Stayed here for 8 days on our honeymoon. Very peaceful accommodation, had the pool to ourselves on a number of days. Rooms are massive and very nice, hotel grounds are very nice and the 3 dogs are great fun. The 3 guys that work here are brilliant, food was excellent and reasonably priced. We had no problems with the accommodation at all..... but we did have problems with the tour organised by the owners, not all their fault though.
The main problem was constantly having so called tour guides dumped on us by Rohan at every attraction. These tour guides could be informative, but kinda ruined it all when they constantly asked for money when they had already been paid by Rohan, it kinda put a dampner on things. We were under the impression Rohan would be our guide throughout the tour, not just our driver. Another problem was what can pass as a tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. We done some amazing stuff like Yala safari, the elephant orphanage and Kandy but there is some utter dross. We also felt Rohan manner could be a little abrupt sometimes.
Sri Lanka has a lot going for it, but it was spoiled by some of the Sri Lankan people we had dealings with, were it seemed perfectly okay to attempt to take advantage. Some of the attitudes towards tourists were the worst we have experienced in any country we've visited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique boutique guesthouse situated in the heart of a traditional Sri Lankan village. Surrounded by nature yet only minutes from the magnificent Bentota beach. We offer a holiday experience with a difference. No hotel receptions, standard packages, crowds, time restrictions. Just great hospitality and a genuinely personal service, with all the facilities you need. Experience the culture of authentic Sri Lankan village life where ancient customs and traditions blend with modern amenities and services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri-Lanka Villa Boutique Guest House Hotel Bentota