We really enjoyed our stay at this Hotel, its virtually on the beach with the sun going down over the sea. The swimming pools are at a perfect temperature to cool down when the temperature gets too hot!!
The staff are very friendly, and the food is superb.
Night time entertainment lets it down some, its not the most professional!! The hotel would not be the best place for children, but more mature couples or groups.
I have read the other reports regarding the trains, we were overlooking the Sea in a superior room and heard nothing.
What let the Holiday down for us, is the fact that we should of been staying at its sister Hotel which is a Half hour nearer to the Airport, and the trips that we wanted to go on, although the Avani is ONLY 60 miles from the Airport it takes 3 Hours, each way at any time of the day (the roads are chaos).
We did the trip to the Orphanage and Tooth Temple in Candy (over priced if booking through the Hotel, £190 for the 2 of us,) we had to be away be 5.15AM and did not get back until almost 10PM, and all we seemed to do is be driven all day, so keep this in mind if going to Sri Lanka and you want to get out and see the sights.
If you want a nice relaxing holiday staying in and around the Hotel I dont think you could ask for anything better than here.
When outside of the Hotel, & on the Beech you will be pestered with everyone wanting to be your friend, when they shake your hand and smile they are trying to extract money from you just be aware, but they are very friendly and am convinced that they would not rob you, but they do want your money!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Get away to our Bentota hotel, beach haven. Soak up colonial charm in nearby Galle. Laze by the ocean as AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa combines contemporary style with sun-filled days on the southwest coast. Spice up your appetite with local flavours. Sail gently through the mangroves for a relaxing afternoon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avani Bentota Hotel Bentota
- Avani Bentota Resort And Spa
- Serendib Hotel Bentota