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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We stayed at Waterside hotel for 3 days and had a pleasant stay, lovely view from our room looking onto beautiful garden and Bentato River,food was freshly made,,very clean and pool was lovely the good thing for us was we had the. Whole place to ourselves, hotel boat takes you across the river which is 10 minutes away from beach...

1Thank 887sanjayp
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Positive aspects: beautiful setting at the Bentota river, very quiet (perfect if that's what you're looking for!). All comfort is present, staff is really friendly and the food (both breakfast and dinner) is great! No set breakfast time, you pick! Boat ride away from an almost empty beach (you will be brought there whenever you want). Less positive aspects: none

1Thank AnnaVG27
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Thank you Indu, Nuvan and Amelia for making our honeymoon stay memorable at Waterside. We enjoyed our time here and it will surely go down as one of the most amazing times in our lives. The reviews here and the pictures are true to the place. We enjoyed the food here, the daily breakfast and the serenity of the place....

1Thank Val07777
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Came to eat here and immediately decided to move in! The Waterside is a beautiful location.Our room was spotlessly clean,comfortable and spacious. Being on the upper floor it also had fantastic views. The pool is fabulous and as the hotel was not too busy when we were there it almost felt like our private pool. Ate dinner here every night,even...

1Thank maureen95
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Lovely location only 6 rooms with great views. Food excellent, had dinner here 3 nights. Chami the boatman took us to the market across the river & showed us around the town. Nuwan the waiter and the other waiter (cant remember his name) were very friendly and chatty. All staff excellent. Rooms were spacious & comfortable although a little plain....

1Thank WilsonsDublin
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We have stayed three nights here and have been made to feel really at home. The staff are wonderfully helpful. The location on the banks of the Bentota Ganga is stunning, and far enough away from the train line to be peaceful. The superb beach is only a short tuktuk ride away and is a vast expanse of clean sand...

2Thank orthoceras
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

if you're looking to stay close to the main amenities and the bentota beach but off the most touristy bit of bentota then look no further! we stayed at bentota waterside over new year and can't recommend the place enough. excellent service, great staff, clean room and hotel surroundings, quiet location and amazing dinner and lunch. as it was quite...

4Thank laura h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We are currently staying at the waterside and could not recommend this boutique hotel highly enough. The service is impeccable, the staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is varied and tasty. The chef has cooked us different dishes each day to our liking and every day surpassed the next with quality - the food is exceptional. Our room...

5Thank Oliver James Ca... F
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We had three nights at the Waterside and would thoroughly recommend to anyone staying in the Bentota region. The reviews speak for themselves, it is a small hotel away from the large hotels but near to the beach and right on the river front. We were lucky enough to see a wedding whilst there and found the staff to be...

4Thank Sarahandthesun
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I and my husband visited this boutique hotel for a vacation. I found this property on trip advisor and decided to book it. When We checked in there was only one more room occupied out of a total of six rooms that this hotel has and I thought to myself that maybe I had come to the wrong place. But...

4Thank drmala

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterside is an elegant well maintained Villa with restaurant,which is situated in a unique riverside location,and has magnificent views over the wide Bentota Ganga. Waterside is popular with guests of all nationalities.We have 6 ensuite (with bathtub and shower) A/C rooms with bar fridge,fan and satellite TV.The large open restaurant serves delicious Sri Lankan and Western dishes as well as mouth watering seafood.During your stay you can relax by our pool which is only a few steps from all the rooms, whilst enjoying the surrounding mature tropical garden and river views.We offer complimentary boat transfer to nearby beach, water sports or town.If you require Ayuvedic massage we can recommend several treatment centres.Excursions and tours to all the magnificent sites in this beautiful island can be arranged.If you wish to explore the local area we provide bicycles or we can organise local scenic tuk tuk rides . Fishing trips ,bird watching and river trips are available. ... more   less 

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Address: Yathramulla Road | Yathramulla Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Price Range: $124 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Waterside Bentota 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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#6 Family Hotel in Bentota
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“There are only six rooms -- all of them have a wonderful view over the river, so it doesn't really matter which one you choose.”
 of 5 bubbles T3488UOandrewp, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the river and all have large balconies or terraces.”
 of 5 bubbles DrKayP, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lovely view,quite place”
 of 5 bubbles 887sanjayp, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Pick top floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Val07777, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the same way & have lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles WilsonsDublin, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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