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“Beautiful hotel and spa” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saman Villas
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
“Beautiful hotel and spa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

In addition to the beautiful rooms and facilities which are a every bit as nice as described on the website there is an excellent spa - excellent choice of treatments and massages, very gracious staff and reasonably priced. Contributes to a very relaxing experience.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Delightful staff, beautiful horizon pool, breakfast served as local fishermen pull in their nets. Restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international dishes. This location is still relatively undiscovered. I recommend a visit sooner rather than later.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We spent 7nights here recently during a 3week trip to Sri Lanka, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable weeks here due to the impeccable hospitality, charm and service...some of the best I have encountered. We had a deluxe room on the ground floor, nicely furnished, lovely big open air bathroom and marvellous housekeeping service...thanks to Sugarth ( sorry about spelling ) and all the other boys. You also have your own sunbeds and little garden space. If I was being picky about the room the only improvement for us would have been some sort of voile panel on the large front windows as people tend to peer in as they walk past and you really don't want to put the electric blinds down during the day so you have to remain decent or frighten someone to death !
The beaches both sides are lovely but the north side is very flat and great for having a long walk. Quite a large surf but because the sand level is flat there's no problem and great fun ! We had no problems with touts at all.
The food was outstanding, rarely have I experienced such consistently good food. Breakfast was absolutely enormous portions of everything ,personally I would have been happier to have had smaller portions , I hate wasting food ! Wonderful curries and such tasty Ngombo prawns...I could go on !
However, almost the best feature is the staff....they really are a delight . Management deserves real credit because ultimately it's all down to them and they have created a great atmosphere. I have to mention Aleesha who I missed saying Goodbye to..so sorry ! Krishantha, Ruwan, actually so unfair to name just a few because they all deserve credit. I do have to add in the girls at reception too....just delightful !
We will return which is something we tend not to do but this place is too good to miss, I highly recommend Saman Villas.
Thank you all.
....also if you need a lovely Tuk Tuk driver ask for Susi he is always outside the hotel , reception will call him for you or his number is +94 0776217525 ...nice new tuk tuk and not a mad driver !

Room Tip: All look good, but don't think I would bother with a private pool room as they tend to be overl...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We spent six nights at this beautiful place and it was faultless in every respect. All the staff were friendly, helpful and prompt. Our room was fabulous and the food was delicious. The infinity pool overlooking the ocean was just wonderful. Would definitely come back given the chance!

Room Tip: we didnt have a room with a plunge pool but did not miss this. in fact, these are overlooked by the...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at Saman Villas at the end of January 2014. The bedrooms are spacious with a large bathroom and lovely outdoor shower. The location is ideal with magnificent views from the grounds and there is a wonderful infinity pool . The food was excellent and the staff attentive and helpful.
Nirosha Sanjeewani in Guest Relations was particularly knowledgeable and helpful.
Would definitely recommend staying there.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed a few nights on our honeymoon and it was a magical place. Every detail is perfect and the only thing to do there is eat and relax. The spa treatments were terrific and the food amazing. The staff will fall over each other to please you - but not in an awkward way! Bentota town is nothing much to speak of and we found the surrounding beaches, although lovely, heavily littered. But for a few days, you won't want to leave the resort anyway! It's a great option to treat yourself or your partner!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Saman Villas is a highly rated resort for very good reasons. The setting is beautiful of course but the hotel standards enhance the quality of stay. Staff like Narisha in reception, Indika by the pool and Lissit in housekeeping typify a team of professional people all of whom go out of their way to make guests feel wanted and at home. They listen to needs and provide whatever they can politely, with a smile but never being intrusive. Cleanliness is of a very high standard everywhere. Food is all it should be in an establishment like this and prices are appropriate for a hotel at this level. We thoroughly recommend Saman Villas.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Saman Villas

Property: Saman Villas
Address: Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bentota
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#1 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#2 Family Hotel in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Saman Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saman Villas is laid out on a magnificent rocky headland dividing two long, surf-swept golden beaches. Close by is a sleepy fishing village but you would not know it, the only sounds are sea gulls' cries and the surf below. The resort is inspired by ancient Sri Lankan architecture. The restaurants, bars and villa suites are all angled to take full advantage of the sea shore vista either side of the headland. A terraced garden draws the eye to a dramatic infinity-edge pool. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Saman Villas Hotel Bentota
Saman Hotel Aturuwella
Saman Resort Aturuwella

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