We originally booked for 2 nights but stayed for 3. This is a small hotel run by Ajith, who used to be a lecturer in tourism, so he knows his stuff! The building is beautifully designed, with a large airy balcony for sitting out on, overlooking the small pool and the countryside. It is out in the country, with a few village houses around, so very quiet but not too remote. They lend you bikes so you can ride to the beach if you want (about 10 mins on a very quiet, flat road), or they can take you to town in their own TukTuk. It was nice to just walk down the country road and be away from the main tourist areas.
During our 3 week trip in Sri Lanka, this was the cleanest hotel we stayed in (and we had been in 4 star places as well). It was spotless!
The food was amazing! We ate dinner there all 3 nights because it was better than any of the food we expected to get in town. By this stage we were getting sick of local curries, but Ajith's wife made the most delicious Sri Lankan curry meal we had while in the country, and the other nights we had the more Western fish and chicken options, also fabulous! Breakfasts were awesome - freshly squuezed juices (different juice each morning), fresh fruit, homemade waffles, fresh-made Mango yoghurt, omelettes, toast etc. Decent coffee and tea, too. They even opened some chocoalte cornflakes for our son - a real treat for him!
The staff were all lovely to us and to our kids, especially our very energetic little boy who made friends with them instantly.
We saw fireflies in the garden during dinner, and a mongoose crawling across the lawn.
This was both the best hotel we stayed in during our 3 week trip in Sri Lanka, and also the cheapest.. Amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in beautiful landscaped grounds, Haus Berlin offers relaxing stays in spacious rooms. Featuring an outdoor pool, it offers bike rental, Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas for free. A 5-minute drive from Bentota's sandy beaches, Haus Berlin is a 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport. Free parking is available. Well-ventilated rooms at Haus Berlin Bentota open out to views of tropical greenery. They come with air conditioning and a private bathroom with heated shower facilities. Guests can enjoy leisurely afternoons at the seating areas dotting the property. Other facilities include a restaurant that serves local, Chinese and international dishes. This property is also rated for the best value in Bentota! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. We speak your language! ... more less
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