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Saman Villas
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Gdansk, Poland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing holidays!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

We have spent family holidays in Saman Villas, 2 weeks. We had great time as hotel is beautifully located and we have met a local guide, Charlie - from Charlie Tours travel agency. He organized for us a lot of one day trips - to Galle, Yale National Park, Kandy, Pinnawalle, rain forest and Colombo. We recommend his service as he was efficient, helpful and enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Karolina K
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myfacebook, Sales & Marketing Manager at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
We thank the reviewer for sharing their holiday experience at Saman Villas.

We are delighted to hear that the reviewer and family had a great two week stay at the hotel.

Thank you for making such favorable comments.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

We have visited Saman Villas a few times attracted by the location, the views the quiet and privacy afforded by the villas and the general ambience of the hotel and staff.
I returned in August 2011 for a weekend stay. I had the same warm efficient welcome on arrival and ever attentive but not intrusive service throughout the stay.
The villas have been refurbished I congratulate the hotel on the stylish upgrade.
The food too which was previously not a highlight has improved. The menu was certainly exciting and quality great.
I cannot wait to go back to Saman Villas for more relaxing weekends or time permitting longer . A weekend there is worth a week in other places in terms of down time for sure !

Room Tip: I have stayed in many all wonderful , push the boat out for room one if very special !
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank karen s
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myfacebook, Sales & Marketing Manager at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
We thank the reviewer for the excellent comments and are pleased to hear that our reviewer had yet another enjoyable stay at Saman Villas .

We are delighted to hear that the reviewer liked the new look and feel of the suites after its recent refurbishment. The menus too have been transformed by our new Chef and we are very pleased that the reviewer found our food to be of high quality.

Thank you for making such favorable comments and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

We enjoyed a lot our stay at the Saman Villas. It is a great hotel with high quality services.
We had a wonderfull Villa overlooking the Ocean. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Food really good and swimming pool... breathtaking ..
The gold beaches nearby are wild and it is worth to have a walk as well as a visit to the Turtle center.. around 18.30 it might be possible to help tartle puppies in reach the Ocean

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank SaraD1980
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myfacebook, Sales & Marketing Manager at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
We thank the reviewer for sharing their holiday experience at Saman Villas and the excellent comments.

We are delighted to hear the excellent comment made about our food and very especially about our staff.

Thank you for making such favorable comments
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

I recently stayed ay Saman Villas with my husband and his parents and we loved every minute of our stay. The food is all freshly prepared to order, even breakfast, the service is fantastic and I would definately recommend using the spa. We stayed in the pool villas and it was worth it to have the privacy of your own pool with fantastic views down the coast, although the main pool was pretty amazing too. The hotel is in an area with easy access to restaurants, shops and places to visit during the day (if you can manage to tear yourself away from your pool!) I would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes good food, great service and amazing views.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SalDxb
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myfacebook, Sales & Marketing Manager at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
We thank the reviewer for sharing their holiday experience at Saman Villas and the excellent comments made about the hotel.

We are delighted to hear the excellent comment made about our food and very especially about our staff.

Thank you for making such favorable comments
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

We arrived here after a 8 day tour of Sri Lanka.The welcome was outstanding and we immediately felt at home in these beautifull surroundings .Our Villa was the basic class -upstairs with a verandah overlooking the beach and gardens. We had a loung area ,bed area, separate dressing room and a beautiful bathroom fully air conditioned. The staff are warm and friendly and eager to help you.The food on the 1/2 board menu is excellent ,snacks at lunch are first class in quality and quickly served. This is a very peaceful place almost monastic in its tranquility. The infinity pool is a spectacular place to spend a relaxing afternoon. We actually did very little else apart from walks on the beach whilst we were there. The only minor comment is that perhaps a cool cocktail bar where guest could gather before or after dinner with maybe a little music would improve the ambiance.It was low season when we were there and it was less than half full and there was not much chance to interact with other guests but perhaps Saman regular customers prefer it that way .

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank steelman53
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myfacebook, Sales & Marketing Manager at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
We thank the reviewer for sharing their holiday experience at Saman Villas and the excellent comments.

We are delighted to hear the excellent comment made about our food and very especially about our staff.

Thank you for making such favorable comments
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

Some rooms may well have private pools but we didn't ned one as the beautiful infinity pool was so spectacular. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Wonderful accommodation, breathtaking scenery, fantastic food and service and the friendliest staff you could hope for. I almost wept when it was time to come home!!

Room Tip: The ground floor garden room we had was perfect.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SarahBi
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

The rooms were spacious and confortable, the hotel relaxed and luxurious, the pool phenemonal, the food was good but above all the service was first class and the staff so warm anf friendly.
It is a shame abouu the rubbish washed up by the sea at this time of the year. can't the hotels get together to clean up the beaches on a daily basis. My wife nearly stood on a light bulb !

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank roger b
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myfacebook, Sales & Marketing Manager at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 17 August 2011
We thank the reviewer for sharing their holiday experience at Saman Villas and the excellent comments.

We are delighted to hear the excellent comment made about our food and very especially about our staff.

The beach is cleaned once daily by the hotel staff every morning. We have approached and tried to convince the other hotels in the area to join us in our daily beach cleaning programme, but they have not shown any interest. Since this is the south-west monsoon season, the seas are rough and the wind is severe and therefore debris settles on the beach continuously. Based on the reviewers comments we have started cleaning the beach twice daily.

Thank you for making such favorable comments.
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Additional Information about Saman Villas

Property: Saman Villas
Address: Galle Road, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#1 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bentota
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#2 Family Hotel in Bentota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Saman Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saman Villas is laid out on a magnificent rocky headland dividing two long, surf-swept golden beaches. Close by is a sleepy fishing village but you would not know it, the only sounds are sea gulls' cries and the surf below. The resort is inspired by ancient Sri Lankan architecture. The restaurants, bars and villa suites are all angled to take full advantage of the sea shore vista either side of the headland. A terraced garden draws the eye to a dramatic infinity-edge pool. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Saman Villas Hotel Bentota
Saman Hotel Aturuwella
Saman Resort Aturuwella

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