an asset we greatly value. We do hope to see you back, soon Kind Regards, The Management.
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PRICE RANGE
$80 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceAluthgama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
165
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Frequently Asked Questions about Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka
Which popular attractions are close to Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Nearby attractions include Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery (0.4 miles), Bentota Beach (0.7 miles), and Sunshine Water Sports Centre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vintage Restaurant, Pier 88 Nebula Restaurant, and Islanda Bentota Sea Food Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka have airport transportation?
Yes, Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Aluthgama.
Are any cleaning services offered at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.