Excellent 9.0
Based on 25 reviews

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About Waterside Bentota Hotel


Offering quality accommodations in the romance, beaches, sports district of Bentota, Waterside Bentota Hotel is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. With its location just 2 km from the city center and 140 Km from the airport, this 2.5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Monday Public Fair, Bentota River Safari, Srisunshine Dive Center.

At Waterside Bentota Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, photocopying, printer.

6 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service can be found in selected rooms. The hotel's outdoor pool, fishing, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your reason for visiting Bentota, the Waterside Bentota Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • bicycle rental

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • fishing

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • garden
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security

Business & money services

  • photocopying
  • printer
  • meeting facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-1 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 70 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:30 PM
Distance from City Center: 2 km
Distance to Airport: 140 Km
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 6
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 140
Year Hotel Built: 2007
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.0
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for Money 8.7
  • Food/Dining 8.7

Tim S.
United Kingdom
April 05, 2016
Very nice small boutique hotel
With only 6 rooms, this hotel is never going to get overcrowded. We had a relaxing and quiet time enjoying the garden, pool and nearby beach. The views over the river are great, and it's a lovely place to watch the sun go down. The pool really needs re-grouting, as we were left with small cuts on our hands and feet after a few days from the edges of the tiles. There's only a limited Sri Lankan choice of food, with more western options available. The food is fairly expensive, and there is nowhere else in easy walking distance to visit. Breakfast was nice, with the usual options of fruit, eggs and toast available. The restaurant bar is fairly limited to Lion beer, wine and a few soft drinks. The free boat service to the beach (and market on request) was really useful.

ashley B.
United Kingdom
February 04, 2016
Fantastic place to stay
Beautiful setting and very courteous staff.

Victoria W.
United Kingdom
December 31, 2015
Wonderful staff!!
Staff were so helpful and suggested trips / lots of things for us to do - really made our stay!! We also loved being right by the lagoon as we were taken by boat to a local market and the view
We really enjoyed it - the staff were so friendly and helpful! The setting was lovely and so quite. The hotel arranged for tuk tuks to take us wherever we needed to go and we really enjoyed our stay!!

Bin X.
December 20, 2015
A very nice hotel
Good service, ideal location, quiet and beautiful
A very nice stay, will come again and stay longer

Mala S.
December 04, 2015
hone away from home
Spotlessly clean, beautiful property , fairly good service by some of the staff.
It was great. Very relaxing. Food was a little issue as probably their cook had taken ill. Service was also impeccable. Would recommend it if you need a quiet relaxing time. It's a home away from home.

Sarah D.
United Kingdom
December 01, 2015
Perfect bolthole
Individual attention, location on edge of river, quiet.
Our stay here was a wonderful experience, it is a small hotel with lush lawns leading down to waters edge, rooms are upstairs with wonderful views over the river. Staff are very helpful and accommodating - if you want somewhere out of the way and a little more bespoke than the big hotels lining the seafront this is for you.

Margaret B.
United Kingdom
November 16, 2015
A gem at the side of the river
* Fabulous staff. * Wonderful relaxing location. * Delicious fresh Food
Myself and my husband Spent six wonderful days/nights at the waterside and one day hope to return with our sons/ family. The Waterside was everything we wanted from a holiday stay.. Set at the side of the river, a short boat or tuk tuk ride from Bentota beach, restaurants and shopping areas. We found the location to be excellent set within a local village full of interesting local people. The rooms were spotless clean, containing large extremely comfortable bed with aircon, fans, fridge and regularly changed bedding and towels. Flower decoration was placed on the bed every Evening, a different design nightly and was a lovely gesture. The large balcony overlooking the gardens, swimming pool and river is just delightful for relaxing and watching wildlife, birds and people in boats on the river. Staff were excellent arranging boat trips, fishing, whale watching and much more. Sue the owner and all staff were incredible people and a joy to get to know. The food was fresh, cooked as required. To taste. A massive thank you to all of you at the Waterside Bentota. I would not hesitate to recommend this as it is definitely a gem.

Sudhir M.
October 24, 2015
Nice, small quite hotel
Staff extremely friendly, quite location, away die the busy areas
Very nice, relaxing, value for money

Glyn C.
United Kingdom
March 04, 2015
The Best Part of our Holiday
Location, staff, food
What a gem. All I can say is that if you go to Sri Lanka try to spend a few days here

Hatem M.
January 03, 2015
Fantastic property for a relaxing stay in Bentota
Comfort, relaxation, food
We are a family of 5 and we had a great time at the Waterside. Great location... quiet yet not far from the beach and other Bentota hot spots. The staff are VERY attentive... maybe a bit too attentive :-) Food was great. Easy to relax and get your mind off things while the kids enjoy the pool. Also lots of activities can be arranged by staff.