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Saman Villas
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Bentota
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“Great place ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Such a beautiful place. You should be lucky enough to visit to a place like "Saman Villas". One of the best dinning and service. Such a lovely place to enjoy the Seabreeze and nature at it's best! Don't know what else I should write to describe about this place. Truly it's a wonderful place.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Me and my mom had a absolutly wonderful stay at saman villas.we found everything to be first class.The villa was beautiful and spacious with stunning sea view ,the grounds were beautiful and heavenly to walk round and the pool and beach were the perfect place for lots of relaxation.it,s an awesome sea facing resort away from the bustle of city.amazing property situated on a cliff top with awesome views of the sea.we were on half board.the breakfast and dinner was amazing.the beach did not look inviting but the pool certainly did.housekeeping were excellent.The last night at dinner time we surprised with hand made chocolate box compliments from the staff and management.A nice touch.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

By far one of the best places I have stayed and highly recommend! Having been to Sri Lanka a total of 4 times now I am so glad I chose to stay at Saman Villas this particular trip. I stayed at Saman Villas for only 3 days, but wish it was longer. I travelled during August and the weather was perfect with no rain and blue skies.
While it is just off the one of the main roads to Galle, once you are through the main gates it is completely private, secluded and quiet, with no other hotels or resorts to be seen. As soon as we pulled in staff greeted us with juice and and took us straight to our room and showed us around.
Our room was very spacious and clean, could not fault a thing. The main room and bedroom overlooks the ocean and the bathroom was an open air bathroom, which was amazing (and totally private).
With our own front porch we were able to have lunch served at our room each day (if we chose) and staff would set up our table like dining at a restaurant. The menu had many choices to choose from from traditional Sri Lankan to Italian and American style foods.
Breakfast was served daily in the main area overlooking the pool and was again, by far, one of the best breakfasts. You could ask for anything you felt like and they would make it for you.
If you have the chance to upgrade to to the Grand Deluxe Suit with Pool, I recommend. The room is very private and slightly away from others with your own fully private pool area that opens up from the bedroom. high walls ensure no one can see in and the end opens up to overlook the ocean.
Every time we left the room for breakfast or dinner staff would make our bed, turn down blankets and/or tidy up. I really liked that as wet towels from swimming were always replaced.
Overall, staff were very polite and were willing to help you with anything. Rooms were big, clean and well appointed. Private pool areas make for a very romantic stay and the whole resort is well maintained with excellent ocean views.
I cant wait to go back!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Saman Villas set a new benchmark in terms of accommodation for my wife and I. We stayed for 4 nights in April and had a wonderful stay. Our room was enormous with a living area, balcony overlooking the beach, a dressing room and an outdoor (but sheltered) bathroom with shower and bath.

The room was fully air conditioned with a surround sound music system. It was the perfect place to chill out and relax and when we wanted to escape the heat. Each day we had breakfast served on our balcony - a huge range of high quality foods, a mix of Sri Lankan and western breakfasts.

The restaurant has a large range of options, which was a good thing given we were there for a long period. I had quite a few good meals of Kotthu Roti whilst in Sri Lanka, but the one served in the restaurant here was the best.

The infinity pool at Saman Villas is outstanding. A fantastic view awaits overlooking the ocean. With only a handful of rooms at Saman, you'll never have too many people in the pool.

Around the property keep your eye out for lots of wildlife - squirrels, water monitors and a range of lizards. Wandering further out of the property onto the beach you might be lucky enough to see some turtles as well.

My wife and I were very reluctant to leave Saman, but we do try and stay at a few different places on our trips. Sri Lanka is certainly on our return visit list, and Saman Villas is certainly at the top of the accommodation list.

Room Tip: We stayed in an upper level room. This gave us a little more height with the view and allowed for a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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bexleyheath
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Prob the best pool in bentota. Staff brilliant. Hotel tired and in need of refurbishment. Room service slack as they do not return for the dirty dishes etc unless you call them. Tried to order a bottle of wine at 11:15 pm to be told the bar was shut so no wine. Use the mini bar. What???? As I say five star prices in my opinion 3.5 star hotel

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Himaj J, General Manager - Marketing & Operations at Saman Villas, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We thank the reviewer for their recent stay at Saman Villas and commending our staff and pool.

The concept of the hotel is derived from ancient Sri Lankan temple architecture complemented with classical furniture and décor in keeping to a timeless design and concept. The concept is by no means modern or trendy, but the hotel offers all modern comforts to a traveler seeking for ultimate relaxation. In suite comforts range from whisper quite air conditioning, Slumberland bedding to Yamaha surround sound home theater systems and much more. Reviewers in the past have not interpreted the design and concept as been tired, but rather appreciated its unique design and concept.

Upon delivering room service orders the steward always checks a preferred time for clearance. In addition we also place a clearance card. We have not had issues relating to clearance of room service orders in the past. We are unable to verify the comments made by the reviewer in this regard.

By law we are required to close our bar facility by 11.00pm and information in this regard in placed in all suites. We regret that we were unable to accommodate the reviewer’s request.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Perfectly placed at the top of a small hill between two beaches, very charming and clean bangalows, beautiful pool and lots of privacy if this is what you are looking for. Great food and very good service. Wish to go back any time again!

Room Tip: If you go with a family or more than 2 people choose the bangalows number 11 + 12!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived at Saman Villas on our first day of our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and we were happy with our choice from the start. We had the standard suite (room 2) but to label it 'standard' isn't fair because it was far from it. We had fantastic views of the beach and ocean (which I woke up to every morning), a part-open bathroom, a lovely big bed and we were just steps from the sand. Our room was situated at the end of the row so it was quite (except for birds and squirrel/chipmunk animals) and set away from the restaurant and pool, which we didn't mind. Included in our honeymoon package was sparkling wine and fruit on arrival, a couples massage and an in room breakfast.

The setting of Saman Villas is beautiful and we never got bored of the views from around the pool - we walked the length of both beaches set north and south of the hotel each day before breakfast, and although the beaches aren't pristine (there are bits of rubbish), they are quiet and safe.

The food in the restaurant was beautiful and plentiful, and although we intended to try some of the local restaurants outside of the hotel, we didn't because we loved the food and service offered at Saman Villas. The waiting staff were always pleasant, helpful and very attentive. We even had a candle lit dinner on the swimming pool pavilion, which was lovely and made us feel very special - we were also presented with a honeymoon cake form the chef. And 'Silva' behind the bar made us one of his award-winning cocktails, which we went back to try a few times.

All staff at Saman villas were friendly and we loved the fact they everyone says hello to you. The facilities were great - the spa in particular was very nice - and after 10 nights we didn't want to leave.

We felt we had been pleasantly spoiled on honeymoon at Saman Villas and we would definitely love to come back one day - I'd go back tomorrow if I could!

Other plus points:
Quiet and effective air con
Media system and surround sound
Electric blinds
24-hour room service
House keeping twice a day

Room Tip: Room 2 didn't have a pool but it was very private, quiet and we looked out to the beach and over...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Bentota
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#1 Spa 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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Saman Villas Hotel Bentota
Saman Hotel Aturuwella
Saman Resort Aturuwella

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