I don't think it does to brag about where you have been but it does set some context for your comments when you say things like 'the best hotel I've ever been to'. I have stayed in numerous Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, top boutique hotels and Anantara hotels among others. I know top service when I get it, I know disingenuine service and of course unfortunately like most of us, I also know rubbish. For sheer natural charm and keeness to please guests this place is first rate. The Manager, Chamal, sets the tone, efficient, friendly and relaxed. His staff are happy and they will want the same for you. The setting is serene the Chef Atullah is good, a lovely guy keen to give you a bespoke service. The rooms are clean and basic but spacious and good value. I would not hesitate to go here. If your used to te best but your on a budget you will get the service you are used to, a setting you love and all at a fraction of the cost. I stayed here at the end of February beginning of March and will doubtless return on my next trip to Sri Lanka. Afterwards I went to Saman Villas (see seperate review) the two are in hot competition for the number one spot and the competition is good for the customers as Bentototahotels are very Trip Adviser conscious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dalmanuta is situated in a large lovely park along the Bentota River. Dalmanuta offers full Ayurvedic Treatment or just a relaxing holiday. The Hotel has two pools, one diving deep and one Jacuzzi pool. The restaurant is open also for guests not living at the hotel. Minimum stay 2 nights ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dalmanuta Gardens - Ayurvedic Resort & Restaurant Hotel Bentota
- Dalmanuta Gardens - Ayurvedic Resort And Restaurant