Great location right on the beach, however the beach isn't private/managed by the hotel, so you surf at your own risk. Rooms were quite nice, however our aircon was rubbish and after calling reception to have it looked at and some temperature checks and so forth, it was still just bareable with the fan on also. Free wifi was a real plus and I loved the balcony overlooking the grounds, despite the crazy heat and humidity. Narrow breakfast and lunch buffet times meant for a stampede of tourists and the food was average, nothing to write home about. Cheap cocktails in the bar helped pass the time away and we dined in the lower restaurant which was pricy by comparison, and again, a little above average - but not fantastic. My partner Sri Lankan, and the hotel staff, on the premise of being friendly, couldn't wait to start up a conversation, with, in my opinion, the hope of scoring a tip. This drove us mad by the end of our three nights, as they stopped us in the corridors, at breakfast/dinner, around the grounds, just about everywhere. Great location close to lots of other things to see and do around. The main pool was nice, but so warm, I think it was cooler out of the water. Lots of great spots around the grounds to relax on day beds. Easy and quick to get to from Colombo with the new highway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Bentota Beach by Cinnamon is the perfect getaway from the buzzing city life. The resort specializes on water sports and other adventures at its own Water Sports centre with a variety of activities such as wind surfing, jet skiing, and banana boat riding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bentota Beach Hotel Sri Lanka