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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 December 2016

A beautiful resort facing the ocean with wonderful view from our room. However, there is an unpleasant stench/smell in the room each time we leave and come back to our room. Staying here for 3 days and 2 nights from 15 Dec - 17 Dec 2016. I had to use essential oils to mask the stench in my room. The...

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This was our little angle's first ever outing. I researched for a good destination quite intensively and then selected AVANI. They did not disappoint me. The room was accommodated with all our baby's requirements, with the credal and all that. she enjoyed the outside views. and the room comfort as well. The restaurant staff was amazing. Our away is still...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Do not let the brand name, the pictures, the star rating or the price influence your decision. Location: The hotel is situated on the stretch along the Bentota Beach (two thumbs up to the beach) along with most other resorts (Taj, Bentota Beach Resort, The Surf, etc.). Great location and views of the sea. Property Architecture: This property has a...

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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 have not had a pleasant stay with us. I have noted down all the points you have raised and I will take it up with my team at this end and ensure that these issues will not come up again. Thank you for bringing this up to my notice. Regards, Roshan...

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Asher is super attentive and patient. We had a wonderful time. The food at Frangipani was super good, if you like Asian food. The hotel is beautiful, with Island there is always a smell of mold so be aware of that. Staffs are mostly men, and then can be quite pushy to sell something. Other than everything was fine.

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

Dear Guest, Thank yous for sharing your comments with regard to your recent stay at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. i am sorry if my team members had been pushy, I will definitely take this matter up with our Training and Development team so that they can train them better in handling our valued guests. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stayed at this excellent property in Nov last week. Simply awesome it is! Nice food, Spacious rooms, specially the deluxe rooms and a beautiful beach right next to the pool. Hotel staff is as courteous as you would ever want. I am unable to find one thing that I could discourage about them. Definitely Yes!!!

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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 and i hope to see you back at our hotel for your next vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

London
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My Friend and i spent two weeks at the Avani Bentota in November. The Staff could not do enough, and were just amazing , proactive and always smiling. Just to mention a few of the staff , Sudesh, Pramodiya, Kasun, Sulochna, Shireen, Viduranga and Ranga . The Hotel has a wonderful beach and Their own pools. The Manager Roshan Fernando...

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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 happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that our staff members have done their magic in attending to all your needs. Hope to see you back at AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa for another memorable vacation. Regards, Roshan Fernando

Bedfordshire
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed here for 7 nights from the 11th November. It took 1hr 40 mins from the airport. Be advised you need cash to change into Sri Lankan Rupees, they do not take cards, you then have to use a ATM with a limit on withdrawals and a lower exchange rate. We were shown to our booked deluxe room on...

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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 some aspects of your holiday did not meet your expectations. I have noted down all the points you have raised and will take it up with the teams concerned so that we can overcome these issues in the future. Thank you for sharing your comments - this would in deed help us...

Bentota, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Come here to eat delicious food from amassing chef Dadison Zoysa. Try the big Indian seafood plate, it`s lovely. You should also have a spicy cooking class! It`s a good stay to have a relaxed vocation. But the building is 30 years old.

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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 the recommendations made by you for other potential guests. We hope that you would visit us again to savour the delicious food. Regards, Roshan Fernando

London
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

What's good : the breakfast, the location on the beach, the beach itself - massive, pristine, empty. The staff are friendly and responsive (if not proactive) to requests What needs improving : rooms and common areas are getting a bit scruffy- needs a refresh and more effort on maintenance. Also while we stayed there was a very noisy hotel event...

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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 recent stay with us. With regard to the points to improve, I would like to share with you that we are currently undergoing a soft refurbishment where all the points raised by you would be addressed. Thank you for staying with us and I hope to see you back...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

First of all, the Avani Bentota is a very nice and beautiful hotel right on the beach. The beach is great for surfing, sunbathing, walks, strolls, picnic and so on. Fine and white sanded beach without the usual hawker's. The rooms are simple but classy . I love tge big shower and the massive mirror. The balcony got a great...

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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 regard to your recent stay with us. I am glad to note that you enjoyed staying with us and I hope to see you back at our resort during you next visit. 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
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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
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  • 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 > Bentota
Price Range: ₹ 7,664 - ₹ 25,154 (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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
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“Rooms on the top floor are called "Standard" & Rooms on the ground and 1st floor are called "Superior"”
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 of 5 bubbles harindug, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles don2jako, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms with sea views”
 of 5 bubbles 611sunseekers, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe room have sun chairs and garden access!”
 of 5 bubbles pebblyboo, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Closer to the beach will be further from the rail line.”
 of 5 bubbles jcbrookfield, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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