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The Palms Hotel Beruwala
The Palms Hotel Beruwala
The Palms Hotel Beruwala
The Palms Hotel Beruwala
The Palms Hotel Beruwala
The Palms Hotel Beruwala
The Palms Hotel Beruwala

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7.8

Very good

372 reviews

372 reviews

Beach5
Breakfast1
Swimming Pool1
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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Olympic Jewellers 410 m
Moragalla Tourist Police Station 840 m
Beruwala Distillery 960 m
Moragalla Post Office 1.0 km
Commonwealth Gem Company 1.1 km
Spice Gardens 1.1 km
Dinara Hospital 2.1 km
Sapugoda Rajamaha Viharaya 2.2 km
Beruwala Hospital 2.5 km
Monday Market 2.5 km

The Palms Hotel Beruwala

Moragalle, Moragalla, Beruwala, Sri Lanka, 12070 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Moragalla part of Beruwala, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transport

Private beach

Currency conversion service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Swimming pool [indoor]

Exercise area

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Beruwala in the last 24 hoursCompared to 65 Beruwala properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center5 KM
Location rating7.9

Rooms available at The Palms Hotel Beruwala

Sea View Suite
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Garden Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Triple
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Garden View Suite
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
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Sea View Suite (1 King Bed)
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    DELUXE TRIPLE ROOM 1 BED 1 TWIN BED 1 BEDROOM SEA VIEW
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      Deluxe Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
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        Water View
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          Suite with View
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

            What time is check-in and check-out at The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 110 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Palms Hotel Beruwala has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Beruwala with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

            Is breakfast offered at The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Palms Hotel Beruwala.

            What are my dining options at The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

            What restaurants are nearby The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala’s neighborhood is Moragalla which includes popular restaurants such as Sunflower Restaurant, Abey's and Hilda's coffee bar.

            What popular shopping places are close to The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala is located in Moragalla area which features shopping places such as Olympic Jewellers.

            What popular beaches are close to The Palms Hotel Beruwala?

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala’s Moragalla neighborhood also includes Moragalla Beach.

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            What people love about The Palms Hotel Beruwala

            • 10

              Exceptional
              Spaciousness

              "Rooms are spacious and cleaned daily."

              Aditi

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              March 26, 2022

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "Very calm environment, spacy,"

              Amitha

              |

              August 19, 2020

            • 9.6

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Room was nice, staff were great."

              Glenn

              |

              March 24, 2020

            Property ranking|Compared to 65 Beruwala properties
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            Cheapest price score
            Room size
            43 sqm.
            Location score
            7.9/10
            Room comfort score
            7.2/10
            Better than
            94
            %
            of Beruwala properties
            Bigger than
            89
            %
            of Beruwala properties
            Better than
            85
            %
            of Beruwala properties
            Better than
            82
            %
            of Beruwala properties
            Overall rating:

            7.8

            Very good
            372 reviews
            Cleanliness
            7.5
            Facilities
            7.3
            Location
            7.9
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            The Palms Hotel Beruwala

            At The Palms Hotel Beruwala, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi and car hire services provided by the hotel make exploring Beruwala even more convenient.
            Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at The Palms Hotel Beruwala thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
            Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
            All rooms at The Palms Hotel Beruwala are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at The Palms Hotel Beruwala even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include daily newspaper, television and cable TV.
            In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including toiletries are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Every day at The Palms Hotel Beruwala begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar.
            Apart from amenities and services, The Palms Hotel Beruwala goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the salon, located right at the hotel. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool.
            Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the hotel's poolside bar. Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation. Get social at the hotel's library and games room, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops and souvenir shops available right at on-site.


            Reasons to stay here

            Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
            Facilities at this hotel are rated higher than 85% of other accommodations in the city.
            Ranking higher than 83% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.3

            Most talked about facilities

            Beach

            19 mentions

            Swimming Pool

            14 mentions

            Food & Dining

            12 mentions

            Breakfast

            6 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Chinese [Cantonese]
            • Chinese [Mandarin]
            • German

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Billiards
            • Diving
            • Exercise area
            • Fishing
            • Game room
            • Garden
            • On-site entertainment
            • Private beach
            • Snorkeling
            • Spa
            • Swimming pool [indoor]
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Table tennis
            • Ticket services
            • Tours

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Breakfast in room
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Doctor/nurse on call
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Sterilizing equipment
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Alternative meal arrangement
            • Bar
            • BBQ facilities
            • Coffee shop
            • Poolside bar
            • Restaurants
            • Room service

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Concierge
            • Currency conversion service
            • Daily cleaning
            • Disabled facilities
            • Doorman
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Food delivery
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Hair salon
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Library
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace

            For the kids

            • Babysitting service
            • Family room
            • Kids meal
            • Swimming pool [kids]

            Access

            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Check-in [24-hour]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]
            • Smoke alarms

            Getting around

            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Rental car
            • Shuttle service
            • Taxi service
            • Transport to airport

            Available in all rooms

            • A/C
            • Accessible by elevator
            • Adapter
            • Alarm clock
            • Balcony/terrace
            • Closet
            • Clothes rack
            • Coffee/tea machine
            • Complimentary drinking water
            • Desk
            • Fan
            • Hair dryer
            • Individual air conditioning
            • Linens
            • Lock box in room
            • Locker
            • Mini bar
            • Outdoor furniture
            • Phone
            • Pool facilities
            • Private bathroom
            • Refrigerator
            • Safety/security feature
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Seating area
            • Shower
            • Sleep comfort items
            • Smoke alarm
            • Socket near the bed
            • Swimming pool [direct access]
            • Tile/marble flooring
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Trash cans
            • Trouser press
            • Wake up call
            • Walk-in shower
            Food and dining
            Restaurants on site

            Golden Palms

            • Cuisine: International
            • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
            Location
            Moragalle, Moragalla, Beruwala, Sri Lanka, 12070
            Very good
            Location

            7.9

            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-5 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee110 LKR
            • Distance from city center5 KM
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

            The property

            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors3
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 100
            • Room voltage240
            • Most recent renovation2012

            Reviews of The Palms Hotel Beruwala from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            7.3
            /
            10
            Cleanliness7.5
            Facilities7.3
            Location7.9
            Room comfort and quality7.2
            Service7.4
            Value for money7.1
            High score for Beruwala
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (32)
            8-9 Excellent (32)
            7-8 Very Good (37)
            6-7 Good (23)
            <6 Below Expectation (48)
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            Mar - May (35)
            Jun - Aug (40)
            Sep - Nov (33)
            Dec - Feb (64)
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Manu from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 9 nights in November 2016

            Nice clean resort”

            The staff were excellent polite and were very friendly. Our thanks to all the staff who made our stay such a pleasure and especially Mr. Mindika Ratnayake helped us with all the info. and attention . He arranged a special table on my wife's birthday and took trouble to personally serve us and the staff brought a birthday cake singing happy birthday to my wife. . Even the General Manager operations Mr . Rohan Gamage sent a personal birthday card to my wife.A Very personal touch and very much appreciated.Charitha and all the reception staff always smiling and friendly and the all the catering staff were very good to us. The chef came out to everyday to make sure that all was well. The variety of food was ample for vegetarian and non vegetarian. The always smiling spa girls were excellent in their massage.There was a variety of live band and music in the evening .The swimming pool was clean and the staff very helpful. The housekeeping staff was very efficient and kept our room very clean and tidy. The location of the resort is very peaceful by the clean beach with security fence around it. we will recommend this hotel and visit it again and again. To the all at Palms Beruwala thank you very much for making our stay there enjoyable . Manu and Veena Gohil .

            Reviewed December 04, 2016

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Sarah from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 10 nights in December 2012

            Great hotel with fantastic staff”

            Relaxed, very friendly, good location

            I'm somewhat surprised with some of poor reviews this hotel as received. We booked the Palms for the Christmas and New Year Period, planning to move on to another area within Sri Lanka. However we were enjoying ourselves so much we rebooked and remained at the Palms for the rest of our holiday after going on a 2 day excursion trip to Kandy and the hills. We found the hotel clean, with beautiful gardens, a good pool, great location right on the beach and with some of the best staff we have ever met. Nothing was too much, from extra towels, moving our sunbeds away from the pool area, letting us eat late in the dining room and even arranging for us to have the same room after we had finished our original booking and coming back a day later. The breakfast and evening meals were of a very good standard with a variety of dishes to cater for all tastes. The Christmas and New Year evening dinners were absolutely fantastic with an amazing range of dishes and excellent quality. Staff within all areas, from the pool guys, the room boys, bar staff, dining staff and reception were all fantastic and very helpful. We had a fantastic holiday and loved Sri Lanka but what really made it for us was this hotel and its staff. We would not hestitate to recommend this to anyone and would defintely go back.

            Reviewed January 12, 2013

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Melissa from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 5 nights in August 2012

            Best hotel in Beruwala!!”

            Nice grounds and pool, Lovely bathrooms, Good service,

            We came to this hotel for our honeymoon. We stayed in lots of hotels in Sri Lanka for our trip and found this one to be the best!! The room was spacious, with nice fixtures and fittings - everything in the room worked well. We were really impressed with the standard of the bathroom. We visited the other hotels along Beruwala beach too and still thought we had the best hotel. We would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Sri Lanka as the service was so good. The Al-a-carte menu was overpriced and the food quality was very poor, the buffet was a whole lot better with lots of options (although most of them were quite spicy) but none of that mattered as there were so many restaurants to choose from in town which were very cheap and the food was amazing! The road up to the hotel is quite bumpy as it is not very well maintained. A Tuk Tuk ride into town cost Rs200 (from outside the front of the hotel). If you get a Tuk Tuk from the beach it will cost you Rs100 but they will try and take you to Gem shops, temples etc.

            Reviewed August 26, 2012

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Khalid from United States
            Family with teens
            Deluxe
            Stayed 7 nights in August 2015

            Loved our stay at The Palms”

            The hotel's location, secluded and beautiful but only a tuk tuk ride away from many activities. Amenities were great. Staff were very helpful

            We were so pleased to have chosen The Palms Beruwela. It was our family vacation and this hotel had something for all of us. The setting was beautiful and well maintained, staff were friendly and so helpful, the food was very good and catered to all tastes. The menu changed daily and Sri Lankan specialities were always on offer. We had two connecting rooms and enjoyed the views from our balconies, pool and beach vistas couldn't be beat. The only real negative for us was the window from the bathroom into the bedroom, we found this odd and unnecessary. Beds were comfortable and rooms were clean, rain shower in the bathroom was wonderful. Staff always had time to chat and answer questions or offer touring suggestions. They also provided first aid supplies when we needed them. There were several tuk tuks with drivers at the main gate to hire, very useful and fun way to get around. I would definitely suggest this hotel to vacationing families.

            Reviewed August 17, 2015

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Srinivas from India
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            Good beach facing hotel”

            Beach views from room, big and beautiful property

            The road to the hotel is pretty narrow. Its like 600 meters from the main road. Once you reach the hotel you can see its a huge and beautiful property. Beautiful green gardens with shaded walkways and water features filled with fish. The check in was quick. The room and toilet are average size and clean. The TV is a joke at 19 inch LCD with 5 or 6 channels. The water in the bathroom were salty. so after showers were never fresh. My body still felt greasy. Ours was a double room and two single beds were joined which were always moving and uncomfortable. The swimming pool was nice without much chlorine. Breakfast was good with both local and continental varieties. The sea near the hotel was beautiful. I think the lunch and buffet dinner was priced at 2000 SLR. I didn't try the buffet but went alacarte which were good. I think all the rooms have views of the sea but try getting a room on the higher floors. I recommend this hotel if you are staying in Beruwala. It was much better than the other much expensive hotels I stayed in Sri Lanka.

            Reviewed December 31, 2012

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Glenn from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

            Nice set-up, good beah access, plenty of shade in pool area.”

            Room was nice, staff were great. The hotel is at the end of the "big beach" so you can go for walks, play in the mild surf, or go into the protected area of the sea without surf. The pool area has plenty of shade. Staff were very responsive. We had the breakfast only option, and ate at the very moderately priced Fisherman's Wharf (on site restaurant) and on the beach . We wandered around other resorts to see the vibe and beach access and we were happy that we had chosen the Palms.

            Reviewed March 25, 2020

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Sharad from India
            Family with young children
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

            Good resort, Nice staff”

            On the beach

            We were two couples with a kid, and were provided adjacent rooms as requested. The Palms Beruwala was a nice resort located right at the beach. Our room was facing the ocean, however there were many coconut trees which blocked most of the view. I recommend asking for the rooms on highest floor (3). We were two couples with a kid, and were provided adjacent rooms as requested. There are multiple restaurants, however, if you are a vegetarian like me, you would have difficulty choosing what to have.

            Reviewed September 12, 2012

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Nithiananthan from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            Lovely Hotel”

            Insects on ground floor rooms

            We stayed in Palms hotel for 2 nights and it was absolutely nice. Staffs are very polite and welcoming. Rooms are clean and spacious. The hotel is situated next to a great beach which is clean and less wavy. Pros are that insects keep coming to the room at night. May be that we stayed on the ground floor room. They are harmless (not mosquitoes) but some times annoying. One odd thing is about the locals as they started unwanted conversation while heavily drugged and drunk with us. May be the fact that I’m being Tamil (native Srilankan but brought up in the UK) and wanted to show the typical Singhalese mentality to us. The staffs at the restaurant (Sasica) turned blind eye on this but when I took the phone to call the police they quickly backed. This happened only one night.

            Reviewed January 30, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Sharad from India
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in September 2012

            Good resort, Friendly service.”

            Closeness to beach, swimming pool

            The Palms Beruwala was a nice resort located right at the beach. Our room was facing the ocean, however there were many coconut trees which blocked most of the view. I recommend asking for the rooms on highest floor (3). There are multiple restaurants, however, if you are a vegetarian like me, you would have difficulty choosing what to have.

            Reviewed September 12, 2012

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            8.0
            Excellent
            phillip from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 1 night in September 2017

            Very good”

            The Palms Hotel Beruwala is a good place to stay , with private beach , good breakfast and restaurant , friendly staff , good pool and good bar prices.

            Reviewed February 10, 2018

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            7.3
            Very good
            Sandeep from India
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            Great location, nice hotel but very slow service ”

            Location is ideal for a quiet vacation

            our stay in palms beruwala was pretty good. the hotel is ideally located on the beach and has a great view from the room. the rooms are clean, spacious and contain all basic necessities. the swimming pool is massive and can accommodate several swimmers at the same time. the staff is friendly and ready to help. there are several animals in the compound including squirrels and iguana 's. if you are lucky, you could have squirrels walk past your gallery play around.

            Reviewed December 12, 2012

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            7.7
            Very good
            Abdulla from Bahrain
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

            Great Location and Nice Hotel ”

            All the facilities its available in this hotel

            first of all i would like to mention that bentota city its divided into different beaches closed to gather and the most famous beach its “bentota beach” but this hotel its located in beruwala beach!!! its exactly next to bentota beach. the hotel very nice and all the staff it’s so friendly and helpful, very good room standard and all the facilities available in this hotel such as pools, gym, spa and very testy restaurant but my highlighted comment its regarding the cost of this hotel per night little expensive because you can find same facilitates and location with less rate.

            Reviewed November 15, 2011

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Anna from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Stayed 6 nights in December 2012

            Amazing hotel, super relaxing!”

            Pool, beach and room

            We stayed at The Palms for 6 nights over Christmas. The pool was great and the beach was lovely. All rooms have pool and sea views which were lovely. We felt so relaxed from the moment we arrived. There is not much else to do around the area so def a good place if u want a resort holiday. The town in a 45 mins walk away! The Christmas Gala dinner was fantastic and food on the buffet was also good. The only negative was the slow service as it sometimes took 30 mins for a drink to be served but we loved everything else.

            Reviewed January 18, 2013

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Rituparna from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

            Enjoyable & relaxing”

            Bar, Ocean & beach access, swimming pool

            Good: One of the better resorts in Bentota, the Palms had it all! Its a massive property, with great views of the ocean and a great beach to walk out of the hotel onto (it is a public beach however). The pool is lovely too. They had live entertainment on one of the evenings, which was quite enjoyable. The staff is friendly and skilled. Location is key. Not-so-good: Room service options are limited and exorbitantly expensive. Whatever discount you receive on the stay, if more than made up if you order in or eat at their restaurants But nothing can beat the location, bang on the beach.

            Reviewed December 30, 2013

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            7.7
            Very good
            Ben from Australia
            Family with young children
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

            Amazing gardens, fireflies and lena - an oasis”

            Beautiful gardens, beach and good food

            We stayed in January and were amazed by Sri Lanka and the Palms was our base. The gardens are beautiful (look for fireflies at night and Lena - the little squirrels) and peaceful. The staff were really friendly to us and we have no complaints at all about the service. I imagine if you were rude and bossy they wouldn't be so responsive - maybe that explains some of the other negative reviews here - but everyone was happy to talk and very interested in us and what we were doing. We loved the food but we ate the Sri Lankan food all the time - it was great. Highlight was the Kottu Roti and the hoppers which they did on the night before we left. Each night there was 4 or 5 sambals and pickles. We were eating curries for breakfast by the end. The room was really nice and spacious and when the beds were made in the morning there were frangipani petals on the sheets. Bottled water was left in the room each day (free). The bar was nice (a greater variety of Sri-lankan beers would be good) and we had lots of nice cocktails - try the Arrack special or a King Coconut. A snake charmer was organised for one of the nights. The pool is nice and beach is warm and had good waves to play in. Sunset was awesome. We made friends with some guys out on the beach who drove us around in Tuk Tuk's and showed us lots of things and made the whole chaotic place more understandable. We were even invited home to meet one blokes family and invited in for tea. Tuk-tuk and getting out and about is what made it all so special. There are some really nice restaurants and shops just along the beach too. There were some works going on while we were there but this caused us no great problems.

            Reviewed February 04, 2013

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Marie from United Kingdom
            Group
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

            Great hotel in a quiet location”

            Beautiful hotel

            They were putting the finishing touches to the refurbishment when we arrived so we got a great deal. I'm not sure what price the hotel will be once the refurbishment is finished. The hotel is beautiful now. It is set in a very quiet spot and if you chose not to eat in the hotel then you'll need to take a tut tut from the gate to Bentota (about 300rps).

            Reviewed July 27, 2012

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Louise from United Kingdom
            Group
            Deluxe
            Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

            A Garden paradise on the beach”

            Environment, Ambience & Location

            The hotel is set in a very large garden and once you are thorough to the main reception you can see the pool with a back drop to the ocean/beach. There are water ppols everywhere and lots of beautiful flora to admire. Overall it is very pleasant environment and the rooms are adequate for a couple. The shower (rainfall) is a treasure with both of us girls being guilty of extra long showers because it was soooo nice. Beds were very comfortable too. The squirrels on the balcony are quite cheeky and look for food every morning. The breakfast buffet was good for all of us (we traveled in a group of 4 - with 2 very picky eaters) and we left satisfied every morning. The restaurant staff are very helpful and most friendly pampering us each day. Seafood restaurant was excellent too it is next to the pool down near the beach and we really felt we had good value for money, although service was a bit too slow - then again we were the only customers and it was getting late, so most likely our own fault. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a little bit of affordable paradise in a serene location of garden and beach. Over the 4 properties stayed at across this trip to Sri Lanka it was the best.

            Reviewed August 15, 2014

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Simon from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

            Great hotel and nice staff”

            Booked for two nights. Really nice room and pool was really warm. Located right on the beach although the sea is rough so wouldn’t recommend swimming. Paid £120 for two nights with breakfast which I thought was fair given we had a good time. There was a table tennis and pool table, but the hotel could offer a couple more activities like board games, table football if you’re staying in the hotel and relaxing as we did. Breakfast buffet was ok, could have a few more options, but nice. We went to the cinnamon bay hotel for dinner buffet (2600 rupees) which I would recommend. Over all would definitely stay again and the staff were great.

            Reviewed August 24, 2018

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Umang from India
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

            Amazing location, excellent food, warm staff”

            Food and location

            location: hotel's location is amazing - beachfront. it has everything that you generally get in a european beachfront hotel. pool attendant is very attentive and arranges a lounger for you with smile. food: breakfast has both srilankan and english b/f options. fresh omelettes made to your specification (egg-white in my case :-)). they keep changing srilankan b/f menu to add different varieties. dinner buffet has lot of international variation. there is a separate dessert buffet. in 4 days we stayed, we had - hummus, pasta, thai noddles, curries, different puddings, creme brule, etc. (we are vegetarian, butcould see that there were loads of options for meat and sea food) gym - this is one thing that disappointment. ac was not working, so it was like oven. only 1 dumble (not a pair), should have drinking water and towel in the gym.

            Reviewed February 04, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Andrii from Ukraine
            Couple
            Deluxe
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

            Big comfortable hotel to have a beach rest”

            Big pool, good breakfasts, evening entertainments

            Quite big hotel with lots of package tourists from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Germany, etc. Staff was always helpfull and ready to assist you with anything. There were different events every evening (live music, cobra busters, folk dances). Were fully satisfied with breakfasts there. There is nothing to do outside of the hotel in evenings, beside several poor cafes nearby. To learn local nature you can take a river tour, but be carefull, it seemed for us as if all those guys who organize such trips want you to buy either ayurveda or jewellery stuff with 'tourist' price, which is way too high.

            Reviewed February 01, 2013

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