January 25, 2014
Relaxing and wonderful nature
Families with older children
January 16, 2014
Loved the quietness, after our drive from Colombo.
cultural art, good food, quietness of the surroundings and peacefulness.
Loved our stay in Cocovilla. Sumal and crew were absolutely awesome. The food, atmosphere, attentiveness to our needs were commendable. Our next visit will be for at least 2 weeks at the Coco-villa resort!!!. Sumal and crew keep up the good work.
January 9, 2014
relaxing with pleasure
territory, friendly personnel, hotel is well equipped
January 5, 2014
Trying hard to be different, yet fails to deliver
Lovely location on a quiet beach, only 7 rooms and a charming garden. Too bad they can't deliver on service.
-Our room was not available until 8pm. The owner offered no compensation.
-Food is twice (yes, twice) as expensive as the other 4 and 5 star hotels we stayed at. So while you can always get a main for Rs850-950 in all these places (Amaya, Heritance, etc.), this place charges B2,100 and up. There is another restaurant in the area.
-Massive, custom-built mattress is a good idea that's poorly executed: mattress is infested with mites, causing a serious allergic reaction in my partner, and bed sheets don't go all the way to the top of the bed, which is hidden by a bunch of pillows, which don't have pillow cases. The whole thing just felt dirty.
-We stayed two nights but no one showed up to replace the water bottle or make the bed after the first night.
-Again, the massive bathtub is poorly executed, with a drain that doesn't drain and a spigot that spews water outside of the bathtub if you turn on the water too strong. There's also no stopper, so despite the massive bathtub, you can't take a bath.
-You'll have to request a hairdryer if you want one.
-No gym, no swimming pool
This place is trying hard to be different and boutique, but its focus on being "special" has made it overlook the basics: keep your place clean and functional, don't rip people off on the food.
United States of America,
January 3, 2014
quiet hotel with nice grounds
landscaping, quiet, outdoor bathroom
This hotel is NOT located in Bentota. If you want to stay in Bentota, do NOT stay at this hotel - which is located to the north, in Beruwala. The landscaping is nice and the hotel is a quiet escape with friendly staff. However, you are not near any sites and must drive to get anywhere. Food and service at the hotel is good, but overpriced and with a small selection. The beach is not good for swimming or surfing and is next to a spot where locals launch their fishing boats. If you want to stay in your hotel all day and relax on a quiet lawn with a book, this is a good hotel for you. If you want to visit Bentota and spend time on the beach, you should stay somewhere else.
March 25, 2013
A lovely little hideaway.
Relaxing, beautiful location, lovely staff.
Just wonderful. Will be back but this time for longer.
February 28, 2013
Overrated hotel, very bad price / quality report
Bathroom is nice (outdoord), internet works very well
Very disapointed: for the price we paid we expected a much better hotel: location is very bad (far from any shops restaurants, beach is not clean and you do not want to go swimming), no swimming pool in the hotel.
Food is totally abusive: breakfast is served only at 9.00 with a very poor choice and then you can order food but at indecent price (not even iin fivce star hotel you would pay such an expensive pri)
February 17, 2013
lovely location, very polite and prompt service
excellent lay out for out door relaxation
Had an excellent out door relaxation, not much of disturbance from out side world, excellent garden lay out...out door bathroom was an new experience, enjoyed it verymuch
when your really stressed out of your work and other stuff...this place will help to re energize.
February 15, 2013
Super relaxing & great view!
Loved the view, the palm garden, the bathroom and the non schedule to have breakfast!
It is a very charming, secluded, relaxing, small and very private hotel.
It is super clean and neat. It has a beautifuly manicured palm garden that exits at the beach.
The rooms are nice size and very comfortable but the bathroom is the pearl of the treasure. To be able to have a shower watching the stars and listening to the waves in your oun private space was a great experience.
Fernando, the owner, will pay personal attention to make anything available and possible. We had a super pleasent and relaxing stay. A bravo for the cook, too!
We felt very welcome and at home.
We couldn't ask for more!!
Curt & Paula
February 14, 2013
locaion not good the beach sloping, not clean.
trying to be boutique but failed.
We booked this hotel for 7 nights and stayed 1.
The room was large round concrete with a large concrete bed which
was clean and well presanted, but not practical. The room had a drift wood coffee table and 2 chairs and old dresser with shelves
no where to hang any thing. The bathroom was out side the room open air the owner seem to think this was a good feature, the bath was concrete with a spout for the shower, it look unusual
and was totally impractical for us, The room had a strong smell of drying out concrete. The Garden area was laid out with odd seating
and you can walk out onto the beach which is not clean. The food was all right but the most expensive we had paid on our 3week stay in Sri Lanca, This hotel is over priced suroundings not good.