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“A place to relax with a wonderful location and tasty food.”
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Saman Villas
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We fell in love with the location from the moment we stepped in to this beautiful hotel.The infinity pool alocation is marvalous which caught our heart and soul.It gives a professional photographer a wide range of opportunity.My kids couldn't put down the camera until our departure.I couldn't conclude this recomendation without talking about the food we enjoyed.The presentation and the quality was beyond the words.The staff was very friendly and humble.We were there for lunch only but my husband promised me and my kids that he will bring us back to this wonderful place for a memorable holiday.Now we are anxiously counting the days.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Stayed there 1 week with my wife for an exclusive treat. The infinity pool is amazing, the staff very friendly. Food quality excellent. Prices are on the highest end in Bentota. Offers great possibility to travel around. Hint : for Tuk Tuk trips, would definitely recommend Charlie (trips across the island also possible though we did not use him as we had a previous arrangement).

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Esther B
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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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Reviewed February 12, 2014

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
3  Thank LorieG92
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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
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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
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2  Thank JPW60
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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
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1  Thank malcolm h
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Additional Information about Saman Villas

Address: Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > 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 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bentota
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#1 Spa Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: $393 - $817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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