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Whispering Palms Hotel

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8.6
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  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

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  • Beach view
  • 72 m²/775 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Cleanliness8.9
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Location8.7
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service9.1
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8.8
Savyasachi from India
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
Excellent
Great property right on the beach front. Super view from the rooms. A little pricey with respect to room tariff but may be it was close to new years, hence the price. The rooms are spacious with a nice balcony overlooking the pool and the sea thereafter. Wifi is a little suspect though. The food was exceptional especially the sea food platter. Live music performance on one of the nights was really enjoyable. Affordable bar and food menu made it a great place to just chill on the beach /pool all day long!! Super helpful and polite staff especially the night watchman!
Reviewed January 09, 2018
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2.0
fahad from Saudi Arabia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017
bad experience
i booked a deluxe twin room via agoda.com after i read the room details which include room size 27sqm. i choose this room and i dont choose other option with cheaper price. when i arrived , the hotel gave me very small room not the one that i booked in term of size (as describe in agoda.com) i talked to the hotel and i explained to them that i choose big room, and i asked them to move me to the room that i booked. first they try to convince me to accept it by saying : this the room you booked, then they told me if i have any problem i have to talked with agoda.com to solve it. i talkd to agoda.com over the phone (international call +wasting money and time) but the did nothing and they asked me to go back to the hotel. after few hours the hotel told me since i booked via agoda.com the hotel cant grantee the room size, and they told me the hotel is fully booked and they dont have any room available . after long conversation , they told me i have to pay +200 USD to get upgrade to suite (so there are bigger room is available), so i asked them to move me to the suite till they give me the room that i booked. after long conversation they moved me to corner room with same size but with different decoration (10 min ago they told me the hotel is fully booked). i called the manager , but he was non-professional , he start repeat: (this is your room that you booked), and he start to convince me to accept it, after wasting more than 2 hours of my time going back and forth, i started negotiating him to give me free breakfast for the second person (room rate include only one person breakfast) he refused and told me i have to pay for it. then he gave shameful compensation (free mini bar as he said) i return it to him. the problem i writing my complain to agoda.com aimed by picture and they forward my message to the hotel , after they forward hotel response to me (HOTEL GET ME THE ROOM) , i write other message to agoda.com week ago but they ignore it and no response ti
Reviewed September 23, 2017
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7.6
Merelyn from Australia
Couple
Super Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
Very good
A beautiful small hotel with a great beachfront location,great food,lovely pool and balcony. The English managers are fantastic and were able to give us a late checkout.
Reviewed May 02, 2017
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7.6
Shlomit from Israel
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Very good
Very nice designed place' nice rooms but the breakfast was disappointing and the restaurant at dinner even more/ awful french fries/ The location by the beach is very good but much noise from train passing close.
Reviewed March 04, 2017
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9.2
Bhavani from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Love love love this place
It's a small hotel to start with but the rooms were extremely spacious n well kept (except for the pillows were quite flat).. gorgeous view n perfect for sunset. The staffs were very helpful (they got us a cake for my sons birthday and decorated our room as well!) The restaurant served one of the best foods in bentota and will like to specifically mention the chilli crabs which was amazing! Food were in generous portion n price was very reasonable. Tuk tuk available at all time outside of the hotel. The only thing that we were disappointed with was that there were no buffet for breakfast and very less choice of food for breakfast considering that the room charge is actually quite high for a day. Will surely recommend this place
Reviewed February 12, 2017
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10.0
Amanda from United Kingdom
Couple
Super Deluxe Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
Perfect location for a chilled time
Everything was perfect here, staff was so helpful and friendly and the food was brilliant. Chef was top quality and the price was good.
Reviewed December 09, 2016
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7.6
sarah from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 7 nights in October 2016
Sadly disappointed
I am sad to say that I do not recommend Whispering Palms. I think this is because I had such high expectations. They only have 15 bedrooms and with prices on a par with other larger, high end hotels I was expecting a very personal service with lots of attention to detail. Rooms are very large with beautiful views and balconies but we found our room was not the cleanest. The pillowcases and duvet were not changed at all in our 7 night however, the flat and fitted sheet were changed. The sheets were all quite old and tired, not brilliant white anymore with a few rips and stains which is a little off putting. The wifi is very erratic and we had none for the first three days. We also had no hot water one night. I suffered a mild electric shock from a light switch three times. In the restaurant where you have breakfast the crockery is also pretty tired and there was a chip on at least one piece every day. The hotel had it's downfalls but for the most part the staff made up for this with their very pleasant and polite "can do" attitude. Unfortunately, we were just a little disappointed with this place and if we had the choice would not book again, sorry. It is with a heavy heart that I write this review as I do know that small hotels rely on reviews but I would be annoyed with myself if someone else had the same experience as they didn't have the full picture.
Reviewed November 07, 2016
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8.4
ermanno from Italy
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
nice place in front of the ocean
just on the beach, good food and friendly staff, very nice stay overall
Reviewed September 13, 2016
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9.2
Geoffrey from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Super Deluxe Room
Stayed 7 nights in July 2016
A Relaxing Holiday
My wife and I wanted a nice holiday location in Sri Lanka where we could just chill and relax, as a result of our search online we selected The Whispering Palms Hotel. We were not disappointed with our choice. The hotel is located right on the beach, all the rooms are very spacious with large balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean, most ideal to spend the afternoon/evening just chilling with a G&T or a nice glass of wine. We met the owner's of the hotel who gave us good advice relating to the cost for local modes of transport and places to visit etc. The restaurant provided an excellent menu with a wide range of choices to select from. The seafood dishes and the Sri Lankan platter were our favourite choices from the menu. All staff members were very friendly and always willing to provide a helping hand to ensure that our stay was a memorable one. We would like to thank Dave, Diane and their staff members for making our holiday a relaxing and most memorable one. Cheers! Geoff & Mary Downes
Reviewed July 15, 2016
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10.0
Andrea from United States
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 8 nights in July 2016
Best kept secret in Sri Lanka
This small (15 room) hotel that sits right on the beach is the best kept secret in Sri Lanka! It's a 2 hr. drive from Colombo but, well worth it. The hotel and rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff are super friendly; always ready to help and they do it with a smile. The pool is large and looks right onto the ocean. The food is excellent with so many choices (Continental, Mexican, Italian, Sri Lankan, etc.). We will definitely be back!
Reviewed July 10, 2016
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