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“Very relaxing”
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Hotel Susanthas
Ranked #21 of 23 Hotels in Bentota
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Very relaxing”
Reviewed August 8, 2010

Susantha's reminded me of the old colonial days of the Raj. The rooms had a living area with old fashioned (but lovely)furniture, a bedroom with 4 poster bed and nets and a bathroom. Also, a terrace with huge lounging chairs. I felt that all we needed was a "punka walla"
Very relaxed atmosphere. Very beautiful view into the tropical garden. The restaurant and bar was the other side of the garden and was very popular with the locals. They did tasty and varied food and played English upbeat music.
To get to the beach, you just crossed the rail line. You could also get a "day pass" at the Hotel Serendib for RS400 and stay all day on their sunbeds and swimming pool.
I again used Putha (beachboy) for my trips. I did a 3 day trip to Kandy, elephant orphanage, sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa etc. Also, Galle and a river trip. We crammed alot in but it was still friendly and relaxing and tailor-made.
Brilliant holiday and brilliant hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Berlin
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Reviewed April 18, 2010

The Hotel Susanth'a is a beautiful and quiet place to stay and I will definitely spend my next visit to Sri Lanka there!!
It's a small hotel with 18 rooms and it has a very familial athmosphere. The staff is funny, friendly, very warm and helpful and speaks English and German. They take care of all your wishes and provide a really great service - with a big smile always!
The ocean is right next to the hotel with a clean, quiet and beautiful beach. The hotel has its own restaurant which serves really good local and European food. There is also a small jewelery shop, an ayurveda clinic and a souvenir shop. The massages of the ayurveda clinic have always been wonderfully relaxing and the price isn't to top! The beautiful garden of the hotel is great for sunbathing with all its tropical plants and birds and gets maintained every day.
The next town Aluthgama is just 5min away and offers a lot of different shops and a lively market every monday. In case you want to go around the country, the hotel staff helps you organizing your tour for a good price! I can recommend going to the Sinharaja rain forest, to the nearby waterfall, the Brief Garden and to one of the many spice gardens.
The rooms are neat, clean and beautifully decorated. The comfort depends on the room price - I was accomodated in one of the standard rooms with a fan instead of air condition, which was just fine for me! The air condition is usually very cold and I think the fan did quite a good job in cooling the room. But in case you want more comfort, you can just ask the hotel staff and change rooms if there are any available.

I can highly recommend staying there if you like it individual, cozy and small! :)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2010

we ate here 4 times whilst staying at our all inclusive hotel,this gave us a nice trip out and a change of scenery and people,an extensive menu with local dishes,pizza,pasta and seafood and we all found something we liked especially the kids (4-6 )the wine was cheaper than the hotel but still expensive,no bad stomachs for the whole two weeks on holiday this was a first,but if you are looking for gourmet food go to paris on holiday,great tables outside with mainly very polite german and dutch tourists, which if you eat just as it gets dark they put out insect coils under the table,if you try and eat anywhere outside in sri lanka during daylight you can get flies,a great walk over the railway line to bentota beach where you can meet the locals and watch them play cricket,take some sweets for the local kids..a great night away from the hotel whingers and moaners..
there are many reviews about how good this hotels food is but it needs to be under restaurants,it is 7 out of 7 in bentota and it is certainly not that...try it...we plan to stay here on our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

we did not stay at susanthas,but found it to be a lovely place for lunch and gin&tonic in the evenings,we would meet up with graeme&tricia most nights and enjoy the peaceful garden location of the restaurant where the staff were great with a good sense of humour.food and drinks were reasonably priced, just as well because we drank a lot of gin! TOM TRACY,PORTSMOUTH

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dorset, England
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

We did not stay at this hotel, but found the restaurant, which is open to the public, to be better than any of the other restaurants we tried, including the Taj, where we were staying. The food is very good and good value. The restaurant is open air, with seating also available in the gardens, which are lovely. The staff are very pleasant and there is live music one night per week (Thursdays?).

I hope TripAdvisor will put up a separate listing for the restaurant as it is managed separately from the hotel. I am not saying I would recommend the hotel because I did not stay there.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

We stayed at the nearby Serendib Hotel on Bentota Beach but took every opportunity to escape that concrete jungle to enjoy freshly prepared food and reasonably priced drinks at Susantha'a restaurant/bar. It was an attractive garden setting, with a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and happy to welcome guests from the larger hotels. We had lunch there most days, taking advantage of a wide selection of dishes... both traditional and international. Spent some pleasant evenings there, having a few drinks. The local Lion beer was much cheaper than at the Serendib, where the bars were grim. Our friends Tom & Tracey were particularly pleased with the gin as it wasn't too strong!!

Graeme & Tricia, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed January 4, 2010

We stayed at the nearby Serendib Hotel on Bentota Beach but took every opportunity to escape that concrete jungle to enjoy freshly prepared food and reasonably priced drinks at Susantha'a restaurant/bar. It was an attractive garden setting, with a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and happy to welcome guests from the larger hotels. We had lunch there most days, taking advantage of a wide selection of dishes... both traditional and international. Spent some pleasant evenings there, having a few drinks. The local Lion beer was much cheaper than at the Serendib, where the bars were grim. Our friends Tom & Tracey were particularly pleased with the gin as it wasn't too strong!!

Graeme & Tricia, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Susanthas
Address: National Holiday Resort Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Susanthas is an exotic hotel located at down south of Sri Lanka close to the beach which is 62km away from Colombo and 3.5 hours away from International airport. This hotel is consisted of 8 standard rooms, 5 deluxe rooms and 5 suite rooms with a spacious garden surrounded with palm trees. We, at Hotel Susanthas serve the most delicious dishes of eastern and western foods. Ayurvedic massage service is available. ... more   less 
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