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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am happy that the staff at the hotel was able to arrange a lovely decor within a very short time, just the way i expected.In overall, the staff was very supportive , though the verity of vegetarian food available in the restaurant was limited .

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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 glad to note that my team members were able to meet your expectations with the decor you requested. I have also noted down your comments with regard to the availability of vegetarian food and will share it with our Culinary Team for necessary improvements. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a fabulous stay at the “AVANI B” a hotel located directly on the sea and has a beautiful beach and pool area. We came for the wonderful weather and that’s exactly what we got at AVANI B. The check in process was effortless/smooth, and rather than us queuing up at a desk we were taken...

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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 glad to note that you enjoyed your time spent with us at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa and I hope to see you back at AVANI for another relaxing vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place for a day trip to unwind from the busy city life. Kid friendly. food was not bad but could have better variety. The rooms are not bad but need a bit of renovation. Service was good. The layout of the hotel is beautiful.

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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 with regard to your visit to AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. All the points for improvements that you have indicated on your review will be addressed during the soft refurbishment which is being currently carried out. I am sure the next time you visit the resort you will see a better and an...

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the Avani Bentota Resort and Spa advertises itself as a 'luxury' hotel, our experience has proven otherwise. I will state the facts as found during our stay here. Pricing of literally anything you have is subject to 3, yes 3 different 'Taxes'! Dinner Service Tax, Dinner VAT and Dinner NBT. We decided to stay on a half board basis,...

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

Dear Guest, I am disappointed to note that you have not enjoyed your stay here with us at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. With regard to your comment pertaining to the taxes, please note that all hotels in Sri Lanka are governed by the regulatory taxes and these are fixed percentages that we charge all guests. Therefore, please note that...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From our stay here its seems that guests stay here drawn by the beachside location and full range of services or because it provides a break at the end of a tour around the island. The pool is large and nicely located within easy reach of the beach behind it. There is a la carte dining or buffet style eating....

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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 have noted your comments with regard to our team members and will share this with our training department so that they can educated the team members on their behaviour. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the comfortable rooms and the helpful friendly service in the hotel. A highlight was also the breakfast buffet with a large choice of western and asian food.Nice sandy beach a few meters from the hotel.

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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 with regard to your stay at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. I hope to see you back again for another enjoyable vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

what a fantastic place to stay. lovely gardens 2 great swimming pools a fantastic natural untouched beach miles of fine yellow sand. fantastic rooms. great Staff always friendly and polite and cant do enough to help you. lovely food. 10 day stay no problems all inclusive. bargin. will be back for more.

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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 with regard to your stay with us at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. I am glad to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Booked a room without a tub which didn't know and didn't work for us as we have 7month old baby. Was sorted out the next morning we arrived and rooms changed. The superior rooms are much better and bigger with a lounge area so lots of space. Like to give special thanks to following guys: --reservations manager Kuma who assisted...

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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 with regard to your stay with us at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. I am glad to note that you found our staff to be helpful, specially with the baby's needs. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We only stayed 1 night, but Avani staff and hotel facilities were so good, it was enough for us to feel like prince and princess! We really felt the special interestt of employees, even though it is a big hotel. If only we could stay there longer... We will for sure recommend this hotel and keep searching for other Avani...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for you comments with regard to your stay with us at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. I am glad to note that you had a pleasant stay with us. Hope to see you back again at AVANI for a longer stay. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Good location for bentota. Good food Staff pleasant. Rooms in need of upgrade. Plenty of information in rooms. Trains noisy at nights. Swimming pools in need of repair. Loose tiles. Would have liked sunbeds and brollies on the beach.

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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. We are currently undergoing a soft refurbishment at the hotel and most of the issues indicated on your review will be addressed. Regards, Roshan Fernando

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 > Bentota
Price Range: $158 - $444 (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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“Rooms on the top floor are called "Standard" & Rooms on the ground and 1st floor are called "Superior"”
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harindug, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good.”
don2jako, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms with sea views”
611sunseekers, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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