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Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas
Ranked #21 of 62 Bentota B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We staid 5 nights and didn't regret our choise. To begin with, the location is great, only 2 minuts to the Indian Ocean. You reach it by walking on a beautiful path where tropical butterfly and flowers are waiting for you. The beach with its golden sand is really incredible, there were almost no people there and you can easily find your own place.
The owners and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was basic but clean and spacious. We didn't try the more expensive bungalows which har shown on the homepage of the guesthouse. The garden is really beautiful and trim, the place is very quiet.
The breakfast was included in the price, basic but enough to start the day. Fresh fruit every day. We enjoyed a very good Christmas dinner in the garden, otherwise we chose to eat elsewhere.
The guesthouse provides a free Tuk Tuk-service, which is comfortable if you e.g. needs to go to the village of Bentota to get money at the ATM. Unfortunately, the Tuk Tuk-driver is really really intrusive and repetitive, always trying to drive you to certain shops or activities (where he probably gets a provision). Some people may appreciate this kind of attention, we didn't. If you like your independence, pay for a own Tuk Tuk instead, it costs about 250 rupies to Bentota (5 minuts).
There are several luxury hotels in the area, Palm Beach Inn is a very good, much more cheaper and of course more charming option. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback!

We hope you visit us again soon!

All the best!

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed here three days after our arrival, and It was great welcome on Sri Lanka! We had room at canabas in beautifull tropic garden. Rooms are clean and location is just about two minutes to one of most beautifull beach I ever seen. Hotel personal is very helpfull and nice, they would to provide everythink you want (ayurveda massage, organize river safari, pick up on airport etc.) Every day we had great breakfast with many tropical fruits. We really enjoyed staying in this hotel!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you very much for your kind review!

We hope to welcome you again soon!

All the best!

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

we stayed two days in this guesthouse.
staff very friendly and try to do all they can to make your stay perfect.
clean rooms and nice breakfast. beach is very beautifull and quiet
we will come back one day!

m&m

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you very much for your kind review!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

All the best!

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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Very good value for money, the rooms are basic but very cosy and come with the all important mosquito net. One minute walk and you are at the beach which is really impressive. It was very quiet and relaxing. The lady at the resort was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. She gave us information on the local market and the best place to see turtles. Would recommend to those who are on a budget looking for somewhere quiet.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank Marrry27
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you very much for your review and encouraging feedback!

We certainly hope to welcome you again soon!

All the best!

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Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best places to stay on the west coast. Among big hotel resorts this hotel offers more private and relaxed vacations. Its very quiet and peaceful here and cabanas are very very clean. The beach is a minute away from the hotel, you can actually hear the ocean when sitting on the balcony. Food is very good and fresh and the hosts are very helpful, giving tips on how to survive in sri lanka;) The lady owner speaks very good english and provides a lot of information about their culture and country;) definately I can reccomend this place and I look forward to come back here one day;)

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

All the best!

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We got here by recommendation of our tuctuc driver. When we arrived at night we couldn't see much. But when we woke up the next day and saw the whole resort we were surprised positively. We had real good breakfast, nice service and nice neighbours. When we walked to the beach it was like paradise. Just a one minute walk through a little palm forest. The beach is clean, has nice sand, very private but still huge.
In the surrounding area there really beautiful restuarants and good food.
I can really recommend this hotel. Especially for the first days after you arrive. It is so relaxing. And the host lady has very good tips, is very helpful and speaks good english!

And for all of that the price is unbelievable.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear Sir ,

Thank you very much for sparing your time to comment . Hope you would visit our place again, when you come to Sri Lanka.
Best Regards!!!
Team
Palm Beach Inn
Bentota

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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

We coincidentally bumped in to this lovely place. It's small and quiet and that makes it the perfect getaway. Rooms are good and clean for a really fair price. Staff and owner are super nice and friendly. Breakfast in the garden with squirrels all around you and the beach is just a few steps away. Awesome place! Definitely advisable to stay here.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Anuradha P, Manager at Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

Dear Sir ,

Thank You very much for sparing your valuable time to comment . Hope you would visit our hotel again , when you come to Sri Lanka.

Best Regards!!!

Team
Palm Beach Inn
Bentota
Sri Lanka

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Additional Information about Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas

Address: 200/1 Galle Road | Bentota, Bentota, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #21 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Bentota
Price Range: £21 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Beach Inn and Sea Shells Cabanas 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by lush greenery and vegetation, Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas is situated within a 10-minute drive from the popular Lunuganga. Free Wi-Fi access is available in its public areas and parking is provided at no charge. A 50-minute drive takes guests to the well-known Galle Fort, while Colombo city and Bandaranaike International Airport are within a 2-hour drive away. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is 2 km away. Cooled with a fan or air conditioning, all rooms are simply equipped with a mosquito net, desk and a wardrobe. All rooms feature an attached bathroom offering shower facility. Surrounded by lush greenery, Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas offers a tour desk to assist with sightseeing and travel arrangements. Laundry, massage and airport shuttle service is also available on request. The in-house restaurant serves a tasty spread of Sri Lankan and Western dishes. Guests can also enjoy meals in the privacy of their rooms with room service. ... more   less 
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