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Janus Paradise Rest
Ranked #15 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I would have given the hotel 5 stars for the service, room and the beach location. When we were there it was apparent the owner was away. Food was good and the gentleman who works the bar area was so kind. He got deck chairs ready for us daily and was always so kind. The 5 star rating is missing due to the way our driver was treated. We secured him a room of our standard to stay in as they did not offer driver accommodation. Thats fine, but they really made him feel like a second class citizen when we arrived. I get it, he was a local and we booked his room. But why no welcome drink for him, I mean he was a paying guest. It put me off completely. It might be a cultural thing, but I know as a paying guest no matter where i am from I would hope to be treated the same as every guest. Our driver has been driving for over 27 years and actually uses guest hotel bookings as a way to help promote other places to visit and stay. I hope that this is not common practice by your staff.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you would like to experience SriLanka's best side, you should Stay by Janu's Paradise Rest! Great gosts - Janu and his brother Jeewana, his staff, good restaurant and bar, superb beach, good rooms ( should consider to rennovate the oldest one in the future). They offer tuk-tuk service and daily trips or shopping experience for reasonable price, do not hesitate to book with them everything they offer!

Highly recommended!!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank sbamar21
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We kept extending our stay here as we loved it so much.
We stayed in the budget room downstairs with fan. No air con needed.
Small and cosy and as I travel with my fairy lights, we made it our own.
Hot water shower.
Wifi.
Very clean and tidy.
Beautiful beach right on the doorstep.
Tuk Tuk available on demand.
As we were out of season the sea was not suitable for swimming and the pool was a very welcome respite.
Janu and all his staff were charming, friendly and respectful. ( special mention to Ruan who excelled himself & Maleesha, who was sweet and charming with a ready smile )
Delicious food at the restaurant and BiG breakfasts to start the day.
Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank letsgOnOw-7
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Very clean and well maintained, nice owner, close to touristic places like Galle and Hikkaduwa. Day trips to national parks possible from here. On the beach and with swimming pool. Good food, that you can have while looking at amazing sunsets

Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
Thank Roos R
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our family of 4 have recently stayed at Janu's Paradise Rest. We had two deluxe rooms for 4 nights. From our point of view it was a great place to end our stay after our 10 nights touring around. Our rooms were big, clean, plenty hot water and good a/c, which we turned off in the night as it had done its job making the room cool. No rushing here, great Beach walks. Staff are excellent, very helpful, food good and plentiful, our family had the pool to ourselves. So we swam in the sea in morning and pool in afternoon when the waves too rough but our teen children loved the waves, very quiet but just hat we wanted to end our stay. Thanks to Janu and all his staff for making our stay enjoyable. There are plenty of things to do in the area if you want activity and Bentota is only 5 mins away in tuk tuk.

Stayed: February 2017
Thank anthonycleo
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Positive Points :
+ Great location right by the beach
+ Best place for relaxation and take rest
+ Don't forget your favorite book !
+ Clean sandy beach without rock and stone
+ Cold towel upon arrival + Small and clean pool
+ Beautiful and lovely restaurant right on the beach . especially during sunset and night
+ Varied and delicious breakfast
+ Helpful and friendly staff

Negative Points :
- Worst bathroom in our journey to Sri Lanka . Small , dark and occasionally you should expect cockroach
- Small room with old furniture ( Budget Double Room )
- Absolutely and immediately they should renew bathrooms

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amir M
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Beach view, for dinner. Our room, bathroom was big, clean, good beds. New airco and good fan. We asked if there was a drivers accomodation. The owner Said he had an driver accomodation. Our friend/driver got a Tiny storage room and half his bed was wet in the night from the heavy rain and they closed the door in the hallway so he could not use the toilet. Manager responses offensive, only offer LKR 2000 for a New driver room. Good food and room but not suitable if you are with a driver.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Saku0410
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Address: No. 664 Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Price Range: $39 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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