AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
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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 & Spa

Exceptional location
Excellent
From 428 reviewsSee what guests said
8.4
/
10
Excellent service
8.6
Recommended by 88% 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!

Room choices
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 )
Standard room ( Breakfast )
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    TRIPLE SUPERIOR - FULL BOARD
    TRIPLE SUPERIOR - FULL BOARD
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      Triple Superior
      Triple Superior
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          Tripple Room Pool
          Tripple Room Pool
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            Agoda Reviews (428)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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            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 & Spa
            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 & Spa
            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 & Spa
            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 & Spa
            4.4
            Dillon
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
            Shocking front office staff”
            Had the most unprofessional and unfriendly front office staff. Upon arrival, they just kept looking at me without uttering a word. No explanation of the services in the hotel, wifi or spa. When I asked about the spa, I was asked, "You know what a spa is?" It's located in a nice place. Restaurant staff is really nice. Rooms are very average and the view is mediocre at best.
            Reviewed August 06, 2018
            Hello Dillon, Thank you for having selected to stay with us and for taking the time to respond to our survey and post a review via Agoda. Firstly please do accept my sincere apologies for not meeting your expectations on this visit. I was extremely disappointed to hear about your experience in our hotel and I most sincerely apologize on behalf of the entire team. I would truly like to know what exactly went wrong with our Front Desk team and i will appreciate if you will share some more specific details with me. I truly look forward to hearing from you. I trust this will not deter you form visiting us again and I do hope you will give us an opportunity to put things right on your next visit. Sincerely David de Silva Operations Manager
            Responded August 07, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            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 & Spa
            5.6
            Chanaka from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
            Above average”
            The location is good. The check in staff at the reception wasn't friendly at all. After taking me to the room, he didn't show or explain about anything in the room. He just handed over the keys and turned back. So, it wasn't the best way to start. The room looked tired and and we observed cockroaches in the room after some rain. The staff at the gym, pool and the restaurant were very friendly. The food was good but quite expensive. Overall, it wasn't a good experience. I believe the money can be better spent elsewhere.
            Reviewed June 21, 2018
            Hello Chanaka, Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay with us and thank you for very balanced feedback provided. I have already responded to the same feedback you provided in response to our internal survey and rest assured that we will look into the highlighted areas of concern. As always we look forward to another opportunity to serve you better perhaps on your next visit. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager
            Responded June 22, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            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 & Spa
            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 & Spa
            7.6
            Very good
            Yvonne from Australia
            Family with young children
            Stayed 5 nights in May 2018
            Travelling with kids”
            Ok so we stayed here for 5 nights with 2 young kids. To be honest it was too long, nothing for kids to do except play in the pool. It was soo quiet with barely any guests (to be fair was off season). Breakfast was great as was staff. Overall great if no kids and not looking for entertainment.
            Reviewed May 19, 2018
            Hello Yvonne, Thank you for selecting to stay with us and for sharing a review of your stay. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the breakfast and thank you also for recognizing the team. I was sorry to heat that the kids did not have very much to do during their stay with us. Yes we are in the off peak season right now hence it is rather quiet. We do conduct activities such as aqua aerobics, ladder golf, shuffleboard, bochia and croquet and some indoor games however I guess it would depend on the age of the children. So sorry again that the kids could not really enjoy. Please do let us know the age of your children and perhaps what type of activities you would have liked to have seen happening so we could look into organising the same. We trust this will not deter you from visit us again on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager.
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            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            8.8
            Excellent
            Aditya from India
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018
            Excellent”
            Staff needs to be little more attentive to the guests, at the pool side bar. Beautifully located on the Bentota beach!
            Reviewed April 18, 2018
            Dear Aditya, Thank you for selecting to stay with us and for sharing a review of your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager
            Responded April 18, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            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 & Spa
            5.6
            Pius from Switzerland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
            Apart from the location it’s not worth the money”
            Even this hotel is run under the brand of Avani, the standard is much lower! Extremely badly managed! Money stands over everything! It’s a shame!
            Reviewed April 02, 2018
            Dear Pius, I already responded to your initial post on 26th March posted on Agoda. My apologies once again if you were not happy during your stay with us however as indicated below I would like to know some specific details about the negative comments you have made so we can look into them as appropriate. I look forward to hearing from you at the earliest. Sincerely David Dear Pius, Firstly thank you for selecting to stay with us and for sharing a review of your recent stay with us. My name is David de Silva and I am the Operations Manager of the hotel. To be very honest with you I was extremely shocked to read your feedback and I would certainly like to know more specific details about the the comment you have made about unfriendly management and respectless to guests. I would appreciate if you will let us specifically what happened that made you feel this way about the Management Team. Glad you liked the location and beach. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely David
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            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            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
            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            6.8
            Good
            Pius from Switzerland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
            Nice spot withou soul, unfortunatly ”
            Unfriendly management, respectless to guests , wornout towels, and all that for priety high price. Location is just awesome nice beach with great nature .
            Reviewed March 26, 2018
            Dear Pius, Firstly thank you for selecting to stay with us and for sharing a review of your recent stay with us. My name is David de Silva and I am the Operations Manager of the hotel. To be very honest with you I was extremely shocked to read your feedback and I would certainly like to know more specific details about the the comment you have made about unfriendly management and respectless to guests. I would appreciate if you will let us specifically what happened that made you feel this way about the Management Team. Glad you liked the location and beach. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely David
            Responded April 01, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Narendra from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
            Exceptional”
            Stayed two nights. Great resort. Hotel was located near soft sandy beach. Great lawn in front of the hotel to relax. Room was spacious and cleaned. Stayed in Rm 200, but the AC was emitting foul smell. For that reason i gave 4 stars for cleanliness. Housekeeping brought us an air freshener and helped little bit. We were hardly in the room, so did not affect that much. But seriously... PLEASE CLEAN YOUR AC. Food was great. One night, we had dinner at Franjipani Restaurant, one of the la carte restaurants in the facility. We had the sea food platter and was great. Kudos to staff, Asaniza, Rajitha and Suresh. There is a Spa in the facility. Got full body massages and foot messages on two different occasions. AND IT WAS GREAT. We got a couple massages. Masseuses were very professional and knowledgeable. Nilanthi and Inoka did a great job. Thank You. Will stay here again. Not in Room 200.
            Reviewed February 01, 2018
            Dear Narendra, Thank you for having taken the time to share such a lovely and delightful review of your stay with us. I was thrilled to learn that you enjoyed the time spent with us. I will definitely convey your kind sentiments to the team members whose names you have highlighted. You will be glad to note that the airconditioning unit in room 200 has been replaced with a new one. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely David de Silva, Operations Manager.
            Responded March 28, 2018
            AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Prabhas from India
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
            Exceptional FnB Manager”
            Organized a wonderful dinner by the beach for our family with fire crackers. His hospitality was v good. recommend other to try the special dinners by the beach. The spa was also a plus here
            Reviewed January 30, 2018
            6.0
            Pius from Switzerland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in January 2018
            Fantastic spot with poor service”
            It’s not the first time that I stayed at Avani Bentota. 28 years ago it was the first time. The service is still as poor as at that time, it just costs about 5 times more! Sri Lankan never learn a thing! The only thing they are interested in is money money money! Sad!!!
            Reviewed January 18, 2018
            7.2
            Very good
            Chaminda from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017
            Decent place, but need improvement”
            Bathrooms has mildew and wet stains on walls. Friendly staff and great location. Food is good
            Reviewed December 29, 2017
            8.8
            Excellent
            Jordon from New Zealand
            Group
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
            Great place to stay with friendly staff”
            If travelling to Bentota and wanting a beach front location, Avani is a great budget friendly place to stay. Place looks good and the staff are friendly and accommodating. It has access to the beach, and if you have friends staying in nearby resorts like Centara then it is an easy and pleasant stroll down. Rooms were reasonably clean, although the bathroom could use more ventilation as there was a slight damp smell. Also, be aware for light sleepers that Avani seems to be situated very close to the railway line. You can both hear and feel the trains come past, most prominently in the morning (around 6am).
            Reviewed December 19, 2017
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