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The Waterside Bentota

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We are seasoned travelers and have stayed in many different style hotels around the world. The Waterside Bentota Hotel is a real jewel. We only stayed for three nights. We wish we could stay a lot longer. We had never seen such an excellent service before. All of the staff members are very helpful and attend to details and treat...

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Rustington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Spent 2 nights here and really enjoyed it. Room had lovely view over pool, bathroom could do with an upgrade. Staff were very friendly and meals were really wonderful (freshly cooked whatever you wanted (more or less)). Staff take you to Bentota by boat, and we had an interesting boat trip around the surrounding area, great mango swamps. Can get...

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4Thank Hazelmikeking
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Waterside is a very quiet small hotel overlooking the river with superb sunsets and an ideal place to recover from the often frenetic pace of live in Sri Lanka. It was really nice to have breakfasts cooked specially for you - and the evening meals were of a very high standard. Although away from the centre of town, a...

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2Thank Jimpat500
tucson
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This was the most expensive place we stayed in Sri Lanka,and on top of that they charged for bottled water. The setting was nice -- rooms overlooked a swimming pool and beyond it the river. But the moldy odor in the room didn't make it a pleasant place to hang out. Breakfast was a random affair, with servers wandering around...

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1Thank littlehillsranch
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2014

I have been with my partner to this lovely, quiet, boutique hotel by the river and had a fabulous time. This was truly a wonderful experience all the way from check in through to the service In the restaurant. The rooms were absolutely fantastic, the additional facilities such as the free boat ride to the beach, swimming pool and beautiful...

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2Thank Divina C
Montpelier, Vermont
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Hotel Bentota was lovely (the rooms light and airy) but of all of the places we stayed in Sri Lankan it was the only hotel that did not treat our driver with hospitality. For example, while we were offered juice upon arrival (a traditional way to welcome guests) he was not. I would suggest that there are probably other places...

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1Thank debfromvermont
London
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is a nice place but not on the beach. It's 5-10 minutes by boat. The staff took us to the beach and picked us up when agreed. The place itself if nice with a pool and pretty riverside view. It was quiet when we stayed so had the place to ourselves. The staff were helpful, possibly a little too...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This hotel did not live up to expectations, given it was in a nice quiet location, the staff were friendly enough but it struck us as a ship running without a rudder. There was little or no management presence and considering the number of guests totalled only 8 during our 3 night stay the service was poor. Luncheon remennants took...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I spent a very enjoyable three nights at The Waterside last week following a tour of Sri Lanka and it was the perfect place to relax and unwind before heading home. Apologies that I don't recall the name of the gentleman co-owner we chatted to but he was very welcoming and took time to have a long chat with us...

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3Thank DLeeSoulsby
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2013

A unique opportunity to experience a small but friendly set up with excellent food. It's a tranquil getaway and only a short boatride away from the big hotels and beaches. We held a wedding reception at Waterside for about 75 guests. They met our every need. The time and service given was very personal Anyone wishing a tranquil break or...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 5,437 - ₹ 9,391 (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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“All rooms have a river view”
 of 5 bubbles clairee803, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best view of the river from the rooms on the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles 192lizr, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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