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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 25 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hotel of Two Parts”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The hotel is divided into two accommodation wings. The deluxe wing provides large rooms away from the main swimming pool. Upstairs rooms in both wings are preferable for privacy. We had an upstairs deluxe room and consider this type of room well worth the extra cost. The main dining area is near reception at the right of the property, adjacent to the deluxe rooms, with the a la carte restaurant at the opposite end of the property. When we dined at the a la carte restaurant we chose the lobster as a treat but if we had been at home we would have returned. It was burnt, very dry, completely overcooked!
Breakfast has the usual choices as provided in larger hotels.
Outside the hotel are several restaurants worthy of a visit for a more authentic Sri Lankan experience and of better value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in September 2012.

Good check in, made to feel welcomed.

Room was nicely appointed, great view of the beach and pool. Large TV in room and free wifi throughout hotel.

Dinner in the a la carte restaurant was decent, nice food and good service. Bar was so relaxing - ideal for a gin and tonic watching the sun go down.

Two pools at this hotel, both nice but the bigger one was much better.

The only things which let this hotel down were noisy cleaning staff early in the morning and a very slow check out. We also asked for help with our luggage but no one came.

Overall a really good hotel. Would stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I enjoyed a relaxing time at Avani Bentota with relaxing beach views, two pools and a spa.The food was lovely and the service very good. The rooms were spacious and very comfortably furnished with modern fittings and smart TVs. Staff were very attentive and friendly. They even set up a special beachside dinner for us.

I also had a lovely massage at the spa which was a treat.

Excellent value for the price. Four star comfort at affordable cost. Would definitely go back again!

Room Tip: There are wo types of rooms. The deluxe rooms are much larger than the standard. Several on ground f...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

After a week travelling across Sri Lanka and its cultural sights, the Avani Bentota was the perfect way to end a trip in relaxation and style. The sunbeds by the pool and under the palm trees are definately rewarding. The staff is really friendly and the food is far better than any other hotel we tried in Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and elsewhere in the country. Don't be intimidated and explore the beach in front of the hotel.

Room Tip: Try to pick a room on the upper floor
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Karachi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2012

3 nights with family (wife and kids ages 6 & 3).
The GOOD: Excellent service...we had to leave early in the morning (6am) so they opened their kitchen and breakfast service early that day (we were a family group of 4 adults and 4 kids), staff attended to all the needs of our fussy children through the stay, fantasic beach...slightly rough but exhalerating as beaches should be, lovely swimming pools...especially the kiddy section, good breakfast, nice excursions/water sports. The hotel was designed by Jeffery Bawa...one of Sri Lanka's most renowed architects and it shows...it has a really chilled out atmostphere. Best of all, it wasn't swarming with people. Excellent value for money.
The BAD: An average Spa for what we paid and we couldn't get the time we wanted our massages. It has only two restaurants, an A La Carte restuarant which is overpriced (as all resort restaurants are). Steaks were below average. The buffet restaurant had some good local Sri Lankan food and the standard intercontinental fare.
The UGLY: None.

Room Tip: Any room facing the inner courtyards or any rooms facing the sea, all nice.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New Delhi
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2012

One of my best holidays, Srilanka has been the dream destination. We visited SL in 2009 and stayed at this hotel. Let me at the outset say- this place is a bliss. It exactly on the beach and most of the rooms have beach view. The hotel was that time known as 'Serendib Beach Resort'.

+ives- Rooms, service, food, location
_ive- nothing, absoultely nothing

Best season to travel SL is Sep- April, Guys go and have fun. Srilanka is the place to be.

Room Tip: Go for beach facing rooms!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The service is really good .. it has a romantic feeling and view.. The hotel is about 3 hours away from the airport.. the food is nice.. the pool and beach areas are nice.. the spa wasn't really good though

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Property: AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
Address: Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Serendib)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bentota
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Serendib Hotel Bentota

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