We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Waterside Bentota

Save
Traveller (123)
Room & Suite (20)
Pool & Beach (11)
Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“free boat ride”(11 reviews)
“the river”(41 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
3 Star Hotel
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (155)
Filter reviews
141 results
Traveller rating
117
18
5
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
117
18
5
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfree boat ridethe riverthe sri lankan currylocal pharmacyhotel boattuk tukfruit batssmall roadthree nightsboat servicesmall hotelcooking lessonfresh seafoodmotor boatrooms are basictrip to sri lankalocal wildlife
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 141 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here in June (low season) and it was delightful. The guys treated us so well: arranging train tickets, giving us boat rides when needed and catering to our wishes for meals. We had a delicious traditional Sri Lankan breakfast when...More

Thank sallyjonathan2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a small property with 6 rooms. Rooms are well maintained, all rooms overlook the pool and the river is right there. Lovely hosts, decent food. Boat ride (available till sunset) can take you to Bentota beach in 5 mins. All in all, loved it...More

Thank Jhoomer S
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We were there with our family all are very happy about service given. room specious and clean.hot water shower to be check. Kid love the pool and garden well maintain . Helpful staff . Thank you for the service.

1  Thank dush S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We just return from Bentota Lovely Hotel The water side .we booked entire property for 2 nights and had very enjoyable time with help of Hotel Manager and his friendly staff team . Hotel facing to Bentota river and 2 km from the Galle road...More

1  Thank dushslithm2008
Response from watersidebentota14, General Manager at The Waterside BentotaResponded 29 April 2018

Greeting from Watersisde Bentota Dear Valued Guests, The pleasure was ours to welcome you to the Waterside Bentota We do appreciate your comments and thank you for giving us the opportunity to be of service to you as prestige customer. We do look forward to...More

A TripAdvisor Member
156
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

So lucky we found this place. Tucked away on the riverfront — not the ocean. The service is exceptional — very attentive. Rooms are spacious and immaculate. The vegetation and gardens are Lucius and relaxing and the pool is just long enough for laps and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
View more reviews
About
Description
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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (123)
Room & Suite (20)
Pool & Beach (11)
Dining (4)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
VDewar
11 February 2017|
Answer
Response from Claire B |
Hello Vicky, May be a little late to advise, but recommend that you visit the bentotawaterside website to make this kind of enquiry, the staff will be most happy to help you. Happy holidays.
0
Votes
Olimera
25 October 2015|
Answer
Response from Claire B |
Hello, the Bentota beach is about 5 minutes by boat - and the hotel provide a courtesy trip to the beach for guests. You can also get there by road, Tuk Tuk. The river is quite fast moving and I wouldn't personally recommend... More
0
Votes
Outrageous
13 November 2014|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bob. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding The Waterside. No where in Sri Lanka is far by Tuk tuk so no the Waterside is not far from a town. As you sit having a sundowner you watch the... More
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Rooms on ground floor are better since the pool is then walking distance away."
Read review
"All rooms nice-Upstairs reached by about 20 steps"
Read review
"All rooms have a river view"
Read review
"Best view of the river from the rooms on the first floor"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing