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Club Villa
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed here for five nights end of Feb. The best thing about this hotel is the food and the size. There are so few guests you can often have the pool to yourself. The menus were amazing and a different combo every night. The staff are brilliant and the ambience very relaxing. The trains were noisy and did wake me up early in the morning but I really found this part of the fun. It was like being in a real life train set. The only things that they could have improved on where an orientation of the grounds on arrival (eg. to let you know that the beach is reachable by walking over the train track) and that there is a gift shop next door. The bathrooms also need upgrading. You can get a tuk tuk to wherever you want to go. There are a couple of excellent temples and the Bawa brothers houses are worth having a look at. Croc hunting on the river also makes a fun trip.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank lucysmith31
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HESHANACHINDA, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear Valued customer
We are so glad that you have had a wonderful stay at Club Villa. Thank you very much for the lovely review and hope this comment will be a great help for all of our viewers around the world.
We wish you would come back again and look forward to welcoming you.

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Heshan Ranaweera

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

It was my second stay at Club Villa and I must say it is one of the nicest boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. A wonderful place, beautiful rooms, a lovely garden, an excellent new swimmingpool. Everything was super good. The food, the tea in the garden, the service, the friendly staff. For me this a place to return every year to relax and to have a few peacefull days at the pool and the beach. Compliments to the management! And thanks so much to make us feel so welcome in Bentota.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank 420Anna
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HESHANACHINDA, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear Valued customer
We are so glad that you have had a wonderful stay at Club Villa. Thank you very much for the lovely review and hope this comment will be a great help for all of our viewers around the world.
We wish you would come back again and look forward to welcoming you.

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Heshan Ranaweera

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This was our fifth stay at Club Villa, we fell in love with this jewel of a place in its beautiful gardens over ten years ago & keep coming back. We love everything about Club Villa: small, stylish, quiet, very friendly, stunning Bawa design, lush garden in which to laze around, nice pool & short stroll across the railway track to the white sandy beach, palm trees, warm sea (strong current). Delicious food - all very fresh, great local dishes & Western regulars, freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes etc (tea is served on the lawn at 4 o'clock everyday). Wonderfully warm service, nothing is too much trouble if you ask (& super clean). We have always been given the warmest of welcomes by the charming owners and their highly attentive management team. The Colombo-Galle train runs past daily (it's a great ride with fabulous coastal views, if you have time for a day trip), & adds to the authenticity of the experience. There's nothing we would change about this idyllic place...

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sarah W
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HESHANACHINDA, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear Valued Customer
Thank you very much for sharing your holiday experience with tripadvisor.
Hope this comment will be a great help for all of our viewers around the world. We were really happy in reading the favorable comments. We wish you would come back again and look forward to welcoming you to Club Villa.
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed only one night at Club Villa with our three kids. After reading so many positive reviews we decided to go for it. The two rooms we had to book for a family of five were next to each other but it was not the best solution for us as the doors are locked once closed. Other than that there is an open stair (without any stairgate) and an open high gallery in the room. It looks nice for sure but it is very unsafe with young children. We would have appreciated if we would have been told beforehand. In one room we had no hot water. As we stayed only one night it was of little help when the staff told us that next time we take a shower the water will be hot again.
The property is very well maintained, the garden gives you a feeling of tranquillity and there are many nice touches as for example tea being served in the garden. This is an ideal place for couples seeking relaxation but not a place to come with a lively family. The railway is between the garden and the beginning of the beach. It adds a certain charme when trains pass by but you might be disturbed when the noise wakes you up in the morning.
I asked a staff member if there was a shop because in a lovely book which I found in the room it was mentioned that you can buy of copy of it at the shop. The answer was no. On our departure I discovered that there is a very nice shop just next doors and you get a 10% discount as a guest of Club Villa. Please be aware that you will need 3-4 hours to get to the airport.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed at Club Villa with our baby a few weekends ago and I have been putting off writing this review because I can't say it any better than has already been said by so many other happy guests. We felt very well looked after from start to finish, particularly by the lovely owner, the thoughtful restaurant manager and the brilliant general manager, Heshan.
We stayed in a ground floor room in the main building and loved our private patio. I was concerned beforehand about the possible noise from the train but it was honestly no issue and I am someone who is very noise sensitive.
The service is really outstanding here - Heshan made the booking process very easy and extremely pleasant (he made me feel welcome even during my initial phonecall), we were allowed to check in early with no fuss at all and we were even given a choice of rooms. Serving us breakfast and lunch on our terrace rather than in the dining area was no bother at all for the restaurant staff. I also want to say thank you to the gardener (I think he's the gardener) who really thoughtfully suggested he could move (and then moved) one of the poolside loungers into the garden for us so we could sit in the shade there with our baby.
Our breakfast and lunch were delicious.
Our stay was such a treat for us and it was difficult to leave the oasis of stylish, indulgent calm that is Club Villa. It's the kind of place you remember with a warm feeling inside when you're back in London on a cold, grey Monday morning.
Thank you for the memories!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank albanmama
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HESHANACHINDA, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Dear Valued Customer

Thank you very much for sharing your holiday experience with tripadvisor. Hope this comment will be a great help for all of our viewers around the world. We were really happy in reading the favorable comments.
We wish you would come back again and We look forward to welcoming you.

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Heshan Ranaweera

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We love Club Villa and have just come back from staying there for the 3rd time. We have travelled around the island and still rate this small boutique hotel as our favourite. We enjoy its setting close to a beautiful beach with good swimming. The food is excellent with large breakfasts, cakes at teatime and you cannot help but enjoy the atmosphere of their candlelit dinners outside in the lovely garden under the stars. The staff are particularly friendly and helpful and attentive to your every need. This hotel is perfect if you want to relax, unwind and be spoilt. May be best avoided if you have active teenage children or like drinking and dancing the night away! We love the train which passes at the end of the garden and so do other guests that we have met. It adds interest and activity and is a taste of Sri Lanka.

Room Tip: Rooms at 1st floor level have more private balconies
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Club Villa is a uniqe property !! With all due respect to the magnificent Sri Lankan architect Mr.Bhava , the Resort stands as an uncomparable beauty in the Benthota resort town.The nicest thing about the Villa is the exclusive service renderd.The staff attend to the guest personaly & would always go out of the way to make the stay happy.Food is great !! Only dificulty I found was to find the location.But I guess the best always stays unnoticed !!

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms would add more color to your holiday !!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Golden L
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HESHANACHINDA, Manager at Club Villa, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Dear Valued Customer

Thank you very much for sharing your holiday experience with tripadvisor. Hope this comment will be a great help for all of our viewers around the world. We were really happy in reading the favorable comments.
We wish you would come back again and We look forward to welcoming you.

Best Regards
Heshan Ranaweera

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Additional Information about Club Villa

Address: 138/15 Galle Rd, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#8 Family Hotel in Bentota
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: $95 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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