AVANI Bentota Resort
AVANI Bentota Resort
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6.8
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"Location is just awesome nice beach with great nature ."

Pius

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March 26, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Very good
Pranav from India
Couple
Excellent beach front property. Comfortable hotel. Food could use a little spicing up though.
Rohan from Canada
Family with teens
Lovely large rooms
Beenu from India
Couple
Awesome resort on the beach, fantastic rooms with beautiful views. Enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend the hotel.
Vaishali from United States
Solo traveler
Staff is amazing! Just 10 m to the beach!
Kristoffer from Sweden
Couple
This is my second time staying here and it is just the best! They have a pillow menu! Spa treatments are fab and the Happy Hour is really good value!
Lee from United States
Group
Quiet place, relaxation ambience, delicious food, very good and friendly staff.
Andriy from India
Family with young children
Staffs are friendly and willing to serve the guess. The beach is fine and clean. Pools are temperature control, comfortable to swim, nice faclities l, bar. The ceiling is quite low, so watch your head a bit. Good to have breakfast here too.
NATTAPON from Thailand
Couple
Great - valuable- location - people/ secure
Mohamed from Bahrain
Couple

AVANI Bentota Resort

Exceptional location
- 40 meters to the beach
Excellent
From 429 reviewsSee what guests said
8.4
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10
Excellent service
8.6
Recommended by 87% of guests
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport45.7 km
  • 130 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • 40 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Bawa Villa
Bawa Villa
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  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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AVANI Suite
AVANI Suite
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  • Room size: 139 m²/1496 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 super king bed
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Superior Room
Superior Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 83 m²/893 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Standard room ( Breakfast )
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    TRIPLE SUPERIOR - FULL BOARD
    TRIPLE SUPERIOR - FULL BOARD
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      Triple Superior
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          Tripple Room Pool
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            What people love about the property

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Clean and Nice rooms, exellent pool and Places in the hotel-area."

              Jan-Tore

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              February 28, 2017

            • 7.2
              Very good

              "Good location right on beautiful Bentota beach."

              Kathryn

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              January 21, 2017

            • 8.0
              Very good

              "The hotel was nice."

              Mohamed Z.

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              January 15, 2017

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            8.0
            Very good

            "Location is good and right at the bentota beach."

            Carrie

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            May 3, 2017

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            9.2
            Exceptional

            "Great service, excellent food."

            Amin

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            July 3, 2017

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            Agoda Reviews (429)Booking.com Reviews (500)
            8.4
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            10
            Cleanliness8.5
            Facilities8.3
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality8.4
            Service8.6
            Value for money7.9
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Abdul from Saudi Arabia
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
            Holiday in Bentota”
            Very nice hotel and services. The breakfast was amazing. Our room had balcony with direct view on the swimming pool and the sea (200 meters). We enjoy the ping pong table and babyfoot. The hotel has a restaurant which is very convenient for dinner.
            Reviewed October 12, 2018
            Hello Abdul, AYUBOWAN, as we traditionally greet in Sri Lanka which means 'May you enjoy long life' Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review of the time spent with us. It was a pleasure to note that overall you enjoyed the facilities and services of the hotel. Thank you for having selected to stay with us on this holiday and we hope you will visit us on your next trip to Sri Lanka. With sunny regards from Bentota and Sri Lanka. Sincerely David de Silva Operations Manager
            Responded October 13, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Jeanette from Denmark
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
            Fantastic experience. Never ever have I felt more welcome by the staff and manager. ”
            We loved staying here. Most friendly staff and manager, great space to walk around and hang out. Great breakfast buffet, and swimmimg pool. Nice location if you want to walk to the city, and the beach is just next to the hotel. Amazing and friendly staff..
            Reviewed August 14, 2018
            Hello Jeanette, Thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review of the time spent at our resort. It was a delight to read that overall you enjoyed the time spent with us.. On another note I am delighted to inform you that we have just completed redesigning the main swimming pool which has now been re tiled and fitted with a completely new pool deck for the comfort and satisfaction of all our guests. We hope you will visit us again on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Sincerely David de Silva Operations Manager
            Responded August 15, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Erika from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in September 2018
            Great ”
            Everything was awesome except that our check in and out process took a while and lacked a bit of communication from the front desk staff but everything else and everyone else was absolutely excellent. They even had free cocktails and canapes on the night we were there so we were very grateful for that. Perfect location for catching the train too. Highly recommended!
            Reviewed September 12, 2018
            Hello Erika, Thank you for sharing a review of the time spent at our resort. I was delighted to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. My apologies for the delay and service lack from the Front Desk. I have advised our Front Office Manager to look into the highlighted shortfall and he has assured me that he will address the matter with this team. Delighted that you were able to join us for the Cocktail Reception last Friday. Our General Manager hosts this event every alternate Friday for all our inhouse guests as it gives us an opportunity to network with all our guests. Thank you for the recommendation and as we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the AVANI Bentota Resort on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Sincerely David de Silva Operations Manager
            Responded September 12, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tony from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
            Great location, amentities and staff”
            We had the best time at AVANI hotel resort, the hotel itself was modern and clean ,staff were so helpful, there were two nice pools at the resort and the beach was only 30 metres away, and it was only a 5 minute walk if you wanted to go to the local shops. Breakfast and dinner was excellent too We could not fault the entire Hotel
            Reviewed June 02, 2018
            Hello Tony, Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review of the time you spent with us. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your kind sentiments with the team and I am sure they all will be equally delighted. We hope you will visit us again soon. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager.
            Responded June 02, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Rupalika from India
            Family with teens
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017
            Loved it”
            Avani is a beautiful property- lush green with a private beach- absolutely clean and gorgeous.. amazingly warm staff and their special gesture on my dad's 70 Th anniversary with a cake and decor made our worthwhile.. do not miss the evening yoga class- fun and relaxing.. thanks Avani! Looking forward to stay again..
            Reviewed December 18, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            suman from United Arab Emirates
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 6 nights in March 2018
            Excellent Stay 👍👍👍”
            Excellent Stay , lovely resort and rooms , very efficient staffs ..... special thanks to the Front Office manager and all the staff for making my stay extra special ..... thanks once again and will definitely come back ..... highly recommended 👍👍👍👍👍
            Reviewed July 29, 2018
            Hello Suman, Thank you for having selected to stay with us and for taking the time to share a review of the time spent with us. It is indeed great to note that overall you enjoyed the time spent with us. Thank you also for recognizing the Front Office Manager and Team. I will definitely convey your kind sentiments to them. Additionally we also wish to let you know that we have just completed renovating the main swimming pool which has now been re tiled and fitted with a completely new pool deck for the comfort and satisfaction of all our guests. . We hope yo see you again on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Sincerely David de Silva Operations Manager
            Responded July 30, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sadeq from Qatar
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
            Excellent”
            Excellent resort for family
            Reviewed November 01, 2018
            Hello Sadeq, Greetings from the AVANI Bentota Resort and AYUBOWAN, as we traditionally greet in Sri Lanka which means 'May you enjoy long life. Thank you for the rating and lovely comments. It was a delight to note that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again. With sunny regards from Bentota. David de Silva Operations Manager
            Responded November 09, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            8.0
            Excellent
            Carrie from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
            Reasonably clean, not bad overall”
            Staff are quick nice, but usually not much they can help for activities arrangement. Location is good and right at the bentota beach. Reasonably clean, but some ants and little bugs on coffee bench are seen. Maybe that's in srilanka. People seems nice ourtside hotel too, but be aware if they target to ask for little money. Hotel was quite full the time we stayed but seems not many guests eating in at night. Restaurants in hotel are quiet. Overall is not bad.
            Reviewed May 03, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sebastian from Finland
            Family with young children
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
            Amazing resort ”
            The place was fantastic! The beach is empy, you have it for yourself practically. The staff was so so nice and the price is very reasonable. Food by the beach was just fantastic. Would do great for honeymoon to stay here! Also booked whale watching and that was very nice as well. Would come back, have nothing negative to say about this place.
            Reviewed April 20, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sebastian from Finland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
            Amazing resort ”
            The place was fantastic! The beach is empy, you have it for yourself practically. The staff was so so nice and the price is very reasonable. Food by the beach was just fantastic. Would do great for honeymoon to stay here! Also booked whale watching and that was very nice as well. Would come back, have nothing negative to say about this place.
            Reviewed April 20, 2016
            9.3
            Exceptional
            khalil from Saudi Arabia
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2012
            Elegant hotel. Honeymooners ”
            The place is so romantic and good for couples and family
            The place is so organized, staff are friendly, room is well equipped. I would recommend this for honeymooners for its amazing hotel feature. The resort is not far from the airport . The price is reasonable for its offerings. If I come to Maldives again, I will put this resort into consideration .
            Reviewed October 21, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Robert from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in October 2012
            Geoffrey Bawa Designed Hotel Redone!”
            A beautifully designed hotel. It appears to have been modernised in a sympathetic and tasteful manner.
            We only stayed for one day, but i wish it was longer. Outside the hotel is a beach that is inviting and nice to swim in. I also swam in the hotel pool which worked well for me. The breakfast was good. Machine coffee was available and a wide range of choice. The room was comfortable; the shower strong. The staff were always courteous and efficient.
            Reviewed October 14, 2012
            8.7
            Excellent
            Britton from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in September 2012
            Newly renovated, on the beach, good food”
            Food and location
            while service in sri lanka is always lacking, the avani spa was better than most. the food was good (try the resturant, not the buffet) and the waiters did try to provide the best service possible. the rooms were clear and comfortable, all have a sea view. the massages are not as satisifying as in thailand or indo, but still relaxing and enjoyable. as with all places in sri lanka, it is over priced for what you get. still, to compare it to its local competition, i would say it is worth a stay. bentota is about an hour ourside of colombo, so it is a quick trip from town.
            Reviewed October 03, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Binara from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in June 2012
            Great weekend getaway, 90 min from Colombo”
            Beach, 25m pool, relaxed atmosphere & proximity to Colombo
            Got upgraded to a suite which was nice. However the TV was a good 5 - 7 m from the bed, which meant watching DVDs from the comfort of our bed was not an option. Had to watch the movies from the lounge area where the chairs were uncomfortable. The bed was great though. Extremely comfy Overall the suite was a bit too big with too many empty spaces.
            Reviewed June 17, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            LEE from Taiwan
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in May 2012
            High End Hotel with Recent Renovation”
            Spacious Rooms Facing the Sea
            The hotel is a pleasant surprise. It is newly renovated and have good interior design and good amenity from good local skin care brand. The hotel is generous in terms of room size. The evening barbecue buffet is worth a try.
            Reviewed June 11, 2012
            8.7
            Excellent
            Christian from Germany
            Couple
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2012
            Geoffrey Bawa at its best!”
            very close to beach
            this hotel was designed by one of sri lanka's most famous architects, geoffrey bawa. the hotel is just beautiful, the buildings and the pools are at one with nature. the staff was very friendly and attentive and there was no issues at all. breakfast buffet was alright but could have a little bit more choice.
            Reviewed April 18, 2012
            8.7
            Excellent
            jeethendra from India
            Group
            Stayed 1 night in February 2012
            "good beach front resort"”
            great location
            the hotel staff were very friendly and obliging. check in and room allocation was done within 10 minutes of arriving. you get a nice view of the ocean when you enter the lobby area and the open spaces are great! the pool area was very nice, with the hotel having two pools for the guests convenience. the rooms were nicely done but i think the most convenient rooms are the ones near the pool in the ground level as the room terrace open up near the pool deck. nice flat screen tv's in the room and the rooms comes with adapters etc.. the bed and pillows were very comfortable and we had a great nights rest!! food needs to improve at the hotel a lot!. the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner did not have much choice compared to hotels such as bentota beach, tranz or lighthouse. the food was also very bland and tasteless. food was a big disappointment! when you are on holiday you look forward to eating good food! food off the menu was very expensive! not worth the price at all! this seems to be the new trend the hospitality industry in sri lanka is adopting in resorts! there are no motorised water sport nor any kind of activity on the neach though the resort is located beach front.
            Reviewed February 21, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Calvin from India
            Family with teens
            Stayed 9 nights in May 2018
            Had a relaxing time”
            We chose this resort from the honest feedback on various websites; no word-of-mouth recommendation. Having now stayed at this resort, for 9 days with young and older children, the reviews that you and I have read are fair. A lot could be said, but the final question I would ask anyone would be, "Would you return?" My own answer to that question is short and sweet: Yes, we would. Enjoy, as we did.
            Reviewed June 09, 2018
            Hello Calvin, Thank you for having selected to book our resort for your holiday based on previous reviews. I am glad that the reviews reflect the actual status quo of the hotel. I was delighted to read that you and the family had enjoyed the time spent with us and thank you for having stated that you would return to our resort. We look forward to another opportunity to welcome you all back. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager.
            Responded June 10, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Wendy from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Stayed 5 nights in April 2018
            Great place to chill”
            After a hectic 8 days touring Sri Lanka this was a great place to unwind and chill for the remanding days of our holiday. The hotel staff are friendly and the place is very clean. The rooms were large and our party had great views of pools and beach. The beach is on your doorstep, literately, the sea is warm, but does have a strong current and big waves. You would have to be a strong swimmer. Pools were great as were the pool staff. We felt completely safe in our surroundings. Just be aware of sales people outside on beach, which are nothing to do with the hotel. Don't get caught up on offers for dinners on the beach as whilst the food was ok, it was not value for money.
            Reviewed April 15, 2018
            Hello Wendy, Thank you for having stayed with us and for sharing such a lovely review of your stay. I was delighted to read that the entire has had a wonderful time with us. Glowing reviews such as yours truly motivate us to provide an even better service to all our guests. I will definitely share your kind sentiments with the entire team. We hope you will visit us on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager
            Responded May 20, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort
            8.8
            Excellent
            Kerrie from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
            Relaxing beautiful place to spend a few days.”
            Bentoto has very little to offer and you rely visit here to spend time at your hotel. This hotel is wonderful.staff are amazing and everyone very helpful.a buffet breakfast is included and we are a t the hotel for every meal. Good was great. Bbq on the beach was fantastic and unlimited seafood served on the beach - fantastic. We were on first floor which was a bit quieter and had a seaview, including glorious sunsets every night. Only con was we ordered twin beds and got a room with a bed and fold out. We pushed back and were given a room with twin beds.
            Reviewed April 02, 2018
            Hello Kerrie, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that overall you enjoyed the time spent with us. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager.
            Responded June 22, 2018
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            • Exceptional location
            • Bentota Railway Station is within 0.13 km