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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

As an elderly couple on a sentimental journey back to Sri Lanka, we could not have been made more welcome. Omega, who met us on arrival, Ranga, the manager, DIlan the sous-chef, Ashen and Asanka, our waiters and others could not do enough. We were very happy with our ocean view room, got a great massage each and Dilan warrants...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you back at our hotel for your next vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

England
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of nights here at the end of our tour of Sri Lanka, and thought it was a great way to end our trip. Our room was lovely, overlooking the gardens and the beach, and was very quiet despite the fact he train line ran behind the hotel. We ate in all 3 locations : breakfast buffet...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely comments with regards to your recent stay with us. I am glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay here at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. I sincerely hope to see you back at our hotel for you next long vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Avani Bentota on arrival in Sri Lanka. We were greeted with fruit juice whilst we checked in and were given a room up-grade. The room was very large with great size bed, sofa and private terrace. The bathroom had a bathtub and separate shower. The bathroom was quite grubby particularly the hinges to the shower...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lengthy review. I am disappointed to note that some of the aspects of your stay with us did not meet your expectations. However, I have noted down all the comments you have made and we will definitely look into these areas and use it for the betterment of the hotel. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were married at Avani Bentota on the 22nd October 2016, we had our honeymoon in the Maldives at Komandoo (not a cheap resort) however the service and staff at Avani were much much better!!! they are outstanding. The Management team were fantastic, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left all the staff were very friendly, warm...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked the wedding arrangements we managed to put together for you. Thank you once again for your comments and for recommending our resort to other potential guests, especially for the ones who are looking at locations to...

Mumbai
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Whilst the hotel is located bang on the beach, the property itself is moderately expansive, and is clean, the biggest problem here is the food. We visited this place with my wife, 2 kids (aged 2.5 and 5). We were grounded with the lack of warmth and lack of food on the first day itself. Whilst the hotel boasts of...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is disappointing to note that you did not enjoy your stay with us. I will surely pass on your comments with regard to the food to our culinary team so that they could improve themselves. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We spent a wonderful week with 3 kids. The Superior room was in front of kids pool - so kids were very happy. Water in the pool was good but could be cleaner if falling leaves could be removed every morning ;-) Food - is something special to say thank to the staff working in the kitchen - DELICIOUS, every...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely comment. I will surly pass these comments to my team members and they will be glad to note that they were able to make your holiday even more enjoyable. Thank you once again and we hope to see you back at our hotel for your next vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Jonkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing stay. + friendly staff, Very Good chefs, Nice and clean, close to an amazing beach, 3 Nice resturants in the hotel area, the breakfast is very rich! Over 100 articles? price for food etc is like an ordinary europeeanhotel. Bentota is high price overall.

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments and we hope to see you back at our hotel. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Sunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My sister and I have returned from a 2 week holiday and we had a lovely time...The staff in the hotel were just lovely and couldn't do enough for you... The reception staff were excellent......Kuma - Room Service Manager was so very helpful so much so we wanted to take home the lovely pillows and he did track down were...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad you enjoyed our services and facilities during your stay with us. We sincerely hope to see you back at our hotel during your next vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

On arrival and closer inspection of our "superior room" we had to get housekeeping to come back and clean it! Dust in corners of floors, marks on bed sheets and tiny insects in the bathroom. As the week went on the standard of cleanliness did not improve much. Don't get me wrong, the towels and sheets were clean and changed...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you for your comments. I am disappointed to note that you have not had an enjoyable time at our hotel. I have taken note of all the points you have raised and I will definitely look into way in which these areas could be improved. Regards, Roshan Fernando

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We booked this hotel online and got a really good deal (half the standard rate). The service is very good and the ambience and facilities are that of a 4* hotel. There are two lovely pools, the gym is well equipped, its right on the beach and has a nice atmosphere. Bentota beach is beautiful and the sunsets stunning. There...

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General_Manager_SLML, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I would like to bring into your notice that we have planned for a soft refurbishment of the hotel where all these issues you have raised will be addressed. In fact, some of the rooms at the hotel has already been done up. We hope that this experience will not deter you from...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Address: Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Serendib)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Price Range: $146 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Avani Bentota Resort And Spa
Avani Bentota Hotel Bentota
Serendib Hotel Bentota
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bentota
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Top floor had good views”
m23shah, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from railway”
lisamase, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Maybe fewer ants on a higher floor?”
  • Lots of flying ants - Reception sprayed the room so only the small biting ones shared my bed.
mwbell2000, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the ocean. Quiet and comfortable.”
dilkieu, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay unless refurbished.”
MyBexley, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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