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AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Bentota
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This was our first time at Avani. We booked 2 double rooms and stayed on Saturday night. Did not know what to expect as it was a refurbished hotel formerly known as the Serendib. We liked it very much. The hotel was very clean and had courteous staff. There are two pools very conveniently located and the beach is right outside. Rooms are quite nice. we had some hiccups with the TV. The screen said that everything will be charged, but when we called the front desk they said there will be no charge. One of the staff personally took us to Sunshine Inc .for some fun water sports. There was a cultural performance on Saturday night. Parking is a little away from the hotel, but the area is very safe. Overall, compared to some of the other hotels around, Avani is worth the money.
Ravi
Hong Kong

Room Tip: Downstair rooms allow very easy access to the pool
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

funtastic service in all areas. location pool, beach, rooms , lobby...relaxing and fresh. it was great stay for us. we enjoyed our stay a lot. staff and everyone is friendly and helpful. we will certainly be recommending to our friends.

Room Tip: rooms on the second floor are quieter
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Stayed in a ground floor deluxe room which was very large and well laid out. Ample space for two adults and two kids. Staff were very courteous and helpful particularly the staff at Chatters Bar. Try the ala carte menu at the Chatters Bar which has some good dishes. Dinner at the Breeze restaurant was not that great and could improve.

Two nice swimming pools and next two the bentota strip of wide golden beach. The free movies including some new releases in the room tv system kept the kids occupied. The chatters bar is a great place to relax and overall the hotel stay was very pleasant and recommended,



Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

In a very beautiful location right by the beach. The rooms are roomy and comfortable. The service is great, everyone is friendly. The food is also amazing. Nice variety for your selection. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Thank Shehani98
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Bentota is the one of the famous tourist area in the world,specially tourist mostly like to enjoing small areas different Enviornment, this very rare structure, therefore for we like to visit avani bentota. specially coconut trees give us beautiful shadows
so specially these days becoming a peaceful sea, moonsoon situation little by little going down, we can see again peoples are visit Bentota areas spend they holidays, normaly every things are functioning ,avani hotel ready to welcome to coming season,Hotel management prepare to give they industrious service,Specially now Bentota and Aluthgama town very peaceful situation,very convenient for visit,so do not forget Avani hotel

Room Tip: sea side mostly good
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We had a family day at Avani Bentota. 17 of us from different countries wanted time together. The resort is fabulous, it is literally on the beach, there is also a outdoor pool. The food was fantastic the buffet had so much choice it was unbelievable. We as a group had a fantastic time they even set up a table for 17. We made several requests all of which were never a problem for the friendly and extremely helpful staff.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms near the pool are great
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

My friends and I just spent a week at this great resort. The staff were friendly and helpful and even helped my daughter arrange a surprise champagne breakfast on the beach for my birthday. It was perfect! The buffet breakfast we enjoyed for the remainder of the stay was excellent with a large range to choose from. I particularly enjoyed the local hoppers. You'd be hard to please if you couldn't find something to your taste here. Although we enjoyed eating at local restaurants, we did enjoy two buffets, one lunch and the other dinner and each time there was a good range of delicious food.
The rooms were adequate, we didn't really spend much time in them. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. A pillow menu is available.
As we were there during the off season, the resort was very quiet and peaceful. The ocean is too rough and dangerous for swimming, but still beautiful and there are two large pools at the resort.
There is one area that could do with some improvement and that is bar service around the pool and also the cocktails. The cocktails definitely are not up to standard and presentation could also be more imaginative, after all it should be something special to have a fabulous looking and tasting cocktail in such a fabulous tropical destination!

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Additional Information about AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Address: Bentota, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Serendib)
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Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bentota
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Bentota
#4 Spa Hotel in Bentota
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bentota
Price Range: £76 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get away to our Bentota hotel, beach haven. Soak up colonial charm in nearby Galle. Laze by the ocean as AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa combines contemporary style with sun-filled days on the southwest coast. Spice up your appetite with local flavours. Sail gently through the mangroves for a relaxing afternoon. ... more   less 
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Serendib Hotel Bentota

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