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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night at this place. Location is great as it has access to a private beach so it was really clean. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Booked on B&B basis and the breakfast was very good. The allocated cabana was clean but needed a lot of maintenance. The upper floor where the bedroom was located had...

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Brisbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having booked two adjoining rooms we were not comfortable at this hotel. The problems included the thick concrete walls retaining heat that the aircon took 18 hours to tame and the condition of the bathrooms, notably the shower where the tray was cracked and water leaking from underneath to the bathroom floor. Standing on it to shower was un nerving...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights in one of the Cabanas. The staff were very friendly and welcoming throughout the stay. The hotel is a couple of minutes walk from a peaceful beach, which was lovely and there was always sun loungers available. On the first night of our stay my sister lent on the toilet seat to open the bathroom...

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spontaneiiti, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We have investigated this case and came to find out that the unfortunate incident that took place was a result of your sister climbing on to the toilet seat which had cracked and cut her leg as a result. Our staff had only found out about the incident...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this after reading the reviews on here - some of them you'll see refer to a room (a standard room) tucked away in a corner next to a laundry room/living quarters. Well, as luck had it, that was ours: horrendously squeaky bed in which you dared not move, a door to the next room which wasn't great for...

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hotel, with excellent rooms. The deluxe double rooms are amazing. Not so sure about the cabana. Lavish room sizes, big toilets, many accessories, also a small fridge in the room. The restaurant was a bit disappointing, no drinks and beer available, food costly and averagely tasty. But the breakfast were good and filling. The beach is not visible from...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed at this resort on 24th and 25th of Dec. Yes Christmas eve and Christmas day, which was beautifully spoiled the moment we arrived at the resort. The rooms assigned to us were horrible and it was just beside the staff quarter. The place itself was one dark corner with terrible mosquitos. Rooms n bathrooms assigned to us were...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Nice big rooms, lots of greenery around and a beach just 50mts away makes this place just perfect! They also have lounge chairs, beach towels and umbrellas at the beach and even served us lunch, right on the beach! The staff is also very friendly and helped us get a bus(just flag it down!) to Hikkaduwa. They even made some...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Pros - The family that run this place are friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable with good aircon and tv. Meters from the beach. The beach is beautiful and quite the hotel have private loungers for guests. The restaurant onsite was ok with possibly the cheapest prices on the street. The breakfast was good and they served...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed there 1 night. We came quite late in the evening, but reception desk was still open and also served us dinner. We got a welcome drink. Location is great, beach is few steps away (across the train tracks) and really beautiful.

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Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stayed in a cabana in the garden next to the railway. You wake up early in the morning when the trains go by. The cabana is small, with a very small bathroom. But ok for the price. Has a private balcony with garden view. Breakfast is average, but enough. Egg, bread, jam, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Cross the railway...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surrounded by lush greenery and vegetation, Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas is situated within a 10-minute drive from the popular Lunuganga. Free Wi-Fi access is available in its public areas and parking is provided at no charge. A 50-minute drive takes guests to the well-known Galle Fort, while Colombo city and Bandaranaike International Airport are within a 2-hour drive away. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is 2 km away. Cooled with a fan or air conditioning, all rooms are simply equipped with a mosquito net, desk and a wardrobe. All rooms feature an attached bathroom offering shower facility. Surrounded by lush greenery, Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas offers a tour desk to assist with sightseeing and travel arrangements. Laundry, massage and airport shuttle service is also available on request. The in-house restaurant serves a tasty spread of Sri Lankan and Western dishes. Guests can also enjoy meals in the privacy of their rooms with room service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas

Address: 200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $40 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Unless it's a one night stopover, don't stay in the cabanas”
 of 5 bubbles 17Doodle, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standardrooms are new and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles Jorner, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Look elsewhere”
  • Night after the flood. The bed and the floor are soaking wet
  • A way to prevent AC making 100dB sound
  • This speaks for itself
  • Doesn't quite match the images on the booking sites, is it?
  • Termites love it though
 of 5 bubbles Seva_Latin, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for Deluxe rooms”
  • A big one
  • With Bath tub
  • Spacious one
  • Quite Spacious
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The deluxe rooms are wonderful I guess though they are not vacant much.”
 of 5 bubbles gayashaks, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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