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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Very beautiful place, friendly staff and nice rooms. The beach is big and very nice, but the waves are quite big so you need to be a good swimmer and enjoy waves. We spent quite a lot of time by the pool. The food there is good, and there were a lot to choose for breakfast. Quite a few squirrels there and they were a bit annoying - they should have a sign telling the guests not to feed them!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Jo Yngve S,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are glad you to note that enjoyed your stay with us. We all hope that it's not too long before we have the opportunity to welcome you back.
Warm regards,
Suresh Athukorala

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is our 8th trip to Sri Lanka and every year we try a new hotel and location to have a new experience. This year it was the Avani. We had a pleasant stay in the hotel, the staff looked after us and we and would go back.

Stayed: February 2017
1  Thank Michael H
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Michael H,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a positive review of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another getaway.
Warm regards,
Suresh Athukorala

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

My husband and I were at this hotel last week. Its paradise. The staff, Thilini who welcomed us and looked after us for the 2 days, is a real Gift, as her name in Singalise means. Lakshi, another staff, also very hospitable. They all serve with a smile. The Executive Chef, Sanjeev, came out of his way to ask about the food and how I would like my food, being a vegan but I did not need to ask for anything as there was more choice that I could eat.
The beach is beautiful with golden sand and its so secluded. Hardly anybody there, its like your private beach.
The ways its set up, its perfect, the swimming pool was right opposite our room and the gym 2 minutes so did not need to traipse around.

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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear kaminishah2017,

Thank you so much for visiting us recently with your husband and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your experience. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the service delivered Thilini, Lakshi and Chef Sanjeewa. It was a pleasure having you with us.
Warm regards,
Suresh Athukorala

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Honestly, of all the places I’ve been to, by far the best Saturday Buffet I’ve had in a long Time. Well trained and Very Friendly Staff, always sporting a Big Smile and helpful. The rooms and the Hotel itself has a vibrant atmosphere/ well equipped and neat!
**My favourite, ‘The Tea Room’, Perfect for an Evening chill out.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Tariq Shabbir D
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear Tariq D,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a positive review of your experience. We are all happy to read that you enjoyed the Saturday buffet and many other aspects of the resort. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon for another memorable.
Warm regards,
Suresh Athukorala

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We went to have dinner in the place, it is relaxing quiet and lovely. we enjoyed a drink in bar, staff was very attentive. Food and Beverage Manager Mahesh was excellent. decicated his time for us..! we got a tyre punch. So had to left the car there as it was very late night. Ex. housekeeper was kind enough to drop us to where we stayed near by. Though we didn't stay there we had a look of a room for our future plans it was nice and good too. nextday morning when wevwere changing tyre one of the gardener. big thanked for him too. he his physically challenged sorry just to recognition forgot to ask his name. thank you !

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank dolz89
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear dolz89,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We delighted to hear you had a relaxing evening at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. I will pass on your kind sentiments to Mahesh. We sincerely hope you do visit us for an overnight stay.
Warm regards, Suresh Athukorala

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Avani is totally worth its money. The service is outstanding, housekeeping is prompt, rooms are spacious with breathtaking view, and food is commendable. We stayed there for 5 nights and were very well looked after. Full marks.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear HarshVardhan30,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a positive review of your experience. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another getaway.
Warm regards, Suresh Athukorala

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The hotel was Nice after Two weeks Travel through Sri Lanka.
But certainly no longer a 5 star.
Maintenance is lacking and in this tropical environment that shows quickly. Things break down or stop working like our coffee machine or power in the bathroom.
Personnel is very helpful and friendly but is also very slow and forgets things.
The buffet is nice but no variation.
Swimming pools large and nice.
Beach next door very clean and pleasant

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Serendib_Leisure, General Manager at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear mvondevivere,

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing a review of your experience. We are appreciative of your comments in relation to where we can improve. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment caused. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Warm regards,
Suresh Athukorala

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Additional Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Address: Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Serendib)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#4 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: C$125 - C$434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get away to our Bentota hotel, beach haven. Soak up colonial charm in nearby Galle. Laze by the ocean as AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa combines contemporary style with sun-filled days on the southwest coast. Spice up your appetite with local flavours. Sail gently through the mangroves for a relaxing afternoon. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Avani Bentota Hotel Bentota
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Serendib Hotel Bentota

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